Old Media Jumping to New Media

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People are getting antsy this summer! Sources tell us this afternoon that PC Magazine editor in chief Jim Louderback has left to become the new CEO of Revision3, and CNET host Veronica Belmont has left to make video for Jason Calacanis’ search startup Mahalo.

Belmont is leaving an associate editor position at CNET where she hosts audio and video shows Buzz Out Loud and Crave. She confirmed the switch before getting on a flight to Los Angeles this afternoon.

Jay Adelson had previously been CEO of both Revision3 and Digg; he will now be CEO of only Digg. Valleywag is calling Louderback’s departure a firing (and also saying CNET axed its video team) but we’re hearing the opposite.

See Belmont and Louderback in action in the videos below:

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Vynson

Veronica Belmont is a geek’s wet dream. She’s one of us and she’s gorgeous. Smart, geeky, beautiful.

If she jumps ship for “imafreakindumbassloserwholivesinmymommysbasement.com” we will follow. This isn’t Sparta. This is CYBERIA… where Veronica Belmont rules.

And long live the memory of James Kim! You were loved, man. By strangers in cyberspace, you were loved. By atheists who know that they are typing into a meaningless ether even now… you were loved. That’s what it means to be a geek.

officedoodles

Yeah who makes the Call when “old media” i.e. film cameras, speak-and-spell comes “new media” i.e. iphones, Xbox 360, PS3’s?

Jeremy Pepper

Couldn’t happen to two nicer people, whom I have had the pleasure of working with.

And, well, it harkens back to the great early days of ZDTV for Jim. Is Grace going to come back also (inside joke for Jim).

Bryan P.

Good. Jim and Veronica were too good to be stuck at old media companies that are moving, in my opinion, too slowly to keep up with the geekery surge happening right now. I hope all goes well for them.

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