Journalists on the move – Week of January 8By Agility PR Solutions on January 8th, 2018 | Reading time: 3 minutes
Here you have it! The most notable journalist and media industry moves of the past week.
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News and Media
BuzzFeed: Jennifer Kingson (@jenniferkingson) and Matthew Zeitlin (@MattZeitlin) have left. San Francisco Bureau Chief Mat Honan (@mat) will oversee a unified Tech and Business desk in addition to science coverage.
Reuters: promotes Jonathan Weber (@WeberWest) to Global Industry Editor (Technology). He will move from San Francisco to Singapore in early April.
San Francisco Chronicle: Thomas Lee (@ByTomLee) has left.
Talking New Media: has ceased publication.
Vox: hires Ben Pauker (@benpauker) as Managing Editor (News).
Washington Examiner: hires James Langford (@JAYELANG) as Business Editor.
Washington Post: hires Christina Passariello (@cpassariello) as Technology Editor, effective Jan. 16. She’s based in the San Francisco area. Ms. Tracy Grant is promoted to Managing Editor for staff development and standards.
CBS News: Steve Chaggaris (@CBSNews) has left.
NPR: hires Tim Mak (@timkmak) as a Reporter covering Russia and the “conservative movement in the context of the 2018 elections.” He begins Jan. 8.
Business and Commerce
Bloomberg: appoints Joel Weber (@joelwebershow) as Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, replacing Megan Murphy, who is leaving.
Central Valley Business Times (Stockton, Calif.): is ceasing online publication and instead will become a daily subscription-based email newsletter.
Atlanta Magazine: hires Mara Shalhoup (@mshalhoup) as Deputy Editor.
Family Office Networks: is set to launch FON Magazine, a quarterly luxury lifestyle magazine that will be sent to the company’s database of more than 40,000 high income individuals and their advisers. The first issue will have a January/February cover date. Topics will include art, cars, wine, aviation, yachting, watches & jewellery, travel, philanthropy and investing.
Los Angeles Magazine: hires Gwynedd Stuart (@gwynnstu) as Digital Managing Editor.
Penske Media Corp.: has acquired a majority stake in Wenner Media and Rolling Stone. Penske’s other media properties include Women’s Wear Daily, Variety, Deadline.com, Hollywood Life and Robb Report.
Town & Country: hires Erik Maza (@erikmaza) as Style Features Director, replacing Whitney Robinson, who became Editor-in-Chief of Elle Décor.
Politics, Government and Education
Government Executive Media Group: hires Aaron Boyd (@Federal_IT) as Senior Editor of technology and events for NextGov, which covers federal technology news.
Politico: hires Ms. Mohana Ravindranath (@ravindranize) as an eHealth Reporter for Politico Pro.
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News and Media (National)
Financial Times: Laura Pitel (@laurapitel) has been appointed Turkey Correspondent. Laura Hughes (@Laura_K_Hughes) has been named Political Correspondent. Ian Smith (@ianksmith) is now Commissioning Editor at FT Special Reports.
Guardian, The: Lily Kuo, Andrew Roth and Shaun Walker (@ shaunwalker7) have been appointed Beijing Bureau Chief, Moscow Bureau Chief and Central & Eastern Europe Correspondent respectively.
Sun, The: Nick Gutteridge (@nick_gutteridge) has been named Brussels Reporter. Sean Keach (@seankeach) has joined the online team as Digital Tech and Science Editor.
Sunday Times, The: Rosamund Urwin (@RosamundUrwin) joins in February as a Financial Services Correspondent. Louis Wise has left to freelance but will contribute to their arts/culture section.
News and Media (Regional)
Business, The: has been launched by the team behind the South Wales Argus. Jo Barnes (@journojb) is point of contact.
Lewisham Ledger, The: has been launched by team behind the Peckham Peculiar (@lewishamledger).
Bauer City 1: Owen Ryan has been appointed Group Content Director. Gary Stein (@garystein) and Chris Pegg (@chrispegg68) have been appointed Group Programming Director and Regional Content Director respectively across Bauer City Network.
BBC: George Greenwood (@GeorgeGreenwood) has been named Investigations Producer for BBC London News. Francesca Unsworth (@franunsworth) has been appointed Director of News and Current Affairs at the BBC. John Cundy (@johncundy) has retired from his role at BBC Yorkshire.
Channel 4: Ian Katz (@iankatz1000) is now Director of Programmes.
ITV News: Rachel Corp (@rachelcorptweet) has been named Deputy Editor.
Business of Fashion, The: Grace Cook has left to freelance.
Esquire: Teo van den Broeke (@teovandenbroeke) joins GQ as Style and Grooming Director.
New!: Katy Gale (@new_magazine) has been named Fashion and Beauty Assistant.
Pool, The: Frankie Graddon (@FrankieGrad) has been promoted to Head of Fashion and Beauty.
Powder: Hannah Coates has joined Grazia (@GraziaUK) as Beauty Editor.
Pub & Bar: Rosanna Spence (@RosannaSpence0) has been appointed Deputy Editor.
Smallish: Fiona Cowood (@fionacowood) has been named Senior Editor.
Technology and Telecoms
Pocket-lint.com: Dan Grabhan (@dangrabham) has been named Associate Editor.
WIRED: Oliver Franklin-Wallis (@olifranklin) has been appointed Contributing Editor.
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