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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.17.12

Fox Mole 'Blacklisted'; Buzzfeed's Newest Meme-Maker

April 17, 2012
Joe Muto, the Fox News mole, went rogue because he felt he was blacklisted by his job. "The truth of the matter is, I was blackballed within the industry... hiring managers see Fox News on your resumé and say, 'This guy's a conservative. This guy's a nut. We don't want him in our organization.' I was completely blackballed within the cable news industry," he told Howard Kurtz. Fortunately for Muto, his low place on the totem pole meant he hadn't signed a non-disclosure agreement. (That will be changed, you have to think.) Muto says he's fine with his cable news career being over, but odds are he'll surface somewhere soon. First up (we suspect): book deal...

Buzzfeed grabs another meme-maker. Stacy Lambe, the creator of Texts from Hilary and I'm With Kanye, joins Ben Smith's hulking behemoth of Internet tendencies. The real question is whether Buzzfeed hired the creator of HasBuzzFeedHiredAnyoneNewToday.tumblr.com. (And if not, why not?)... Kristina Dechter leaves her gig as editor-in-chief of FOAM to helm TheSylish, a new YouTube channel produced by Magical Elves and InStyle. Sari Tuschman, who had been EIC of Los Angeles Confidential, jumps to the top of the FOAM masthead...

Gregg Hano leaves his job as Bonnier Corp's SVP of corporate sales and the technology group for a gig as CEO of Mag+. Staffan Ekholm, who founded the smartphone and tablet publishing platform, goes back to Sweden to work on international expansion and business development. Bonnier Corp. spun off Mag+ into a separate company within parent Bonnier AB last year... Kim Roberts Hedgpeth departs as co-national executive director of SAG-AFTRA. The departure of the 31-year AFTRA veteran seems like a by-product of the two unions merging, a vote that occurred last month. David White is the national executive director with Ken Howard and Roberta Reardon serving as co-presidents... WINK-TV in Fort Myers loses three reporters... And there are changes at Hearst Magazines International, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and more...

April 17, 2012: Gina Garrubbo has been named SVP of global women's digital advertising network at Hearst Magazines International. She had been a consultant. (FishbowlNY)

April 17, 2012: John Gourlay has been named executive publisher at Metropolis. He had been publisher at American Craft Council. (mb)

April 17, 2012: Kristina Dechter has been named editorial director at TheSylish. She had been editor-in-chief at FOAM. (FishbowlLA)

April 17, 2012: Christina Palladino has been named weekday general assignment reporter at WISN-TV in Milwaukee. She had been anchor and reporter at WOI-TV in Des Moines. (TVSpy)

April 17, 2012: Jon Werther has been named chief of strategy at Meredith Corporation. He had been president at Simulmedia. (TVSpy)

April 17, 2012: Richard Hayhurst has been named managing director, healthcare practice, at MSLGroup. He had been U.K. managing director at Schwartz Communications. (PRNewser)

April 17, 2012: Leonardo Sforza has been named managing director, Brussels, at MSLGroup. He had been head of research and EU affairs at Aon Hewitt. (PRNewser)

April 17, 2012: Herndon Graddick has been named president at GLADD. He had been vice president of programs and communications there. (FishbowlLA)

April 17, 2012: Jane Ridley has been named senior features writer at New York Post. She had been senior features writer at New York Daily News. (FishbowlNY)

April 17, 2012: Byron Harmon has been named senior executive producer at WNYW-TV in New York. He had been senior executive producer at CNN International. (FishbowlNY)

April 16, 2012: Michele Wells has been named senior editor, digital, at Disney Publishing Worldwide. She had been senior editor at DK Publishing. (mb)

April 16, 2012: Tim Castelli has been named president of national sales, marketing and partnerships at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. He had been EVP of digital sales there. (release)

April 16, 2012: Sari Tuschman has been named editor-in-chief at FOAM. She had been editor-in-chief at Los Angeles Confidential. (FishbowlLA)

April 16, 2012: Steve Grune has been named SVP of corporate sales and the technology group at Bonnier. He had been group publisher there. (FishbowlNY)

April 16, 2012: Gregg Hano has been named CEO at Mag+. He had been SVP of corporate sales and the technology group at Bonnier. (FishbowlNY)

April 13, 2012: Edward Noel has been named chief media officer at Alphabird. He had been chief revenue officer and chief strategy officer at Lycos, Inc. (mb)



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