CHANGES IN WASHINGTON: In a memo to employees on Thursday, Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli informed employees about a reorganization at the newspaper that will create new reporting groups and streamline editing desks, in anticipation of the impending integration of its print and digital news operations. As of May 1, Kevin Merida, now assistant managing editor for national news will become national editor; Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, assistant managing editor for sports and weekend editor, will become local editor, and Sandy Sugawara, assistant managing editor for business, will become editor of the universal desk. A spokeswoman said the new structure is intended to streamline operations and “reflects the likelihood that some people will take the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Package. We can’t rule out further changes.” Brauchli added that there are still many gaps in the new plan, including what will happen in the Style department. He didn’t provide more details in the memo or at a town hall style meeting that was held at 2 p.m. Thursday. “Working with the new leadership team, we will come back to you with more specifics in coming weeks. We plan to move as quickly as possible to announce further details of the structure of the reporting and editing groups. Some new roles will emerge from this process, and we expect to post those jobs as well,” he said.
PERSONAL JESUS: According to sources, Dolce & Gabbana’s fall-winter men’s wear campaign will feature Madonna’s sometime boy toy Jesus Luz alongside the house’s runway and campaign staple David Gandy. The new campaign, shot in New York by Steven Klein, will also feature models Noah Mills and Adam Senn. A company spokeswoman declined to comment on the rumor.
— Emilie Marsh