Revolving Door: Newspapers Down, Magazines Up; Changes at ABC; and More

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A new report from the USC Annenberg Center says that most newspapers will be gone in five years. But 239 magazines launched this year, up nearly a quarter from 2010.

Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC’s weekly news program This Week, though she is sticking around to contribute six ABC primetime specials per year, make ABC News appearances, and is launching a show on CNN International. George Stephanopoulos will be heading back to This Week, though many wanted to see Jake Tapper fill the job. For now, he’s just the substitute.

NBC is launching in 2012. Broadcasting & Cable says it’s the first broadcast network to launch a site that specifically targets Hispanics. launched in November. And NBC previously launched, targeting Black audiences.

The NFL deals with Fox, NBC, and CBS will include more content across more platforms.

It was revealed this week that James Murdoch received an email indicating widespread hacking by News of the World reporters back in 2008, seeming to contradict Murdoch’s statements about when he learned of the activity. But he says he didn’t read the whole email chain. Really? [via The Guardian]

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Catherine Romano has been named senior executive editor at Glamour. She had been executive editor at US Weekly. (FishbowlNY)

Martin Gottlieb has been named editor-in-chief at The Record. He had been global editions editor at The New York Times. (FishbowlNY)

Frank Ohlhorst has been named senior technology writer at eWeek. He had been contributing editor at TechTarget. (mb)

KJ Dell’Antonia has been named writer of Motherlode blog at The New York Times. She had been regular contributor to DoubleX at Slate. (FishbowlNY)

Ben Smith has been named editor-in-chief at Buzzfeed. He will continue as columnist at Politico. (FBDC)

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