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Media Moves: The Scoop in Journalism


by Savannah Duncan

As former journalists, we still love to get —and share— the latest newsroom scoop. In Media Moves, we highlight the latest happenings in journalism and media.

Kim Severson of The New York Times.

#1 New York, New York: The New York Times has hired Richard Fausset as its new Atlanta bureau chief. Kim Severson, previous Atlanta bureau chief, will become a correspondent covering food.

#2 For Sale: William Curtis has put up Robb Report, an ultra-luxury magazine covering fashion, real estate, automobiles, travel and more, for sale. Berkery Noyes has reportedly been hired to handle the sale. Curtis has owned the publication since 2002.

#3 What Does the Fox Say?: Newsmax Media is launching a conservative news channel targeting baby boomers this month on DirecTV. The channel will compete with Fox News, and will provide a full range of programming and lifestyle content including health, finance and well-being.

#4 Show Me The Money: NBC has expanded Matt Lauer’s contract on the “Today” show for several more years. Though never officially announced, his salary is reportedly between $20 million and $25 million.

#5 It’s About Time: Time Inc. has completed its spinoff, carrying $1.3 billion in debt. The company, which includes Time, People and Sports Illustrated in addition to other titles, started trading publicly on Monday as TIME.