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Update your media list:
- Susan Kaplow will join Apartment Therapy Media as the new Chief Content Officer, overseeing content strategy for the brand’s sites (Apartment Therapy and Kitchn), after serving in the same role at SheKnows Media. via Adweek
- The Associated Press named three new Washington Deputy Bureau Chiefs — J. David Ake, Kathleen Hennessey and Elizabeth Kennedy — along with promoting Noreen Gillespie to Deputy Managing Editor of U.S. news and Sarah Nordgren to Deputy Managing Editor of the sports, business news, entertainment and lifestyles sections. via Adweek and FOLIO:
- Katherine Bell will join Barron’s Magazine as the new Editor in Chief and will be responsible for the publication’s digital overhaul after serving as editor of HBR.org. via Adweek
- Izabella Zaydenberg joined Revelist as a contributing writer. She covers women’s interests, fashion and beauty, with an emphasis on body positivity. via Cision
- Choire Sicha will join The New York Times as the next Styles Section Editor after serving as the Executive Director for Partner Development at Vox and Co-Founder/Editor of The Awl. via Adweek
- Gizmodo Media Group named Susie Banikarim as its new Editorial Director, where she will oversee Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jezebel, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Splinter and The Root. via FOLIO:
- Vicky Ward joined HuffPost as an Editor-at-Large after serving in the same role at Town & Country. via FOLIO:
A look across the storytelling landscape:
- For those still distraught about Ann Curry’s abrupt exit from NBC’s TODAY in 2012, she will host a new PBS series, “We’ll Meet Again,” where people will be reunited after being affected by real-life events like World War II, 9/11, and the 1960s civil rights era. Now let’s keep an eye out for details on a fellow TODAY alum’s new talk show!
- Everyone wants to save a dollar, and Men’s Health is doing just that after creating a social video studio in their office where on-air talent can be a “one-man band” instead of requiring a venue, video team and secured talent. They’ve started with fitness videos and will soon expand into cooking, style and celebrities.
- If you’re still hoping to create your own podcast, NPR shared its top lessons on how to curate an audio story that “hold people’s ears.”
- Remember when getting the news of the day wasn’t as easy as clicking subscribe on a newsletter? theSkimm does! Tess Koman at Cosmopolitan sat down with the founders to discuss their growth after five years, and of course, haters and imitators.
- Speaking of newsletters, The New York Times’ ‘Game of Thrones’ newsletter has over 60,000 subscribers – proving that limited-time pop up newsletters can be very successful. Let’s hope that a TGIT newsletter is on the horizon for us Shondaland fans.