Revolving Door: Trust in Media, Perez Hilton, Meredith, and More

We omitted last week’s usual Thursday Revolving Door column, so we present a special Monday edition. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled articles this Thursday.

A Gallup poll found that 55 percent of Americans have little or no trust in the media, and 77 percent of respondents to a Pew survey said media outlets “tend to favor one side.” But the Pew poll found that only 39 percent of Americans have little or no trust for media. Pew also recently found that local news is a major info source for many.

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has already launched a new blog, Uncrunched, where he says he’ll be doing “the same thing I’ve been doing since 2005.” His first post, which simply read “Here I am,” has 512 comments. You’ll remember that Arrington ran into issues when his venture capital fund Crunchfund was announced. He officially left AOL a couple of weeks ago.

Speaking of TechCrunch, Paul Carr, the TC writer who fired off a resignation post recently, is launching a new company backed by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and Michael Arrington, Business Insider reports. Sources tell BI that the company will focus on media and technology.

Perez Hilton’s family-focused blog (reallyPerezitos has launched.

Staffers from both editorial and marketing have left Meredith.

Click through for more of the latest media changes.

Doug Miller has been named reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston. He had been executive editor there. (TVSpy)

Molly Ball has been named staff writer, national politics, at She had been reporter at Politico. (FishbowlDC)

Samira Nasr has been named style director at InStyle. She had been freelance stylist there. (FishbowlNY)

Erin Hobday has been named managing editor at Self. She had been features and projects director there. (FishbowlNY)

Adam Baer has been named contributing editor at Inc.. He had been (a) freelance writer there. (mb)