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Posts Tagged ‘W’

Revolving Door: Murdoch’s Successor, ‘Times’ Testing, and a ‘WaPo’ Partnership

Rupert Murdoch sat in on News Corp.‘s earnings call the other day and, according to Reuters (h/t FishbowlNY), he said he had “full confidence” in Chase Carey — rather than son James — to take the reigns should the need arise.

Also this week, The New York Times launched Beta620, a testing site for digital offerings from Times developers. Oooh… There’s a crossword app on there now.

And former Engadget EIC Joshua Topolsky will write an exclusive weekly column for The Washington Post as part of a partnership between The Verge, an upcoming tech news site where Topolsky is now EIC, and the Post. Other reporters will also contribute tech stories to the newspaper.

After the jump, we have more of the latest media news and moves.

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Presentation Writing: Design and Delivery

Presentation Writing: Design and DeliveryLearn how to use storytelling techniques and visual content to create and deliver successful pitches and presentations! Starting August 6, Amanda Pacitti, the manager of learning at Time Inc., will teach you the best practices for presentations, from using software like Prezi and Powerpoint, to writing your script, and using images, audio, and video to drive your points. Register now! 

Roll Call: ‘W,’ MWW (Again), Disney, and More

W magazine has named its first-ever executive director of creative services and marketing, Ed Romaine, starting August 16. He was previously the director of integrated marketing at Elle. [via FishbowlNY]

MWW Group (which has been doing a lot of hiring lately) has brought on Traci Carpenter as its director of speechwriting and content, a new position. Carpenter has previously served as senior speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, the William J. Clinton Foundation, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Kathryn Kranhold has joined the Walt Disney Co. as SVP of corp comms. She was previously at Brunswick Group working with clients on crisis, litigation, and financial issues and was once a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. She’s reporting to Zenia Mucha, Disney’s EVP of corporate communications. [via Variety]

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