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Odds & Ends & Media Moves

An eagle-eyed subscriber alerted us to TechGround, a phony tech news site likely produced with ChatGPT. If you have any info about this clever canard, please share… Rosie Bradbury is now a financial news writer with PitchBook, covering VCs and startups… Anna Tong is now an SF-based Reuters correspondent covering AI and the metaverse… Haleluya Hadero now covers “retail & tech” for the AP… Krystal Hur has joined CNN to cover markets… Former AP and CNN reporter Rachel Metz starts next month covering AI for Bloomberg. Rachel will be joining Aisha Counts, now at Bloomberg covering social media… Another former Protocol reporter, Kate Kaye, is now deputy director of the World Privacy Forum… Wired’s Will Knight now writes the publication’s Fast Forward newsletter… Brendan Bordelon now covers tech lobbying and influence for Politico… Anissa Gardizy left the Boston Globe to join The Information to cover AWS and other cloud providers… Grace Donnelly left Morning Brew to write for the Climate Tech VC platform… Nina Trentmann left WSJ CFO Journal to oversee corporate finance coverage at Bloomberg… Shelly Banjo is now Bloomberg’s managing editor of global business.

There’s a lot of editors-coaching-editors going on these days. Jessica C. Davis is now editorial director of ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, overseeing the edit teams and “driving audience growth and engagement…” Meanwhile, the WSJ is seeking an “SEO editor” to “help bureaus and journalists reach more readers and expose them to our outstanding journalism”… Madhumita Murgia is the FT’s first AI editor; she will “help provide expertise to reporters…who increasingly encounter stories about how AI is upending various industries”… and Emma Grazado last month became the Washington Post’s first social media coach, assigned to “provide group and individual training on best practices for building trust, affinity and habit” among WaPo reporters.


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