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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.01.12
Wall Street Journal Shuffles; Gawker's New WeaponJune 1, 2012
The Wall Street Journal makes a host of changes, including moving weekend fashion director Alexa Brazilian to an editor-at-large position. Meenal Mistry, acting fashion features director for WSJ., takes over. Additionally, James Grimaldi joins from the Washington Post as senior investigative reporter. His goodbye note to the staff featured plenty of wisdom courtesy of Ron Padgett, including "eat an orange every morning" and "take out the trash." Finally, Carrie Melago jumps from the New York Daily News to the WSJ. She will work in the "Greater New York" section... Nick Denton makes another raft of changes, dispatching not-so-secret weapon Gaby Darbyshire to focus on international efforts, while Scott Kidder heads up legal and HR. Lauren Bertolini replaces him as head of editorial operations. Julia Alvidrez is the new operations manager... Lucky editor-in-chief Brandon Holley says goodbye to Caroline Waxler, director of digital content. The shopping magazine's site is falling to keep up with the rise of e-commerce... Emily Yoshida joins the Grantland gang.
The Chicago Sun-Times names Craig Newman managing editor as it moves to a digital focus. "We are no longer a newspaper company," editor-in-chief Jim Kirk said in a memo to staff. "We are a technology company that happens to publish a newspaper. We deliver content. And we will deliver content on many platforms and in ways that we haven't yet fully considered."... Larry Webster takes over as editor-in-chief at Road & Track. He had been automotive editor at Popular Mechanics... Bill Shapiro dials back to editor-at-large at Time Inc. while also joining e-book commerce initiative, Zola Books...
Chris White, the Fox News associate producer who cut together the Obama attack video that ran on Fox & Friends, loses a job offer from CNN as a result of protests about the four-minute clip. He'll still be able to keep his AP post at Fox. Elsewhere, John Berman departs ABC News for the 24-hour News Network... Linus Karlsson is officially CCO for global brands at McCann. Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy are bumped up to co-CCOs in the Gotham offices, while Andreas Dahlqvist adds the role of deputy global CCO... And there are changes at Everyday Health, Inc., NPR and more...
May 31, 2012: Orlando Reece has been named vice president, head of broadcast and digital video sales, at Everyday Health, Inc. He had been senior vice president, advertising sales, at Grab Networks. (release)
May 31, 2012: Laura Klein has been named executive vice president of sales at Everyday Health, Inc. She had been senior vice president of sales, public relations and corporate branding there. (release)
May 31, 2012: Anush Prabhu has been named partner, director of insights and communications planning at Deutsch New York. He had been managing director, communications planning and analytics, at McGarryBowen. (AgencySpy)
May 31, 2012: Muriel Malka has been named head of mergers and acquisitions at Advance Publications. She had been senior vice president of corporate strategy and development at NBCUniversal. (FishbowlNY)
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