Fine joins Ad Age on publishing beat

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Jon Fine, 32, joins Advertising Age this week as the publishing beat reporter.

Mr. Fine has been an editor and reporter for the last 10 years in a variety of roles, most recently working as a free-lance journalist with an emphasis on media, sports and music. He succeeds Ann Marie Kerwin, 33, who was promoted to New York Bureau chief in February.

Mr. Fine helped launch a newsletter for the newspaper industry off the back of a monthly magazine, News Inc.; and has written for Media Central, The Village Voice, Brill's Content, Columbia Journalism Review and Ad Age special reports.

His wide-ranging and successful free-lance career included a three-year run as a columnist for Newsday, where he originated the Gen X column "Pushing 30." He has also done editing stints for Martha Stewart Living, and has written for ESPN the Magazine, GQ and Spin about everything from cheating techniques in pro sports to hard rock bands.

His beat responsibilities will include magazine, newspaper and book publishing.

Mr. Fine will be based in the New York office, and report to Ms. Kerwin.

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