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Revolving Door Newsletter: 05.29.12

More Paper Cuts; Atlantic Staffs Up Quartz

May 29, 2012
Postmedia Network is the latest company to cut its daily print offerings. The publisher, which produces Canada's largest chain of daily papers, will stop some Sunday editions and will not print the National Post on Mondays in the summer. (The latter move comes for the fourth straight summer.) Additionally, the Ottawa Citizen will cut 20 staffers while the Montreal Gazette loses 23. Other papers could see reductions as well, although Globe and Mail reporter Steve Ladurantaye hears the Saskatchewan group will be left virtually alone. Regardless, a sad day up north and this probably isn't the end of the cuts...

Anthony Bourdain scores a weekend show on CNN that will launch in early 2013. He'll cover food and travel for the network and contribute to other programs, as well. Zero Point Zero Production's executive producers and founders Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia will work on the show, along with executive producer Sandy Zweig... Times-Picayune staffers will hear about the status of their jobs next week. Some will be offered new positions while others will be given severance packages. "We've been hearing the word 'nimble' a lot," one employee told Kevin Allman at Gambit...

Atlantic Media hires Gideon Lichfield to head news content for the forthcoming business title, Quartz. "He's an amazing journalist and an amazing thinker about digital media. That's the combination at the core of what we're doing at Quartz," Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney told Capital NY, even if no one on the outside seems to know exactly what they will be doing... Stylebistro.com poaches Glamour senior online fashion and beauty editor Danica Lo. She will be executive editor...

Skip Prichard leaves the Ingram Content Group where he had been CEO. John R. Ingram replaces him. "With solid positions in all of our markets yielding terrific results, I feel I have accomplished what I set out to do. I now will do some consulting and then look for a new role that will consume me as much as this one has," Prichard said in a statement... James Cooper is out at JWT. He joined as chief creative innovation officer in October 2010. He's leaving the advertising industry entirely to do some more entrepreneurial things... Trip Hawkins steps down at Digital Chocolate. He previously founded Electronic Arts... And there are changes at CBSNews.com, Comedy Central and more...

May 29, 2012: Deborah Wilburn has been named senior editor and producer at Realage.com. She had been executive editor at Prevention.com. (release)

May 29, 2012: Keith George has been named general manager at Gilt Man and Park & Bond. He had been vice president of merchandise planning at Gilt Groupe. (WWD)

May 29, 2012: John R. Ingram has been named CEO at Ingram Content Group. He had been chairman there. (GalleyCat)

May 29, 2012: Bryan Farhy has been named executive producer and head of sales at B-Reel Commercials. He had been executive producer and head of sales at Believe Media. (AgencySpy)

May 29, 2012: Katherine Rufener has been named reporter at News 14 Carolina. She had been reporter and fill-in anchor at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind. (TVSpy)

May 29, 2012: Steve Chaggaris has been named executive editor at CBSNews.com. He had been executive producer at Yahoo! News. (TVNewser)

May 29, 2012: Nina Willdorf has been named executive editor at All You. She had been contributing editor and media spokesperson at Travelocity. (FishbowlNY)

May 29, 2012: Brooke Posch has been named vice president, original programming and development, East Coast, at Comedy Central. She had been vice president, comedy and animation, at MTV. (release)

May 29, 2012: Maureen O'Connor has been named features editor at The Cut. She had been staff writer at Gawker. (FishbowlNY)

May 29, 2012: Gideon Lichfield has been named global news editor at Quartz. He had been media editor at The Economist. (FishbowlNY)

May 29, 2012: Danica Lo has been named executive editor at StyleBistro.com. She had been senior online fashion and beauty editor at Glamour. (FishbowlNY)

May 25, 2012: Allyson Longueira has been named publisher at WMG Publishing. She had been editor-in-chief at The News Guard. (mb)



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