Revolving Door: Le HuffPo, NY Times’ Abramson to Debut at Davos, NBC Publishing eBooks, and More

NY Times' Jill Abramson

Le Huffington Post made its debut on Monday in France with Anne Sinclair as editorial director. Sinclair, a former TV anchor, is the wife of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, aka DSK. At the press conference Sinclair reassured the audience that there would be no conflicts of interest between her new role and her private life. (via New York Times)

ABC News’ partnership with Yahoo! has spawned two new Web shows about politics that launched this week. The shows are extensions of long-running blogs from George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper. George’s Bottom Line debuted on Monday and Political Punch with Jake Tapper appeared on Tuesday. (via TVNewser)

NBC News established a new eBook imprint called NBC Publishing. The unit will release enhanced eBooks with videos inside, and the launch follows the media company’s success in the eBook business. (via GalleyCat)

Jill Abramson, executive editor at The New York Times, will make her grand entrance at the Davos World Economic Forum this week. She will be joined by NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger, who is hosting a dinner on Abramson’s behalf. She will also lead a panel of women leaders in a discussion. (via Capital New York)

Newt Gingrich is continuing his attacks on the media. Last week Gingrich critiqued CNN for questioning him about his second marriage at the start of the South Carolina debate. After the Florida debate this week Gingrich complained that NBC did not allow the audience to clap, saying “Media doesn’t control free speech.” (via FishbowlDC)

Diane Sawyer was criticized by James Spann, chief meteorologist at Birmingham ABC-affiliate WBMA, for her report on the Alabama tornadoes on Monday evening’s World News. Spann took issue with Sawyer’s claim that there was no tornado warning, saying “This event was forecast days in advance.” (via TV Spy)

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Jesse Wegman has been named senior editor at Newsweek. He had been editor of New York legal news at Reuters. (FishbowlNY)

Ronald Grover has been named Los Angeles bureau chief at Reuters. He had been media reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek. (FishbowlLA)

Susan Spencer has been named editor-in-chief at Woman’s Day. She had been executive editor at All You. (FishbowlNY)

Heather Frank has been named editor-in-chief at USA Weekend. She had been VP of consumer media at USA Today. (mb)

Sarah Crosland has been named senior editor at DC. She had been associate editor at Charlotte. (FishbowlDC)

Raju Narisetti has been named managing editor at The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and deputy managing editor at Wall Street Journal. He had been managing editor at Washington Post. (FishbowlNY)

Doree Shafrir has been named executive editor at BuzzFeed. She had been senior editor at

Kevin Delaney has been named editor-in-chief at Atlantic Media Company. He had been managing editor at (FishbowlNY)

Russ Stanton has been named vice president of content at public radio station KPCC . He had been editor at L.A. Times. (FishbowlLA)

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