The Media Merry-Go-Round

I’m not sure if the official announcement has been made, but I’ve learned of a few noteworthy shifts in D.C. media.

First, Tim Noah, a Washington Monthly alum, parted ways with Slate last week, but will land on his feet — he’ll start at The New Republic this week, where he’ll be blogging and taking over as the TRB columnist.

Wait, you say, isn’t Jon Chait the TRB columnist? As it turns out, Noah is joining The New Republic just as Chait departs — he’s moving on to New York magazine, which has assembled quite a roster of talent lately.

And as was widely noted yesterday, Jack Shafer, also formerly of Slate, landed with Reuters this week.

Congratulations to all three. I enjoy Noah’s, Chait’s, and Shafer’s work a great deal, and I wish them all the best in their new gigs.

Update: And in related news, Eli Lake, a terrific reporter, is moving from the Washington Times to Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.