Ben German has joined National Journal as an energy reporter. He previously served as a staff writer for The Hill since November 2009. Before that, he was a senior reporter at GreenWire. Become a fan of National Journal on Facebook to get insight on the latest political news, with comments from the Facebook community.
The Information is a new online magazine covering all things technology and industry related. Topics include digital media, mobile communications and applications, social network sites, biotechnology, operating systems, Web portals, search engines and more. Contributors include journalists previously from The Wall Street Journal and Fortune. Jessica Lessin is the founder and serves as editor in chief. Find more info on Information by "Liking" on Facebook.
Smart Computing has ceased publishing. The magazine was created in 1990 and designed to teach people the fundamentals of personal computing while keeping them informed about new computer techniques and products. Articles were written for a non-technical user audience. The publication included troubleshooting, advice on upgrading systems and hardware and software reviews, complete with buying suggestions and featured tutorial activities.
Game over. Editor in chief Mark Burnham has departed GameFront. He was named to the position in January 2013 after two years as managing editor. Burnham is replaced by Ron Whitaker, who has been promoted from senior editor. GameFront offers even more video game news, reviews and walkthroughs on YouTube.
Unfortunately, layoffs are hitting Bloomberg News. Departing journalists include Rich Jaroslovsky, technology columnist; Elliot Blair Smith, special projects reporter; Chris Burritt, regional news reporter for Greensboro, N.C.; Laurie Muchnick, book reviews editor; Bill Koenig, deputy team leader for U.S. transportation; Charles Babcock, enterprise editor; Ann Hughey, co-editor for the government team; Leslie Hoffecker, editor for the government team; Curtis Eichelberger, sports and sports business reporter; Jeremy Gerard, culture editor and chief drama critic; and Jeff Burke, U.S. team leader for Muse, covering culture and arts. Look for Bloomberg News on Twitter.
Wailin Wong is leaving her post as consumer technology reporter at the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 22. She joined the Tribune in November 2007 as a business reporter, and most recently covered mobile phones, gadgets, social media and digital culture. In the interim, all technology pitches can be sent to business editor Julie Tatge. Follow the Chicago Tribune on Twitter and Facebook.
Fortune has added staff members to its roster. Jen Wieczner has signed on with the magazine as a writer and reporter. In her new role, she will work with both the online and print editions covering investments and healthcare. Wieczner was previously a reporter for Dow Jones MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal since July 2012. Additionally, Andrew Nusca has joined the staff as a senior editor. He comes from the online publication ZDNet, where he served as an associate editor since September 2008. Lastly, Megan McCarthy comes aboard as a senior editor. She comes from Reuters where she worked as a deputy technology editor for its website since October 2012. Follow Fortune on YouTube for videos and interviews with Fortune 500 business leaders.
Laura Shin has been named features editor at SmartPlanet, up from her previous role as contributing editor. She continues to serve as a contributing editor for Forbes.com, covering personal finance, business and the economy for Forbes.com. SmartPlanet is a CBS Interactive platform, offering advice and thought-provoking analysis on the intersection of technology, business and life. Follow the latest on Twitter at @smartplanet.
Joe Jancsurak has joined Greenhouse Management as editor. He previously served as editor of Medical Design since September 2009. Prior to that, he was senior editor, a position he began in September 2008. There is currently no replacement for Jancsurak at Medical Design. For the latest news and green resources, follow Greenhouse Management on Twitter.
Mark Brunelli has exited SearchDataManagement.com. There are currently no replacements for him. Follow SearchDataManagement.com on Twitter for the latest in data management, data storage, data integration and more.
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