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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.27.12

Murdoch Leaves Another Board; Times Offers New Terms

March 27, 2012
James Murdoch leaves his board position at Times Newspapers Holdings. Rupert's son, who is trying to help the public forget he was closely affiliated with News Corporation's newspapers, had served on the organization that "was created to safeguard the editorial independence of The Times of London and The Sunday Times." Elsewhere in Murdoch-land, The Daily head Jesse Angelo will get more of a role in The real question is whether he can turn it around (and what happens to The Daily if he's focusing his efforts elsewhere)...

The New York Times and the Newspaper Guild of New York seem a bit closer to coming to terms, with the latter calling the former's new effort at negotiation "slightly less offensive" than previous efforts. So, progress!... It is getting ugly at the Washington Post as Jenny Abramson is out, joining digital start-up Personal. She had been head of Washington Post Live after starting as an intern in 2004. According to a memo announcing the news, "Jenny has helped us reinvigorate many businesses with her great focus and energy."... Robert Sapio leaves the New York Daily News where he's been for 40-plus years. The departure was a "long time coming," according to a source the New York Observer scores. Sapio had most recently been managing editor...

There are changes in the ranks of the sports section at the Cincinnati Enquirer. Assistant managing editor Barry Forbis and deputy sports editor Rory Glynn hand in their resignations within a week of each other. Forbis joins Fox Sports in Los Angeles while Glynn is simply leaving... Lincoln Millstein lands a promotion at Hearst Newspapers. He'll be executive vice president, deputy group head...

Former Vice editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson launches a new magazine with his friend Sam McPheeters. Exploded View is a lit magazine and the first issue includes a feature by former Nation of Ulysses front man Ian Svenonius... Kate Lee leaves ICM (and book agenting entirely) to do something else. She helped guide to print the tomes of writers including Jeff Jarvis, Brian Stelter and Adam Penenberg... Alex Perez joins the Chicago Bureau of ABC News. He had been at the NBC-owned local station in the Windy City... At the Peacock, Cathy Jones is the new senior vice president of national sales at NBC owned stations in Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth... Matthew Duda leaves Showtime after 31 years... And there are changes at the Associated Press, Sunset and more...

March 27, 2012: Jerry Griffin has been named general manager at Bender/Helper Impact. He had been SVP and chief brand officer at Edelman. (PRNewser)

March 27, 2012: Alex Perez has been named correspondent, Chicago, at ABC News. He had been reporter and anchor at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. (TVNewser)

March 27, 2012: Jenifer Morgan has been named digital editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review. She had been editorial director at Ideal Bite. (mb)

March 27, 2012: Morgan Bohannon has been named market manager at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Memphis. He had been director of sales at CCME Greenville. (release)

March 27, 2012: James DePury has been named news director at WBRE-TV in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. He had been producer at WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa. (TVSpy)

March 27, 2012: Julia Young has been named senior publicist at DK Publishing. She had been publicist there. (mb)

March 27, 2012: Kari Cunningham has been named online marketing manager at DK Publishing. She had been promotions manager at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (mb)

March 27, 2012: Tony Alcindor has been named vice president of marketing and communications at Norisol Ferrari. He had been vice president of marketing and communications at Ports 1961. (release)

March 27, 2012: Carl Raymond has been named associate director of media training at The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC. He had been director of marketing at Regan Books. (release)

March 27, 2012: Emily Kopp has been named morning anchor at Federal News Radio. She had been federal workforce reporter there. (FishbowlDC)

March 27, 2012: Brian Gruseke has been named publisher at Sunset. He had been vice president and publisher at Shape. (FishbowlNY)

March 27, 2012: Melanie Sill has been named executive editor at KPCC-FM in Pasadena, Calif. She had been editor and senior vice president at The Sacramento Bee. (FishbowlLA)

March 27, 2012: Isoul H. Harris has been named executive editor at Uptown. He had been senior editor there. (mb)

March 26, 2012: Gary Drevitch has been named senior Web editor, health and well-being, caregiving, at Next Avenue. He had been editor-in-chief at (mb)

March 26, 2012: Lincoln Millstein has been named EVP, deputy group head, at Hearst Newspapers. He had been SVP of digital marketing there. (FishbowlNY)

March 25, 2012: Kalia Beard has been named sales and marketing coordinator at Thinkgate, LLC. She had been account executive and client services specialist at Anderson Communications. (mb)

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