Morning Media Mix

Illustration by Lauren Payne.

Illustration by Lauren Payne.

Big move: Bill Keller, an opinion columnist and a former executive editor of the Times, is leaving the paper to take over a new non-profit journalism start-up, the Marshall Project, which will focus on criminal justice in America. (The New York Times)

The Intercept, the debut digital publication of Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, is up and running. (The Intercept)

The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s daily newspaper, regrets endorsing Chris Christie: “[W]e’ve had a front-row view of what a creep he can be.” (Poynter)

MSNBC contributor Michael Smerconish is heading to CNN to host a weekly Saturday morning show. (Huffington Post)

A behind-the-scenes look at how Michael Sam’s PR team decided how he would come out. (Outsports)