Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of December 5

by | Dec 9, 2016 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • Time Inc.: restructures digital media operations. Efforts to coordinate content between publications will be lead by existing staff members: Theresea Tamkins, executive editor of Health.com, will deal with health; Andrew Nusca, digital editor of Fortune, will be on technology; Sara Nathan, executive editor of People.com, will handle celebrities; Dan Hirschhorn, news director of Time, will be on news; Mark McClusky, digital editor for Sports Illustrated, to cover sports; Christopher Rosen, editor of EW.com, will handle entertainment; style and beauty director at People, Andrea Lavinthal, will be on style and beauty; Stacey Rivera, Cooking Light‘s digital director, will handle food; Laura Schocker of RealSimple.com and Steele Marcoux of Coastal Living will cover home; Miles Stiverson, digital director of Travel + Leisure, will cover travel and luxury; Edward Felsenthal, group digital director, will manage food, news, home, technology, health, and travel desks, while Will Lee is to manage sports, beauty and style, celebrity and entertainment.
  • San Francisco Chronicle: Catherine Ho, formerly a lobbying reporter for The Washington Post, joins as healthcare business reporter in January. Trisha Thadani, who interned at The Wall Street Journal, joins as business and technology reporter.  Dominic Fracassa, associate editor at the Daily Journal, joins as media, law, and telecommunications reporter.
  • Crain’s Detroit Business: Jennette Smith, editor-in-chief, leaves. Tom Henderson, who covered finance/technology, retires but will work on special projects. Kristin Bull moves from assistant managing editor to managing editor of custom and special projects; Bull will replace Dan Duggan, who leaves. Senior editor Gary Piatek and reporter Chad Halcom also leave.
  • The Washington Post: Matt Brooks moves from high school sports editor to digital editor for food coverage.
  • Politico: national editor Kristin Roberts leaves to become executive editor at McClatchy Washington. Sudeep Reddy, former global economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, joins as managing editor. Karey Van Hall moves from news editor to managing editor of the newsroom.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Kate Linebaugh moves from deputy corporate bureau chief to East Coast U.S. news chief in January; Linebaugh to replace Vanessa O’Connell, who becomes deputy U.S. editor. Neal Templin oversees New York coverage on East Coast news team. Jennifer Maloney moves from publishing industry beat to cover beverage, alcohol, and tobacco; Maloney replaces Mike Esterl, who leaves.
  • Advertising Age: editor Ken Wheaton to leave at year’s end.
  • BuzzFeed: Craig Silverman, editor of BuzzFeed Canada, becomes media editor.
  • LinkedIn: Walden Siew, former news editor for Crain’s Investment News, joins as senior news editor of financial services.
  • STAT: launches redesign along with a premium subscription service. The service, Stat Plus, targets a professional audience, and includes a daily newsletter by Ed Silverman, a blogger for Pharmalot.
  • Here Media: Lucas Grindley replaces Matthew Breen as editor-in-chief of The Advocate. Diane Anderson-Minshall moves from editor-at-large to editorial director of the print edition; Anderson-Minshall also remains editor-in-chief of Plus and CEO of Retrograde Communications.
  • Financial Times: Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor for Time, joins as New York-based global business columnist and associate editor in March.
  • Bloomberg Pursuits: cancels print publication but will keep website.
  • Men’s Health: Dean Stattmann moves from deputy editor of digital projects to brand editor.
  • Rodale: Stephanie Eckelkamp moves from senior associate editor of Prevention to senior digital editor of Rodale’s Organic Life.
  • The Huffington Post: Lydia Polgreen, former associate editor for The New York Times, replaces Arianna Huffington as editor-in-chief; Huffington leaves to launch Thrive Global.
  •  The Hill: Kim Dixon, former health editor for Politico Europe, joins as editor of healthcare for The Hill Extra.
  • The Village Voice: Stephen Mooallem, former executive editor for Harper’s Bazaar, replaces Joe Levy as editor-in-chief on December 29; Levy leaves.
  • D Magazine: Christine Perez, executive editor, leaves for a PR job.
  • Toronto Star: Jennifer Yang moves from global health reporter to identity and inequality beat.
  • CBC (Newfoundland & Labrador): Jonathan Crowe, anchor of “Here & Now”, leaves to teach journalism at College of the North Atlantic.
  • The Chronicle Herald: After a 10-month staff strike, the union launches a complaint to the Nova Scotia Labour Board alleging unfair bargaining practices.
  • Regina Leader-Post: Bruce Johnstone, columnist, retires after 40-year career.

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