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11/11 MEDIA Moves & News: Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNET

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Robert Costa The Washington Post (Washington, DC): National Review’s Washington Editor Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) is coming to the Post in early 2014 as a National Political Reporter.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Anchor and Managing Editor Wendy Bounds bids farewell to WSJ (@WSJ) Live Video.Former Energy and Environment Reporter Ryan Tracy (@ryanjtracy) will now cover Banking Regulation. In addition, Kate Linebaugh (@kate_linebaugh) has been promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief, Corporate Bureau.

Bill Lambrecht Hearst News Service (Washington, DC): Ex-St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) D.C. Bureau Chief Bill Lambrecht (@blambrecht) joins on as an Investigative Reporter.

FinancialAdvisor mag Financial Advisor (Shrewsbury, NJ): Don Jamieson (@dvjamieson) is the new Editor-at Large and Blogger at FA (@FAmagazine).

CNET CNET (@CNET): Paul Sloan (@PaulSloan) has been named Editor-in-Chief.

Mashable Mashable (@Mashable): Jim Roberts (@NYCJim) has been hired as the new Executive Editor and Chief Content Officer.

Yahoo Shine Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Food Editor Rachel Tepper (@RachelTepper) will be leaving the Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) to join Yahoo!Shine (@YahooShine).

Bloomberg View Bloomberg View (@BloombergView): The Big Picture blog’s Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) joins on as a Financial Columnist.

Ray Suarez Al Jazeera America – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former PBS journalist Ray Suarez (@RaySuarezNews) joins Al Jazeera America (@ajam) as the “Inside Story” Host. And former Popular Science (@PopSci) Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward (@_jacobward_) joina as Science and Technology Correspondent.

Peter Beinart The Atlantic (Washington, DC) — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) has left The Daily Beast to join The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) as a Contributing Editor.

Sarah Frier Bloomberg News – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Sarah Frier (@sarahfrier) moves to the SF bureau covering Social Media.

TIME.com Time.com (New York, NY): Kelly Conniff (@kellyconniff) has been promoted to Special Projects Editor.

Emma Gallegos LAist (@Laist) (tips@laist.com): Emma Gallegos (@EmmaGallegos) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief.

DailyCandy (@DailyCandy): Kate Wolfson (@KateWolfson) has been hired as the Los Angeles Editor at DailyCandy (@CandyLosAngeles).

The Daily Record The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD): Bryan Sears is the new state government and politics Reporter.

Alie Martell Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Alexandra Martell (@AlieMartell) is the new Online Managing Editor at Cosmo (cosmo@hearst.com).

Deadline Hollywood (@deadline): Founder Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) has parted ways with this entertainment website.

GameSpot GameSpot (@GameSpot): Justin Haywald (@JustinHaywald)  was hired as the Senior News Editor.

Shako Liu The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT): Shako Liu (@shako_liu) signs on as a Multimedia Journalist.

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MEDIA Moves & News: AP, Politico, Los Angeles Times, Glamour

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The Associated Press The Associated Press (New York, NY): Deputy Business Editor Kevin Shinkle (@Kevin_Shinkle) has been promoted to Business Editor.

The Atlantic The Atlantic (Washington, D.C.): Former Associate Publisher Hayley Romer (@HRomer17) was promoted to Vice-President and Publisher.

National Journal National Journal (Washington, DC): Kristin Roberts (@KRobertsNJ) was promoted to Managing Editor and Alissa Swango (@aswango) was upped to Digital News Director.

AARPBulletin AARP Bulletin (Washington, DC): Former Washington Examiner Managing Editor Michael Hedges is the new Executive Editor here.

AARP The Magazine AARP The Magazine (Washington, DC): William Horne (@WWHorne) takes the reins as Executive Editor.

LAist LAist (@LAist) (tips@laist.com): Editor Emma Gallegos (@EmmaGallegos) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief at LAist.com.

POLITICO Politico (Arlington, VA): Former New York Times Assistant Managing Editor Rick Berke (@rickberke) is now the Executive Editor here.

Glamour Glamour Magazine (New York, NY): Danielle Kosecki (@DKos07) has joined the outlet as the new Health Editor.

The New York Times (New York, NY): The “Wheels” Blog has been discontinued. All automotive news will now be covered in the Automobiles section of the web site.

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Julie Makinen (@JulieMAKLAT) has moved to the Beijing Bureau as a Correspondent. Rich Nordwind (@rnordwind) moves from Calendar Editor to Film Editor.

Fashionista.com Fashiionista (@Fashionista_com): Lauren Indvik (@LaurenI) and Stephanie Trong (@DumbHaircut) have been hired by Fashionista.com as Co-Editor-in-Chiefs.

Camper English Saveur Magazine (New York, NY): Camper English (@Alcademics) has joined the magazine as a Contributing Drinks Editor.

CNN (Atlanta, GA): Network Bookings and Executive Editorial Producer Maria Ebrahimji parts ways with CNN (@CNN).

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Marc Snetiker (@MarcSnetiker) has joined as an Editorial Assistant. And Jeff Jensen (@EWDocJensen) has been promoted to TV Critic in the L.A. Bureau.

Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA): Publisher Bruce Kyse is stepping down to pursue other endeavors.

ohiodotcom Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH): News Executive Mark Cohen is the new Publisher of the daily (@ohiodotcom).

Lucky Magazine Lucky (New York, NY): Katia Kuethe is the new Creative Director @LuckyMagazine.

Fox News (New York, NY): Political Contributor Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) is no longer with the network.

Women's Wear Daily Women’s Wear Daily (New York, NY): Former Accessories News Editor Alexandra Steigrad (@AlexSteigrad) takes on the Media Editor role.

Redbook (New York, NY): Beauty Editor Kayleigh Donahue (@kayleighdonahue) is no longer with the magazine.

Associated Press – Yakima Bureau (Yakima, WA): Correspondent Shannon Dininny is no longer with the news service.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): Jon Burstein has left South Florida Sun-Sentinel (@SunSentinel) as an Investigative Reporter.

Steve CheneveyWTTG-TV (Washington, DC): News Anchor Steve Cheveney (@stevechenevey) leaves WJLA-TV (@ABC7News) to return to the Fox affiliate (@myfoxdc) he was at before.

Erika Thomas WKBN-TV/WYFX-TV (Youngstown, OH): Anchor/Reporter Erika Thomas  (@ErikaThomasTV) has joined the CBS/Fox duopoly as Weekday Co-Anchor from KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.


myfoxchicago WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): Anchors Robin Robinson (@RobinRobinson) and Anna Davlantes (@AnnaDavlantes) have both left the station. Dawn Hasbrouck (@DawnHasbrouck) joins as a Co-Anchor. Anchor Melody Mendez (@MelodyMendezTV) and Reporter Jake Hamilton join the “Good Day Chicago” show.

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MEDIA Moves & News: NBC News, Yahoo!, CNN, USA Today

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PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here. 

 NBC News NBC (New York, NY): Geraldine Sealey (@GeraldineSealey) was appointed Enterprise Editor of NBC News Digital (@NBCNews).

Bill Weir CNN (New York, NY): News Anchor Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) parts ways with ABC News to join CNN.

USA TODAY USA Today (McLean, VA): Former Roll Call Managing Editor Katie Smith (@aunt_katie) joins the web team at America’s newspaper.

David Pogue YAHOO! (Sunnyvale, CA): Technology Columnist David Pogue (@Pogue) bids farewell to The New York Times and joins YAHOO! (@YAHOO).

Roll Call  Roll Call (Washington, DC): Randy Leonard (@RandyLeonard) is the new Environment & Energy Reporter. And Katy O’Donnell (@KatyODonnell_) takes on the Tax Reporter role.

Forbes Lifestyle Forbes (New York, NY): Michael Solomon (@Mister_Solomon) (msolomon@forbes.com) joins ForbesLife (@ForbesLife) as Editor-in-Chief.

Dan Harris ABC (New York, NY): Dan Harris (@danbharris) will replace Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) as Co-Anchor of ABC’s Nightline (@Nightline).

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Stock Markets Reporter Dan Strumpf (@danstrumpf) will now cover U.S. Financial Markets and Banking. On November 11, Reporter Mara Gay (@maragay) will join the paper.

Jessica Roy TIME Magazine (New York, NY): Former New York Observer Senior Editor Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) has joined as a Newsfeed Editor.

Associated Press – Richmond Bureau (Richmond, VA): Political Reporter Bob Lewis (@APBobLewis) and Editor Dena Potter (@DenaPotterAP) have both been fired.

InStyle InStyle (New York, NY): Current New York Times (@NYTimes) Fashion Reporter Eric Wilson (@EricWilsonNYT) will part ways with The Times and join as a Fashion News Director.

Closer Weekly Closer Weekly (Englewood Cliffs, NJ): Bauer Publishing launches Closer Weekly (@closerweekly) on October 30th. Lisa Chambers joins as Executive Editor.

Bleacher Report The Bleacher Report (New York, NY): Former New York Times Sports Reporter Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) has joined as the National NBA Reporter.

MORE Magazine More Magazine (New York, NY): Associate Beauty Editor Nikki Ostasiewski parts ways with the magazine.

Jennifer Chancellor Oklahoma Gazette (Oklahoma City, OK): Jennifer Chancellor (@jennpc1) is the new Editor-in-Chief replacing Bill Bacharach.

BuzzFeed Buzzfeed (New York, NY): Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) is now Legal Editor.

Prevention Magazine Prevention (New York, NY): Olessa Pindak (olessa.pindak@rodale.com) is the new Beauty and Lifestyle Director.

Alex Weprin Capital New York (@CapitalNewYork): Journalist Alex Weprin (@AlexWeprin) has been hired as a Senior Reporter.

Matt Katz The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA): Political Reporter Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) leaves to join WNYC-FM (@WNYC) to continue covering New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Rene Sanchez Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Rene Sanchez (@StribSanchez) was promoted to Editor and Senior Vice President.

CNN – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): White House Correspondent Dan Lothian (@DanLothianTV) has left CNN.

Ray Suarez PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA): Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez (@RaySuarezNews) has left the program for a book tour.

BLOUIN ARTINFO ArtInfo.com (@ArtInfoDotCom) (newseditors@artinfo.com): Tom de Kay is the new Interim Executive Editor for the outlet.

Engadget Engadget (@Engadget): Editor Darren Murph (@DarrenMurph) is no longer at this technology outlet.

Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost): TV Editors Laura Prudom (@LauInLA), Alex Moaba (@AlexMoaba) & Maggie Furlong (@MaggieFurlong) have left the Post.

The Cut The Cut (@TheCut): The new Beauty Editor for New York Magazine (@NYMag) fashion blog The Cut (@TheCut) is Kathleen Hou (@KathleenHou).

Rose French Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA): Rose French (@STactsoffaith) is joining the paper as an Education Reporter starting next week. She was previously with the Minneapolis’ Star Tribune.

NewsOK The Oklahoman – NewsOK.com (Oklahoma City, OK): Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) is the new Online Sports Editor after a stint as Sports Writer/Editor at The Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore, Okla.

Ocala Star-Banner Ocala Star Banner (Ocala, FL): The Ocala Star Banner has named Richard Anguiano as Business Editor.

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Media Moves & News

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PR Newswire’s Audience Research team makes thousands of updates to the database of journalists and bloggers that underpins the Agility Influencer Engagement Platform weekly.  Here are some key media moves and updates from the last week.

 

The Atlantic Uri Friedman The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Uri Friedman (@UriLF) is the new Global Editor.

Capital New York Capital New York (New York): Jim Vandehei (@JimVandeHei) (jvandehei@politico.com) takes the reins as Publisher/President of this publication along with Politico.

Fox News Fox News Channel (New York, NY): Retired Pediatric Surgeon Ben Caron and longtime ABC News Columnist George Will (@GeorgeWillRSS) have joined Fox News as Contributors to The Real Story hosted by Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson).

Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Neal Templin, current Page One Editor for the Wall Street Journal (@WSJ), will now serve as the paper’s Deputy Editor. Tedra Meyer joins the paper as a Real-Time News Editor.

New York Daily News New York Daily News (New York, NY): Co-Anchors of the Today Show on NBC, Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) and Hoda Kotb (@HodaKotb), have joined the New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) as Columnists covering fashion and food.
Adweek Adweek (New York, NY): Technology Reporter Garett Sloane (@GarettSloane) parts ways with the New York Post and joins Adweek (@Adweek) as a Staff Writer.

ESPN Deportes (US) ESPN Deportes (Coral Gables, FL): Rosana Franco (@RosanaFranco10) has joined the crew of Raza Deportiva (@razaespn) as a sportscaster.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Associated Press Reporter Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanap) tackles the National Security Reporter role.

Reed Albergotti The Wall Street Journal – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Reporter Reed Albergotti (@reedalbergotti) moves to the West coast to cover Facebook for WSJ.

Restaurant Business Restaurant Business (Chicago, IL): Kelly Killian (@kellykillian) has joined the trade magazine (@RB_magazine) as the new Executive Editor. She will oversee content, which is written for restaurant entrepreneurs, owners and operators of commercial foodservice locations.

Jason Fell Entrepreneur.com (@EntMagazine): Jason Fell (@jwfell) has been promoted to Managing Editor.

Harry R. WeberHouston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Energy Reporter Harry Weber (@HarryRWeber) has left his to join Bloomberg News – Houston Bureau.

ABC News ABC News (New York, NY): Erle Norton is the new Executive Producer of ABC News Digital (@ABC).

The Daily Show The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (New York, NY): Executive Producer/Writer Rory Albanese (@RortAlbanese) has bid farewell to The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow), a replacement has yet to be named.

Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Laura Brounstein joins Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) as the Special Projects Director.

refinery29 Refinery29 (@Refinery29): Neha Gandhi (@NehaInTown) has been promoted to Executive Editor of Features. Piper Weiss (@MomStyleIcons) has been hired by the blog as Executive Editor of News.

Vogue MagazineVogue (New York, NY): Kelly Connor (@kmcvogue) and Cynthia Smith have been promoted to Market Editors at the publication.

MarthaStewartWedding Martha Stewart Weddings (New York, NY): Eleni Gage (@elenigage) has been named Executive editor. Also, Melissa Foss (@melissadfoss) has joined on as Beauty Director.

Tallahassee Democrat Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL): Randi Atwood replaces Soni Greer as Features Editor, covering the religion beat.

Every Day with Rachael Ray (New York, NY): Jennifer Beck (@jenniferrbeck) is now the Lifestyle Editor.

Essence Magazine Essence Magazine (New York, NY): Abby West (@AbbyWestNYC) (awest@essence.com) has joined the publication as Executive Editor. Former Associate Beauty Editor Nicole Marie Melton (@nicolemmelton) is no longer with the magazine.

The FADER The Fader (New York, NY): Jessica Robertson (@jesscribe) has been named Executive Editor.

Fortune (New York, NY): Katie Benner (@ktbenner) is no longer with the publication.
Condé Nast Traveler Conde Nast Traveler (New York, NY): Lindsay Talbot (@lindsay_talbot) has joined on as Senior Editor.

Townhall.com Townhall Magazine (Arlington, VA): Conn Carroll (@ConnCarroll) has recently started as Managing Editor.

CBS MoneyWatch CBS-Moneywatch(@CBSMoneyWatch): Reporter Gigi Stone (@GigiStoneTV) is the new Correspondent for CBS-MoneyWatch.

HuffPost Green Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost): James Gerken (@J_Gerks) has been promoted to Green Editor(@HuffPostGreen).

Newsweek Newsweek (@Newsweek): Kira Bindrim (@KiraBind) is the new Managing Editor for the outlet.

The New Yorker The New Yorker (@NewYorker): Journalist Jonathan Shainin (@JonathanShainin)  has been named the Online News Editor of http://NewYorker.com.

Popular Science
(@PopSci): Reporter Dan Nosowitz (@DanNosowitz) will no longer be Web Editor at Popular Science.

sarahdwire The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock AR): Sarah D. Wire (@sarahdwire) is the new Washington Correspondent.

Carmen Wong Ulrich Marketplace Money (Los Angeles, CA): Carmen Wong Ulrich (@CarmenSense) will join the program next month as a Host.

Angeleno Magazine Angeleno Magazine (Los Angeles, CA): Lesley McKenzie (@lesleymckenzie) steps down from her position of Editor-in-Chief, but will continue with the publication as a Contributing Writer.

Kyle Montgomery Fox Sports West (Los Angeles, CA): Kyle Montgomery (@the_realkylem )joins the program as the Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Reporter.

Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA): Mark Heisler (@MarkHeisler) and Bill Oram (@bill_oram) join the paper as NBA Beat Writers. Lily Leung (@lilyshumleung) joins as a Reporter covering small business start-ups.

SA Business Journal San Antonio Business Journal (San Antonio,TX): Jimmy Holes (jholmes@bizjournals.com) is the new Publisher for the paper.

New York Post (New York, NY): Andrea Morabito (@andreamorabito) (amorabito@nypost.com) has joined the Post as a Television Reporter.

The Tribune The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, CA): Columnist Bill Morem has retired after 30 years.

Justin Andrews KWWL-TV (Waterloo, IA): Reporter Justin Andrews (@Justin_EAndrews) was hired.


Georgina Gustin Roll Call (Washington, DC): Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reporter Georgina Gustin (@georgina_gustin) is covering Food Policy.

Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Sun-Times.com (Chicago, IL): GRID, the Sunday insert for the daily (@Suntimes) will cease its print publication; however it will continue as an online post. Longtime Business Reporter and Columnist David Roeder has left the daily to join the administration of Governor Pat Quinn.

Gameological Society The Onion A.V. Club (Chicago, IL): The Gameological Society (@Gameological) is slated to team up with @TheAVClub and will be re-branded as Gameological. John Teti (@johnteti) is set to relocate to Chicago from Brooklyn, assuming the role of Senior Editor at the outlet.

WTAJ News WTAJ-TV (Altoona, PA): Scott Levy takes the helm as News Director at WTAJ-TV (@WTAJnews).

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October Media Moves and News

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MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department newsletter, features recent media news and job changes in the industry. Here is a sampling of this month’s edition:

Ratings giant Nielsen (http://www.nielsen.com) purchased its competitor Arbitron for more than a billion dollars. The $1.26 billion deal was approved by the Federal Trade Commission. Nielsen gets Arbitron’s state of the art people meter technology which captures data of what its users are receiving on TV, Internet, tablets, radio and phones. Part of the approved deal allows ESPN to continue its contract with Arbitron for this technology.

TIME Magazine Editor Rick Stengel departs TIME magazine (https://twitter.com/TIME) to join the State Department. Stengel will serve as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Deputy Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs has been appointed Rick Stengel’s successor.

Tribune Company (http://www.tribune.com), the parent company of the Chicago Tribune, has plans to make additional cuts as they prepare to spin off the publishing side of the business into a separate entity. The cuts are likely to affect all areas of operation, including the newsrooms that will take effect the end of this year.

A Las Vegas zoo owner has been charged with battery after allegedly attacking KSNV-TV Reporter Amber Dixon while she was asking for an interview. In the video of the incident Dixon and Photographer Justin Michel go to the door of Pat Dingle, the owner of a local zoo that had recently been closed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dixon knocks on Dingle’s door. He opens it and shuts it. The anchor who voiced the track said Dingle didn’t tell the crew to go away. But adds,”13 seconds pass in the dark until the door finally opens and Dingle’s fists are suddenly flying.” In the video you can hear Dingle tell the crew from the Las Vegas NBC affiliate to get out of his house after the scuffle. Police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer told the Las Vegas Sun, Dingle has been charged with misdemeanor battery. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/sep/26/nv-zoo-owner-battery-reporter/

Hollywood news site TheWrap.com (https://twitter.com/TheWrap) has recently hired two Reporters. Sara Morrison ( sara.morrison@thewrap.com) will cover media & Anthony Maglio (Tony.Maglio@thewrap.com) will cover television.

Missouri media company News-Press & Gazette (http://www.npgco.com) purchased CBS and Telemundo stations KION-TV and KMUV-TV along with Fox affiliate KKFX-TV. The stations were previously owned by Cowles California Media Co.

The Orange County Register (http://www.ocregister.com) teams up with the Orange County Department of Education and the Fourth District Parent Teacher Association to launch a school laptop program.

Journalist Darryl Isherwood (https://twitter.com/DarrylIsherwood) has been hired by NJ.com (https://twitter.com/NJDotCom) as its Senior Political Reporter. He was the previously the Editor of PolitickerNJ.com. He begins on October 14.

New Co-Host Jenny McCarthy (https://twitter.com/JennyMcCarthy) made her debut on ABC’s The View (http://abc.go.com/shows/the-view) earlier this month. McCarthy previously Hosted her own talk show, “The Jenny McCarthy Show”. She will serve as a replacement for former Co-Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who departed from the show on July 10, 2013.

The Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com) made several changes to its Real-Time News editorial team this month. Margaret de Streel joined the team as an Editor of Real-Time World News. While Geoffrey Rogow (https://twitter.com/GRogow) joined Real-Time Finance News as an Editor, and former Dow Jones Deputy Managing Editor George Stahl joined Real-Time Business News as an Editor.

Nexstar Broadcasting  (http://www.nexstar.tv) and Mission Broadcasting have acquired WOI-TV, WHBF-TV, KCAU-TV, WICZ-TV and WBNP-LP.

WVEE-FM (http://v103.cbslocal.com) of Atlanta was one of the big winners at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Awards this year. The Urban Contemporary station won the Urban Station of the Year category. The awards were held in Orlando at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show. The station located at 103.3 on the FM dial was chosen by a panel of broadcasters with the votes being confirmed by an independent auditor. This year’s awards banquet was hosted by Tom Kelly of KRTH-FM, a CBS station in Los Angeles. A list of this year’s winners can be found at http://www.radioshowweb.com/2013/newsroom/newsRelease.asp?id=3228. Next year’s awards show will be held in Indianapolis.

Dayton Parent Magazine is the latest parenting magazine launched by Midwest Parenting Publications. The current Editor of Indy’s Child and Hamilton County Family, Susan Bryant, will serve as Editor. You may reach her at susan@daytonparentmagazine.com or visit http://www.daytonparentmagazine.com for additional information.

Long-time Chicago Host Don Wade has passed away after battling brain cancer. He served WLS-AM for 27 years as Host of the morning drive show with his wife, Roma. Our condolences go out to his family.

WNPT-TV (http://www.wnpt.org) in Nashville has launched a new music program. Music City Roots (http://www.twitter.com/musiccityroots) debuted on the PBS affiliate last month. The show features Americana music from artists from or passing through Nashville but the show is scheduled to go national. To see the list of performers, visit http://www. musiccityroots.com. The show airs weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. CST. The Host is Jim Lauderdale. Lauderdale can be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jimlauderdale1 while WNPT-TV can be followed at http://www.twitter.com/npt8.

Active Interest Media (http://www.aimmedia.com) purchased Clean Eating, Oxygen and MuscleMag Internation, three Canadian enthusiast publications.

You can view the entire October Issue of MEDIAware here: www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/medi… and the Regional Changes here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/October2013UpdatesByRegion.html

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Media Moves and News for September

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MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department newsletter, features recent media news and job changes in the industry. Here is a sampling of this month’s edition:

Newsweek Magazine owner IAC has sold the magazine to the International Business Times. According to the Daily Beast, the International Business Times is a global news publication founded by Etienne Uzac and Jonathan Davis in 2006. Newsweek was originally sold by the Washington Post Company to philanthropist Sidney Harman in 2010, and then merged with The Daily Beast in November of 2010; ultimately leading to a shared ownership between Harman and The Daily Beast owner IAC. The short joint venture ended in 2012 when the Harman family decided to sell their investment in the company shortly after the death of Harman. Newsweek will part ways with The Daily Beast once the sale is complete, and continue to operate as a digital publication.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/03/newsweek-magazine-sold-to-ibt-media.html

CBS and Time Warner Cable reached an agreement on the retransmission contract, which had ended in June. The two conglomerates had been at a stalemate causing several CBS affiliates to lose content. More than a dozen stations were blacked out during the dispute. The Federal Communications Commission was poised to step in but did not have to in the end. Read more details at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/business/media/cbs-and-time-warner-cable-end-contract-dispute.html?_r=1&

Patch (http://www.patch.com) is planning to shutdown 300 of its 900 local news sites. AOL, the parent company of Patch, is trimming the 300 that are not creating enough revenue. Each “Patch” (https://twitter.com/PatchTweet) provides news and information for a localized area. They are hoping to sell some of the sites or partner with another company to cover costs in producing the Patch sites in some areas of the country.

A recent study by two business school professors (Feng Zhu of Harvard Business School and Robert Seamans of New York University) showed that craigslist, the online local classified website took a big bite out of newspaper advertising. They state that consumers saved over $5 billion by using craigslist (http://www.craigslist.org) from 2000-2007 instead of the local newspaper. This study puts craigslist at the top of the list as another contributing factor in the decline in newspaper revenues. Here’s more information from the study: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/ny-nyu-stern-school-idUSnBw135869a+100+BSW20130813

HD radio set numbers are up: Ibiquity the company behind HD Radio (http://www.hdradio.com) projects over five million HD radios will enter the market this year up from three million previously. Car manufacturers are the impetus in this growth by including HD Radio in their model offerings this year.

The Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com) has put up a paywall. Canada’s largest daily newspaper gives you 10 free stories per month but after that it will cost about five Canadian dollars a month. If you already subscribe to the newspaper digital access is included for free.

BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Company, acquired The Press of Atlantic City (http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com) and named Matt Blum (mblum@pressofac.com) Publisher. Previously Blum was the Publisher of the Morning News in Florence, S.C. and is not new to The Press. From 1989 to 1993 Blum was the papers’ Controller.  BH Media currently owns 30 daily newspapers and weeklies in Virginia, the Carolinas, Florida, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska and New Jersey.

Meredith Corporation (http://www.Meredith.com) supports the list of broadcasters approving the TVB analysis who provide local live + same day ratings: http://www.tvb.org/media/file/Meredith-Broadcasting_08-12-13_Live-Plus-Same-Day.pdf

ABC (http://www.abc.go.com) owned stations are to lay off 175 employees within the Disney/ABC Television Group as part of restructuring operations: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-disney-abc-layoffs20130821,0,4888715.story

You can view the entire September Issue of MEDIAware here: www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/medi… and the Regional Changes here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/September2013UpdatesByRegion.html

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Media Moves and News for June

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MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department newsletter, features recent media news and job changes in the industry. Here is a sampling of this month’s edition:

Politico (http://www.politico.com) has lost Political Reporter Jonathan Martin to The New York Times. Martin has been with Politico since its debut, just 6 short years ago. During his time with the political news outlet, he covered major stories such as the accusation of sexual harassment against then Republican presidential candidate Hermon Cain. The announcement comes as a major acquisition for The Times, where he will serve as National Political Correspondent, a position held by legendary greats such as R. W. Apple. It is unclear how the change will affect Politico as Martin was considered one of its major strengths, but with a plethora of young talent his departure will surely lead to the birth of a new political reporting giant at the paper.

ESPN (http://espn.go.com/ and https://twitter.com/espn) is currently in the process of cutting about 300-400 employees or between 5-10% of its staff. This is the first time since 2009, where 100 staff members were laid off, that the network has made such a massive reduction to its workforce. ESPN stated that they were making changes across the board in order to manage costs effectively and improve continued growth.

In a memo to The Rolling Stone’s Editorial Team Publisher Jann Wenner announced the promotion of his son Gus Wenner to Editor, taking charge of the magazine’s website. The twenty-two year old Brown graduate spent time interning with the magazine during his undergraduate years, and was officially hired just a short time ago. Though many outsiders have responded negatively to the announcement, in a statement to the International Business Times a former Stone’s staffer stated accusations of nepotism towards Gus Wenner may not be well deserved. According to the anonymous source “he’s a good kid who came in with a lot of great ideas, he shadowed [chief digital officer] David Kang at the website for a while, and he was pretty deep in it.” Although his rise may be unconventional, Gus Wenner seems to be the most promising heir to the family owned magazine. For more information — http://www.ibtimes.com/rolling-stoned-gus-wenner-janns-son-ridiculed-nepotism-twitter-it-deserved-1273599

Baton Rouge’s The Advocate (http://theadvocate.com) is expanding its coverage and content of New Orleans and has added a few top former employees of The Times-Picayune to its staff. New Editor Peter Kovacs (pkovacs@theadvocate.com) has hired George Russell (grussell@theadvocate.com) as Managing Editor/Investigations, Martha Carr (mcarr@theadvocate.com) as the New Orleans Bureau Chief,   and Claire Napier-Galafaro (cgalafaro@theadvocate.com) and Andrew Vanacore (avanacore@theadvocate.com) as Reporters all covering New Orleans. With Carr in place as Bureau Chief Sara Pagones (spagones@theadvocate.com) is now the Bureau Chief of St. Tammany. Pagones, Carr and Russell were part of The Times-Picayune’s staff that won Pulitzer Prizes for their Hurricane Katrina coverage.

Foreign Affairs magazine (http://www.foreignaffairs.com) is growing in numbers on the web with over a million visitors a month. They even have a fun new app titled “Foreign Affairs on TV”. This app takes users on a spin behind the government affairs on TV shows that include “Game of Thrones” and “Downton Abbey” after each week’s episode.

Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com) Reporter Kenneth Weiss (http://www.twitter.com/KennethWeiss) and Photographer Rick Loomis were recipients of the 2012 Scripps Howard Foundation Award for Environmental Reporting. A $10,000 check and the Edward J Meeman award was presented to Weiss and Loomis for their five-part series on preserving the planet’s ecosystem called “Beyond 7 Billion.”http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/population/

The Chicago Sun-Times (http://www.suntimes.com) has decided to lay off its entire photography staff, a total of 28 full-time staffers, effective immediately. The paper plans to use freelance photographers and reporters to shoot photos and video as they shift their focus to meeting the demands of online video and multimedia.

CQ Roll Call (http://www.rollcall.com) has bought out five employees in a cost-cutting move at the company. Those that took the buyout include Weekly Editor John Bicknell, Politics Editor Lauren Whittington, Executive News Editor Randy Wynn, Senior Editor Robert Healy and Leadership Editor Melinda Nahmias.

The New York Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com) staff listing underwent a significant change at the beginning of May.  Around 15 employees of the Daily News were let go. This is the largest number of layoffs since November 2011 when Editor-in-Chief Colin Myler took over. The paper is undergoing a reconstruction focusing on making the paper more digital.

UK native Deborah Turness has proven to be a great influence for all women in the broadcasting journalism industry. Nearly a decade ago she first shattered the glass ceiling in the UK, becoming the first Editor of a network television news division when she was appointed Editor of ITV News. Fast forward just a few years, and she is done it yet again, this time in the US. Just a few weeks ago, it was confirmed that beginning in August Turness will be the new NBC News (http://www.nbcnews.com). President. She is the first female to be named president of a network news operation in the US.

Popular HLN Morning Anchor Robin Meade is also a country music singer. She recently sang the National Anthem prior to the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. on Memorial Day weekend. Meade has been involved in NASCAR events in the past as she also performed at Daytona last year. Meade’s new album “Count on Me” is out this month.

Digital Editor for The Post-Crescent (http://www.postcrescent.com), Joel Christopher (jchristopher@postcrescent.com), has been named Digital Editor for Gannett Wisconsin Media. He will continue at The Post-Crescent, in addition, he will be responsible for digital strategy, implementation, training and practices at the following publications: Green Bay Press-Gazette, Wausau Daily Herald, Oshkosh Northwestern, Sheboygan Press, Fond du Lac Reporter, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Stevens Point Journal, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune and Marshfield News-Herald.

Edible Milwaukee is a new quarterly magazine highlighting local and sustainable food. It centers on the manufacturing, distributing and consumption of food in Milwaukee and the Midwest. Jen Ede is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of this publication. You may follow the magazine on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EdibleMKE or go to http://ediblemilwaukee.com for additional information.

You can view the whole June issue of MEDIAware here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/

And all of the Regional Updates here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/June2013UpdatesByRegion.html

You can also follow all of the latest media moves and news from PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PRNmedia

Media News & Moves for May

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MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department newsletter, features recent media news and job changes in the industry. Here is a sampling of this month’s edition:

Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://www.sun-sentinel.com) won the prestitgious 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its outstanding series “Above the Law: Speeding Cops”.  The series led to numerous police officers being suspended and one who got fired for his excessive abuse of speed. Investigative Reporter Sally Kestin, Investigative Editor John Dahlburg and Database Editor John Maines were part of an entire team at the Sun Sentinel that worked on this series. You can read the winning series here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/speeding-cops/

The Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com) won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News with its coverage of the Aurora Movie Theater mass shooting last year.  The Pulitzer cited the Post’s use of social media, video and the written word in their winning coverage of the story. You can check out their winning coverage here: http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2013-Breaking-News-Reporting

The Alcohol Professor (http://AlcoholProfessor.com) is a new blog about liquor, spirits & ale. It was started by beverage connoisseur Adam Levy (https://twitter.com/AlcoholProfessr) who also founded the New York International Beverage Competitions. The sites main contact is Senior Editor-in-Chief Amanda Schuster (alcoholprofamanda@gmail.com).

Minneapolis’ Star Tribune (http://www.startribune.com) won two 2013 Pulitzer Prizes for Local News and Ediorial Cartooning. Glenn Howatt, Brad Schrade and Jeremy Olson won the Local News Pulitzer for their work on a series about the rise in infant deaths at Minnesota day-care centers. You can read that series here: http://www.startribune.com/local/150283965.html. And Steve Sack won the Editorial Cartooning award. You can view a bunch of his great political cartoons here: http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2013-Editorial-Cartooning

Columnist Daniel Ruth and Editorial Editor Tim Nickens won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for the Tampa Bay Times (http://www.tampabay.com). Their op-ed pieces and columns were a campaign that helped reverse a decision to take fluoridation out of the water system in the area. You can check out pieces of their work here: http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2013-Editorial-Writing

The New York Times has made its own crossover as for the first time ever, they have published an article in Spanish. “A Drug War Informer in No Man’s Land” will go down in NYT history.
You can read it in Spanish here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/us/mexico-dea-fugitive.html or in English here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/us/us-mexico-dea-informant.html?pagewanted=all 

Representing The New York Times in the category of Investigative Journalism, David Barstow (barstow@nytimes.com) and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab were selected as Pulitzer Prize winners for their year and a half long project which centered on Walmart’s interests in Mexico. The journalists investigated the Multinational Retail Corporation’s use of coercion as a means to gain a competitive advantage in Mexico. Eventually, the exposé led to an investigation by the Justice Department into whether Walmart violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

A series of 10 articles which covered the business practices of Apple and other technology companies, won a group of journalists at The New York Times a Pulitzer Prize in the category of Explanatory Journalism. The series focused on the question of whether or not the United States could be considered a lucrative place for innovators to manufacture new products. Apple’s choice to employ cheaper manufacturers in China, passing over the opportunity to invest in the United States’ turbulent job market, was one example used in the series. The reporters included Keith Bradsher (https://twitter.com/KeithBradsher), David Barboza (barboza@nytimes.com), Charles Duhigg (duhigg@nytimes.com), David Kocieniewski (kocieniewski@nytimes.com), Steve Lohr (lohr@nytimes.com), John Markoff (https://twitter.com/markoff), David Segal, David Streitfeld (https://twitter.com/DavidStreitfeld), Hiroko Tabuchi (https://twitter.com/HirokoTabuchi), and Bill Vlasic (vlasic@nytimes.com).

The Pulitzer Prize in the category of International Reporting was given to David Barboza (https://twitter.com/DavidBarboza2), Shanghai Bureau Chief of The New York Times. Barboza composed a series of articles that focused on the overwhelming wealth which many of China’s top leaders have kept in hiding. According to Barboza, over the span of a year he “pieced together hundreds of names and a web of connections among more than 100 companies found in China’s official financial records.”

Sports Reporter for The New York Times John Branch (https://twitter.com/JohnBranchNYT) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the category of Feature Writing. Branch composed an article entitled “Snow Fall: the avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” about a fatal avalanche in the Washington Cascades. Branch combined text, online video and graphics to vividly illustrate what took place.

The Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines, N.C. is launching yet another magazine. It already publishes PineStraw and O. Henry. Now it adds Salt magazine to its line-up of cultural publications. As with the other magazines, Jim Dodson will head up Salt as Editor. The free, monthly magazine is scheduled to launch later this month with a distribution of 18,000.

Following up on a Charlotte, N.C. story previously reported on in MEDIAware, the FCC gave final approval on the sale of WYMT-TV and WJYZ-TV to Fox Television. With the ruling, the stations were free to hire more personnel. Lynda Grahl was chosen as VP of Finance and Jay Abbattista was added as VP of Sales. Both report to the previously hired GM Karen Adams. As a result of this purchase by Fox, another local Charlotte station, WCCB-TV, will switch affiliations from Fox to the CW this summer.

There have been two personnel changes at the Cooking Channel and Food Network. VP of Digital for Emerging Brands Mark Levine (mlevine@scrippsnetworks.com) has been promoted to VP of Programming and Multiplatform. And new to the stations is Todd Weiser, who was hired as VP of Programming and Development. He arrives from Animal Planet, where he was previously Director of Development.

After 21 years in print, The Rhinocerous Times (http://greensboro.rhinotimes.com) is now an endangered species. The publication originally had two editions: Greensboro and Charlotte. It folded the Charlotte edition back in 2008. Now with a growing debt, the Greensboro edition is closing as well. The website will remain but for how long is not known.

Culture Critic Philip Kendicott of The Washington Post won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. In one of the articles submitted for the award Philip examined the use of controversial photographs in the media. You can read the piece here: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-27/entertainment/36016736_1_images-subway-track-pleasure

Aereo (https://www.aereo.com)has been hit with a copyright lawsuit by almost every major network trying to prevent Aereo from creating a free streaming of their content. This is something to keep an eye on, as it can change the way networks will distribute its content if Aereo wins the case.

KSL-TV, the Salt Lake City NBC affiliate, has announced on its Facebook page as well as its website that it will no longer air episodes of the network series “Hannibal.” This decision was made due to the extensive graphic nature of this show. The time slot will be replaced with a special edition of KSL 5 News at 9 pm. “Hannibal” is a TV show about serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a literary character created by author Thomas Harris and initially made famous by the movie “The Silence of the Lambs.”

KMOV-TV in St.Louis won the 2012 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. Craig Cheatham and Jim Thomas won in the category of “Ware Zone: The Destruction of an All-American City.” Read more at http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/kmov-wfaa-win-ire-awards_b86802

Mike Herrera, Long-time New Orleans broadcaster, passed on April 6 at the age of 66. Herrera who for the last five years served as an engineer at WWL-TV previously worked as a staff announcer, Weathercaster and Producer/Director at WVUE-TV for more than four decades.

William Glaberson says farewell to The New York Times. His 25-year career at the newspaper came to a halt on April 26th. He most recently served as Court Reporter, throughout these 25 years he covered Guantanamo Bay and the Crown-Heights trail.

Highly respected Chicago Sun-Times Movie Critic Roger Ebert has passed away. Over the course of his expansive career, Ebert hosted various television programs such as “Sneak Previews”, “At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert”, “Siskel and Ebert and The Movies”, alongside Gene Siskel, and the series “Ebert & Roeper & the Movies”. He also produced his most recent show, “Ebert Presents: At the Movies”. Ebert was an author of more than 20 books and won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

Nils Larsen has stepped down as CEO at the Tribune Company. He managed Tribune local stations, WGN America and WGN Radio. Jonathan Wax has been named Senior Vice President of scripted programming for WGN America. Wax currently serves as Vice President of drama development at Twentieth Century Fox, Inc.

Edible Milwaukee, a new magazine set to launch its May issue, will focus on the production, distribution and consumption of food in the greater Milwaukee area. The magazine reaches out to the local and regional food consumers and buyers who are zealous about food quality. Jen Ede will serve as Publisher and Editor for the quarterly. You may reach her at jen@ediblemilwaukee.com or http://ediblemilwaukee.com.

You can view the whole May issue of MEDIAware here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/

And all of the Regional Updates here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/May-2013-Updates-By-Region.html

You can also follow all of the latest media moves and news from PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PRNmedia

Media News & Moves for March

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MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department newsletter, features recent media news and job changes in the industry. Here is a sampling of this month’s edition:

Over the past few years Newsweek Global (https://twitter.com/Newsweek) has endured several foundational changes including a 50/50 partnership with The Daily Beast in 2008 and the groundbreaking announcement of plans to go digital late last year. With a new year and a new digital Newsweek and Daily Beast on the horizon Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown (https://twitter.com/TheTinaBeast) unveiled a new name — NewsBeast.

Beginning in March, readers will notice one notable Editor missing from the Vogue (https://twitter.com/voguemagazine) masthead. Managing Editor Laurie Jones announced that February 28th would be her last day with the mag. Before beginning her iconic tenure with Vogue, Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour was hired by Laurie Jones at New York Magazine. Later Wintour brought Jones over to Vogue where she would become Managing Editor.

The International Herald Tribune, the New York Times Company’s 125-year-old Paris-based newspaper is getting a name change. This Fall the paper will be known as The International New York Times. In addition, the brand change will combine forces between the New York Times website and the Tribune’s to create one international news site for the rest of the world outside of New York, You can check out the newspaper here: http://global.nytimes.com and https://twitter.com/iht.

Global pharmaceutical company SCRIP Intelligence (http://www.scripintelligence.com) names Brett Chase US Companies Editor. Chase was previously Deputy Managing Editor for Crain’s Chicago Business, Deputy Business Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, health industry team Assignment Editor for Bloomberg News and Milwaukee Bureau Chief of the American Banker in Chicago. Contact Brett on Twitter at https://twitter.com/brettchase

A rash of television station re-designs have occurred this past month with three in the South being updated. WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, WXIA-TV in Atlanta and duopoly WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV in Louisville have all recently undergone renovations. WTVC-TV in TN now features a high definition set with LED color changing lights, large back-lit graphics and a 1×4 strip of monitors in the Weather Center With a rear projection screen.NBC affiliate WXIA now includes a new Gannett graphics package. Also, the set has color changing, frosted plexiglas and flat screen monitors including a large freestanding 3′ by 4′ monitor array. While construction on the set of the Louisville stations has just begun, it is scheduled to be expanded by 11,000 sq. ft. The existing facility dates back to 1980 and is too small for the station, which has grown considerably in that time.

Being a field reporter has its dangers. Just ask News 14 Carolina Reporter Caroline Vandergriff. Vandergriff was struck by a car while reporting on a story about severe weather in the area. While reporting from a major intersection in Charlotte where the traffic lights were out due to the storm, two cars collided after one lost control and struck Vandergriff. She was immediately taken via ambulance to the local hospital where she ended up staying for a week. She is back at work now.

Entertainment Weekly announced two veteran Contributors would bid farewell to the Time Inc. magazine. Senior Writer and Film Critic Lisa Schwarzbaum was the first to accept a buyout package earlier this month. Shortly after TV Critic Ken Tucker followed suit. Tucker was a member of the founding staff of the magazine in 1989. According to Adweek, the buyouts are a result of a 6% overall cutback set in place by publisher Time Inc.

WSB-TV in Atlanta is just one of the many companies in Georgia donating to the relief of tornado victims.After a tornado struck down in Bartow and Gordon counties, the ABC affiliate donated $50,000 to the Red Cross to help victims of the tornado, which spawned winds of more than 135mph. The epi-center of the storm was in Adairsville, Ga., where three fatalities were reported.

WKYT-TV in Lexington is adding another newscast to its line-up. The CBS affiliate will now air news 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This makes two early afternoon newscasts in the market with WLEX-TV of NBC being the other. WKYT-TV’s news will be anchored  by DeAnn Stephens. She was re-hired specifically for the show. She can be emailed at deann.stephens@wkyt.com. Stephens also can be heard on WBUL-FM in the morning. A pioneer in Carolinas television passed away last month.

Reporter Jane Harrington-Smith passed away at the age of 62 from heart failure. Harrington made history as the first black female Reporter/Anchor at Winston-Salem, N.C. station WXII-TV in the turbulent 70s. She also hosted a weekly program called “Shades of Ebony.” She worked there for six years before moving to Indiana. She worked at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis, covering such big stories as the Mike Tyson rape trial in 1992. Harrington was a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville and a member of the Black Professional Journalists Association.

Last month, Reporter Ann Mercogliano (http://twitter.com/AnnMercogliano) departed WCBS and sister station WLNY-TV. This month she join joins WPIX-TV (http://pix11.com/) as a freelancer. She will be reporting both mornings and evenings when needed.

Ken Tonning, the President and General Manager at Tampa’s WTSP-TV announced he will retire in July. Before joining the station in 2008, Tonning worked for stations including KUSA-TV in Denver and WXIA-TV in Atlanta where he was the Sales Manager. Beginning his career in 1974, he was credited for altering traditional journalism and pushing the envelope of newscast reporting. http://www.wfla.com/story/21058646/gm-of-st-pete-tv-station-to-retire-in-july

In a strange twist, Orlando’s WKMG-TV hires the son of an Anchor at a competing news station. Justin Warmoth joined WKMG as a News Reporter with the blessing of his father Greg Warmoth who is the Anchor for Orlando’s WFTV-TV. Surely journalism runs in the genes of this family. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2013/02/wkmg-hires-son-of-wftv-anchor-greg-warmoth.html

The Web Producer at WFOR-TV, Dave Game has passed away. Dave was only 57 and leaves a long legacy in the industry. Game, a veteran journalist, came to WFOR in 1985 where he served as a General Assignment Reporter, Investigative Producer and Reporter. He is accredited with creating one of the first broadcasting websites in South Florida for WFOR. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/02/06/longtime-cbs-miami-web-producer-dave-game-dies-at-57/

WTVT-TV Channel 13’s Andy Johnson has left the Fox TV station after over three decades with the company. Johnson joined the station in 1979. A native of Tampa as well, the low key retired Meteorologist has not spoken on his plans hereafter. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/media/content/wtvt-ch-13-forecaster-andy-johnson-leaves-air-today-after-33-years-marking-low-profile-depar

Journalist Mike Guy (http://twitter.com/MrMikeGuy) has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of The Fix.com. He still regularly contributes to Playboy Magazine and Wenner Medias Men’s Journal. He will also continue to be the Editor-in-Chief of Hopper.com. Thrillist (http://twitter.com/Thrillist)features off-the-beaten-path activities, restaurants and products found around the world. The website is easily accessed by each city; a total of 21 are featured, including New York, London and Miami. The site managers are looking to add more cities to explore in the near future.

London’s Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk) is opening a new Washington, D.C. office and it will be headed by David Martosko (http://www.twitter.com/EditMeDavid). Martosko was the Executive Editor at The Daily Caller. Martosko’s new title will be U.S. Political Editor.

You can view the whole March issue of MEDIAware here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/%20

And all of the Regional Updates here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/March2013UpdatesByRegion.html

You can also follow all of the latest media moves and news from PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PRNmedia

Media News and Moves for February

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MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department newsletter, features recent media news and job changes in the industry. Here is a sampling of this month’s edition:

Time Inc. (http://www.timeinc.com), publisher of Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, People and In Style announced that they would be laying off 500 employees across the world. These cuts include 250 jobs in New York which accounts for 6% of its workforce. Among those cut was Health Editor-in-Chief Ellen Kunes. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes and Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang‘s put the layoffs in motion after Time Inc. saw a 6% decrease in revenue in the third quarter of 2012. The culprit of the layoffs was a revenue shortage caused by the drops in print advertisments and magazine subscriptions.

Al-Jazeera (http://www.aljazeera.com and https://twitter.com/ajenglish) purchased Current TV (http://current.com) for $500 million. Current TV was former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s startup vehicle designed to provide news analysis, politics and commentary. This purchase puts Al-Jazeera into nine times the amount of homes it was reaching previously.

The Boston Globe could be up for sale again. The New York Times Company tried selling the paper three years ago but was unsuccessful in finding a deal. The possibility of selling the paper was revisited again last year although CEO Janet Robinson wanted to wait in hopes that the launch of the Globe’s new pay wall would improve its sales.

Univision has renamed and rebranded their Telefutura network. It is now named Unimas. http://tv.univision.com/unimas/

This month The New York Times (http://twitter.com/nytimes) announced major changes to its masthead with several top veterans accepting buyout packages. Among those saying their final good byes to the paper are Assistant Managing Editor Jim Roberts, Sports Editor Joe Sexton, and Culture Editor Jon Landon. The buyout packages were developed as a way to avoid major layoffs and did alleviate the bulk of the necessary budget cuts. Editor Jill Abramson (abramson@nytimes.com) (https://twitter.com/JillAbramson) expressed sincere gratitude to all those who will be bidding the paper farewell. Now that the NYT’s shake-up at the top has come to an end, expect several familiar names at the paper to take on new and increasing responsibilities.

Boston’s Phoenix Media WFXN-FM has been sold to Clear Channel Communications. Only the signal has been sold, Phoenix Media will keep its call letters. The station consisted of 21 employees. Most of the employees’ have left except for Program Director Paul Driscoll and Promotions Director Mike Snow.

The Crossover (https://twitter.com/crossover) is a brand new show which premiered on January 26th on the NBC Sports Network. The show is hosted by Michelle Beadle (https://twitter.com/MichelleDBeadle) and Dave Briggs (https://twitter.com/DaveBriggsTV). Beadle is a former ESPN SportsNation host and Briggs is a former “Fox & Friends” host. The show features sports news, pop culture and social media news.

The Financial Times (http://www.ft.com and https://twitter.com/FinancialTimes) is planning to cut 25 jobs via either buyouts or layoffs. Editor Lionel Barber believes this will save up to $2 million a year. He also hopes to add 10 new staffers to the digital side of their operation.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio (http://www.siriusxm.com) added two million new subscribers in 2012. They now have 23.9 million subscribers tuning in daily.

The Tribune Company has emerged from bankruptcy. After restructuring, the company is anticipated to trade its newspaper assets and focus on its 23 television stations, including WGN America. Peter Liguori has been named CEO of Tribune Company. He will manage the Tribune Broadcasting Company network and the company’s publishing and digital operations. Liguori most recently served as COO at Discovery Communications.

There’s a new publication in Miami, Florida. NEW YOU magazine (http://www.newyoumedia.com) is a quarterly magazine dedicated to helping women find the latest anti-aging methods and technologies. Ruchel Louis Coetzee (ruchel@newyoumedia.com) is the Editor. Follow NEW YOU on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NewYouMedia

Earlier this month, Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive (cynthia_leive@condenast.com) (https://twitter.com/cindi_leive) announced the addition of Ying Chu (ying_chu@condenast.com) (https://twitter.com/yingchunyc) to the Glamour (http://twitter.com/glamourmag) masthead as the new Executive Beauty Editor. Chu comes to the magazine after a stint as Marie Claire‘s Beauty and Health Editor for several years.

The Washington Times (http://www.washingtontimes.com and https://twitter.com/washtimes) started the year with at least 20 layoffs including Sports Reporter Patrick Stevens (https://twitter.com/D1scourse). Executive Editor David Jackson had announced in November that there could be layoffs and there were in January.

Joanna Coles (https://twitter.com/JoannaColes), who just recently took over as Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/ and https://twitter.com/Cosmopolitan and https://www.facebook.com/Cosmopolitan) made an exciting announcement earlier this month. The magazine will be featured on an upcoming reality show on CBS called, “The Job” (http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-job/ and https://twitter.com/TheJobCBS). Coles is no stranger to the TV world as she had a recurring mentor role on the hit show, “Project Runway” while she was Editor-in-Chief at Marie Claire. “The Job” will air on Fridays at 8pm ET in February and Cosmopolitan will be featured on its second episode airing on February 15th. Five contestants will compete for an editorial assistant position at Cosmopolitan.

The Star-Ledger (http://www.nj.com/starledger/) recently announced a large-scale layoff of 34 employees including 18 from the newsroom. The layoffs were due to financial hardships and the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The paper is also considering outsourcing the printing and packaging of the paper. The following link is provided for additional information on this story: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/star-ledger_announces_layoffs.html. The Star-Ledger can be followed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/starledger and on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Star.Ledger.

After a short prime time career WNYW-TV’s (http://twitter.com/myfoxny) Greg Kelly (http://twitter.com/gregkellyfox5) will be returning to “Good Day New York” as Co-Anchor with Rosanna Scotto (http://twitter.com/rosannascotto). The network announced that Kelly would Anchor the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscast just a few months ago while veteran Dave Price (http://twitter.com/DavePriceTV) returned to the network taking over Kelly’s open morning spot alongside Scotto. However, in an unexpected turn of events Price will once again depart from the network allowing for the return of Kelly. Additionally, current early morning Anchor Steve Lacy will be filling in during Kelly’s prime time spots.

ESPN all-pro Sports Reporter Rachel Nichols (https://twitter.com/Rachel__Nichols) has traded teams and is headed to CNN (Cable News Network) to become a Sports Anchor/Reporter there.

You can view the whole February January issue of MEDIAware here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/

And all of the Regional Updates here: http://www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/mediaware/February2013UpdatesByRegion.html

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