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Career Beat: Former assistant director of Pew journalism project buys newspaper

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • John Batter will be CEO of Gracenote. Previously, he was CEO of M-GO. (Tech Crunch)
  • Mark Jurkowitz is the owner of the Outer Banks Sentinel in Nags Head, North Carolina. Previously, he was the associate director of Pew Research Center’s journalism project. (Romenesko)
  • Jon Ward is a senior political correspondent with Yahoo News. Previously, he was a political reporter for the Huffington Post. (Politico)
  • Shauna Rempel is now a social media strategist for Global News. Previously, she was social media and technology editor at the Toronto Star. (Muck Rack)
  • Chris Tisch is now business editor for the Tampa Bay Times. Previously, he was assistant metro editor there. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Nathan Lump is now editor of Travel and Leisure. Previously, he was director of branded content at Condé Nast. (Time Inc.)

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Rivard resigns as San Antonio Express-News editor

San Antonio Express-News | San Antonio Current
Robert Rivard, who was editor at the Hearst-owned paper for 14 years, tells his staff that “the time has come for new leadership with new energy and new ideas” and “I look forward to pursuing new opportunities in a new field.” Rivard says he’s “ready to find a new way to contribute to the collective well-being of our city and its people. I look forward to having more time to write, but not on deadline.” He adds:

As you know, I thought about leaving last year for a position in academia, but ended up staying. This time it’s the right time. You also know I don’t like cake and you don’t need to hear me deliver a speech, so I’ve told Tom I want to exit quietly without fanfare. Even as I send this, Tom is in the newsroom, sharing his plans in the wake of my departure.

Kyrie O’Connor, deputy managing editor/features at Hearst’s Houston Chronicle, has been named Express-News interim editor.

Rivard is the third Texas daily newspaper editor to step down in recent weeks. Chris Lopez left the El Paso Times on Aug. 9, and Fred Zipp quit the Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 1.

Rivard’s resignation memo, posted by San Antonio Current, is after the jump. Read more