Journalists on the move – Week of October 22

by | Oct 22, 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

Boston Globe: launches Talking Points AM, a morning newsletter covering business news. Deputy Managing Editor Larry Edelman (@GlobeNewsEd) oversees coverage.

New York Times: hires Azi Paybarah (@Azi) as Lead Writer for New York Today, its morning newsletter covering happenings in New York City. Meeta Agrawal joins as Arts & Leisure Editor.

Wall Street Journal: hires Patrick Chu (@PatrickChu88) as Senior Publishing Editor for Dow Jones Newswires.

Washington Post: promotes Alisa Tang (@alisatang) to Weekend Home Page Editor. She will also assist with the home page on three weekday mornings.


NPR: hires Nancy Barnes (@nancycbarnes) as Senior VP of News and Editorial Director.

Business and Commerce

Albany Business Review: Mike Hendricks (@albanybizreview) retires, effective at the end of the year.

Barron’s: hires Tae Kim (@firstadopter) as a Technology Reporter.

CNN Business: has launched “Perspectives,” a commentary section. Opinion Editor Bethany Cianciolo (@BethCianciolo) oversees content.

Dow Jones Media Group: hires Lina Saigol (@LinaSaigol) as Head of Corporate News, EMEA. She will focus mostly on MarketWatch but will also work on Barron’s and Financial News. The latter is a London-based weekly.

New Haven Biz: launches a print edition in addition to the website and e-newsletter. It will appear eight times next year. Michael Bingham (@NewHavenBiz) is Editor.

Quartz: hires Alexandra Ossola (@ossolalex) as Deputy Special Projects Editor.

Real Vision: hires Alex Rosenberg (@AcesRose) as Editor-in-Chief.

Wichita Business Journal: hires Kirk Seminoff (@ICTBizKSeminoff) as Associate Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Business Insider: hires Ben Goggin (@benjamingoggin) as Weekend Editor of Insider, its consumer-focused website.

Fatherly: hires Amy Karafin (@FatherlyHQ) as Managing Editor.

Hearst Digital Media: hires Roberta “Robbie” Myers (@robbiemyers) as Editor-in-Chief of Shondaland.com, a women’s lifestyle site affiliated with TV Producer Shonda Rhimes.

Vogue: Jill Demling (@jilldemling) has left.


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News and Media (National)

Daily Mail: Francesca Washtell (@fwashtell) has been named City Reporter.

Financial Times: George Hammond (@georgenhammond) has been appointed Property Reporter. Nastassia Astrasheuskaya (@financialtimes) has been named Moscow & Central Asia Reporter.

Sunday Express: David Maddox (@davidpbmaddox) has been named Political Editor.

Times, The: Kate Devlin (@_katedevlin) has been appointed Chief Political Correspondent.


BBC Monitoring: Damien Sharkov (@DamienSharkov) has been appointed Journalist.

BBC News Digital Video Team: Ellis Palmer (@ellispalmer94) has been named Video Journalist.

Sports and Leisure

Mountain Biking UK: Ed Thomsett (@mbukmagazine) has been promoted to Features Editor. Luke Marshall has joined as Staff Writer.


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