Media on the Move: Week of July 17

By Matter

As reporter shakeups continue, we also are starting to see a trend in publications streamlining their areas of focus. Likely due to smaller editorial staffs, major outlets are paring down their lists of series, columns and blogs and are instead focusing largely on breaking news and company stories.

Here’s a look at what media moves were made recently:

Bloomberg News: Sarah Kopit is promoted to managing editor of breaking news. Stephanie Flanders will lead the Bloomberg Economics team.

Business Insider: Tanya Dua joins the staff as an advertising reporter following her time at Digiday.

BuzzFeed: Tom Gara takes over as editor of the new opinion section.

CIO: Given the recent layoffs at IDG, CIO is changing it’s editorial strategy to focus on the CIO and how they can best do their jobs. They will no longer publish the Career Roadmap series.

Cooking Light: Editor-in-chief, Hunter Lewis, leaves to lead the Food & Wine staff.

CNNMoney: Following her time at The Washington Post, Julia Carpenter joins the team as a gender and money reporter.

ELLE: Whitney Robinson takes over as decor editor. Michael Boodro leaves the publication.

Glamour: Ana Colon is promoted to Digital Fashion Editor.

The New Yorker: Jessica Winter takes over as online executive editor.

PopSugar: Chelsea Hassler takes over as senior editor for news and culture.

Sports Illustrated: SI Eats, a digital channel covering the intersection of food and sports is now available.

The Verge: James Vincent takes on a new beat, covering AI and machine learning. Natt Garun is promoted to technology editor.

Wall Street Journal: The publication has eliminated a number of their blogs including “Speakeasy,” “Off Duty Daily,” “The Daily Fix,” “Dispatch,” and “Numbers.”

The Washington Post: Alex Horton takes over as general assignment editor.