Another departure from Daily Journal

City editor Jennifer Hamm is leaving the Daily Journal for a communications gig at law firm Skadden Arps. Here's the newsroom memo from Daily Journal editor Martin Berg:

It was a little more than two years ago that Jennifer Hamm came to the Daily Journal fresh a four-year stint in Europe. Jennifer had reporting and editing experience but was unfamiliar with the state's legal community.

She tore into her new duties with enthusiasm and great diligence, playing a strong role in revamping the Daily Journal's business coverage, overseeing our supplements, and reaching out to the law firms and the legal community.

The time has come for Jennifer to move on to an excellent opportunity at the Skadden law firm.

For her tremendous accomplishments, her terrific dedication and attitude, and the midnights and weekends, the Daily Journal owes her a great debt. On a personal level, Jennifer made meeting the challenges of the last few years a lot of fun. She's been great to work with and I will miss her terribly. Nonetheless, please join me in wishing her well. Her last day in the office will be August 28.

Obviously, the timing of her departure is awkward along with the other changes in the newsroom. We'll be scrambling while we fill our openings. Anat Rubin has graciously agreed to continue to help out with editing, for which I am eternally grateful. Please be good to her. Meanwhile, I appreciate your patience.

Hamm became city editor in January — read the memo (second item.) I don't know what "other changes in the newsroom" Berg means, but the Daily Journal often seems to have a fair bit of turnover. The DJ put up a Journalism Jobs posting for an editor yesterday and for an editorial assistant today.


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