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'New York Times' Hires New Media Reporter

It took a while, but The New York Times hired Fortune's Tim Arango as its new media reporter. He starts Dec. 3. He takes over for Richard Siklos, who left the paper for Fortune. The beat is a big deal at the newspaper, since it involves coverage of major companies and media figures, like Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone.

Sources say Arango wasn't the newspaper's first choice. Several prominent reporters from The Wall Street Journal were approached, but none were willing to jump ship. The Times says Arango was its only serious candidate.

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