Michael Learmonth lands Vice News gig as news director
The industry vet had left AdAge in 2004 to join International Business Times as managing editor, but was laid off in the latest round of staff reductions
Looks like Michael Learmonth has landed on his feet after being cut by IBT Media, getting the news director slot at Vice News. Learmonth let followers know via Twitter.
— Michael Learmonth (@learmonth) July 22, 2016
Learmonth got his J degree from UC Berkeley in 1996 and shortly thereafter was at The Industry Standard, the short-lived, but for a short time incredibly successful magazine that covered the booming tech/Internet industry from San Francisco.
Learmonth’s other gigs include Variety, BusinessInsider, and for five years was Deputy Managing Editor at Crain’s Advertising Age. Before joining IBT he was briefly with Internet Week.