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

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MEDIA News: National Journal, The Daily Beast, The Washington 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.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): The new overnight news team @washingtonpost: Foreign News Editor Terrence McCoy (@terrence_mccoy); Business Editor Gail Sullivan; Arts & Entertainment Editor Soraya McDonald (@SorayaTWP); and National News Editor Lindsey Bever (@lindseybever). In addition, Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) is heading to The Post to blog about pop culture. She begins March 10.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Longtime Transportation Reporter Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) will now cover Conglomerates. In addition, Rob Barry will oversee and contribute to the Data Reporting Team @WSJ.

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast (New York, NY): Former Social Media Editor @Bloomberg, Scott Bixby (@scottbix) assumes the same role @thedailybeast.

National Journal National Journal (Washington, DC): Former Newsweek/Daily Beast Washington Editor Richard Just takes the reins as Editor @nationaljournal.

The New York Times The New York Times (New York, NY): Matt Chaban (@MC_NYC) is leaving the New York Daily News (@NYDNRealEstate) to join the Metro Section of The New York Times (@nytimes). He will be in charge of the Appraisal column.

Business Insider Business Insider (New York, NY): Josh Barro (@jbarro) has announced his departure from @businessinsider. He has accepted a position as a Correspondent with The New York Times.

ForbesForbes (New York, NY): Women in Business Reporter Meghan Casserly is no longer with the publication. Starting in March, Kathryn Dill (@KathrynDill) will cover her beat.

T: The New York Times Style Magazine (New York, NY): Former Dujour Editor Brooke Bobb is now Associate Features Editor at T.

msnbc MSNBC (New York, NY): MSNBC (@msnbc) names two Managing Editors: Rashida Jones (@RJonesNewsViews) and Ilyas Kirmani (@IlyasKirmani). Kirmani was Executive Producer of “News Nation with Tamron Hall”. Also, it welcomes former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (@brianschweitzer) as a Contributor.

Better Homes and Gardens
(Des Moines, IA): Editorial Assistant Doris Lohrman has retired from the magazine.

New York Magazine New York Magazine (New York, NY): Starting this month the magazine (@NYMag) will operate as a biweekly releasing 29 issues a year.

Women's Wear Daily Women’s Wear Daily (New York, NY): Women’s Wear Daily (@womensweardaily) brings David Yi (@seoulcialite) aboard as a Reporter.

Us Weekly Us Weekly (New York, NY): Senior Editor Suzanne Marchese has left the magazine (@usweekly)  to join a public relations firm.

Glamour Glamour (New York, NY): Glamour (@Glamourmag) promotes Julieanne Castro (@JulianneCarell) from Beauty Assistant to Assistant Online Beauty Editor.

HGTV Magazine HGTV Magazine (New York, NY): HGTV Magazine (@HGTVMag) welcomes Kathleen Renda as the new Senior Editor.

Modern Luxury Modern Luxury (New York, NY): Modern Luxury (@Modern_Luxury) welcomes Marcy Bloom as Group Publisher and Vice President.

POLITICO Pro Politico PRO (Arlington, VA): Marjorie Censer (@CommonCenser) has left The Washington Post to become Defense Editor @POLITICOPro.

The Hill The Hill (Washington, DC): Sirius XM (@SIRIUSXM) host David Webb (@davidwebbshow) is a new Columnist @thehill.

USA Today – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco.CA) Technology Reporter Scott Martin (@scottysmartin) is no longer with America’s newspaper.

Boston Herald The Boston Herald (Boston, MA): Bob McGovern (@BobMcGovernJr) joins the paper full-time as a General Assignment Reporter. Previously, he was a Freelance Reporter covering sports.

The Middletown Press Middletown Press (Middletown, CT): Cassandra Day (@cassandrasdis) is the new Managing Editor at the paper.

New Haven Register New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Joe Amarante (@joeammo) is now the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the paper. Previously, he was an Editor, Reporter and Columnist there.

Foreign Policy Foreign Policy (Washington, DC): Foreign Policy Senior Writer Yochi Dreazen (@yochidreazen) is now the Deputy Editor at FP (@ForeignPolicy).

Washington Examiner Washington Examiner (Washington, DC): Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) has been named Political Writer and Reporter at (@washexaminer).

KRIV-TV (Houston, TX): KRIV-TV (@MyFoxHouston) hires Maria Corrales as a Multimedia Journalist.

Dallas Biz Journal The Dallas Business Journal (Dallas, TX): Editor since 2012, Lauren Lawley Head (@LawleyHead), has parted ways with The Journal (@DallasBizNews) and joined Direct Selling News in Lake Dallas, TX as the new General Manager.

U-T TV U-T TV (San Diego, CA): U-T TV (@UTTVSD) is no longer being broadcast on Cox cable and At&T U-verse. The station has gone all-digital and will only produce programming accessable on digital devices.

Go Country 105 KKGO KKGO-FM (Los Angeles, CA): Klaudia Aresti joins KKGO-FM (@gocountry105) reporting on entertainment news and traffic.

California Home & Design (San Francisco, CA): This home design magazine has ceased operations after nearly 20 years.

Monterey HeraldMonterey County Herald (Monterey, CA): Former Monterey County Herald (@montereyherald) Editor Robert Bullock leaves $2.2 million to Monterey Peninsula College for a journalism scholarship fund.

Entercom Communications (@Entercom): Stacy Cunningham has been amed Operations Manager for San Francisco Entercom stations, KBLX-FM (@KBLX); KFOX-FM (@kfox); KGMZ-FM (@957thegame) and KOIT-FM.
KyXy 96.5 FMKYXY-FM (San Diego, CA): Sherry Knight joins San Diego station KYXY-FM (@KyXy) as Evening Host.

Los Angeles Daily Journal (Los Angeles, CA): Andrew McIntyre has parted ways with the Daily Journal to join Law360 (@Law360) as a Senior Reporter covering real estate.

WCCO - CBS MinnesotaWCCO-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Anchor/Reporter Aristea Brady (@AristeaBrady) has announced that she is leaving the station (@WCCO) to return to Colorado, where she previously worked as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KUSA-TV in Denver.

Aspen Magazine Aspen Magazine (Aspen, CO): Cindy Hirschfeld has been hired as the new Editor-in-Chief at this Modern Luxury Company publication (@AspenMagazine). Hirschfield previously served as a Senior Editor of Aspen before it was bought by Modern Luxury. She takes over for Janet O’Grady.

The Business Journal Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle, WA): Rob Smith has been named as the new Editor-in-Chief at the paper here (@PSBJ), taking over for George Erb. Smith was most recently Editor of the Portland Business Journal in Portland, OR.

NBC 10 WJAR WJAR-TV (Cranston, RI): After more than three decades with WJAR-TV (@NBC10), Investigative Reporter Jim Taricani (@NBC10_Jim) plans to retire in April

WRAT-FM (Belmar, NJ): After 37 years in the business, veteran on-air personality Marty Martinez has retired and signed off of the rock station on February 28th

Cape Cod Broadcasting (Hyannis, MA): Laura Reckford becomes the News Director for all four of its stations: WQRC-FM, WFCC-FM, WOCN-FM and WKPE-FM.

Improper Bostonian The Improper Bostonian (Boston, MA): Alexandra Cavallo (@AlexCavall0) joins the publication as Deputy Managing Editor. Previously, she was an Entertainment Editor at Metro Boston.

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at The Boston Globe, AP, USA Today and more…

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

The Boston Globe The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): The 142-year old paper now has its ninth Publisher. Owner John Henry (@John_W_Henry) becomes the Publisher of the historic paper.

Univision Univision Canada (@Univision): Univision has purchased Canada’s Telelatino Network (@TLNenEspanol) (http://tlntv.com) and will be re-branding it as “Univision Canada”.

Poynter Poynter.org (St. Petersburg, FL): The journalism and media institute (@Poynter) has hired Bloomberg News’ DC Managing Editor Tim Franklin (@TimAFranklin) as its Publisher/President.

The Associated Press Associated Press (AP) (New York, NY): Noreen Gillespie (@norgillespie) has moved from Deputy Regional Editor in Chicago to Deputy Sports Editor in the main New York Bureau of the @AssociatedPress.

USA TODAY USA Today (McLean, VA): Jim Lenahan (@jlenahan) takes the reins as Managing Editor at America’s newspaper (@USATODAY).

Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake City Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT): Kevin Winters Morriss (@KWinMo) is the new Digital News Director at the Tribune (@sltrib).

Marketplace Marketplace (Los Angeles, CA): Former Thomson Reuters social media guru Margarita Noriega (@margafret) joins @MarketplaceAPM as their new Social Media Editor.

Quartz Quartz (New York, NY): Rachel Feltman (@RachelFeltman) has joined this business news site (@qz) on to cover science, health and technology news.

Time.com (@Time) (letters@time.com): Dan Stewart (@ThatDanStewart) is the new Deputy Editor of Breaking News at Time.com (@Time). Sam Lansky (@SamLansky) has joined the outlet as the new Deputy Culture Editor.

Mashable Mashable (@Mashable) (news@mashable.com): Andrew Freedman (@AFreedma) is the first Climate, Weather & Environment Reporter at the site.

Popular Mechanics Popular Mechanics (@PopMech): Andrew Del Colle (@AndrewDelColle) was promoted to Senior Editor.

Breitbart News Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews): Jonathan Strong (@J_Strong) is the new Washington Editor for the Conservative news outlet.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): National Journal (@nationaljournal) Editor Adam Kushner (@AdamBKushner) joins the Post (@washingtonpost) as their new Digital Magazine Editor on Feb. 24th. Jaime Fuller (@J_Fuller) is now a Political Reporter and will be writing for Post’s political blog “The Fix” (@TheFix).

Military Times Military Times News Service (Springfield, VA): Former Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) scribe Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) is the new Congressional Editor @MilitaryTimes.

TorontoStar Toronto Star (Toronto, ON): News Reporter Liam Casey (@liamdevlincasey) has left the Star (@TorontoStar).

The New York Times The New York Times – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Economic Policy Reporter Jackie Calmes (@calmesnyt) switches beats to cover campaigns and elections at the Times (@nytimes).

U.S. News U.S. News & World Report (Washington, DC): Health & Wellness Editor Rachel Pomerance (@RachelPomerance) has left U.S. News (@usnews).

Access Hollywood Access Hollywood – NBC Television Network (Burbank, CA): Liz Hernandez (@LizHernandez) joins Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) as a Correspondent from KBIG-FM.

California Sunday The California Sunday Magazine (@CalSunday): This new magazine will launch later this year via app, online and in print. Editor is Douglas McGray (doug@californiasunday.com).

Women's Wear Daily Women’s Wear Daily (New York, NY): Senior Editor David Lipke (@DavidLipke) is no longer with the publication.

Fortune Magazine Fortune Magazine (New York, NY): Former PandoDaily Reporter Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) has joined @FortuneMagazine as a Writer.

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast (New York, NY): Former Executive News Editor Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) has been named Executive Editor at the Beast (@thedailybeast).

Bloomberg News Bloomberg News (New York, NY): Alan Goldstein (@alanmgoldstein) has been promoted to Managing Editor. He will oversee the States and Municipalities beat.

Metro New York Metro New York (New York, NY): After 10 years at the paper, Dorothy Robinson  (@dorothyatmetro) is the new Editor-in-Chief..

Interview Magazine Interview Magazine (New York, NY): Keith Pollock (@MrPollock) has been named Editor-in-Chief. He will begin editing the April issue.

Rolling Stone Rolling Stone (New York, NY): Jason Newman (@jasonrnewman) has been named News Editor.

Woman's Day Woman’s Day (New York, NY): Clinton Kelly (@Clinton_Kelly) has joined the magazine as Contributing Editor. “Clinton Solves It” will debut March 2014.

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Former Washington Times Reporter Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) moves to L.A. to become their Sports Enterprise Reporter.

Martha Stewart Weddings (New York, NY): Beauty Director Melissa Foss is no longer with the magazine.

tuscaloosanews Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL): Former Meridian Star (@meridianstar) Sports Editor Tony Tsoukalas has joined the @TuscaloosaNews as a Sports Writer.

The Post-Standard The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.): Julie McMahon (@Julie_McMahon) is the new Crime and Breaking News Reporter.

Napa Valley Register Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA): Editor Michael Donnelly is parting ways with the Register (@NapaRegister) for a position with Lee Enterprises in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Huntsville Item The Huntsville Item (Huntsville, TX): Sports Editor Tom Waddill has been promoted to Editor @HuntsvilleItem. And Assistant Sports Editor Gene Schallenberg is the new Sports Editor.

Hays Daily News The Hays Daily News (Hays, KS): Nick Schwien (@NickSchwien) has been promoted to Managing Editor at the Daily News (@NorthWestKansas).

SpiritofJefferson The Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, WV): The new Sports Editor at the Spirit (@SpiritofJeff) is Jeff Brammer.

Telemundo Denver Telemundo – KDEN-TV (Denver, CO): Sonia Gutiérrez has been named Associate Editor of this Telemundo affiliate (@telemundodenver).

Noticias Colorado Univision – KCEC-TV (Denver, CO): The News Director for Noticiero Colorado (@kcectv), Luisa Collins (@LuisaFCollins) has been promoted to Vice President of News and will be based out of the Entravision Colorado office (@evcdenver).

MundoFOX MundoFox (New York, NY): Ibra Morales has taken over the role of President of MundoFox (@MundoFOX) replacing Emilio Saccone who had recently left.

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MEDIA News: Media Moves at The Washington Post, TechCrunch, Inc. & 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.

Washington Post The Washington Post (Washington, DC): “Wonkblog” Editor Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) is leaving along with fellow blogger Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) and Post Blog Director Melissa Bell (@MelissaBell) to start Ezra’s new venture. And Liz Seymour (@LizSeymour) has been promoted to Executive Features Editor.

FOX Business FOX Business Network (New York, NY): Veteran CNBC Anchor Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) will join @FoxBusiness February 1st.

The New York Times The New York Times (New York, NY): Carrie Halperin (@CarrieHalperin) has joined on as a Video Journalist. In addition, Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) joins @nytimes as State of the Art Columnist. He replaces David Pogue who left in October after 13 years at the Times.

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Craig Nakano (@cnakano) moves from Home Editor to Assistant Calendar Editor. Anne Colby (@acolby) is now the Home Editor. Deputy Arts & Culture Editor Sherry Stern has retired. Sherry had been with the paper since 1990.

Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated (New York, NY): Brendan Ripp has been named Publisher @SINow.

Re/code Re/Code (@Recode): Nellie Bowles (@NellieBowles) is the newest writer to join. She will be reporting on technology culture and trends.

TechCrunch TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) (tips@techcrunch.com): Matthew Panzarino (@Panzer) was promoted to Co-Editor.

The Daily Beast The Daily Beast (@TheDailyBeast): John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief.

Al Jazeera America Al Jazeera America (New York, NY): Former WFLD-TV (@fox32news) Assistant Director Christopher Myers will join the network. He will be located in the Los Angeles bureau.

more! magazine More Magazine (New York, NY): Deanna Pai (@deannapai) is the new Associate Beauty Editor.

Inc. Inc. Magazine (New York, NY): Kris Frieswick (@Kris_Frieswick) has been named Senior Editor.

GQ Magazine GQ (New York, NY): Sarah Ball (@sarahballsy) has left Vanity Fair to become Senior Editor @GQMagazine.

Michelle Beadle ESPN (New York, NY): Former @SportsNation host Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) is leaving NBC Sports (@NBCSports) to return to @ESPN. She will rejoin the network by mid-March.

TIME.com TIME (New York, NY): Sam Frizell (@Sam_Frizell) is now a Breaking News Reporter here.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Ben Leubsdorf (@BenLeubsdorf) has joined @WSJ as Central Banks and Economy Reporter.

The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA): The Bee (@sacbee_news) welcomes Mariel Garza as Deputy Editorial Page Editor. Mariel was previously Opinion Editor for the Los Angeles News Group.

San Francisco San Francisco Magazine (San Francisco, CA): Paul Reulbach is the new Publisher for SF Magazine (@sanfranmag).

BuzzFeed Buzzfeed.com – Los Angeles Bureau (@buzzfeed): Ken Bensinger (@kenbensinger) departs from the Los Angeles Times to join Buzzfeed as an Investigative Reporter.

Bloomberg News Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Del Wilber (@DelWilber) has left The Washington Post to become the Department of Justice Reporter at Bloomberg News.

Alan Suderman Associated Press – Richmond Bureau (Richymond, VA): Alan Suderman (@AlanSuderman) is the new Statehouse Reporter.

WashBizJournal Washington Business Journal (Washington, DC): Former Capital (@capgaznews) Health Reporter Tina Reed (@TreedinDC) joins the Journal (@WashBizOnline) as a Healthcare Reporter.

Jonathan Mattise Associated Press – Charleston, WV Bureau (Charleston, WV): Jonathan Mattise (@JonathanMattise) will be covering Statehouse news now.

The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK): Assistant Features Editor Lillie-Beth Brinkman (@lillie_beth) has left the newspaper business.

Sac Business Journal Sacramento Business Journal (Sacramento, CA): Allen Young (@ayoungsacbiz) joins the Journal (@sacbiz) as a State Government Reporter from Comstock’s Business.

Outside Magazine Outside Magazine (Santa Fe, NM): Axie Navas (@axie2020) is a new Assistant Online Editor.

Toronto Life Daily Toronto Life (Toronto, ON): Rebecca Philps has left Vancouver Magazine (@vanmag_com) to become the Senior Editor at TL (@toronto_life).

Ed Greenspon Bloomberg News – Toronto Bureau (Toronto, ON): Former Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) Editor-in-Chief Ed Greenspon (@egreenspon) is now an Editor-at-Large for Bloomberg (@BloombergNews).

PRWeek US PRWeek – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Former StateCollege.com Reporter Laura Nichols (@LC_Nichols) joins the team as the Washington Correspondent.

SmartMeetings Smart Meetings (Sausalito, CA): Holly Woolard has been promoted from Senior Editor to Managing Editor. And Diego Vallejo was promoted from Assistant Editor to Associate Editor.

DairyHerd Network Dairy Herd Management (Lenexa, KS): Dave Natzke is the new Editor taking over for Tom Quaife who has left this dairy industry publication (@DairyHerd).

Omaha World-Herald Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE): Community News Reporter Sue Truax has retired from her post at The Omaha World-Herald (@OWHnews) Newspapers.

The Herald-News The Herald-News (Joliet, IL): This daily newspaper (@Joliet_HN) (news@theherald-news.com) has been sold to Shaw Media.

Grid Chicago Grid Chicago (Chicago, IL): Brandon Copple (@bcopple) is no longer General Manager of the Sun-Times’ digital and print business news venture.

Curbed Chicago Curbed Chicago (Chicago, IL): AJ LaTrace (@ajlatrace) (aj@curbed.com) has been named Editor at this online real estate outlet (@curbedchicago) from Chiboulevards.com, a neighborhood blog targeting the Northwest side of Chicago that he created in 2011. He replaces Ian Spula, who recently left the position.

La Prensa Orlando La Prensa (Orlando, FL): Editor Maria Padilla @orlandolatino was laid off and Iza Montalvo (@izamontalvo) has taken her place as Editor of the weekly publication (@prensafl).

Telemundo Houston Noticiero Telemundo 47 – KTMD-TV (Houston, TX): Juan Jose Rodas (@JJRODAS) is now reporting for this Telemundo station (@TelemundoHou).

Sandra Torres Telemundo – WYTU-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Sandra Torres (@SandraTorresL) is the new Co-Anchor of the nightly news for @Telemundo Wisconsin.

Fusion Fusion (Doral, FL): The network (@ThisIsFusion) has canceled the show “D.N.A.” (@DNAtv).

El Mensajero El Mensajero (San Francisco, CA): Managing Editor María Antonieta Mejía has been laid off during the paper’s( @El_Mensajero) restructuring phase.

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

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

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Tips for Pulling Off a Newsjack with Everyday PR Tools

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

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

Standing Out

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

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

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

Start With Existing Relationships

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

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

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

Mine Your Media Database

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hardman's secret weapon - the Agility platform.

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

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

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

Respond to Journalist Queries

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

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

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

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

Leverage Branded Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEDIA News: Washington Post, National Geographic, Weather Channel

http://prnbloggers.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/agility-logo.png?w=127&h=125&h=125PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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