Journalists on the move – Week of July 16

by | Jul 16, 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: hires Steven Sloan (@stevenpsloan) as Political Editor.

Columbia Journalism Review: hires Betsy Morais (@BetsyMorais) as Managing Editor.

Los Angeles Times: promotes Scott Kraft (@latimeskraft) to Managing Editor. Kimi Yoshino (@kyoshino) is promoted to Deputy Managing Editor, overseeing Business, Arts and Entertainment, Sports, Lifestyle, and special projects. Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) moves to a new role as an Enterprise Business Reporter.

News Journal: hires Michael Feeley (@mdfeeley) as Executive Editor.

New York Times: hires Juliana Barbassa (@jbarbassa) as an Editor on the International Desk, effective August 1. She will help oversee coverage of Latin America.

ProPublica: hires Bernice Yeung (@bmyeung) as a Reporter covering labour issues.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: promotes Bob Rayner (@bobrayner) to Editorial Page Editor.

Wall Street Journal: hires Quentin Webb (@qtwebb) as Asia Markets Editor.

Washington Post: hires Trish Wilson (@TrishWbelli) as Environment Editor on the National Desk, effective August 13.

Yahoo News: hires Sharon Weinberger (@weinbergersa) as D.C. Bureau Chief, effective July 23.


KUSA-TV: hires Eric Valadez (@erickdavid) as Director of Content. Linda Kotsaftis (@lindak9news) has been promoted to News Content Director.

WGCL-TV: hires Thomas Roberts (@cbs46) as Evening Co-Anchor.

Business and Commerce

Barron’s: hires Dan Hirschhorn (@barronsonline) as Managing Editor for News.

Institute of Management Accountants: hires Dan Butcher (@DanButchrWrites) as Finance Editor for Strategic Finance Magazine and Management Accounting Quarterly.

Quartz: promotes Georgia Frances King (@georgiafrancesk) to Ideas Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Coveteur: promotes Leah Cooper (@LeahFayeC) to Editorial Director.

Men’s Health: hires Marty Munson (@trieverything) as Health Director, effective July 30.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Rolling Stone: promotes Jason Fine (@jasonlfine) to Editor.

Healthcare and Medicine

MedPage Today: hires Serena Stockwell (@StockwellSerena) as Senior Editor, Partner Content. Her responsibilities include the site’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Reading Room, American Gastroenterological Association Reading Room, and Cardio-Oncology Connection.

VertMarkets: launches Cell & Gene (https://www.cellandgene.com/), a website covering cell and gene therapies for life sciences professionals. It’s part of the company’s Life Science Connect brand.

Technology and Telecoms

Wired: hires Scott Rosenfield (@ScottRosenfield) as Site Director, effective July 23.


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News and Media (National)

Fabulous: Lydia Major (@LydiaSouthern) has been named Associate Digital Editor.

Guardian, The: Stephanie Kirchgaessner (@skirchy) has been appointed Investigations Correspondent.

Independent, The: Bel Trew (@Beltrew) has been named Middle East Correspondent.

Telegraph Travel: have a new travel podcast series called Edgelands. Claire Irvin (@telegraphtravel) is point of contact.

News and Media (Regional)

Get West London: Calum Rutter (@CalumRutter) has been appointed Local Democracy Reporter.

Construction, Real Estate and Manufacturing

Irish Farmer’s Journal: Matthew Halpin (@MatthewHalpin22) has been named Beef Livestock Specialist.

Healthcare and Medicine

NetDoctor.co.uk: Rhalou Allerhand (@NetDoctor) has been named Digital Editor.

Technology and Telecoms

Pocket-Lint: Max Langridge (@max_langridge) has left.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Alice Bell (@rockpapershot) has been named Deputy Editor.

Screen International: Andreas Wiseman (@AndreasWiseman) has left.

TechRadar: Emma Boyle (@emmbo_) has left. Cat Ellis (@thecatellis) has been appointed Downloads and Developing Technology Editor.

Trusted Reviews: Brett Phipps (@InverteBrett) has left.


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