RD Recap: Max Read Gets NY Mag Pop-Up Blog; Changes at National Journal

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Max Read returns to the New York media fold. The former Gawker.com editor in chief, who quit the blog in July while standing up for editorial freedom, will edit a New York magazine pop-up blog about Internet culture. Kyle Chayka joins the effort, which runs between Nov. 2 and Dec. 19. “This site will take a close look at the new ways in which people live and express themselves on the internet, and will use a variety of formats—reporting, profiles, curation, humor, recommendations and photography,” a New York magazine spokeswoman told Politico. Additionally, Leah Finnegan, another former Gawker staffer, will spend three months at Cosmopolitan.com working as interim executive editor while Lori Fradkin is on maternity leave…

The National Journal plans to cut staff by 25 percent. The publication will go through a restructuring that will turn it into a subscription-only service. Meanwhile, The Atlantic creates a Washington bureau and will take in some departing NJ staffers. Reuters bulks up its team in our nation’s capital, hiring 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist Jonathan Landay for the national security beat and The Detroit News Washington bureau chief David Shepardson to work regulatory policy, focusing on technology and telecommunications…The Oxford American snags Eliza Borné as editor. She joined the publication in 2006 when she worked as an intern, returned as associate editor in 2013 and took over as interim editor over the summer… The City Room blog is no more. With that, an era endsRead More