Dec 23, 2013
MEDIA News: Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, Fortune, USA Today
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The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Jeanne Whalen (@JeanneWhalen) has become the new Deputy Health and Science Bureau Chief. Follow @WSJHealth for more health and science news. Nathan Olivarez-Giles (@NateOG) is a new Technology Blogger and Web Producer for the outlet.
Roll Call (Washington, DC): Kieran Sharpe is the new Banking & Finance Editor. Leslie Hoffecker (@lesliehoffecker) is the new Immigration News Editor. And Stephen Walsh is the new Legal News Editor. There are five new analysts: Security Analyst Eric Hammesfahr; Capital Markets Analyst William Ardinger; Corporate Governance Analyst Alexandra Higgins; Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst Jad Chamseddine and Immigration Analyst Christina Carr (@ChristieCarr).
Freedom Communications (Santa Ana, CA): Freedom Communications will launch a new daily newspaper in 2014 called Los Angeles Register. Freedom is the parent company of the Orange County Register (@ocregister).
The Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA): Editor John Yemma will step down next month as Editor and Marshall Ingwerson will replace him. Stephen Kurczy (@KurczyBeast) is a new Correspondent and will be located in Rio de Janeiro.
Boston.com (Boston, MA): Chart Girl (@_chartgirl_) Hilary Sargent (@lilsarg) joins as a Feature Reporter in January.
The New York Times Magazine (New York, NY): Editor Hugo Lindgren (@HugoLindgren) will be leaving after the new year.
The New York Times – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Associated Press Pulitzer Prize winning Reporter Matt Apuzzo (@mattapuzzo) has joined the Times as a Justice Department Reporter.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Ben Terris (@bterris) joins the Post (@washpost.com) as a Political Features Reporter after a stint at National Journal.
Fortune Magazine (New York, NY): Caroline Fairchild (@cfair1) is now a General Assignment Reporter at the magazine. Prior to joining @FortuneMagazine she was an Associate Business Editor at the Huffington Post.
Long Island Business News (New York, NY): Former Senior Reporter Gregory Zeller (@QuantumAcres) has been elevated to Editor.
USA Today (McLean, VA): Former Associated Press Chicago Sports Writer Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) joins the team as a Sports Enterprise Reporter.
Popular Science (@PopSci): Cliff Ransom was promoted to Editor-in-Chief at Popular Science.
VentureBeat (@VentureBeat): Dylan Tweney (@Dylan20) was promoted to Editor-in-Chief.
The Daily Beast (@TheDailyBeast): PJ O’Rourke (@PJORourke) has joined the outlet as a Columnist.
Associated Press – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Political Editor Liz Sidoti (@lsidoti) has left AP (@AP) for a communications gig at BP.
Defense Systems (Vienna, VA): Kevin McCaney (@KevinMcCaney) is the new Editor-in-Chief at Defense Systems (@DefenseIT).
Business First (Louisville, KY): Reporter John Karman (@BFLouJohn) has left the trade magazine (@bflouisville) to join the University of Louisville media relations team.
Luxe Interiors + Design (Boca Raton, FL): Luxe Interiors + Design (@LuxeMag) has named Miranda Agee Features Editor.
Portland Press Herald & Maine Sunday Telegram (Portland, ME): Michael Warshaw (@TechWarshaw) has joined the Press Herald/Telegram (@PressHerald) as their new Business Editor.
Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa, ID): Managing Editor Vickie Holbrook is leaving the paper to become the new spokeswoman for the city of Nampa, ID. She has been with the paper for over 30 years in a variety of roles.
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