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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.19.11

Glenn Beck To Leave New York; Twitter Eyes TweetDeck

April 19, 2011
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Glenn Beck is getting out of New York. The talk show host will leave Gotham after he departs Fox News, and vows to take on the liberal, late-night comedy cohort. He told an Albany audience that "I'm going to make sure that Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart don't occupy the space of comedy alone." The Daily Caller took a shot at Beck, claiming he stole its content. The whole situation could get mighty ugly...

Bloomberg Businessweek deputy editor Eric Pooley leaves to join the Environmental Defense Fund as senior vice president of strategy and communications... Reader's Digest national affairs editor Bob Love departs for The Week. He'll be executive editor... Wired's new creative director Brandon Kavulla knows he has big shoes to fill as the replacement to Conde Nast digital savior Scott Dadich. He promises to simplify the book, which would be a great start... Scott Jones leaves Southern Living for Jones Is Hungry, where he will be president...

Gannett's earnings plummet with net income crashing nearly 23 percent. Revenue in the publishing unit fell 6.2 percent as advertising was down 7.3 percent (although automotive ads jumped 6.1 percent). Television revenue also dropped, but significantly less... The New Yorker's David Foster Wallace-Jonathan Franzen Facebook experiment earned the mag 16,000 Facebook fans... Christian Lorentzen leaves The New York Observer for the London Review of Books. He starts in May...

After 33 years, Paul Slavin departs ABC News. Most recently, he's been the senior vice president of digital, working his way up from desk assistant, but was passed up for the top job. (Ben Sherwood took the spot.)... Steve Burns, EVP of global content at National Geographic Channel, says goodbye. Michael Cascio will take his place while the network searches for his replacement... Brian Sullivan moves from Fox Business Network to CNBC where he'll be an anchor...

TweetDeck gets a $50 million offer from Twitter, two months after a $25-$30 million deal with UberMedia almost closed. TechCrunch thinks the move is all about the "top-end users," and its analysis is probably correct. If Twitter does gain control of TweetDeck, they could kill the product or go after the professional segment of the market while reserving Tweetie for the rank and file Twitter users... The Daily loses managing editor Jim Gaines to Reuters, which also snags Dow Jones Newswires president Paul Ingrassia... The Village Voice promotes Francesca Stabile to Web editor. She had been the social media coordinator since 2009. Interesting move... And there are changes at Euro RSCG, PBS NewsHour and more...

April 19, 2011: Larry Delia has been named vice president and general manager at WXIN-WTTV in Indianapolis. He had been vice president and general manager at WPMT in Harrisburg. (TVSpy)

April 19, 2011: David Weinstock has been named executive creative director at Mr. Youth. He had been creative director at Euro RSCG. (AgencySpy)

April 19, 2011: Susan Mercandetti has been named vice president for business development and partnerships at ABC News. She had been executive editor at Random House. (TVNewser)

April 19, 2011: Joe Ruffolo has been named senior VP at ABC News Digital. He had been VP and head of current programming at AOL. (TVNewser)

April 19, 2011: Barbara Fedida has been named SVP of talent and business at ABC News. She had been talent VP at at CBS News. (TVNewser)

April 19, 2011: Christian Lorentzen will join London Review of Books. He had been culture editor at The New York Observer. (FBNY)

April 19, 2011: Paul Ingrassia has been named deputy editor-in-chief at Thomson Reuters. He had been president at Dow Jones Newswires. (FBNY)

April 19, 2011: Francesca Stabile has been named Web editor at The Village Voice. She had been social media coordinator there. (FBNY)

April 19, 2011: Emily Pierce has been named Senate editor at Roll Call. She had been senior staff writer there. (FBDC)

April 19, 2011: Brian Braiker has been named news editor at Adweek. He had been general assignment reporter at ABCNews.com. (mb)

April 19, 2011: Dallas Lawrence has been named chief global digital strategist at Burson-Marsteller. He had been managing director of digital public affairs there. (PRNewser)

April 19, 2011: David Bradfield has been named director of marketing strategy and analysis at SapientNitro. He had been SVP, senior partner, and global chair at Fleishman-Hillard's digital practice. (PRNewser)

April 19, 2011: Chloe Malle has been named social editor at Vogue. She had been contributor at The New York Times' Style section. (The Daily)

April 19, 2011: Emily Passini has been named director of public affairs at Howard Consulting Group. She had been political director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. (release)

April 19, 2011: David Brown has been named executive vice president, general manager at Meredith Integrated Marketing. He had been senior vice president and general manager there. (release)

April 19, 2011: Aaron Beck has been named vice president of advertising at CrowdGather. He had been head of national advertising sales at Internet Brands. (release)

April 19, 2011: Salil Mehta has been named COO and CFO at NBCUniversal. He had been president, business operations, strategy and development there. (release)

April 19, 2011: John Boland has been named executive vice president, sales, marketing and publisher relations at Synergistic Marketing, LLC. He had been associate publisher, sales and marketing at Food Network Magazine. (mb)

April 18, 2011: Julie Anne Mossler has been named director of communications at Groupon. She had been senior manager, PR and consumer events there. (mb)

April 18, 2011: Nicole Albano has been named account director at Bullfrog & Baum. She had been account director at MWW Group. (mb)

April 18, 2011: Sara Ortiz has been named event coordinator at Boulevard Books. She had been event coordinator at McNally Jackson Books. (mb)

April 18, 2011: Scott Jones has been named president at Jones Is Hungry. He had been executive food editor at Southern Living. (mb)

April 18, 2011: Steven Kurutz has been named staff reporter at The New York Times. He had been staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal. (mb)

April 17, 2011: Randy Duax has been named managing director at The Howard-Sloan-Koller Group. He had been director there. (mb)

April 15, 2011: Allison Rhodes has been named vice president of communications at OpenDNS. She had been director of marketing and PR there. (mb)

April 15, 2011: Rebecca Taylor has been named communications director at MoMA PS1. She had been senior communications specialist at The J. Paul Getty Trust. (mb)



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