RD Recap: Penthouse Ends Print Run; Phil Kadner Ends Column

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Penthouse goes digital. The decision is the second big shakeup in the print porn business, with Playboy removing nudes from its pages a few months ago. “This will be a new way for its readers to experience the world’s best adult magazine,” said the company in a statement. “Reimagined for the preferred consumption of content today by consumers, the digital version of Penthouse Magazine will combine and convert everything readers know and love about the print magazine experience to the power of a digital experience.” That all may be true, but will anyone click through? Perhaps. As a result of the move, the publication closes its New York office and lays off a handful of staffers in the process…

The Washington Examiner snaps up Joel Gehrke as a political reporter focusing on Congress and the Hill. He had been in a similar position at National Review Online. This is a return to the Examiner for Gehrke, who wrote commentary there between 2011 and 2014. “The Washington Examiner gave me my start in journalism. It’s a pleasure to be back working with such an excellent group of reporters, not to mention good friends,” Gehrke, who also interned at the Examiner, told FishbowlDC… Phil Kadner writes his last column for the Chicago Tribune’s Daily Southtown section, closing out with this: “I did my best. No matter what life may bring in the future, I will always be a newspaperman.”… The Dallas Morning News ends FD, its monthly fashion and culture supplement. Six staffers are out of their jobs as a result… Read More

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