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Revolving Door: Hurricane Irene Coverage, Slate, Romenesko, and More

Hurricane Irene Photo: NOAA

Hurricane Irene coverage is coming on as strong as the storm is. A state of emergency has now been declared in five states.

Jack Shafer and three other staff members have been laid off at Slate. Fellow journalists are not reacting favorably.

Jim Romenesko, Poynter’s popular media blogger, is going into “semi-retirement” starting January 2012. He’ll be launching his own site, JimRomenesko.com, and working part-time at Poynter. He’ll still be tweeting under his usual handles, and will continue with his other websites.

ABC News and plenty of other media outlets have announced their planned 9/11 coverage.

Bloomberg is acquiring BNA, a company that provides legal and regulatory research and analysis. The deal is worth $990 million and should close this year.

Thankfully, journalists held in the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli have been freed. CNN’s Matthew Chance offers a first-hand account.

More media moves after the jump.

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Tea Party Falling Out of Favor

Photo: Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that 40 percent of respondents have a view of the Tea Party that is “not favorable.” When this poll was done in April 2010, only 18 percent of respondents answered that way.

According to the Times, it looks like the more people get to know the Tea Party, the less they like it. In that earlier poll, 18 percent of people also said they were Tea Party supporters, but only four percent had actually attended a Tea Party event or donated money to the cause.

Movement leaders blame the Democrats (natch) and their success for the sour turn, but it may be that they’re actually out of touch with what the people want, which includes things like compromise.

Even if the Tea Party isn’t quite as popular as it once was, the Republicans are trying to find a way to harness that movement’s die-hard supporters to its benefit in the 2012 election.

[via The New York Times]

Revolving Door: ‘Time,’ RTV 6, TheAtlantic.com, and More

Here are this week’s media highlights from Mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter:

Jessica Winter has been named arts editor at TIME. She had been senior editor at O: The Oprah Magazine. (release)

Kevin Finch has been named news director at RTV 6 in Indianapolis. He had been a documentary writer and producer at Calamari Productions. (release)

Spencer Kornhaber has been named associate editor at TheAtlantic.com. He had been editor at AOL‘s Patch.com. (FishbowlDC)

Matthew Polevoy has been named social media producer at CBS News. He had been in audience development at CNNMoney.com. (TVNewser)

Nicole Price Fasig has been named Web editor at Good Housekeeping. She had been editor at J Walter Thompson. (mb)

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Roll Call: CBS, NBC, Glover Park, Starbucks, and More

Sonya McNair

Jim Lanzone has been named president of CBS Interactive as part of CBS Corp.’s acquisition of Clicker.com, the company Lanzone co-founded. Lanzone, who was CEO of Clicker Media, will now oversee global CBS Interactive operations. Clicker.com will join a CBS roster of sites that includes CNET.com, TV.com, and Gamespot.com.

Also in CBS news, Sonya McNair has been named head of comms for CBS News. She will oversee media and talent relations, as well as day-to-day PR and internal comms for CBS News, CBS Radio News, CBSNews.com, and the CBS News Polling & Survey Unit.

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CBS News Producer Joins Ruder Finn

CBS The Early Show supervising producer Maryam Ayrolmou has left the network and has joined Ruder Finn as an SVP. Ayromlou has spent her entire career in TV news and entertainment production with stints at MSNBC, Fox News and CBS.

Ayromlou is the third CBS News employee this year to make the news-to-PR move. Bob Bicknell, a senior producer with the program, joined Zeno Group in January as SVP, national media director. And Jennifer Yuille, a producer for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, left the network to join the social shopping  site Polyvore in June.

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