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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.

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.prnewswire.com.

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).

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

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.

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.prnewswire.com.

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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[Webinar] How Newsrooms are Adapting to the Changing Digital Media Environment

As the digital age transforms how people find, consume, and share information, media outlets are being challenged to retool their newsrooms and evolve their coverage. Despite limited resources, news organizations are investing heavily on people and technology to deliver stories that satisfy audience appetites for rich visuals, mobile-friendly design, and up-to-the minute reporting.

The panelists include:

Ellyn Angelotti, senior faculty, the Poynter Institute 

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Join us for what promises to be a fast-moving conversation on how today’s media is evolving as journalists adapt to a faster news cycle.

The panel discussion will cover:

  • The changing roles of journalists and bloggers
  • How news media are adapting news to new formats and mediums
  • Tips for how PR pros can provide more value to today’s news media

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at CBS Evening News, The Onion, Huffington Post 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.

CBS Evening News CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley  (New York): Chip Colley (@ChipColley) is now the News Director @CBSEveningNews.

The Onion The Onion (Chicago, IL): The satirical online news outlet (@TheOnion) has named Cole Bolton Editor-in-Chief, replacing Will Tracy who recently left the outlet. Bolton most recently served as Head Writer.

Huffington Post Huffington Post (New York, NY): Emily Peck (@EmilyRPeck) was promoted from Business and Tech Editor to Executive Business Editor @HuffingtonPost.

The Weather Channel The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): Former WWLP-TV News Reporter Anaridis Rodriguez (@Anaridis) has left the station to join @weatherchannel as News Anchor for their new morning show @AMHQ.

ESPN ESPN (Bristol, CT): Beginning today, Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) will begin reporting for ESPN. She will be stationed in Washington, D.C.

FreedomCommunication Freedom Communications (Santa Ana, CA): Excelsior & La Prensa will be merging to create Freedom Communication’s (@FreedomComm) new newspaper, Unidos. Unidos is set to debut on Friday, March 21 and will be published weekly.

The Associated Press Associated Press – Chicago Bureau (Chicago, IL): Greg McCune (@gregamccune)  joins (@ap) as Desk Editor for the Midwest region, responsible for news coverage in 14 Midwest states from Midwest Editor for Reuters America Service.

Los Angeles Register Los Angeles Register (Los Angeles, CA): Freedom Communications has set April 16 as the launch date for the Los Angeles Register (@LARegisterNews). Ron Sylvester (@rsylvester) is the Editor.

Crain's Chicago Crain’s Chicago Business (Chicago, IL): Editor Cassie Walker Burke (@cassiechicago) is set to join the trade magazine (@CrainsChicago) as an Assistant Managing Editor from lifestyle pub Chicago Magazine (@ChicagoMag).

CNBC CNBC (New York, NY): “The Kudlow Report” will end production at the end of this month. Larry Kudlow (@larry_kudlow) will remain as a Senior Contributor @CNBC.

The Washington Times The Washington Times (Washington, DC): David Dadisman (@dcdadisman) is the new General Manager @WashTimes.

The New York Times The New York Times (New York, NY): Fashion Editor at the Financial Times Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) has been tapped to become Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic. In addition, Alexandra Jacobs has been promoted to Fashion Critic and Fashion Features Writer.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Reporter Suzanne Vranica (@vranicawsj) has been promoted to Advertising and Marketing Industry Editor. Also happening @WSJ, Former Adweek Digital Editor Mike Shields (@digitalshields) has joined on as Senior Editor and Liz Heron (@lheron) has announced her departure from her role there as Emerging Media Editor.

FOX Deportes Fox Deportes (New York, NY): Carlos Sánchez has been named General Manager of Fox Deportes (@FOXDeportes)

GOVERNING Governing (Washington, DC): Former Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser (@mayorfunk) takes the reins as Publisher @GOVERNING.

CQ Roll Call CQ Weekly (Washington, DC): Benton Ives (bives@cqrollcall.com) is now the Editor-in-Chief. And David Ellis is the new Vice President of News @CQRollCall.

Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Former Austin Statesman (@statesman) Reporter/Blogger, Mike Ward (@ChronicleMike), has joined @HoustonChron.

News & Record News & Record (Greensboro, NC): Steven Doyle has been named Managing Editor @newsandrecord. He arrives from The Sentinel-News in KY and starts this week.

Star Tribune Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Suki Dardarian (@SukiDardarian) has been named Senior Managing Editor and Vice President at the paper, starting in April. She was previously with the Seattle Times.

Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL): Sports Reporter Tina Akouris (@takouris) and longtime Journalist Dave Hoekstra (@DaveHoekstra66) are no longer with the paper (@SunTimes).

Chicago Reader Chicago Reader (Chicago, IL): Senior Editor Jake Malooley (@JakeMalooley) has joined the alternative weekly newspaper (@Chicago_Reader) as Managing Editor from @TimeOutChicago. Deputy Editor Sam Worley recently left the pub.

The Greenville News The Greenville News (Greenville, SC): Long-time newsman William Fox has been named Managing Editor of The News (@GreenvilleNews). He replaces veteran Managing Editor Chris Weston.

Essence Magazine Essence Magazine (New York, NY): Essence Magazine (@essencemag) welcomes back Pamela Edwards Christiani as Beauty and Style Director. Also, Charreah Jackson (@Charreah) moves from Associate Editor to Relationships Editor.

The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT): After nearly three decades with the paper, Political Editor Rick Green (@CTConfidential) has said good-bye.

Law360 Law360 (New York, NY): Kaitlyn Kiernan (@kaitlyn_Kiernan) moves from Options Reporter for The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) and Dow Jones Newswires to Private Equity Reporter @Law360.

REDBOOK Redbook Magazine (New York, NY): Julia Malacoff (@jmalacoff) announced her departure from her role as Assistant Fashion Editor at Redbook (@redbookmag).

GQ Magazine (New York, NY): Andrew Richdale (@therichdale) has left his Associate Editor position @GQMagazine.

60 Minutes 60 Minutes- CBS (New York, NY): CBS News announced come Fall 2014, Bill Whitaker (@billwhitakerCBS) will move to New York as a Correspondent on 60 Minutes (@60minutes).

CBS (New York, NY): Investigative Correspondent Sheryl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) has resigned.

Digiday Digiday (New York, NY): Former Adweek (@Adweek) Senior Editor Lucia Moses (@lmoses) joins @Digiday and will assume the same role.

Business Insider Business Insider (New York, NY): Madeline Stone (@MadelineLStone) was promoted from Intern to Tech Lifestyle Reporter @businessinsider.

VANITY FAIR Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Mark Rozzo is moving from Executive Editor at Town & Country (@TandCmag) to Deputy Editor @VanityFair.

InStyle InStyle (New York, NY): InStyle (@InStyle) welcomes Nika Vagner (@Niksterr) as Social Media Editor. She was formerly at Entertainment Weekly (@EW).

Mashable Mashable (New York, NY): Former New York Times (@nytimes) Senior Editor Jonathan Ellis (@jonathanellis) will join @mashable as Managing Editor March 31st.

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Beat the Clock: Investigative Reporting In the Digital Age

 

Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports and Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated swapped  war stories at SXSW this year.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports and Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated swapped war stories at SXSW this year.

 

What has changed about investigative reporting in today’s fast-moving, socially-fueled digital environment?  To hear Charles Robinson (@charlesrobinson) a senior investigative reporter for Yahoo! Sports, and Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel), a senior writer for Sports Illustrated tell it, the answer is, “Just about everything.”

The two hosted a discussion titled “Investigative Reporting in the Digital Age,” at South By Southwest, drawing a packed house.

The day the news cycle changed 

Thamel set the tone, telling about a stint at a Dallas-based freelancer in the early 2000’s during which he acted as a stringer for the New York Times, pursuing a story about a missing Baylor basketball player that quickly turned into a story of murder.   In the days after the story broke, there were no new developments, and he had his nose to the grindstone, pursuing people who knew the player and suspect.  Progress was slow, until he got a call one day from the Times, telling him that the Dallas Morning News was reporting a significant development.  Thamel pushed back, saying he had read that paper cover to cover, and there was no story.

It turns out, the Dallas Morning News published the breaking news development on their web site.

“What!?!  They put it out there on the web before the paper!?”  Thamel recalls saying.

“It blew my mind,” he told the audience. “That was the first time the news cycle changed.

The two agreed that digital media has increased the clock speed of the news cycle, and the competition for not just stories, but for details.

“You ‘re not alone in your reporting,” said Robinson. “ Eveyone is out there digging.”

Deep background & social media 

Robinson told an entirely different tale, about the utility of social media in investigations.  He was on the cusp of breaking what would have been a blockbuster story about a high-ranking person in NCAA basketball placing bets on their school.   But to be absolutely certain of the identity of the person captured on video placing bets, they needed to see some more casual pictures of her – everything they had were polished head shots showing the woman in professional attire.

On her son’s Facebook page, they found current photos with which they were able to confirm the identity of the person on the video — she was the official’s sister.  The women looked uncannily alike, however, the reporting team noticed subtle differences between the two sisters in the casual images on Facebook.   The person on the video was the sister. There was no story, after all.

“Literally, in one day a story was born and it died – all because of what we can do digitally,” said Robinson. “Digital journalism saves you money, and it can save your [behind.]”

Social media is a tool, not a primary source

Ultimately, the mechanics of investigative journalism haven’t changed – the reporter develops a list of people, and talks to him.  However, social media provides a treasure trove of information for reporters and very helpful both as a starter tool for an investigation, as well as for background

Data mining through social media has added a ton of value for investigative journalism, Robinson noted, significantly shortening the time needed to build a story

“You can come to understand who people are,” Robinson told us in describing how he uses social media to get a sense for the people he’s researching.  “They will tell you who they are, their likes and dislikes, where they’ve worked, what they were doing – it gives you a sense of who the being is.  It gives you a head start that you didn’t have 10 years ago.”

Learn more about how the digital evolution has impacted newsrooms and journalism on our upcoming webinar, “The Evolution of Media: Howe Newsrooms are Adapting to the Ever-Changing Digital Environment.” 

Click to register for the our free webinar on March 20 at 1:00 ET.

Click to register for the our free webinar on March 20 at 1:00 ET.

Author Sarah Skerik is PR Newswire’s vice president of content marketing, and is the author of  the ebook  New School Press Release TacticsFollow her on Twitter at @sarahskerik.