RD Recap: Cuts at Yahoo; The Ringer Is Announced

By Noah Davis Comment

Revolving Door

Yahoo cuts seven verticals: Yahoo Food, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, Yahoo Makers, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Autos and Yahoo Real Estate. The company will continue producing the news, sports, finance and lifestyle verticals. “As we make these changes, we acknowledge the talent and dedication of an extraordinary group of journalists who brought new and newsworthy content to Yahoo,” global editor in chief Martha Nelson writes. “While these Digital Magazines will no longer be published, you will continue to find the topics they covered, as well as style, celebrity, entertainment, politics, tech and much more across our network.” Some staffers from the cut verticals will join Yahoo News, and Katie Couric keeps her huge paycheck, but most, including Bobbi Brown, are looking for new gigs…

Time Inc. hires Alwar Rajagopalan as president of its India division. He had been vice president and head of transitions at Tata Consultancy Services, a company he joined in 2009… CQ Roll Call hires Gopal Ratnam and Doug Sword as homeland security reporter and financial services reporter, respectively. Ratnam, who had been a contributing writer at the Council on Foreign Relations, will also write a defense-focused newsletter… The Chicago Tribune loses editor Gerould Kern. He’d been in the position since 2008, and with the Tribune for almost two and a half decades. Bruce Dold, who had been heading up the paper’s editorial page, replaces Kern… Marie-Amélie Sauvé is the new fashion director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine… Fortune hires four staffers, including Entrepreneur.com managing editor Lauren Covello, who will head up the website’s Venture vertical…