These sports journalists were “On the Move” during July, having announced new positions in sports media.

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  • Tony Adame accepted the sports editor position at the Pensacola (Florida) News Journal. He previously covered Baylor for 247Sports.
  • Erik Bacharach became the Middle Tennessee reporter for the USA Today Network-Tennessee.
  • James Bewers joined The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, as a high school sports journalist.
  • David Cloninger took a position covering South Carolina at the Charleston (South Carolina) Post and Courier.
  • Jon Dykstra accepted the sports editor position with the Maryville (Missouri) Daily Forum.
  • Gary Dzen became deputy digital sports editor with The Boston Globe.
  • Eric Edholm joined the staff at Pro Football Weekly.
  • Tim Everson took the sports editor position at The Iola (Kansas) Register. He was previously sports editor at the Dodge City Daily Globe.
  • Barry Faulkner announced his retirement from covering community sports for the Daily Pilot in southern California.
  • Bruce Feldman joined Sports Illustrated to cover college football.
  • Paul Fichtenbaum revealed he took the position of chief content officer with The Athletic.
  • Mike Foster is now a digital sports reporter for the StarNews in Wilmington.
  • Kyle Fredrickson accepted a college sports writer position with The Denver Post. He was previously with The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Mike Graham moved to a position covering high school sports for the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal.
  • Sam Herder took over as content strategist with Spotlight Media.
  • Tom Jensen accepted a position covering motorsports for Popular Speed.
  • Amie Just became the University of Montana football reporter for the Missoulian in Missoula, Montana.
  • Theo Lawson moved to The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, to cover Washington State athletics. He previously worked at The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune.
  • Brody Miller became a general assignment sports reporter with the Clarion (Mississippi) Ledger.
  • Chris Miller of the Jacksonville (North Carolina) Daily News is the new sports editor for the Daily News, Kinston Free Press, and New Bern Sun-Journal.
  • Sean Morrison took an associate editor position with ESPN Esports.
  • Jeff Odom became website manager for
  • Michael Phillips took the position of sports editor at the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch. He previously covered the NFL’s Washington franchise for Richmond.
  • Aaron Portzline announced he joined The Athletic’s Cleveland website to cover the Columbus Blue Jackets. He previously worked at The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.
  • Brendan F. Quinn moved to covering Michigan and Michigan State basketball for The Athletic’s Detroit website.
  • Juan Reyes accepted a position on the staff of the Santa Cruz (California) Sentinel.
  • Barrett Sallee took on covering college football for CBS Sports.
  • Mike Schmitz joined ESPN as a NBA Draft Analyst.
  • Pete Thamel moved to Yahoo to cover college sports.
  • Matt Velazquez became the Bucks beat reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Joe Walljasper moved to a position as a contributor to
  • The Associated Press announced the assignment of Noreen Gillespie as Deputy Managing Editor of U.S. News and Sarah Nordgren as Deputy Managing Editor for Sports. Gillespie was previously Deputy Sports Editor.
  • The Athletic’s college basketball site The Fieldhouse has added Brian Hamilton and Sam Vecenie to its staff with Seth Davis as managing editor.
  • The Athletic’s college football site added Matt Fortuna as a writer, Chantel Jennings as a senior writer, Stewart Mandel as editor-in-chief, Max Olson as a national writer, and Daniel Uthman as managing editor.
  • The Athletic’s Bay Area site added Tim Kawakami, Phil Taylor, and Marcus Thompson. Kawakami, who will serve as editor-in-chief, was previously with The San Jose (California) Mercury News for 17 years. Thompson will be a columnist for the website.
  • Boston Sports Journal brought in as staff Pete Abraham, Sean McAdam, and Christopher Price. The site’s owner and editor is Greg Bedard.
  • The Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel added Diana Nearhos to cover high school sports. She was previously with the Glen Falls (New York) Post-Star. Mike Strange announced his retirement after 40 years in journalism and 34 years at the News Sentinel.
  • Land of 10 added Tyler Donohue to cover Penn State, Jesse Temple to cover Wisconsin, and Austin Ward to cover Ohio State.
  • The Minneapolis Star Tribune added Ben Goessling to cover the Vikings and Randy Johnson to cover Minnesota football. Goessling was previously with ESPN.
  • MLive moved Matt Wenzel to the Michigan State football beat with Kyle Austin taking over the Spartans basketball beat. Aaron McMann took the Michigan basketball beat.
  • Vice announced layoffs July 21. Writers that acknowledged they were laid off include Jorge Arangure, Patrick Hruby, and Caitlin Kelly.


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