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Media: Education News Network Hires Managing Editor*

News from the world of nonprofit education media is that Education News Network - -the new entity created by EdNews Colorado and Gothamschools a little while back -- has found and hired a new ME, Maura Walz, a former GothamSchools writer who's most recently been at Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Southern Education Desk, to serve as ME for EdNews Colorado.  

Walz replaces Nancy Mitchell, the EdNews CO editor who left in December.  Other personnell changes include the departure of Rachel Cromidas from GothamSchools, who's been replaced by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin.  "We hope to add another reporter here in Colorado some time this year, depending on how the fundraising goes," says ENN Publisher Alan Gottlieb.

As part of creating ENN, GothamSchools and EdNewsCO have both left their original nonprofit homes  -- the OpenPlans Society and the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC) -- and are in the approval process for securing a new 501c(3) designation. "ENN will operate under the fiscal sponsorship of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center while it waits for the Internal Revenue Service to finalize its 501(c)(3) status," according to a news release going out today.

Previous posts about the merger here, and here. No word yet on where ENN aims to set up shop next.

*Corrections: Walz is going to be ME for EdNews, not ENN overall, and it's OpenPlans not Open Society who was GothamSchools' original fiscal agent.

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