Disclosure: The author of this post was previously employed by Salon.com.
Salon.com — never, ever to be confused with Slate.com — has brought back former editor in chief/founding father David Talbot as CEO of the online magazine. But in case you think the staff was just feeling nostalgic, Mr. Talbot wasted no time in trumpeting his arrival with news of a complete relaunch of the website as a multimedia platform. The redesign even gets a fancy new name: “American Spring.” Let Salon’s new CEO tell you all about it:
Fancy New JobsMoves
In celebration of a newly reinvigorated media job market, the Media Mob has an occasional series of interviews with people about to jump into an exciting new gig.
Jim Newell is replacing Alex Pareene, again. Mr. Newell has been hired as Gawker’s politics editor, taking over for Mr. Pareene, who left Read More
Dan Abrams wants in on the media blogging and aggregation business.
For the past several months, Mr. Abrams—the chief legal analyst for NBC News and head of the nascent media strategy firm Abrams Research—has been meeting with various New York-based media reporters, editors, and bloggers about the potential editorial venture.
To date, nobody has signed Read More
"I feel a little tired and burnt out," said Alex Pareene, a Gawker editor, this morning.
Mr. Pareene is going part-time for Gawker, which means he’ll be working a few days out of the week for the Web site and the rest of the time working on "other projects," he sad.
Last week, Read More
And starting this week, Gawker writers will have to start weekends.
Gawker.com‘s managing editor Gabriel Snyder wrote in a note to his staff that each writer would be required to edit the Web site on Saturdays and Sundays , on a rotational basis. "This person will be responsible for posting beginning at 10am and Read More
On Friday, Nov. 30, readers of an item on Gawker.com which was nominally about author and editor Keith Gessen were told that the Web site’s managing editor, Choire Sicha, and editor Emily Gould were quitting.
On Monday, Dec. 3, nightlife editor Josh Stein told The Media Mob, he’ll do the same.
“The reasons I’m quitting Read More
Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live, is a big fan of YouTube.
“I think that YouTube is great, because if you do something like ‘Dick in a Box,’ someone in Pakistan can see it,” said Mr. Michaels in a phone interview.
He was referring to the now-ubiquitous skit by SNL Read More