The old dogs get the new gigs

As the Top 100 and Top 10 blog memes whiz by my head (thanks Steve and Jeff!), my own attention has been captured by another of the moment phenomenon: the ascendency of a number of seasoned web news hands (or hounds) into positions of portal power.
Yahoo News’s acquisition of Neil Budde, ScottMoore, and Elizabeth Osder brings three experienced newshounds, working online since the mid/early 90s into key slots; WaPo’s got AOL vet Jim Brady, NYTimes is relying on the venerable Jarvis, and so on. Experienced heads keep popping into key positions in a way that is interesting to watch–and for many, there’s the glee of I’m back! and feeling suddenly hot.