Media on the Move: Week of November 13

By Matter

In the midst of recent media moves, newsrooms are still shrinking, and journalists at both local and national publications are being laid off. One possible solution media are turning to: unionizing. Results have been mixed. Recommended read: Hamilton Nolan, a senior writer at Splinter, penned an op-ed for The New York Times that discusses the union movement in the media.

The Atlantic: Erik Malinowski joins as a sports editor.

Condé Nast: This year the publisher announced that it is reorganizing its business. Among employees leaving as a result, two veterans are stepping down: Lisa Hughes, who ran The New Yorker, and Giulio Capua, head of Architectural Digest. Condé also announced the end of Teen Vogue in print (which probably didn’t faze today’s digital natives). Other publications will reduce their frequency: GQ, Glamour, Allure and Architectural Digest will go from 12 issues to 11; Bon Appétit will go from 11 issues to 10; W and Condé Nast Traveler will go from 10 issues to eight.

The Daily Beast: Taylor Lorenz will join as a tech reporter and move to be based San Francisco. She’ll stay in NYC through the holidays.

Denverite: This small, all-things-Denver publication laid off three employees: Megan Arellano, Christian Clark and Stephanie Snyder (Stephanie has since joined SideCar PR in Denver). In a tweet addressing the layoffs, Denverite said, “Journalism is a tough industry.”

Fortune: Tech reporter Barb Darrow left the publication.

Gothamist, DNAinfo: Owner Joe Ricketts has shut down both publications, following a (short) celebrated victory by their reporters and editors after a vote to unionize.

The Information: Aaron Tilley joins as tech reporter, leaving Forbes.

The Los Angeles Times: Newsroom employees are rallying to form a union, calling for improved working conditions, higher pay, more generous benefits and protections for staff members against “unilateral change by parent company, Tronc.”

NPR: News editor Michael Oreskes stepped down after allegations of harassment.

Vox: Jane Coaston joins the team as senior politics reporter.

Washington Post: Josh Dawsey joins as a White House reporter.