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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.26.12

Voice Of Art Journalism Shutters; WSJ Poaches Post

June 26, 2012
Artnet will cease publication following the resignation of Hans Neuendorf. He had been at the helm of the German company that puts out the online arts journalism publication for 17 years. "Nobody wants to let go of something that he's doing, so it took a little bit of effort on my part to come to terms with it," he told the New York Observer. "It took some time to actually decide to do it." The magazine, which lost money every year, will shutter its offices in New York, Berlin and Paris. Neuendorf's son, Jacob Pabst, takes over the CEO spot as some Russians attempt to take control of the company. Drama worthy of the art world indeed!...

The Wall Street Journal's editors are annoying the New York Post with constant poachings. Among those departing or offered gigs in recent months: Stefanie Cohen, Heather Haddon and Jeremy Olshan. Trouble in the house of News Corp. perhaps?... Liz Spayd leaves the Washington Post. In a memo announcing the news, executive editor Marcus Brauchli writes that the managing editor "epitomizes the best of The Post." She'll stay through the 2012 election... Hearst fires Paresh Jha for fabricating sources and quotes in a number of pieces over the past two years. David McCumber, editorial director of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group, says that more than two dozen stories had fictitious parts... Bill Maher announces the firing of a Politico reporter before it actually happens... The Downtown News asks its readership for voluntary payments...

Fox News Rome correspondent Greg Burke gets a new gig: senior communications adviser in the Vatican's secretariat of state. "I'm a bit nervous but very excited. Let's just say it's a challenge," he tells the AP... NBC may pay Ann Curry $10 million to go away from Today. What a world. That said, Matt Lauer was reportedly re-upped for $25 million a year, so it's all relative. But still, what a world...

Campbell Mithun lays off an unknown number of staffers after losing the Frontier Communications account... The Iraq government orders 44 media outlets, including the BBC and Voice of America, to shut down. They have not, as of yet, done so... Sheryl Sandberg joins the Facebook board. She's the only woman onboard the seven-person group... buys and shuts down the service. The team will join the massively bigger company... And there are changes at Comedy Central, and more...

June 26, 2012: Mia Gradney has been named general assignment reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston. She had been weekday evening anchor at KIAH-TV in Houston. (TVSpy)

June 26, 2012: Jennifer Myers has been named weekend meteorologist at KDFW-TV in Dallas. She had been meteorologist, reporter, fill-in anchor and Web producer at KVIA-TV in El Paso. (TVSpy)

June 26, 2012: Claire Daniel has been named manager of digital media at Hilsinger-Mendelson East. She had been associate editor and marketing coordinator at (release)

June 26, 2012: Jim Schanter has been named VP of news at WNYC Radio. He had been associate managing editor at The New York Times. (release)

June 26, 2012: Susan White has been named photography director at Vanity Fair. She had been executive director of editorial at Trunk Archives. (release)

June 22, 2012: Nola Weinstein has been named executive editor at Glam Media. She had been style editorial director there. (mb)

June 22, 2012: Alan Schulman has been named regional chief creative officer for New York at SapientNitro. He had been CEO and chief creative officer at The Digital Innovations Group. (mb)

June 26, 2012: Tim Wettstein has been named group creative director at JWT Atlanta. He had been creative director there. (mb)

June 26, 2012: Kevin Gentzel has been named chief revenue officer at NDN. He had been chief revenue officer at Forbes. (mb)

June 26, 2012: Doug Ferguson has been named head of product and creative at Blip. He had been general manager of digital at Adweek. (release)

June 26, 2012: Ray Kotcher has been named chairman at Ketchum. He had been CEO and senior partner there. (PRNewser)

June 26, 2012: Rob Flaherty has been named CEO at Ketchum. He is also senior partner and president there. (PRNewser)

June 26, 2012: Tiffany Smith has been named associate editor at She had been development editor at Thomson Reuters. (mb)

June 25, 2012: Chris Scarlata has been named vice president, design, at Comedy Central. He had been design director for on-air promotions there. (release)

June 25, 2012: Apryl DeLancey has been named director of marketing and social media at BLAZE. She had been senior social media business strategist at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles. (release)

June 25, 2012: Amy Perry has been named senior articles editor at Veranda. She had been senior editor at Details. (mb)

June 25, 2012: James Rooke has been named vice president of advisory services at FreeWheel. He had been vice president of strategy and execution at Time Warner Cable Media. (mb)

June 25, 2012: Scott Friedman has been named vice president, production, alternative programming, at USA Network. He had been production executive there. (release)

June 25, 2012: Joe Volpicelli has been named senior vice president and executive creative director at T3. He had been vice president and creative director at BBDO New York. (release)

June 22, 2012: Lauren Levinson has been named fashion news editor at She had been associate Web editor at Real Beauty. (mb)

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