WebNewser: MSNBC.com’s The Elkhart Project has been awarded the National Press Club’s Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award for its multimedia presentation of how one community — Elkhart, Ind. — that was hit hard by the recession is struggling to survive and preserve its community spirit.
WWD: Ray Rogers, Blackbook Media Corp. editor in chief and editorial director, has stepped down after 15 months in the position. The company’s CEO, Ari Horowitz, said that although it is still committed to Blackbook the magazine, the company is focusing on digital and mobile platforms.
Publishing Executive: PINK magazine has ceased publication. The magazine will now put all its efforts towards its e-newsletter, Little PINK Book.
New York Times: Sports network ESPN has placed limits on how its employees can use social networking sites like Twitter. Ric Bucher, who writes about the NBA for ESPN, said via Twitter: “The hammer just came down, tweeps: ESPN memo prohibiting tweeting info unless it serves ESPN.”
Time Out New York: Lost your job in media or ready for a change? Here are some other career paths you can consider, from publicist to grant writer to P.I.