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A Ripp-Roaring Time Inc. Yarn - Posted August 24, 2014
There are more than a half-dozen standout quotes in the dog-days-of-print examination by Gabriel Sherman in this week's New York magazine. Two of the zingers belong to Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp and, in both cases, connect the company'... [AllTwitter]

Valleywag Will Continue to Make Your Tech Clients Sweat - Posted April 7, 2014
If you have big tech names or promising startup clients on your roster, you may flinch each time you hear the word "Valleywag." Don't count on that changing anytime soon. In a new interview ... [FishbowlDC]

Everything Upworthy Can Teach Journalists - Posted March 27, 2014
This week, New York magazine has a profile of the website we all love to hate: Upworthy. Upworthy is the bane of many a journalist's existence. It peddles in clicks, and has people sharing, painlessly and by the millions, pieces of content that concern topics we actually want to report on. A... [10,000 Words]

'Most Influential New Yorkers on Twitter' List Is Slightly Surprising - Posted February 28, 2014
We don't doubt the algorithms of social analytics company PeerIndex. We were, however, mildly surprised by the results of their most influential New York tweeters study featured today ... [FishbowlDC]

Alec Baldwin Has Had It With All You People - Posted February 24, 2014
In a move that could not possibly inspire any self-respecting journalist to use the phrase "prima donna", Alec Baldwin decided to make his latest "I'm retiring from public life for good, no takebacks this time" statement ... [FishbowlDC]

Yes, Wall Street Still Has a Big Perception Problem - Posted February 24, 2014
Got 15 minutes to spare? Listen to this NPR "Planet Money" clip in which New York magazine financial writer Kevin Roose gives us a hint as to why the insular world of big finance no longer appeals to Ivy League MBAs as much as it used to. In short, The Social... [FishbowlDC]

Tinder Makes a New Match...at the South Pole - Posted February 18, 2014
Don't sleep on this selfie opp The dating app Tinder scores today's biggest completely random PR win from way down south in Antarctica. ... [FishbowlDC]

How to Stop the Online Harassment of Female Journalists - Posted January 31, 2014
"Happy to say we live in the same state. Im looking you up, and when I find you, im going to rape you and remove your head." That's a tweet Slate writer Amanda Hess received from her stalker. Unfortunately, Hess' situation is no... [10,000 Words]

How Much Power Does a Restaurant Critic Have? - Posted January 7, 2014
You may have heard that Adam Platt, primary restaurant critic for New York magazine, recently revealed himself to the world at large after years of "anonymity". Here he is on CBS This Morning explaining his decision: ... [FishbowlDC]

Random House Prepares to Feel the Wrath of Fox News - Posted January 6, 2014
Today Capital New York describes a "big roll-out" for The Loudest Voice in the Room... [FishbowlDC]

NYT Nip Slip Photog Says It Was an 'Unplanned Moment' - Posted November 27, 2013
Yahoo columnist Virginia Hefferman tweeted that she likes the photo. Forbes columnist Clare O'Connor re-tweeted her agreement. What do you think of this morning's hot-button New York Times front page? ... [AllTwitter]

New York Magazine Charts Finke-Penske Ups, Downs - Posted November 24, 2013
Among the many fascinating revelations in the New York magazine feature by Benjamin Wallace (pictured) about t... [AllTwitter]

The New York Observer Revisits 1998's Infamous PR 'Power Girls' - Posted October 8, 2013
(A 98% accurate, period-specific approximation) The New York Observer has a big new report on the current state of public relations in the city, but first they've offered readers ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Relations 101: Don't Call Anyone 'Racist' - Posted September 9, 2013
Tomorrow marks the party primaries in New York City's mayoral race. You can be forgiven for not caring if you don't live in the Big Apple (and even if you do!), because Anthony Weiner's epic, face-first fall from grace seems to be the only thing anyone's talking about. Until... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News Flack's Firing Just Got Ugly - Posted August 27, 2013
Based on last week's reports regarding top Fox News PR man Brian Lewis' abrupt departure from the compa... [FishbowlDC]

Do Tech Blogs Give Free PR to Silicon Valley? Valleywag Says Yes. - Posted August 26, 2013
A couple of months ago New York magazine's economics writer Kevin Roose asked whether tech journalists are generally afraid to write "objectively" and/or criticize their subjects. In other... [FishbowlDC]

Top Fox News PR Man Discusses His Firing - Posted August 21, 2013
Yesterday we reported that Brian Lewis, top PR man for Fox News head Roger Ailes and his various ventures, had been fired. Today he spoke to our sister s... [FishbowlDC]

Will the Steve Jobs Movies Be Good PR for Apple? - Posted August 16, 2013
Today we stopped thinking of Ashton Kutcher as "Kelso from That 70's Show" long enough to wonder: will the two upcoming films about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs create good press for a company that could use ... [FishbowlDC]

Resonate with Bay Area Readers at San Francisco - Posted July 25, 2013
While journos don't have to live in the Bay Area to pitch to San Francisco, all pitches must resonate with the readers who do. The mag definitely doesn't scrimp on diversity; recent freelance stories covered everything from prison tech incubators to halal slaughterhouse... [10,000 Words]

12% of Americans commit 'Netflix Adultery' [study] - Posted May 17, 2013
Netflix, the streaming giant that's about to release a new season of Arrested Development just launched a genius marketing and PR campaign that hilariously explains the binge-watching internet culture the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Howard Kurtz Fired | NY Mag Victorious | Norquist Edited Out - Posted May 3, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

BuzzFeed Has This 'Sponsored Content' Thing Down - Posted April 11, 2013
The biggest "must read" story making its way around the web this week is New York Magazine's profile of BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti and his enviably successful approach t... [FishbowlDC]

Anthony Weiner Promises to Keep It in His Pants This Time - Posted April 10, 2013
Oh my. Disgraced former Representative Anthony "I did not send pictures of my crotch to those women" Weiner has wormed his way into the headlines again this week with talk of a comeback, a return to the public spotlight or a "political rebranding", if you will. In case you forgot or... [FishbowlDC]

Why Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Was a PR Stunt - Posted March 26, 2013
You may have heard today that Yahoo, which is in the midst of trying to "sex up" its brand image, just bought Summly, a "news summary" app created by a 17-year-old British kid named Nick D'Aloisio, for a whopping $30 mill... [FishbowlDC]

How to Get Your Clients Featured in New York - Posted February 5, 2013
Ever since it started out as an insert in the New York Herald-Tribune, New York magazine has made a name for itself as the trusted confidante of the city's most knowing readers. And editorial director Jared Hohlt ... [FishbowlDC]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama PR Team Recasts Victory as 'Revenge of the Nerds' - Posted December 13, 2012
If you're anything like us, you remember the 2012 election as a long, unpleasant string of joke candidates, gaffes, Twitter fights, terrible debate performances and attack ads. The Obama campaign's PR team, however, would like the public to see the presi... [FishbowlDC]

Adventures in Marketing: Sexy Adult Diapers - Posted December 12, 2012
You know, we'd love to come up with a different phrase for the newest product from Rhode Island lingerie maker Dear Kate (which calls its line of full-coverage underwear "functional cool-girl underthings"), but we just can't get past thinking of these hip bottoms as sexy adult diapers. Of course we understand that... [FishbowlDC]

Hearst Prepares for Lawsuit Over Unpaid Internships - Posted December 4, 2012
We'll begin this story with a disclaimer: Hearst is a brand rightfully known for producing great products including a large portion of this country's best magazines. Based on Mediabistro's ... [FishbowlDC]

A Brief and Terrible History of Black Friday - Posted November 21, 2012
We know, we know--we too plan to jump out of the nearest window if we have to hear the phrase "Black Friday" one more time. But as we scrolled through our news feed this morning we grew curious: what is the history of this horrible retail plague that empowers store... [FishbowlDC]

Meet the 'Sesame Street' Crisis Response Team - Posted November 20, 2012
This week's New York Magazine includes an intriguing profile of a crisis response team that's been in the news quite a bit lately: the PR group representing Sesame S... [FishbowlDC]

Sandy Twitter Troll Outed and Shamed - Posted November 1, 2012
To the unfortunate few who pay attention to online flame wars: the nightmare is over. ComfortablySmug--the Twitter "troll" who posted false messages during Hurricane Sandy claiming that Con Ed was about to shut off power to a... [FishbowlDC]

Goldman Sachs PR Chief Dishes on Damage Control - Posted October 23, 2012
Many media outlets have labeled Greg Smith's investment banking expose Why I Left Goldman Sachs disappointing; some in the financial industry have gone so far as to call him a classic "... [FishbowlDC]

New York Times Public Editor Wins Social Media - Posted October 11, 2012
Looks like The New York Times has finally decided to place both feet firmly in the 21st century. The "paper of record" suffered a few days of bad PR this week thanks to a "walk out" organi... [GalleyCat]

New York Times Public Editor Wins Social Media - Posted October 11, 2012
Looks like The New York Times has finally decided to place both feet firmly in the 21st century. The "paper of record" suffered a few days of bad PR this week thanks to a "walk out" organi... [FishbowlDC]

So Long to 'Sad Jen,' America's Favorite Brand - Posted August 22, 2012
If you visited a pharmacy, supermarket, gas station or pretty much any other retail spot at some point between 2005 and last week, you learned a few things: Jen is sad. Jen is lonely. Jen wants babies. Jen can't get over Brad. We've never paid money for a tabloid publication, bu... [FishbowlDC]

Ryan Lochte and Reality TV: A Perfect Match? - Posted August 10, 2012
Take a moment this morning to imagine that you're Ryan Lochte: ... [FishbowlDC]

HBO's Veep Picks Up Three Emmy Nominations - Posted July 19, 2012
Congratulations are in order for New York mag's Frank Rich and the crew at HBO's Veep. The send-up of Washington politics just picked up Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. Rich is an... [FishbowlLA]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted June 1, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Caroline Bermudez Bids Adieu to Morning Zoo, May 29 ... [FishbowlLA]

As a Columnist, Frank Rich 'Tunes Out' the Praise and the Criticism - Posted May 8, 2012
In the second installment of our Media Beat interview with Frank Rich, the New York magazine columnist, he talks about the mechanics of his job and deali... [FishbowlDC]

'New York' Cover: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg - Posted May 7, 2012
We admit to going ape-wild at the sight of our belovedly snarky, smart, sharp ... [AllFacebook]

Make Your Voice Count At New York Mag - Posted January 27, 2012
Breaking into the literary dream that is New York magazine means you've got to offer something new, an interesting angle or exclusive access into a little-known subcultural scene in the city (or anywhere else in the world). "A freelance pitch that provides unusual insight and access into a slightly more hidden world... [FishbowlDC]

Make Your Voice Count At New York Mag - Posted January 27, 2012
Breaking into the literary dream that is New York magazine means you've got to offer something new, an interesting angle or exclusive access into a little-known subcultural scene in the city (or anywhere else in the world). "A freelance pitch that provides unusual insight and access into a slightly more hidden world... [FishbowlLA]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted October 21, 2011
[caption id="attachment_45356" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Vic Miles"][/caption] Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Remembering One of a Kind Former WCBS/Channel 2 Anchorman Vic M... [FishbowlLA]

New York Media's New Network Taps Local Blogs - Posted March 15, 2011
New York Media, home to New York magazine, has launched the Vulture Network. With Vulture.com as its hub, the network will pro... [FishbowlDC]

New York Parent Launches Vulture Network - Posted March 15, 2011
New York magazine parent New York Media will turn its Vulture into a flock, announcing the creation of the Vu... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bravo Takes on a New York Staple - Posted February 2, 2011
On Wednesday, February 16th, Bravo will air The Approval Matrix, a version of New York magazine's great recurring feature. The 30-minute show will be hosted by Faith Salie, who will lead three panelists and celebrity guests through a disc... [FishbowlLA]

New York iPad App The Cut on the Runway Shows Off for Fashion Week - Posted January 24, 2011
New York magazine parent New York Media will strut its stuff down the iPad runway with its launch of iPad app The Cut on the Runway, which will feature exclusive content from Fashion Week and its after-parties, as well as news from ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New York Magazine iPad App Debuts - Posted November 1, 2010
New York magazine made its entry into the iPad arena Monday, launching an app that offers its "Who Runs New York?" issue free-of-charge as an introduction, with subsequent issues to be available at the newsstand price of $4.99. The app features enhanced versions of every page of the pr... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Vulture Evolves from nymag.com Blog to Full-Fledged Entertainment Site - Posted September 22, 2010
After launching in April 2007 as a blog under the nymag.com umbrella, Vulture hatched Tuesday night as a full-fledged entertainment Web magazine, featuring ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

New York Magazine Fetes John McEnroe - Posted August 23, 2010
The US Open kicks off next Monday, which means it's time for publications around the city to trot out their one tennis story. Case in point: New York Magazine... [TVNewser]

New York Magazine Fetes John McEnroe - Posted August 23, 2010
The US Open kicks off next Monday, which means it's time for publications around the city to trot out their one tennis story. Case in point: New York Magazine... [SportsNewser]

Drescher , As In 'The Nanny' Drescher, Wants The U.S. Senate - Posted December 8, 2008
If she has her way, Fran Drescher will become the nanny for the U.S. Senate, filling in for Hillary Clinton when she becomes Secretary of State for President ... [FishbowlLA]

Black and Hayman - Posted January 4, 2007
Boy, are we glad Roger Black has a blog--finally someone who can tell it like it is. He's got a raconteurish edge to his writing, although it's not so curmudgeonly that we plug our youthful ears in defiance. And he can ask questions of someone like, say, ... [UnBeige]

Black and Hayman - Posted January 4, 2007
Boy, are we glad Roger Black has a blog--finally someone who can tell it like it is. He's got a raconteurish edge to his writing, although it's not so curmudgeonly that we plug our youthful ears in defiance. And he can ask questions of someone like, say, ... [AgencySpy]

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