Biz journalist Leung hired as VP of content at ClickUp

Maggie Leung

Maggie Leung — most recently executive editor at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and founding vice president of content at NerdWallet — is joining ClickUp as vice president of content and organic growth in January.

ClickUp is a productivity platform that serves teams. It integrates a variety of workplace tools — including project management, document collaboration, spreadsheets, goals, time-tracking and chat — in one place. Its enterprise users include Google, McDonald’s and Netflix.

The startup has raised $535 million, at a valuation of $4 billion. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, where Leung has been executive editor of Future.com. The site served startup builders and others in the tech community.

Leung said: “I learned a good deal at a16z, but I really missed startup work. And it was easy for me to get behind ClickUp, because robust tools help teams collaborate more effectively and creatively around the world and across

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WaPo Opinion names six to leadership team

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Washington Post Opinion Editor David Shipley named new leaders in the opinion section, promoting and introducing key roles helping to drive the evolution of one of the industry’s most innovative opinions departments.

The opinion section will now have four deputy opinion editors with new or expanded responsibilities.

Karen Tumulty

Karen Tumulty, deputy opinion editor and columnist, will continue to steer the Editorial Board. Before joining Opinions, Tumulty was a national political correspondent and earned the 2014 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Duenwald

Mary Duenwald and David Von Drehle will lead the editors and columnists. Duenwald joined The Post Opinions section in October as a senior editor from Bloomberg, where she oversaw the section’s U.S.-based columnists and editors. Before joining Bloomberg in 2011, she was the Deputy Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times.

 

 

 

 

 

David Von Drehle

Von Drehle has

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Bloomberg Media hires Fry for Quicktake show

 

Hannah Fry

Bloomberg Media has tapped British mathematics professor and author Hannah Fry to front a new series for its Quicktake streaming service and bolster its slate of original shows, reports Alex Ritman of The Hollywood Reporter.

Ritman reports, “Fry, a regular on U.K. radio and TV, will host The Future With Hannah Fry, which will launch on Feb. 22 and explore science, technology and people on the ‘cusp of the most transformative breakthroughs of our age,’ according to producers. The show is set to bring subjects into sharper focus through interviews and explainers, as well as field visits with scientific experts and technology leaders in facilities around the world, exploring breakthroughs across themes such artificial intelligence, crypto, climate, chemistry and ethics.

“‘I’m genuinely obsessed with helping people better understand science and maths’ daily impact on our everyday lives, and we’re working with Bloomberg to bring that to an

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Reuters promotes Plucinska to European airlines and travel correspondent

Joanna Plucinska

Reuters has tapped Joanna Plucinska to serve as a European airlines and travel correspondent, based in London.

Plucinska will cover airlines, the travel market, tourism, aviation, sustainability and travel trends. She will also work with a team of reporters who cover aerospace, the commercialization of space and the broader transport team.

Previously, she served as a political and general news correspondent. She was a technology reporter at Politico, where she wrote and reported for its Morning Tech newsletter, and she worked freelance. She was a reporter/video producer at Time Magazine.

She interned at Columbia Journalism Review and Ottawa Life Magazine.

Plucinska has a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University and a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

You can congratulate Plucinska on Twitter.

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Business journalism legend Sloan: I love explaining what people should know

Seven-time Gerald Loeb Award winner Allan Sloan became successful because he learned how to write about complicated business topics in a way that the average person could understand.

“I loved being able to explain to people hat’s going on in the world that they should know,” said Sloan, who spoke Tuesday night during a webinar sponsored by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.

Sloan, who has won more Loeb Awards than anyone else, worked for the Charlotte Observer, the Detroit Free Press, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Fortune and Forbes. His first Loeb was in 1975 for utility rates. His second was in 1985 for Forbes, and his last was in 2008 for Fortune.

“I am what I am,” said Sloan. “I can figure stuff out, and I work well with others despite my Brooklyn characteristics. I just love figuring stuff out and explaining it.”

When he left

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