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The Deadline: August 3 2022

By Rebecca Epps

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Industry News

Fortune Well Officially Launches

Fortune officially debuted its wellness and lifestyle vertical for business leaders in partnership with CVS Health called Fortune Well. The vertical will be a multimedia type platform with infographics, videos, articles and more. It will be led by Jennifer Fields, who previously was the executive editor of wellness and lifestyle at POPSUGAR.

Industry Drive Sells to U.K.-based Events Firms for $525 million

Industry Dive, a business media company known for its industry-specific verticals, was acquired by Informa, a publicly traded events and publishing company. The new deal values Industry Dive at $389 million.

Greek Broadcasting Group Looking to Buy Vice Media

Greek broadcasting group, Antenna, is looking to acquire Vice Media. The two companies have a long-standing business relationship as Antenna was an early investor in Vice and teamed up with the brand to start Vice World News.

Bloomberg Media Makes Moves to Expand Globally

Bloomberg announced plans to expand global localized coverage and is looking at Germany, France, Japan and Malaysia to begin with. According to Axios, the goal is to increase commercial opportunities “where Bloomberg Media already has an existing footprint by creating customized versions of existing products, and some news ones, tailored to each region.”

Career Moves

Warner Bros Discovery Announces New Communications Leadership Team

After merging in April, Warner Bros Discovery announced its restructuring of its communication team where Nathanial Brown will lead as the chief corporate communications officer. Brown appointed former Fox comms executive, Megan Klein, to lead corporate communications and former Disney comms executive, Laura Watson, to lead executive communications.

Protocol Editor-in-Chief Departs

Editor-in-Chief, Tim Grieve, is leaving his role at Protocol at the end of this month. Grieve has worked at Protocol for nearly three years and has held the role of Editor-in-Chief since January 2022. It is not stated what his next career move will be.

The Intercept’s Top Editor Becomes Head Editor of The Guardian’s U.S. Newsroom

Editor-in-Chief at Intercept, Betsy Reed, is now the head editor of The Guardian’s U.S. newsroom. At Intercept, Reed oversaw investigative journalism that won several awards including a Pulitzer Prize finalist and the National Magazine Awards.

Refinery 29 Editor-in-Chief Steps Down

Editor-in-Chief of Refinery 29, Simone Oliver, announced she will be stepping down from her position. It is not stated where Oliver will be working at next or who will take her position. Prior to Refinery 29, Oliver worked at Facebook and Allure and spent 12 years at The New York Times.

Amber Burton Leaves Protocol for Fortune

Former Protocol tech workplace reporter, Amber Burton, is now a reporter at Fortune where she will launch a new newsletter called Chief Human Resources Officer Daily.

NPR Hires First Climate and Corporations Correspondent

Michael Copley, formerly a senior energy reporter at S&P, will become NPR’s first climate and corporations correspondent to report on the role corporations play in climate change.

Publication Spotlight

The New York Times Revamps Sunday Review into the Sunday Opinion

The New York Times is giving it’s Sunday newspaper a makeover. The previous Sunday Review will now be called the Sunday Opinion. The revamp is created with the goal of creating a section for ideas and conversation, where people from all backgrounds can see themselves purposefully represented. Key elements of Sunday Review include:

  • America in Focus – Editors ask groups of Americans to share their ideas on life, society, politics and more.
  • First Person – A section and podcast that goes beyond broad trends and demographics to explore how people’s vision and ideas are shaped by their individual experiences.
  • Witness – Portraits of people whose lives have intersected with national events.
  • Footnotes – Recommendations of things to read, listen to and to watch that provide context for the news of the week.

The Sunday Opinion will still be run by Sunday Review columnists Maureen Dowd, Ross Douthat and Jamelle Bouie, along with a fourth columnist who will be named later this summer.

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