SOURCE: Crossing Media

August 31, 2009 09:00 ET

CRO, HRO Today, HRO Europe, FAO Today Magazines Welcome Dirk Olin as Editorial Director

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - The publishers of Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO), HRO Today, HRO Europe and FAO Today Magazines today announced that Dirk Olin, former National Editor of The American Lawyer, Editor of California Lawyer, and New York Times columnist, is now Vice President and Editorial Director. In this capacity, Olin will lead the company's print and online content efforts.

"To deliver cutting-edge coverage of the infinitely complex and fast-moving CRO, HRO and FAO professions in North America and Europe is something only a person of Dirk Olin's depth of editorial experience can provide," said Elliot Clark, CEO of Crossing Media LLC. "We're excited Dirk is joining us at this critical juncture, as the content in our CRO, HRO and FAO online and print publications is in higher demand than ever."

"Over three decades, I've read and watched along with millions in North America and Europe as Dirk helped grow many great media brands: Congressional Quarterly, The New Republic, St. Petersburg Times, The Daily Journal, Mother Jones, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Newsweek.com, KQED-TV, Wall Street Journal and American Lawyer," said Jay Whitehead, Crossing Media's publisher and President. "Olin joins us at a pivotal time, as professionals in HRO, CRO and FAO demand more business intelligence than ever."

Before joining Crossing Media, Olin served as Founding Director of the Institute for Judicial Studies and Editor of JudicialReports.com in New York City since 2005. He holds a master's degree in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in Literature from Dartmouth College.

Olin will work with Crossing Media Assistant Editor Debbie Bolla and a long list of expert contributors in delivering content across all platforms. He will be based in the company's Edison, N.J. headquarters.

ABOUT CROSSING MEDIA

Crossing Media LLC and its subsidiary SharedXpertise operate the world's leading professional content, conference and communities businesses in HRO, CRO and FAO. The company's print and online content brands include HRO Today, HRO Europe, CRO, FAO Today magazines. Its conferences include HRO Summit, HRO World Europe Summit, RPO Summit, CRO Summit, and FAO Summit. It manages the non-profit HRO Association in North America, Europe and Asia, and operates the CRO Association and FAO Association worldwide. More information at www.crossingmedia.com.