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Howard Kurtz leaves Post for Daily Beast

Even the Washington Post's looongtime media writer has been seduced by the siren call of online fame and riches. Kurtz will be the Washington bureau chief for the Daily Beast. "I've wanted to work with Tina Brown forever - well, for a long time..." he says in the Daily Beast's item. Speculation is already rampant as to his successor on the Post's media beat, and Romenesko has been all over the reaction. It certainly ups the conversation level about the Daily Beast, which has actual paid reporters and editors, many of them refugees from newspapers.

Kurtz tweets: "Let me assure my pals that I'll still be tweeting and still hosting CNN's Reliable Sources."


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