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UCLA Prof Appointed Co-Head of Columbia Journalism School New Media Institute

Major congratulations are due to Mark Hansen (pictured), a statistics professor at UCLA. He just landed one of plummest assignments in U.S. journalism academia.

Hansen has relocated to New York to oversee the east coast half of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a new joint venture between Columbia’s Journalism School and Stanford University’s School of Engineering. From a report in school newspaper the Columbia Spectator:

As director, Hansen will conduct research, award fellowships and grants, and teach journalism courses that integrate data, algorithms, and computation.

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Meredith Xcelerated Marketing Adds Two Execs

Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) has named Steve Kerho senior vice president/chief strategy officer and Doug Rozen senior vice president/general manager of MXM’s mobile unit, The Hyperfactory.

Kerho comes to MXM from Organic, Inc., where he most recently served as senior vice president of strategy, media and analytics. Rozen most recently served as senior vice president, global lead at Aimia Inc.

Kerho will be based in Los Angeles, Rozen in New York.

Georgine Anton Rejoins Meredith

Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM), Meredith Corporation’s marketing agency, has named Georgine Anton to the newly created role of senior vice president/chief client officer. Anton has worked for Meredith in the past, so this marks a homecoming of sorts for her. From 1999 to September of last year, she served as senior vice president of integrated marketing. Anton left to join Atlantic Media for just under a year.

“I am so pleased to have Georgine back in the MXM family,” said David Brown, executive vice president of MXM. “During her previous tenure, she raised the bar of client service excellence with some of our largest clients, including Kraft. Georgine has a wonderful focus on innovation, and a desire to develop client strategies that truly work in this increasingly complex work.”

Anton reports to Brown.

Yahoo Blogger Buries His Torii Hunter Lede

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets shot.

So reads the fifth paragraph of Big League Stew Yahoo blogger David Brown’s summary report about a scary incident Wednesday involving Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter and a pair of OC police officers responding to a tripped burglar alarm. But that sentence really should be the lede; it succinctly and cleverly frames the seriousness of the encounter.

As first reported last night by LA Times writer Lance Pugmire, the nine-time Golden Glove winner was getting ready to watch a movie at his Newport Beach home after a morning workout at Dodger Stadium when he heard noises at the front door:

“I grabbed a knife and was about to start Bruce Lee-ing on whoever was there,” Hunter said. Good thing Hunter didn’t take the steak knife outside, where police were waiting with guns drawn after the outfielder’s home alarm had accidentally been activated by a door that was opened in the house.

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Russian Critic Helps LA Musician Conquer His Country

On Thursday, the band Brazzaville will be performing at the Crystal Hall in Kiev. In honor of this latest Russian tour date, Kiev Post editor James Marson retraces the group’s unlikely gaining of a foothold in Russia and the Ukraine.

Led by 44-year-old former Beck sideman David Brown (pictured), Brazzaville was discovered in 2000 by leading Russian music critic Artemy Troitsky. In the eleven years since the scholar picked up a CD in London, the band has become a Russian staple, even recording a tweaked version of beloved local Kino anthem “Star Called Sun.” Per Marson’s piece:

Brown speaks a little Russian and said he enjoys travelling in second-class kupe train compartments. He also picked up here the idea of holding kvartirniki, small performances in apartments with audiences of 20-40 people. The band even took the format to the U.S., performing 25 kvartirniki.

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Geoff Miller, Co-Founder of Los Angeles Magazine, Dead at 74

Geoff Miller, longtime editor and one of the original founders of Los Angeles magazine, passed away on Saturday at his Beverly Hills home after a prolonged illness. He was 74.

Miller and David Brown launched the magazine in 1960, which was originally called the Southern California Prompter. A year later, they changed the title to Los Angeles magazine. As The Wrap obit notes, it was a pioneering publication:

Los Angeles was the first “city magazine,” and Miller is credited with helping to create the genre. His publication predated New York magazine by eight years.

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paidContent: News Corp. reported its second quarter earnings this afternoon, reporting a profit for the quarter and increases in most of its divisions, including — amazingly — the newspaper business, which saw a 29.5 percent gain.

Nieman Lab: According to this survey, hybrid media companies are the wave of the future.

MediaJobsDaily A new way for media companies to save money: ditch the office. Inc. magazine is trying a virtual office experiment this month.

MainStreet: Julia Allison says she’s a journalist, compares herself to Bob Woodward.

TMZ: Conan O’Brien plans to pay severance for some of his axed employees out of his own pocket.

Los Angeles Times: David Brown, former journalist, producer and husband of Cosmo editrix Helen Gurley-Brown, has died.

New York Times: Oprah Winfrey will star in a reality show about the end of her talk show once her cable net, OWN, debuts.