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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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Odds & Ends & Media Moves

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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Odds & Ends & Media Moves

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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Latest Media Moves

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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More on TikTok

So much left over from the deep-dive… TikTok traffic to news interviews tends to be low, even with CEOs such as Andy Jassy… same with breaking news footage of an airplane on fire in the sky, or raging flood waters. But Stanley Cups? Off the chart.

The Root Of The Issue For Publishers

From the UK-based Press Gazette daily newsletter, Feb. 7: “Meta made $135bn in revenue last year. In the UK alone it made more in advertising than every UK publisher (print and online) combined.”

A metaphor might be, in the old days, if you wanted to buy a car, you had to buy it from a “car” company, be it GM, Ford, Chrysler or American Motors. Now you can import your vehicles from several countries, or just Uber everywhere.

Similarly, the publishing business is now fully disrupted. You are no longer forced to advertise with “publishers,” and ever larger numbers of advertisers do not.

Microsoft and Semafor Team Up On AI-Driven Wire Service

The FT has detail on a collaboration between Microsoft and Semafor. Microsoft will prove Semafor with AI technology that will help Semafor spot timely news and analysis written in any language around the world, and (b) assemble it in a newsfeed to run on the Semafor site. The newsfeed will be branded as “Signals.” Said Semafor co-founder Ben Smith to the FT: “Signals will be written entirely by journalists, with artificial intelligence providing a research tool to inform posts.”

Changes At Bloomberg

Brad Stone is now editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, for which he was a senior writer from 2010 to 2015. Succeeding Brad as Bloomberg’s executive editor of global technology is none other than Brad’s trusted colleague for so many years, Tom Giles. Expect no substantive changes in either shop.

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Tweets former TechCrunch reporter Catherine Shu: “I’m available for journalism and PR/comms work.”

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