Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of May 8
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The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL): The Tampa Bay Times purchased the Tribune and transferred all of its subscribers to the Times on Wednesday of last week. Over 100 layoffs at the Tribune were expected after the purchase.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Ex-National Geographic Digital News Director Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) signs on next week as the new National Health, Environment & Science Editor. Former Foreign News Digital Editor Swati G. Sharma (@swatigauri) has been promoted to Deputy Editor/General News at @washingtonpost, and a White House ReporterSteven Mufson (@StevenMufson) energizes the Post as its new Energy & Infrastructure Reporter.
Vice – HBO Network (New York, NY): Madeleine Haeringer (@madhaeringer) has been named Executive Producer of the @VICE nightly news program on HBO. She was previously Executive Producer for News Coverage at MSNBC.
Tech Insider (New York, NY): Alyson Shontell (@ajs) has been named Executive Editor of @techinsider. She most recently served as a Deputy Editor for Business Insider.
Business Insider (New York, NY): Matt Rosoff (@MattRosoff), Mo Hadi (@hadimo), Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) and Sara Silverstein (@ichartny) have been promoted to Executive Editor at @businessinsider. Rosoff will be covering global technology, science and entertainment. Hadi will be leading coverage for global markets, finance, retain, transportation and general business. LoGiurato will be covering news, politics, military, sports and front-page teams. Silverstein will be overlooking strategy, lists and BI Video.
Quartz (New York, NY): Global News Editor Heather Landy (@HeatherLandy) was promoted to Managing Editor at @qz. Editor of New Initiatives Xana Antunes (@Xantunesx) has been promoted to Executive Editor. Senior Editor Gideon Lichfield (@Glichfield) will make the shift to London to lead Quartz’s Europe coverage starting in August.
TechCrunch (San Francisco, CA): Kate Conger (@Kateconger) joins @Techcrunch as a Staff Writer covering online security. She was previously a Managing Editor at Ratter. Haje Jan Kamps (@Haje) joins on as a Contributing Writer covering tech start-ups. He is currently a Chairman at Triggertrap. And Devin Coldewey rejoins as a Staff Writer and a Photographer. He will review gadgets, cover technology and research robots.
Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Nick Maslow (@nickmaslow) has joined @EW as Digital News Editor covering television. He was formerly a Staff Writer at People.com. Former Time Digital Culture Editor Nolan Feeney (@NolanFeeney) has been named a Staff Writer focusing on music. And The Seven Sees‘ Managing Editor Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall) has joined the Los Angeles Bureau as Digital Staff Editor.