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June 8, 2009

She’s Filling JR Raphaels Shoes On The Inquisitr

You probably remember JR Raphael leaving Duncan Riley’s The Inquisitr to launch his own site. Well, there’s been an ad out where Riley’s been looking for a replacement. Over 400 applications (possibly more as you’re reading this) has been sent in, and the winner is…? Well, let’s start with who were not winners:

There were some amazing applicants based on experience, including an ex-CNN correspondent, a couple of TV ppl, maybe half a dozen newspaper reporters, and a range of people from very well known blogs.

Right, so who is filling JR Raphael’s shoes?

Kim LaCapria, based in New York, and obviously capable of writing an amazing job application. In fact, the application was so good that it prompted Riley to blog about it, which is something you might want to consider if you’re going to search for a new blogging gig.

LaCapria hasn’t started on The Inquisitr yet, but if you’re interested in her work you can check out Magic Satchel and the possibly NSFW Vice Vixen blog.

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May 29, 2009

JR Raphael Leaves The Inquisitr To Launch Tech Comedy Site

Leaving The Inquisitr for eSarcasmOne of the initial writers on Duncan Riley’s news site The Inquisitr is leaving today. JR Raphael is a heavyweight in the tech sphere, with a contributing editor gig at PC World and a lot of other big workplaces under his belt. And now he’s leaving The Inquisitr to launch his own site, eSarcasm.

I caught up with both Duncan and JR for a brief interview about what sparked this move. Duncan had this to say:

JR Raphael was with you from day 1 with The Inquisitr. What did he bring to the table?

We were always fortunate to have JR’s services. I’ve never judged applicants by their resume alone, and always looked at writing style and eye for content, but in JR’s case I saw both. As well as writing for MSNBC, PC World, The Washington Post and Yahoo Tech, he’s also won two Emmy’s. Yeah, if that sounds like an insane resume to you, imagine how I felt. The resume should have frightened me off, but none the less he got the gig.

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