Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of October 31

by | Nov 4, 2016 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • AHC Media: Joy Dickinson, executive editor overseeing the company’s hospital newsletters, leaves.
  • Vanity Fair: Bess Levin, former editor at Dealbreaker, joins as writer for new business site “Hive”.
  • Allure: Sarah Kinonen, former editorial assistant with People, joins as digital associate beauty editor.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Adrienne Roberts, formerly of Crain’s Detroit Business, joins as automotive reporter based out of Detroit. Forty-eight buyouts have been accepted, while addition layoffs are expected to occur. Current “Business & Tech” and “Money & Investing” sections will become new “Business & Finance” section; “Personal Journal” and “Arena” become “Life & Arts”; “Arts and Culture”, as well as Greater New York coverage, will be reduced.
  • Fortune: Peter Elkind, editor-at-large, leaves November 4.
  • Family Circle: Real Simple‘s Kaitlyn Pirie replaces Mallory Creveling as associate health editor. Creveling becomes senior associate editor at Daily Burn.
  • Martha Stewart Living: Jennifer Tung, formerly with Ballantine Books, joins as executive editor.
  • Gizmodo: Jennifer Ouellette, science editor, leaves to freelance. Maddie Stone moves from science writer to science editor, to replace Ouellette.
  • NPR: Neal Carruth moves from senior editor to general manager of podcasting.
  • USA Today: Craig Schwed, Tom Frank, and Val Ellicott all leave.
  • Healthcare Executive: Jennifer Williams, editor-in-chief, leaves.
  • The Washington Post: former Boston Globe national politics/health policy reporter Tracy Jan joins as writer for Wonkblog. Beginning December 5, she will be covering a business-oriented beat focusing on race and the economy. Ylan Mui, formerly federal reserve reporter, is now White House economic policy writer.
  • Des Moines Register: Christopher Doering, Washington correspondent, leaves.
  • Gannett: Brian Tumulty, Washington correspondent, leaves.
  • WFXT-TV (Boston, MA): Sharman Sacchetti, political reporter, leaves.
  • Bio-IT World: Benjamin Ross replaces Aaron Krol as senior writer; Krol received a grant to write a book of poetry. Pitches and press releases to go to editorial director Allison Proffitt.
  • Time: Sade Strehlke, former features editor at Teen Vogue, joins as deputy editor of “Motto”, a new website for millennial women. Elizabeth Murray, former weekend editor at Today.com, joins as news editor. Former Vanity Fair weekend writer Mahita Gajanan joins as breaking news reporter.
  • The New York Times: Radhika Jones, former deputy managing editor at Time, joins as editorial director
  • Modern Luxury Hawaii: Nuy Cho, former Redbook contributing editor, joins as editor-in-chief.
  • Discover Beauty Within: ceases publication.
  • Politico: former deputy politics editor at The New York Times, Paul Volpe, replaces Peter Canellos as executive editor; Canellos moves to editor-at-large.
  • The Statesman Journal (Salem, OR): Cherrill Crosby, former news director of The Arizona Republic, replaces Michael Davis as executive editor; Davis leaves.
  • Reuters: Jonathan Gould, Frankfurt correspondent, passed away.
  • Walrus Magazine: Danny Viola, former editor-in-chief at Maisonneuve Magazine, joins editorial staff.
  • Hamilton Spectator: Carla Ammerata, city editor, leaves.
  • CBC News: Matthew Braga joins as senior technology reporter.
  • The Globe and Mail: Editorial and commercial photographer John Lehmann retires.
  • Daily Gleaner: Andrew Waugh, formerly with Toronto Star, joins.
  • Brunswick News: Erica Bajer, formerly with The Standard, joins as news editor of community news and weeklies.
  • Telegraph-Journal: Michael Robinson leaves the Toronto Star to join as reporter.
  • Toronto Star: Brendan Kennedy, former Blue Jays beat reporter, moves to investigative team.
  • Global BC: Sonia Sunger joins as “Morning Show” news anchor.
  • Quebecor Media Group: announces reduction of 220 positions (8% of workforce). Local sales will now be under Advertising Network. Staff reductions are said to have no impact on newsrooms or news coverage across Quebec.
  • TVA Group: ceases CHEZ SOI and Tellement Bon in an effort to concentrate on flagship brands and increase reach. Flagships include Canadian Living, Style at Home, and Recettes du Quebec.
  • Postmedia: decreases weekly local coverage in Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun print editions; stories will appear online.

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