Revolving Door: Kindle Fire, The Root, Andy Rooney, and More

A slew of magazine publishers have signed on to Amazon’s new Kindle Fire device. Among the magazines that will appear on the tablet/”service” are Elle, Cosmopolitan, and GQ. Time Inc. still hasn’t signed on. The relationship between magazine publishers and Amazon could be as fraught as the one with Apple, GigaOm reports. But at $199, the Kindle Fire could set fire to tablet sales and consumption, Ad Age says. Kindle Fire will ship November 15.

ComScore has ranked The Washington Post‘s site The Root tops for African-American news for the past four months. The site has an average of 1.7 million unique monthly visitors and 13.5 million page views per month, according to The Root’s press release.

TVNewser first reported on the end of Andy Rooney’s regular 60 Minutes appearances a couple of days ago. CBS is now offering a “best of” page with a dozen entries from his 40 years with the network.

News Corp. investors want to see James Murdoch dropped from the company’s board. In other News Corp. news, “The Daily,” the company’s much-ballyhooed iPad-only publication is pulling in less than a quarter of the 500,000 readers Murdoch said it would have.

Lisa Belkin, a longtime New York Times writer, is heading to the Huffington Post. Belkin covered parenting issues, and wrote for the magazine and the Motherlode blog. Tim O’Brien, Peter Goodman, and Tom Zeller have also left for HuffPo recently.

Click through for more shifts in and around the media world.

Geraldine Fabrikant and Bethany McLean has been named opinion columnist at Reuters. She had been media reporter at The New York Times. (FishbowlNY)

Lolita Lopez has been named general assignment reporter at NBC4-TV in Los Angeles. She had been general assignment reporter and weekend sports anchor at WPIX-TV in New York. (FishbowlLA)

Marianne Magno has been named associate Web editor at Fitness. She had been assistant Web editor there. (mb)

Serena Renner has been named assistant editor at Afar. She had been associate editor at Diablo. (mb)

Kristin Donnelly has been named senior editor at Food & Wine. She had been associate editor there. (release)

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Publish date: September 29, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT