Revolving Door: MSNBC, Salon, and More from the News Corp Hacking Scandal

MSNBC’s top spokesperson Jeremy Gaines is heading to the Gannett Company to lead the corporate comms division as VP, effective May 21. Gannett owns USA Today, a number of broadcast stations, and tons of other media properties. NBC News’ lead spokesperson Lauren Kapp is heading to The Huffington Post as of April 30. NBC has not announced replacements for either position. [via]

Speaking of USA Today, two of the papers journalists say they’ve become the target of a “smear campaign” after reporting on “government propaganda contractors.” We tweeted the PRSA response; here it is as well. [via]

Salon has a new look. Thoughts? Separately, the site’s press release for the redesign says the number of monthly unique visitors has grown 30 percent to 7.7 million since 2011. [via]

The News Corp hacking scandal continues to unfold with new admissions that Sky News gave reporters authorization for email hacking on two occasions. Now the U.K.’s communications regulator is looking into it. [via, h/t @MuckRack]

The New York Times’ David Carr reports on broadcast media’s issues with putting corrections on-air. [h/t TVNewser]

Rich Ross is no longer Disney’s chairman following the John Carter belly flop. [via]

The coroner has determined that Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure and hardening arteries. [via]

More media moves:

Neal Mann has been named social media editor at Wall Street Journal. He had been producer at Sky News. (FishbowlNY)

Kate Palmer has been named national editor at The Huffington Post. She had been managing editor at The Onion. (mb)

Joe DeStio has been named anchor and reporter at KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh. He had been anchor and reporter at ESPN Radio. (mb)

Lisa Chavarria has been named general assignment reporter at WFLD-TV in Chicago. She had been reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston. (TVSpy)

Nicole Vecchiarelli has been named co-editor-in-chief at Du Jour. She had been senior editor at InStyle. (FishbowlNY)

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