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Journalists on the move week of March 6

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

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

The Washington Post: Barbara Vobejda moves from news editor to deputy managing editor. Paige Winfield Cunningham, former senior health correspondent for Washington Examiner, joins as anchor of upcoming newsletter “PowerPost”. The newsletter will cover health politics and policy targeted at decision makers in Washington.

Reuters: Scott Malone moves from editor-in-charge to Boston bureau chief.

CNN: Sam Grobart, former digital video editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, joins as executive editor of CNN Tech.

The Kansas City Star: Andy Marso, formerly a reporter for Kansas News Service, joins as healthcare business reporter.

Pacific Coast Business Times (Santa Barbara, CA): Joshua Molina, a reporter for San Jose Mercury News, joins as real estate and finance editor. Molina replaces Alex Kacik, who along with Philip Joens, leaves. Marissa Nall joins as staff writer; she will write on technology, travel/tourism, small business, education, and agribusiness.

Dallas Morning News: Lison Joseph, former enterprise editor of LNP (Lancaster, PA), joins as business editor. His coverage will include airlines, real estate, the economy, and energy.

TheStreet.com: Jerry Kronenberg moves from senior editor to managing editor.

Quartz: Jason Karaian moves from senior Europe correspondent to global finance and economics editor. Ananya Bhattacharya becomes technology writer for Quartz India, based in Mumbai. Ephrat Livni joins as reporter on culture, language, and legal topics. Lila MacLellan, former senior health editor for Natural Health, joins as culture reporter.

Weight Watchers: Jessica Branch, former articles editor for Consumer Reports, joins as executive editor and content director.

Consumer Reports: Christopher Kirkpatrick, former senior news director at Detroit Free Press, joins as deputy director of content development. Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief of Cars.com, joins as content development leader for auto coverage.

SB Nation: Elena Bergeron moves from executive editor to editor-in-chief. Kevin Lockland, VP of editorial, moves to general manager overseeing business operations.

Dow Jones & Company: launches new website focused on money-related lifestyle topics for Millennials, called Moneyish; Raakhee Mirchandani, senior content development editor, oversees coverage.

BLR Healthcare Media: Scott Mace moves from senior technology editor of HealthLeaders to senior editor, custom content. He will oversee content for HealthLeaders, HCPro, DecisionHealth, Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, and the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists.

Outer Borough Media Group: launches new website on business news in Brooklyn called The Bridge. Stephen Koepp, former business editor for Time, is website’s founder and editor.

Bridgetower Media: Ben Jacobs becomes editor of Rochester Business Journal in addition to being editor of The Daily Record.

DNAinfo: acquires Gothamist LLC, with Gothamist and Chicagoist becoming the official blogs of DNAinfo New York and DNAinfo Chicago. Jen Chung becomes VP of Gothamist, with Jake Dobkin acting as VP for strategy and expansion. Adam Nichols, Murray Weiss, James Fanelli, and Jeff Mays leave.

Popular Photography: ceases publication along with website American Photo.

Departures: Richard David Story, editor-in-chief, leaves.

Thrive Global: Emma Haak, former health editor for Oprah.com, joins as senior editor.

Birmingham Business Journal: Melissa Brown, health and technology reporter, leaves. Pitches can be sent to managing editor Stephanie Rebman.

The Cincinnati Enquirer: Cindi Andrews, former opinion engagement editor, replaces Bowdeya Tweh as business editor. Tweh leaves to become interactive news writer for The Wall Street Journal.

Harper’s Bazaar: Christopher Tennant, former editor-in-chief of Man of the World, joins as executive editor. Tennant replaces Stephen Mooallem, who leaves to become editor-in-chief of The Village Voice.

BuzzFeed: Henry Gomez, former chief politics writer for The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), joins as national politics reporter focused on the Republican Party.

CBC: modifies newsroom to be more digital focused. General manager & editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire announces that it will be hiring for a new leadership position in charge of audience and content experience. Brodie Fenlon will oversee daily news and bureaus. Jonathan Whitten will take on role of deputy general manager and editor-in-chief. Steve Ladurantaye moves from managing editor of digital news to managing editor of “The National”. Andrew Cochran leaves CBC to return to private sector. Gino Apponi also leaves.

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