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Consumer Reports Hires Mark Rechtin, Bloomberg News Adds Reporter

A couple Revolving Door items for you today, involving Consumer Reports and Bloomberg News. Details are below.

  • Consumer Reports has named Mark Rechtin its cars content development team leader. Rechtin comes to the magazine from Automotive News, where he served as west coast editor and Los Angeles bureau chief for the past 20 years. He’ll report to Diane Salvatore, Consumer Reports’ senior director, content strategy and development.
  • Lucas Shaw is joining Bloomberg News as a TV and music industry reporter. He comes to the company from TheWrap.com.
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Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted in Egypt (CNN)
Three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted Monday of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in a ruling that immediately outraged journalists and activists around the world. The Guardian Former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, from Australia, ex-CNN journalist Mohamed Fahmy and local producer Baher Mohammed were jailed for seven, seven and 10 years, respectively. Four students and activists indicted in the case were sentenced to seven years. NYT Prosecutors accused the three journalists of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood to broadcast false reports of civil strife in order to bring down Egypt’s military-backed government. But the prosecutors have not publicly disclosed any evidence that the journalists either conspired with the Brotherhood or broadcast false news. HuffPost / AP “I swear they will pay for this,” Fahmy, who was Al Jazeera English’s acting Cairo bureau chief, shouted angrily from the defendants’ cage after the sentences were announced in the Cairo court Monday. Greste, a correspondent, raised his fists in the air. “They just ruined a family,” said Fahmy’s brother Adel, who was attending the session. He said they would appeal the verdict but added that he had little faith in the system. “Everything is corrupt,” he said. Al Jazeera Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said the verdicts defied “logic, sense and any semblance of justice,” adding, “[Monday] three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue to be kept behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. ‘Guilty’ of covering stories with great skill and integrity. ‘Guilty’ of defending people’s right to know what is going on in their world.” The Washington Post The verdict was delivered in a brief session at a courtroom in the Tora prison complex, where the detainees have been imprisoned for nearly six months.

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Bloomberg News Makes DC Bureau Changes

Bloomberg NewsBloomberg News has made a few changes to its DC bureau. Below are the details.

  • Jonathan Allen has been named Washington bureau chief. Allen came to Bloomberg in January after serving as Politico’s White House bureau chief.
  • Winnie O’Kelley has been named executive editor for all US government, legal and regulatory stories. O’Kelley has been with Bloomberg for a year. Prior to Bloomberg, she worked for The New York Times for 20 years, most recently as deputy business editor.
  • Craig Gordon is now managing editor for Washington news. Like Allen, Gordon came to the company from Politico.
  • Michael Shepard and Nicholas Johnston were named new deputy managing editors.

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Disney Names Ben Sherwood as Anne Sweeney’s Successor (THR)
ABC News president Ben Sherwood has been named Anne Sweeney’s successor as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. He’ll officially take over the role on Feb. 1, 2015. TVNewser Sherwood will begin the transition immediately and take on the role of co-president of Disney/ABC while also overseeing ABC News until his successor is named. Variety Sherwood was a front-runner for the job ever since Sweeney shocked industry on March 11 when she announced she was resigning as of January 2015 to pursue a career as a television director. Sherwood steered the rise of Good Morning America and brokered deals like ABC News’ partnership with Yahoo!. He will also serve as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks alongside ESPN’s John Skipper. NYT Among Sherwood’s first decisions — with oversight from Disney chairman Bob Iger and Sweeney — will be the choice of his own successor in the news division. “We have a deep bench of leaders at ABC News,” he said. The standout candidate for that job is James Goldston, the senior vice president of ABC News who has been instrumental first in the revival of the late-night program Nightline and then in the rise of GMAWSJ Sherwood was named president of ABC News in December 2010. He is responsible for all aspects of ABC News’ broadcasts. In addition, Sherwood oversees ABC News Radio, ABCnews.com, satellite service NewsOne and ABC News Now. ABC News reaches a combined audience of well over 270 million people a month on television, on radio and online, and is enjoying significant audience growth driven by a creative renaissance and innovative deal-making. In addition, during Sherwood’s tenure, the news division has won the most prestigious honors in the industry.

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Politico’s Jonathan Allen Joining Bloomberg News

Jonathan Allen GBloomberg News has hired Jonathan Allen to cover the White House and Hillary Clinton’s likely presidential bid in 2016. Allen most recently served as Politico’s White House bureau chief. He is also the co-author of the forthcoming book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

“Anyone who knows Jon knows his professional enthusiasm is matched only by his personal generosity to friends and colleagues, something we will come to know well in the bureau,” wrote Craig Gordon, Bloomberg News’ deputy managing editor, in a memo obtained by the Huffington Post. “So please join me in welcoming Jon on board.”

Allen will join Bloomberg News in a few weeks.

China Bloomberg Reporter Crosses Over to New York Times

MichaelForsytheBookCoverThis is pretty interesting. Michael Forsythe, a Hong-Kong based reporter who exited Bloomberg News in November after a controversial suspension and some article spiking, has moved over to the other major U.S. publication making recent headlines with matters pertaining to foreign-journalist visas in China.

From Christine Haughney‘s brief item:

After Bloomberg News published an article in June 2012 on the family wealth of Xi Jinping, at that time the incoming Communist Party chief, sales of Bloomberg terminals in China slowed, as officials ordered state enterprises not to subscribe. Officials also blocked Bloomberg’s website on Chinese servers, and the company has been unable to get residency visas for new journalists.

Mr. Forsythe was a lead reporter on the article about the Xi family and other articles in the 2012 “Revolution to Riches” series, which received a George Polk Award and awards from the Asia Society, the Overseas Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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Report: Chinese Authorities Set to Leave NYT New Hires Off Visa List

AustinRamzyTwitterpicAccording to William Wan, Beijing-based correspondent for the Washington Post, it’s mostly good news for those New York Times and Bloomberg reporters in China who were anxiously waiting for their work visas to be renewed. Although no reporter could go on-the-record with the Post, Wan was able to confirm the renewal of visas today, Thursday.

There is, however, one unfortunate catch. According to Wan, Times bureau chief Philip Pan and a fellow reporter – both newer hires – are still presently out of luck:

Austin Ramzy, a journalist who previously worked for Time magazine and began working for the New York Times this year, has not been given press accreditation nor allowed to apply for a permanent visa since he joined the Times, said journalists in Beijing.

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Bloomberg News Adds Del Wilber

delwilburDel Wilber is joining Bloomberg News as a reporter covering the Justice Department. Wilber comes to Bloomberg from The Washington Post, where he covered the federal courts and federal law enforcement. He had been with WaPo since 2004.

Prior to his time at WaPo, Wilber worked for the Baltimore Sun. During his stint with the paper, Wilber’s coverage of the DC Sniper shootings earned a Pulitzer nomination.

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Bloomberg News Adds Edward Greenspon

Bloomberg NewsBloomberg News has hired Edward Greenspon as editor-at-large in Canada. Greenspon is a well known journalist among our friends to the North. He has spent seven years as editor-in-chief of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and since 2010 he has served as VP of the Toronto Star’s publisher, Torstar Corporation.

“We welcome Ed to Bloomberg News with excitement, knowing that his knowledge and experience will elevate our coverage of this important country,” said Bloomberg News senior executive editor, Laurie Hays, in a statement.

Greenspon will report to Bloomberg News executive editor Jonathan Kaufman in New York.

Bloomberg News Loses Exec Editor to National Geographic

Susan Goldberg, executive editor for Bloomberg News since 2010, is leaving the company to take on the same role for National Geographic. Goldberg previously served as deputy managing editor for USA Today, editor for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and executive editor for The San Jose Mercury News.

“I’m excited about staying in the news business and about doing something quite different after 35 years of daily journalism,” Goldberg explained in an email obtained by the Huffington Post. “And I love the idea of giving back at a non-profit where I’ll work with writers worldwide on longform stories for the magazine and breaking news for the web, on issues that mean a lot to me: cultural diversity, the environment, climate change and species preservation, among others.”

Cesca Antonelli will succeed Goldberg as Bloomberg News’ executive editor for the Washington, state and local teams.

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