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Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.07.11

Another Murdoch On The Outs; AdWeek Cries Wolff

October 7, 2011
Could James Murdoch be the next person to go in the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal? Perhaps. A group of British pension funds are demanding that Rupert's son leaves News Corp's board because of his association with the events. His "continued presence on the News Corp board is causing significant reputational damage to the company and is no longer in shareholders' interest," the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum wrote in an emailed statement. The LAPF won't have too much direct influence -- they own less than one percent of the company -- but their vocal presence will continue to put pressure on Rupert and his senior team to make changes. Elsewhere in the News Corp world, Fox restructures its marketing and communications group...

Michael Wolff still has a job at AdWeek. For now. Prometheus' chairman is keeping the editorial director around, despite reports to the contrary. The real question, probably, is whether Wolff still wants the trade magazine gig... Marie Claire hires Joyce Chang as executive editor, poaching her from People StyleWatch. She replaces Anne Fulenwider, who decamped to run Brides. MC also grabs Geraldine Sealey as editor-at-large and promotes deputy editor Lea Goldman to features director. The former replaces Abigail Pesta, who jumped to Newsweek/The Daily Beast...

ESPN ends its relationship with Hank Williams Jr. The singer told Fox & Friends some, um, really stupid things last week, and the Worldwide Leader parted ways with the singer. Williams, for his part, released a statement saying it was his decision and that he was walking away. Taking his song and going home, if you will. Anyway, that's over... Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is the new chief international correspondent at CNBC. She spent last month in Greece, presumably in preparation for her new assignment... The BBC cuts 2,000 jobs as part of its ongoing effort to save money... Vivid Entertainment offers Amanda Knox a job as a spokeswoman. Of course, they did...

Craig Dubow resigns as chairman and CEO at Gannett. He took a medical leave last month. Gracia Martore will replace him as CEO with Marjorie Magner serving as chairman of the board... McSweeney's, which is publishing a Grantland Quarterly, signs Ethan Nosowsky as editorial director. He had been editor-at-large at Graywolf Press and previously worked at Farrar, Straus and Giroux... Open Road Integrated Media snags Christopher Davis as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He comes over from AOL/The Huffington Post Group where he had been senior vice president of business operations... And there are changes at The Week, BizBash and more...

October 7, 2011: Shannon Ryan has been named EVP of marketing and communications at Fox Broadcasting. She had been SVP, publicity and corporate communications, there. (PRNewser)

October 7, 2011: Brian Dollenmayer has been named EVP of on-air promotions and marketing at Fox Broadcasting. He had been SVP of on-air promotions there. (PRNewser)

October 7, 2011: Laurel Bernard has been named EVP of marketing at Fox Broadcasting. She had been SVP of marketing there. (PRNewser)

October 7, 2011: Lea Goldman has been named features director at Marie Claire. She had been deputy editor there. (FishbowlNY)

October 7, 2011: Geraldine Sealey has been named editor-at-large at Marie Claire. She had been deputy editor of features at Whole Living. (FishbowlNY)

October 7, 2011: Joyce Chang has been named executive editor at Marie Claire. She had been deputy editor at People StyleWatch. (FishbowlNY)

October 7, 2011: Nicole Sabatini has been named SVP of marketing at Style Network. She had been VP of ad sales and marketing at Bravo Media. (PRNewser)

October 7, 2011: Kevin Drew Davis has been named executive creative director at Publicis Groupe. He had been EVP and group creative director at Draftfcb Chicago. (AgencySpy)

October 7, 2011: Jonathan Humbert has been named reporter at KOMO-TV in Seattle. He had been reporter at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas. (TVSpy)

October 7, 2011: Meridith Webster has been named director of communications and public affairs at Bloomberg L.P. She had been deputy director of government reform for competitiveness and innovation in the Office of Management & Budget at The White House. (FishbowlDC)

October 6, 2011: Jaime David has been named director of fashion PR at Starworks Group. She had been senior PR manager at Gilt City. (mb)

October 6, 2011: Lindsay Silberman has been named staff editor at TVGuide.com. She had been online coordinator there. (mb)

October 6, 2011: Dan Forman has been named managing editor at WCBS-TV in New York. He had been news director at WABC-TV in New York. (FishbowlNY)

October 6, 2011: Mark St. Germain has been named Western ad director at The Week. He had been Los Angeles director there. (mb)

October 6, 2011: Lauren Matthews has been named style editor at BizBash. She had been senior associate editor at Brides.com and Brides Local Magazines. (mb)

October 6, 2011: Nicole Gonzales has been named reporter at KNSD-TV in San Diego. She had been reporter at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City. (TVSpy)

October 6, 2011: Dina Guevara has been named reporter at KNSD-TV in San Diego. She had been host at Shades of San Diego. (TVSpy)

October 6, 2011: Chris Chan has been named general assignment reporter at KNSD-TV in San Diego. He had been producer at CNBC Asia. (TVSpy)

October 6, 2011: Lea Sutton has been named reporter at KNSD-TV in San Diego. She had been multimedia journalist for the Washington Bureau at NBC News. (TVSpy)

October 6, 2011: Jim Lokay has been named weekend morning co-anchor at WCVB-TV in Boston. He had been reporter and anchor at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. (TVSpy)

October 6, 2011: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has been named chief international correspondent at CNBC. She had been co-anchor at Power Lunch. (TVNewser)

October 6, 2011: David Frum has been named political contributor at CNN. He is the editor and founder of FrumForum.com. (FishbowlDC)

October 6, 2011: Maria Cardona has been named political contributor at CNN. She had been principal at Dewey Square Group. (FishbowlDC)

October 6, 2011: Jonathan Easley has been named Briefing Room blogger at The Hill. He had been feature writing intern at Roll Call. (FishbowlDC)

October 6, 2011: Melinda Henneberger has been named political writer at The Washington Post. She had been editor-in-chief at Politics Daily. (FishbowlDC)

October 5, 2011: Rachel Nagler has been named head of communications for magazines at Bloomberg L.P. She had been senior vice president at Rubenstein Communications. (mb)

October 5, 2011: Nicole Sabatini has been named senior vice president of marketing at The Style Network. She had been vice president of ad sales and marketing at Bravo Media. (release)

October 5, 2011: Jotham Sederstrom has been named editor at The Commercial Observer. He had been staff writer at New York Daily News. (release)

October 4, 2011: Janelle Asselin has been named magazine editor at Disney Publishing Worldwide. She had been associate editor at DC Comics. (mb)

October 4, 2011: Juno DeMelo has been named nutrition editor at Fitness. She had been nutrition editor at Shape. (mb)

October 4, 2011: Jennifer Jolly has been named tech lifestyle editor at Tecca. She had been technology and social media contributor at 7Live. (mb)



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