Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of November 21

Notable journalist and media industry moves:


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  • VICE Media: launches new digital channel covering health for a Millennial audience called Tonic; Kate Lowenstein, former health director for Prevention, will act as editor-in-chief of this new channel, while Mike Darling will act as managing editor, Rajul Punjabi as wellness editor, and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee as editor-at-large.
  • Healthcare Design: Anne DiNardo, former senior editor, replaces Jennifer Kovacs Silvis as executive editor. Kovacs Silvis moves from executive editor to editor-in-chief. She replaces Kristin Zeit, who becomes publisher. Shandi Matambanadzo moves from associate editor to managing editor.
  • The Associated Press: Amy Finkelstein becomes team leader for small business, food, and shopping. Brandon Bailey, technology reporter, leaves. Juliet Williams, Sacramento correspondent, becomes Northern California news editor; she will also supervise staffers in Fresno.
  • Des Moines Register: Carol Hunter, former senior news director, becomes executive editor.
  • Financial Times: Lucy Kellaway, columnist, leaves.
  • Clinical Lab Products: publication to switch from tabloid to standard magazine format with reduced frequency (now eight times a year). Questions can be directed to Steve Halasey.
  • The Washington Post: Ashley Parker, former politics reporter for The New York Times, joins as White House reporter on January 3. Caitlin Dewey moves from culture blogger to food policy reporter for “Wonkblog”.
  • The New York Times: Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of “T” magazine, leaves.
  • Detroit Metro Times: former associate editor for Hour Detroit, Leyland DeVito joins as editor-in-chief.
  • Bon Appetit: Alyse Whitney, former editor for Cooking Channel, joins as associate web editor.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Don Clark, technology reporter, leaves December 15.
  • WCPO-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Chip Mahaney, former national director of news recruitment for parent company E.W. Scripps, becomes news director; he replaces Alex Bongiorno, who leaves.
  • BBC News: Amol Rajan, former editor of The Independent, joins as media editor overseeing global coverage.
  • Orleans Star: Fred Sherwin, former editor and managing editor, has purchased publication from Transcontinental media; Sherwin also owns online publication OrleansOnline.ca.
  • Regina Leader-Post: offered eight staff members buyouts, all of which were accepted. Publication will close mailroom, with all inserts being created in Saskatoon going forward.
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