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Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of September 26

by | Sep 30, 2016 | Company News, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • Birmingham Business Journal: Melissa Brown, formerly reporter for The Associated Press replaces Alan Alexander as healthcare and technology reporter. Alexander left to become senior associate with Markstein PR agency.
  •  Club Industry: Anthony Dominic to replace Eric Stromgren as content producer. Stromgren leaves.
  • Puget Sound Business Journal:  former digital editor of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Jim Hammerand, joins as managing editor.
  • CNN: Jon Ostrower, formerly aviation reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins as aviation editor in October.
  • Quartz: Ian kar, technology reporter, leaves.
  • Chicago Sun-Times: Chris Fusco moves from investigative reporter to managing editor. Steve Warmbir moves from metro editor to director of digital and editorial innovation; alongside Phil Kadner who joins from Daily Southtown.\
  • Bloomberg Pursuits: former contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine Troy Patterson joins as style editor in early October.
  • Brides: former managing editor for Niche Media Jill Sieracki joins as senior features editor. Former managing editor Molly Janik Gulati to become executive editor.
  • The Washington Post: Derek Hawkins promotes to “Morning Mix” reporter.
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal: formerly with Las Vegas Sun, Eli Segall joins as real estate reporter.
  • First Report Managed Care: former Healio.com online content editor David Costill replaces Kelsey Moroz as managing editor. Kelsey Moroz becomes managing editor of The Lynx Group. Julie Gould replaces assistant web editor Alessia D’Anna. D’Anna becomes medical editor at The Access Group.
  • Politico: Marie French, formerly of Albany business Review, joins as energy and environment reporter. David Siders from Sacramento Bee joins as writer for “California Playbook.”
  • Vice New: Former senior international editor for The Huffington Post Nicholas Miriello joins.
  • InStyle: Ruthie Friedlander, formerly deputy editor of Elle.com, joins as site director on October 25.
  • Active Interest Media: Sharon Houghton moves from national sales director to group publisher for Backpacker and Climbing.
  • Los Angeles Times: TV critic and senior culture editor Mary McNamara to become assistant managing editor of arts and entertainment.
  • Triad Business Journal: editor Mark Sutter to leave.
  • ClimateWire: former Capital New York reporter Scott Waldman joins as D.C.-based reporter covering climate change.
  • The Verge: Chris Ziegler, deputy editor, leaves.
  • Reuters: Tiffany Wu moves from deputy regional editor to managing editor for Americas news.
  • Institutional Investor: Michael Peltz, editor-in-chief, and Tom Buerkle, international editor, leave.
  • Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Ariz.): promotes senior editor Jill Jorden Spitz to editor.
  • EdSurge: Former senior writer for Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey Young, joins as senior reporter covering higher education.
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Ceases print publication on November 30 but will exist as an online-only publication. Soon to reduce staff.
  • Shomi: The Canadian streaming service to shut down on November 30.
  • 24 Hours: Postmedia closes 24 Hours Vancouver Office but will continue to print free paper from content from Postmedia websites.
  • CBC: Robyn Urback joins CBC News as producer of new opinion and columns section.
  • BBC: BBC officially launches their Canadian website on September 22. Team includes news editor Jessica Murphy, audience engagement producer Robin Levinson King and video journalist Dan Lytwyn .
  • Rogers Media: Rogers Media to stop publishing print editions of Canadian Business, Flare, MoneySense and Sportsnet. The magazines will publish to daily websites and dedicated apps and will no longer provide separate issues. Maclean’s, a weekly news magazine, will shift to monthly while maintaining a weekly digital edition. Chatelaine and Today’s Parent reduce to six issues a year in print and online. Hello! Canada will continue to be printed weekly.  Thirty-four trade publications including, Advisor’s Edge and Marketing, the French edition of Châtelaine, L’Actualité, and Lou Lou are openly for sale, Rogers expects to finish the sale before the end of 2016.

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