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Media Moves: The Scoop in Journalism


by Savannah Duncan

As former journalists, we still love to get —and share— the latest newsroom scoop. In Media Moves, we highlight the latest happenings in journalism and media.

John Bachman, formerly of WSB-TV, is making his way to Jacksonville, Florida.

#1 Bachman Leaves Atlanta. Former WSB-TV reporter John Bachman recently had his last night on the air in Atlanta. Bachman is now a lead anchor in Jacksonville, Florida, for CBS/Fox Action News operations WTEV and WAWS. He was a friend of The Wilbert Group and he is already greatly missed. In this case, Atlanta’s loss is Jacksonville’s gain.

#2 Story Time. The Washington Post has launched Storyline, a new online section coving policy topics through articles, videos and charts. “We are going to tell stories with people, with characters, with human drama, in a way that other policy sites don’t do very often,” said Jim Tankersley, Storyline editor.

#3 Tampa Bay to WSJ. Becky Bowers is joining The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics Blog, which focuses on economic insight and analysis, as editor on Sept. 2. She was previously Digital Operations Manager for the Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact.

#4 A Casual Observer. Observer Capital has acquired B-to-B publisher SourceMedia for an undisclosed sum. The company is home to publications serving the financial and healthcare markets, including American Banker, The Bond Buyer and Accounting Today.

#5 New York State of Mind. Lauren Kern, former New York Times Magazine deputy editor, has re-joined New York magazine as executive editor. Kern left New York magazine in 2010 to join the New York Times Magazine.