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NEW MEDIA BOSS: It looks like LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has a new boss for its media division. Nicolas Beytout, director of French daily Le Figaro, is expected to be named president of LVMH’s DI Group division, according to sources. DI Group includes the Radio Classique radio station, Investir investment weekly and art monthly Connaissance des Arts. Eventually it also will include financial daily Les Echos, which LVMH is in the process of buying from Britain’s Pearson PLC as it divests financial daily La Tribune. The hiring of Beytout, who helped invigorate Le Figaro during his tenure, is widely seen as a gambit by LVMH to assuage fears that its ownership of Les Echos would threaten editorial freedom, a charge the paper has leveled against the luxury behemoth. — Robert Murphy

EXECUTIVE CHANGES: Advertising Age publisher Scott Donaton was named publisher of Entertainment Weekly. He replaces Dave Morris, who left the company in October after a reorganization that combined the People Group and Entertainment Weekly under one umbrella, with People publisher Paul Caine overseeing the group as president. Donaton had worked at Ad Age since 1989, first on the editorial side — where he eventually became editor — then on the business side as associate publisher/editorial director and later publisher. Donaton will take his new position Dec. 10 and will report to Caine.

Meanwhile, People en Español managing editor Peter Castro returned to People as deputy managing editor, a new position. Castro had worked at People for 18 years, working his way up to executive editor prior to his most recent position. Replacing Castro at People en Español will be Armando Correa, who was promoted from executive editor. Finally, People also promoted assistant managing editors Jess Cagle and Betsy Gleick to executive editors. — S.D.S.
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