Media Moves at The Washington Post & The Verge, HousingWire Announces Three Promotions

April 14, 2020 Emina Cepalovic
Rachel Lerman has joined The Washington Post as a breaking news technology reporter based in San Francisco. She joins from The Associated Press where she served as a technology reporter covering Google. Before that Lerman was a technology reporter for the Seattle Times  and the Puget Sound Business Journal.
 
The Verge has welcomed Sarah Jeong back as contributing writer. In her role Jeong will write a regular column about legal issues on social media platforms. She was a senior writer for The Verge before she left to join The New York Times editorial board in 2018.
 
HousingWire Magazine, the source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets, has announced three promotions:
  • Sarah Wheeler has been promoted to editor in chief. She joined the staff in 2013 as content editor and worked her way up to managing editor in 2015. Before joining HousingWire, Wheeler served as a copy editor for RAPP.
  • Brena Nath is now managing editor of HW+. She began as a reporter for HousingWire in 2013 and and has also served as digital reporter and community editor.
  • Kelsey Ramirez has been named editor. She most recently served as a managing editor for the magazine for four years. Before joining HousingWire, Ramirez was a freelance writer and a reporter for The Shorthorn UTA student newspaper.
WCPO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio,  has hired Albert Stichka as an executive producer and content manager. Most recently, Stichka served as an executive producer for WTVR-TV, the Scripps station in Richmond, Virginia. In addition he has held posts at Media General in Charleston, South Carolina, as an executive producer for three years.
 
CJ Hoyt has joined Newstar stations WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana, as news director. Hoyt joins from WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he served as news director since 2017. Before that, he was a news director for WZDX-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, for about a year.
 
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Event: APME Foundation’s NewsTrain digital-skills workshop in Rochester, N.Y.: Train in data, video, social, mobile, podcasting and more.
When: Sept. 25-26, 2020
For the early-bird rate of $75, registrants get two full days of digital training at APME Foundation’s NewsTrain workshop at the RIT Inn & Conference Center in Henrietta, New York. Skills taught include: Developing a data mindset; shooting and editing smarter video; using social media as powerful reporting tools; maximizing Instagram Stories to build your brand and reach new audiences; storytelling on small screens; podcast ideas; following demographic "fault lines" and the power of listening to community organizers. Attendees regularly rate NewsTrain’s training as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and effective. Register and learn more about the Rochester NewsTrain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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