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Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.24.12

Woman's Day Finds New Chief; The New Romenesko

January 24, 2012
Woman's Day grabs Time Inc. vet Susan Spencer as editor-in-chief. She had been executive editor of All You. Current EIC Elizabeth Mayhew decides to leave the company, which sounds rather ominous. (WWD has her resigning.) The magazine recently cut its frequency by 20 percent, dropping from 15 issues per year to 12. Ad pages through February are down 18 percent but a spokeswoman says newsstand is up almost a quarter. Regardless, Spencer has her work cut out for her...

Andrew Beaujon takes Jim Romenesko's former position as media reporter at the Poynter Institute. He is currently the arts and entertainment editor at TBD.com and tells the New York Observer that he plans to define "media" more broadly than his predecessor. There will also be more original reporting... Newsweek loses Matt McAllester less than six months after he arrived. The Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent joins Time as a freelance senior editor... DC hires Sarah Crosland as senior editor. She had been associate editor at Charlotte...

Tom Curley leaves his CEO position at the Associated Press. He has been there since 2003 and oversaw the downturn in the later stages of the decade... The Guardian hires Naomi Wolf as a columnist. She'll pen the "Comment is Free" section of the Guardian US's site... The Atlanta Jewish Times loses its publisher after he wrote a column discussing the assassination of President Obama at the hands of Israel. Andrew Adler, who also owns the paper, is out with John McCurdy taking over as interim managing editor...

Major Garrett returns to the White House beat, covering the 2012 campaign for National Journal. The former Fox News correspondent was spending his time following Congress, a job that falls to Chris Frates... Geraldo Rivera lands a radio show in Los Angeles. He'll start off with a bang (or, perhaps, a puff), interviewing his former neighbor Cheech Marin...

Is this the beginning of the end for flash sales? Gilt Groupe cuts 10 percent of its staff... RIM loses two CEOs... Yahoo plans to cut jobs "across the board."... And there are chances at CNN Newsource, Reuters, and more...

January 24, 2012: Mark Pollard has been named VP of brand strategy at Big Spaceship. He had been VP, director of planning innovation, at Saatchi & Saatchi. (AgencySpy)

January 24, 2012: Keith Perine has been named deputy tech editor at Politico Pro. He had been staff writer at CQ Roll Call. (FishbowlDC)

January 24, 2012: Jan Carabeo has been named reporter at WTIC-TV in Hartford, Conn. She had been general assignment reporter at WSYR-TV in Syracuse, N.Y. (TVSpy)

January 24, 2012: Shelley Tatum Kieran has been named director of public relations at Afar Media. She had been communications director at Dwell Media. (mb)

January 24, 2012: Anjali Virmani has been named integrated marketing director at Afar Media. She had been associate director, integrated marketing, at Fairchild Media. (mb)

January 24, 2012: Dinesh Kapoor has been named VP of marketing and CMO at Afar Media. He had been creative director at JWT New York. (mb)

January 24, 2012: John Sykes has been named president at Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises. He had been consultant there. (FishbowlLA)

January 24, 2012: Callie Schweitzer has been named deputy publisher at Talking Points Memo. She had been publisher's assistant there. (FishbowlLA)

January 24, 2012: Ronald Grover has been named Los Angeles bureau chief at Reuters. He had been media reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek. (FishbowlLA)

January 24, 2012: Kevin Dorsey has been named president of traffic, navigation and mobility at Clear Channel Media. He had been senior VP of national advertising platforms there. (FishbowlNY)

January 24, 2012: Daniela Galarza has been named director of digital media at Blaze Public Relations. She had been new media account executive at Bread & Butter Public Relations. (release)

January 24, 2012: Heather Spilsbury has been named director at Blaze Public Relations. She had been public relations manager at Golin Harris. (release)

January 24, 2012: David Kenny has been named chairman and CEO at The Weather Channel Companies. He had been president at Akamai. (TVNewser)

January 23, 2012: Susan Spencer has been named editor-in-chief at Woman's Day. She had been executive editor at All You. (FishbowlNY)

January 23, 2012: Heather Frank has been named editor-in-chief at USA Weekend. She had been VP of consumer media at USA Today. (mb)

January 23, 2012: Wendy Segal has been named managing supervisor at Nunez PR Group. She had been global PR manager at Nautica. (mb)

January 23, 2012: Sarah Crosland has been named senior editor at DC. She had been associate editor at Charlotte. (FishbowlDC)

January 23, 2012: Julie Sweetwood has been named vice president, business development, at Bemis Balkind. She had been vice president, global business development, at Hurrah!. (release)

January 23, 2012: Rene Marsh has been named national correspondent at CNN Newsource. She had been general assignment reporter at WSVN-TV in Miami. (TVSpy)

January 21, 2012: Christina Brodsly has been named public relations director at Jive Collective. She had been agency voice at Vladimir Jones. (mb)

January 20, 2012: Andrea Bartz has been named senior editor, health and nutrition, at Whole Living. She had been senior news editor at Psychology Today. (mb)



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