Where did they go? Journalists on the move: week of May 9

Notable journalist and media industry moves for the week of May 9, 2016:

  • The New York Times: Advertising reporter Sydney Ember moves to cover print and digital media companies.
  • People: Staff editor Nick Maslow moves to Entertainment Weekly as online TV editor. Nolan Feeney, formerly of Time onboards as staff writer.
  • San Francisco Business Times: Hires economy reporter Blanca Torres from The Seattle Times as a real estate and economic development reporter.
  • Puget Sound Business Journal: Editor-in-chief Rob Smith leaves.
  • Las Vegas review-Journal: Business Reporter Jennifer Robinson takes a communications position at Pacific Gas & Electric.
  • Prevention: Hires executive editor Barbara O’Dair from Reader’s Digest as editor-in-chief.
  • The Hill: Hires Roll Call Congressional editor David Eldridge as healthcare editor for The Hill Extra. Managing editor Rafael Bernal from the United Press International boards as staff writer and will cover Latino affairs. Melanie Zanona and Cyra Master from QC Roll Call boards as transportation reporter and associate editor respectively. Bill Rehkopf, former anchor of WNEW-FM-Washington, D.C, joins as associate editor. Web editor Evelyn Rupert, boards as the same.
  • Orange County Register: Promotes Todd Harmonson from sports editor to senior editor. Harmonson is replacing Rob Curley.
  • The Washington Post: Upshifts politics reporter Rachel Weiner to cover federal courts beat. Joe Heim moves from enterprise assignment editor to the K-12 and higher education beat. Bureau chief Michael Birnbaum relocates from Moscow to Brussels as bureau chief.
  • Houston Business Journal: Web editor Laura Furr upshifts to data reporter, and will compile weekly lists and report news based on data used to generate the lists.
  • BBC Newsnight: hires The Wall Street Journal’s “Heard on the Street” European editor Helen Thomas as business editor.

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