RD Recap: Lee Glendinning Named Editor of Guardian US; Layoffs at Dow Jones

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe Guardian installs Lee Glendinning as editor of Guardian US. She had been deputy editor there. “Lee was an integral part of the success of Guardian Australia from the beginning, and has had a similarly dramatic impact on Guardian US, bringing excellent news judgment, digital flair and personal tenacity as well as strong management skills,” Guardian editor in chief Katharine Viner, who had been Glendinning’s direct boss in America, said in an announcement. The move comes on the first official day of Viner’s new role. She took over for Alan Rusbridger, who left after two decades at the top of the paper. Expect more changes in the near future…

David Freedlander leaves The Daily Beast after two and a half years as senior political correspondent… Albert Cheng moves to Amazon, where he’ll be COO of Amazon Studios. He previously served as chief digital executive at ABC… CNN hires former Obama senior adviser for communications and strategy Dan Pfeiffer as contributor. He’s a replacement for former Obama aide Jay Carney, who left the network just six months after he joined… Dow Jones parts ways with more than 40 staffers, bringing the 2015 total up to over 90 people that were represented by the Independent Association of Young Publishers’ Employees. A company spokesperson says 126 members of the IAPE have been hired or transferred into the operation… Read More