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With Hirings, Yahoo Steps Up Its News Coverage

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Yahoo has recruited nearly a dozen journalists from traditional and online media outlets and opened a bureau in Washington to push into original content and increase the popularity of its online news site.

The journalists joining Yahoo News, the most-visited news site on the Web, include prominent reporters and editors like Michael Calderone, a media writer who joins from Politico, Jane Sasseen, a former BusinessWeek Washington bureau chief, and Anna Robertson, an Emmy-winning news producer from ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

They will be joining other journalists hired from the New York Observer, Washingtonpost.com, TalkingPointsMemo.com and other publications.

In February, Yahoo News had over 43 million visitors, more than any other news site, according to comScore, a research company.

Read More: By Miguel Helft, NYT

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