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Revolving Door: Trust in Media, Perez Hilton, Meredith, and More

We omitted last week’s usual Thursday Revolving Door column, so we present a special Monday edition. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled articles this Thursday.

A Gallup poll found that 55 percent of Americans have little or no trust in the media, and 77 percent of respondents to a Pew survey said media outlets “tend to favor one side.” But the Pew poll found that only 39 percent of Americans have little or no trust for media. Pew also recently found that local news is a major info source for many.

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has already launched a new blog, Uncrunched, where he says he’ll be doing “the same thing I’ve been doing since 2005.” His first post, which simply read “Here I am,” has 512 comments. You’ll remember that Arrington ran into issues when his venture capital fund Crunchfund was announced. He officially left AOL a couple of weeks ago.

Speaking of TechCrunch, Paul Carr, the TC writer who fired off a resignation post recently, is launching a new company backed by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Michael Arrington, Business Insider reports. Sources tell BI that the company will focus on media and technology.

Perez Hilton’s family-focused blog (reallyPerezitos has launched.

Staffers from both editorial and marketing have left Meredith.

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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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