RD Recap: New Hires at BuzzFeed; Caroline Fairchild Joins LinkedIn

The latest media hiring and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe MSNBC shake-up continues with Michael Weisman jumping to the top of “Morning Joe.” The new head made his name working on live sport broadcasts, including the Olympics, the World Series and the Super Bowl, and owns 24 Emmys. Weisman’s next challenge: bring “Joe” back to the top of the morning cable ratings after falling behind CNN’s “New Day,” which it has trailed in the crucial 25-54 demo for more than half a year. Current executive producer Alex Korson will remain in the role, although for how long remains to be seen. Expect more changes to come at MSNBC…

Mat Honan snaps up three staffers for the BuzzFeed Silicon Valley bureau he heads, poaching Re/code deputy managing editor John Paczkowski, New York Times Dealbook reporter William Alden and Caroline O’Donovan from Neiman Journalism Lab. Additionally, Nicole Nguyen joins the San Francisco office, but she’ll be on the BuzzFeed Life team… The LinkedIn editorial expansion keeps going, with Caroline Fairchild joining as new economy editor, leaving Fortune. “At LinkedIn, I’ll have an opportunity to become a key architect of the future of business journalism. While I may be unsure what that future looks like, I look forward to playing an active role in creating it,” she wrote in an announcement.”… Read More