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Ferguson Police Threaten Journalists (FishbowlNY)
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have once again clashed with reporters covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. One cop, who was being filmed by local radio journalist Mustafa Hussein, threatened to shoot if Hussein didn’t stop. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was also threatened by an officer who said “Get back! Or next time you’re gonna be the one maced.” Three other journalists – Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, The Telegraph’s Rob Crilly and The Financial Times’ Neil Munshi — tweeted that they had been briefly arrested and then released. TVNewser Three more reporters were arrested in Ferguson overnight Sunday, with several more reporting being detained or threatened. FishbowlDC Last Wednesday, The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and HuffPost’s Ryan Reilly were arrested inside a McDonald’s and later released. The same night, tear gas was shot at an Al Jazeera America crew in Ferguson. TVNewser As the National Guard arrived in Ferguson, where the overnight curfew has been lifted, the broadcast and cable networks had set plans to continue coverage of the escalating violence there Monday. Brian Williams anchored Nightly News from Ferguson Monday night, and correspondents Ron Allen and Mark Potter reported from Ferguson. ABC News had Steve Osunsami and Alex Perez, CBS News sent Mark Strassmann and Vladimir Duthiers, and MSNBC deployed Hayes and MSNBC.com reporters Trymaine Lee and Amanda Sakuma. CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper were also in Ferguson, as well as Fox News’ Mike Tobin and Shepard Smith. PRNewser In the wake of the violence, the town of Ferguson has hired a PR firm, Common Ground Public Relations, for communications help. According to a rep from Common Ground, the firm is only handling the deluge of media requests that the city has been getting since protests began about a week ago.

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Meredith Buys and Folds Parenting and Babytalk

Meredith Corporation couldn’t strike a deal with Time Inc., but it had better luck with Bonnier Corporation.

Meredith just announced that it has acquired Parenting and Babytalk magazines — along with their websites — from Bonnier. The magazines will then be folded into Meredith’s Parents and American Baby.

If you’re a Parenting or Babytalk subscriber, get ready for Parents and American Baby to replace them, beginning with September issues. Parenting’s site — parenting.com — will continue to exist, however.

Sadly, as with any merger/folding, people are likely to find themselves out of jobs. We’ll keep you posted about what we hear.

Bonnier Promotes Anthony Licata to Editorial Director of Men’s Group

The Bonnier Corporation has promoted Anthony Licata from editorial director of outdoor brands to editorial director of the company’s Men’s Group. Licata will now oversee Popular Science, Field & StreamCycle World, Outdoor LIfe, Popular Photography, SHOT Business and American Photo.

“Anthony’s integrity and commitment to constantly pushing boundaries and exploring new ideas make him the ideal editorial advocate for our brands,” said Eric Zinczenko, executive vice president of Bonnier Men’s Group. “He is an expert at creating and packaging best-in-class content that resonates with audience — resulting in a string of successes. I’m thrilled that all of our high-profile men’s media brands will now benefit from his strategic thinking and creative vision.”

Licata’s appointment is effective immediately.

Bonnier Promotes Eric Zinczenko to Exec VP of New Men’s Group

Bonnier Corp. has promoted Eric Zinczenko to executive vice president of the company’s new Men’s Group. The new group includes Popular Science, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Popular Photo, American Photo, Cycle World and SHOT Business.

“We felt the timing was right to position our men’s titles together,” said Terry Snow, CEO of Bonnier. Popular Science, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and the other brands in this new group represent the largest audience of men across our company, and they continue to help set the pace in multichannel offerings for clients. Marketers looking to reach men will benefit from this new operating unit.”

Zinczenko has been with Bonnier since 2006, most recently as vice president/group publisher, overseeing the outdoor titles.

Bonnier’s Parenting Group Names Brand Content Director

Ana Connery has been named brand content director of Bonnier Corp.’s Parenting Group, which publishes Parenting.com, Parenting and Babytalk. Connery was most recently editorial director for Parenting and Babytalk, a position she held since 2010.

“As the Parenting brand continues to innovate both digitally and in print in response to the needs of modern families, it is with sincere enthusiasm that I announce this new role for Ana,” said Mark Wildman, vice president and group publisher of the Parenting Group. “Her ideas and leadership have firmly established The Parenting Group’s print products as must-reads, and I am confident that she and our team of editors will elevate Parenting.com and its social media extensions to equal levels of visibility.”

Connery reports to Wildman.

Bonnier Adds Former MTV Digital Exec

Michael Alex, a former veteran of MTV, is joining Bonnier as Vice President of Digital Content Strategy, a new role at the company. At Bonnier, Alex will work with the company’s digital department heads on new content strategies for their collective brands.

Prior to Bonnier, Alex worked as a consultant. Before that, Alex was with MTV for 15 years, most recently serving as Vice President, Digital of MTV News and Movies.

“An early adopter in the digital world, Michael is known by his former colleagues at MTV as a leader who is always looking for new ideas, new ways of doing things and new technological applications,” said Terry Snow, Bonnier’s CEO. “He will help us elevate and strengthen our digital offerings across many platforms.”

Bonnier Adds Brand Development Exec

Bonnier Corp. has named Julie Smartz its new Vice President and General Manager of Brand Development. Smartz most recently worked at Source Interlink Media in a similar role.

“Bonnier Corp. brands have fantastic reach and awareness,” said Smartz. “I’m thrilled about the opportunity to work on brand extensions, new partnerships and consumer products for a portfolio of this caliber.”

Smartz will work closely with Sean Holzman, Bonnier’s Chief Brand Development Officer.

Bonnier’s Parenting Group Promotes Two

Bonnier Corp.’s The Parenting Group, has promoted Amy Lloyd and Jacie Brandes from National Ad Sales Directors to Associate Publishers of Sales. Llyod has been with The Parenting Group for nine years, Brandes for 10.

“It is with great excitement that I announce these new roles for Amy and Jacie,” said Vice President, Group Publisher, Mark Wildman. ”The Parenting brand has enjoyed significant momentum across digital, print, and its social media channels because of our content tailored to the lifestyles of millennial families, and I am extremely confident that Amy and Jacie’s leadership will only fuel that momentum further.”

Both Lloyd and Brandes will report to Wildman.

Gregg Hano to Bonnier’s Mag+, Steve Grune Succeeds Him

Gregg Hano has been named CEO of Mag+, Bonnier’s digital publishing platform. Hano was most recently Bonnier’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales and The Technology Group, a position he had been at since November of last year.

Hano holds Mag+ in high regard. “The platform lets content creators focus on what matters most — content — and fully take advantage of this amazing ecosystem,” said Hano. “This is the future of publishing and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Hano begins his new position May 7.

Steve Grune, most recently a Group Publisher at Bonnier, will succeed Hano.

Bonnier’s Transworld Snowboarding Creates New Role

Nick Hamilton has been named Transworld Snowboarding’s Content Director. Hamilton has been with the brand for 10 years, most recently as Director of Photography and Video. In this newly created role, Hamilton will oversee all editorial operations and push the magazine’s digital presence.

“Nick has played a crucial role in the growth of the brand over the past decade,” said Transworld Snowboarding’s Publisher, Adam Cozens. ”His truly holistic approach to content is imperative as we continue to produce the most compelling snowboarding coverage across multiple mediums.”

Hamilton succeeds Annie Fast, who recently left the publication.

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