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Magazine Cover of the Week: TIME Magazine Questions Apple’s Watch

Apple.CoverIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, post-Apple’s announcement of its new watch, we propose the latest issue of TIME magazine and Lev Grossman and Matt Vella‘s cover story “iNeed?”

Grossman and Vella explore the uber-functionality of Apple’s latest device – specifically among its health and fitness features – but also, its necessity.

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Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 leaves off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Washington Examiner Welcomes Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon at Morton’s

HugoGurdonWednesday night at Morton’s Steakhouse on Connecticut Avenue, MediaDC CEO Lou Ann Sabatier introduced Washington Examiner’s new editorial director Hugo Gurdon to friends and members of the advertising community.

“Under his leadership, we can complete the transition we began in 2013 to a national source for news and policy analysis,” said Sabatier. “He is bringing added depth and authority to Washington Examiner content.”

Gurdon told guests to expect a staffing increase of reporters to cover breaking news with a focus on defense and national security, energy and environment, healthcare, technology, and money.

In July, FishbowlDC reported Gurdon’s departure from The Hill, where he served as editor in chief since 2003. Read more

POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue

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Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.

The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.

POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura IngrahamScott ReedLawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)

Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
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TIME Announces 3 New Hires, 2 Promotions

time-magazine-logoTIME magazine managing editor Nancy Gibbs and digital managing editor Edward Felsenthal issued a memo to staff Thursday morning announcing three new hires and two promotions.

Alice Gabriner returns to TIME from National Geographic where she’ll serve as international photo editor. She left the magazine in 2009 to become the director of photography at the White House. Prevention’s Mandy Oaklander joins the magazine as a writer and editor for its health team. And recent Yale grad Jack Linshi will serve as a breaking news reporter and homepage editor.

In terms of promotions, Lily Rothman has been named archive editor and Reno Ong will be the audience engagement and homepage editor, based in Hong Kong.

Magazine Cover of the Week: POLITICO’s Top 50 Persons Challenging American Politics

tfc-0905-cover-smIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, we propose the latest issue of POLITICO Magazine, that highlights the POLITICO 50 – “important people changing American politics through the power of ideas,” writes John Harris in his cover piece “Washington Is Not an Ideas-Free Zone. (Usually.)”

Number one on the list is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), dubbed “the most interesting man in politics.” The son of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Rand earned the top notch because “Paul’s ideas offer an utterly different Republican approach to questions of equity, education and fairness in America’s treatment of minorities.” Read more

The New Republic Celebrates 100 Years

TNR 100In celebration of its centennial, The New Republic will host a gala November 19 with a keynote from President Bill Clinton and co-hosted by Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Harvard president Drew Faust, HBO CEO Richard Plepler, actor Peter Sarsgaard, “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, producer Aaron Sorkin, George Stephanopoulos, and Fareed Zakaria.

“The New Republic was created to shape the course of American life—and in the course of one hundred years, we’ve become an American institution,” said Franklin Foer, the magazine’s editor. “Our history has made a meaningful difference in public life and is worthy of tribute—and a big party!” Read more

Magazine Cover of the Week: TIME’s ‘Answers Issue’

answers-coverIt’s Friday, almost the long Labor Day weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, we propose the latest issue of TIME magazine, and it’s special double issue that claims to answer “everything you didn’t know you needed to know.” Read more

Hey, Isn’t That…CNN’s Stylish S.E. Cupp

10599247_10100895257624556_14563123357480063_nIn the September Style Setter issue of Washingtonian magazine, CNN “Crossfire” co-host S.E. Cupp is recognized for and shares her on and off camera style.

The Conservative political commentator dons an Alice and Olivia sequin dress, and is pregnant with a baby boy, due in December.

Cupp describes Washington fashion as “preppy” and says of hers: “I dress how I dress. So whether I want to wear ‘boring’ pearls or ‘edgy’ leather boots, I’ve stopped trying to dress for other people.”

Also featured in the glossy, former special assistant to President Obama Reginald Love, Health and Human Services’ Melissa Burgos, and Groundswell cofounder and CEO Will Byrne.

Check out the full spread, here.

Magazine Cover of the Week: TIME’s ‘The Tragedy of Ferguson’

ferguson-coverIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw but didn’t have time to actually read this week.

This week, we propose the latest issue of TIME magazine, and it’s cover story “The Tragedy of Ferguson.” The piece explores the events leading up to the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 and the more than 10 days and nights of protests and tense interactions with law enforcement taking place in the St. Louis suburb.

“Ferguson is no longer just the name of a township. It has become a stern lesson in the value of public trust—the city learned too late that the well was dry—and a painfully familiar one,” writes TIME’s David Von Drehle and
 Alex Altman. ”When the shots rang out on Aug. 9, the usual figures assumed the customary positions. Al Sharpton? Check. Cable-news anchors? Check. Activists in Guy Fawkes masks? Check. The flames, the clouds of tear gas, the righteous anger of the protesters: What was live and what was videotape? The dead youth. The ruined cop. The clashing accounts of a few lethal moments. We’ve been here before—and failed to learn the lessons.”

For more, see newsstands, or subscribers can read it online.

Magazine Cover of the Week: Wired with Edward Snowden

originalIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, we suggest the latest issue of Wired magazine. Its cover sure to grab attention, shows Edward Snowden holding an American flag with the accompanying cover story “Edward Snowden: The Untold Story.”

In the opening, editor Scott Dadich writes, ”The message arrives on my ‘clean machine,’ a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. ‘Change in plans,’ my contact says. ‘Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you’.”

An interview nine months in the making that lasted three days over several weeks, Dadich continues, “But when Snowden finally agrees to discuss his personal life, the portrait that emerges is not one of a wild-eyed firebrand but of a solemn, sincere idealist who—step by step over a period of years—grew disillusioned with his country and government.”

For more, check it out online, or on newsstands.

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