— Scripps: Lisa Choi Owens has joined as SVP-online partnerships and distribution, reporting to Deanna Brown, president of the interactive group. In her new role, Owens will continue to grow a distribution web for Scripps’ (NYSE: SSP) lifestyle content and oversee strategic framework. Most recently, she served as VP-new media business development for FUSE Networks.
— Ryan Seacrest Productions: Tony Novia has been tapped as SVP-new media development, reports Variety. In this capacity, Novia will oversee digital strategy and business development as well as manage brand integration with advertisers. He was most recently VP-content t uVu Mobile and had previously worked in the music industry as VP-international at Universal Motown/Universal Republic and SVP at Radio & Records.
— Entertainment Weekly: Cindi Stivers, the founding editor of Time Out New York, has been named managing editor of Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com. She replaces Jay Woodruff, who is returning to the print magazine as executive editor. Late last year, EW hired prominent editor Scott Donaton away from Advertising Age to become EW’s publisher.
— PC World: Harry McCracken, the controversial editor of is leaving PC World, is leaving to start his own tech website, thus continuing in the tradition of prominent journalist leavings motherships to start their own entrepreneurial ventures. More details on his final blog post on PCW.
— AH Belo: Dave Morgan, the founder of Tacoda, is joining the Dallas-based newspaper company