Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of August 15

by | Aug 19, 2016 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • Gawker.com: Ceases operations on Monday but site remains visible. Univision has acquired parent company Gawker Media. Properties included in acquisition are Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebeli, io9i, Jalopnik, and Kotaku.
  • The New York Times: Andrew Pollack to leave September 1 after accepting a buyout. Gabe Dance, former managing editor at The Marshall Project, joins as deputy investigations editor. Jan Benzel, Susan Edgerley, Tamer Lewin, Erik Eckholm, Mireya Navarro, Megan Thee-Brenan, Dalia Sussman, Ben Ratliff, Harvey Araton, and Bruce Weber accept buyouts.
  • Triathlete: Erin Bersini from Outside to replace Julia Pollorena as editor-in-chief.
  • Essence.com: Yolanda Sanweni to move to digital content director, while Charli Penn becomes senior editor, relationships and lifestyle.
  • GQ: former Harper’s editor-in-chief Christopher Cox joins as executive editor.
  • Guardian US: Fusion’s editor-in-chief Jane Spencer joins as deputy editor, strategy. David Taylor to move to deputy editor, news.
  • Popular Science: former Wired executive director Joe Brown to join as editor-in-chief on September 12.
  • The Washington Post: Becca Glemons to replace Karen Attiah as deputy opinions digital editor. Attiah upshifts to Global Opinions editor/producer.
  • The New Yorker: Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR’s “Planet Money”, joins as online contributing writer on August 30 from The New York Times Magazine.
  • KBVU/KAEF-TV (Eureka, Calif.): Scott Rates of KRCR-TV (Redding, Calif.) joins as news director.
  • WHDH-TV (Boston): Gary LaPlante joins as executive producer.
  • Anthem Systems: Keri Forsythe-Stephens, former MD Publishing managing editor, to replace Jenny Lower as chief editor of 24×7; Lower leaves to freelance.
  • Time Inc.: Jim Cavan, formerly of The Cauldron, joins as editor-in-chief of FanSided. He joins alongside NBA editor/columnist Ian Levy, entertainment editor Ani Bundel, and video producer Kayla Knierim.
  • The Hill: Timothy Weatherhead, from Market News International, joins as a financial regulation reporter.
  • WGN-TV (Chicago): anchor Robert Jordan to retire September 25.
  • Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare: Michelle Clarke to replace Susan Carr as editor. Publication recently acquired by Business & Legal Resources, which also owns HCPro and HealthLeaders Media.
  • Buzzfeed: former Vox Media senior editor Kate Nocera joins as managing editor in the D.C. bureau.
  • Law360: co-managing editor Anne Urda to replace Cat Fredenburgh as editor-in-chief; Fredenburgh and Christine Caulfield leave.
  • Philadelphia Business Journal: Michelle Caffrey, former reporter of NJ Advance Media, joins as technology and education reporter.
  • WFXT-TV (Boston): formerly at WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh), Mike Oliveira joins as news director.
  • Men’s Health: freelancer Julie Stewart joins as health editor after holding a number of positions with the magazine from June 2010 to July 2014.
  • WHYY (Philadelphia): former managing editor of Philadelphia Media Network Sandra Clark joins as VP for news and civic dialog on August 22.
  • Insider Louisville: Mickey Meece, formerly of The New York Times, joins as managing editor.
  • WLNE-TV (Providence, R.I.): Kelly Johnston joins as news director.

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