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Several late-breaking media stories we can't afford to ignore today: first up, NPR has named new hosts for their program All Things Considered: Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers will join on weekdays while Michel Martin will become the new host of the weekend show. "I've never seen an NPR announcement that yields so much excitement from NPR employees! Congrats all around!" cheers Asma Khalid. At the BBC, Nick Robinson just became a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Today. "So, who's going to be the new BBC political editor then?" wonders The Scotsman's Kenny Farquharson. And in more distressing press updates, the Columbus Dispatch staff are moving out from their hallowed, longtime newsy grounds, which signals a bad omen for multiple reasons. "@DispatchAlerts will go from a 67,000 square foot building to a 22,000 square foot building. That’s not an accident," points out Chris Wetterich with the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Perhaps Washington Post intern Thad Moore can save us from ending on that glum note the way he did when he broke the NY Stock Exchange Outage Story. "On the day the machines failed us, a deeply human savior emerged. His name is @thadmoore," announces BuzzFeed's Tom Gara.