Revolving Door: CNN/Mashable Rumors, ‘Game Change’ Premiere Photos, and More

As we mentioned on the Ticker, CNN could be preparing for a $200 million purchase of Mashable. Reuters blogger Felix Salmon got the news from an “unnamed” source. The New York Times seconded the tip, saying there are “advanced talks” happening. TechCrunch adds that the move would vastly extend CNN’s reach. PR Daily points out that the reporting of rumors such as this show the turn that traditional media is making, which could ultimately have an impact on the way media pros do their jobs.

Following the premiere of the HBO film Game Change about the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign for the presidency, the media has been questioning elements of the story. You can check out photos from the event here.

Billboard magazine has lost a number of its top staffers including EIC Danyel Smith and publisher Lisa Ryan. TheWrap says cost-cutting and low morale are to blame for the high-level departures.

Janet Robinson, the former CEO of The New York Times, got a $24 million compensation package when she left the company. She’s now a member of Fleishman-Hillard’s International Advisory Board.

ImpreMedia, publishers of La Opinión, El Diario, and other outlets for the Hispanic community, has announced that US Hispanic Media Inc has become the company’s controlling shareholder. Staff and editorial coverage will remain the same. US Hispanic Media Inc is a subsidiary of Argentina’s S.A. La Nación, publisher of La Nación.

The Boston Globe‘s Boston Globe Magazine has unveiled a redesign that focuses more attention on local coverage of events, nightlife, and relationship issues. [via]

NY1 newscaster Pat Kiernan spoke with FishbowlNY about his on-air test run as co-host of Live with Kelly Ripa.

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Elizabeth Varnell has been named executive editor at Angeleno. She had been style director at San Francisco. (mb)

Michael Arndt has been named editor at Crain’s Chicago Business. He had been managing editor there. (mb)

Sharon Tanenabum has been named beauty news editor at She had been senior editor at (mb)

Stephanie Green has been named arts and leisure reporter at Bloomberg. She had been fashion freelancer at Huffington Post. (FishbowlDC)

Monica Herrera has been named senior editor at She had been associate editor there. (mb)

Stellene Vollandes has been named style director at Town & Country. She had been jewelry and accessories director there. (mb)

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