Veteran Tech Journalist Todd Spangler Joins Variety

Veteran Tech Journalist Todd Spangler Joins

Award-winning journo named New York digital editor

Los Angeles, March 13, 2013…Award-winning business and technology journalist Todd Spangler is joining Variety as the New York digital editor, covering digital media with particular emphasis on the intersection of technology and television.

Spangler was most recently the technology editor for Multichannel News, a leading publication covering the cable industry.  Prior to that, he was an editor and writer with several technology publications, including PC Magazine, Interactive Week and Baseline.  During his tenure as a senior editor at Baseline, the magazine won three Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in 2005-2006.  Spangler has two decades of journalism experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

“Todd’s stellar coverage of the new media sector speaks for itself,” said Andrew Wallenstein, Variety’s editor-in-chief/digital. “Adding him to an already strong stable of Variety journalists only deepens our commitment to the digital vertical on our new website and in our weekly magazine.”

Spangler is the latest addition to Variety’s editorial roster, following Penske Media Corporation’s February 26 announcement of major changes at the outlet, including the installation of three new editors-in-chief: Claudia Eller, Cynthia Littleton and Wallenstein, covering film, television and digital/new media respectively.  Spangler will report to Wallenstein.  Former Ad Age editor Brian Steinberg also recently boarded Variety as its new television editor, and longtime Variety editor Steven Gaydos was upped to vice president and executive editor.

PMC unveiled a brand new, sans paywall, on March 1, and announced plans to return Variety to a weekly format beginning Tuesday, March 26, with an additional 100-plus special features and issues a year.

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  1. Dan says:

    No comments…Maybe an old story? Thought this post said 8 hours ago? Again, I honestly thought this story on the film by the legendary Francis Ford Copula was worth reading. Nope, there is no freaking way after one sentence about how its ok to want to do another but with a name behind it about one of the most bloodiest wars in our history! The dollar makes no sense in this situation for sure. As a son of a Vietnam Father in the intelligence 519 at age 19, you want a profit, you want to relive something you haven’t a clue but a record or film…? You want to be 19 in Saigon during war ? I don’t . But they did. You do that and you can then call yourself a true American and profit with your fellow Americans ,only if they agree. You are not worth the freedom these words come out your mouth! Think , now days you say and I don’t mean maybe you personally or solely ,but you say “lets make a game”. lets make some money. Hell .. lets say to our American Iraqi soldiers we make a movie, game or show? Really these young folks haven’t suffered enough? Oh yeah, its ok because the Vietnam veterans were 50 years ago…wow! PSTD, nothing was offered or acknowledged back then, not with the “orange” and so many other poisons because …I don’t know, somebody tell their loved ones behind that it was along time ago. You ok with that?. So I guess again these old timers won’ t see or read this because they are out of times? I think we and I say you guys stop writing about shit that means little to some but a whole lot to many.. You cannot ever compare one war to another, someone always loses and some family is without. Lets agree to do well, be kind, profit where it matters…not on whom it matters and just love. We now live in a day of a lot of media circumstances and hate to be honest. All stuff regardless of putting a big name or title in front of it ,whoever researches and writes it should stand behind it, not the paycheck. I do wish all the best for I love this country and its diversity as I am sure you do as well.. So ,on that note call or email back and would love to talk.

    Dan Beets

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