A Romenesko tipster says the committee looking for a new Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism dean invited the four finalists to meet the community and give presentations last month. They are:
Ron Elving, NPR senior Washington editor
Jim Schachter, New York Times associate managing editor
Ted Conover, NYU professor and author
Ed Wasserman, Washington and Lee University professor
I’m told that Berkeley will announce the new journalism dean this week. I asked the school about the search last week and never got a response.
* Earlier: Berkeley panel recommends new j-school dean to administrators
UPDATE: Jim Schachter says he’s no longer involved in the search. “I’ve concluded that I want to stay focused on doing journalism, and expect to have many opportunities along the way to share what I know about the craft,” he writes in an email.
* Dylan Ratigan is leaving MSNBC after three years. (TVNewser.com)
* U-T San Diego CEO tells David Carr: “We are very consistent — pro-conservative, pro-business, pro-military.” (New York Times)
* Howard Kurtz blasts New York Post for Newsweek slap. (Daily Beast)
* Politico says it’s hiring 20 more journalists to beef up its coverage of the economy and the military. (New York Times)
* Gannett buys one-man sports aggregator Quickish. (All Things D)
* New York Times shutters online learning venture Knowledge Network. (Inside Higher Ed)
* GigaOM tries something new: e-books. (Gigaom.com) | I was interviewed for one of them. (Cut the Cord)
* To land a publisher, an author prints sample copies of his book for stores. (WSJ.com)