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Ramin Setoodeh, alumnus of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will join Variety as New York film editor. “Ramin’s smarts, experience and drive make him a

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)
(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Ramin Setoodeh, alumnus of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will join Variety as New York film editor. “Ramin’s smarts, experience and drive make him a perfect fit for the new Variety and our aggressive coverage of evolving Hollywood for our revitalized website and weekly magazine,” said Claudia Eller, editor-and-chief of film and Mr. Setoodeh’s supervisor-to-be, “He’s a great addition to our already awesome team.” (Variety)

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Time, Inc. is reportedly gearing up to purchase the five magazines currently owned by the American Express Publishing Magazine Group, including Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine. They’re expected to sell for less than $100 million. (The New York Post) 

After its purchase by POLITICO publisher Robert AllbrittonCapital New York plans to hire about 24 editors and reporters in the next 30 to 45 days. (The New York Post)

Can one man—Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission, to be exact—save AM radio before it’s “lost in the static” for good? (The New York Times)

Tempers are flaring in response to the Wisconsin State Journal’s pretty tasteless decision to run a local golf course’s “18 holes for $9.11” ad—a promotion apparently meant to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. (Jim Romenesko)

Morning Media Mix