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Roll Call: Produce Marketing Association, The Los Angeles Times Media Group, and More

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has promoted Meg Miller to director of public relations. Miller had been working as a public relations manager at PMA since August of 2010. In her new role, she will direct all of PMA’s public relations activities, including corporate communications, stakeholder relations, crisis preparedness, issues management and media relations. (Release)

Dion Ancheta has been named executive director of integrated marketing at Prevention. Ancheta comes to Prevention from National Geographic, where he served as marketing director. Prevention has also named Kim Boknoski promotion director. She had been freelance marketing consultant at Parade. (FishbowlNY)

Michael J. Tannourji has been named executive vice president of advertising at The Los Angeles Times Media Group. He had been director of business development at Ernst & Young. He replaces John T. O’Loughlin, who left the company earlier this year. In his new role, Tannourji “will be responsible for generating revenue at the media organization, which publishes the Los Angeles Times and the Hoy Spanish-language newspaper and operates latimes.com and other websites.” (FishbowlLA)

Bruce D. Brown has been named executive director at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He had been partner at Baker & Hostetler. Brown begins his tenure on Sept. 10; he was chosen by a search committee of journalists, media lawyers, foundation officials and educators from a pool of more than 50 candidates who applied or were nominated for the job. He succeeds Lucy A. Dalglish, who left the Reporters Committee after 12 years as executive director to become dean of the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland. (release)

Lori Altman has been named vice president of national advertising sales at USA WEEKEND. Altman has served as director of east coast advertising sales for USA WEEKEND since 2004. In her new role, Altman will be based in New York, and will be responsible for driving advertising revenue for USA WEEKEND, a national weekly magazine with 22.6 million circulation and 50 million readers in print and online. (release)

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Revolving Door: Le HuffPo, NY Times’ Abramson to Debut at Davos, NBC Publishing eBooks, and More

NY Times' Jill Abramson

Le Huffington Post made its debut on Monday in France with Anne Sinclair as editorial director. Sinclair, a former TV anchor, is the wife of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, aka DSK. At the press conference Sinclair reassured the audience that there would be no conflicts of interest between her new role and her private life. (via New York Times)

ABC News‘ partnership with Yahoo! has spawned two new Web shows about politics that launched this week. The shows are extensions of long-running blogs from George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper. George’s Bottom Line debuted on Monday and Political Punch with Jake Tapper appeared on Tuesday. (via TVNewser)

NBC News established a new eBook imprint called NBC Publishing. The unit will release enhanced eBooks with videos inside, and the launch follows the media company’s success in the eBook business. (via GalleyCat)

Jill Abramson, executive editor at The New York Times, will make her grand entrance at the Davos World Economic Forum this week. She will be joined by NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger, who is hosting a dinner on Abramson’s behalf. She will also lead a panel of women leaders in a discussion. (via Capital New York)

Newt Gingrich is continuing his attacks on the media. Last week Gingrich critiqued CNN for questioning him about his second marriage at the start of the South Carolina debate. After the Florida debate this week Gingrich complained that NBC did not allow the audience to clap, saying “Media doesn’t control free speech.” (via FishbowlDC)

Diane Sawyer was criticized by James Spann, chief meteorologist at Birmingham ABC-affiliate WBMA, for her report on the Alabama tornadoes on Monday evening’s World News. Spann took issue with Sawyer’s claim that there was no tornado warning, saying “This event was forecast days in advance.” (via TV Spy)

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