Journalists on the move – Week of May 8

by | May 8, 2018 | Media Moves

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


Follow us on Twitter @MEDIAlertUSA and @MEDIAlertCANADA

News and Media

Atlantic, The: hires Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) as Technology and Culture Reporter. Ellen Cushing (@elcush) has been named Senior Tech Editor.

Buffalo News: Denise Jewell Gee (@DeniseJewellGee) is now Assistant Managing Editor, overseeing news and business coverage.

HuffPost: moves Lauren Weber (@laurenweberhp) to a new role as an Enterprise Reporter covering “pandemics, infectious disease and emerging public health threats.”

New York Times: hires Li Yuan (@nytimes) as an Asia technology Columnist. She works from Hong Kong. Sydney Ember (@melbournecoal) moves to the politics team.

Time: hires Emma Barker (@emmajune) as Features Editor.

Wall Street Journal: appoints John Stoll (@johndstoll) as a Saturday Business Columnist.

Washington Post: hires Shibani Mahtani (@ShibaniMahtani) as a Southeast Asia Correspondent in Hong Kong.

Business and Commerce

Business Insider: hires Lauren Johnson (@LaurenJohnson) as Senior Advertising Reporter.

Denver Business Journal: Kourtney Geers (@kourtneygeers) has been appointed Managing Editor, effective June 11.

Phoenix Business Journal: Ilana Lowery (@phxbizjournal) has left.

Consumer Lifestyle

Glamour: hires Christina Coleman (@ChrissyCole) as News and Culture Director.

Harper’s Bazaar: appoints Amy Synnott (@amysynnott) as Executive Editor.

Men’s Health: hires Melissa Matthews (@m_matthews) as an Online Staff Writer.

WWD: promotes Kali Hays (@wwd) to Media Editor. Alexa Tietjen (@hernameislex) has been promoted to Beauty/Digital Editor.

Healthcare and Medicine

American Hospital Association: will cease publication of Trustee magazine in June. Trustee Insights, a quarterly digital publication, will increase frequency to bimonthly. Both publications are targeted at hospital board members (@ahahospitals).

Politics, Government and Education

Bloomberg Law: hires Rebecca Baker (@RBakerNY) as Managing Editor for intellectual property law. She’s also president of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Technology and Telecoms

PCMag.com: hires John Burek (@johnburek) as Executive Editor for hardware reviews.


Follow us on Twitter: @UKMEDIAlert

News and Media (National)

Daily Mail: Susie Coen (@SusieCoen) has been named TV & Radio Reporter.

Independent, The: Olivia Alabaster (@OliviaAlabaster) has been appointed Deputy International Editor.

Sun Sport, The: Simon Rice (@simonrice) has been named Deputy Digital Sports Editor.

TimesBusiness: Tabby Kinder (@Tabby_Kinder) has been appointed Professional Services Reporter.

News and Media (Regional)

Bolton News, The: Ian Savage (@iansavagebn) has left.

Daily Echo, The: Josh Wright (@JoshWrightGaz) has been appointed Reporter.

Hull Daily Mail: Henry Saker-Clark (@henrysakerclark) has left.

Mail, The: James Higgins (@James78Higgins) has left. Vanessa Sims (@MrsVanessaSims) has been named Editor.

News & Star: Chris Story (@chrisstorycn) has been appointed Editor at the News & Star and Cumberland News.

Consumer Lifestyle

Glamour: Josh Newis-Smith (@GlamourMagUK) has been named Celebrity and Entertainment Editor.

High Life: Helen Whitaker (@bahighlife) has been appointed Deputy Editor.

Porter Magazine: Hannah Cole (@PORTERmagazine) returns as Digital Style Editor.

Rhythm: Stuart Williams (@rhythmmagazine) has been named Editor.

Simply You: Claire McAteer (@bauermedia) is point of contact for the recently launched Bauer Media title.

Healthcare and Medicine

Top Sante Health & Beauty: Lizzy Dening (@LizzyDening) has been named Digital Editor/Fitness Editor.

Technology and Telecoms

Trusted Reviews: Ced Yeun (@cedyuen) and David Ludlow (@daveludlow) have been appointed TV and Audio Editor and Home Technology Editor respectively.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision: (@whathifi) has been acquired by Future. Email formats have changed to firstname.surname@futurenet.com.


Take control of your profile and let us update your details so that communications professionals are able to reach you with relevant news and content, or send your comments or suggestions to researchrequests@agilitypr.com.

Agility PR Solutions
Agility PR Solutions provides powerful, yet easy to use media database, monitoring, and analytics solutions for tomorrow’s communicators. Since 2003, clients have trusted our tools and services to help them identify and connect with influencers, capture coverage, and measure impact of everything they do. Whether we do it for you or help you do it yourself, our team of media experts make it easy to monitor and measure traditional, broadcast, social and online coverage.


5 tips for setting media relations KPIs to support brand campaigns

5 tips for setting media relations KPIs to support brand campaigns

Media relations can play a pivotal role in shaping perceptions and driving engagement. Creating an effective media relations program requires not only strategic planning but also meticulous measurement to ensure its alignment with broader campaign goals. Key...

5 ways AI can help small businesses save significant money

5 ways AI can help small businesses save significant money

Small businesses aren’t moving as fast as enterprises when it comes to integrating AI, perhaps feeling like the benefits are more designed for larger-scale operations. Plus, these leaders find it harder to find the time to work in their AI acumen—only 29 percent of...