Thurm joins WIRED; Halbfinger to head New York Times Jerusalem Bureau; The Atlantic brings on Schake, Zegart

WIRED has hired Scott Thurm as its new business editor. Thurm was previously the senior deputy technology at The Wall Street Journal. Before joining the Journal in 1998, he worked as a reporter the San Jose Mercury News. He also previously worked for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville Times and the Bethlehem Globe-Times.

David Halbfinger, a 20-year veteran of The New York Times, has been named the paper’s new Jerusalem Bureau Chief, a post he’ll assume in September. Currently the Deputy National Editor, his career at the Times has ranged from copyboy to reporter to editor, including leading the politics team in New York.

Kori Schake and Amy Zegart are the newest contributing editors at The Atlantic, covering national security and international affairs. Schake is a Hoover Institution fellow whose work has appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine, Yahoo, the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Also a Hoover Institution fellow, Zegart is co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy Magazine, CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle and others.

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