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Abe Brown is a new deputy editor at The Messenger, building out science and tech coverage. Eric Geller also joined the publication as a cybersecurity

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Odds & Ends & Media Moves

John Simons resigned as a Time executive editor to become a partner at the Brunswick Group. Fellow Time exec ed Ben Goldberger resigned too, but

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Russia has arrested WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich on charges of espionage…former CNET veteran Molly Wood is now a venture partner at Amasia… Fortune violated labor

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Tweeted TechCrunch’s Mary Ann Azevedo on Mar. 8: “For those who wonder why TechCrunch reporters aren’t responding to your email…we are absolutely inundated with pitches.

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An eagle-eyed subscriber alerted us to TechGround, a phony tech news site likely produced with ChatGPT. If you have any info about this clever canard,

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Haley Weiss started this week as a health and science reporter for Time… Ariana Perez-Castells is a new health and science intern for the WSJ…

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Now in pre-beta, House of Pitch charges you to pitch reporters. “After we ensure everything works smoothly,” say the creators, “we will… start charging $5.00

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Tom Dotan has joined the WSJ to cover Microsoft and business tech… Natalie Jennings becomes Vox’s managing editor starting next month… Lauren LaCapra joins The Information

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Emily Chang will leave Bloomberg Technology to develop a suite of Bloomberg TV programs that explore “technology, business and culture,” according to Variety. No successor

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Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

Now a misnomer, the Businessweek name will stick around for a while longer. Bloomberg is investing big in paper stock and photography. It’ll be a coffee table magazine, showcasing all that Bloomberg does. Now we know why Brad Stone took this new assignment. The first refurbed issue arrives in July.

Semafor Goes AI Crazy

Fourteen of 19 tech stories in the Semafor technology section are about AI. Two of the five outliers were about TikTok’s potential sale. Semafor sells itself on being differentiated. Chasing AI-news-of-the-day won’t achieve that.

Refinery29 Buys An Event Company

Another scoop from Sara Fischer at Axios: Refinery29 is “taking over” B2C event brand Beautycon, among the most successful F2F events in the beauty space. The idea is to augment the R29 brand and make the title less vulnerable to a weak advertising market.

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