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Politico executive editor resigns, citing disagreement over strategy

Less than a year into the job, Politico Executive Editor Rick Berke has resigned from the news website because he and the site’s co-founders couldn’t agree on strategy, according to internal memos sent Sunday. Neither of the two memos specified the points of contention.  “We simply had different visions for running the Politico newsroom,” the co-founders, Chief Executive Jim VandeHei and Editor in Chief John Harris, said in a memo to staff. “A vibrant and growing publication must have a leadership team that is fully in sync on its mission and how to achieve it.” They cited plans for expansion, a new digital strategy and “a sharper...

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