Cision’s research department makes over 20,000 media updates to our influencer database each day! Here are the latest moves to keep your media lists up to date and on point. All CisionScoops reflect original reporting from the Media Research team; if you have a scoop, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CisionScoop: Meghan Bartels joined Newsweek as a science writer. She was a trending science and innovation writer at Mic this summer, and previously a freelance science journalist.
- CisionScoop: Justine Griffin will be the new health and medicine reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, beginning Sept.18. She is currently a retail reporter for the paper, and previously worked at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and South Florida Sun Sentinel.
- Gal Beckerman rejoined The New York Times as a preview editor for the books desk, overseeing nonfiction, graphic novels and comics, as well as video content. He was previously a staff editor for books at the paper.
- Mike Miller has been named the senior features editor for The Wall Street Journal, previously the deputy managing editor, as well as the page one editor for the paper. h/t Talking Biz News
- Cision Blog regrets to inform its readers that Sherryl Connelly of the New York Daily News has passed away, after serving as the longtime books writer. She was first hired in 1980, reviewing and writing about books, and spent decades as a features editor and reporter.
- Peter Bhatia has been named executive editor of the Detroit Free Press and will begin his role on Sept. 19. He was previously the editor for The Cincinnati Enquirer, and editor of The Oregonian before that.
- Andrea Coombes has joined NerdWallet as its newest investing reporter. She previously contributed to The Wall Street Journal as a freelance writer, and was a reporter for MarketWatch. h/t Talking Biz News
- Mike Caputa is no longer the news director at Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO-TV after holding the title since 2011. He has been replaced by Ann Ouellette, who will serve as the interim news director while remaining vice president and general manager.