As established websites keep growing and new websites pop up everyday, it is no surprise print editors continue their move to the web. In April, we showed you 25 media stars who made the leap.
We’ve added to the list. Here’s more media stars making the leap to web and a few who crossed over to the web side before it was the thing to do.
Howard Kurtz, longtime media reporter and columnist for The Washington Post, packed his desk for Tina Brown's The Daily Beast. Kurtz became the Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast in October 2010.
Melinda Henneberger was rooted in traditional media when she made the leap to Politics Daily.
Before becoming editor-in-chief of the political news site, Henneberger was a Washington correspondent and Rome bureau chief at the New York Times for 10 years. She also wrote a weekly column for Newsweek.com, and contributed to GQ, Reader's Digest, and the New York Times Magazine.
After working as the editor of New York Magazine's The Strategist, Janet Ozzard became Editor-In-Chief of DailyCandy in February 2010. However a recent report from Fishbowl NY, says Ozzard left the website after just eight months.
The women's lifestyle Web site also nabbed Hearst Digital's Beth Ellard and made her CEO.
Reporter Michael Fleming left his 20-year post as Variety's top film reporter in January 2010 to become editor of Nikki Finke's Deadline New York. A native New Yorker, Fleming was the editor of Media Industry Newsletter (MIN), before joining Newsday to write about movies and entertainment in 1986. He joined Variety in 2000.
Formerly the Executive Editor of BusinessWeek, John Byrne left in November of 2009 and founded C-Change Media, a digital media company that takes advantage of 'the sea change that is roiling the traditional media business.'
Jose Antonio Vargas, the technology and innovations editor of the Huffington Post, was previously the national political reporter for the Washington Post. He started with the Huffington post in July 2009.
Jeff Bercovici has a long history of covering media. Starting at WWD's Memo Pad, Bercovivi jumped to Radar Magazine, and then on to the Mixed Media blog at Conde Nast's Portfolio.com. He began covering media business at AOL's DailyFinance in May 2009. At the beginning of October, Bercovici accepted a job covering technology at Forbes.
In 2006, Amanda Presser quit her job at Self magazine to travel the world for a year with two friends, Jennifer Baggett and Holly Corbet, and blog about it. They shared their travels with readers on Lost Girls World and wrote about their travels in the book The Lost Girls: Three Friends, Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. The site is still updated daily with the latest travel news.
Nikki Finke had a column in LA Weekly in 2002 where she wrote about business, politics, and culture in the infotainment industry. Four years later she launched DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com, the website version of her column. Overtime her website grew in popularity and in 2009 Mail.com Media Corporation acquired the site and later the name changed to Deadline.com. Finke remains general manager and editor-in-chief of the site.
Dany Levy, founder of DailyCandy.com, made the switch to web before it was the thing to do. While working on the launch of Lucky magazine in 2000, Levy pitched the idea of a style e-newsletter to her bosses at Condé Nast, who passed on the idea. Levy decided to go on her own and launched the now popular DailyCandy.com, which started as an e-newsletter sent out to friends and contacts in the media business.
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