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Revolving Door: 9.30

Here are this week’s PR and media highlights from mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter:

Jane Bianchi has been named senior news editor at Seventeen. She had been associate health editor at Family Circle.

John Koblin has been named media reporter at WWD. He had been media reporter at The New York Observer.

Nitsuh Abebe has been named pop music critic at New York. He had been writer at Pitchfork.

Katherine Heintzelman has been named entertainment editor at Parade. She had been entertainment director at More.

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Does Observer Story Reflect A More Aggressive NY Times PR Strategy?

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How much more can be written about The New York Times versus The Wall Street Journal rivalry? A lot more, mostly because the Journal will launch its New York edition — aimed directly at taking advertising revenue and readers away from the Times — in a few weeks.

One of the recent moves in this battle is the Times hiring former Dow Jones VP of Communications Bob Christie to head up PR.

When we spoke with Christie the day the move was announced, he said little besides that he was “very excited about the opportunity.”

But now, it seems, the gloves are coming off.

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