RD Recap: Ann Curry Leaving NBC News; Changes at WaPo

The latest media hirings and firings

revolving-doorIn further proof that we’ll all be working for tech companies some day, New Yorker pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones leaves for Genius, a site backed by $55M in venture funding that aims to annotate the whole world. “And I’ll be honest,” Frere-Jones told The New York Times, “I don’t want to stay up until 4 a.m. any more at shows, and you can annotate lyrics during the day.” Christopher Glazek, who recently wrote a long piece for The New York Times Magazine, already works at Genius, focusing on adding information to the politics and cultural side of the site. Good work, if you can get it…

The Huffington Post hires editors Greg Veis and Rachel Morris, plus writer Jonathan Cohn, to head up a new longform initiative. “They came to us,” Veis told CapitalNY. “It’s their tenth year and they want to have a legit features section.” All three left The New Republic last month, along with pretty much the entire rest of the staff… New York‘s The Cut grabs former NYT chief fashion critic Cathy Horyn as critic-at-large…Dan Fogarty moves to Boston.com as social news editor… Read More

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