Media Moves at W Magazine & WSJ, CNET Shuts Down Quarterly Publication
Jarrard Cole has been promoted to deputy head of audio for The Wall Street Journal and executive producer of The Journal podcast. Most recently he served as video content director at the paper and has been on staff since 2010. Since then, Cole has helped shape many of the paper’s most prominent video projects, including the video team’s recent contribution to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Trump’s hush-money payments. Prior to The Journal, he was the director of news at ReeseNews at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
W magazine has been sold to Future Media Group, which owns Surface magazine. The publication has been under the Conde Nast umbrella since 1999. With that, come the following staff changes:
· Longtime editor Stefano Tonchi will exit the title after almost a decade at the helm of W. Tonchi is also the founder and first editor of The New York Times Style Magazine.
· Style director Sara Moonves has been promoted to editor in chief, W’s first female editor in chief. Formerly at Vogue and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Moonves has worked at W magazine since 2017 as style director.
· Some of W’s current staff will transfer to Future Media Group, where some editorial titles will be shared between Surface, W, and Watch Journal.
The Washington Post has added two reporters to the national desk’s political enterprise and investigations team:
· Robert Samuels shifts to political enterprise reporting and will contribute to the expanding coverage of The Post’s 2020 campaign. He joined the national desk in 2015 and since has reported on the ground-level impact of policies. Before that, he spent five years in Metro. Samuels joined The Post in 2011 after four years at the Miami Herald.
· Elise Viebeck has joined the team as politics reporter after spending the last four years as a national writer. She joined The Post in 2015 and is also a member of the original PowerPost staff and was The Daily 202's first reporter-researcher.
Angie Goff will join WTTG-TV, the Fox station in Washington, D.C., as an anchor on July 8. She will co-anchor the “5 at 4 p.m.” weekday newscast with Blake McCoy and serve as a co-host of “Like It Or Not,” weeknights at 7 p.m. In addition, she will contribute to various station newscasts and projects on all platforms. Most recently, Goff served as a weekend morning anchor and reporter for WRC NBC Washington DC, where she also contributed to NBC’s “Today” and filled in as a host for “Early Today” and MSNBC. Prior to that, she was a multi-media journalist at WUSA in Washington.
Online tech publisher CNET is shutting down its eponymous print magazine after less than five years. The organization informed employees of the closure of CNET Magazine earlier this month. The last issue of the magazine was its summer issue, which CNET already sent out to subscribers.
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