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Capitol File Celebrates Summer Issue with Soiree at CityCenterDC

Last night as the first official private preview of the highly anticipated CityCenterDC, Capitol File joined The Apartments at CityCenter for a summer soirée to celebrate its summer issue, in which artist Peter Max created an original Capitol File cover, currently being auctioned on Charitybuzz to benefit the Humane Society of the United States.

The event was designed by Andre Wells and featured samplings by Richard Sandoval’s Mango Tree and Rare Sweets, Moet Ice Imperial Champagne, wine by Early Mountain Vineyards and a Maserati.

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Magazine Cover Story of the Week: Washingtonian MOM with Rachel Goslins

MOM_2014_Summer_FBIt’s Friday, therefore 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.

The latest issue of Washingtonian MOM is hitting newsstands as we speak, and this issue’s cover story explores the personal and professional life of Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Goslins career began in law, working at a large law firm in New York and later, at the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington. She ditched her successful career by her early 30s to study film at NYU after meeting and marrying her now husband, former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski.

“In the span of about six months, I went from representing the United States of America on large international delegations to being the coffee and FedEx girl for an office of filmmakers,” Goslins recalls of an internship she held with PBS Read more

The Atlantic to Explore Global Innovation in Abu Dhabi

The Atlantic today announced its first ever international event, slated for this fall in Abu Dhabi. ”What’s Next? Navigating Global Challenges with the Innovation Generation” is planned for November 5 and will address the ideas and leadership behind global innovation.

“Abu Dhabi is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the Middle East, the perfect place for our conference on global innovation,” said Bob Cohn, co-president and COO of The Atlantic.

The plan, as of now, is for a day-long conversation on best practices in international innovation, and to explore ideas and techniques for advancing global connectivity and cyber resilience, unmanned flight and vehicular technologies, STEM learning in the Middle East, clean energy, and international partnerships, among other topics.

Media inquires can be directed to Anna Bross.

The Atlantic Announces Record Growth for Newsstand Sales and Website Traffic

Atlantic president and editor-in-chief James Bennet and president and COO Bob Cohn yesterday announced record growth for newsstand sales and website traffic for The Atlantic. Over last year, two of this year’s issues have more than doubled 2013 sales while five issues are up 25 percent.

Ta-Nehisi Coates June cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” set a single-day audience record for a magazine story on TheAtlantic.com. Read more

Magazine Cover of the Week: New York Times Magazine’s ‘Rose-Colored’ Look at Detroit

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As we head into the weekend, it’s time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

In this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is “The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit” by Ben Austen. In it, he explores a city that once was and the opportunity it now has as Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert in just a few years has purchased nine million square feet of real estate in 60 Detroit buildings.

Check it out, online now, or in print this Sunday.

Capitol File’s Publisher Niche Media Acquired by Greengale Publishing

logoGreengale Publishing today announced that it has acquired Niche Media Holdings, the publisher of 11 regional lifestyle publications including Capitol File, from The Greenspun Corporation of Las Vegas, held by Janie Greenspun Gale and her siblings. Greengale is co-owned by Janie Greenspun Gale and Jeff Gale.

Katherine Nicholls who previously served as president and chief operating officer of Niche, will now serve as CEO.

Elizabeth Thorp, editor-in-chief of Capitol File, shared her excitement, referring to Janie as “fabulous.”

Nicholls said of the owners, “Their decades of experience in journalism, photography, and media, together with their commitment to community service will continue to shape our organization.”

The Atlantic Names Alexis Madrigal Deputy Editor of TheAtlantic.com

The Atlantic today announced the promotion of Alexis Madrigal to the newly created role of Deputy Editor of TheAtlantic.com. Madrigal, who’s covered science and technology for The Atlantic since 2010, will also oversee social media and The Atlantic’s newsletter strategy.

In addition to his promotion, Dr. James Hamblin was named a senior editor. Julie Beck will replace Hamblin as editor of its Health channel and Kathy Gilsinan will join the Global channel as an associate editor from World Politics Review.

Sarah Palin Talks Hard Choices, Political Talk Show with The Hollywood Reporter

OrVIIAlaThe Hollywood Reporter’s Marisa Guthrie this morning published a Q&A with Sarah Palin after the Sportsman Channel ordered a second season of her namesake show “Amazing America with Sarah Palin.”

The former Vice Presidential candidate answered questions about the series, which explores “what makes America amazing,” as well as some questions more focused ‘inside the Beltway.’

On whether she’d ever host her own television, radio, or Internet political talk show, Palin didn’t object.

“Maybe. But the politics would have to be interspersed with a whole lot of fun and real life and inspiration showcasing American work ethic, because those topics are all pretty much the antithesis of today’s politics, which I find incorrigibly disastrous!” She went on to add, “It’d be so much fun to shake it up taking on issues that make audiences objectively consider all sides, and I’d do it with my own real-life groundedness, candor and commonsense that I’m known for.” Read more

Georgetowner Writer and Fmr. Art Director Head to Savannah, to Together Join South Mag

corrie dykeGeorgetown Media Group – known throughout Washington for its publications The Georgetowner and The Downtowner - will soon bid farewell to its fashion writer and publisher’s assistant Corrie Dyke, who with her fiance Timothy-Paul Reithmiller - who most recently served as GMG’s Art Director – will pack up and head south, to together, join South magazine.

In their new roles, Reithmiller will serve as the glossy’s new arts director and Dyke, it’s managing editor. South is well-known throughout Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida for showcasing “the distinctive and evolving heritage of the South.”

Just in time to enjoy the second half of summer, the couple will relocate to Savannah, Georgia, where the magazine is based and says they, “look forward to meeting and living with the great people of Savannah!”

Congrats to Tim and Corrie on escaping DC their new venture down South!

NYTimes Magazine’s Jim Rutenberg Offers Q&A with Former WH Press Sec Jay Carney

carneyIn this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, Jim Rutenberg offers a Q&A with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. The conversation teeters on funny at times, when Rutenberg asks which cable network Carney will join as a pundit and comments that the he looks 20 years younger than his former boss.

The July 6 magazine cover story – Can the G.O.P. Be a Party of Ideas? - by Sam Tanenhaus explores reform in the Republican party and the faces behind it.

Obviously, the magazine hits newsstands Sunday, but an excerpt of the Q&A between Carney and Rutenberg can be found here.

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