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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.08.12

NYTM's 'Interesting' Hire; Tech Star Wars

June 8, 2012
Chuck Klosterman is the new ethicist at The New York Times Magazine, a gig that is as strange as it is perfect. The move first leaked out on Twitter, was investigated by different outlets, and NYT Mag editor Hugo Lindgren officially announced it on the excellent Sixth Floor blog. The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author on his new gig: "This seems like the most interesting job possible. It examines actual problems and asks straightforward questions about how people should or should not live. It directly engages with the world of ideas, and it seems simultaneously objective and subjective." His first column deals with half-sisters, police, and ends with the sentence: "You live next to a compassionate, unreasonable cat thief." NYTM Rock City indeed...

Margaret Hartmann joins's the Daily Intel as night editor. She spent the previous four years at Jezebel. Fashion blog The Cut grabs Christina Han as beauty editor. She had been associate editor at W. Finally, New York loses associate editor Ben Mathis-Lilley, who joins Buzzfeed as senior editor. He started in 2004 as an editorial assistant and rose to overseer of the Approval Matrix... Mat Honan leaves Gizmodo to return to Wired. Tech star wars!... Nicholas Jackson hires former Good Men Project editor Ryan O'Hanlon at Outside... Former FishbowlLA editor Tina Dupuy takes over Soapbox as editor-in-chief. Most recently, she had been managing editor of Crooks and Liars...

Michael Winerip returns to The New York Times where he'll helm the new baby-boomer blog. He had been penning the "On Education" column. Elsewhere at the Times, Wendy Ruderman becomes the police bureau chief. She takes over for Al Baker, who's moved to the education beat. Ruderman leaves the Philadelphia Daily News, calling it "rudderless."... Salon hires Cindy Jeffers as CEO and CTO. She had been technical director at the Huffington Post. She replaces founder David Talbot...

MPA president/CEO Nina Link will step down at the end of the year. She's been in the position for almost 13 years, a tumultuous time in magazinedom. She is the longest-serving president in the organization's history... Manhattan cuts staff. Publisher Leslie Wolfson and associate publisher David Baer are out, with national ad sales head Matthew Carroll stepping into the top role for now... Entertainment Weekly chops three editorial staffer spots... John Moody returns to Fox News as executive editor and EVP. He had been EVP of news editorial at the network for 13 years before departing to run NewsCore. Elsewhere, Michael Clemente gets a promotion from senior vice president of news editorial to EVP... And there are changes at ABC News, Quartz and more...

June 8, 2012: Bill Ogle has been named chairman and CEO at Blue Calypso. He had been CMO at Motorola Mobility. (PRNewser)

June 8, 2012: Kelly Heidbreder has been named weekend meteorologist at WTVG-TV in Toledo, Ohio. She had been reporter and meteorologist at WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio. (TVSpy)

June 8, 2012: Dionne Miller has been named weekend sports anchor at WFLD-TV in Chicago. She had been anchor at Fox Sports Ohio. (TVSpy)

June 8, 2012: Robert Moses has been named general assignment reporter at WNYW-TV in New York. He had been reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. (TVSpy)

June 8, 2012: John Schriffen has been named correspondent at ABC News. He had been general assignment reporter at WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. (TVSpy)

June 8, 2012: Jenna Hanchard has been named multimedia journalist at KSHB-TV in Kansas City. She had been anchor at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, N.Y. (TVSpy)

June 7, 2012: Alex Lubar has been named chief marketing officer of North American operations at McCann. He had been senior vice president, business development, at Grey. (AgencySpy)

June 7, 2012: Tina Dupuy has been named editor-in-chief at SoapBlox. She had been managing editor at Crooks and Liars. (FishbowlLA)

June 7, 2012: Gavin Manley has been named vice president, business development and marketing, at Laird+Partners. He had been director of new business and marketing at AR New York.

June 7, 2012: Jane Farrell has been named co-editor-in-chief at She had been executive editor there. (mb)

June 7, 2012: Sondra Forsyth has been named co-editor-in-chief at She had been executive editor there. (mb)

June 7, 2012: Ellen Kamor-Graham has been named senior vice president, account management and tech support, at 24/7 Media. She had been vice president, account management, there. (mb)

June 7, 2012: Myrna Blyth has been named senior vice president and editorial director at AARP. She had been editor-in-chief at (mb)

June 7, 2012: Taylor Gray has been named vice president of global marketing at Quartz. He had been vice president of marketing and social media strategy at Huffington Post Media Group. (FishbowlNY)

June 7, 2012: John Moody has been named executive editor and executive vice president at Fox News. He had been CEO at NewsCore. (TVNewser)

June 7, 2012: Michael Clemente has been named executive vice president of news editorial at Fox News. He had been senior vice president of news editorial there. (TVNewser)

June 6, 2012: Cindy Jeffers has been named CEO and CTO at Salon. She had been technical director at Huffington Post. (FishbowlNY)

June 6, 2012: Fred Santarpia has been named executive vice president, chief digital officer, at Condé Nast Entertainment. He had been general manager at VEVO. (FishbowlNY)

June 6, 2012: Wendy Ruderman has been named police bureau chief at The New York Times. She had been reporter at Philadelphia Daily News. (FishbowlNY)

June 6, 2012: Kevin Arrix has been named chief revenue officer at Viggle. He had been EVP of digital advertising at MTV Networks. (mb)

June 5, 2012: Ruth Franklin has been named contributing editor at The New Republic. She had been senior editor there. (mb)

June 5, 2012: John Lockett has been named social media manager at Vanity Fair. He had been syndication and digital development producer at Condé Nast. (mb)

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