Former White House spokesman Jay Carney joins Amazon

Amazon has a new head of corporate affairs. Politico is reporting that President Barack Obama’s former White House press secretary Jay Carney will be a senior vice president at Amazon, reporting directly to CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon’s current PR chief, Craig Berman, will report to Carney, who will also be overseeing Amazon’s lobbying efforts. Previously, Carney had been rumored to be looking for a position in the technology industry, and reports last fall said he was considered for positions at both Apple and Uber. (Uber eventually hired Obama’s former campaign manager, David Plouffe.)

Premium version of Capital New York may cost $1K/year, Politico’s VandeHei says

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A subscription to a premium version of Capital New York is likely to cost $99 a month or $1,000 a year, Politico cofounder and executive editor Jim VandeHei told Bloomberg. Politico, which announced Sunday night that it had acquired Capital New York, charges thousands of dollars per year for Politico Pro. VandeHei said he “anticipate[s] the skepticism,” but “We have a certain style of journalism, a certain voice, a certain ability to hire the type of journalist — whether it’s politics or policy or media — that people will want to pay.”