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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Profile of Politico's founding CEO and new Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan  —  Post names Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as new publisher  —  Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part …
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Katharine Weymouth announces plans to step down as publisher, Fred Ryan selected as successor  —  In a note to her Washington Post colleagues of 17 years, Katharine Weymouth today announced the transition to a new Publisher and CEO.  She said, “The greatest honor of my life has been serving …
Jim Romenesko:
Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth's farewell memo to staff  —  ‘The Post will be in excellent hands,’ says departing publisher Katharine Weymouth  —  Washington Post publisher's farewell note to staff:  —  From: Weymouth, Katharine  —  Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:00 AM
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Bloomberg Politics Hires Slate's Dave Weigel As New Venture Prepares For Launch  —  NEW YORK — Bloomberg has hired Dave Weigel, a senior political reporter at Slate, for its new politics venture, which is being helmed by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.  —  The forthcoming Bloomberg Politics brand …
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David Weigel / Slate:NEW!
Why I'm Leaving Slate for Bloomberg Politics  —  This blog does not believe in lede-burying, so here you go: On Sept. 19 I'll be leaving Slate to work for Bloomberg Politics.  I'll be covering exactly what I cover now, but at a different address.  Slate's politics and policy coverage will fall …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Mental Floss finds success in video with “The List Show” using star power of John Green  —  Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video  —  For decades, magazine editors often relied on a handful of maxims to attract readers: Young is better than old.  Pretty is better than ugly.
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
A look inside NYT Obituaries department with 1700 pre-written obits of famous figures on file  —  Obituaries for the Pre-Dead  —  If you can read this, then you are almost certainly pre-dead.  —  For my colleagues and me, the world cleaves, portmanteau-style, into two neat compartments: the dead and the pre-dead.
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Chris Buckley / New York Times:
Hong Kong Newspaper Drops Democracy Advocate's Column  —  HONG KONG — A Hong Kong hedge fund manager who has rallied support from bankers and brokers for the city's pro-democracy movement said Tuesday that a leading business newspaper had dropped his long-running column.
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts  —  Ten years.  That's how far away in the past the Google IPO lies.  Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media.  Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  —  The asymmetry is staggering.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:NEW!
Video released purportedly showing beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS  —  ISIS Reportedly Beheads A Second American Journalist  —  The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq has reportedly released a video showing the beheading of Steven Joel Sotloff, a U.S. journalist being held by the group.
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Emily Bell / Guardian:
We cant let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values  —  Accountability must become part of Silicon Valley's culture and we can't leave editorial processes down to algorithms  —  Several years ago, Vint Cerf visited the Guardian in his capacity as Google's …
 
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GE Considers Native Ad Success Online And Off  —  Coming from the agency world three years ago, Alexa Christon brought creative rather than media experience to her evolving role at GE, where she is now head of media innovation.
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