RD Recap: Turmoil at NY Daily News; New Hires at Time

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving DoorThe New York Daily News cuts a huge chunk of institutional knowledge as it attempts to get close to profitability. The biggest name is columnist Mike Lupica, who says goodbye after getting a lowball contract offer from owner Mort Zuckerman. (Lupica might be back, though.) Sports editor Teri Thompson, sports writer and columnist Filip Bondy and political columnist Bill Hammond are three others searching for new jobs, along with almost 50 more. Editor in chief Colin Myler left and moved back to London last week, with executive editor Jim Rich planning to take his spot. Investment in the web team continues, however, with Politico reporting that “a few dozen entry-level web writers have begun working out of the Jersey City offices, which house the printing presses and various administrative departments.” Still, it’s a state of “total shock” at the paper, and it might not be over yet…

Time hires Jake Davidson, Mathew Katz, Julia Ryan and Tanya Basu, while promoting Jonathan Woods, Dan Macsai and Mia Tramz… Men’s Journal hires Peter Stevenson as deputy editor. He had been consulting at the New Republic and previously worked as an editor at The Observer, where he edited Candace Bushnell‘s “Sex and The City” column… Refinery29 continues its hiring spree, grabbing Endemol Shine executive Kate Ward to be vice president of international. Expect more staffers to arrive shortly… Read More