May 05, 2014

MEDIA News: Media Moves at Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press and More… Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Sheila Courter (@Sheilawsj) was promoted from U.S. News Desk to Real Time Desk Senior Editor @WSJ. In addition, former Quartz Technology and Science Editor Christopher Mims (@mims) will join the paper as a Technology Columnist.

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Russ Mitchell joins @LAtimes as a Tech Editor. Russ will be based in Northern California. Scott Gold (@scottgoldLAT)  has changed beats and will now cover the San Fernando Valley for the paper.

Tribune Broadcasting Tribune Broadcasting (Chicago, IL): Katherine Green has been named Senior Vice President of News at the broadcasting company. Green previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Editor for @HLNTV. She will oversee the company’s 23 major-market television stations, including @WGNTV in Chicago.

Scientific American Scientific American (New York, NY): Amber Williams (@williaqi) has joined the magazine as an Associate Editor.

The Late Late Show The Late Late Show (New York, NY): Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) has announced he will be leaving the show this December.

Reuters Top News Thomson Reuters (New York, NY): Jason Fields takes on the Opinion Editor role @Reuters.

The Associated Press Associated Press – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): David Scott (@davidthornhill) is the new Political Editor @AP.

BuzzFeed Buzzfeed – Los Angeles Bureau (@Buzzfeed): Jim Dalrymple (@Jimmycdii) will be a Breaking News Reporter for Buzzfeed. He is based in Los Angeles.

Popular Mechanics Popular Mechanics (@PopMech) ( David Granger is the new Editorial Director. Ryan D’Agostino (@rhdagostino) has been named Editor-in-Chief @PopMech.

Yahoo Travel Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Laura Begley Bloom (@LauraBegley) is now the Executive Editor of the newly relaunched Yahoo! Travel (@YahooTravel). Jo Piazza (@JoPiazza) will be the new Editor.

Ars Technica Ars Technica (@ArsTechnica): David Kravets (@DMKravets) has joined Ars Technica as a Senior Editor.

Jared Favole Dow Jones Newswires – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): White House scribe Jared Favole (@jaredfavole) moves on to join Hamilton Place Strategies.

POLITICO Pro Politico Pro (Arlington, VA): New York Times Reporter Sarah Wheaton (@swheaton) joins Politico Pro @POLITICOPro  as a Healthcare Reporter. And Shaun Waterman (@WatermanReports) is the new Cybersecurity Editor.

Robin Givhan The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Robin Givhan (@RobinGivhan) is returning to the Post (@washingtonpost) to be a Fashion Critic and Reporter.

Bloomberg News Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): White House Correspondent Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) has been promoted to Bureau Chief @BloombergNews.

Azteca Azteca America (New York, NY) The morning show “El Coffee Break” has been canceled @tvaztecaoficial.

Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): (@Cosmopolitan) brings Jill Filipovic (@jillfilipovik) aboard as a Senior Writer covering politics and women’s rights.

Glamour Glamour (New York, NY): Jane Keltner de Valle (@JaneKeltnerdeV) moves to Glamour (@Glamourmag) where she will be the Fashion News Director.

Consumer Reports Consumer Reports (New York, NY): Ellen Kampinsky has been named Editor-in-Chief @ConsumerReports.

MarthaStewartWedding Martha Stewart Weddings (New York, NY): Lyndsey Matthews (@matthewslyndsey) is the new Associate Digital Editor @MarthaWeddings.

BRIDES Brides (New York, NY): Amanda First (@amandafirst), formerly of Prevention Magazine, has joined @Brides as an Associate Editor.

Caroline May Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews): Caroline May (@C_MayDC) is the newest Political Reporter at BN.

Detroit Metro Times Metro Times (Detroit, MI): Detroit’s Metro Times (@MetroTimes) has named Valerie Vande Panne as Editor-in-Chief.

City Newspaper City Newspaper (Rochester, NY): Jake Clapp (@Jake_Clapp) is the new Arts & Entertainment Editor @roccitynews.

Austin Statesman Austin American-Statesman (Austin, TX): Nicole (Chavez (@NicoleChavz) is now the Morning Breaking News Reporter @statesman.

Aaron Bible Summit Publishing (Boulder, CO): Aaron Bible (@AHB_Media) has been hired as Digital Editor at the publisher. Bible has previously been a Contributing Editor for oElevation Outdoors, a Summit publication.

The News-Times The News-Times (Danbury, CT): Seasoned Journalist Jean Dubail becomes Managing Editor and Managing Editor Jacqueline Smith (@JackyNT) changes her title to Editorial Page Editor at @NewsTimes New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH): Business/Health Reporter Dave Solomon (DaveSolomon72) becomes Senior Politics Reporter @UnionLeader.

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