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Welcome to MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s monthly audience research newsletter.
You can follow all of the latest media moves and news from PR Newswire's Audience Research Department on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/PRNmedia. Also, check out the "Blog & Web Notes" section after the Briefs in this section.
Fort Lauderdale's South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://www.sun-sentinel.com) won the prestitgious 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its outstanding series "Above the Law: Speeding Cops". The series led to numerous police officers being suspended and one who got fired for his excessive abuse of speed. Investigative Reporter Sally Kestin, Investigative Editor John Dahlburg and Database Editor John Maines were part of an entire team at the Sun Sentinel that worked on this series. You can read the winning series here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/speeding-cops/
The Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com) won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News with its coverage of the Aurora Movie Theater mass shooting last year. The Pulitzer cited the Post's use of social media, video and the written word in their winning coverage of the story. You can check out their winning coverage here: http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2013-Breaking-News-Reporting
Minneapolis' Star Tribune (http://www.startribune.com) won two 2013 Pulitzer Prizes for Local News and Ediorial Cartooning. Glenn Howatt, Brad Schrade and Jeremy Olson won the Local News Pulitzer for their work on a series about the rise in infant deaths at Minnesota day-care centers. You can read that series here: http://www.startribune.com/local/150283965.html. And Steve Sack won the Editorial Cartooning award. You can view a bunch of his great political cartoons here: http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2013-Editorial-Cartooning
Columnist Daniel Ruth and Editorial Editor Tim Nickens won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for the Tampa Bay Times (http://www.tampabay.com). Their op-ed pieces and columns were a campaign that helped reverse a decision to take fluoridation out of the water system in the area. You can check out pieces of their work here: http://www.pulitzer.org/works/2013-Editorial-Writing
The New York Times has made its own crossover as for the first time ever, they have published an article in Spanish. “A Drug War Informer in No Man’s Land" will go down in NYT history.
You can read it in Spanish here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/us/mexico-dea-fugitive.html or in English here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/us/us-mexico-dea-informant.html?pagewanted=all
Representing The New York Times in the category of Investigative Journalism, David Barstow (email@example.com) and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab were selected as Pulitzer Prize winners for their year and a half long project which centered on Walmart’s interests in Mexico. The journalists investigated the Multinational Retail Corporation’s use of coercion as a means to gain a competitive advantage in Mexico. Eventually, the exposé led to an investigation by the Justice Department into whether Walmart violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
A series of 10 articles which covered the business practices of Apple and other technology companies, won a group of journalists at The New York Times a Pulitzer Prize in the category of Explanatory Journalism. The series focused on the question of whether or not the United States could be considered a lucrative place for innovators to manufacture new products. Apple’s choice to employ cheaper manufacturers in China, passing over the opportunity to invest in the United States’ turbulent job market, was one example used in the series. The reporters included Keith Bradsher (https://twitter.com/KeithBradsher), David Barboza (firstname.lastname@example.org), Charles Duhigg (email@example.com), David Kocieniewski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Steve Lohr (email@example.com), John Markoff (https://twitter.com/markoff), David Segal, David Streitfeld (https://twitter.com/DavidStreitfeld), Hiroko Tabuchi (https://twitter.com/HirokoTabuchi), and Bill Vlasic (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Pulitzer Prize in the category of International Reporting was given to David Barboza (https://twitter.com/DavidBarboza2), Shanghai Bureau Chief of The New York Times. Barboza composed a series of articles that focused on the overwhelming wealth which many of China’s top leaders have kept in hiding. According to Barboza, over the span of a year he “pieced together hundreds of names and a web of connections among more than 100 companies found in China’s official financial records.”
Sports Reporter for The New York Times John Branch (https://twitter.com/JohnBranchNYT) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the category of Feature Writing. Branch composed an article entitled “Snow Fall: the avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” about a fatal avalanche in the Washington Cascades. Branch combined text, online video and graphics to vividly illustrate what took place.
The Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines, N.C. is launching yet another magazine. It already publishes PineStraw and O. Henry. Now it adds Salt magazine to its line-up of cultural publications. As with the other magazines, Jim Dodson will head up Salt as Editor. The free, monthly magazine is scheduled to launch later this month with a distribution of 18,000.
Two Tennessee network affiliates are adding weekend newscasts. Both WRCB-TV in Chattanooga and WVLT-TV in Knoxville are adding weekend, morning newscasts. They will air 7-8a.m. The NBC affiliate in Chattanooga will be anchored by Jonquil Newland while the CBS affiliate in Knoxville will be led by Anchor Allie Spillyards. See http://www.wrcbtv.com and http://www.volunteertv.com for more information.
We are sad to announce to the passing of WPTY-TV Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden. Walden, 38, joined the Memphis ABC station in 1999. Prior to that he was a Meteorologist at WEHT-TV in Evansville, IN. Walden, who was active with several charities including March of Dimes and Memphis Union Mission, leaves behind a wife and two children.
Following up on a Charlotte, N.C. story previously reported on in MediAware, the FCC gave final approval on the sale of WYMT-TV and WJYZ-TV to Fox Television. With the ruling, the stations were free to hire more personnel. Lynda Grahl was chosen as VP of Finance and Jay Abbattista was added as VP of Sales. Both report to the previously hired GM Karen Adams. As a result of this purchase by Fox, another local Charlotte station, WCCB-TV, will switch affiliations from Fox to the CW this summer.
There have been two personnel changes at the Cooking Channel and Food Network. VP of Digital for Emerging Brands Mark Levine (email@example.com) has been promoted to VP of Programming and Multiplatform. And new to the stations is Todd Weiser, who was hired as VP of Programming and Development. He arrives from Animal Planet, where he was previously Director of Development.
After 21 years in print, The Rhinocerous Times is now an endangered species. The publication originally had two editions: Greensboro and Charlotte. It folded the Charlotte edition back in 2008. Now with a growing debt, the Greensboro edition is closing as well. The website will remain but for how long is not known.
Culture Critic Philip Kendicott of The Washington Post won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. In one of the articles submitted for the award Philip examined the use of controversial photographs in the media. You can read the piece here: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-27/entertainment/36016736_1_images-subway-track-pleasure
This summer, Univision hopes everyone will be jamming with their music app "Fusion" when its released.
Aereo has been hit with a copyright lawsuit by almost every major network trying to prevent Aereo from creating a free streaming of their content. This is something to keep an eye on, as it can change the way networks will distribute its content if Aereo wins the case.
KNX-AM 1070 (http://www.knx1070.com) is celebrating 45 years of covering breaking news. On April 15, 1968, The CBS-owned station began covering the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr for an extended period of time, essentially launching an all-news format.
KSL-TV, the Salt Lake City NBC affiliate, has announced on its Facebook page as well as its website that it will no longer air episodes of the network series “Hannibal.” This decision was made due to the extensive graphic nature of this show. The time slot will be replaced with a special edition of KSL 5 News at 9 pm. “Hannibal” is a TV show about serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a literary character created by author Thomas Harris and initially made famous by the movie “The Silence of the Lambs.”
KMOV-TV in St.Louis won the 2012 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. Craig Cheatham and Jim Thomas won in the category of "Ware Zone: The Destruction of an All-American City." Read more at http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/kmov-wfaa-win-ire-awards_b86802
KBZK-TV in Bozeman, MT debuted a high definition set designed by Devlin Design Group last week.“It looks great in person and on camera. We’re already getting positive comments from viewers,” KBAK News Director John Sherer said in a statement. “What I like best is the great lighting and how versatile it is, giving us many venues for showcasing stories.”
The set graphics are designed with sweeping mountain ranges backlit with color-changing LED lights, “in keeping with the Montana look and feel,” according to DDG. The set is finished with olive wood.
The San Jose Mercury News (http://www.mercurynews.com) is looking into selling its main headquarters that the publication has called home for more than four decades. Editorial, advertising and the business offices will remain in Silicon Valley, but the printing operations will relocate. http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_23029472/mercury-news-announces-it-plans-sell-headquarters-building
The Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com) and the Fandango network are now in a partnership allowing visitors to the THR.com website and app users to purchase movie tickets. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/online-movie-tickets-hollywood-reporter-441572
Mike Herrera, Long-time New Orleans broadcaster, passed on April 6 at the age of 66. Herrera who for the last five years served as an engineer at WWL-TV previously worked as a staff announcer, Weathercaster and Producer/Director at WVUE-TV for more than four decades.
William Glaberson says farewell to The New York Times. His 25-year career at the newspaper came to a halt on April 26th. He most recently served as Court Reporter, throughout these 25 years he covered Guantanamo Bay and the Crown-Heights trail.
Bret Stephens from The Wall Street Journal is among the many who were awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded the prize for commentary. His work on his weekly Global View columns in 2012 paved way to such an accomplishment.
Sportscaster Fred Roggin is the Host of the new KNBC-TV 4 sports commentary show called "Going Roggin". The 30-minute program features interviews with professional athletes and discussions on hot topics in sports. Follow Fred on twitter at https://twitter.com/FredNBCLA.
A.H. Belo Corp, owner of the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://www.pe.com) has agreed to sell the five-story building that houses the paper for $30 million. Once the sale is final, the paper will relocate to leased office space.
Highly respected Chicago Sun-Times Movie Critic Roger Ebert has passed away. Over the course of his expansive career, Ebert hosted various television programs such as "Sneak Previews", "At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert", "Siskel and Ebert and The Movies", alongside Gene Siskel, and the series "Ebert & Roeper & the Movies". He also produced his most recent show, "Ebert Presents: At the Movies". Ebert was an author of more than 20 books and won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Nils Larsen has stepped down as CEO at the Tribune Company. He managed Tribune local stations, WGN America and WGN Radio. Jonathan Wax has been named Senior Vice President of scripted programming for WGN America. Wax currently serves as Vice President of drama development at Twentieth Century Fox, Inc.
Edible Milwaukee, a new magazine set to launch its May issue, will focus on the production, distribution and consumption of food in the greater Milwaukee area. The magazine reaches out to the local and regional food consumers and buyers who are zealous about food quality. Jen Ede will serve as Publisher and Editor for the quarterly. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://ediblemilwaukee.com.
BLOG & WEB NOTES:
The Alcohol Professor (http://AlcoholProfessor.com) is a new blog about liquor, spirits & ale. It was started by beverage connoisseur Adam Levy (https://twitter.com/AlcoholProfessr) who also founded the New York International Beverage Competitions. The sites main contact is Senior Editor-in-Chief Amanda Schuster (email@example.com).
Journalist Ann Hulbert will be joining The Atlantic (https://twitter.com/TheAtlantic) as the new Books and Culture Editor. She has written for publications such as The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine and Slate and is currently attending Columbia Journalism School under the Spencer Education Fellowship. She will be joining The Atlantic when her fellowship comes to an end in June.
TechCrunch.com (https://twitter.com/TechCrunch) is a blog for technology & Internet news junkies. It was founded by capitalist Entrepreneur Michael Arrington (https://twitter.com/Arrington). The site profiles technology startups (from Silicon Valley as well as the Nation), reviews Internet products and launches tech news.
Buzzfeed (New York, NY) -- Entertainment Reporter Richard Rushfield (https://twitter.com/RichardRushfield) is no longer Bureau Chief of the BuzzFeed LA office. The new News Director for BuzzFeed (https://twitter.com/buzzfeed) will be Lisa Tozzi (https://twitter.com/LisaTozzi). She was Deputy Editor at The New York Times. Jordan Zakarin is the newest Entertainment Reporter to join Buzzfeed. Political Reporter Kate Nocera (https://twitter.com/KateNocera) has joined on as a Capitol Hill Reporter.
ABCNews.com (New York, NY) -- Reporter Abby Phillip (firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined ABCNews.com (https://twitter.com/ABC) as a Digital Reporter.
NBC News (New York, NY) -- Mark Schone joins NBCNews (https://twitter.com/NBCNews) as Editor of the Investigative Unit after parting ways with ABCNews.com.
The Verge (New York, NY) -- Journalist Casey Newton (https://twitter.com/CaseyNewton) is the newest Senior Reporter at The Verge (https://twitter.com/Verge). And Katie Drummond (email@example.com) is the new Science Editor.
Frommers.com (Hoboken, NJ) -- Jason Cochran (https://twitter.com/Bastable) is the new Editor-in-Chief for travel website Frommers.com (https://twitter.com/FrommersTravel).
Gawker (New York, NY) -- Writer Nitasha Tiku (https://twitter.com/NitashaTiku) has been hired at Gawker.com (https://twitter.com/Gawker) as a Senior Reporter.
The Huffington Post (New York, NY) -- Kim Bhasin (Kim.Bhasin@huffingtonpost.com) has started at The Huffington Post Business Section (https://twitter.com/HuffPostBiz) as Senior Reporter. Katelyn Mullen is the new Travel Editor at The Huffington Post (https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost). Associate Books Editor Madeleine Crum (https://twitter.com/MaddieCrum) and Video Producer Laura Rowley (https://twitter.com/LauraRowleyNY) are no longer there.
You can follow all of the latest media moves and news from PR Newswire's Audience Research Department on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/PRNmedia. Also, check out the "Blog & Web Notes" section after the Briefs in this section.
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com) is upgrading its "News Feed" with an emphasis on graphics, photos and videos to provide more appealing content with a news type of page that they hope will attract more advertisers. This updated News Feed design will be the same for mobile users. At the end of 2012 mobile Facebook users surpassed desktop users for the first time in history.
Dos and Don'ts: Arbitron (a ratings Industry leader) has put together their social media commandments and sent it out to radio stations to help keep them out of the way of respondents that the company uses. One of the "Dos" includes reminding staff that on air commentary guidelines should be the same as social ones. And one of the major "Don'ts"states: Don't discuss ratings on social media sites, Don't offer anything to Arbitron panelists! You can read the whole tablet of their commandments here: http://www.arbitron.com/downloads/social_media_dos_donts.pdf
iHeartRadio is adding local news, weather and traffic to its options. The service is now offering options to its broadcasts that allow listeners to opt in for news in their area/region, weather forecasts and the latest traffic bogs in their area too. It keys the local info via the settings in the user's accounts. It currently works on Android and iPhone, but will be adding more soon.
The Washington Examiner (http://washingtonexaminer.com) is ceasing daily print operations and will be laying off 30 employees in mid-June when the print newspaper will be done. The new plan for this outlet is to create a weekly print magazine and to make its website the place to get daily news.
There’s a new travel magazine in town. Wait, there's a new health magazine in town. Healthy Travel magazine combines health and travel with articles focusing on how to stay fit while traveling, what to eat when abroad and other topics such as nutrition, fitness, culinary arts and family travel spots. The magazine is printed as part of Atlanta Home & Lifestyles (http://www.twitter.com/atlantahomesmag) magazine. The magazine is currently scheduled to publish four issues this year. The Editor of the new publication is Alison Lewis. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the magazine on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/healthytravmag.
WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C. is now part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group. The station was purchased along with 17 other stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group. Sinclair has formed a separate group, Chesapeake TV, to include it and some other small market stations in its line-up. Steven Pruett is the COO of the new subsidiary.
After nearly five years without a news department, WKPT-TV in Kingsport, TN is creating one. The endeavor has cost approximately $250,000 for new equipment and more staff. The station now airs its own newscasts at 6pm and 11pm. The two people most responsible for this development are Jim Bailey, Director of News and Public Affairs and General Manager George DeVault. WKPT-TV broadcasts over Northeast Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia.
Fox Television has added two stations to its stable. The network is purchasing WMYT-TV and WJZY-TV in Charlotte, N.C. They are purchasing it from Capitol Broadcasting. The deal is still pending FCC approval but Fox has already named its new General Manager for the stations. Karen Adams, previously GM of WGHP-TV in the Greensboro/High Point, N.C. market, has been chosen to lead the two stations. Adams has also been a VP of Programming and a camera operator.
Jordan Harman is the new VP of Program Development for County Music Television (CMT). Harman (http://www.twitter.com/JordanHarman1) arrives from Leopard Films USA, where he was also a VP. CMT can be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CMTshows. Its website is http://www.cmt.com/shows/.
WTVD-TV Meteorologist Don Schwenneker made good on a promise to shave his head on the air if the station was able to get more than 250 bone marrow donor sign-ups. The Durham, N.C. station teamed up with "Be the Match" to coordinate the successful drive and ended with a grand total of 275 donors. Follow the station on Twitter at http://twitter.com/abc11_wtvd or read the full story with photos at:
Publisher of the Beloit Daily News Kent Eymann has been elected President of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association during the 159th annual convention.
A new weekend lifestyle and home show is set to air on WGN-AM (http://www.twitter.com/WGNRadioNews) called Let's Be Frank. You may hear host Frank Fontana ( http://www.twitter.com/FrankFontana) on Sundays at noon, CST.
The print version of Time Out Chicago (http://www.twitter.com/timeoutchicago) has ceased publication. The lifestyle magazine will continue publishing in an online-only format.
Milt Rosenberg will host an independent podcast featuring interviews with prominent authors, scholars, artists and political figures. Executive Producer Zack Christenson, who served as his Extension 720 Producer will join Rosenberg assuming the same role. For additional information go to http://www.miltrosenberg.com.
KUSA-TV, KARE-TV, & WBNS-TV win the 2013 Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. Read more here: http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/kare-wbns-kusa-win-cronkite-awards_b83092
Joy Behar of The View (http://theview.abc.go.com/) has five more months to enjoy being part of the cast as she says farewell to her Co-Hosts; she was among the first co-hosts when the series debuted. Behar has co-hosted the show for 16 seasons.
The publication Visions has been renamed Capital Magazine (http://acchamber.org/MediaCenter/visions.aspx). Capital Magazine is part of The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber. The magazine provides tools and advice to its members that will help promote success within their business.
Gray Television and CBS Television is to launch KNPL-TV as a CBS affiliate in North Platte, NE. Read more regarding the agreement here: http://www.cbscorporation.com/news-article.php?id=946
Peter King is a talented award-winning journalist, author, and household name for die-hard NFL fans all over the country. He joined Sports Illustrated in 1989 as a Staff Writer, recently celebrating his 20th anniversary with the magazine. King presently heads up the “Monday Morning Quarterback” column, a popular read for NFL insiders and fans. This month Sports Illustrated announced plans to not only extend his contract for three more years, but also unveiled a spinoff football-centric website. Though the site still remains nameless, it is set to debut this upcoming summer and King will serve as its Editor. Alongside the contract extension and new role, King will also be one of the highest paid journalists at Time Inc.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis sadly passed away this month. According to an article published by ABC, “He won his first Pulitzer Prize at the age of 28 for a series of articles in the Washington Daily News that were judged responsible for clearing a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy from McCarthy-era allegations that he was a security risk.” Lewis also served as an advocate for various liberal causes, dedicating his New York Times column to topics such as free speech and human rights. After a 32 year tenure with The Times Lewis penned his last column on December 15, 2001.
Earlier this year Nick Lemann announced he would be stepping down as Dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. This month Columbia President Lee Bollinger sent out a press release naming Steve Coll as Lemann’s replacement, effective July 1, 2013. Coll is the former Managing Editor of the Washington Post and currently serves as a Contributor for The New Yorker.
Proof that one can write at any age: Turn4RacingNews.Com (https://twitter.com/Turn4RacingNews) was started by 15-year-old aspiring journalist Jason Schultz (https://twitter.com/Nascar_Jason_). Contributing to the blog is 17-year-old Alanis King (https://twitter.com/alanis102495) who hopes to be a NASCAR TV reporter for the SPEED Channel. The site offers NASCAR news, race recaps and previews, interviews and more; the young writers can be reached at email@example.com.
Reporter David Catanese (https://twitter.com/DaveCatanese) recently opened up http://TheRun2016.com/ in preparation for the 2016 Presidential race. It highlights the primary candidates for the 2016 race and the current moves that are being made by said candidates. Catanese is a Political Reporter based in Washington D.C. who previously worked at POLITICO and NBC television affiliates. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBC affiliate KTUU-TV (https://twitter.com/Ch2KTUU) in Anchorage, AK is building a new studio in downtown Anchorage after 60 years as a station. “This is a major milestone for Channel 2,” President and General Manager Andy MacLeod said in a statement. “As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year, there is no better time to look toward the future. This 40,000-square-foot facility is an investment in Alaska, and it will give us the unparalleled ability to grow and develop content across all media platforms long into the future.” The facility will be only about a block and a half away from the station’s current studio and newsroom.http://articles.ktuu.com/2013-03-25/southeast-alaska-nbc-affiliates_38018725
Washington State University has announced plans to name a building at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication after former KOMO anchor Kathi Goertzen, who died last year from complications of brain tumors. Goertzen graduated from WSU in 1980 and joined KOMO later that year. The building will be known as the Kathi Goertzen Communication Addition and will become home to Murrow College’s nightly newscast, which Goertzen worked for while she was a student. “We recognize the unique perseverance, hard work and dedication that Kathi demonstrated throughout her professional career and in her personal life,” WSU president Elson S. Floyd said in a statement. “Kathi will forever be remembered as the truest of Cougs whose life is an inspiration to WSU’s alumni, friends and students for years to come.” http://www.komonews.com/news/local/WSU-to-name-building-in-honor-of-Kathi-Goertzen-199577941.html
The Orange County Register is adding a Washington, DC bureau which will be led by Cathy Taylor who is returning to the paper. Contact Taylor via email at email@example.com.
Entertainment publication Variety stops publishing daily and will now publish weekly on Tuesdays. The long standing celebrity publication has also decided to drop its website paywall.
Bodybuilding legend and publisher Joe Weider has passed away at age 93. Weider was publisher of Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Shape magazines. Weider also introduced Arnold Schwarzenegger to the world as a young weightlifter and created the Mr. Olympia, Ms. Olympia, Fitness Olympia and Figure Olympia contests.
Former radio host John Farahi was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling bogus securities on his radio show. Farahi was Host of Economy Today on KIRN-AM. http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/03/john_farahi_sentenced_investment_fraud.php
LGBT bi-weekly magazine Frontiers LA has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Co-Editor Aaron Drake resigns just one day before the filing.
Due to a decline in advertising, The Boston Phoenix ceased publication. Founded in 1966, the paper was known for its incisive political coverage and keen awareness of culture and music. Six months ago the paper attempted to change its look to a magazine format however, the advertising they desired didn’t manifest as they hoped. The Portland Phoenix (http://portland.thephoenix.com/) and The Providence Phoenix (http://providence.thephoenix.com/) which are both sister papers to The Boston Phoenix, will remain in publication.
Sales & mergers continue to headline the moves of rivals Telemundo and Univision. Telemundo has teamed up with Warner Music Latina, exposing Warner Music Latina to a broader audience and opens new marketing doors. Univision has sold KUKC-TV, WUMN-TV, WLZE, & WUVF to Media Vista Group.
BLOG & WEB NOTES:
The Huffington Post (New York, NY) -- Executive Health Editor Alana Elias Kornfield (https://twitter.com/AlanaEKornfeld) is no longer at the online publication. Meanwhile, Anjali Sareen (https://twitter.com/AnjaliSareen) has joined as Front Page Editor and Harry Bradford (Harry.firstname.lastname@example.org) was promoted from Assistant to Associate Business Editor. (https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost).
The Daily Beast (New York, NY) -- Jon Favreau, former Speech Writer for President Barak Obama, will be joining The Daily Beast (https://twitter.com/TheDailyBeast) as a a Columnist.
Buzzfeed (New York, NY) -- Reporter Peter Lauria (https://twitter.com/PeterLauria3) has been hired by BuzzFeed (https://twitter.com/BuzzFeed) to start its new business section.
ABCNews.com (New York, NY) -- The newest Health Editor at ABC News is Katie Moisse (katie.A.Moisse@abc.com); Eric Noe (email@example.com) is now a Managing Editor (https://ABCNews.com); and Andrew Springer (https://twitter.com/AspringNY) has started as a Senior Editor and Social Media Manager. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York Times (New York, NY) -- The New York Times (https://twitter.com/NYTimes) previewed its new website design this month. Here is a first look: http://www.nytimes.com/marketing/prototype/
The Daily Truffle (Internet) is a blog that includes trends & local news stories for Los Angeles residents. It is owned by LA native Caroline M. Roman (Caroline@dailytruffle.net) and can be found at https://www.TheDailyTruffle.com/.
Always A List (Internet) is run by "pop culture personality" Jawn Murray (https://twitter.com/JawnMurray) and features celebrity news. He can be reached at Jawn@AlwaysAlist.com and the blog url is https://AlwaysAList.com/.
ReadWrite.com (Internet) is losing Editor-in-Chief Dan Lyons (https://twitter.com/RealDanLyons) to marketing software company HubSpot (https://twitter.com/HubSpot).