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Striking Out ALS, One Ice Bucket at a Time

If you have logged into Facebook over the last couple of weeks, you most likely witnessed many of your peers dousing themselves in ice water in the name of charity. At the time of writing on August 22nd, this grassroots campaign known as The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge had raised $41.8 million dollars in donations for the ALS Association. As of August 26, the campaign has accumulated a whopping $88.5 million dollars total from existing donors and 1.9 million new donors.

The enormous surge in donations for what was once a largely overlooked cause is in part due to elevated exposure from celebrities, political figures and corporate executives worldwide. What is even more amazing is that the ALS Association had not planned this massive fundraising initiative. So how did the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign work and what did the ALS Association do right in order to capitalize on these past few weeks?

The story behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

The social explosion  began when former college baseball player Pete Frates, whose career in sports ended when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, posted a video to Facebook on July 31st calling on friends and public figures to take the Ice Bucket Challenge in an effort raise awareness and donations toward research for the disease.  A short 3 weeks later, the ALS Association has experienced an exponential increase in donations –  $88.5 million vs $2.5 million raised during the same period last year (July 29 – August 26).

The significance of the Ice Bucket Challenge

Communicators who are unsure of how to tell their corporate social responsibility stories more effectively can learn a few lessons from the ALS Association and the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s no secret that many mistake corporate-charity partnerships as a shameless effort by for-profit businesses to generate positive publicity. What many fail to realize is illnesses that affect a smaller group of people tend to have smaller initiatives and fundraising efforts surrounding them. Therefore, the organizations dedicated to fighting these rarer illnesses have to use every opportunity they can to get the same attention that more common illnesses do.

If you haven’t already donated to #StrikeOutALS, follow the link to donate now: http://prn.to/IceBucketChallenge

Lessons for communicators

Here are the key takeaways from the Ice Bucket Challenge that communicators should make note of:

1. Use positivity to tell a powerful and emotionally compelling story

The effects of ALS are devastating and there is no known cure, but the Ice Bucket Challenge shed light on the issue by combining humor and compassion to get people to pay attention. ALS patient Anthony Carbajal recently made headlines for his Ice Bucket Challenge video, which told the emotional personal story of being diagnosed with the disease at age 26 and how its hereditary nature has affected his family for generations.

With regards to the previous lack of attention surrounding ALS, Carbajal said, “Nobody wants to see a depressing person that’s dying and has two to five years to live. They don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want their day ruined.” Carbajal sums up a heartbreaking reality for many people and organizations who are trying to raise awareness for certain causes, and illustrates why the Ice Bucket Challenge is so important.

2. Know your social audience and what platforms will work best

One of the biggest reasons why this grassroots campaign proved so successful was the social media component. Most of the videos were housed and shared on Facebook, and there are several reasons why this was the best social channel to showcase the ice bucket challenge.

  • First, Facebook’s auto-play video platform meant that users scrolling through their newsfeeds didn’t even have to hit the play button to view the Ice Bucket Challenge videos that were shared, a key feature for grabbing attentions and piquing viewer interests.
  • Secondly, even though Twitter’s Vine videos also contain an auto-play feature, Facebook videos have no time limit. Challengers were able to nominate as many people as they wanted without having to race against the clock, proving that elongated content formats are still quite relevant.
  • Finally, when nominees were tagged in the videos, it appeared on their respective profiles seeding further awareness among their network of friends and family.

However, relying on social channels to power the campaign leaves important publicity on the table.  Even though the Ice Bucket campaign developed organically on social media and amassed an astonishing amount of media attention, the ALS Association has also capitalized on the visibility generated online, using paid distribution via press releases to continue seeding awareness around the issue and supplying the media with newsworthy information and data points such as the growing number of donations the organization has received thus far.

PR Newswire’s Support of ALS

Congratulations to our client, the ALS Association, on their tremendous success these past few weeks. As this campaign has spread like wildfire, PR Newswire employees from across the country stepped up to the challenge including Ken Wincko, SVP of Marketing, who graciously accepted the nomination from our friends at CommPro.biz. We’re proud to support such a worthy cause and be part of the fight to help strike out ALS!

For more on how the ALS Association turned a grassroots effort into a fundraising machine, read “The 3 Tactical Elements That Made the “Ice Bucket Challenge” a Viral Success”: http://prn.to/1vNqNhK

Co-authored by: 

ShannonShannon Ramlochan, PR Newswire’s Content Marketing Coordinator

 

 

DanielleHeadshotDanielle Ferris, a member of PR Newswire’s marketing team 

 

MEDIA News: Media Moves at: U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, NBC News and More…

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR 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 from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department provides daily updates on Twitter (twitter.com/PRNmedia).

U.S. News & World Report (Washington, D.C.): Managing Editor Kim Castro (@kimacastro) is now the Executive Editor/Consumer News @usnews.

San Antonio Business Journal (San Antonio, TX): Tony Quesada  has been announced as the Editor-in-Chief @SABizJournal.

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Virginian-Pilot Managing Editor Maria Carrillo (@havana58) is headed to Houston to become Senior Editor @HoustonChron.

The New York Times (New York, NY): Former Pasadena Magazine Editor Maria Russo (@Maria_C_Russo) is now the Children’s Books Editor @nytimes. And Alex MacCallum (@alexmaccallum) was promoted to Assistant Managing Editor of Audience Development.

CBS News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Trish Turner (@caphilltrish) is the new “CBS This Morning” D.C. Producer.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Economics Policy Reporter Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) is the Editor of the new online section “Storyline” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline)(@TheStoryline) covering people, policy and data. And Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Karen Heller (@kheller) signs on as a Features Writer.

NBC News (New York, NY): Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) has been named the new Host of @meetthepress. He replaces David Gregory who had been with the program since December 2008. Todd’s first show as host will air on September 7th.

Bloomberg News (New York, NY): Josh Tyrangiel (@Tyrangiel) was named Lead Editor for consumer products @BloombergNews.

Bloomberg View (New York, NY): Katie Benner (@ktbenner) will join @BV as a Tech Columnist in September.

ABC News (New York, NY): Ann Compton (@AnnCompton), a 41-year veteran @ABC, has announced she will retire September 10.

WIPR-TV (Puerto Rico): Miguel Rosa (@Miguelrosatv) has been promoted to General Manager for WIPM-TV/WIPR-TV in Puerto Rico.

Telemundo Network (Hialeah, FL): Norberto Hernandez has joined Telemundo’s (@Telemundo), “Un Nuevo Dia” (@UnNuevoDia) as a Correspondent.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Scout Media’s Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) joins @LATimes as a Reporter covering USC football.

Tonawanda News (Tonawanda, NY): Chris Voccio is now the Publisher of @tonanews and The Niagara Gazette @NiagaraGazette.

Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, NY): Thomas Claybaugh is now the Publisher of @ithacajournal, The Press & Sun-Bulletin (@pressconnects) and @stargazette.

WSJ Speakeasy Blog (New York, NY): Reporter Barbara Chai (@barbarachai) has become the Managing Editor @WSJSpeakeasy.

HGTV Magazine (New York, NY): Leslie Corona becomes Editorial Assistant @HGTVMag.

Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed): The new Associate Celebrity Editor is Kristin Harris (@KristinHarris).

Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Michele Promaulayko (@MichProm) will begin as the new Editor-in-Chief @YahooHealth on August 25th.

The Fader (@TheFader): Deidre Dyer (@Yung_Oprah_) has been promoted to Style Editor.

The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO): Steve Paul (@sbpaul) has been named Editorial Page Editor @KCStar, replacing the recently retired Miriam Pepper.

Science Magazine (Washington, D.C.): Book Review Editor Sherman Suter is retiring from @ScienceMagazine.

Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, PA): Tom Deschriver (@PoconoTD) is the new Executive Editor @PoconoRecord. Tom replaces Christopher Mele (@MeleChristopher) who is now a Metro Editor for The New York Times. And Brad Bailey takes on the Associate Publisher role.

Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, WY): Brendan Meyer (@Brendan_Meyer13) will join (@CSTribune) as Features Reporter.

Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA): James Normandin (@J_F_Normandin) was named the Publisher at (@telegramdotcom) and begins on September 2nd .

The Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA): Steve Fisher (@sedwardfisher) is now the new Publisher @TelegraphHerald. Fisher will replace James Normandin.

Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, TX): Russ Goodall is now the Managing Editor @Bwdbulletin.

Glen Rose Reporter (Glen Rose, TX): Brent Addleman (@GRR_Editor) has been named Managing Editor @GlenRoseNews.

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Grammar Hammer: ICYMI, Catfishing and Brick Have New Definitions

the Grammar Hammer

Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford Dictionary just unveiled the newest additions to their dictionary, and I have to admit that I was caught quite off guard by some of the entries. Apart from some buzz-wordy jargon that I could see in professional writing (pharmacovigilance), most of these words are ones I would only expect to see in more casual styles of writing or slang phrases like “hot diggity” and “spit take,” but I did learn a few interesting new things:

Catfishing- a concept recently made famous by MTV, means “to lure (someone) into a relationship by adopting a fictional online persona.”

Brick- what I originally only thought of as a rectangular block made of clay used to build things is now also a reference to early-model cell phones that were large and heavy or to mobile devices that no longer work and just sits there (like a brick).

I also finally learned the meanings of acronyms typically used in text messaging or social media such as:

SMH – shaking my head

ICYMI – in case you missed it

YOLO – you only live once

What are your thoughts on the recent additions to the Oxford English Dictionary? See Oxford’s list here (http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/08/oxford-dictionaries-update-august-2014).

Have a grammar rule you’d like me to explore? Drop me a line at catherine.spicer@prnewswire.com.

Author Catherine Spicer is a manager of customer content services at PR Newswire.

MEDIA News: Media Moves at: Los Angeles Times, American Banker, AP and More…

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR 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 from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department provides daily updates on Twitter (twitter.com/PRNmedia).

Associated Press (New York, NY): Bureau Chief William Kole (@billkole)(bkole@ap.org) takes over the New England News Editor role @ap. And Former AP New England Editor Cara Rubinsky (@crubinsky) moves to Chicago to become the Assistant Central Region Editor. Lindsay Whitehurst (@lwhitehurst) is a new Reporter at the Salt Lake bureau. And Mesfin Fekadu (@MusicMesfin) is the new Music Reporter. Chicago Bureau Deputy Editor Tom Berman (@tombermanap) has been named Central Region Editor.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Austin Beutner has been named Publisher/CEO of @LATimes succeeding Eddy Hartenstein. Melody Petersen (@MelodyPetersen) departs from the Orange County Register to join the paper as a Reporter covering aerospace and Sports Reporter Mike James has announced his plans to retire after 27 years with the paper.

American Banker Magazine (New York, NY): Marc Hochstein (@MarcHochstein) is the new Editor-in-Chief @AmerBanker.

Bloomberg News (New York, NY): The Street’s Joseph Deaux (@JoeDeaux) heads over to @BloombergNews as a Commodities Reporter.

Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) has left TV Guide to become a Senior Writer @EW. And Chris Lee (@_ChrisLee) is the new Writer-at-Large.

Details (New York, NY): Drew Schutte (@werd) joins @DETAILS as Publisher.

Marie Claire (New York, NY): Fashion Features Editor Jessica Minkoff (@JLMinkoff)  has been promoted to Senior Market Editor @marieclaire.

Forbes (New York, NY): Frank Bi (@FrankieBi) has joined @Forbes as a Data Journalist.

Allure Magazine (New York, NY): Lauren Caruso (@laurencaruso_) has been named Senior Web Editor @Allure_magazine.

Food Network Magazine (New York, NY): Sarah Bruning (@sarahbruning) is made Senior Features Editor @FoodNetwork.

Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): More Magazine Associate Beauty Editor Deanna Pai (@deannapai) becomes Senior Associate Beauty Editor @Cosmopolitan.

New York Magazine (New York, NY): Jennifer Vineyard became a Senior Editor @NYMag.

The Intercept (firstlook.org/theintercept/): Cora Currier (@CoraCurrier) is now a Reporter at @The_Intercept. Ryan Tate (@RyanTate) has been hired as a Deputy Editor and Margot Williams (@MargotWilliams) is a new Research Editor at the outlet.

Re/Code (recode.net): Edmund Lee (@EdmundLee) will be joining @Recode as its new Managing Editor starting in September. Managing Editor Kenneth Li (@kenli729) was promoted to Editor-in-Chief.

Vox (@VoxDotCom) (sarah@vox.com): Julia Belluz (@JuliaOfToronto) is the new Health Reporter.

PBS Newshour (Arlington, VA): Sara Just (@sarajust) is the new Executive Producer @NewsHour.

CNN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Alexandra Field (@AFieldCNN) has been promoted from Freelancer to Correspondent @cnn.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Boston.com Sports Editor Glenn Yoder (@glennyoder) joins the Post as a Night Sports Editor/Producer.

FOX News Channel – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Cherie Grzech has been promoted to Senior Director of Politics.

The Jersey Journal (Secaucus, NJ): Deputy Managing Editor Ron Zeitlinger was promoted to Managing Editor @jerseyjournal. This follows on the heels of Editor Margaret Schmidt’s promotion form Managing Editor to Editor.

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR): Michelle Maxwell (@MichelleAtTheRG) is the new Features Editor @registerguard.

The Luverne Journal (Luverne, AL): Mona Moore (mona.moore@luvernejournal.com) has been announced as Editor.

Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL): Former Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum Reporter Joey Chandler (@TFJoeyChandler) has joined @tuscaloosanews as a Prep Sports Writer.

The Paris News (Paris, TX): Maddie Kuhn (@maddiekuhn1) has been promoted to Sports Editor @TheParisNews.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX): Phil Terrigno (@philterrigno) has been named High School Sports Editor @lubbockonline.

Douglas County Sentinel (Douglasville, GA): Reporter Ron Daniel has been promoted to Managing Editor here (@douglassentinel). He replaces Mitch Sneed, who is now Editor at the Alexander City Outlook (@alexcityoutlook) in Ala.

The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette (Hilton Head, SC): Executive Editor Fitz McAden has retired after 42 years as a journalist. His resume includes stops in Miami and Columbia as well as these two Lowcountry newspapers.

Fox Sports Midwest (St. Louis, MO): Luke Thompson has been hired at Fox Sports Midwest to cover St. Louis sports. He was previously with The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, TN.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): Stu Durando (@studurando) is switching roles at the paper (@stltoday), from covering Illinois basketball to now handling the St. Louis University beat.

The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA): Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) has joined the paper (@thenewstribune) as a Sports Reporter, covering the Seattle Seahawks.

The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA): Outdoors/Sports Reporter Joe Gorden is putting down the keyboard after more than 40 years @tribunedemocrat and retiring.

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at: AP, The Washington Post, Self Magazine and More…

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR 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 from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department provides daily updates on Twitter (twitter.com/PRNmedia).

Associated Press – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): AP Chicago Central Region Editor David Scott (@davidthornhill) moves to DC to become the Political Editor. And AP Honolulu Editor Oskar Garcia (@oskargarcia) moves to the Philadelphia Bureau to become the Eastern Assistant Sports Editor.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Health Reporter Sandhya Somashekhar (@sandhyawp) switches beats to become the new Social Change Reporter. Sylvester Monroe (@sylvestermonroe) joins in late August at the Foreign Desk to edit Europe and South Asia news. Moscow Correspondent Will Englund returns to be a Foreign Desk Editor in charge of East Asia and the Americas. Caitlyn Moore (@thecaitlinshow) is the new Digital Features Editor. Former Boston Globe Arts Reporter Geoff Edgers is the new National Arts Reporter. Ex-Star-Ledger Reporter Peggy McGlone (@PeggyMcGlone) is now the Local Arts Reporter.

Tribune Company (Chicago, IL): Tribune Company has rebranded as Tribune Media Company (@tribunemedia)(http://www.tribunemedia.com). The rebranding redirects the shift from print publication to content, broadcast distribution and digital.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Matt Jarzemsky (@MattJarzemsky) moves to the Deals team @WSJ where he will cover bankruptcy and reconstruction. He previously covered the financial market, IPOs and stocks.

Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Natalie Kitroeff (@nataliekitro) joins @BW as an Education Reporter.

Bloomberg – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Spencer Soper (@spencersoper) is the new E-Commerce Reporter for @Bloomberg.

Financial Times – Washington Bureau (Washington Bureau): Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) will be the new Bureau Chief in September.

New York Post (New York, NY): Jamie Schram (@jschram71) is now an Investigative Reporter @nypost. She had been the Police Bureau Chief since 2011.

SELF Magazine (New York, NY): Alexandra Postman is named Deputy Editor @SELFMagazine.

Allure Magazine (New York, NY): Jenny Bailly is the new Beauty Director @Allure_Magazine. She previously held the position of Deputy Beauty Director.

Seventeen Magazine (New York, NY): Ariel Nagi (@arielnagi) joins the team @seventeenmag as Web Editor.

New York Magazine (New York, NY): Lauren Kern is now the Executive Editor @NYMag. In addition, Lindsay Zoladz (@lindsayzoladz) is set to become the new Pop Music Critic.

The View (New York, NY): Long-time Producer and Co-Creator Bill Geddie will be replaced by Bill Wolff (@ProducerGuy1) @theviewtv. Wolff comes from MSNBC where he was the Executive Producer of The Rachel Maddow Show.
More Magazine (New York, NY): Nina Judar (@NinaJudar) is set to join @MoreMag as Beauty Director on September 3rd.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Brandi Grissom (@brandigrissom) joins @LATimes as an Enterprise Editor from @TexasTribune.

Playboy Magazine (Beverly Hills, CA): Marc Bernardin has departed from The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) to join @Playboy as Deputy Editor, Digital.

E! Online (Los Angeles, CA): Sydney Bucksbaum (@sydneybucksbaum) departs from Zap2it.com to join @ENewsNow as a Writer covering the TV industry.

WeatherNation (Greenwood Village, CO): Karissa Sanford joins the team as a Meteorologist @WeatherNation.

Univision Network (Miami, FL): Executive Producer Sussy Ruiz has been promoted to Regional Manager of Broadcast and Digital News @Univision.

Telemundo Network (Hialeah, FL): Mirta Ojito (@MirtaOjito) is the new Director of News Standards @Telemundo and starts on August 25th.

The Marshall Project (New York, NY): Former Seattle Times Investigative Reporter Ken Armstrong (@bykenarmstrong), who also won a Pulitzer Prize, is joining the staff @MarshallProj as a Staff Writer in late August. Ken is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

ARTnews (@ARTnewsmag): Dan Duray (@DurayDan) has joined the outlet as a Senior Staff Reporter.

FitBump (@FitBump): Ingrid Skjong will be the new Editor-in-Chief at the maternity website @FitBump.

Gigaom (@Gigaom): Carmel DeAmicis (@Carmeldea) has started at @GigaOm as Reporter. She will focus on social media and consumer web.

Mashable (@Mashable): The newest Features Writer @Mashable is Rebecca Ruiz (@Rebecca_Ruiz). She will focus on gender, sexuality and equality.

The Denver Post (Denver, CO): Food Editor Kristen Browning-Blas (@Krisbb) has left the paper (@denverpost) after 14 years to teach at Colorado State University.

Design World (Cleveland, OH): Leland Teschler (@DW_LeeTeschler) was named Editorial Director @DesignWorld.

Bustle (http://www.bustle.com): Sara Spruch-Feiner (@sarajanenyc) takes on the Health & Nutrition Reporter gig @bustle.

Health Tech Insider (Brooklyn, NY): Alfred Poor (@AlfredPoor) is the new Editor at this mobile health technology site (http://healthtechinsider.com).

Luxe Interiors + Design (Boca Raton, FL): Managing Editor Aryn Hernandez (@accessoriesdiva) is now the Executive Editor (@luxemag).

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at: Fortune, The Huffington Post, Politico and More…

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR 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 from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

Fortune (New York, NY): Alan Murray (@alansmurray) is set to become Editor @FortuneMagazine. He most recently held the role of Deputy Managing Editor at The Wall Street Journal before joining Fortune and succeeding Andy Serwer.

The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com): Katie Nelson (@katienelson) is set to join @HuffingtonPost on August 6th as National Editor.

POLITICO (Arlington, VA): Former Washingtonian Editor-in-Chief Garrett Graff is now a Senior Staff Writer @politico.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Laura Bird (@LauraBird03) is now Deputy Editor of the Personal Journal section @WSJ.

Glamour (New York, NY): Latoya Valmont is now the Managing Editor @glamourmag. Valmont served as Production Director before she was tapped to fill the void left by Nancy Gillen who moved to Marie Claire (@marieclaire).

Advertising Age (New York, NY): Natalie Zmuda (@nzmuda) was promoted from Marketing Editor to Deputy Managing Editor @adage.

Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage, AK): The Anchorage Daily News has changed its name to Alaska Dispatch News (@adndotcom).

COMSTOCK’S (Sacramento, CA): Managing Editor Christine Calvin has been promoted to Editor here. She replaces Doug Curley, who had been at the publication for a decade.

GQ (New York, NY): Jon Tietz joins the staff @GQMagazine as Fashion Editor.

Brides (New York, NY): Shane Mancenido-Clark joins @Brides as Senior Fashion and Accessories Editor.

Marie Claire (New York, NY): Janet Mock joins the team @marieclaire as a Contributing Editor.

Hollywood Life (Los Angeles, CA): Carolyn Davis is the new Managing Editor for @hollywoodlife.

The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Chris Gardner joins @thr as a Staff Writer from MSN.

CNN – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Foreign Affairs Reporter Elise Labott has been named Global Affairs Correspondent @CNN.

South Magazine (Savannah, GA): This magazine (@south_mag) about Southern flair has hired Corrie Dyke as Managing Editor. She previously worked at The Georgetowner and The Downtowner.

The Jersey Journal (Secaucus, NJ): Managing Editor Margaret Schmidt will become the new Editor @jerseyjournal on August 1st.

PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department provides daily updates on Twitter (twitter.com/PRNmedia).

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at: The Philadelphia Inquirer, NBC News, CNN and More…

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR 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 from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA): Deputy Managing Editor of Features Sandra Clark (@SandraClarkInq) was promoted to Managing Editor/Features/Operations/Digital. Deputy Managing Editor/News Gabriel Escobar (@escobarinquirer) becomes Managing Editor/News & Digital @PhillyInquirer.

Energy Xtra (Washington, DC): This new blog (http://blogs.rollcall.com/energy-xtra/) produced by CQ/Roll Call covers the energy sector. Energy & Environment Reporter Randy Leonard (@RandyLeonard) is the main blogger.

NBC News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former KCRA-TV Correspondent Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) signs on @NBCNews as a Washington Correspondent.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Abby Ohlheiser (@abbyohlheiser) joins the team as a General Assignment Reporter. Also, former Star-Ledger Reporter Amy Ellis Nutt will join the staff @washingtonpost on Sept 15th.

CNN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Former Fox News Anchor Alisyn Camerota (@AlisynCamerota) has joined @CNN as Anchor.

Maxim (New York, NY): Kevin Martinez is named Publisher @MaximMag.

Travel + Leisure (New York, NY): After 21 years, Nancy Novogrod (@TLNancy) is retiring from @TravlandLeisure.

The New York Times (New York, NY): Former @WSJ Reporter Alexandra Alter (@xanalter) is now @nytimes as a Publishing Industry Reporter. Also, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is made Senior Editor of Strategy at the publication.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Angela Salazar departs from InStyle to join @sfchronicle as Deputy Style Editor.

The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Jon Frosch (@jon_frosch) is the new Reviews Editor @thr. Frosch was most recently the Film Critic/Editor for France24.

Los Angeles Business Journal (Los Angeles, CA): Cale Ottens (@CaleOttens) will be joining @LABJNews as a Business Reporter in August.

Billboard (New York, NY): Joe Lynch (@branniganlynch) comes aboard @billboard as a Staff Writer.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): Samantha Liss (@samanthann) has joined the paper (@stltoday) as a Reporter, covering the healthcare industry. She was previously with the St. Louis Business Journal.

WeatherNation (Denver, CO): Rhonda Lee is joining the network (@WeatherNation) as a Meteorologist. She was previously at KTBS-TV in Shreveport, LA.

Coastal Living (Birmingham, AL): Lindsay Lambert (@LLBeanTown) has been hired by @CoastalLiving as its new Managing Editor.

Texas Monthly (Austin, TX): Senior Executive Editor @TexasMonthly Brian Sweany (@Brian_Sweany) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.

Harper’s Bazaar (New York, NY): Mallory Schlau (@malschlau) has been promoted to Senior Market Editor @harpersbazaarus.

Glamour (New York, NY): Jessica Sailer was named Fashion Market Director @glamourmag.

The Daily Meal (@TheDailyMeal): Kate Kolenda (@TheConversant) is joining the outlet as the new Restaurant and City Guide Editor.

Gawker (@Gawker): News and gossip site @Gawker welcomes Leah Finnegan (@LeahFinnegan) as its new Senior Editor.

Marie Claire (New York, NY): Nancy Gillen joins @MarieClaire as Managing Editor.

Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Marina Larroude (@marinalarroude) has been added as Fashion Director @TeenVogue.

Center for Investigative Reporting (Berkeley, CA): Robert Salladay (@bobsalladay) has been promoted from Managing Editor to Editorial Director for @CIROnline.

Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME): Sarah Walker Caron (@SarahWCaron) is the new Features Editor @bangordailynews.

MedCity News (Cleveland, OH): Dan Verel (@DanVerel) has joined the trade outlet (@medcitynews) as a Reporter covering healthcare technology. Verel most recently served at North Bay Business Journal (@NBBJ) as a Reporter.

The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA): Matt Pentz (@TDNMattPentz) is a new Sports Reporter on the team covering soccer.

The Washington Times (Washington, DC): Tacoma News Tribune Sports Reporter Todd Dybas (@Todd_Dybas) is the new Sports Enterprise Reporter @WashTimes.

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