Betsy Rothstein, the feisty editor with an acid pen, is leaving FishbowlDC, Mediabistro’s Beltway-based media gossip blog. Read More
Rick Stengel, the managing editor of Time, is leaving to go to The U.S. State Department, Politico/Capital reports.
Mr. Stengel, who has helmed the newsweekly since 2006, is expected to be named under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. Time‘s deputy managing editor Nancy Gibbs is expected to fill Mr. Stengel’s position at the magazine. Read More
National Public Radio CEO and president Gary Knell is leaving for National Geographic Society, where he will hold the same titles. Mr. Knell, who started at NPR less than two years ago, announced his departure today in an email to staff that was posted on NPR’s blog.
“I will be leaving NPR after my term ends in late fall to join the National Geographic Society as its President and CEO,” Mr. Knell wrote. I was approached by the organization recently and offered an opportunity that, after discussions with my family, I could not turn down.” Read More
New York Times Magazine writer Andrew Goldman responded to a tweet from novelist Jennifer Weiner, setting off a massive Twitter debate about how to respond appropriately to critics. We’ve reassembled the Twitter conversation below… Read More
Jann Wenner has fired Rolling Stone publisher Matt Mastrangelo, Ad Week reports. Mr. Mastrangelo had been in the position since 2010, when he was moved over from the same role at Wenner Media-owned Men’s Journal. All in all, Mr. Mastrangelo had been at Wenner Media for 12 years.
“It is what it is,” Mr. Mastrangelo diplomatically told Ad Week. ”It’s the right of the owner to make those decisions, and I can’t dwell on it. I’ve been here 12 years. I’ve learned a lot on the digital side and branded content side.” Read More
The Huffington Post’s executive editor, Tim O’Brien, is leaving the site to work on his next book, Capital NY reports. Arianna Huffington announced the departure in a staff email this morning.
Mr. O’Brien, who has a five-book contract with Random House for a series of historical thrillers about the Lincoln assassination, oversaw the creation of Huffington., the site’s iPad magazine that launched last year but didn’t build up a subscription base and helped build up HuffPo’s original reporting arm. Before going over HuffPost in early 2011, Mr. O’Brien was the Sunday Business section editor at The New York Times. Read More
In The Observer‘s 2011 profile of Nick Cannon, his fellow America’s Got Talent personality Sharon Osbourne told us: “He doesn’t sleep… You see him taking 20-minute naps between takes.” She added that Mr. Cannon has also been eager to restart his music career. “We talk about it a lot. Nick wants to do everything.”
Mr. Read More
Ed Park was hired to acquire fiction titles for Amazon’s new New York publishing house in September, but it was not clear if his new job meant his days as an editor at The Believer, the magazine he helped found, were over. Well, it turns out they are. Read More
New York Times media columnist David Carr says Men’s Journal editor Brad Wieners was fired by Wenner Media chairman Jann Wenner on Friday. Wieners became editor of Men’s Journal in 2005.
Carr posted about the alleged ouster on his Twitter page.
“Jann Wenner, who uses and discards editors like paper plates, Read More