Rebecca Dana, a 2004 graduate of Yale, has been covering television for the New York Observer. At the New York Times she will carve out a new beat in the Business section covering "all aspects of the digital media world, and how it is changing the media landscape. She will search out the architects of the new media infrastructure, the people who are creating the next Googles and MySpaces that will turn old business models on their heads." Dana was editor of the Yale Daily News, research assistant to literary critic Harold Bloom, and had several good internships including two summers at the Washington Post Style section. (She was a Post intern the same year as former LAT reporter — now NYTer — Charles Duhigg.) Romenesko has the memo.
Jossip: Dana was the youngest staff reporter at the New York Observer. In a Q-and-A in April, she describes her love of the job: "Sites that pull all the media stories together for me, like Jim Romenesko's, really do a service for journalists. It makes the job of reading all the media stories out there so much easier. Like, I don't have to go and read the whole LA Times."
Other recent Media People moves reported here first: Mary Kaye Schilling to the LAT and Erika Hayasaki to the New York bureau (both memos), Ross Becker exits KNBC, Rick Wartzman leaves West, John Balzar quits LAT.