Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of October 24

by | Oct 28, 2016 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves, News

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The New York Times: Rome bureau chief Jim Yardley replaces Dick Stevenson as Europe editor; Stevenson’s new role is unknown. Greg Winter moves to deputy international editor.
  • Wounds: Barbara Drosey leaves position of managing editor to become communications specialist for the Project Management Institute.
  • Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY): Neil Budde, executive editor, leaves.
  • Kansas City Star: Yael Abouhalikah, editorial writer, leaves.
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Andrew Fraser moves from business editor to editor of the Valley News Dispatch edition.
  • Active Interest Media: the company, whose publications include Yoga Journal and Oxygen, acquires IDEA Health and Fitness Association. IDEA is the publisher of IDEA Fitness Journal a publication targeting fitness trainers and managers.
  • Shape: Jennifer Barthole joins as senior fashion editor.
  • The Associated Press: Kim Johnson Flodin becomes news editor for Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: Cincinnati Business Courier editor Rob Daumeyer to serve as interim editor-in-chief, as current editor-in-chief Scott Ard is leaving.
  • CyberScoop: former Daily Dot reporter Patrick Howell O’Neill joins as same.
  • CNET: begins new series focused on technology for people with disabilities, called “Tech Enabled.” Alfred Ng and Erin Carson are contributors, with Roger Cheng acting as executive editor.
  • Kaiser Health News: Melissa Bailey, former STAT reporter, joins as correspondent in Boston.
  • Quartz: releases new weekly newsletter covering “How to live well in the global economy.” The newsletter, called Quartzy, will be compiled by Lifestyle reporter Jenni Avins.
  • Money.com: Adam Auriemma, former deputy editor for Fusion, replaces Scott Medintz, who leaves.
  • BuzzFeed: following the election, National Review‘s senior political reporter Alexis Levinson will join, covering House Republicans. Lissandra Villa, former NPR politics reporter, joins as same.
  • Mashable: Foster Kamer, former executive editor at Mental Floss, joins as managing editor. Andrew Freedman moves from science editor to senior editor of science and special projects. Jenni Ryall moves from Australia editor to director of editorial programming.
  • Fortune: Erin Griffith takes on “Term Sheet”, a daily newsletter covering deals, and will help manage the annual Brainstorm Tech conference. Laura Entis will assist with newsletter.
  • USA Today: Lisa Kiplinger, personal finance editor, leaves on December 2. Rem Rieder, media columnist, also leaves.
  • Houston Chronicle: Ryan Handy, former reporter of Colorado Springs Gazette, joins as energy reporter.
  • Bloomberg News: Darrell Preston, Dallas bureau reporter, passed away.
  • The New Yorker: former Metro editor of The New York Times Michael Luo joins as a senior editor overseeing investigations.
  • The Washington Post: Peter Jamison, former Los Angeles Times reporter, joins as City Hall reporter.
  • Avenue: Michael Gross replaces Daisy Prince as editor-in-chief.
  • Gizmodo Media Group: Lacey Donohue, deputy executive editor, leaves.
  • CBC Ottawa: After taking 16 months off to undergo pursue treatment, Lucy van Oldenbarneveld returns as anchor.
  • Black Press: launches Vancouver Island Daily under editor Phillip Wolf and content editor John McKinley. This free daily newspaper will aggregate Black Press content from across the island.
  • CBC Radio – Q: Tom Power takes over as host of newly relaunched Q, with Jennifer Moroz as new executive producer.

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