Revolving Door: ‘The Newsroom’ debuts, More on Ann Curry

The media has been very busy weighing in with their reviews of the new Aaron Sorkin HBO program The Newsroom. HBO, in line with its promotions for Girls and other programming this season, has made the debut episode available to all on YouTube. The show has already debuted with 2.1 million viewers.

Word on the street is Ann Curry is set to receive $10 million to vacate her post at Today. ICYMI, The New York Times published a professional profile of Curry and her time with the show. And over on TVSpy, they’ve conducted an informal poll and determined that Natalie Morales is the preferred replacement (among TVSpy readers).

The Daytime Emmys were handed out.

Clay Shirky and the Nieman Journalism Lab advises readers to pay attention to the way comments are being handled on Gawker‘s new system. Lessons here for corporate blogs?

Oprah is focusing her attention on getting big interviews. [via TVNewser]

Glenn Beck is rebranding the different parts of his multimedia company under TheBlaze moniker. The Web TV arm of the company used to bear his initials (GBTV), which Beck says he never really liked.

The Washington Post‘s first female managing editor, Liz Spayd, is leaving at the end of the year. [via FishbowlNY]

Amanda Farnsworth has been named editor of BBC News’ new visual journalism unit, which will bring together the television and online graphics teams to work on a multimedia platform.

More of the latest media moves below.

Lauren Levinson has been named fashion news editor at She had been associate web editor at Real Beauty. (mb)

Jim Schachter has been named VP of news at WNYC Radio. He had been associate managing editor at The New York Times. (FishbowlNY)

Tatiana Siegel has been named contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter. She had been Los Angeles reporter at Variety. (FishbowlLA)

Chris Campbell has been named contributing fashion editor at TIME Style & Design. He is a freelance stylist. (release)

Irene Kwon has been named associate editor at Working Mother. She had been assistant editor there. (mb)

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