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Top Editors Abruptly Leave Village Voice

Village Voice

Will Bourne, who became editor in chief of The Village Voice in November, and Jessica Lustig, the deputy editor since January, are leaving the weekly publication. They met with the staff at 11 a.m. on Thursday and said that Christine Brennan, executive editor of Voice Media Group, had instructed them to lay off or drastically reduce the roles of five employees on the 20-person staff. Rather than carry out the cuts, they resigned and left immediately.


Media Decoder: New Editor for a Shrinking Washington Post

Marcus Brauchli, hired in 2008 after working at The Wall Street Journal, is stepping down as editor and will be replaced by Martin Baron of The Boston Globe.


USA Today Picks New Editor

USA Today named David Callaway, who had been the top editor at MarketWatch since 2000, as its new editor. At the paper, he rejoins Larry Kramer, founder of MarketWatch, who in May was named publisher of USA Today.


N.Y. Times to Get First Female Executive Editor

N.Y. Times to Get First Female Executive Editor

The executive editor of The New York Times is stepping down after eight years on the job. The Times announced Thursday that Bill Keller is leaving the post to return to writing. He will be replaced by Jill Abramson, formerly one of his top deputies.


Academic: Jane Austen had helping hand from editor

She's renowned for her precise, exquisite prose, but new research shows Jane Austen was a poor speller and erratic grammarian who got a big helping hand from her editor.


Pay-for-Chat Plan Falls Flat at Washington Post

Pay-for-Chat Plan Falls Flat at Washington Post

A plan to bring editors and lobbyists to the publisher’s home brought a critical reaction from the newsroom.


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