Journalists on the move – Week of February 5

by | Feb 5, 2018 | Media Moves

Here you have it! The most notable journalist and media industry moves of the past week.


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News and Media

Associated Press: has established a reporting team covering issues related to marijuana. Members include Reporters Michael Blood (@michaelrbloodap), Mike Balsamo (@mikebalsamo1) and Krysta Fauria (@krystafauria) in Los Angeles; Paul Elias (@AP) in San Francisco; Gene Johnson (@geneapseattle) in Seattle.

Buffalo News: promotes Denise Jewell Gee (@DeniseJewellGee) to Assistant Managing Editor. She will oversee local news coverage.

New York Daily News: hires Jim Rich (@NYDailyNews) as Editor.

New York Times: promotes Jodi Rudoren (@rudoren) to Associate Managing Editor. She will continue to work on expanding the paper’s global footprint. Jack Nicas (@jacknicas) has been named Technology Reporter, effective in February. He will focus on Apple and other companies in Silicon Valley. Lauren Katzenberg (@Lkatzenberg) is named Editor of the “At War” blog, which is set to relaunch later this year. She begins Feb. 20.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: hires Brian Feldt (@bfeldt) as a Business Reporter.

Tronc: appoints Jim Kirk (@latimes) as Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Times, replacing Lewis D’Vorkin, who will become Chief Content Officer for the parent company.

Wall Street Journal: Susan Carey has retired.

Washington Post: hires Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) as White House Correspondent. She will focus on the relationship between Congress and the Trump Administration. Karen Tumultu (@ktumulty) is now Opinion Columnist focusing on politics.


KUNM-FM: hires May Ortega (@MayVOrtega) as a Public Health Reporter.

MSNBC: appoints Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) as a Correspondent covering “the role of race, violence, politics and law enforcement in America,” according to a statement from the network. He’s based in New York.

Business and Commerce

Albuquerque Business First: May Ortega has left. Until a replacement boards, direct queries to Managing Editor Christopher Ortiz (@ChrisJOrtiz).

Barron’s: appoints Bob Rose (@bobrose100) as Executive Editor, effective Feb. 14.

Wolters Kluwer: hires Liz Borreli (@lizcelineb) as Associate Editor for Neurology Today and Neurology Now. She replaces Sarah Owens, who left.

Consumer Lifestyle

D CEO: hires Shawn Shinneman (@SDShinneman) as Senior Editor. He will also serve as Editor of D CEO Healthcare, a website that covers healthcare business in North Texas.

Star Magazine: and OK! Magazine hires Crista Lacqua (@crista_lacqua) as an Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor.

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

Progressive Farmer: Jim Patrico retires.

Healthcare and Medicine

Pharmaceutical Processing: Meg LaTorre-Snyder has left to become attendee acquisition manager for Interphex. For now, pitches can go to Contributing Editor Mike Botta (@BottaMike).

Politics, Government and Education

Bloomberg Government: Mark Drajem (@bgov) has left to become Press Secretary of the National Resources Defense Council.

Politico: hires Alexandra Manzano (@AliManzano) as Editorial Director for strategy and operations.

Technology and Telecoms

Wired: (@WIRED) has launched a metered paywall for its website. The limit is five stories per month. It also launched three new sections behind the paywall: “Backchannel,” featuring long-form journalism; “Ideas,” featuring “intellectual exploration, provocative writing, and a whole lot of mind grenades”; and “Wired Guides,” featuring “definitive, authoritative guides to the most important subjects in the Wired world.”


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News and Media (National)

How to Spend It: Maria Coole (@cooletalking) has been named Assistant Editor. Jackie Daly (@designEDJackie) has also been appointed Assistant Editor.

Sunday Times Culture: Francesca Angelini (@angelinifl) has been appointed Associate Editor.

Sunday Times Sport: Rebecca Myers (@rebeccamyers) has been named Sports Journalist.

News and Media (Regional)

Eastern Daily Press: Donna-Louise Bishop (@donnaloubishop) has been named Senior Reporter.

Evening Standard: Natasha Sporn (@tashalouise6) and Julian Glover (@julian_glover) have been appointed Showbiz Reporter and Associate Editor respectively.

Plymouth Herald: Paul Burton (@PlymouthHerald) has left.


BBC South East: Tom Pugh (@TomPugh212) has been named Senior Broadcast Journalist.

CNN International: Maya Ninel Robert (@mayaninel) has been appointed Growth Editor.

Free Radio FM (Birmingham): Mitch Rushton (@MitchRushton1) has been named Broadcast Journalist and Breakfast Presenter.

Business and Commerce

Pensions Aspects: PMI News has rebranded its magazine as Pensions Aspects. Chris Eyett (@PMIPensions) is point of contact.

Construction, Real Estate and Manufacturing

Food Manufacture: Rod Addy (@foodmanufacture) has been named Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Absolutely Mama: Katy Gillett (@AbsolutelyMama) has been name Editor.

GQ: Madeleine Wilson (@I_am_Madeleine) has been promoted to Fashion Advertising Director.

NET-A-PORTER.COM: Lucy Grosse (@NETAPORTER) has been appointed Group Beauty Advertising Director across NET-A-PORTER.COM, PORTER and The Edit.

Tatler: Richard Dennan (@richarddennen) has been appointed Editor.


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