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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.26.11

Media World Rattled by the End of Two Eras

August 26, 2011
Two words: Steve. Jobs. "I hereby resign as CEO of Apple" was the statement that sent the media world into a frenzy (and tech bloggers hurtling back to their computers) Wednesday evening. The longtime head of the fantastically influential company felt he could no longer perform his duties due to his declining health. He'll remain on as chairman of the board and will continue to help develop products, but it's certainly the end of an era. Tim Cook takes over the top spot at Apple, a succession plan that had been in place since Jobs' health began to fail. The future is now for the little i and the big A...

It was a big few days of news about two men usually covering the media stories. First, Jim Romenesko announced his "semi-retirement" from Poynter. He will continue writing for them and also launch a blog of his own name, but will do so on a part-time basis. (So, you know, a few posts a day instead of eight or more.) Meanwhile, American Journalism Review publishes a long love letter to Jack Shafer just hours before Slate lays off the longtime media critic (along with Tim Noah, June Thomas and Juliet Lapidos). Shafer will continue writing for Slate in some capacity. Both men will be missed, although we certainly haven't heard the last from either of them...

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia names Daniel Taitz chief administrative officer. He had been senior vice president of business affairs at Univision Communications Inc... Captivate Network snags Fast Company and Newsweek vet Patrick Hagerty as its chief revenue officer... Jeff Selingo and Liz McMillen get promotions at The Chronicle of Higher Education...

CBS News promotes Rob Klug as executive director. He will remain director of 60 Minutes and 48 Hours... Good Morning America lands a new director in Jeff Winn. He replaces John D'Incecco who's moving to The Chew... Lori Neuhardt gets the design director gig at ABC News Digital... Sam Singal moves up to executive producer of Weekend Nightly News... Contessa Brewer is out as daily anchor at MSNBC...

Gillian Blake scores a promotion at Henry Holt. She's the new editor-in-chief as Jill Lamar is out after just six months... Claudia Gould takes over as director of the Jewish Museum... And there are changes at the Santa Monica Mirror, Glamour andmore...

August 26, 2011: Andy Young has been named research director at Glamour. He had been arts editor and research editor at The New Yorker. (release)

August 26, 2011: Katherine Thomsen has been named digital managing editor at Glamour. She had been managing editor at (release)

August 26, 2011: Tari Ayala has been named deputy managing editor at Glamour. She had been digital managing editor there. (release)

August 26, 2011: Robert Campos has been named managing editor at Glamour. He had been production director there. (release)

August 26, 2011: Sean Mize has been named director of operations at Glamour. He had been director of digital operations there. (release)

August 26, 2011: John Kovacevich has been named vice president and creative director at Draftfcb. He had been assistant creative director at Goodby. (AgencySpy)

August 26, 2011: Meredith Laine has been named reporter at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, W.Va. She had been freelance reporter and producer in Los Angeles. (TVSpy)

August 26, 2011: Lauren Pozen has been named morning anchor at WVVA-TV in Bluefield, W.Va. She had been freelance reporter at KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, Calif. (TVSpy)

August 26, 2011: Bonney Bowman has been named anchor at KOLN-KGIN-TV in Lincoln, Neb. She had been weekend anchor at KSNF-TV in Joplin, Miss. (TVSpy)

August 26, 2011: Courtney Ward has been named morning anchor at WSVJ-TV in South Bend, I.N. She had been fill-in traffic anchor at WJZ-TV in Baltimore. (TVSpy)

August 26, 2011: Fred Hickman has been named sports director at WVUE-TV in New Orleans. He had been reporter at Fox Sports South. (TVSpy)

August 26, 2011: Dee Dee Thomas has been named executive producer at Today. She had been senior producer there. (TVNewser)

August 25, 2011: Karen Berner has been named food editor at Taste of Home. She had been food editor at America's Test Kitchen. (mb)

August 25, 2011: Sam Singal has been named executive producer at Nightly News. He had been senior broadcast producer there. (TVNewser)

August 25, 2011: Brenton Garen has been named editor-in-chief at Santa Monica Mirror. He had been director of online and video and staff writer at The Beverly Hills Courier. (FishbowlLA)

August 25, 2011: Larry Jacobson has been named senior systems administrator at New York Media. He had been systems administrator there. (mb)

August 25, 2011: Liz McMillen has been named editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education. She had been editor at The Chronicle Review. (FishbowlDC)

August 25, 2011: Jeff Selingo has been named vice president and editorial director at The Chronicle of Higher Education. He had been editor there. (FishbowlDC)

August 25, 2011: Nicole Duran has been named executive editor at NJ Daily. She had been reporter at The Deal. (FishbowlDC)

August 24, 2011: Robin Kadfalk has been named creative coordinator at Digitaria. He had been audience engagement marketing coordinator at Triton Media. (mb)

August 24, 2011: Rob Klug has been named executive director of production at CBS News. He will continue to direct 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. (TVNewser)

August 24, 2011: Lori Neuhardt has been named design director at ABC News Digital. She had been consultant at ABC News. (TVNewser)

August 24, 2011: Caroline Giegerich has been named vice president of innovations at Initiative. She had been director of innovations there. (release)

August 23, 2011: Grace E. Mangum has been named general manager of online at Source Media. She had been executive producer at ARTINFO. (mb)

August 23, 2011: Ryan Daume has been named director of East Coast sales at Revision3. He had been regional sales manager there. (mb)

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