MOVING ON: Not many correspondents leave the hallowed halls of The New Yorker, but the Condé Nast weekly has just lost a big one: Jeffrey Goldberg, its Washington correspondent, who’s leaving to join the cerebral literati’s other favorite mag, The Atlantic, as a national correspondent. The last departure at this level of The New Yorker was two years ago. Goldberg will assume his new position later this summer and will be based in The Atlantic’s Washington office. He’d been with The New Yorker since 2000, covering foreign policy and the conflict in the Middle East. His work earned him several journalism honors, including a National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2003 for his writings on Islamic terrorism. “[New Yorker editor] David Remnick is terrific — everybody there is terrific — but The Atlantic made me a very attractive offer,” Goldberg told WWD. “[Atlantic editor] James Bennet is a good friend of mine and The Atlantic is early in the process of reimagining themselves. That’s interesting to me.” Goldberg added that he likely would travel back to the Middle East more so than in recent years at The New Yorker.
In addition to his seven years at The New Yorker, Goldberg is author of the memoir “Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide,” and covered the Middle East for The New York Times Magazine, where he and Bennet worked together, and the Mafia for New York magazine. He also has written for Slate, The Jerusalem Post and The Washington Post. And his departure at The New Yorker will no doubt set off a scramble among every journalist in the nation’s capital to nab the spot. — Stephanie D. Smith
This story first appeared in the June 27, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
NEW HIRE: Noelle Howey is leaving her editor in chief duties at Time Out New York Kids to become deputy editor at Real Simple. Howey is filling a new position and joining Anne-Marie O’Neill and Lesley Alderman, who are also deputy editors at the Time Inc. title, under the leadership of managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop. Prior to Time Out, Howey was a senior editor and contributing writer at Glamour, senior editor at Teen People, the head of reporting at Talk and contributing writer at Seventeen. — Amy Wicks
GREENS LIKE FASHION, TOO: The New York Times Home section last week focused on “freegans,” a group who decorate their homes (and sometimes themselves) with other people’s castoffs. But the Prada-Louboutin-wearing set can still be environmentally friendly, too — which is why Hearst Magazines’ Web contribution to the “green revolution,” The Daily Green, has launched a fashion blog for all those people who want to look nice but not kill trees. Writer Starre Vartan, who is the founder and editor of Eco-chick.com, will provide commentary on the latest trends and products in green fashion and beauty. A spokeswoman for The Daily Green said the site, which had its beta-launch on Earth Day, will hold its official launch sometime in the fall. — A.W.
ACES HIGH: The Accessories Council has unveiled the honorees for this year’s ACE Awards, to be held on Oct. 5 in New York. Valentino will be bestowed Brand of the Year, Terry Lundgren has been named Retailer of the Year, Tory Burch will be cited for Accessory Brand Launch and Scoop has been named Specialty Retailer of the Year. W and WWD’s executive editor, Bridget Foley, will receive the Mary Lou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism and editor in chief Glenda Bailey will accept the honor of Magazine of the Year for Harper’s Bazaar. — Sophia Chabbott