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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.19.12

Massive Cuts From Down Under; MSNBC Shuffles Lineup

June 19, 2012
Fairfax Media will cut 1,900 jobs across its massive Australian newspaper group. Twenty percent of the job losses at the Sydney Morning Herald, the Melbourne Age, and others will come from the editorial departments. In all, the staff of 10,000 will fall to a little over 8,000 in the next three years. And the problems could get worse, as Gina Rinehart, the world's richest woman, seeks to gain control of the company or at least insert herself and her proxies onto the board...

The Financial Times promotes Martin Dickson to U.S. managing editor. At one point in his long career, he served as New York bureau chief and was most recently deputy editor of the paper. The reason for the move is Gillian Tett's book leave, which begins on September 1. Elsewhere, John Thornhill steps up to deputy editor with Alec Russell and Fred Studemann also receiving promotions... The exodus of staffers at the Los Angeles Times continues as Nicholas Riccardi walks away. There could be more departures soon... Tina Brown hires Richard Just as a consulting editor in the Washington D.C. bureau. He joins from The New Republic where he had been editor-in-chief until Chris Hughes purchased the publication and installed Franklin Foer in the top spot. Just helped TNR win the 2012 ASME for General Excellence in the Thought Leader Magazine category...

MSNBC makes some changes following the announcement of Dylan Ratigan's departure. Martin Bashir's show moves to 4 p.m., a move that was previously announced, with Steve Kornacki and S.E. Cupp splitting hosting duties on a new show at 3 p.m. It's possible that Touré, Krystal Ball and Ezra Klein will get into the mix as well... Shiba Russell replaces the outgoing Sue Simmons at Channel 4. The move doesn't come as much of a surprise...

Daniel Glasner and Philipp Magin leave Groupon, two years after their startup CityDeal was acquired. The timing likely stems from the recent post-IPO unlocking of stock shares owned by company employees... Uber recruits Kees Koolen as European chief operating officer. Koolen previously drove revenue at booking.com... Paul Matheson returns to Asia after 18 months at BBDO. There's no word on what his new gig will be... Adam Tucker moves to Ogilvy's New York headquarters where he'll serve as president... Venables Bell & Partners poaches Manjula Nadkarni from Mekanism. Aiden Bordner, Aaron Clinger and Katie Acosta also join the Venables team... And there are changes at Buzzfeed, DMW Direct and more...

June 19, 2012: Caleb Silver has been named director of U.S. business news at CNN. He had been executive producer at CNNMoney.com. (TVNewser)

June 19, 2012: Chris Geidner has been named senior political reporter at BuzzFeed. He had been senior political editor at Metro Weekly. (FishbowlDC)

June 19, 2012: Ed Castillo has been named director of planning at TBWA/Chiat/Day New York. He had been senior vice president, global strategy director, at McCann. (AgencySpy)

June 19, 2012: Mark Leibovich has been named chief national correspondent at The New York Times Magazine. He had been political reporter at The New York Times. (FishbowlNY)

June 19, 2012: Lisa Hagendorf has been named vice president of public relations at TheLadders. She had been global head of public relations and communications at KGBDeals. (mb)

June 19, 2012: Patty Youngclaus has been named associate manager of public relations at TheLadders. She had been senior account executive at Access Communications. (mb)

June 19, 2012: John Stanton has been named D.C. bureau chief at BuzzFeed. He had been reporter at CQ Roll Call. (FishbowlDC)

June 18, 2012: Adam Cozens has been named director of sales and marketing at TransWorld Media. He had been publisher there. (release)

June 18, 2012: Adam Tucker has been named president, New York, at Ogilvy. He had been managing partner at AMV BBDO. (AgencySpy)

June 18, 2012: Manjula Nadkarni has been named director of interactive production at Venables Bell & Partners. She had been senior integrated producer at Mekanism. (AgencySpy)

June 18, 2012: Richard Just has been named consulting editor at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. He had been editor-in-chief at The New Republic. (FishbowlNY)

June 18, 2012: Fred Studemann has been named comment and analysis editor at Financial Times. He had been analysis editor there. (release)

June 18, 2012: Alec Russell has been named news editor at Financial Times. He had been comment and analysis editor there. (release)

June 18, 2012: John Thornhill has been named deputy editor at Financial Times. He had been news editor there. (release)

June 18, 2012: Martin Dickson has been named United States managing editor at Financial Times. He had been deputy editor there. (release)

June 18, 2012: Candice Ditzel has been named account manager at DMW Direct. She had been senior account executive there. (release)

June 18, 2012: Darren Davis has been named executive vice president of national programming platforms at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. He had been senior vice president and general manager of national programming platforms there. (release)

June 18, 2012: Adrian Newman has been named book designer at Interweave Press. He had been graphic designer at Center for Visual Art. (mb)

June 18, 2012: Monique Tatum has been named CEO at Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR. She had been president there. (mb)

June 15, 2012: Rebecca Hughes Parker has been named editor-in-chief at The FCPA Report. She had been senior associate at SNR Denton. (mb)



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