Semafor climate and energy editor Spindle departs, cites Chevron concerns

Semafor climate and energy editor Bill Spindle has left the news startup due to concerns about Chevron advertising around his content, reports Loree Seitz of The Wrap. Seitz reports, “‘I’m not saying they or Chevron improperly influenced the climate coverage. I could ‘call it as I saw it,” Spindle posted on Twitter. ‘What concerned me was my belief that […]

Semafor hires Weissmann as its Washington editor

News site Semafor has hired Jordan Weissmann as its Washington editor. He has been a Slate as a senior editor, focusing on policy, politics, and economics. He also was a senior business and economics correspondent at Slate. Before that, he was an economics blogger and editor for The Atlantic. He has also reported for The National Law Journal. Weissmann has […]

Semafor’s climate/energy newsletter sponsored by Chevron

News site Semafor has launched a climate and energy newsletter sponsored by Chevron, writes Molly Taft of Gizmodo. Taft writes, “Semafor’s first climate and energy-focused newsletter, helmed by veteran journalist Bill Spindle, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, went out to subscribers on Monday. Among stories and analyses including a breakdown of Europe’s attempt to end its […]

Semafor hires Tani as a media reporter

New media company Semafor has hired Maxwell Tani from Politico as a media reporter. He has been at Politico for the last year and co-authored the West Wing Playbook newsletter. Tani previously covered politics and media for Business Insider. He previously wrote for the Huffington Post and helped produce the Working podcast for Slate. He has also […]

Semafor hires Zeballos-Roig to cover economic policy

Semafor has hired Joseph Zeballos-Roig to cover economic policy and other issues on Capitol Hill with a focus on the Senate. He previously was a policy reporter covering taxes, inequality and federal spending at Business Insider. Zeballos-Roig joined Business Insider in 2019 as a policy reporting fellow. He worked freelance for The New Republic and […]

Rothschild appointed Semafor’s senior director of audience development

Neal Rothschild has joined Semafor as senior director of audience development. Recently, Rothschild was director of audience and growth at Axios. Previously, he held the posts of associate director of growth and social media manager. He worked freelance for USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Detroit News and the New York Times. He also interned […]

Nashrulla swaps BuzzFeed News for Semafor

Tasneem Nashrulla has joined Semafor as a breaking news editor. Recently, Nashrulla was deputy news director – breaking news at BuzzFeed. She joined BuzzFeed 2013 as a news reporter. Previously, she was a principal correspondent at the Hindustan Times. Nashrulla has a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. You can congratulate […]

Posner named head of video at Semafor

Semafor has hired Joe Posner as head of video. Posner joined from Vox, where he worked for more than eight years as an executive producer. At Vox, Posner launched Vox Video and amassed more than 2 billion views and 10 million YouTube subscribers. He and his team also built multiple TV shows, including the hit […]

Talcott departs Daily Caller for Semafor

Semafor has hired Shelby Talcott as a reporter in Washington, D.C. Talcott will cover Donald Trump and national Republicans. Recently, she was a senior White House correspondent at The Daily Caller. She joined in 2019 as a fellow, and later served as a media reporter, field correspondent and senior media reporter. She freelanced for Blank […]

Semafor hires Weigel as D.C. reporter

Semafor has tapped David Weigel to serve as a reporter in Washington, D.C.. Recently, Weigel was a national political reporter at The Washington Post. Before that, Weigel worked at Bloomberg on the politics team. He was a senior politics reporter at Slate, where he also hosted a political interview podcast and the “Weigel” news blog. […]