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We've managed to secure a bit of a scoop on VNU’s podcasts, webinars and Bryan Glick. Here's everything you need to know:
More changes at Computing, where managing editor Bryan Glick has been promoted to editor. In his new role, Glick will take overall responsibility for running Computing's online operations. According to VNU, he will continue to "work closely with" editor-in-chief Toby Wolpe, who will carry on editing the print edition.
In addition to running Computing's web presence, Glick will also become the editorial point man for VNU's B2B webcasting efforts at the company's new studio complex in Broadwick Street. In this new role, Glick will presumably find himself working with the editors of IT Week and CRN.
Robin Booth, publisher of Computing, suggests that Glick's promotion signals that "activity on the Internet has [now] been given the same status as [the] successful print publication".
One additional interpretation is that Computing -- and VNU's B2B Portfolio -- needed a senior editorial staffer to replace the title's now-departed technical editor Chris Green, who played a significant role in developing the company's approach to podcasting and web seminars. Green resigned from Computing in April before defecting to Dennis in order to launch IT Pro.
Curiously enough, VNU's press release doesn’t mention Computing Business -- the 35,000 circulation A4 monthly magazine launched under Glick's editorship last November.
In an email, Glick told us: "We drop an issue in August anyway, so there's no hurry. But I will gradually hand it over to someone else, as yet undecided, as work picks up in the new role."
Glick's redeployment looks similar to VNU's earlier rearrangement of editorial responsibilities in its consumer tech portfolio in December of last year. Those moves involved putting Rob Jones, formerly editor of Personal Computer World, in charge of online output across all of VNU's consumer-oriented web sites.
Simultaneously, Dylan Armbrust, editor of Computeractive, was promoted to editor-in-chief of VNU's consumer portfolio, taking on ultimate responsibility for both print and online platforms.
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