RD Recap: New FS1 Show for Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd; NYT Introduces Story[X]

The latest media hirings and firings.

Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd land their own show on Fox Sports’ FS1. “The Monday-Friday afternoon show, which carries the working title ‘Speak for Yourself,’ will be an opinion-based studio show that will anchor FS1’s weekday afternoon block,” Sports Business Daily reports. “It is not clear whether the show will compete head-to-head with ESPN’s long-running ‘PTI,’ which produces the highest ratings for ESPN outside of live games.” Recent Fox Sports convert Skip Bayless will also get his own program in the near future, although the details and the co-hosts remain a mystery for now…

The New York Times refocuses on the research and development world, renaming its R&D lab Story[X] and putting innovation and strategy editor Kinsey Wilson in charge. “With the pace of change accelerating and with a number of vacancies on that team, we thought it was an opportune time to rethink the lab’s work and bring it closer to the work of our product, news and advertising teams,” Wilson wrote in a memo announcing the news… Tony Gervino is out as editor in chief at Billboard, a role he held for the last two years. Craig Marks will stay on as executive editor, now reporting to Mike Bruno, senior vice president of content… Brian Hopman gets promoted to vp and general manager of AP’s Electronic News Production System. He’s been with the company since 1998, most recently as general manager for the Latin American and Spanish media markets… And there are changes at Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly and more