Radhika Jones
Radhika Jones

Radhika Jones, who is currently editorial director of the books department at the New York Times, will take over the editor slot at Vanity Fair from Graydon Carter on Dec. 11. Before the Times, Jones served as deputy managing editor of Time and managing editor at the Paris Review. She will be in charge of  content development, production and consumer experiences for Vanity Fair’s digital, social, video, print and experiential platforms. “Her experience covering news and entertainment has given her a thorough understanding of the importance of chronicling and celebrating the moments that matter,” said Bob Sauerberg, president/CEO of Condé Nast, as well as a leader of the team that chose Jones. “With her expansive worldview, I know she will guide Vanity Fair’s history of provocative and enduring storytelling well into its future.” Other top candidates had included former Us Weekly and Hollywood Reporter editor-in-chief Janice Min; Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider and Times columnist and editor Andrew Ross Sorkin. 

NYTKIDS

The New York Times is launching an effort that it hopes will foster a new generation of print consumers: a monthly section targeted at kids. Citing the positive response that the Times received for the debut of its Kids section in May 2017, the paper says the section will run in the Nov. 19 Sunday edition of the paper and then become a monthly feature starting with the Jan. 28, 2018 edition. The section will be overseen by Caitlin Roper, special projects editor for The New York Times Magazine. Inspired by the format and scope of the main paper’s content, the section is set to include sports, national news, food, opinion and arts. “Our goal here is not only to help kids learn about the complex world they live in, but also to give them a taste, through a section designed just for them, of the pleasures of print media,” said Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine. “We'll treat the readers of this section the same way we treat all our readers: with respect."

Lucas Graves
Lucas Graves

The Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking nominations for the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics. The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, recognizes ethical decisions in reporting stories in any journalistic medium—including print, broadcast and digital—by those working for established news organizations or publishing individually. Judging committee chair Lucas Graves said the Shadid Award highlights the difficult behind-the-scenes decisions reporters make in pursuing high-impact stories while fulfilling their ethical obligations. Entries should involve reporting done for stories published or broadcast in 2017. Individuals or news organizations may nominate themselves or others.
Nominations are due by Jan. 8. For more information, visit the award’s website.