Revolving Door: Murdoch’s Successor, ‘Times’ Testing, and a ‘WaPo’ Partnership

Rupert Murdoch sat in on News Corp.’s earnings call the other day and, according to Reuters (h/t FishbowlNY), he said he had “full confidence” in Chase Carey — rather than son James — to take the reigns should the need arise.

Also this week, The New York Times launched Beta620, a testing site for digital offerings from Times developers. Oooh… There’s a crossword app on there now.

And former Engadget EIC Joshua Topolsky will write an exclusive weekly column for The Washington Post as part of a partnership between The Verge, an upcoming tech news site where Topolsky is now EIC, and the Post. Other reporters will also contribute tech stories to the newspaper.

After the jump, we have more of the latest media news and moves.

Deborah L. Jacobs has been named senior editor at Forbes. She had been a financial journalist and author. (release)

Megan Barnett has been named managing editor at She had been deputy managing editor there. (FishbowlNY)

Abbe Wright has been named assistant editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. She had been assistant to the creative director there. (mb)

Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester has been named senior style editor at She had been senior editor at (mb)

Sam Milner has been named senior market editor at W. He had been accessories editor at Vanity Fair. (FishbowlNY)

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