Morning Media Newsfeed: Vox Media Staffs Up | NYT May Print Woody Reply | CNN Latino Shut Down

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Washington Post‘s Brad Plumer, Sarah Kliff, Max Fisher Joining Ezra Klein’s Vox Venture (HuffPost)
The Washington Post‘s Brad Plumer and Sarah Kliff are joining Ezra Klein’s new venture to be launched with Vox Media, according to newsroom sources familiar with the plans. Plumer covers environmental policy issues for the Post‘s Wonkblog, which was run by Klein until his departure last month. Kliff reports on health care policy. Klein, Plumer and Kliff declined to comment, as did a Post spokeswoman. FishbowlDC Kliff made the announcement via Twitter: “So some news! I’m leaving the Washington Post to join Vox Media.” Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Nearly two weeks after Klein’s departure, the Post has yet to name a replacement editor for its Wonkblog page — a delay that casts doubt on the blog’s viability in the post-Klein era. It’s an unenviable position. Whoever the Post selects — provided they do select someone — will have to follow in Klein’s footsteps and compete with his new venture at Vox Media. Because Klein has taken the majority of the Wonkblog team with him, the new editor will inherit almost none of the existing staff. Washington City Paper / City Desk Editors say they will be looking for replacements for Plumer and Kliff “very soon.” Adam Taylor, who the Post hired last week from Business Insider, will be taking over for Fisher. Top editor Marty Baron said last week that the paper would be hiring as it increases its blogging and expands its magazine. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Klein’s total editorial staff is now 11.

New York Times May Publish Response From Woody Allen on Dylan Farrow’s Accusations (NYT / Public Editor’s Journal)
Woody Allen has asked for, and may get, a chance to respond — in an op-ed piece in the Times — to a recent column and blog by Nicholas Kristof in which the filmmaker’s adopted daughter detailed her memories of his sexually abusing her. “They asked and we said, ‘Yes, send it in,’” Andrew Rosenthal, the Times’ editorial page editor, told me Wednesday by phone. It’s not certain that the Times will publish the piece. “It comes down to the editing process,” he said, something that all op-ed pieces are subject to. FishbowlNY If Allen does indeed send in a reply, the Times is going to publish it. This has been too big of a story for the paper. There’s zero chance it ignores a way to keep things going, despite the difficult subject matter. Slate / The Slatest Such a response would be a little unusual for the Times — the Grey Lady doesn’t usually run direct responses as a full op-ed — but given the story, making an exception to a soft rule seems like a no-brainer.

CNN Shuts Down CNN Latino (Media Moves)
Apparently, not everything was possible for CNN Latino. The eight-hour news and entertainment service block that was syndicated in several stations around the country will soon be history — barely one year since its launch Jan. 28, 2013. CNN Latino will cease operations later this month. A CNN en Español spokesperson would not give a specific date. “CNN Latino staff will be impacted, but CNNE staff personnel will not,” confirms Isabel Bucarám, CNNE’s spokesperson. TVNewser “CNN Latino was a bold effort to continue CNN’s commitment to the U.S. Hispanic marketplace. Unfortunately, despite the great efforts of many talented people, CNN Latino was not able to fulfill our business expectations and we are discontinuing the programming this month,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. Miami Herald In South Florida, CNN Latino provided programming to local stations, Canal 12 — WDFL. The channel will continue to broadcast its own programs independently without the block of eight hours per day that CNN Latino provided.