We continue to see major shakeups going on across the media, but specifically among business press. This past week was marked by significant layoffs at both Huffington Post and Time Inc. These announcements come just weeks after IDG reported a total overhaul following its acquisition, and we do not expect the trend to stop here. Keep an eye out for a continually changing media landscape in the weeks to come.
Notable journalist and media industry moves
Boston Globe: Curt Woodward takes a new job at the Globe and is no longer covering tech or venture capital as a reporter. His new role is not yet confirmed.
Business Insider: Frank Chaparro takes over as the finance reporter.
BuzzFeed: Zahra Hirji starts as the energy and climate reporter.
CNBC: Lora Kolodny joins the CNBC digital staff to start reporting on tech and venture capital.
Fortune: Brian O’Keefe is promoted to deputy editor. Kristen Bellstrom to deputy digital editor. Nick Varchaver shifts from assistant managing editor to investigations editor. Matt Heimer takes over as features editor. Leigh Gallagher moves from managing editor to senior editor-at-large. Anne VanderMey moves from associate editor to senior editor.
Huffington Post: The HuffPost news room braces for significant layoffs. While it’s unclear how many newsroom jobs might be affected, Verizon, which owns HuffPost’s owner AOL, is preparing to make broader cuts at the company in the wake of Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo.
MIT Tech Review: Tom Simonite departs and moves to WIRED to cover AI/machine learning.
The New York Times: Kevin Roose, formerly the VP of editorial Fusion, joins the staff as business columnist.
Time Inc: 300 reporters have been laid off from the company.
WIRED: Vera Titunik takes over as features editor.