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MEDIA News: Media Moves at Jet, Bloomberg News, Sports Illustrated 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.

JET magazine Jet (Chicago, IL): The lifestyle magazine (@GetJETmag) is set to transition from print and go exclusively digital. Kyra Kyles (@thekylesfiles) has been named Digital Editorial Director at JETmag.com.

National Geographic National Geographic Magazine (Washington, DC): Executive Editor Susan Goldberg was promoted to Editor-in-Chief.

Bloomberg News Bloomberg News (New York, NY): Winnie O’Kelley (@winnieokelley) was promoted from Financial Crimes Editor to Executive Editor @BloombergNews.

Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Deputy Managing Editor Craig Gordon (@dcraiggordon) has been promoted to Managing editor.

Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated (New York, NY): Former Washington Post Sports Assignment Editor Lindsay Applebaum (@lindsapple) joins @SI to become a Special Projects Editor. And Emma Span (@emmaspan) signs on as a Senior Editor.

Public Integrity Center for Public Integrity (Washington, DC): Gordon Witkin (@gwitkin) was promoted from Managing Editor to Editor. And John Dunbar (@JohnDunbar14) has been named Deputy Executive Editor @Publici.

T Magazine T, The New York Times Style Magazine (New York, NY): Emily Stokes (@emilystokes) has been named Senior Features Editor @tmagazine. She most recently co-edited the Readings Section at Harper’s Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus).

POLITICO Pro Politico PRO (Arlington, VA): David Pittman (@David_Pittman)(dpittman@politico.com) is a new Health Reporter @POLITICOPro. And Allie Grasgreen (@alliegrasgreen) signs on as a Higher Education Reporter.

CNNMoney.com CNNMoney.com (New York, NY): Former Fox Business Senior Reporter Matt Egan (@MattMEgan5) will now cover Stocks, Business and Finance @CNNMoney. In addition, Melvin Backman (@MelvinBackman) joins as a Reporter covering markets and investing.

Poynter Poynter (Saint Petersburg, FL): Seth Liss (@sliss33) boards on as the Digital Editor @Poynter.

Scott Bland The Hotline (Washington, DC): House Editor Scott Bland (@HotlineScott) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief.

Washingtonian Washingtonian (Washington, DC): Paulina Kosturos (@washwellbeing) takes over the Well & Being Section @washingtonian.

Esquire Magazine Esquire Magazine (New York, NY): John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) joins @Esquiremag as Associate Digital Editor.

Roll Call Roll Call (Washington, DC): “Technocrat” is a new blog covering Telecom/Technology by Anne Kim (@annekimdc). And “POTUS Operandi” is another new blog covering the White House. Steven Dennis is at the helm.

The Hill The Hill (Washington, DC): Ferdous Al-Faruque (@alfaruque) is the new Healthcare Policy Reporter @thehill.

ESPN The Magazine ESPN The Magazine (Bristol, CT): Former Bloomberg News Sports Reporter Mina Kimes (@minakimes) is now a Senior Writer/Columnist @ESPNMag .

Us Weekly US Weekly (New York, NY): Ashley Spencer (@AshleyySpencer) joins @usweekly as Staff Editor.

CBS Evening News CBS Evening News (New York, NY): Steve Capus (@SteveKapus) has been added to CBS Evening News (@cbseveningnews) as Executive Producer starting in July. In addition, the former NBC exec will be the Executive Editor of CBS News (@CBSNews).

Univision LA Univision – Noticias 34 – KMEX-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Alberto Mier y Terán (@A_MieryTeran) has been promoted to Executive Vice President but will continue to serve as General Manager @NU34LA.

Marie Claire Marie Claire (New York, NY): Former Press Aide to Hillary Clinton, Audrey Gelman (@audreygelman), has joined @marieclaire as a Contributing Editor.

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast (@TheDailyBeast) (editorial@thedailybeast.com): Tim Mak (@TimKMak) is heading to The Daily Beast as a Senior Congressional Correspondent.

Digital Trends Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends): The new Editor-in-Chief for Digital Trends is Jeremy Kaplan (@SmashDawg).

Seventeen Magazine Seventeen (New York, NY): Jo Ann Liguori has joined Seventeen (@seventeenmag) as Executive Managing Editor. Liguori previously served as managing Editor at Country Living Magazine.

Mashable Mashable (@Mashable): Andy Fixmer (@AndyFixmer)  is joining Mashable as the Special Projects Editor.

SELF Magazine SELF (New York, NY): Suzanne D’Amato (@suzannedamato) aboard as an Executive Editor (@SELFmagazine).

Mann Publications Fashion Mannuscript (New York, NY): Vanessa Groce joins the team at as a Senior Editor @Mann_Pub.

Daily Climate The Daily Climate (Charlottesville, VA): Marianne Lavelle (@mlavelles) joins the team as a Science Writer @TheDailyClimate.

Karen Gray Houston WTTG-TV (Washington, DC): Political Reporter Karen Gray Houston is retiring after over forty years at the helm.

Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Former Denton Record-Chronicle Reporter John D. Harden (@Jdharden) has joined @HoustonChron as a Reporter.

Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL): After over 30 years of covering Chi-town sports, sports scribe Toni Ginnetti (@toniginnetti) is retiring. Toni covered the Cubs and White Sox during her career.

Las Cruces Bulletin The Las Cruces Bulletin (Las Cruces, NM): Brook Stockberger (@BStockberger) is now the Managing Editor @LCBulletin.

LancasterOnline.com Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA): Chris Otto (@ChrisOttoLNP) is the new Sports Editor at Lancaster Newspapers (@LancasterOnline).

Providence Journal The Providence Journal (Providence, RI): Sports Writer Mark Daniels (@mdaniels06) has joined @projo covering The New England Patriots and the NFL. Previously, Daniels spent almost seven years covering sports at the Boston Herald.

The Missourian The Missourian (Washington, MO): Jason Peake is the new Sports Editor @Emissourian.

Times Free Press Chattanooga Times Free Press (Chattanooga, TN): Web Editor John Vass is retiring this month. Vass has been @timesfreepress for almost five decades.

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

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press 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.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Sheila Courter (@Sheilawsj) was promoted from U.S. News Desk to Real Time Desk Senior Editor @WSJ. In addition, former Quartz Technology and Science Editor Christopher Mims (@mims) will join the paper as a Technology Columnist.

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Russ Mitchell joins @LAtimes as a Tech Editor. Russ will be based in Northern California. Scott Gold (@scottgoldLAT)  has changed beats and will now cover the San Fernando Valley for the paper.

Tribune Broadcasting Tribune Broadcasting (Chicago, IL): Katherine Green has been named Senior Vice President of News at the broadcasting company. Green previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Editor for @HLNTV. She will oversee the company’s 23 major-market television stations, including @WGNTV in Chicago.

Scientific American Scientific American (New York, NY): Amber Williams (@williaqi) has joined the magazine as an Associate Editor.

The Late Late Show The Late Late Show (New York, NY): Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) has announced he will be leaving the show this December.

Reuters Top News Thomson Reuters (New York, NY): Jason Fields takes on the Opinion Editor role @Reuters.

The Associated Press Associated Press – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): David Scott (@davidthornhill) is the new Political Editor @AP.

BuzzFeed Buzzfeed – Los Angeles Bureau (@Buzzfeed): Jim Dalrymple (@Jimmycdii) will be a Breaking News Reporter for Buzzfeed. He is based in Los Angeles.

Popular Mechanics Popular Mechanics (@PopMech) (popularmechanics@hearst.com): David Granger is the new Editorial Director. Ryan D’Agostino (@rhdagostino) has been named Editor-in-Chief @PopMech.

Yahoo Travel Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Laura Begley Bloom (@LauraBegley) is now the Executive Editor of the newly relaunched Yahoo! Travel (@YahooTravel). Jo Piazza (@JoPiazza) will be the new Editor.

Ars Technica Ars Technica (@ArsTechnica): David Kravets (@DMKravets) has joined Ars Technica as a Senior Editor.

Jared Favole Dow Jones Newswires – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): White House scribe Jared Favole (@jaredfavole) moves on to join Hamilton Place Strategies.

POLITICO Pro Politico Pro (Arlington, VA): New York Times Reporter Sarah Wheaton (@swheaton) joins Politico Pro @POLITICOPro  as a Healthcare Reporter. And Shaun Waterman (@WatermanReports) is the new Cybersecurity Editor.

Robin Givhan The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Robin Givhan (@RobinGivhan) is returning to the Post (@washingtonpost) to be a Fashion Critic and Reporter.

Bloomberg News Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): White House Correspondent Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) has been promoted to Bureau Chief @BloombergNews.

Azteca Azteca America (New York, NY) The morning show “El Coffee Break” has been canceled @tvaztecaoficial.

Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Cosmopolitan.com (@Cosmopolitan) brings Jill Filipovic (@jillfilipovik) aboard as a Senior Writer covering politics and women’s rights.

Glamour Glamour (New York, NY): Jane Keltner de Valle (@JaneKeltnerdeV) moves to Glamour (@Glamourmag) where she will be the Fashion News Director.

Consumer Reports Consumer Reports (New York, NY): Ellen Kampinsky has been named Editor-in-Chief @ConsumerReports.

MarthaStewartWedding Martha Stewart Weddings (New York, NY): Lyndsey Matthews (@matthewslyndsey) is the new Associate Digital Editor @MarthaWeddings.

BRIDES Brides (New York, NY): Amanda First (@amandafirst), formerly of Prevention Magazine, has joined @Brides as an Associate Editor.

Caroline May Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews): Caroline May (@C_MayDC) is the newest Political Reporter at BN.

Detroit Metro Times Metro Times (Detroit, MI): Detroit’s Metro Times (@MetroTimes) has named Valerie Vande Panne as Editor-in-Chief.

City Newspaper City Newspaper (Rochester, NY): Jake Clapp (@Jake_Clapp) is the new Arts & Entertainment Editor @roccitynews.

Austin Statesman Austin American-Statesman (Austin, TX): Nicole (Chavez (@NicoleChavz) is now the Morning Breaking News Reporter @statesman.

Aaron Bible Summit Publishing (Boulder, CO): Aaron Bible (@AHB_Media) has been hired as Digital Editor at the publisher. Bible has previously been a Contributing Editor for oElevation Outdoors, a Summit publication.

The News-Times The News-Times (Danbury, CT): Seasoned Journalist Jean Dubail becomes Managing Editor and Managing Editor Jacqueline Smith (@JackyNT) changes her title to Editorial Page Editor at @NewsTimes

UnionLeader.com New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH): Business/Health Reporter Dave Solomon (DaveSolomon72) becomes Senior Politics Reporter @UnionLeader.

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

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

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

 

MEDIA News: Media Moves at The Business Insider, Ebony, The Globe and Mail 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.

Your Money The Business Insider (New York, NY): Libby Kane (@LibbyKane) takes on the Personal Finance Editor @BIYourMoney.

The Globe and Mail Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON): Robyn Doolittle (@robyndoolittle) signs on as an Investigative Reporter. And Cathal Kelly (@cathalkelly) joins the team as a Sports Columnist.

FOX Business Fox Business Network (New York, NY): Former Freelancer Katie Roof (@Katie_Roof) is now the Business/Tech Multimedia Reporter at (@FoxBusiness).

EBONY Ebony (Chicago, IL): Mitzi Miller (@mitzimoments) has been named Editor-in-Chief at the lifestyle publication (@EBONYMag) from serving in the same position at Jet (@GetJETmag). Managing Editor Wendy Wilson (@WendyLWilson_) will assume Miller’s duties.

The Atlantic The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) has been hired as a Senior Associate Technology Editor @TheAtlantic.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Steven Petrow (@StevenPetrow) is penning a column on LGBT issues titled “Civilities”. Jonnelle Marte (@Jonnelle) joins @washingtonpost in May to blog and report about financial issues. And Philip Bump (@pbump) joins in May to cover politics and write for “The Fix”.

ALL YOU All You (New York, NY): Nina Willdorf (@ninawilldorf) was named Editor of All You (@allyou), where she had been Executive Editor.

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Madison Vain (@m_vain) has joined @EW as an Editorial Assistant. In addition, Meeta Agrawal (@meeta) was promoted to Executive Editor of Television and Kristen Baldwin was promoted to Deputy Editor. She had been Executive Editor.

VANITY FAIR Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Michael Callahan joins @VanityFair as Contributing Editor.

Vogue Magazine Vogue (New York, NY): Earlier this month, Mackenzie Wagoner (@theMatenz) joined @voguemagazine as Beauty Editor.

Good Morning America Good Morning America (New York, NY): Lifestyle Anchor Lara Spencer (@LaraSpencer) has been named Co-Host @GMA.

Us Weekly Us Weekly (New York, NY): Madeline Boardman (@ml_boardman) has joined the staff @usweekly as an Online Staff Editor.

Ladies' Home Journal Ladies’ Home Journal (New York, NY): After 131 years, Meredith has announced it will cease publication of the magazine. The July issue will be its last. Ladies’ Home Journal will become a special interest magazine sold solely on newsstands. Subscriptions will not be available.

Smithsonian Magazine Smithsonian Magazine (Washington, DC): Matthew Shaer (@matthewshaer) signs on as a Staff Writer @SmithsonianMag.

Julie Davis The New York Times – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Julie Hirschfeld Davis (@juliehdavis) is the new White House Reporter @nytimes.

Bicycling Magazine Bicycling (Emmaus, PA): Zack Grice pedals the team as the new Publisher @BicyclingMag.

Fusion Fusion (Doral, FL): Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) has joined @ThisIsFusion as a Senior Editor.

New Haven Register New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Angela Carter (@ReachAngi) returns to the @nhregister as a Senior Web Producer for the Breaking News Team. And Wes Duplantier (@breaking203) joins as an Assistant Breaking News Editor.

FOX Deportes Fox Deportes (New York, NY): Former soccer player Luis “El Matador” Hernandez to their team of analysts @FOXDeportes.

Chuck Carter WPIX-TV (New York, NY): Chuck Carter (@Chuck_JCarter) takes on the Managing Editor role @PIX11News.

Morning Edition NPR (Washington, DC): Emily Ochsenschlager (@NPREmily) is a new Producer @MorningEdition.

Muscle & Fitness Muscle & Fitness Magazine (Woodland Hills, CA): Christopher Dolan is the new Publisher for @muscle_fitness.

FierceMedicalDevices FierceMedicalDevices (Washington, DC): Varun Saxena (VarunSaxena2) is now the News Editor.

RogerEbert.com RogerEbert.com (Chicago, IL): Chicago Film Critic Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) has been named Content Editor of the film review website and digital storehouse of the late film critic’s work @ebertvoices.

Brent Lang Variety (Los Angeles, CA): Brent Lang (@BrentALang) joins @Variety as a Senior Film & Media Reporter. Brent is based in New York.

Chris Hamby BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed): Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby (@ChrisDHamby) will be a new Investigative Reporter at BuzzFeed.

Eater National Eater (@Eater) (tips@eater.com): Sonia Chopra (@SoniaChopran) has been promoted to Cities Editor. Kat Odell (@Kat_Odell) is now the Editorial Producer at Eater; she will produce and edit video content for the outlet.

PureWow PureWow (@PureWow) (info@purewow.com): Lauren Gniazdowski (@LaurenGniaz) is now the Associate Managing Editor.

Quartz Quartz (New York, NY) (hi@qz.com): Jenni Avins (@JenniAvins) and Nikhill Sonnad (@NSonnad) are now Reporters @Qz.

Susan Kittenplan Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Susan Kittenplan (@SusanKittenplan) is now the Executive Editor of Media Initiatives at Yahoo!.

CompleteSenior Complete Senior (Laguna Beach, CA): This new publication (@completesenior) is a magazine for people 50 plus published by EPath Media. CS is on the web at: http://completesenior.com. Richard Perez-Feria (@RPerezFeria) is the Editor-in-Chief.

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

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

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

10 Insider Tips for Pitching Your Story to the Morning News

Chicago’s morning news shows air earlier and earlier, and local producers have to fill a combined 15 hours of news each morning. However, that doesn’t mean they are an easy sell, since these decision-makers tend to reject 95-98 percent of ideas sent them. What separates stories that air from those that don’t?

A panel, moderated by WGN’s Bill Moller, included Platform Manager Michael Batkins of WMAQ; Producer/Booker Emerald-Jane Hunter of WLS’ Windy City Live!; Supervising Producer Tracy O’Brien of CBS/WBBM; and Executive Producer Sandy Pudar of WGN, offered PR pros insider tips on the pitches that wake them up.

Pitch according to the station’s interests and reference relevant topics that were previously covered

Lackluster pitches showcase little knowledge of the person who is being pitched, the station being pitched and, worst of all, blanket generic pitches. Media experts expect PR professionals to be familiar with their shows and what they are looking for to fill their time. Even though all journalists would like to get exclusives, they appreciate that even when they are given the same guests and topics, the pitches have different spins.

Pudar suggests that PR people “become familiar with what’s being been done and refer to [topics] we’ve covered. [Let us know] you watch our show. Tell us who will be a fit for our program and why. This catches our eye. Avoid boilerplates! It’s all about relationships so show that you are aware of our personalities, our shows, our themes and reference them. Mention names!” Summon your creativity to find a newsy niche to a story.

Include visuals to tell the story

Batkins’ advice is to “Spell out the visual components of the story and show me why it belongs on television. What will we see? What can you provide? I need to know what I am going to get.”

Hunter, whose segments all live online, is a major proponent of creative pitches. “Put thought into your pitch and figure out how to make it interactive so we can have fun with it,” advises Hunter, “Check our Web pages, Facebook, and Twitter. Find ways to tie-in that pitch so it fits.” She also adds that providing a YouTube link for viewing your client on camera in action is key.

Be concise in your text

The panel unanimously admonished the audience against making long-winded or unclear pitches, which are among their greatest pet peeves. Pudar states it bluntly, “I don’t need to know everyone’s history. Just give me one or two sentences saying, ‘This is my client. This is what he can talk about.’”

O’Brien suggests that bulleted pitches are preferable, with Hunter adding that the subject line should be clear, concise and include a news hook.

Use numbers to communicate value to the viewer

“Consider the viewer benefit,” suggest Pudar, “like providing ‘five crunches to flatten your tummy immediately.’”

O’Brien agrees that putting a number with the pitch adds value. “Give me unusual facts we have not heard before, like ‘three things to know before hiring a nanny,’ for example.” She added, “Offer a two-sentence tease line then a fact sheet once you already have us.”

Enhance your pitch with social media

Assistance with social media promotion offers a slight edge. “Social media has changed media pitching dramatically. Everyone can get the word out much faster about what we have coming up and what we’ve just done, “ O’Brien explains, “We find more breaking news on Twitter and Instagram. Promise us a client who is big with social media and will blast when they’ll be on TV and retweet it to show your traffic. If you can get that done, you may get on.”

Don’t be overly promotional

Never make a pitch that is too self-serving or merely a product commercial. Moller acknowledges that “telling stories about clients may not have been something the client wanted, but if it gets them on the air via a ‘soft sell,’ it will help polish their brand.”

Be aware of each station’s specific lead times

“If you get a ‘no,’ it might just be about timing,” explains Hunter, whose guests on Windy City Live! are booked three to four weeks in advance. However, if your pitch is especially good, keep in mind that it may be archived in case they need to fill a gap at the last minute. Other guests on the panel preferred pitches with only two weeks lead time to avoid feeling overwhelmed unless there is an approaching holiday.

Do not pressure producers for an immediate response to your pitch

Another one of O’Brien’s pet peeves is being harassed by phone several minutes after receiving an email pitch. “Give me a day or two to follow up with you if I am interested,” she says, “but if I am not interested, I am not interested”

Hunter on the other hand, would rather not receive phone calls at all, “When I am on the phone, I am distracted. If it is written, I can track it down. Phone pitches never work.” Remember not to oversell, overpromise or act pretentious.

Showcase your client’s expertise

All media love when professionals are tuned into the news and can offer sources proactively. “If there is something in the news, I love to get a note in my inbox offering a source. It really makes my job easier,” said Pudar.

If you’ve seen a segment covered on a different show and have an even more qualified expert to offer on the subject, don’t be shy about pitching them as well. O’Brien says to “Know the personalities of the different anchors and try different things. Tie stories to a news peg.” She greatly appreciates expert opinions when it comes to stories that involve schools, communities, and large groups of people where “there’s a lot of action and emotion.”

Prepare your guest with proper media training

Potential guests must be passionate and comfortable public speakers who can tell the audience something they don’t already know. Under most circumstances, it is best for guests to do their interviews live from the studio rather than using unreliable video conferencing such as Skype. If they can be flexible about the times they can appear, it reflects positively on you and your client. “If someone can come into the studio at 4 a.m., that goes a long way with us!” says Pudar.

Want to learn more about pitching your client to the morning news? Our ProfNet Connect service can help you showcase your client’s expertise directly to the media. Follow the link to learn more: http://www.profnetconnect.com/

sueAuthor Sue Masaracchia-Roberts is a crisis management and media relations expert and a member of the ProfNet Connect community.

MEDIA News: Media Moves at Thomson Reuters, Southern Living, Daily Mail 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.

Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Washington Post Reporter Howard Schneider (@hpschneider) joins the financial team to cover the Federal Reserve.

Southern Living Southern Living (Birmingham, AL): Sid Evans has been announced as the new Editor-in-Chief @Southern_Living.

Daily Mail US Daily Mail – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) joins the DC Bureau @DailyMailUS as a Correspondent.

Harper's Bazaar Harper’s Bazaar (New York, NY): Lucy Silberman (@lucysilb) has been named Managing Editor @harpersbazaarus.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former St. Louis Dispatch Reporter Todd Frankel (@tcfrankel) signs on as a Financial Reporter.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Reporter Sudeep Reddy (@Reddy) has been promoted to Deputy Global Economics Editor @WSJ. In addition, Tim Aeppel (@TimAeppel) is now Senior Economics Correspondent.

MercNews Bay Area News Group (San Francisco, CA): Editor David Butler was named Editor-in-Chief for Digital First Media. Butler will oversee news content for 75 daily newspapers including the San Jose Mercury News plus weeklies & digital.

SF Examiner San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA): Michael Howerton (@mchowerton) is the new Editor-in-Chief @sfexaminer.

DespiertaAmeric Univision Network – Despierta America (Miami, FL):  Paul Stanley (@PAULSTANLEYD) has joined the cast of Univision’s (@Univision) morning show (@DespiertaAmeric).

Good Housekeeping Good Housekeeping (New York, NY): Meaghan Murphy (@meaghanbmurphy) comes aboard as a new Executive Editor (@goodhousemag).

Red Alert Politics Red Alert Politics (Washington, DC): Chris Deaton (@cgdeaton) is the new Managing Editor at this conservative political site.

The New Yorker The New Yorker (New York, NY): Ex-American Prospect Web Editor Clare Malone (@ClareMalone) moves to NYC to become a Research Editor @NewYorker.

Food & Wine magazine Food & Wine (New York, NY): Sarah DiGregorio (@SarahDiGregorio) joins @foodandwine as Senior Food Editor.

Bloomberg View Bloomberg View (New York, NY): Mohamed A. El-Erian is a new daily Economics Columnist @BV.

mySA San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, TX): Jennifer McInnis (@JenMcInnis) is the new Food & Drink Editor @mySA.

Concord Monitor News Concord Monitor (Concord, NH): City Editor Steve Leone was promoted to Editor for the @ConMonitorNews.

Mainebiz Mainebiz (Portland, ME): Beginning in early May, Peter Van Allen will begin his new duties as Editor of @Mainebiz

BuzzFeed Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed): Molly Hensley-Clancy (@Molly_HC) is now the Business of Education Reporter.

Inc. Inc. Magazine (New York, NY): Jon Fine (@JonFine) is now an Executive Editor and David Whitford (@DavidWhitford) is Editor-at-Large.

ProPublica ProPublica (@ProPublica) (info@propublica.org): Ginger Thompson (info@propublica.org) will be joining ProPublica as a Senior Reporter.

TIME.com Time.com (@Time) (letters@time.com): Nolan Feeney (@NolanFeeney) signs on as a Reporter.

Women's Health Women’s Health (New York, NY): Jen Ator (@jen_ator), who was previously the Senior Editor of Fitness is now the Fitness Director @WomensHealthMag.

Deadspin Deadspin (New York, NY): Former Deputy Editor of Spin Magazine, Rob Harvilla (@harvilla is now the Culture Editor at Deadspin (@Deadspin).

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Kyle Ryan has (@Kyle_Ryan) joins (@EW) as Editor from Managing Editor at The A.V. Club.

Yahoo Yahoo! (@Yahoo) (media@yahoo-inc.com): Bobbi Brown (media@yahoo-inc.com) will be the new Editor-in-Chief for Beauty section of Yahoo!. Joe Zee (@MrJoeZee) will be the new Editor-in-Chief and Executive Creative Officer of Fashion at Yahoo!.

Good Morning America (New York, NY): Tony Reali (@AroundTheHorn) (gmabooking@abctv.com) has been added to the staff @GMA as Social Media Contributor. He will continue his duties as Host of @AroundTheHorn.

New York Daily News New York Daily News (New York, NY): “The Real Deal” Senior Reporter Katherine Clarke (@KathyClarkeNYC) will edit the Real Estate section of @NYDailyNews beginning 4/28/14.

ABC News ABC News (New York, NY): National Talk Show Host, Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) joins ABC News (@ABC) as a Contributor.

PCMag PC Magazine (New York, NY): Alex Colon (@alexandergcolon) has been named the New Senior Consumer Electronics Analyst @PCMag.

Xconomy Xconomy (Cambridge, MA): Alex Lash (@alexlash) joins the team @Xconomy as a Biopharma Editor.

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

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at Wall Street Journal, Time, Weather Channel 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.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Alice Hagge (@alicehagge) (alice.hagge@wsj.com) moves from MarketWatch to work @WSJ Real Time Desk, where she is the U.S News Editor.

WSJ Washington Wire The Wall Street Journal – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Ex-Washington Post Op-Ed Editor Autumn Brewington (@Autumnsan1)(autumn.brewington@wsj.com) is a new Political Editor @WSJ. Former Politico Reporter Reid Epstein (@reidepstein) signs on @WSJwashington to be a Washington Wire Political Blogger. And KSL-TV’s Social Media Director Natalie Wardel (@nataliewardel)(natalie.wardel@wsj.com) is WSJ’s new Social Media Editor.

TIME.com Time Magazine (New York, NY): Time promotes Susanna Schrobsdorff (@SusannaSchrobs) to Assistant Managing Editor and Living Editor.

The Weather Channel The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): Meteorologist Dave Schwartz returns to @weatherchannel after six years away.

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Chris Rackliffe (@crackliffe) has been named Senior Social Media Editor @EW. Also, Neil Janowitz is set to become the new Assistant Managing Editor.

Letterman CBS (New York, NY): Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman when he retires in 2015. Letterman has hosted “The Late Show” (@Letterman) for 21 years.

Men's Journal Men’s Journal (New York, NY): Marissa Stephenson (@marissastphnsn) moves from Self Magazine to Men’s Journal (@mensjournal) where she is Senior Editor.

Wonkblog Wonkblog (Washington, DC): Quartz Reporter Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) joins Washington Post’s blog (@Wonkblog) to cover consumer business, immigration and Latin American development.

Emily Miller WTTG-TV (Washington, DC): This Fox affiliate (@fox5newsdc) has added Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) as their Chief Investigative Reporter. Emily previously worked at The Washington Times as a Senior Op-Ed Editor.

InformationWeek InformationWeek (Manhasset, NY): Alison Diana joins @InformationWeek as Senior Editor covering Healthcare Information Technology.

Marine Corps Times Marine Corps Times (Springfield, VA): Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) takes on the Managing Editor role @Marinetimes.

Business N.C. Business North Carolina (Charlotte, NC): David Mildenberg is the new Editor at @BusinessNC. He was previously with Bloomberg.

New Haven Register New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Sean Carlin (SeanCarlin84) joins the newsroom at the @nhregister as a Local News Reporter.

Breitbart News Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews): Charlie Spiering (@CharlieSpiering) has been hired at as a Political Reporter. Breitbart California was recently launched by Breitbart News. Joel Pollak (jpollak@breitbart.com) (@joelpollak) is the Editor.

refinery29 Refinery29 (@Refinery29): The new Beauty Writer for Refinery29 is Maria Del Russo (@Maria_DelRusso).

The Cut The Cut (@TheCut): Veronique Hyland (@Veroniquean) is the new Fashion News Editor at this New York Magazine blog.

Yahoo Yahoo! (@Yahoo) (media@yahoo-inc.com): Sarah McColl (@SarahMccoll) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo!’s food section (@YahooFood). Paula Froelich (@PFro) is the new Editor-in-Chief for their travel section (@YahooTravel).

Bleacher Report Bleacher Report (San Francisco, CA): Baseball scribe Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) signs on to cover America’s pastime @BleacherReport.

CBSSports.com CBSSports.com (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Former Birmingham News Sports Reporter Jon Solomon (@jonsol) tackles the College Football Reporter role @CBSSports.

New York Magazine New York Magazine (New York, NY): Tara Abell (@tara_abell) is now an Associate Editor of Social Media @NYMag.

Slate Slate (New York, NY): Alison Griswold (@alisongriswold), who was previously a Reporter for Strategy section at Business Insider has been named Staff Writer at (@Slate).

The Plain Dealer Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH): Debra Adams Simmons (@DAdamsSimmons) has been promoted to VP of News Development for Advance Local from Editor for the daily (@ThePlainDealer) in Cleveland.

Crain's Cleveland Crain’s Cleveland Business (Cleveland, OH): Elizabeth McIntyre is set to join the trade magazine (@CrainsCleveland) as Editor.

Chicago magazine Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Terrance Noland is joining @ChicagoMag as Executive Editor from Contributing Editor for @MensJournal.

Teen Vogue Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Amada Keiser has been named Fashion Editor.

Seventeen Magazine Seventeen Magazine (New York, NY): Elizabeth Denton (@Elizabethann1) signs on as an Online Staff Editor.

Real Simple Magazine Real Simple Magazine (New York, NY): Former Huffington Post Executive Lifestyle Editor Lori Leibovich (@lorileibovich) is now the Online Editor @RealSimple.

MundoFOX MundoFox (New York,NY): Nicole Suarez has joined MundoFox (@MundoFOX) and as an Anchor for “Hoy Noticias MundoFox 13.” This is a joint project with Hoy Newspaper (@HoyChicago).

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at Good Morning America, AP, Roll Call 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.

Good Morning America Good Morning America (New York, NY): Amy Robach (@arobach) will replace News Anchor Josh Elliot at “Good Morning America” (@GMA). In addition, former New York Giant Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) is set to become the newest member of @GMA. He will continue to Co-Host Live! With Kelly and Michael.

The Associated Press Associated Press – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Assistant Business Editor Brad Foss (@bradfoss_) has been promoted to Deputy Business Editor. And Times Picayune Reporter Juliet Linderman (@JulietLinderman) has joined the Baltimore Bureau @AP to cover urban issues and education.

Roll Call Roll Call (Washington, DC): Former Washington Times (@WashTimes) Assistant Political Editor David Eldridge joins the staff @rollcall as the House Editor. And Daily Caller Reporter Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) is now the Senate Elections Reporter.

NYT Business Business Day- The New York Times (New York, NY): Dionne Searcey (@dionnesearcey) joins @nytimesbusiness as an Economics Reporter.

NYT Magazine The New York Times Magazine (New York, NY): Jake Silverstein (@jakesilverstein) of @TexasMonthly has been appointed Editor. He will join the magazine in late Spring.

Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Sun-Times.com (Chicago, IL): Madeleine Doubek (@MDoubekRebootIL) (info@rebootillinois.com) joins as a Columnist for the daily’s (@Suntimes) editorial page and “Early & Often” (@CSTearlyoften), a digital platform for government and politics. Doubek previously served at the Daily Herald.

The New York Times The New York Times (New York, NY): Jonathan Mahler (@jonathanmahler) joins @nytimes as a Corporate Media Reporter. He will begin on 4/23/2014.

Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters (New York, NY): Mike Stone (@MichaelStone) former Senior Reporter for dealReporter, has been named Mergers & Acquisitions Reporter @thomsonreuters.

Psychology Today Psychology Today (New York, NY): Jennifer Bleyer (@jennypencil) joins Psychology Today (@psychtoday) as a Staff Editor.

TIME.com Time Magazine (New York, NY): Tom Weber (@tweber) has been promoted to Executive Editor. He joined the magazine 2 years ago as Assistant Managing Editor.

CNBC CNBC (New York, NY): Former Bloomberg News Reporter Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) has been added to cover Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Jo Craven McGinty (@mcjomcg) climbs aboard @WSJ as a Numbers Columnist. She will cover data and statistical analysis. James Graff (@lathram) is also joining as a World Coverage Editor.

GuardianUS Guardian America – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Megan Carpentier (@megancarpentier) joins @GuardianUS as Deputy Opinion Editor.

The Globe and Mail Globe & Mail (Toronto, ON): David Walmsley is the new Editor-in-Chief @globeandmail.

CNN International CNN International (Atlanta, GA): Amara Walker has joined @cnni as Anchor from WFLD-TV in Chicago.

The Atlantic The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Executive Editor J.J. Gould (@jjgould) was promoted to Digital Editor @TheAtlantic.

Scientific American Scientific American (New York, NY): Former Chemical & Engineering News (@cenmag) Deputy Editor Josh Fischman (@jfischman) has signed on as a Senior Editor @sciam.

The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ): After 35 years as a Sports Writer @starledger, Tom Luicci (‏@TomLuicci) decides “it’s time to move on.” Luicci leaves the Star-Ledger having most recently covered Rutgers University Athletics.

New Haven Register New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Keldy Ortiz (@keldyOrtiz) has joined @nhregister as a Breaking News Reporter. Previously he was a Sports Reporter in Texas.

The State Newspaper The State (Columbia, SC): Kristy Rupon (@krupon) has been named Business Editor @thestate. She had been Acting Business Editor.

Indianapolis Star The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN): Managing Editor Ronnie Ramos (@RonnieRamos) was promoted to Managing Director/Digital & Sports @indystar.

The Tennessean The Tennessean (Nashville, TN): We are sorry to report the passing of long-time Columnist Gail Kerr @tennessean.

MBJ Memphis Business Journal (Memphis, TN): Joanna Crangle is the new Publisher of the Journal (@MBJMemphis). She has been with the Journal since 2008.

Star Tribune Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Allison Sherry (@allisonsherry) has joined the paper (@StarTribune) as the Washington D.C. Bureau Chief and Reporter. She comes to the paper from The Denver Post.

SPIN Spin Magazine (New York, NY): Editor-in-Chief Jem Aswad (@jemaswad) is moving on from @SPINmagazine.

Eater National Eater (@Eater) (tips@eater.com): Ryan Sutton (@QualityRye) is the new Head Critic for Eater New York (@EaterNY) and Robert Sietsema (@RobertSietsema) is the new Restaurant Critic.

epicurious Epicurious.com (@Epicurious) (feedback@epicurious.com): Gabriella Vigoreaux is the new Editorial Assistant at Epicurious. Matt Duckor (@MattDuckor) is the new Restaurant Editor at the outlet.

Yahoo Yahoo! (@Yahoo) (media@yahoo-inc.com): Josh Wolk (@JoshSWolk) is the new Executive Entertainment Editor at Yahoo!.

Newsday (Melville, NY): Sports Journalist Marcus Henry (@marchenrysports) passed away at the age of 41.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Former Times Sports Reporter and ex-USC football star Lonnie White has passed away at the age of 49. And Megan Garvey (@garveylatimes) has been promoted to Deputy Managing Editor, Digital @LATimes.

FOX 11 Los Angeles KTTV-TV (Los Angeles, CA): FOX 11 Los Angeles (@myfoxla) welcomes Bill Mondora as Vice President and News Director.

KPIX 5 KPIX-TV (San Francisco, CA): KPIX-TV (@CBSSF) welcomes Veronica De La Cruz (@VeronicaDLCruz) as Evening Co-Anchor.

Jaime Zea Univision – WUVC-TV (Fayetteville, NC): Jaime Zea (@jaimezea) has been named News Director @WUVCUnivision40.

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

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at Newsday, Business Insider, Defense One 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.

Newsday Newsday (New York, NY): Former @WSJ President Gordon McLeod has been named Publisher @Newsday.

SI KIDS Sports Illustrated for Kids (New York, NY): Mark Bechtel (@SI_MarkBechtel) is the new Managing Editor of @SIKids. He most recently served as a Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated (@SInow).

Business Insider Business Insider (New York, NY): Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) joins @businessinsider as a Political Columnist. His column titled “Weiner!” will appear the last Friday of every month.

Defense One Defense One (Washington, DC): Ben Watson (@iBenwatson) takes the reins as News Editor @DefenseOne.

BuzzFeed BuzzFeed (New York, NY): Former Breaking News Reporter Adrian Carrasquillo (@RealAdrianC) has been promoted to Editor of Latino Coverage @buzzfeed. And Alison Willmore (@AlisonWillmore) will be Buzzfeed’s first Film Critic.

Gawker Gawker (@Gawker) (tips@gawker.com): The new Editor-in-Chief at Gawker is Max Read (@Max_Read).

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): The Times (@LATimes) names Kimi Yoshino (kimi.yoshino@latimes.com) (@kyoshino) Business Editor.

Degen Pener The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Culture Editor Degen Pener  (@DegenPener) will serve in the same position with Billboard (@billboard) also.

Mashable Mashable (@Mashable) (news@mashable.com): Ashley Codianni (@AshleyCodianni) will soon be the Director of News Videos at Mashable.

Salon.com Salon.com (@Salon): Laura Bennett (@LBennett) will soon be the new Culture Editor at Salon.

The Verge The Verge (@Verge): Matthew Schnipper (@MattSchnipper) will be the new Managing Editor.

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast (@TheDailyBeast): Malcolm Jones has been promoted to Book Editor at The Daily Beast.

Slate Slate.com (@Slate): The newest contributor for Slate.com is Jamelle Bouie (@JBouie). His focus will be on politics and race.

epicurious Epicurious.com (@Epicurious): Danica Lo (@DanicaLo) is the new Executive Editor at Epicurious.

Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Sun-Times.com (Chicago, IL): Deputy Features Editor Sue Ontiveros (@SueOntiveros) is resigning from the daily (@Suntimes) after 30 years of service. She will continue to serve at the paper by posting a weekly editorial page column about social issues and blogging about nutrition, fitness, wellness and food online on a freelance basis.

Capitol File Mag Capitol File (Washington, DC): Amy Moeller (@amyemoeller) has been hired as an Associate Editor @capitolfilemag.

Billboard Billboard (New York, NY): Frank DiGiacomo (@frankdigiacomo) joins @billboard as a Contributing Editor and Carson Griffith (@CarsonGriffith) joins as a Contributor.

PIX11 WPIX-TV (New York, NY): WPIX-TV (@wpix) launches “PIX11 Investigates”, an investigative news program, featuring Arnold Diaz, Mary Murphy (@MurphyPIX), and Howard Thompson (@PIXHelpMeHoward) as hosts.

Essence Magazine Essence Magazine (New York, NY): Deena Campbell (@DeenaCampbell) is the new Hair and Beauty Editor @essencemag.

domino Domino Magazine (New York, NY): Krissy Tiglias (@krissytiglias) is the new Digital Director @dominomag.

Star Tribune The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Matt Vensel @mattvensel) is joining the paper (@StarTribune) as a Sports Reporter covering the Minnesota Vikings football team. He was most recently with The Baltimore Sun.

Duluth~Superior Mag Duluth-Superior Magazine (Duluth, MN): The monthly lifestyle periodical (@DSMagazine) focused on the Duluth region, has closed down. The magazine had been in print since 2008.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Scott Allen (@ScottSAllen) joins the Sports Staff as a Reporter/Blogger.

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL): Chicago Blackhawks beat writer Tim Sassone (@TimSassone) recently passed away. Tim covered the Blackhawks and hockey for the last 26 years.

SCVSignal The Signal (Santa Clarita, CA): The Signal (@SCVSignal) promotes Russ Briley to Publisher.

Simi Valley Acorn Simi Valley Acorn (Agoura Hills, CA): The Acorn (@SVAcorn) welcomes Darleen Principe as Editor.

Petoskey News-Review The Petoskey News-Review (Petoskey, MI): Rachel Brougham is the new Assistant Editor @PetoskeyNews.

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).

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine,The Atlantic 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.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Alistair Barr (@alistairmbarr) has left USA Today to join @WSJ to cover Google’s operations in Silicon Valley. Business Insider (@businessinsider) Reporter Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) moves to The Journal as well beginning the first of April. Erik Holm (@erikholmwsj) is now Deputy Editor of the MoneyBeat blog.

ESPN The Magazine ESPN The Magazine (Bristol, CT): Editor-in-Chief of @ESPNMag Chad Millman (@chadmillman) (chad.x.millman@espn.com) is also now the Editor-in-Chief of ESPN.com (@espn).  In addition, beginning in June, Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) will end his sports column for the magazine. However he will switch over to do television for the company.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Ryan McCarthy (@mccarthyryanj) is the new Assistant Business Editor at the Post.

The Atlantic The Atlantic (Washington, DC): David Frum (@davidfrum)(dfrum@theatlantic.com) is the new Senior Editor @TheAtlantic.

The Associated Press Associated Press (New York, NY): Associated Press (@AP) Business Editor Hal Ritter is retiring early next month.

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): The LA Times (@LATimes) has named Stacey Leasca (@SLeasca)(stacey.leasca@latimes.com) Social Media Editor.

Morning Consult (Washington, DC): Emily Holden (@emilyhholden)(emily@morningconsult.com) has left Roll Call to join Morning Consult as Energy Editor.

Philanthropy Chronicle of Philanthropy (Washington, DC): Former Bloomberg Government Managing Editor Daniel Parks (@itsdanparks) is the new Managing Editor @Philanthropy.

National JournalNational Journal (Washington, D.C.): Emma Roller (@EmmaRoller) (eroller@nationaljournal.com) is now working @NationalJournal as a Politics Blogger. Jason Plautz (@Jason_Plautz) (jplautz@nationaljournal.com) is the new Energy Reporter for the outlet.

The New RepublicThe New Republic (Washington, D.C.) The New Republic (@TNR) has hired Brian Beutler (@BrianBeutler) as a Senior Editor.

Essence Magazine Essence Magazine (New York, NY): Lauren Williams (@LaurnWilliams) (lwilliams@essence.com) is now the News Editor @EssenceMag. Meanwhile, Aretha Busby (@arethabusby) is no longer with the magazine where she served as Beauty Director. In addition, Emil Wilbekin (@EmilWilbekin) is no longer the Editor-at-Large at Essence Online. He has held that position since January 2012.

MORE MagazineMore Magazine (New York, NY): More Magazine (@MoreMag) welcomes Debra Birnbaum (@debrabirnbaum) (debra.birnbaum@meredith.com) as acting Entertainment Editor.

PIX11 WPIX-11 (New York, NY): WPIX-11 (@WPIX) welcomes Andy Adler (@Andy_Adler) (morningnews@wpix.com) to the Morning News team as Entertainment and Sports Reporter. She will start April 7.

Prevention Magazine Prevention Magazine (New York, NY): Emma Haak (@EmmaHaak27) (emma.haak@rodale.com) joins Prevention (@PreventionMag) as Associate Editor.

People magazinePeople Magazine (New York, NY): Henry Goldblatt (@henrygoldblatt) (henry_goldblatt@peoplemag.com) moves from Deputy Editor of Entertainment Weekly (@EW) to Deputy Editor of People (@Peoplemag). Also, Elizabeth Gleick (@BetsyGleick) (elizabeth_gleick@peoplemag.com) moves from Executive Editor to Deputy Editor for Human Interest.

The Weather Channel The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): Veteran Meteorologist Dave Schwartz (dschwartz@weather.com) is returning to the air @weatherchannel next month after a number of years away.

Teen Vogue Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Emily Gaynor (@emgaynor) (emily_gaynor@condenast.com ) is the new Assistant Beauty Editor here.

FOX News (New York, NY): Contributor Scott Brown (@SenScottBrown) has left the network to pursue a run for US Senate in New Hampshire.

SI KIDS Sports Illustrated for Kids (New York, NY): Managing Editor Bob Der announced his departure from Sports Illustrated for Kids (@SIKids), a position he held for the past eight years.

TOWN&COUNTRY Town & Country Magazine (New York, NY): Jay McInerney (@JayMcInerney) has joined Town & Country (@TandCmag) as a Monthly Contributor. He will write about wine beginning in the June/July issue.

CNN CNN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): CNN Los Angeles Reporter Miguel Marquez (miguel.marquez@turner.com)  is moving cross country to report for CNN (@cnn) in New York.

NewsHourPBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA): Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoPBS) will soon be a Political Editor and Senior Producer at PBS NewsHour (@Newshour).

SHAPE magazine Shape Magazine (New York, NY): Cassie Shortsleeve (@CShortsleeve) (cshortsleeve@shape.com) is the new Senior Online Editor for Shape (@Shape_Magazine).

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Stephanie Robbins (@StephRobbins) (stephanie_robbins@ew.com) is the new Web Editor for Entertainment Weekly (@EW). She is based in L.A.

Sunset Magazine Sunset Magazine (Menlo Park, CA): Christine Ryan (ryanc@sunset.com) is now the new Senior Features Editor at Sunset (@SunsetMag).

Chicagoist.com Chicagoist (Chicago, IL): Melissa McEwen (@melissamcewen) has joined @Chicagoist as the Food and Drink Editor. McEwen replaces Anthony Todd (@FoodieAnthony) (anthony@tastingtable.com), who recently joined the Tasting Table (@TastingTable) as Chicago Editor.

KOAA-TV (Colorado Springs, CO): The NBC affiliate has hired Valerie Abati as Meteorologist. Abati was most recently at KSBW-TV in Salinas, CA.

Star Tribune Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Patrick Condon (patrick.condon@startribune.com) (@patricktcondon) has joined the Star Tribune (@StarTribune)  as a Reporter, covering Minnesota state politics and government. He was previously at the Associated Press – Minneapolis Bureau.

Mental Floss Mental Floss (Chesterland, OH): Hannah Keyser (@HannahRKeyser) is now writing for Mental Floss Magazine (@Mental_Floss).

theGrio.comtheGrio (@theGrio) (info@thegrio.com): Lilly Workneh (@Lilly_Works) (lillyuga@gmail.com) is now the “Living” Section Editor here.

The Intercept The Intercept (@The_Intercept) (media@firstlook.org): John Cook (@JohnJCook) is joining The Intercept as Editor-in-Chief.

Pursuitist Luxury Pursuitist (@Pursuitist) (pursuitist@gmail.com): McLean Robbins (@DeaconDoesDC) (mclean@mcleanrobbins.com) is now the East Coast Editor.

Yahoo Yahoo! (@Yahoo) (media@yahoo-inc.com): Lisa Belkin (@LisaBelkin) has joined Yahoo! as a Senior National Correspondent.

WCCO - CBS Minnesota WCCO-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Kim Johnson (@KimJohnsonABC4) has been hired as the new Saturday Morning Anchor at the NBC affiliate, starting in May. She comes to WCCO from KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City. Also at the station, Jason Matheson (@jasonmatheson) has been brought on as a Reporter for the evening news.

Roll Call Roll Call (Washington, DC): Senate Reporter Meredith Shiner (@meredithshiner) is no longer @rollcall.

LA Business Journal Los Angeles Business Journal (Los Angeles, CA): Reporter Tom Dotan is no longer with the Los Angeles Business Journal (@LABJcommunity). He covered technology and hospitality.

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A look at how PR Newswire serves the media

We talk a lot about the online visibility of press releases, but we’ve never lost sight of the fact that the #1 reason why most organizations use PR Newswire is to reach professional journalists  with their message.  Media pick up is still vitally important.  We know that, and we make a point of catering to the tens of thousands of reporters, editors, bloggers and producers for whom PR Newswire is a trusted source.

Free on-demand media webinar! 

The new PRNJ home page

The new PRNJ home page

We’ve made some big changes to how many of the journalists subscribing to PR Newswire see the news you issue, and thought you’d be interested in seeing how we present your news to them via PR Newswire for Journalists (“PRNJ”,)  our private, media-only web site.

First, let’s talk about why we have a media-only site – something no other newswire service offers – rather than relying upon our external web site to serve journalists.    First and foremost, many organizations still distribute news releases that truly are for media eyes only, such as invitations to press conferences and other media events, media and analyst calls and embargoed releases.    Additionally, many of our clients prefer not to make media contact information public, which is we mask the names and phone numbers of PR contacts at the bottom of a large portion of our press releases on our public site.   However, media contact information is vitally important, and it’s on every release on PRNJ.

Because of the sensitivity of this information, we credential each and every journalist and blogger registering for PRNJ.   Furthermore, we have a team of media relations professionals on staff who assist new PRNJ registrants as needed with things like setting up news feeds and using ProfNet.

This level of service and detail is expensive – there’s no doubt we could save a lot of money if we didn’t have tools and teams in place to build and serve the community of journalists and bloggers that access PR  Newswire news.  But we think you’ll agree that this is pretty important audience, and it’s not one we choose to ignore.

Beyond Bylines - our new media blog.

Beyond Bylines – our new media blog.

A few weeks ago, we launched a gorgeous, sleek new version of PRNJ, featuring fast and simple navigation, advantageous display of news releases and the compilation of a host of tools and other goodies for PRNJ members, including:

  • A responsive site optimized for all devices, from desktops to smartphones, and everything in between.
  • Saved news searches: the ability to turn a simple headline search into custom news feed that dynamically updates simply by saving the search.
  • Headline links to other news releases from the same issuer: When viewing one of your press releases, PRNJ users also have at-a-glance access to other news issued by your company or organization.
  • Fast access to Profnet experts.  ProfNet is now embedded within PRNJ, enabling journalists to search the expert dB or issue a query seeking expert commentary from within PRNJ.
  • A new community page featuring a new media-focused blog, Beyond Bylines,  a digest of media industry news and moves and a jobs bank.

We know PRNJ works – the numbers don’t lie.  Almost 30,000 registered users access the site each month, and together, they average more than a million press release views each month.  (Pro tip: check your Visibility Reports for a summary of PRNJ activity each of your press releases receives when you order media distribution for your news.)

Want more ideas on how to make your news and pitches stand out? View our FREE on-demand webinar about how newsrooms have been impacted by the changing digital media environment featuring a panel from the Poynter Institute, the Washington Post and new mobile news site Circa.  Register. 

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