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MCN Names Editor in Chief

Tom Steinert-Threlkeld will join Multichannel News as editor in chief Sept. 26.

Steinert-Threlkeld had been vice president of the Enterprise Group at Ziff Davis Media and founding editor in chief of Baseline magazine since its 2001 launch.

Prior to starting Baseline, Steinert-Threlkeld was chief content officer for Ziff-Davis Internet, developing new online businesses across the company’s portfolio. From 1994-99, he served as interactive-services editor, editor in chief and editorial director of Inter@ctive Week.

He began his career as a business writer and columnist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas, then became a technology writer and columnist at the Dallas Morning News.

“Tom is a truly accomplished journalist, a pioneer in electronic publishing and has a true entrepreneurial spirit,” Variety Group president and publisher Charlie Koones said in a prepared statement. “In stepping to the editorial helm of Multichannel News, Tom inherits a first-rate staff and an enviable market position. Together with this team, he is the right guy to lead this market-leading publication and Web site into its next chapter.”