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Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.09.11

Falling Back Into Pay Cut Mode; Promotions At The New Grey Lady

September 9, 2011
Is the media industry falling back into pay cut mode? Say it ain't so. The St. Petersburg Times will chop salaries by five percent until January 2012 in an effort to save money. The plan is expected to save more than $1 million, and staffers will be given an additional five days off with pay. "I am fed up with this recession, like each of you, and I'm tired of having to bring tough news about its effect on the company and all of us," Paul Tash, CEO and chairman, wrote in a letter to the staff. "But I am not discouraged, because every week I see big gains in our drive to become the newspaper - in print and electronically - for all of Tampa Bay." The good news: At least his paper avoids layoffs (for now)...

Jill Abramson continues to staff up The New York Times, promoting Joseph Kahn to deputy foreign editor. The Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent replaces Susan Chira, who was promoted to assistant managing editor for news... Reuters recruits Alix M. Freedman from The Wall Street Journal to be ethics editor. She had been deputy managing editor and page one editor... The Dallas Morning News lays off 38 employees. Those affected included editors, reporters, photographers and designers...

Nancy Gibbs takes over as deputy managing editor of Time. She's written the most cover stories in the magazine's history... Entertainment Weekly loses publisher Jason Wagenheim to Glamour where he'll be vice president and publisher. He worked at Conde Nast before jumping to Time Inc. His new magazine recently had its highest revenue issue… NBCUniversal poaches Morgan Stanley managing director Stuart Epstein to chief financial officer. He reports to CEO Steve Burke...

Michael Arrington is finally out at TechCrunch. Plenty of his crew could be following him out the door. Meanwhile, AOL will not sell the publication to Arrington and is working on his severance package. Negotiations are tense... Brian DiLorenzo leaves BBDO... And there are changes at ESPN, CNET and more...

September 9, 2011: Rich Leiby has been named bureau chief in Islamabad at The Washington Post. He had been enterprise editor there. (FishbowlDC)

September 9, 2011: Jonathan Weber has been named West Coast bureau chief at Reuters. He had been editor-in-chief at The Bay Citizen. (FishbowlNY)

September 9, 2011: Katie Doyle has been named managing editor at Bankrate.com. She had been director of content there. (mb)

September 9, 2011: Diane Alexander has been named co-anchor at KQDS-TV in Duluth, Minn. She had been reporter at KVRR-TV in Fargo, N.D. (TVSpy)

September 9, 2011: Lisa Hernandez has been named anchor at KHOU-TV in Houston. She had been weekend morning co-anchor and general assignment reporter at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. (TVSpy)

September 9, 2011: Colleen DeBaise has been named director of special projects at entrepreneur.com. She had been business editor at The Wall Street Journal. (FishbowlNY)

September 9, 2011: Hugo Balta has been named coordinating producer at ESPN. He had been managing editor at WCBS-TV in New York. (mb)

September 8, 2011: Harry McCracken has been named contributing editor at CNET. He had been currently editor at Technologizer. (mb)

September 8, 2011: Cristina Mancini has been named senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. She had been vice president of marketing, publicity and promotion there. (release)

September 8, 2011: John O'Neill has been named account coordinator at The CHT Group. He had been an intern at O'Neill and Associates. (mb)

September 8, 2011: Virendra Vase has been named chief operating officer at Zinio. He had been vice president of engineering at Jigsaw. (release)

September 8, 2011: Jason Wagenheim has been named publisher at Glamour. He had been publisher at Entertainment Weekly. (AdWeek)

September 8, 2011: Anne Craig has been named reporter and weekend anchor at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Conn. She had been reporter at WNYW-TV in New York. (TVSpy)

September 8, 2011: Jeff Michael has been named anchor at KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. He had been reporter and weekend anchor there. (TVSpy)

September 8, 2011: Reid Lamberty has been named co-anchor at WHDH-TV in Boston. He had been anchor at WSVN-TV in Miami. (TVSpy)

September 8, 2011: Christine Montgomery has been named chief digital officer at Center for Public Integrity. She had been managing editor at PBS.org. (FishbowlDC)

September 8, 2011: Nancy Gibbs has been named deputy managing editor at Time. She had been executive editor there. (release)

September 7, 2011: Erin Sullivan has been named account manager at The CHT Group. She had been marketing director at Lyons Group. (mb)

September 7, 2011: Scott Travis has been named vice president of sales, North America, at AudienceScience. He had been vice president of sales there. (mb)

September 7, 2011: Tim Dierks has been named senior vice president of engineering at AOL Huffington Post Media Group. He had been software engineering manager at Google. (AllThingsD)

September 7, 2011: Alix Freedman has been named global editor for ethics and standards at Reuters. She had been deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal. (FishbowlNY)

September 7, 2011: Cameron Abadi has been named deputy editor at The New Republic. He had been associate editor at Foreign Policy. (FishbowlDC)

September 7, 2011: Walter Shapiro has been named special correspondent at The New Republic. He had been columnist at Politics Daily. (FishbowlDC)

September 7, 2011: Eliza Gray has been named staff writer at The New Republic. She had been assistant editor there. (FishbowlDC)

September 7, 2011: Alec MacGillis has been named senior editor at The New Republic. He had been staff writer at The Washington Post. (FishbowlDC)

September 7, 2011: Timothy Noah has been named senior editor at The New Republic. He had been staff writer there. (FishbowlDC)

September 7, 2011: Jonathan Chait has been named writer at New York. He had been senior editor at The New Republic. (FishbowlDC)

September 7, 2011: Rob Gregory has been named president at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. He had been president, network sales and marketing at Plum TV. (FishbowlNY)

September 7, 2011: Eli Lake has been named national security reporter at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. He had been national security corresponden at The Washington Times. (FishbowlNY)

September 7, 2011: Nellie S. Huang has been named senior associate editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance. She had been life and style editor at The Wall Street Journal Asia. (release)

September 6, 2011: Seth Kelly has been named editorial director of Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and FLEX. He had been editorial director of Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and FLEX. (mb)

September 6, 2011: Byrne Hobart has been named SEO lead at Yahoo. He had been CEO and co-founder at Digital Due Diligence. (mb)

September 6, 2011: Gordon Plutsky has been named chief marketing officer at King Fish Media. He had been director of marketing and research there. (mb)



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