Newsroom shake-up at the Globe p.18

By: Lucia Moses The Boston Globe has reassigned 14 editors as part of a significant shakeup designed to reinvigorate the newsroom and reverse declining circulation.
Editor Matthew V. Storin says the news staff was performing well, but announced the following changes, effective March 1:
Executive editor Helen Donovan, 51, in charge of the daily paper, takes over the Sunday edition in place of Gregory Moore, 44, who replaces her as chief of the daily paper. Those changes will be effective one year.
Peter Canellos, 36, acting city editor, moves to assistant managing editor/local news. Joe Williams, 36, assistant city editor, steps up to city editor. Teresa Hanafin, 43, assistant managing editor/local news, moves to assistant managing editor/technology, a new position.
Doug Bailey, 45, political editor, becomes senior assistant metro editor/ health and science. Nils Bruzelius, 52, senior assistant metro editor/health and science, takes over as foreign editor from Sam Ellis, 52, now a reporter.
Business editor Larry Edelman, 37, moves to political editor; Peter Mancusi, 44, senior assistant business editor, is promoted to business editor. Bennie DiNardo, 41, an assistant magazine editor, becomes senior assistant business editor.
Living editor Nick King, 52, is promoted to editor of the Sunday magazine. Fiona Luis, 34, an assistant Living editor in charge of home and food sections, steps up to Living editor. Magazine editor Evelynne Kramer, 55, is reassigned to a senior editing position to be determined.
Storin says periodic management shuffles are typical at the Globe, although the most recent one is on a greater scale.
"They're just designed to give people new challenges after they've been in positions for some time," Storin says. "We're a place of low turnover, so people would get stale if we didn't move them around. There is no one who was moved who is unhappy."
Storin says none of the changes had a connection to Patricia Smith and Mike Barnicle, the two top columnists who resigned amid changes of plagiarism and fabrications.
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