Mar 12, 2018 / in Media Blog / by Cision Media Research

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 

CisionScoop: Bio/Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Report has announced that Jim Miller has retired as the publisher and editor. He also served as president of PharmaSource. Dr. Peter J. Shapiro is the director of product and platform integration at GlobalData and  is serving as the publisher and editor for PharmSource products.

CisionScoopDr. Lisa Belisle has been named editor in chief for Maine Media Collective, and will oversee editorial content for the Old Port, Maine and Maine Home & Design publications. She takes over Rebecca Falzano, who had held a number of editorial roles at Maine Media Collective since joining the outlet in 2009 as an associate editor.

The New York Times has appointed Patrick Healy as politics editor. Healy was most recently the deputy culture editor for the newspaper, and previous served as a national politics correspondent and theater reporter.

Jyoti Thottam is also joining the NYTimes as business and economics editor for the op-ed desk. She is a former online news editor for Al-Jazeera America.

Doree Shafrir has left BuzzFeed to pursue personal projects. Shafrir was based at the Los Angeles bureau, serving as a senior culture writer and had been executive editor overseeing culture. Prior to joining BuzzFeed, she worked at Rolling Stone, The New York Observer and Gawker.

NBC Online has named Todd Johnson as the editorial manager overseeing NBCBLK, a section of NBC News covering African-American identity, news, culture and politics. Johnson was the former managing editor for

Caitlin Medearis has left WNBJ-TV. She joined the NBC affiliate in Jackson, Tennessee in Aug. 2017 and served as a multimedia reporter.

KYTX-TV welcomes Hannah Treece as its newest reporter and multimedia journalist. Treece joins the CBS affiliate in Tyler, Texas after serving as a news intern at WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.

Penske Media Corp has purchased SheKnows Media, which includes SheKnows, StylecasterBlogHer and HelloFlo titles. Penske Media also owns WWD and is a majority stake owner of Rolling Stone magazine.

The Last Word on Hockey has brought in Michael Mohorovich as a contributing writer. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Mohorovich will be covering Canadian hockey for the blog.


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