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More Changes at Self

We’re just going to make this a site dedicated to Self news. Hope you’re cool with that. Joyce Chang and Mary Murcko, editor and publisher of the magazine, respectively, have announced… Wait for it… New hires! Alex Postman has been named deputy editor, and Maureen Dempsey has been named site director.

Since Chang and Murcko took over in April, they’ve let more than a few people go, and hired the following:

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Self Adds Associate Publisher, Editor, Directors

SelfMay2014_CoverAccording to Self vice president and publisher Mary Murcko, the publication is entering a “completely new phase editorially, in our partnerships with brand marketers and through the two-way conversation we have with our audience.” To support that push, Murcko and Self EIC Joyce Chang have announced a quartet of senior appointments.

“In the cultural moment right now, women crave motivation to feel, look and be their best,” says Chang. “We will show them that having an aspirational body, career and life are actually totally attainable. These appointments will help create the new Self as a 360-degree guide to a well-rounded woman’s life.”

  • Eric Johnson, associate publisher, marketing: Johnson was formerly a vice president of ad sales marketing with NBC News Digital Group, where he oversaw properties including and He will join Self May 21. Johnson has also worked as a VP, client solutions for USA Today and as VP, group marketing director at Rodale Publishing.
  • Barbara Reyes, creative director: Reyes was previously art director for O, The Oprah Magazine, which recently won a 2014 National Magazine Award for Leisure Interests. She has also worked at Radar and for Rodale’s special projects division, as well as art director at Domino, Manhattan File, Teen People, Cargo and Lucky.
  • Suzanne D’Amato, executive editor: She comes over from People StyleWatch, where she was an executive editor since 2009. D’Amato started her career at New York magazine and later moved on to fashion writer at Vogue, fashion news editor for Teen People, deputy editor at The Washington Post and features editor at Domino.
  • Rebecca Sinn, entertainment director: Sinn was previously a senior entertainment editor at Glamour and, prior to that, entertainment editor at Interview magazine and a member of the Vanity Fair special events and features teams. She began her career in a place many successful people have – the mailroom at CAA in Los Angeles.

Mike Lupica: This is Still a New York City Super Bowl

It’s going to be a topic of conversation all the way through Super Bowl XLVIII post-game analysis. For now, Daily News columnist Mike Lupica‘s column about the lapping of New Jersey by New York during the NFL season’s big final week is the most-read article on the newspaper’s website.


Lupica has no problem terming #48 a “New York Super Bowl.” In fact, when he ran into Seattle TV reporter Eric Johnson in Times Square (re-GPSed starting today with Super Bowl Boulevard) and framed the big game as such, the Pacific Northwest visitor couldn’t agree more. From Lupica’s piece:

The Super Bowl is here because of New York City, even if the game is being played over at the place the late Sonny Werblin, when running the Meadowlands and enticing the Giants across the Hudson, used to call “13th Avenue.”

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Will The Hatchet Fall At Hachette?

Now that Hearst has finalized the deal to acquire Hachette Filipacchi Media, speculation has begun over what the takeover means for HFM employees.  According to the New York Post’s Keith Kelly, at least 120 of Hachette’s 600 staffers will be laid off upon completion of the deal later this year.  Several key members on the Hachette team have already made their exit from the company and will be taking up new roles elsewhere in the industry.

Condé Nast has tapped Elle executive director of integrated marketing Eric Johnson for the associate publisher of marketing position at Bon Appétit.

American Media Inc. has snagged three of Hachette’s leading production executives: VP of operations and digital systems Mike Esposito, director of supply management Mark Eisner, and production director Steve Romeo.

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Rodale Promotes Chris Lambiase And Eric Johnson

Two new promotions at Rodale to announce today: Chris Lambiase has been promoted to SVP, publishing director and Eric Johnson to VP, group marketing director.

Lambiase will now oversee Rodale’s sports marketing and events groups as well as continuing to lead print and  digital advertising sales and marketing across the company’s sports-related titles. Lambiase has been with Rodale since 2004, when he started out as the publisher for Bicycling.

Johnson will be in charge of the creation of advertising and marketing platforms across Rodale’s many brands. Johnson has been with the company since 2006, when he joined as Women’s Health‘s executive director, creative services and marketing.