In recent weeks, we see the continued trend of shrinking newsrooms. Notable publications like the LA Times and Barron’s lost key members of their staffs for unannounced reasons, and a handful of outlets are paring down their reporting staff and instead relying more heavily on editors to develop content. This type of downsizing is not new to the media industry, but it does continue to stress the importance of sending highly targeted, relevant pitches to reporters as their time is more valuable than ever.
Barron’s: Katherine Bell takes over as Editor-in-Chief, replacing Edward Finn.
Buzzfeed: Elizabeth Pears is promoted to News Editor.
Cosmopolitan: Ashley Oerman is named Wellness Editor.
Forbes: Biz Carson is appointed to Technology Reporter.
Gizmodo: Sam Rutherford and Melanie Ehrenkranz take over as Senior Reporters to focus on consumer tech.
Los Angeles Times: Following newsroom buyouts, Bob Sipchen and Michelle Maltais have left.
Men’s Journal: Greg Emmanuel is promoted to Chief Content Officer, replacing Mark Healy who has since left.
Mergermarker: Dayna Fields joins the staff as a Senior Reporter.
Motherboard: Nicholas Deleon departs, but has not yet announced where he’s heading.
Reuters: Jean Yoon is named Executive Editor of Editorial Strategy.
San Francisco Chronicle: David Perlman plans to retire in August.
SELF: Casey Gueren is named the new Health Director.
Vanity Fair: Gabriel Sherman takes over as a Special Correspondent.
WIRED: Scott Thurm joins as Business Editor