“My take? I think she did a a great job with the paper,” Miller says. “There’s been some great reporting under her leadership. And you know it can’t be an easy deal – I don’t think it would be easy under any circumstances to be an editor with that company because there’s a lot of pressure from the top down. And now that the emphasis is on shifting to the Web and 24/7 blogging and reporting, along with the down economy, the pressure would be huge.”
Janovy is fleeing the Pitch scene to become the director of communications for KU Med.
A job she was seemingly able to snag on the heels of a year’s worth of power schmoozing.
Let’s let her tell it:
“I’ve devoted much of my own reporting over the last year to issues involving public policy and health care,” Janovy writes. “My new job will allow me to focus those efforts.”
Miller’s take on the somewhat puzzling trading in of Janovy’s chainsaw to cash in on a cushy PR job:
“I can certainly see that. I have a hunch the KU Med job is a great job, and I mean, it’s KU Med Center – it’s not like she’s going to work for a company that sells asbestos,” Miller says. “I mean, KU Med Center is trying to cure cancer.”