Friday News Round-Up for June 8th

News is a bit slow this time of year, so it’s easy to get sucked in by those adorable viral videos.  You know the ones: the flash mob doing ‘The Sound of Music’ in a train station, the twin babies babbling to one another in their own language and, of course, the Best Marriage Proposal Ever (actually, we know that guy).  Our latest fave is the kitten vs. bunny wrestling match.  But we digress, so let’s get to the industry news.  All titles with an asterisk* can be found in the helpful Wooden Horse Database.

MPA president and CEO, Nina Link, will leave her post at the end of 2012, after serving for 13 years.  Her tenure is the longest in the organization’s history.  A search has begun for her successor…

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY* has eliminated three junior-level positions, and those duties have been redistributed to remaining editorial staffers…

REAL SIMPLE* no longer has assistant market editor Amy Bleier Long.  No replacement has been named…

NATIONAL JOURNAL* tapped Caren Bohan, cbohan@nationaljournal.com and @carenbohan, as managing editor for domestic policy…

AARP THE MAGAZINE* tapped Myrna Blyth, mblyth@aarp.org and @mblyth, as the new editorial director and senior vice president…

THE HUFFINGTON POST* named Shana Ecker, shana.ecker@huffingtonpost.com and @SEhomestylist, as Stylist Home section editor…

POLITICO will welcome new senior writer Steve Friess, no email available, @stevefriess, beginning Monday, June 11…

KIPLINGER’S PERSONAL FINANCE* hired new senior associate editor Sandra Block, sblock@kiplinger.com and @SandyBlock…

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