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Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.19.10

Murdoch Staffs up The Daily; ABC, WaPo Lose Vets

November 19, 2010
Rupert Murdoch loves him some tablet newspaper. The Daily is his "No. 1 most exciting project right now." The New York Post's Jesse Angelo is in charge of the thing, while Richard Johnson, Sasha Frere-Jones, Elisabeth Eaves, Avi Zenilman, Chris D'Amico, Chris Wilson and Molly Young are some of the names involved with the behemoth. It should debut sometime around Christmas, be "printed" seven days a week and will cost 99 cents per week. The Daily will be a "tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence," if you will. Eventually the newsroom will reach 100 hardy souls. Hamilton Nolan lands the line of the week: "I'm still unclear on how this is different from making a "website."...

Magazines stage a bit of a comeback, seeing ad pages increase 4.22 percent in 2010. Of course, that comes on the heels of a 20 percent drop in 2009 and a more than nine percent decrease the year prior. But still, progress!... Cosmopolitan signs Charles Manning as fashion editor. Rachel Hessel Cohen gets bumped to senior fashion and beauty editor as well... Entertainment Weekly publisher Ray Chelstowski abruptly resigns just as the mag was on pace to turn a profit for the first time in seven years... Maxim snags Paul Martinez as creative director. He joins from Men's Journal, which recently showed editor Brad Wieners the door. Is Jann Wenner cleaning house?...

Ian Cameron told staffers at ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour that he will no longer serve as executive producer as of the end of this year. The 13-year network vet wants to spend more time with his family and enjoy "a more regular schedule." James Goldston, EP of Nightline, will take over...

Michael Wilbon formally leaves The Washington Post to join ESPN/ABC fulltime. "The ESPN/ABC rocket ship that Michael Wilbon has been riding the past several years has finally left our orbit," WaPo brass wonderfully wrote about the 32-year veteran of the paper who's moved toward television (PTI, studio work for NBA games) in recent years. He'll be missed by the paper's readers, but will likely become even more ubiquitous now... Leon Neyfakh departs the New York Observer for a job with the "Ideas" section of the Boston Globe... Tom Christie moves on from LA Weekly after spending 15 years managing the paper's arts coverage... The Hill taps Erik Wasson, Peter Schroeder, and Jason Millman to join its ranks...

After three years, The Washington Independent shuts its doors. The online venture folds, citing a lack of funding due to the recession... Kara Baskin joins Grub Street Boston from the Boston Globe's Lola... Brian Tierney rejoins the communications world, founding Brian Communications Group. Tierney previously served as head of the company that oversaw The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News... Timothy Cost is the new EVP of global affairs at Pepsi Co... And there are changes at Realtime Media, MTV Networks Entertainment Group, and more

November 19, 2010: Merrill Freund has been named San Francisco general manager at Schwartz Communications. He had been executive vice president and assistant general manager there. (PRNewser)

November 19, 2010: Dave Close has been named Waltham, MA general manager at Schwartz Communications. He had been executive vice president there. (PRNewser)

November 19, 2010: Lauri Metrose has been named SVP of communications at CBS Television Studios. She had been VP of communications there. (Deadline Hollywood)

November 19, 2010: Phil Gonzales has been named SVP of communications at CBS Entertainment. He had been VP of communications there. (Deadline Hollywood)

November 19, 2010: Lisa Allen has been named SVP of tech practice and San Francisco GM at Waggener Edstrom. She had been director of international business at Nelson Bostock Communications. (PRNewser)

November 19, 2010: Bob Morrissey has been named executive producer at MSNBC. He had been head writer and coordinating producer for Good Morning America at ABC. (TVNewser)

November 19, 2010: Paul Martinez has been named creative director at Maxim. He had been creative director at Men's Journal. (FBNY)

November 19, 2010: Justin Tindall has been named executive creative director at Leo Burnett. He had been partner at Red Brick Road. (AgencySpy)

November 19, 2010: Aaron Reitkopf has been named CEO at Profero. He had been CEO at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners. (AgencySpy)

November 19, 2010: Sandy Johnson has been named managing editor for politics and government at the Center for Public Integrity. She had been executive editor at AARP. (release)

November 19, 2010: Tyler Florence has been named contributing editor at House Beautiful. He is also an author, chef and TV host. (release)

November 18, 2010: Michael Duchesne has been named publisher of Top 20 Canada at Travelzoo. He had been associate producer there. (mb)

November 18, 2010: Ann Marinovich has been named Chicago sales director at Forbes Media. She had been Los Angeles manager there. (release)

November 18, 2010: Al Kelly has been named chief creative officer at Euro RSCG NY. He had been executive creative director at Fallon. (mb)

November 18, 2010: Charles Manning has been named fashion editor at Cosmopolitan. He had been mens market editor at and Nylon Guys. (FBNY)

November 18, 2010: Matt Broscious has been named senior vice president at Brian Public Relations. He had been vice president for public relations at Tierney Communications. (The New York Times)

November 18, 2010: Ed Mahlman has been named executive vice president at Realtime Media. He had been chief marketing officer at Philadelphia Newspapers. (The New York Times)

November 18, 2010: Ryan Davis has been named president at Realtime Media. He had been president at (The New York Times)

November 18, 2010: Brian Tierney has been named founder at Brian Communications Group. He had been CEO at Philadelphia Newspapers. (The New York Times)

November 18, 2010: Meghann Wu has been named vice president of strategy and business development at MTV Networks Entertainment Group. She had been senior director there. (release)

November 17, 2010: Jason Millman has been named reporter at The Hill. He had been editor at Thompson Publishing Group. (FBNY)

November 17, 2010: Peter Schroeder has been named reporter at The Hill. He had been author at The Bond Buyer. (FBNY)

November 17, 2010: Erik Wasson has been named reporter at The Hill. He had been writer at Inside US Trade. (FBNY)

November 17, 2010: Sasha Frere-Jones has been named culture editor at The Daily. He will continue in his role as music critic at The New Yorker. (FBNY)

November 17, 2010: Tara Kraft has been named editor-in-chief at Shape. She had been beauty and fashion director at Star. (FBNY)

November 17, 2010: Timothy Cost has been named executive vice president of global corporate affairs at PepsiCo. He had been executive vice president and global health chair at APCO Worldwide. (PRNewser)

November 17, 2010: Evan Krauss has been named EVP of advertising sales at Shazam. He had been SVP of global ad sales and business development at JumpTap. (mb)

November 17, 2010: Susan Severance has been named advertising director at AARP Media Sales. She had been publisher at Soap Opera Digest. (mb)

November 16, 2010: Sean Carr has been named Washington bureau manager at A.M. Best. He had been Washington correspondent there. (mb)

November 16, 2010: Kara Baskin has been named editor at New York magazine's Grub Street Boston. She had been editor at Boston Globe's Lola. (mb)

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