Media writer Jack Shafer has been hired at Reuters to be a columnist. “I’m damn happy,” he says on Twitter….history was made today as Jill Abramson is officially editor-in-chief now, making today’s paper the first in 160 years to be led by a woman….TechCrunch is in trouble as AOL and Arianna decide whether the site can survive without Arrington….and more news from yesterday.
- Jack Shafer: ‘I’m Damn Happy’ (via FishbowlDC)
- Jill Abramson Takes Over as Executive Editor of The New York Times Today (via FishbowlNY)
- M.G. Siegler: ‘TechCrunch is on the precipice’ (via Romenesko+)
- Burson-Marsteller hires Miller as senior advisor (via PRWeek)
- Schieffer Celebrates 20 Years at FTN (via FishbowlDC)
- Morrell named head of comms for BP America (via PRWeek)
- Katie Couric’s First ABC News Guest Is… (via TVNewser)