Journalists on the move – Week of November 19

by | Nov 19, 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

Commercial-Appeal, The: hires Max Garland (@MaxGarlandTypes) as a Business Reporter covering healthcare, FedEx and logistics.

New York Times: (@nytimes) have redesigned the Sunday business section, which will place more emphasis on visuals, profiles, and narrative pieces. New features include “With Interest,” a Sunday newsletter, and “Work Friend,” a column with rotating authors that will focus on workplace and career issues. The paper will also rename the daily Business Day section to “Business.”

Reuters: hires Michael Friedenberg (@Reuters) as President of News and Media Operations, effective Dec. 3.

Washington Post: hires Jenn Abelson (@jennabelson) as Investigative Reporter, effective in January.


Fox Business Network: plans a Nov. 30 launch for “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker,” a weekly program hosted by Gerard Baker (@gerardtbaker).

KCTV-TV: hires Casey Clark (@CaseyClarkjr) as News Director.

NBC News: hires Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) as Editor of Tech Investigations. She works from San Francisco.

Business and Commerce

Business Insider: hires Lucia Moses (@lmoses) as Deputy Editor overseeing advertising and media coverage.

CQ Roll Call: hires Zoe Sagalow (@thesagaofzoe) as a Reporter covering insurance for CQ Legal.

Meredith Corp.: has agreed to sell Fortune magazine (@FortuneMagazine) to Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a Thai businessman. Alan Murray will add Chief Executive to his current title as President. The new owner has set up a company called Fortune Media Group Holdings Ltd. to operate the magazine. The deal is expected to close at the end of the year.

Society for Human Resource Management: hires Theresa Agovino (@theresaagovino) as Workplace Editor.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Variety: promotes Daniel Holloway (@Variety) to Executive Editor for TV coverage. Variety also promotes Cynthia Littleton to Business Editor in New York.

Travel, Transport and Logistics

Travel + Leisure: promotes Jacqueline Gifford (@jacquigiff) to Editor-in-Chief.


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5 News: Jay Akbar (@jayakbar13) has been named Output Producer.

BBC News Online: Andrew Picken (@andrewpicken1) has been appointed Journalist.

Channel 4 News: Minnie Stephenson (@minniesteph5) has been named Reporter.

Free Radio FM (Birmingham): Helen Hoddinott (@HelenHoddinott) has been appointed Reporter.

Newstalk: Shane Beatty (@ShaneBeattyNews) has been named Multimedia Journalist.

Sky News: Ali Fortescue (@alifortescue) has been appointed Home Affairs Reporter.

This Morning: Charlotte Seligman (@thismorning) has been named Head of News and Entertainment.

Business and Commerce

Financial News: Nell Mooney Mackenzi (@nellmooney) has been named Investment Banking Correspondent.

HRReview: Aphrodite Papadatou (@hrreview) has been appointed Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Boots Health & Beauty Magazine: Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith (@BeautyJournoSJ) has been appointed Beuaty Director/Editor.

Grazia: Susannah Taylor (@susannahtaylor_) has been named Wellness Columnist.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Highsnobiety: Christopher Jacques Morency (@highsnobiety) has been named Editor-at-Large.

Healthcare and Medicine

Independent Community Pharmacist: Neil Trainis (@NeilTrainis) has been appointed Editor.


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