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by Chris Roush
Slate has hired a new business and technology editor, a spokeswoman confirmed Monday to Talking Biz News.
Jessica Winter, formerly a senior editor at Time, will be joining Slate on June 10. She’ll work from Slate’s New York office.
Winter has long been a contributor to Slate, writing about film, culture, her own identity theft and other subjects. She’s a frequent contributor to Bookforum and her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Guardian and many other publications.
She joined Time in March 2011 after three years as a senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine.
Winter holds a B.A. from Yale and an M.A. from University College London.
Slate is an online magazine that is owned by The Washington Post Co., and does not charge for access. It is supported by advertising revenues.
by Chris Roush
Charles Glasser, who began as a reporter and more recently was at Bloomberg News as one of its lead trainers and an in-house lawyer, is leaving the news organization.
In an email to his colleagues Monday morning, Glasser wrote:
Dear Friends: After 12 remarkable years I am leaving Bloomberg News. I’ve been honored to help play a part in building the finest news organization in the world. But alas and alack, being on call 24 hours a day defending reporters around the world, encouraging smarter and clearer journalism, fighting to tell the truth, breaking open secrets that governments and companies prefer to keep secret does take its toll, and it’s time for me for pay more attention to myself. I have no long-term plans at the moment, but wanted to thank all the Bloomberg team for their love and support.
Glasser started as a reporter in his teens and ended up reporting in Nicaragua, El Salvador, England and Spain. Most recently, he traveled the world training reporters and editors of Bloomberg News how to responsibly exercise freedom of speech. In his book, the International Libel and Privacy Handbook, Glasser attempts to demystify the world’s libel laws in an era when all media is global.
Before joining Bloomberg, he represented a wide range of broadcasters, magazines, and newspaper publishers. A former daily newspaper and wire-service journalist, he has litigated many of the issues covered in the International Libel and Privacy Handbook. Glasser has published numerous articles on press law and free speech rights and is admitted to several trial and appellate courts in the United States.
by Chris Roush
Aaron Rutkoff, who runs the WSJ “Metropolis” blog and edits stories for the Greater New York section, is headed to Bloomberg Businessweek, a magazine spokeswoman confirmed to Talking Biz News on Friday morning.
He will be working on the magazine’s website operation. Longtime Businessweek.com editor Dan Beucke, who for the last several years worked on the website, left the magazine in March to become deputy business editor of the Orange County Register.
Rutkoff previously edited WSJ.com’s homepage, covered political advertising during the 2008 presidential election and wrote a column about Internet culture. He was a reporter and editor for the Queens Tribune before joining The Journal.
Rutkoff, who joined the Journal in 2005, was born in Highland Park, Ill., and attended Wesleyan University.
by Chris Roush
CNBC.com vice president and executive editor Xana Antunes sent out the following staff hire on Thursday:
I wanted to let you know that Dan Mangan will be joining Jeff Nash’s team as Enterprise Reporter. He will come aboard on Monday, May 20.
Dan is the definition of a real-time reporter, helming the New York Post’s rewrite desk to coordinate dispatches from reporters in multiple locations while manning the phones to do his own reporting and banging out the pitch perfect lead of the day. From front page exclusives (including A-Rod cheating with a stripper) to impressive exposes (one of which prompted a multi-million settlement with the Justice Department), Dan has risen to each new journalistic challenge and proved his formidable reporting chops.
He offered up extensive coverage of 9/11, the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and Martha Stewart criminal case to name but a few. Now Dan’s trading in his coverage of sex, scandal and crime to join CNBC Digital and turn his enterprise reporting mojo on the business world, specifically sex, scandal and crime … no wait, health care (among other topics).
Prior to his nearly 13-year run at the Post, Dan worked at the Stamford Advocate and the Fairfield County Business Journal. He lives in Washington Heights and is looking forward to biking to work! (Not to be shown up, Upper West Sider Tom Lowry is also threatening to dust off his bicycle.)
Dan will be a fine addition to Jeff’s growing Enterprise team and our digital operations. Please offer him a warm welcome.
by Chris Roush
Business Lexington editor Tom Martin was laid off Tuesday as part of a “strategy change” at the weekly newspaper.
Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes, “Martin, 63, said he couldn’t say much about the matter because of a confidentiality agreement. He did say, ‘Macroeconomics finally came to visit a small independent publication, and it just became difficult to sustain under those conditions. I am deeply sorry I am not going to be able to continue in this role because I absolutely, since coming back from New York in 1995, have fallen in love with this town, and I never intend to leave it again.’
“Creacy said Martin was let go because he didn’t fit into new plans for Business Lexington.
“‘We’re doing great,’ Creacy said Tuesday morning. ‘We just need to adapt what we’re doing.
“‘I’m not able to talk about the details or our plans or what’s next, but I will, when we’re ready. It’s something we’ve been working on.’
“Creacy said the changes are specific to the business newspaper, and he does not expect other personnel changes at its parent company, Smiley Pete Publishing group, which also produces the Chevy Chaser, The Southsider and the entertainment website Tadoo.com.”
by Chris Roush
Tom Hudson, who had been co-anchor of “Nightly Business Report” until it was acquired earlier this year by CNBC, has gotten a job as a special correspondent for WLRN in Miami producing and hosting a series of programs on key economic issues for South Florida.
The six, one-hour programs will air in May and June and be called “The Sunshine Economy.” Along with veteran Time Latin America correspondent Tim Padgett, the first program on May 6 will examine the changing relationship between the U.S. and Latin America.
Other shows will examine health care, tourism, real estate, the business of hurricanes, and the future of start-ups in South Florida.
“The last time I was on FM radio the job market was weak, the U.S. economy was being buffeted by emerging markets and a health care debate was raging,” said Hudson in an email to Talking Biz News. “Some things haven’t changed since 1993.”
Hudson became the co-anchor of Miami-based “Nightly Business Report” on PBS stations in early January 2010, replacing Paul Kangas, who had been an anchor on the show for its first 30 years.
Hudson came from the Midwest. He previously was at Chicago-based “First Business,” where Hudson played a leading role in steering the show’s editorial direction both on-air and online. Previously, Hudson was an anchor for WebFN.com, a news anchor at WMAQ Radio in Chicago, and news director at the Quad Cities Radio Group in Davenport, Iowa.
by Chris Roush
Wall Street Journal managing editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement on Tuesday afternoon:
I’m delighted to announce that Jennifer Forsyth is appointed US Editor. In this newly enhanced role, the latest step in our reorganization and integration process, Jennifer will lead the combined U.S. reporting and editing teams of the Journal and Newswires as we continue to broaden our coverage of general U.S. news across all platforms, in areas including economics, politics, education and other topics.
As the Journal has demonstrated in the last five years, and particularly in the last 20 months under Jennifer’s leadership, we are a serious player in big national news in a way that can drive events and satisfy the high demands of our readers for straight information and analysis. In the last two weeks alone, the Journal showed its leadership and prowess on a range of big stories from the Boston attacks to the Texas plant explosion, the gun legislation and its national ripples to the bizarre ricin case. Integration and restructuring will allow Jen to build on all that we’ve accomplished in chronicling the big news and trends that shape the nation, especially by enhancing our real-time coverage.
Jennifer is well-suited to lead us in this arena, with a long track record of news reporting and investigative work. In her time on the national desk, she has been central to big stories including Hurricane Sandy and last year’s election coverage. In her previous job as Dallas bureau chief, she led our unrivaled investigative coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Since arriving here, Jennifer also has served as law bureau chief and a real estate editor and reporter. Prior to joining the Journal she worked in papers in Shreveport, La. and Plattsburgh., N.Y. and at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Please join me in congratulating Jennifer on this important new role.
by Chris Roush
Merrill Knox of TVNewser is reporting that Bloomberg Television has cut some of its staff.
Knox writes, “Bloomberg Television has eliminated less than five positions in its New York bureau. In a statement to TVNewser, a Bloomberg spokesperson said the network has ‘reassigned some production roles as we continue to expand our digital video operation.’
“The network’s transition to digital began last year. The positions eliminated this morning, some of which were held by camera operators, will not affect the company’s net head count. The layoffs will be offset by plans to hire up to five digital video producers.”
Read more here.
by Chris Roush
Washington deputy bureau chief David Lindsey of Reuters sent out the following staff promotion on Tuesday:
We’re pleased to announce that Andy Sullivan, a star of our campaign coverage last year, will be our lead reporter on our new Money & Politics team, a venture that will cover the intersection of, yes, money and politics in Washington.
Andy has built a reputation for delivering smart, insightful stories on financial and political issues. As a reporter he is an excellent digger, and as a writer he is a gifted storyteller, crafting people-driven narratives to explain complex storylines. Last year, Andy’s Special Report on what happened after Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital took over a Kansas City steel plant was one of the most-cited pieces anyone produced during the presidential campaign.
Andy also has covered the 2011 budget wars in Congress, the 2008 presidential elections, and stories ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the Scooter Libby trial. He was a Loeb Award finalist for coverage of the then-nascent subprime housing crisis in 2007.
Andy is a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and holds degrees from Macalester College and Northwestern University. He lives in Silver Spring with his wife, Meg, and daughters Ingrid and Claire. Years ago, Andy was an aspiring rock star until the van broke down and the record label went out of business. Today he scratches that itch with his band, Dirty Bomb.
The new Money & Politics team will examine how advocates and influencers shape policy in Washington and beyond. We’ll look at campaign fundraising and spending by parties, “Super PACs” and advocacy groups. We also aim to shed light on lobbying by corporate interests, trade groups, unions and advocacy groups.
We’ll be adding to the M&P team in the next several weeks, and we intend to tap the expertise of other reporters – in Washington and beyond – to help us tell the story of those who shape U.S. politics and policies.
For now, please join us in congratulating Andy on his new post.
by Chris Roush
Bloomberg Television announced Tuesday that business and marketing executive Jeffrey Hayzlett will join the network as contributing editor.
Hayzlett will bolster Bloomberg Television’s coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets. Hayzlett will appear regularly across the network to offer an insider’s perspective on corporate marketing, branding and social media management strategies.
“I’m thrilled to join Bloomberg Television, the leading global business network,” said Hayzlett in a statement. “I look forward to providing the network’s audience with practical insight based on my experience.”
As CEO of The Hayzlett Group and TallGrass Public Relations, Hayzlett provides strategic marketing and public relations consulting to high-growth companies. He is also a well-traveled public speaker, motivating audiences at events and conferences worldwide.
He is the author of the bestselling books “The Mirror Test” and “Running the Gauntlet” and a seasoned innovative entrepreneur.