Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of February 6

by | Feb 10, 2017 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The New York Times: Jodi Rudoren moves from deputy international editor to editorial director of NYT Global. Rudoren replaces Lydia Polgreen, who becomes editor-in-chef of The Huffington Post. Tim Race, former energy, autos, and transportation editor, leaves to become strategist for FleishmanHillard. Rebecca Blumenstein, former deputy editor-in-chief for The Wall Street Journal, joins as deputy managing editor.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Louise Radnofsky moves to cover health policy as part of the White House team. Kelsey Gee to now cover “entry-level work and how we learn to do our jobs”. Vanessa Fuhrmans moves from healthcare business beat to corporate management.
  • The Washington Post: launches new opinion blog, “Democracy Post”, focused on “the challenges facing democracy around the world”; Christian Caryl, former contributing editor of Foreign Policy, joins as editor of blog. Hugh Hewitt joins as contributing opinion columnist.
  • Politico: Joseph Schatz moves from Europe Brief editor to editorial lead for Politico States. Roger Simon, chief political columnist, retires.
  • Reuters: David Ingram moves to technology team in San Francisco, and will cover Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies. Yasmeen Abutaleb moves from social media reporter to healthcare policy reporter. Denny Thomas moves from deputy Asia finance editor to Canadian companies editor. Gary McWilliams, former news editor for The Wall Street Journal, joins as Houston bureau chief, focusing on the energy business. Rich Valdmanis moves from U.S. elections editor to environmental policy editor. Michelle Conlin moves from politics reporter to consumer debt beat. Luciana Lopez moves from politics beat to cover infrastructure investment and shipping. Alana Wise, political correspondent, takes on airlines and travel business beat. Richa Naidu, Asia reporter, takes on retail business beat. Jeffery Dastin moves from airlines correspondent to cover Amazon.com and e-commerce beat. Stephen Nellis, reporter for The Information, joins as technology correspondent focusing on Apple; Julie Love moves from covering Apple to Google beat.
  • Quartz: Tripti Lahiri, former news editor of The Wall Street Journal, joins as Asia bureau chief.
  • The New Yorker: Michael Luo moves from senior editor/investigations editor to online editor. Luo replaces Nicholas Thompson, who is now an editor for Wired.
  • The Hollywood Reporter – Billboard Media Group: Janice Min moves from co-president and chief creative officer to new role focusing on investment strategy for parent company Eldridge Industries. Matthew Belloni moves from Hollywood Reporter executive editor to editorial director. Mike Bruno moves from Billboard senior VP of digital content to editorial director of same.
  • Real Simple: Laura Schocker moves from executive editor to digital director, replacing Lori Leibovich, who is now digital director of women’s content for Time Inc. Rebecca Longshore, former multimedia editor of Cooking Light, joins as social media manager.
  • The Sacramento Bee: Angela Hart, former county government reporter for The Press Democrat, joins as state government and politics reporter.
  • ESPN: Sam Borden, former foreign sports correspondent for The New York Times, joins as writer and on-air contributor. His stories on soccer, the Olympics, and other topics will appear on ESPN.com and ESPN apps.
  • US Weekly: Brody Brown moves from deputy news editor to deputy news director.
  • Shape: Didi Gluck, former deputy editor of More, joins as deputy editor beauty and lifestyle.
  • WGBH-TV (Boston, MA): Mish Michaels, newly hired science reporter, leaves.
  • Elle: Anne Slowey, fashion news director, leaves.
  • Lifehacker: Alan Henry, editor-in-chief, leaves.
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kathleen Gallagher, technology/entrepreneurs reporter, leaves to become executive director of the Milwaukee Institute.
  • Worcester (MA) Business Journal: Grant Welker, former reporter for Lowell (MA) Sun, joins as digital editor.
  • Meredith Corp.: Cheryl Brown, former editor-in-chief of Allrecipes, becomes editor-in-chief of Family Circle. Brown replaces Linda Fears, who left. Jennifer Darling replaces Brown as Allrecipes editor.
  • Siempre Mujur: Jessica Torres, editor-in-chief, leaves, and publication moves to online-only format.
  • Toronto Star: JP Fozo moves from executive producer to assistant managing editor of digital platforms. David Skok, associate editor, leaves.
  • Vancouver Sun: Tara Carman, immigration reporter, and Peter O’Neil, Ottawa correspondent, leaves.
  • CBC Ottawa: Reporter and video-journalist Steve Fischer and reporter Simon Gardner both retire in April.
  • Reuters: Jim Finkle moves from cybersecurity to cybersecurity/technology editor for the Americas in Toronto.

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