Tag Archives: media database

MEDIA News: Media Moves at U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg News, Sports Illustrated, People 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.

U.S. News U.S. News & World Report (Washington, DC): Gary Emerling (@gcemerling) is the new Senior News Editor and Alan Neuhauser (@alneuhauser) is a new Reporter at @usnews.

Bloomberg News Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Politico White House Reporter Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) joins @BloombergNews to cover the same beat

Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated (New York, NY): Former Oregonian Sportswriter Lindsay Schnell (@LindsayRae19), former Denver Post football scribe Joan Niesen (@JoanNiesen) and New York Times Sports Writer Greg Bishop (@nytbishop) have all joined SI (@SInow) as Sports Reporters.

People magazine People Magazine (New York, NY): Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Jess Cagle (@JessCagleEW) will succeed Larry Hackett as Managing Editor.

SELF Magazine Self Magazine (New York, NY): Adina Steiman (@adinasteiman) is the new Features Director.

O The Oprah Magazine O, The Oprah Magazine (New York, NY): Megan Deem (@MeganDeem) is the new Executive Beauty Editor @O_Magazine.

Crain's New York Crains New York (New York, NY): Emily Laermer (elaermer@crainsnewyork.com) (@elaermer) has been promoted to News Producer.

Wall Street Journal  The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Adam Auriemma (@adamauriemma) is the new Deputy Bureau Chief for the Management and Careers Bureau.

NYT Magazine The New York Times Magazine (New York, NY): Jim Rutenberg @jimrutenberg), 13-year veteran of The New York Times, has left the newspaper to join the magazine. He has been named Chief Political Correspondent.

Bloomberg View Bloomberg View (New York, NY): Former Huffington Post Reporter Kavitha Davidson (@kavithadavidson) joins @BloombergView as a Sports Columnist.

 

AOL AOL (New York, NY): AOL (@AOL) has relinquished its controlling interest in Patch (@PatchTweet). All sites are said to remain operational as Hale Media takes majority control of the local news outlet.

CBS Newspath CBS Newspath  (Dallas, TX); Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) is the News Correspondent for the Dallas’s CBS NewsPath television news service.

TechCrunch TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) (tips@techcrunch.com): Co-Editor Eric Eldon (@Eldon) has left.

InStyle InStyle Magazine (New York, NY): Diana Tsui (@Chupsterette) is the new Senior Editor at InStyle Magazine.

Curbed Chicago Curbed (@Curbed): Ian Spula is no longer Editor at Curbed Chicago (@CurbedChicago).

Greatist Greatist (@Greatist): Abby Lerner (@LiveandLerner) is now Editorial Director at this fitness site.

Detroit Metro Times Metro Times (Detroit, MI): Vince Grzegorek @vincethepolack) has been named interim Editor of the alternative newsweekly (@metrotimes), replacing Bryan Gottlieb. He will continue to serve as Editor and Web Editor of Cleveland Scene Magazine (@Cleveland_Scene).

The Boston Globe Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Beginning in February, Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter John Allen (@JohnLAllenJr) will join the Boston Globe

Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Ryan Holeywell (@RyanHoleywell) leaves Governing (@GOVERNING) to join the Chronicle (@HoustonChron) as an Energy Reporter.

Pioneer Press St. Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN): Sports Editor Mike Bass (@MikeBassPP) has left the newspaper after a decade plus of service. And Tad Reeve (@TadReeve) has been promoted from Deputy Sports Editor to Sports Editor @PioneerPress.

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Times Media Group (@LATimes) has launched a new online retail shopping website called District West (@DistrictWest).

Hollywood Reporter The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Hugo Lundgren (@hugolundgren) moves from New York to serve as Acting Editor for @Hollywoodreporter.

Ladies Home Journal (New York, NY): Hilary Merzbacher (@hmerzbacher) is no longer Assistant Food Editor.

Scott Monroe Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME)/Morning Sentinel (Waterville, ME): Scott Monroe (@ScottDMonroe) is the new Managing Editor for both papers.

The Montana Standard The Montana Standard (Butte, MT): Al Balderas (@sportsphann) is the new Sports Editor at the Standard (@mtsbrk).

ChieftainNews Pueblo Chieftain (Pueblo, CO): Randy Rickman has been hired as the new General Manager at the paper. He most recently served as Regional Publisher for the Independent Record in Helena, MO and the Montana Standard in Butte, MO.

Maintenance Tech Lubrication Management & Technology (Chicago, IL): The trade outlet has ceased its independent publication. The print edition has merged with sister publication Maintenance Technology (@MTMagazine). Jane Alexander will serve as Editor for the new combined title. For additional information, go to http://www.mt-online.com.

NYCandG New York Cottages & Gardens (New York, NY): Former Country Living Assistant Market Editor Paige Alexus is the new Associate Editor @NYCandG and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (@HCandG).

MEDIAware’s full weekly version can be found at:www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/medi…

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

Detailed outlet and contact information is available at Agility (agility.prnewswire.com).

5 Tips for Pulling Off a Newsjack with Everyday PR Tools

Orchestrating a successful newsjack (a term coined by David Meerman Scott to describe the practice of responding quickly to a developing situation and inserting your brand’s voice into the ensuing media coverage) can seem daunting, but in reality, all it takes is one person who is paying attention and is willing to get creative with the PR tools they have at hand. lil tweet bird

Anthony Hardman (@ahardman) is a PR specialist with SecureState, a global management consulting firm focused on information security.  Using common PR tools, he orchestrated a spectacular newsjack around the recent security breach at Target. Leveraging the media data base within the Agility platform, along with a raft of finely tuned pitches, creative press releases, his brand’s owned media channels and his telephone, Hardman was able to earn fantastic news coverage through his efforts.

Standing Out

“The first key to earning media attention is determining what you can add to the

SecureState’s Anthony Hardman. The sole PR practitioner at his company, Hardman pulled off an enviable newsjack using common PR tools.

story that no one else is talking about,” noted Hardman, a former television producer who pays particular attention to news value.  “In this case, it was the fact that SecureState could comment on what takes place during a data breach investigation. For other retailers, for example, it could be an example of how they’ve gone above and beyond to ensure their customers’ security.”

Start With Existing Relationships

Newsjacking requires one to work fast, so Hardman started with the journalists he already knew.

“Once I found the news peg and crafted my pitch, I quickly pulled up all my media contacts who I thought would be interested in the story, and started making phone calls,” he told us. “Email is the best way to establish contact initially, but when you have an existing relationship with a reporter, it’s okay to call.”

He called all the producers and reporters he knew, locally and nationally, and within 30 minutes had scheduled two on-site interviews and live in-studio time for a 7 p.m. broadcast that night.

Mine Your Media Database

Things were off to a great start. However, Hardman believed the story would appeal to a broader media audience beyond the core journalists he had already contacted. To develop a broader contact list, he turned to his Agility media database to identify relevant security-industry and national news contacts to whom he could send the pitch.

An email pitch Hardman sent via Agility lead to this interview on PBS NewsHour featuring SecureState's CEO.

An email pitch Hardman sent via Agility lead to this interview on PBS NewsHour featuring SecureState’s CEO.

To save time, Hardman first exported relevant journalist contacts from lists he had created for previous media campaigns.  Then, he decided to cast his net wider, and performed a targeted search for consumer advocate reporters, and added selected contacts from that search to his growing media list. 

“Generally speaking, I prefer to avoid sending out a mass email, in favor of more targeted and personal messages,” Hardman noted. “However, in cases where time is limited, such as a newsjack or when you need to communicate broadly in the event of a crisis, a mass email is appropriate – as long as you are selective about the recipients.”  

To hone in on the right people, Hardman used the Google News search function embedded in Agility. 

“I love the Agility Google search function,” he told us.  “I start by targeting topics within the database, and then whittle the contacts down.  Then I do a quick Google search and look at their latest stories to help decide whether or not they’re a good fit for my pitch.”

“The Google search function is a great way to expand your media research beyond what we provide in the Agility profiles,” explained Torrey Mirabito, PR Newswire’s director of customer engagement, and one of our Agility experts. “If you want to get a real sense for how the journalist is writing and what they’re covering, you have the option to hit the “Search Google” button in Agility, which will pull up the Google News file for that person, enabling you to see their recent work at a glance. “

Hardman's secret weapon - the Agility platform.

Hardman’s secret weapon – the Agility platform.  He used Agility to build targeted media lists, research journalists’ recent writing and distribute his email pitches.

Once he had refined his media lists, Hardman turned his attention to the messages, creating different emails for each outlet type.  For broadcast outlets, Hardman offered experts for on-camera interviews, and included a recent blog post so news producers could get a feel for the point of view the company was offering.  Print outlets received a pitch with a different news peg which highlighted the fact that SecureState is one of 11 companies authorized to investigate card holder data breaches.

Hardman sent out his pitches and kept an eye on the analytics.  Over the course of the following two hours, he secured multiple interviews with a variety of media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times and numerous trade publications.  A follow up email distribution garnered more coverage, including an appearance two days ago on PBS NewsHour for SecureState’s CEO.

Respond to Journalist Queries

There are a variety of services journalists use to post queries and find experts, and Hardman didn’t rest on his laurels. He scanned PR Newswire’s ProfNet and Help a Reporter Out (HARO) during the news cycle around the data breach, and responded to several requests for experts with his unique pitch. 

This ProfNet query from an AP reporter lead to coverage in the Boston Globe, Yahoo! Finance and NPR (and dozens of other outlets across the US.)

This ProfNet query from an AP reporter lead to coverage in the Boston Globe, Yahoo! Finance and NPR (and dozens of other outlets across the US.)

Hardman says he knew he struck gold when Associated Press reporter Bree Fowler – who had issued a query on ProfNet  and was on a tight deadline – instantly responded to his pitch with an interview request.   The resulting story (Tips for Consumers Worried about the Target Breach) hit the AP national wire, and was picked up in media outlets from coast to coast.

Leverage Branded Media

Despite the fact that he was generating extraordinary media coverage, Hardman also capitalized on the opportunity to develop traction for SecureState’s owned media channels. Two internal experts were assigned blog posts to provide additional insight and perspective into the data breach.

“I edited and published the posts, and promoted them through every channel I could, which included social media and a news release promoting the articles,” Hardman told us.

The press releases SecureState has issued to  promote company content are now the second-largest source of web site traffic for the company, behind search engines.

The press releases SecureState has issued to promote company content are now the second-largest source of web site traffic for the company, behind search engines.

“People are reading news releases, and Google is indexing them. Our second leading source of referral traffic for our web site is from PR Newswire press releases,” Hardman noted. “We’re using them to promote our content. We’re targeting readers.”

Press releases, blog posts and media databases are PR industry tools that can deliver spectacular results when wielded with creativity, timeliness and precision, as the results of Hardman’s efforts prove.

“When you’re one person, you have to be agile and you have to use what you have,” Hardman concluded.

Want more inspiration?  Join us for a free webinar titled “Newsworthiness: New Context & Opportunities for PR,” on January 23.  The very definition of “news” is changing, and this evolution creates the opportunity for PR pros to create timely content that earns credibility, earns media and generates ongoing (and relevant) visibility for the brand. Taking pages from the journalistic and content marketing playbooks, this webinar will include a discussion on the evolution of news, how to map the resources within your own organization and ways to identify different opportunities a responsive PR department can capitalize upon.

Author Sarah Skerik is PR Newswire’s vice president of content marketing, and is the author of  the recently-published ebook Driving Content DiscoveryFollow her on Twitter at @sarahskerik.

MEDIA News: Newsroom Moves at MSNBC, CNBC, The Washington Post, Yahoo!

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.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Both Geoffrey Fowler (@geoffreyfowler) and Joanna Stern (@joannastern) have joined the staff @WSJ as Personal Tech Columnists and Reviewers.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Boston Globe Political Reporter Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) joins the Post (@washingtonpost) to cover politics. And American Prospect Associate Editor Jaime Fuller (@j_fuller)joins the Political team too as a Reporter/Blogger

msnbc MSNBC (New York, NY): Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) replaces Brian Shactman as Host of the @msnbc morning show, “Way Too Early”.

CNBC CNBC (New York, NY): Sara Eisen (@saraeisenFX) joins @CNBC as a Global Consumer Correspondent.

Yahoo News Yahoo! (@YahooNews): Daniel Klaidman (@DKlaidman) is now Deputy Editor at Yahoo!.

SF Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Meghan McDowell (@sfunzipped.com) has been named a Reporter for the SF Chronicle (@sfchronicle). She was previously a freelance reporter for the paper.

JET magazine Jet (Chicago, IL): Jet magazine (@GetJETmag) has named Wendy L. Wilson  (@WendyLWilson) as Managing Editor.

Hollywood Reporter The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Editor Janice Min has been selected by Guggenheim Media to head @THR and @Billboard as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer.

The Baltimore Sun The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD): Reporter Carrie Wells is now covering higher education (@BaltimoreSun). Colin Campbell joins on as Night Reporter.

AOL Autos AOL Autos (New York, NY): Sharon Carty (@sharoncarty) is the new Editor-in-Chief of AOL Autos and AutoBlog.

Gawker Gawker (New York, NY): Senior Writer Camille Dodero (@CamilleDodero) has left Gawker. In addition, Contributing Editor @MaxRivlinNadler has left to become a Freelance Journalist.

The Hill The Hill (Washington, DC): Kristina Wong (@kristina_wong) has joined @thehill as a Staff Writer covering foreign policy, politics and defense.

American Banker American Banker (Arlington, VA): Barbara Rehm (@BarbRehm) is no longer Editor-at-Large at American Banker (@AmerBanker).

IGN IGN (@IGN) (sbutts@ign.com): Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) is the new Comics Editor for IGN.

Dr. Mehmet Oz Hearst Magazines (New York, NY): Dr. Oz’s (@DrOz) magazine, The Good Life, will hit stands February 2014.

Closer Weekly Closer Weekly (@closerweekly): Corynne Cirilli (corynnes) takes the reins as the News Director.

Jim Osterman Transaction World Magazine (Atlanta, GA): Jim Osterman (@TransWorld_Ed) is the new Editor-in-Chief.

Chicagoist.com Chicagoist (@Chicagoist) (tips@chicagoist.com): Lisa White (@LisaWhite) has been hired as an Associate Editor.

Curbed Chicago Curbed Chicago (Chicago, IL): Editor Ian Spula is no longer with this trade outlet (@curbedchicago).

La Invasora La Invasora 1600 (New York, NY): SupeRadio Latino Network is going into the NY Spanish market with Regional Mexican Station (@LaInvasora1600).

Univision PR Univision – WLII-TV (San Juan, PR): This Univision station @UnivisionPR has canceled all weekend newscasts, resulting in many layoffs.

The Telegraph Alton Telegraph (Alton, IL): Bob Strickley (@rjstrickleyjr) has been named Editor of the daily (@altontelegraph). He replaces Dan Brannan, who recently left the paper.

WLIO-TV/WOHL-TV (Lima, OH): Anchor Jeff Fitzgerald (fitz@wlio.com) has been named News Director at the duopoly.

WAND News WAND-TV (Decatur, IL): Marianne Manko (@MarianneMankoTV) has been named Evening News Anchor for the NBC station (@wandtvnews). Furthermore, the station plans to expand its Noon broadcast. Samantha Singer (@WANDSamantha) will continue to anchor the newscast.

ABC 7 Chicago WLS-TV (Chicago, IL): Anchor Tanja Babich (@TanjaBabich) joins the ABC station (@ABC7Chicago) as Reporter and fill-in Anchor.

Angela Buchman WTHR-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Meteorologist Angela Buchman (@angelabuchman) has joined the NBC station (@WTHRcom).

Time Out New York Time Out New York (New York, NY): Former Executive Editor for Life & Style Weekly, Terri White (@terri_white) has been named Editor-in-Chief @TimeOutNewYork.

The Post-Star The Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY): Brett Hudson (@Brett_Hudson) is the new Sports Reporter at The Post-Star (@poststar)

IndexJournal The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC): Gregg Hampton (@gregghampton) is the new Managing Editor @ijindexjournal.

Creston News Advertiser (Creston, IA): Kyle Wilson (kwilson@crestonnews.com) is the new Managing Editor replacing Stephani Finley who has retired.

Northwest Herald Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL): John Sahly (@JSahly)(jsahly@shawmedia.com) is the new Web Editor @nwherald.

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

MEDIA News: Washington Post, National Geographic, Weather Channel

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.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Peter Wallsten (@PeterWallsten) was promoted to Deputy National Political Editor @WashingtonPost.

Forbes Forbes Magazine (New York, NY): Avik Roy (@Avik) is the new Opinion Page Editor @Forbes.

National Geographic National Geographic Magazine (Washington, DC): Bloomberg News Executive Editor Susan Goldberg (@susanbgoldberg) joins @NatGeo to become their Executive Editor.

Katie Couric Katie (New York, NY): After two seasons, Katie Couric’s (@katiecouric) daytime talk show has been cancelled. Production will end June 2014.

The Weather Channel The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): Former CNN-er Jennifer Delgado has joined TWC (@weatherchannel) as a Meteorologist.

The Washington Times The Washington Times (Washington, DC): Defense Reporter Shaun Waterman (@WatermanReports) and Investigative Reporter Jeffrey Anderson (@jeffreyanders19) were part of the paper’s recent layoffs.

The Hill The Hill (Washington, DC): Washington Times Business Reporter Tim Devaney (@timdevaney) joins the team as a Staff Writer.

ABC News ABC News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): News Anchor/Reporter Victor Ratner has retired after 40 years @ABC.

SHRM HR Magazine HR Magazine (Alexandria, VA): Christina Folz (@MsEditor) has joined HR Magazine (@HRMagazineSHRM) as an Editor.

BuzzFeed Buzzfeed – Los Angeles Bureau (@Buzzfeed): Jarett Wieselman (@jarettsays) joins the LA bureau as a Senior Editor covering TV & film.

USA TODAY USA Today – Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Reporter Chris Woodyard (@chriswoodyard) has been promoted to Bureau Chief of the LA Bureau.

The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA): Dan Morain (@DanielMorain) has been promoted to Editorial Page Editor at The Bee (@sacbee_news). He was Senior Editor.

Essence Magazine Essence Magazine (New York, NY): Nykia Spradley (@NSprads) is the new Beauty Editor at Essence Magazine (@EssenceMag).

NESN New England Sports Network (Watertown, MA): Elle Duncan (@elleduncan) is set to join NESN next month. Duncan will be a Sports Anchor, Host, and Reporter for the network.

HouBizJournal Houston Business Journal (Houston,TX): Jenny Aldridge (@HBJaldridge) is the new Real Estate Reporter at HBJ (@HOUBizJournal).

MEDIAware’s full weekly version can be found at:www.prnewswire.com/knowledge-center/medi…

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

Detailed outlet and contact information is available at Agility (agility.prnewswire.com).

MEDIA Moves & News: Huffington Post, The Hill, The Onion and more…

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125

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. 

Huffington Post Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost): Kiki Von Glinow (@KikiVonGlinow) is the new Managing Editor.

The Hill The Hill (Washington, DC): The new Campaign Editor is Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) and Tristan Lejeune joins as an Assistant Editor.

Columbia Jrn Review Columbia Journalism Review (New York, NY): Former Washington Post Managing Editor Liz Spayd (@spaydl) tackles the Editor-in-Chief role at Columbia Jounalism Review (@CJR).

POLITICO Politico (Arlington, VA): Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) is the new Deputy Politics Editor.

Gawker Gawker (@Gawker) (tips@gawker.com): Joel Johnson (@JoelJohnson) is the new Editorial Director Gawker Media.

Roll Call Roll Call (Washington, DC): Sara Bondioli (@sbondioli) is the new Assistant Managing Editor at Roll Call (@rollcall). Cameron Easley (@Cam_RollCall) (cameroneasley@rollcall.com) has joined the political website as the Managing Editor.

The Onion The Onion (Chicago, IL): The satirical newspaper (@TheOnion) is set to transition from print to an online-only edition. The outlet will publish its last print edition this month.

The Pitchfork Review The Pitchfork Review (Chicago, IL): The newly launched magazine (@thep4kreview) will explore independent music and culture, past and present. For additional information, go to http://thepitchforkreview.com/ (info@thepitchforkreview.com).

Wis. State Journal Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI): The daily (@WiStateJournal) has named John Humenik (@JohnHumenik) as Publisher, replacing William Johnston, who previously announced his retirement.

Mashable Mashable! (@Mashable) (news@mashable.com): Jason Abbruzzese (@JasonAbbruzzese) has joined as a Media Reporter.

Cliff Brunt Associated Press – Oklahoma City Bureau (Oklahoma City, OK): Cliff Brunt (@cliffbrunt_isl) has signed on as the Sports Reporter.

Bleacher Report Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport): Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) is the new head Hockey Reporter.

Cumulus Media Network (New York, NY): The Mike Huckabee Show on radio aired for the final time Thursday, December 12.

Real Simple Magazine Real Simple Magazine (New York, NY): Former Editor-at-Large Danielle Claro (@clarodanielle) has been named Deputy Editor.

CNBC CNBC (New York, NY): Former Forbes Magazine Correspondent Morgan Brennan (@MorganLBrennan) is now a General Assignment Reporter @CNBC.

Harper's Bazaar Harper’s Bazaar (New York, NY): Charlotte Cowles (@CharlotteCowles) is the new Senior Features Editor.

Deportes Telemundo Deportes Telemundo (Miramar, FL): Joining @telemundosports is Ana Jurka (@AnaJurka ) as a Reporter.

Univision23DFW Univision – Noticias 23 – KUVN-TV (Dallas,TX): As of 2014, Sam Belilty (@Samilty)  will be the new News Director for @UnivisionDFW

Lucky Magazine Lucky Magazine (New York, NY): Christa Lee (@christajlee) has joined the magazine as Digital Beauty Editor.

Foreign Policy Foreign Policy (Washington, DC): Mindy Bricker (@mindykaybricker) joins the team as a Senior Editor.

National Journal National Journal (Washington, DC): The new Energy Reporter at NJ is Ben German (@Ben_Geman).

Sporting News Sporting News (Charlotte, NC): Editor-in-Chief Garry Howard (@SN_GarryD) has left the online sports publication (@sportingnews).

L.A. Daily News Los Angeles Daily News (Woodland Hills, CA): Education Reporter Barbara Jones has departed the newspaper.

Variety Variety (Los Angeles, CA): Blogger Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) has left to work full-time as Director of digital/print content for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Alexandra Cheney (@alexandracheney) joins the publication as a Senior Film Reporter from Wall Street Journal.

The Modesto Bee The Modesto Bee (Modesto, CA): The Bee (@modbee) has named Mike Dunbar  Editorial Page Editor, replacing Judy Sly who has retired.

The Press-Enterprise The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA): Michael Coronado returns to The Press-Enterprise (@PEcom_news) as the new Editor for the paper.

Cliff Brunt Associated Press – Oklahoma City Bureau (Oklahoma City, OK): Cliff Brunt (@cliffbrunt_isl) has signed on as the Sports Reporter.

Kiplinger Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (Washington, DC): Chicago Tribune Business Reporter Carolyn Bigda (@CarolynBigda) takes on extra duty as a Contributing Editor at Kiplinger’s (@Kiplinger).

Des Moines Register The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA): The new Business Reporter is Matthew Patane (@mattpatane).

Daily updates on Twitter (twitter.com/PRNmedia).

Detailed outlet and contact information is available at Agility (agility.prnewswire.com).