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CNN Digital Expands New York Video Group

cnn-logo-275x275CNN has added six staffers to the online video development group in New York, FishbowlNY has learned. They include vets from News Corp., Reuters and Fast Company.

CNN Digital Managing Editor Meredith Artley calls video is “a top, top, top priority” for 2014 and beyond. The staffers will join the group led by Chris Berend, CNN Digital’s VP of video development.

    • Vivek Kem joins CNN from Fast Company. Berend wrote that Kem will “work closely with Mike Senzon to keep us sharp, creative and proactive in our programming.”
    • Jonathan Reyes comes to CNN from Visualy, where he served as creative director. Reyes will work with CNN’s designers and producers.
    • John Tortora joins from News Corp. “He is a gearhead with style and massive creativity, along with a seemingly infinite willingness to help,” wrote Berend.
    • Connor Boal was most recently with Now This News. Berend explained that Boal “understands how to plug into social news conversations with smart stories.”
    • Jackson Loo will serve as a producer for CNN. He, like Boal, was formerly with News Corp.
    • Deb Brunswick  has been with CNN since 2006, most recently serving as photographer/editor/producer for The Next List. ”I just know that any time I asked someone in the building about Deb they wouldn’t stop saying great things about her,” wrote Berend.
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cnn-logo-275x275According to a memo, and are combining their tech coverage teams. The note, from CNN Digital’s managing editor Meredith Artley and CNNMoney’s executive editor, Chris Peacock, explained that the new coverage will focus on “Big Tech, Innovation, Privacy/Cybersecurity and Our Digital Lifestyle.”

David Goldman, CNNMoney’s tech editor, will serve as editor of the new, combined team. Brandon Griggs, CNN Digital’s editor, will assist Goldman.

The rest of the details can be found below in Artley and Peacock’s memo.

Read more Gets New Homepage Editor has named Carl Lavin as its new Lead Homepage Editor. Lavin was most recently National Managing Editor for Main Street Connect, a hyper-local media company. Prior to that he was Managing Editor at for three years.

Lavin posted a memo from Meredith Artley, the Managing Editor of, announcing the news on his blog. ”He [Lavin] has a reputation for being an inspiring leader who people love to work for and with, an audience-focused editor and an excellent communicator with sterling and swift news judgment,” wrote Artley.

Lavin begins at at the end of March.

Former Manager Cranking It Up at CNN

Two years ago, Meredith Artley (pictured) left her post as LA Times online managing editor for a gig in Atlanta with It’s been going well, just as it did here and previously with the New York Times.

Per an interview with Marketwatch’s Jon Friedman, Artley says she is getting ready to go after a big fish in the U.S. Internet traffic pond. Not Fox News; not MSNBC; but rather, Yahoo. Artley says one weapon of choice will be a range of new blogs:

The blogs’ subjects are: education, race and identity in America, the cultural and social aspects of technology, and technology in terms of innovation. “The common thread is that these are topics that people are passionate about,” she explained…

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WebNewser: has named Los Angeles Times managing editor, online Meredith Artley VP and managing editor.

BayNewser: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are both reportedly launching Bay Area-specific editions of their papers. BayNewser asks: five years from now, who do you think is going to be the go-to news source for Bay Area coverage?

AdAge: A new Nielsen report shows that ad spending dropped 15.4 percent during the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 2008 — the biggest drop since the company first started calculating these figures in 2002.

Folio: Electronic Gaming Monthly, which was shuttered in January, will likely relaunch in December, says founder Steve Harris, who purchased the title back from Ziff Davis earlier this year.

ABC News: Jon Gosselin will be on “Primetime” tonight, speaking out for the first time about his divorce from Kate. He tells interviewer Chris Cuomo he “despises” Kate and claims he was verbally abused.

2008 Online Journalism Award Winners

alkfa;ia;e.jpgWell, the contenders for the very newest Online Journalism Awards can’t claim biased voting: Meredith Artley, executive editor of, was one of the judges — yet the local site didn’t win a single award. To find out who did, check out the list here.

Someone At L.A. Times Obsessed With Britney Spears’ Lesbian Kiss

Open Letter to Meredith Artley:

You have a pervert on your staff. We don’t know who it is (though if you feel like supplying the name, by all means …) We just know that every time — and we mean every time — there is a story about Britney Spears in the paper, someone in the Web’s art department feels the need to run that 170-year-old picture of Britney Spears kissing Madonna. We are tired of looking at. Please make this person stop.

Conversely, if you find a way to include more pictures of George Clooney on your site, we’d be much obliged.

Sealed With A Kiss,

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Stuff We’ve Been Too Sick To Blog 2: Veronique de Turenne Joins The LAT

malibubanner.jpgOne of our favorite bloggers is joining Veronique de Turenne, who writes under K-Rod’s banner at LA Observed, is joining former editor, Tony Pierce, to help beef up the news blogs at

According to the memo (which you can read below):

In her new position she will work closely with reporters, editors and the Web team to create a new kind of local coverage for in the form of a fast-paced local news blog. The blog is still in development and will be launched early next year.

Veronique was kind enough to answer a few of our dumb questions:

1. What will you be doing on the site that is different than what you do for LAO and your own blog? I’ll be blogging the local news — anything and everything that has to do with Southern California.

2. What direction do expect news blogs to take in general, and at the LAT in particular? I think we’ll be seeing a lot more live-news blogs on newspaper web sites. Information on demand — the Times is on the leading edge with this. Put someone like Tony Pierce in the mix and you’re talking smart and fun and crazy innovations.

3. Will you be working from home or are they bringing bloggers into the newsroom? A bit of both. I’ve always loved the energy in a newsroom, especially at the city desk, and can’t wait to see how it’ll filter through to the blog. But the reality is, you can blog from anywhere — home, a cafe, a local library, Dodger Stadium, city hall, a park bench. I’d love to expand on that and blog from everywhere.

Congratulations, Veronique!

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Tony Pierce Hired as LA Times Blogmaster

The LA Times snatches up LAist Tony Pierce to run their 25 blogs. Pierce, with uncharacteristic tact, suggests he might change things:

Andy: So is this a new position for the Times?
Tony: From what I understand it is a new position. Currently Bettie Rinehart has been in charge of the blogs which have been built out to about 25 blogs on the Times. But it sounds like my job will be slightly different from what she’s been up to.

The departing Matt Welch was Pierce’s big cool pal at the paper (as well as one of the stronger online presences) and pushed Pierce to go for the gig.

Predictably, some in the blogging community aren’t thrilled by the news. (Although some are quick to suck up, hoping for work, perhaps.)

Meredith Artley is certainly kicking into the big leagues. And what’s next for LAist? Choire’s available, we hear.

LA Times Offers More Blogs, More Interactivity, New Deck Chair Arrangements


The Los Angeles Times gets all busy with a new committee and some more blogs. Innovation editor Russ Stanton (who must just cringe when he has to call himself that) announces:

A2/A3 redux: The design department has been working on a remake of pages A2 and A3 of the newspaper. The plan is for A2 is to devote some space to promoting what’s on the website, and introduce a rotating series of smaller features. The corrections and index will remain. For A3, the remake involves a more visually attractive page that is less reliant on text. The goal is to debut both of these before the end of the year.

Promoting the website in the print edition? That’ll fetch ‘em. And less text? Graphic novel news?

Readers Rep Journal: We’re launching a new space on on Wednesday, Nov. 14, where Readers’ Representative Jamie Gold will host a daily dialogue between our readers and members of the print and online editorial staffs. The Readers’ Representative Journal will include features such as staff announcements, links to 1st Amendment sites and answers to frequently asked questions.

We’re living for the answers to those FAQs, especially the ones asked by Patterico.

Innovation blog: This will be the last one of these you’ll receive from me via email, as we’ll be moving online and expanding the discussion beginning Monday, Nov. 12, with a blog called “Newsroom 2.0.” The goal is to more frequently share insights, success stories, explain traffic patterns, look at interesting things other media are doing, pass along tips, answer questions and address complaints. Joining me will be Meredith Artley, executive editor of; Aaron Curtiss and Tracy Boucher, deputy innovation editors; and Mike Castelvecchi, managing editor/breaking news at

And there’s a committee to study why Monday’s such slow day.

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