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Former Slate EIC Settles Into Atlas Obscura - Posted November 26, 2014
Are you old enough to remember Manhattan's Museum of Famous People on West 50th Street, featuring dozens of vinyl mannequins? How about the apartment with a view that Gustave Eiffel built into the Eiffel Tower, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former Slate EIC Settles Into Atlas Obscura - Posted November 26, 2014
Are you old enough to remember Manhattan's Museum of Famous People on West 50th Street, featuring dozens of vinyl mannequins? How about the apartment with a view that Gustave Eiffel built into the Eiffel Tower, ... [FishbowlNY]

Jack Shafer Talks About Being Let Go Like the Media Critic He Is - Posted November 20, 2014
When columnist Jack Shafer announced last night via Twitter that he was leaving Reuters, the media world responded with a collective electronic... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jack Shafer Talks About Being Let Go Like the Media Critic He Is - Posted November 20, 2014
When columnist Jack Shafer announced last night via Twitter that he was leaving Reuters, the media world responded with a collective electronic... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Broadcasts to End in Russia | Obama Defends Net Neutrality - Posted November 11, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Broadcasts to End in Russia | Obama Defends Net Neutrality - Posted November 11, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Ten Sandwiches Ready for Their Close-Up - Posted November 6, 2014
This week around Manhattan, food stylist Jen Beauchesne (pictured) can probably have her pick of delicatessen table, extra-large pickle and free side of whatever. That's because she, more than anyone else, is respo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ten Sandwiches Ready for Their Close-Up - Posted November 6, 2014
This week around Manhattan, food stylist Jen Beauchesne (pictured) can probably have her pick of delicatessen table, extra-large pickle and free side of whatever. That's because she, more than anyone else, is respo... [FishbowlNY]

Slate Columnist Squares Off Against Halloween Meanie - Posted October 28, 2014
We're not sure if Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Dear Prudence, wrote the headline for her latest Slate advice column. But the top of this one leaves little to the imagination as far as where she stands on the opening missive: "... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Columnist Squares Off Against Halloween Meanie - Posted October 28, 2014
We're not sure if Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Dear Prudence, wrote the headline for her latest Slate advice column. But the top of this one leaves little to the imagination as far as where she stands on the opening missive: "... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Rowe Sets Records for CNN | Morgan Slams Cooper, AC 360 - Posted October 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Rowe Sets Records for CNN | Morgan Slams Cooper, AC 360 - Posted October 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

An SNL Writer's Trick of the Trade: 'KENAN REACTS' - Posted September 25, 2014
In some ways, social media has rendered Saturday Night Live bulletproof as it heads into its 40th anniversary season. Sketches that misfire and hosts who bomb typically now power a social discussion that is as robust as when everything clicks. But there will be plenty of time for that soon. In the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

An SNL Writer's Trick of the Trade: 'KENAN REACTS' - Posted September 25, 2014
In some ways, social media has rendered Saturday Night Live bulletproof as it heads into its 40th anniversary season. Sketches that misfire and hosts who bomb typically now power a social discussion that is as robust as when everything clicks. But there will be plenty of time for that soon. In the... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalist Sotloff Beheaded by ISIS | WaPo Publisher Out - Posted September 3, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalist Sotloff Beheaded by ISIS | WaPo Publisher Out - Posted September 3, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Pitch Travel Stories With a Strong Journalistic Hook to Roads & Kingdoms - Posted August 12, 2014
In a world of listicles and quizzes, Roads & Kingdoms, launched in 2012, seeks to fill a void in travel journalism with a focus on in-depth reporting of destinations. Instead of critiques of new hotels or a roundup of luxe resorts, Roads & Kingdoms delves into the dynamics that affect a... [TVSpy]

Pitch Travel Stories With a Strong Journalistic Hook to Roads & Kingdoms - Posted August 12, 2014
In a world of listicles and quizzes, Roads & Kingdoms, launched in 2012, seeks to fill a void in travel journalism with a focus on in-depth reporting of destinations. Instead of critiques of new hotels or a roundup of luxe resorts, Roads & Kingdoms delves into the dynamics that affect a... [10,000 Words]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Warner Plays Defense | Netflix Hits 50 Million Subscribers - Posted July 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Warner Plays Defense | Netflix Hits 50 Million Subscribers - Posted July 22, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate Names Dan Kois Culture Editor - Posted July 21, 2014
Slate has named Dan Kois its new culture editor. Kois, a senior editor at Slate, was most recently editor of the site's Book Review section. He is also a contributor to The New York Times Magazine. As the founding ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Names Dan Kois Culture Editor - Posted July 21, 2014
Slate has named Dan Kois its new culture editor. Kois, a senior editor at Slate, was most recently editor of the site's Book Review section. He is also a contributor to The New York Times Magazine. As the founding ... [FishbowlNY]

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for The Week - Posted July 18, 2014
Here's a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week. 1) Sports Illustrated Sets Web Traffic Record with LeBron James Essay 2) ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for The Week - Posted July 18, 2014
Here's a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week. 1) Sports Illustrated Sets Web Traffic Record with LeBron James Essay 2) ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: World Cup Sets Ratings Records | Plotz Resigns From Slate - Posted July 15, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: World Cup Sets Ratings Records | Plotz Resigns From Slate - Posted July 15, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

David Plotz Resigns as Editor of Slate - Posted July 14, 2014
David Plotz, who has been with Slate since the site launched in 1996, is stepping aside. Plotz had served as Slate's editor since 2008. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Plotz Resigns as Editor of Slate - Posted July 14, 2014
David Plotz, who has been with Slate since the site launched in 1996, is stepping aside. Plotz had served as Slate's editor since 2008. ... [FishbowlNY]

Et Tu, Journalists Who Wrote That Bogus George Clooney Item? - Posted July 10, 2014
As we reported Wednesday, George Clooney rarely calls out the media. But when he does, be it over a 2013 item about the delayed release of Monuments Men or a 2014 item ... [GalleyCat]

Et Tu, Journalists Who Wrote That Bogus George Clooney Item? - Posted July 10, 2014
As we reported Wednesday, George Clooney rarely calls out the media. But when he does, be it over a 2013 item about the delayed release of Monuments Men or a 2014 item ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Et Tu, Journalists Who Wrote That Bogus George Clooney Item? - Posted July 10, 2014
As we reported Wednesday, George Clooney rarely calls out the media. But when he does, be it over a 2013 item about the delayed release of Monuments Men or a 2014 item ... [FishbowlNY]

What You Need to Know About Canada's Crazy New Anti-Spam Law - Posted July 2, 2014
Did you know that yesterday was Canada Day? Did you also know what, while everyone from Google to PR ... [PRNewser]

Best World Cup Coverage Around the Web - Posted June 26, 2014
If you don't have soccer fever yet, I feel sorry for you. It's the one sport I can actually tolerate, and thanks to an extended overseas stint, know how to watch. With the World Cup playing on every television screen I walk by, it's hard to not feel like there's a... [10,000 Words]

Internet Stewardship and the Comments Section - Posted May 14, 2014
Reader comments foster loyalty and engagement by keeping users on a site longer. But comment streams are vulnerable to abuse, and some news organizations are eliminating them completely. The Washington Post recently wrote about news sites ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate Launches Paid Membership Plan - Posted April 21, 2014
Slate Plus, the paid membership from Slate, is officially live. The first thing you should know about Slate Plus is that it's not a paywall. The site will remain completely free. You won't be ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Launches Paid Membership Plan - Posted April 21, 2014
Slate Plus, the paid membership from Slate, is officially live. The first thing you should know about Slate Plus is that it's not a paywall. The site will remain completely free. You won't be ... [FishbowlNY]

TurboTax Wants Your Filing Process to Be As Difficult As Possible - Posted April 15, 2014
Of course everyone dislikes filing taxes. The fact that we have to do so once a year is one of the main reasons so many Americans have low opinions of government--at least in the abstract. And yet, the whole process might be easier were it not for the interference of...the people... [PRNewser]

Slate Editor: Please God, Let James Franco Just Be a Creep - Posted April 4, 2014
As we head into the weekend on the wings of James Franco's Live with Kelly and Michael Mea Culpa, FishbowlNY wanted to highlight a favorite bit of media reaction to all this. In case you missed. Picking up on the suggestion by colleagues that the actor's Instagram contretemps has some very convenient... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Editor: Please God, Let James Franco Just Be a Creep - Posted April 4, 2014
As we head into the weekend on the wings of James Franco's Live with Kelly and Michael Mea Culpa, FishbowlNY wanted to highlight a favorite bit of media reaction to all this. In case you missed. Picking up on the suggestion by colleagues that the actor's Instagram contretemps has some very convenient... [FishbowlNY]

Anti-Colbert Hashtag Activist Has a New Target: HuffPost Live - Posted March 28, 2014
Slate political reporter David Weigel provides a good rundown of the #CancelColbert brouhaha spearheaded by 23-year-old freelance writer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Anti-Colbert Hashtag Activist Has a New Target: HuffPost Live - Posted March 28, 2014
Slate political reporter David Weigel provides a good rundown of the #CancelColbert brouhaha spearheaded by 23-year-old freelance writer ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sweeney's Successor | Weiner to Pen Column at BI | Bartiromo Given FNC Show - Posted March 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sweeney's Successor | Weiner to Pen Column at BI | Bartiromo Given FNC Show - Posted March 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate Introduces Paid Membership Plan - Posted March 24, 2014
There's paywalls and metered paywalls, and then there's Slate Plus, the new membership plan from Slate. The New York Times rep... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Introduces Paid Membership Plan - Posted March 24, 2014
There's paywalls and metered paywalls, and then there's Slate Plus, the new membership plan from Slate. The New York Times rep... [FishbowlNY]

Privacy Groups Respond To WhatsApp Founder/CEO Jan Koum's Blog Post With Updated FTC Filing - Posted March 21, 2014
The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy -- which filed a ... [AllFacebook]

Winner of Second Place Behind Slate/Travoltified: The LA Times - Posted March 6, 2014
Bravo, LA Times editors. Bravo! In today's print editions, for a Calendar section article by David Ng and Oliver Gettell about the endlessly fascinating John Travolta/Adele Dazeem flub, the paper went with the following headline: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Winner of Second Place Behind Slate/Travoltified: The LA Times - Posted March 6, 2014
Bravo, LA Times editors. Bravo! In today's print editions, for a Calendar section article by David Ng and Oliver Gettell about the endlessly fascinating John Travolta/Adele Dazeem flub, the paper went with the following headline: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Esquire Cover That Changed Everything - Posted February 21, 2014
The wonderful design podcast "99% Invisible" regularly gets its cross-posting due at Slate. The publication embeds each weekly episode together with a summary of the latest discussion. Episode #101 was a humdinger. Producer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Esquire Cover That Changed Everything - Posted February 21, 2014
The wonderful design podcast "99% Invisible" regularly gets its cross-posting due at Slate. The publication embeds each weekly episode together with a summary of the latest discussion. Episode #101 was a humdinger. Producer ... [FishbowlNY]

STUDY: Media, Tech and Entertainment Fields Still Dominated by Men - Posted February 19, 2014
Some things, unfortunately, do not change Well, this one's a bit of a downer: despite all the news of women making progress in the corporate world and the rise of women in leadership positions within the public relations industry, the media... [PRNewser]

AOL's Tim Armstrong Gives Sincere Apologies - Posted February 11, 2014
Or so says Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times in the first episode of his planned series #ApologyWatch (and yes, we know that others used the hashtag before him). ... [PRNewser]

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]

Inc. Media Welcomes New Editor, Publisher - Posted January 30, 2014
Inc. Media is into its fourth decade now. The company was founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. In addition to the monthly magazine, it currently counts an average of more than six million monthly unique visitors via Inc.com and The Build Network. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Inc. Media Welcomes New Editor, Publisher - Posted January 30, 2014
Inc. Media is into its fourth decade now. The company was founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. In addition to the monthly magazine, it currently counts an average of more than six million monthly unique visitors via Inc.com and The Build Network. ... [FishbowlNY]

THIS JUST IN: Grilling BBQ Is Gonna Kill You - Posted January 27, 2014
This can't be good PR for the beef and barbecue industry, everyone that sells barbecue and fried foods, and the aficionados of all things thereof. I should know -- I am one of those beloved people, equipped with the XXL grill in the backyard, devotee of BBQ sauce drizzling on my "Kiss... [PRNewser]

Here's Why Your Facebook Engagement Numbers Are Way Down - Posted January 20, 2014
One fact we didn't know: the average Facebook user still shares nearly four posts every day. One fact we did know: no one sees any of those posts anymore, especially if that user happens to be a client who doesn't care to pay for each update. We'll let blogger Derek Muller explain why... [PRNewser]

As the Year Closes, Slate Writer Reminds: Whoa! is Spelled Whoa! - Posted December 31, 2013
We tend to use the expression "Whoa!" sparingly, and not usually for matters pertaining to FishbowlNY. While we've never had trouble spelling the exclamation, apparently a lot of people in 2013 have. In his final calendar-year "The Good Word" column, Matth... [GalleyCat]

Tell Us More About How 'White' Santa Claus Is, Megyn Kelly - Posted December 13, 2013
Last night Jon Stewart went off on Fox News "rising star" Megyn Kelly for taking a moment to remind all the 6-year-old news hounds who watch her 10PM show that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white men, and that's a fact so they should just freaking deal with it. ... [PRNewser]

The State of the Digital News Publishing Industry, According to the Internet - Posted December 13, 2013
There must be something in the air, maybe the end of a crazy year, that's making writers introspective. In the past week alone, there have been some very good analyses of the state of the digital publishing . Since it's cold outside (unless you live in a place where it's not... [TVSpy]

Thanksgivukkah: Best or Worst Marketing Stunt of the Year? - Posted November 25, 2013
We honestly can't decide, especially after reading this perfectly trollish Slate piece calling... [AgencySpy]

Is Kosovo An Official State? Facebook Says Yes - Posted November 21, 2013
It is often said that life events such as relationships, enga... [AllFacebook]

Hawaii Scientist Hijacks Seventeen Magazine Hashtag - Posted November 20, 2013
Thanks to a brainiac Hope Jahren (pictured), Seventeen magazine's #ManicureMonday Twitter archives will never be the same. Per a summary on Slate by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hawaii Scientist Hijacks Seventeen Magazine Hashtag - Posted November 20, 2013
Thanks to a brainiac Hope Jahren (pictured), Seventeen magazine's #ManicureMonday Twitter archives will never be the same. Per a summary on Slate by ... [FishbowlNY]

Jennifer Weiner to Jonathan Franzen: Twitter Isn't Evil and All Writers Are 'Self-Promoters' - Posted September 20, 2013
How do we classify a popular novelist's Twitter feed: is it marketing? personal branding? public relations? It's a bit of a grey area. But, as Jennifer Weiner so politely told Jonathan Franzen this week, social media is a necessary tool for... [PRNewser]

ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' Reaches Deal With Facebook For Content From New APIs - Posted September 16, 2013
"Dancing with the Stars," ... [AllFacebook]

NOT SAFE FOR WORK: Which Curse Words Are The Most Popular On Facebook? - Posted September 12, 2013
This post is most definitely not safe for work: Slate tapped the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Releases Two APIs That Allow News Organizations To Tap Into Its Real-Time Public Posts - Posted September 9, 2013
Twitter has company in the real-time news-related social media arena, as Facebook Monday announced... [AllFacebook]

Farhad Manjoo Joins WSJ - Posted September 4, 2013
Farhad Manjoo is joining The Wall Street Journal as a columnist covering "technology companies, issues, people, products and trends," according to the paper. Manjoo most recently penned columns for Slate. Prior... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Farhad Manjoo Joins WSJ - Posted September 4, 2013
Farhad Manjoo is joining The Wall Street Journal as a columnist covering "technology companies, issues, people, products and trends," according to the paper. Manjoo most recently penned columns for Slate. Prior... [FishbowlNY]

Teens Haven't Really Abandoned Facebook - Posted August 14, 2013
Yes, your 13-year-old cousin is totally over Facebook. Yes, she wrote about that fact on Mashable. But that doesn't mean that you should sell all the stock you bought last year. More importantly,... [PRNewser]

The New Republic Joins Slate, Will Stop Using 'Redskins' - Posted August 8, 2013
The @davidplotz case against the moniker of DC football team is air-tight. We're changing @tnr stylebook. http://t.co/9S1PaKbCsn via @slate -- Franklin Foer (@FranklinFoer) August 8, 2013 Let's hope ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New Republic Joins Slate, Will Stop Using 'Redskins' - Posted August 8, 2013
The @davidplotz case against the moniker of DC football team is air-tight. We're changing @tnr stylebook. http://t.co/9S1PaKbCsn via @slate -- Franklin Foer (@FranklinFoer) August 8, 2013 Let's hope ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate to Stop Referring to Washington Redskins as 'Redskins' - Posted August 8, 2013
Any rational human realizes that the Washington Redskins' nickname is racist. Even Redskins great Art Monk said it shouldn't be used. However, Daniel Syder, the Redskins' terrible owner and renowned idiot, has said he won't get rid of the offensive word. Faced with this, Slate has... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate to Stop Referring to Washington Redskins as 'Redskins' - Posted August 8, 2013
Any rational human realizes that the Washington Redskins' nickname is racist. Even Redskins great Art Monk said it shouldn't be used. However, Daniel Syder, the Redskins' terrible owner and renowned idiot, has said he won't get rid of the offensive word. Faced with this, Slate has... [FishbowlNY]

The Return On Jeff Bezos' Investment In "The Washington Post" Could Be Huge - Posted August 7, 2013
Jeff Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post reconfirms that the newspaper industry is hurting, that the media industry is still in a state of flu... [PRNewser]

The Most Offensive Marketing Pitch Ever? Beheading Labeled 'Ad Revenue Opportunity' - Posted July 10, 2013
Slate writer David Plotz is calling a recent email he received the "most offensive marketing pitch of all time." After r... [PRNewser]

Facebook's Best Practices for Journos: Optimize Graph Tags, and Your Editorial Staff - Posted May 9, 2013
When Facebook released their Best Practices guide for media last wee... [10,000 Words]

Jessica Winter Leaves Time for Slate - Posted May 7, 2013
Jessica Winter is leaving Time magazine for a spot at Slate. Winter has been a contributor to Slate, but now will take on the full-time role of business and technology editor. Winter was most recently the arts edit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jessica Winter Leaves Time for Slate - Posted May 7, 2013
Jessica Winter is leaving Time magazine for a spot at Slate. Winter has been a contributor to Slate, but now will take on the full-time role of business and technology editor. Winter was most recently the arts edit... [FishbowlNY]

How Did Slate Double Its Facebook Referrals? - Posted May 2, 2013
Journalists were all about Facebook Wednesday, as the company conducted its first-quarter ear... [AllFacebook]

SexCereal and Bacon Condoms: Because No Pitch Is Too Dumb - Posted April 12, 2013
If you ever find yourself responsible for promoting a client whose hook is just too dumb to pitch, we'd like you to know that it can't true. Don't believe us? Consider the recent media coverage of SexCereal and Bacon Condoms, two products clearly designed to inspire headlines (and little else). Neither of... [PRNewser]

Edelman's Content Strategist Explains the New 'Content Marketing' Model - Posted March 29, 2013
This week we posted on Weber Shandwick's decision to publicize its new content-creation wing, Mediaco, and what that means for th... [PRNewser]

How Do You Respond To Trolls? You Don't. - Posted March 4, 2013
Do you read the comment thread on your articles and columns? Sometimes, when a piece gets lots of social media attention, it's hard not to. It's even been suggested that depending on the tone of a comment thread,... [TVSpy]

How Do You Respond To Trolls? You Don't. - Posted March 4, 2013
Do you read the comment thread on your articles and columns? Sometimes, when a piece gets lots of social media attention, it's hard not to. It's even been suggested that depending on the tone of a comment thread,... [10,000 Words]

Separated at Birth: The Sen. Ted Cruz Edition - Posted February 1, 2013
The confirmation hearing for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense got pretty heated on Thursday. Senators joined forces to hammer Hagel with tough questions about past statements and whether or not he wanted to adopt Israel as the 51st state. (Or something like that.) One of the loudest voices that pr... [FishbowlDC]

Featured in Features - Posted November 27, 2012
It's time to take a swing through the cluttered pages of D.C.'s features and lifestyle sections to see what's making waves. Porn Stars Aren't As Damaged As We Thought - According to this ... [FishbowlDC]

Featured in Features - Posted October 31, 2012
Today we're checking up on what's Washington's feature and lifestyle stories... Local gay author scared to write at night profiled by MetroWeekly-- Lee Hayes, a gay author who lives in Brandywine, Md., tells W... [FishbowlDC]

'Optimal': Weigel a Casualty of Twitter's Short Fuse - Posted October 19, 2012
Slate's Dave Weigel committed the cardinal sin of modern politics. He asked Twitter to calm down. During President Obama's taped appearance on the Daily Show Thursday, two White House pool ... [FishbowlDC]

Roll Call: Ogilvy PR, Sunset, Bloomsbury and More - Posted September 26, 2012
Ogilvy PR/Chicago has appointed Heather Wilson executive vice president and director of the agency's Chicago Corporate Group. Wilson joined the company on September 17, moving from Weber Shandwick where she ran the West Coa... [PRNewser]

Slate Names Matt Turck Publisher - Posted August 27, 2012
Slate, the online magazine from The Washington Post Company, has named Matt Turck its new publisher. Turck has been Slate's vice president of sales and marketing since 2009. Turck will su... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Names Matt Turck Publisher - Posted August 27, 2012
Slate, the online magazine from The Washington Post Company, has named Matt Turck its new publisher. Turck has been Slate's vice president of sales and marketing since 2009. Turck will su... [FishbowlNY]

Are You Suspicious For Not Being On Facebook? - Posted August 7, 2012
When Facebook first launched and opened up to college students throughout the country, you were considered cool if you had access to the social ... [AllFacebook]

The 9 Biggest Mistakes Rookie Podcasters Make - Posted April 18, 2012
Today, podcasts are one of the most simple ways to brand engaging content and garner loyal followers. But there are mistakes even the pros make that could be the difference between being downloaded or ditched. In mediabistro.com's How to Make a Podcast People Want to Subscribe To, producers and hosts cou... [SocialTimes.com]

Word to Semantic Web Startups: The JOBS Act Is On - Posted March 28, 2012
If there's one thing the Semantic Web arena is full of, it is start-ups. In fact, the slew of creative and innovative ideas out there coming from young companies is one of the reasons for the first Start-Up Competition to be held at the Semantic Tech & Business... [semanticweb.com]

Slate Launches Monthly Book Review - Posted March 2, 2012
Book review sections in papers and magazines might be dwindling, but Slate is doing its part to keep them alive. It is launching Slate Book Review, which will p... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Launches Monthly Book Review - Posted March 2, 2012
Book review sections in papers and magazines might be dwindling, but Slate is doing its part to keep them alive. It is launching Slate Book Review, which will p... [FishbowlNY]

Digital Ellie Finalists Announced - Posted February 28, 2012
With the Oscars now over, let's continue the self-congratulatory awards news with The American Society of Magazine Editors' Digital Ellies finalists. Leading the way with 10 nominations is Cond Nast. Golf Digest, GQ, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Digital Ellie Finalists Announced - Posted February 28, 2012
With the Oscars now over, let's continue the self-congratulatory awards news with The American Society of Magazine Editors' Digital Ellies finalists. Leading the way with 10 nominations is Cond Nast. Golf Digest, GQ, ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate Launches 'MySlate' - Posted January 30, 2012
It's easy to get bogged down with too much information when you spend all day online. You start out wanting to read about Greece's new austerity measures and halfway through you check Twitter, find an article on the "alluring" ... [FishbowlLA]

Slate Launches 'MySlate' - Posted January 30, 2012
It's easy to get bogged down with too much information when you spend all day online. You start out wanting to read about Greece's new austerity measures and halfway through you check Twitter, find an article on the "alluring" ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Launches 'MySlate' - Posted January 30, 2012
It's easy to get bogged down with too much information when you spend all day online. You start out wanting to read about Greece's new austerity measures and halfway through you check Twitter, find an article on the "alluring" ... [FishbowlNY]

How to Make Content King: 3 Content Aggregation Tools Reviewed - Posted November 16, 2011
We all know that these days, content is king, but what exactly does that mean? It's a question I'm often asked by clients looking to build their social media presence and those unsure of how to use content to drive traffic to their website and improve their online visibility. Additionally, everyone... [SocialTimes.com]

Revolving Door: Hurricane Irene Coverage, Slate, Romenesko, and More - Posted August 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26392" align="alignleft" width="307" caption="Hurricane Irene Photo: NOAA"][/caption] ... [PRNewser]

Slate's Jack Shafer Discusses Being Laid Off, Future Plans - Posted August 25, 2011
Last night two big stories broke. One was that Steve Jobs was stepping down as CEO of Apple. The other, and the one much more important to those of us in the media world, was that Jack Shafer was ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate's Jack Shafer Discusses Being Laid Off, Future Plans - Posted August 25, 2011
Last night two big stories broke. One was that Steve Jobs was stepping down as CEO of Apple. The other, and the one much more important to those of us in the media world, was that Jack Shafer was ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate, The Week, Foreign Policy Post Record Traffic in May - Posted June 2, 2011
More good stuff from news-packed May: Slate and the websites for The Week and Foreign Policy set record traffic marks. For Slate.com, it s... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Scocca Leaves Slate for Deadspin - Posted June 2, 2011
It's hard to imagine Deadspin with more of an edge, but if anyone can bring it, it's Slate's Tom Scocca. A.J. Daulerio, Deadspin's Editor-in-Chief, announced... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tom Scocca Leaves Slate for Deadspin - Posted June 2, 2011
It's hard to imagine Deadspin with more of an edge, but if anyone can bring it, it's Slate's Tom Scocca. A.J. Daulerio, Deadspin's Editor-in-Chief, announced... [FishbowlNY]

What The Final New York Times Will Look Like - Posted May 10, 2011
Ever wonder what the final edition of The New York Times will look like? Well, Slate is giving us all a look into the grim future of the paper today. Produced by a group of writers, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What The Final New York Times Will Look Like - Posted May 10, 2011
Ever wonder what the final edition of The New York Times will look like? Well, Slate is giving us all a look into the grim future of the paper today. Produced by a group of writers, ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate's Jack Shafer Dismantles The New York Times Public Editor - Posted April 25, 2011
Over the weekend Arthur S. Brisbane, the Public Editor of The New York Times, wrote a piece lamenting the way the Times has attacked other media companie... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate's Jack Shafer Dismantles The New York Times Public Editor - Posted April 25, 2011
Over the weekend Arthur S. Brisbane, the Public Editor of The New York Times, wrote a piece lamenting the way the Times has attacked other media companie... [FishbowlNY]

Journalism, Social Media and PR: An Interview with Romey Louangvilay - Posted April 21, 2011
The context of social media in journalism today cannot be ignored. Several mainstream media organizations such as The Guardian, Slate, and The New Yo... [10,000 Words]

Even Slate Editor David Plotz Thinks Aggregation Is "Important" - Posted April 5, 2011
Slate editor David Plotz gave an in-depth interview to Sparksheet about how Slate manages to navigate its way through the seedy world of content farms, SEO, and aggregat... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Even Slate Editor David Plotz Thinks Aggregation Is "Important" - Posted April 5, 2011
Slate editor David Plotz gave an in-depth interview to Sparksheet about how Slate manages to navigate its way through the seedy world of content farms, SEO, and aggregat... [FishbowlNY]

Vanity Fair Probes Julian Assange - Posted January 6, 2011
Sarah Ellison, former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has a sprawling, in-depth look at Julian Assange and his relationship with The Guardian... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vanity Fair Probes Julian Assange - Posted January 6, 2011
Sarah Ellison, former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has a sprawling, in-depth look at Julian Assange and his relationship with The Guardian... [FishbowlNY]

Slate Updates iPad App - Posted January 6, 2011
Slate launched an update to its iPad app that addresses what it said were its users' two most common requests: the ability to save articles, and support for Instapaper. The update to the magazine's original iPad app, which ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Slate Widget Allows Users to See if Their Gawker Accounts Were Hacked - Posted December 13, 2010
Slate has a handy tool for Gawker readers who are concerned about whether their email addresses were compromised in the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Slate V Debuts Trending News Channel Video Blog - Posted December 7, 2010
Slate V launched a new video blog, Trending News Channel, which features two to three short videos per day detailing "the more shrug-worthy news items trending each day." Trending News Channel is being run by Slate V executive producers Bill Smee... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Tea Party Movement in Four Minutes - Posted November 5, 2010
Slate has broken down the history of the Tea Party movement into a simple, short, not entirely depressing video. Take notes. ... [FishbowlLA]

Slate V Gets All Up in Your Business - Posted October 1, 2010
Comedian Iliza Vie Shlesinger is channeling her very best Maria Bartiromo for Slate V, hosting Up in Your Business, a weekly series... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Slate Editor David Plotz on Motivation, Politics, Ideology, and a 50-Foot-Tall Michelle Obama - Posted September 29, 2010
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Outgoing Slate Writer: "People Rarely Leave" - Posted September 23, 2010
After eight years, Slate writer Daniel Gross has decided to try a new venture as a columnist for Yahoo Finance. But as he departed, he wrote quite the exit post. It's not odd in that h... [MediaJobsDaily]

Reuters Snatches Former The Big Money Head James Ledbetter - Posted September 13, 2010
James Ledbetter landed the job of running Reuters.com just two months after business/economy site ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Simon Doonan Taking His Snooki Coverage to Slate - Posted September 1, 2010
Simon Doonan, the Barneys creative director and New York Observer columnist who recently revealed a possible ... [PRNewser]

Gerald Posner Plagiarized Miami Herald - Posted February 9, 2010
Gerald Posner, an investigative journalist and contributor to Tina Brown's Th... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Gerald Posner Plagiarized Miami Herald - Posted February 9, 2010
Gerald Posner, an investigative journalist and contributor to Tina Brown's Th... [FishbowlNY]

Cablevision Exec Responds to Low Subscriber Numbers - Posted January 29, 2010
There has been much egg on the face of Cablevision after its pay wall plan for Newday.com was revealed earlier this week ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cablevision Exec Responds to Low Subscriber Numbers - Posted January 29, 2010
There has been much egg on the face of Cablevision after its pay wall plan for Newday.com was revealed earlier this week ... [FishbowlNY]

BusinessWeek's New Hires Include New York Magazine Steal - Posted January 29, 2010
So the exciting news today is the new Bloomberg LP-owned BusinessWeek, which ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

BusinessWeek's New Hires Include New York Magazine Steal - Posted January 29, 2010
So the exciting news today is the new Bloomberg LP-owned BusinessWeek, which ... [FishbowlNY]

Atlantic.com's Biz Editor Out Before Site Launches - Posted January 27, 2010
Because the world of business news isn't saturated enough, Atlantic Media announced a new business site in October to be launched sometime this spring (after an initial push-back from this winter's original date). Originally, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Atlantic.com's Biz Editor Out Before Site Launches - Posted January 27, 2010
Because the world of business news isn't saturated enough, Atlantic Media announced a new business site in October to be launched sometime this spring (after an initial push-back from this winter's original date). Originally, ... [FishbowlNY]

Atlantic Media Scoops Up Reuters.com Editor For Digital Project - Posted November 18, 2009
Earlier this year, we learned of Atlantic Media's plans to launch a new digital property when it brought on ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Atlantic Media Scoops Up Reuters.com Editor For Digital Project - Posted November 18, 2009
Earlier this year, we learned of Atlantic Media's plans to launch a new digital property when it brought on ... [FishbowlNY]

Reuters Hosts Panel On "Shaky" Audience-Media Relationships - Posted November 13, 2009
Last night at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square, Jack Shafer of Slate.com moderated a panel for millennium journalism entitled "Audience and the Media: A Shaky Marriage." The speakers at the event each came from a mainstream ne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Reuters Hosts Panel On "Shaky" Audience-Media Relationships - Posted November 13, 2009
Last night at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square, Jack Shafer of Slate.com moderated a panel for millennium journalism entitled "Audience and the Media: A Shaky Marriage." The speakers at the event each came from a mainstream ne... [FishbowlNY]

Feminist Press Honors Huffington|Mother Jones Focuses On Climate Change|More On The Vanity Fair Layoffs|Latina's Special Mexico Issue Brings In Ads - Posted October 23, 2009
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Feminist Press Honors Huffington|Mother Jones Focuses On Climate Change|More On The Vanity Fair Layoffs|Latina's Special Mexico Issue Brings In Ads - Posted October 23, 2009
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Opinion Aggregator Atlantic Wire Launches - Posted September 16, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media has launched a new stand alone site The Atlantic Wire, to aggregate some of the best opinions and debates on the Web. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Opinion Aggregator Atlantic Wire Launches - Posted September 16, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media has launched a new stand alone site The Atlantic Wire, to aggregate some of the best opinions and debates on the Web. ... [FishbowlNY]

Slate Founder Michael Kinsley To Lead New Digital Launch For Atlantic - Posted September 11, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media, which publishes The Atlantic, has brought on Slate founder Michael Kinsley as a media columnist and the editor of an upcomi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Slate Founder Michael Kinsley To Lead New Digital Launch For Atlantic - Posted September 11, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media, which publishes The Atlantic, has brought on Slate founder Michael Kinsley as a media columnist and the editor of an upcomi... [FishbowlNY]

Friedman Gives Back $75K|Double X Takes On Jezebel|10 Reasons Why Bailing Out Newspapers Is A Bad Idea|Mag Publishers' Buyout Deal|Bankrupt Tribune Denied Severance - Posted May 13, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Friedman Gives Back $75K|Double X Takes On Jezebel|10 Reasons Why Bailing Out Newspapers Is A Bad Idea|Mag Publishers' Buyout Deal|Bankrupt Tribune Denied Severance - Posted May 13, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c... [FishbowlNY]

The Stimulist Puts Another Nail In Snark's Coffin - Posted May 12, 2009
Today is a big day for launches! Slate's Double X and The New York Times' ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Stimulist Puts Another Nail In Snark's Coffin - Posted May 12, 2009
Today is a big day for launches! Slate's Double X and The New York Times' ... [FishbowlNY]

Online Women's Mag Double X Launches - Posted May 12, 2009
Way back in November, Slate chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg told us about the three ladies that would be helming his newest spin-off venture... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Online Women's Mag Double X Launches - Posted May 12, 2009
Way back in November, Slate chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg told us about the three ladies that would be helming his newest spin-off venture... [FishbowlNY]

Gazing Into the Kristol Ball: Thinking Outside the NYT Op-Ed Replacement Box - Posted February 5, 2009
Over at Slate Jack Shafer thinks the perfect person to replace ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Gazing Into the Kristol Ball: Thinking Outside the NYT Op-Ed Replacement Box - Posted February 5, 2009
Over at Slate Jack Shafer thinks the perfect person to replace ... [FishbowlNY]

Online Dispatches: EW, Forbes.com, Double X - Posted December 12, 2008
Keeping an eyes on some changes occurring online this week: Will EW go online only? (On a side note we imagine this will be a recurring theme in 2009 media land). Gawker was specu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Online Dispatches: EW, Forbes.com, Double X - Posted December 12, 2008
Keeping an eyes on some changes occurring online this week: Will EW go online only? (On a side note we imagine this will be a recurring theme in 2009 media land). Gawker was specu... [FishbowlNY]

Post Election News Slump Hitting Politico, TheAtlantic.com Thriving - Posted November 21, 2008
There's been plenty of talk the last few weeks about a post-election viewer slump both online and on television. Over at 538.com Nate Silver has taken his pollster powers and applied them to polit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Post Election News Slump Hitting Politico, TheAtlantic.com Thriving - Posted November 21, 2008
There's been plenty of talk the last few weeks about a post-election viewer slump both online and on television. Over at 538.com Nate Silver has taken his pollster powers and applied them to polit... [FishbowlNY]

You're Fired!: The Big Money to Publish Layoff Emails - Posted October 30, 2008
The amount of layoffs and foldings that have occurred in the last week have left our heads spinning a bit. Here's the thing, we all knew that print was a dying animal, but it's probably safe to say nobody knew it was going to die so fast! Anyway, the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

You're Fired!: The Big Money to Publish Layoff Emails - Posted October 30, 2008
The amount of layoffs and foldings that have occurred in the last week have left our heads spinning a bit. Here's the thing, we all knew that print was a dying animal, but it's probably safe to say nobody knew it was going to die so fast! Anyway, the... [FishbowlNY]

Scenes From Last Night's Slate Obamamania Party - Posted August 26, 2008
Slate threw a party last night in honor of Obamamania. The takeaway? Peggy Noonan is one of the most charming people we've met, Chris Cillizza is much taller in person, and Tammy Haddad owns a portable fan that lights up to say "Tam Cam." ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Scenes From Last Night's Slate Obamamania Party - Posted August 26, 2008
Slate threw a party last night in honor of Obamamania. The takeaway? Peggy Noonan is one of the most charming people we've met, Chris Cillizza is much taller in person, and Tammy Haddad owns a portable fan that lights up to say "Tam Cam." ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC and the Olympics: The Dow Jones of Sap? - Posted August 11, 2008
The truth is that after Friday we mostly forgot to watch the Olympics (also known as Michael Phelps goes to Beijing, or alternately, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC and the Olympics: The Dow Jones of Sap? - Posted August 11, 2008
The truth is that after Friday we mostly forgot to watch the Olympics (also known as Michael Phelps goes to Beijing, or alternately, ... [FishbowlNY]

NYT: In the Market For a Little Deja Vu? - Posted August 4, 2008
Last week Gawker pointed out that something about the New York Times was sounding awfully fa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYT: In the Market For a Little Deja Vu? - Posted August 4, 2008
Last week Gawker pointed out that something about the New York Times was sounding awfully fa... [FishbowlNY]

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