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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.16.11

LA Times Cuts Double Digits; Talk of Chaos

August 16, 2011
There's more trouble at California's best-known paper. At least 10 staffers in the Los Angeles Times pressroom will lose their jobs. The moves come "in response to the decline in revenue and page counts." The Times has been hit with both layoffs and retirements in the recent past. The newest round will begin on or about August 28th...

It's chaos at The Talk, CBS's anwer to The View. Julie Chen - who just happens to be married to head honcho Les Moonves - is reportedly causing the problems, although other insiders claim it's actually Leah Remini who is the instigator. The latter plans to quit after Sharon Osbourne and Holly Robinson Peete announced they would not be returning for Season 2...

Bloomberg Businessweek hires Alan Bone as head of international circulation. The move is an attempt by the magazine to increase circulation in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia... Harper's Bazaar signs up Good Housekeeping vet Renée Lewin as associate publisher. She replaces Freeda Fawal-Farah who decamped for Town & Country...

Jim Brady gets a bigger gig. The former executive editor will take over the Journal Register Company's daily news coverage. He joined the company in March... Tao Lin is getting $50,000 from Vintage Books for his new novel, Taipei, Taiwan. It's scheduled for publication in 2013 or 2014...

Keith Cartwright is gone at Martin Agency. He's been there for 15 months, joining as GCD after a successful career at W+K's New York office... HLN lays off a host of staffers in an effort to shore up the afternoon lineup... And there are changes at Allison & Partners, and more...

August 16, 2011: Jeff Browning has been named senior vice president of sales at Univision News. He had been director of sales at Spike TV. (release)

August 16, 2011: Renée Lewin has been named associate publisher at Harpers Bazaar. She had been associate publisher at Good Housekeeping. (FishbowlNY)

August 16, 2011: Kate Dailey has been named senior magazine writer at BBC. She had been senior articles editor at Newsweek Digital. (mb)

August 16, 2011: Laura Frerer-Schmidt has been named publisher at Women's Health. She had been associate publisher at Self. (FishbowlNY)

August 16, 2011: Lee Krackow has been named account director at C2C Outdoor. He had been account director at Posterscope USA. (release)

August 16, 2011: Mary Ellen Iwata has been named vice president of original content development at The Weather Channel Companies. She had been vice president of programming and development at Scripps Networks International. (release)

August 15, 2011: Carlos de Leon has been named SVP of the consumer practice at Allison & Partners. He had been VP at Ketchum. (PRNewser)

August 15, 2011: Ryan Ruud has been named director of strategic communications at Four51. He had been public relations manager at W3i. (mb)

August 14, 2011: Arlyn Gajilan has been named senior Web editor at She had been editor at the Boston Consulting Group. (mb)

August 12, 2011: Ryan Clifford has been named senior creative services manager at Yahoo. He had been senior interactive producer at ATTIK. (mb)

August 12, 2011: Maria Aspan has been named consumer finance editor at American Banker. She had been a banking reporter at Reuters. (mb)

August 12, 2011: Jennifer Lopez has been named West Coast director at Hearst Digital Media. She had been associate advertising director at The Knot. (mb)

August 12, 2011: Julee Wilson has been named style and beauty editor at Huffington Post Black Voices. She had been staff fashion editor at Real Simple. (mb)

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