Karpatkin, who doubled subs at Consumer Reports, dies at 93

Rhoda Karpatkin, who doubled subscriptions at Consumer Reports during her time, died at 93 from brain cancer. Sam Roberts of the New York Times writes, “Ms. Karpatkin, a New York lawyer and civil rights advocate, had served for 16 years as the nonprofit organization’s counsel when she was selected in 1974 as executive director, the first […]

Consumer Reports’ Kirkpatrick joining Fresno Bee

Christopher Kirkpatrick, who was deputy director of content development at Consumer Reports, has been hired by the Fresno Bee to be senior editor. Joshua Tehee of the Bee writes, “The Detroit native is a longtime reporter and newsroom manager with a history in investigative journalism. “As the senior news director at the Detroit Free Press, he […]

Dow Jones hires Fox from Consumer Reports for Buy Side from WSJ

Josh Stinchcomb, the chief revenue officer at Dow Jones & Co., sent out the following on Monday: Team, I am excited to announce that Jason Fox will be joining Dow Jones as SVP Commerce and General Manager of Buy Side starting February 8, 2023. In this role, Jason will oversee Buy Side, as well as our other […]

Consumer Reports seeks a home and appliances reporter

As a writer/reporter on the Home & Appliance team, you’ll report to the Deputy Content Editor. You’ll work hand-in-hand with our product testers, social-media and survey teams, and shopping and newsletter editors to conceive and execute on a range of Home and Appliance content across multiple platforms. Our writer/reporters stay on top of the latest […]

Consumer Reports Buying Guide will become online only

The Consumer Reports annual Buying Guide is becoming a digital-only publication, according to a letter inside the latest Consumer Reports magazine from chief marketing officer Lauren Stanich. Stanich cited the increasing cost of paper, printing and postage. Subscribers will receive an email in November when the Buying Guide is online and how to download the […]

Germain of Consumer Reports leaves for Gizmodo

Consumer Reports senior technology reporter Thomas Germain has left the news organization and will join Gizmodo on Monday. Germain will cover privacy, advertising technology and algorithms. He had been at Consumer Reports since June 2018 and had been covering privacy, digital rights and life on the internet. He interned at Consumer Reports while in college. Germain is […]

Consumer Reports to lay off 20+ employees, eliminates 28 job vacancies

Consumer Reports CEO Marta Tellado sent out the following to the staff: Dear Colleagues, As a mission-driven organization, we have a profound obligation to deliver trusted information, especially when it’s in short supply. And we must continue to hold big companies and powerful interests accountable in order to create a more fair and just marketplace. Our mission […]

Consumer Reports hires Kirchner as investigative reporter

Consumer Reports has hired Lauren Kirchner to be an investigative reporter on its special projects team. She started on Monday. Kirchner has been a reporter for technology news site The Markup. She wrote about the intersection between government and technology and how the use of data in decisions affects us all, particularly the most vulnerable. She previously […]

Schecter named acting head of content at Consumer Reports

Jennifer Shecter, senior director of content impact and corporate outreach at Consumer Reports, has been named acting head of content at the publication. Lauren Stanich, senior vice president and chief membership officer, in a note to the staff wrote: I am pleased to share that Jen Shecter will now become Acting Head of Content reporting […]

Consumer Reports chief content officer Bounds is departing for Smart News

Gwendolyn Bounds, vice president and chief content officer at Consumer Reports, is leaving the publication to become head of content at SmartNews. Rich Jaroslovsky, vice president of content and chief journalist at SmartNews, writes: I’m delighted to announce that Gwendolyn (Wendy) Bounds is joining our team in a new role as Executive Director and Head […]