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<em.WaPo Names New Conf. & Events GM

WaPo Media President and GM Stephen Hills announced today that Jenny Abramson will become the GM of WaPo‘s conferences and events business unit, reporting to Ken Babby, Vice President of Advertising.

In this role Abramson will oversee all business aspects of Post-branded live events, which will focus on topics of local, national, and international interest.

See the memo from Hills after the jump.

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WaPo Re-org: The CliffsNotes

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Yesterday, WaPo Media President and General Manager Steve Hills treated staffers to a PowerPoint deck and novella memo that outlined the company’s organizational changes for 2010.

The very long and detailed email (after the jump) announced seemingly minor rearrangements of the current org chart, a few promotions and a couple new roles. My 15 sec. summary:

Gregg Fernandes was promoted to Vice President, Circulation. The Marketing Managers, who support WaPo’s Advertising business, will report to a newly created role – Director, Advertising Marketing. That position will be filled by an existing Marketing Manager and will report to Ken Babby, VP, Advertising. Mike Shenk and his team, Marketing Creative Services, will join Advertising Operations. David Jones and the Community Relations team now report to Kris Coratti, Director, Public Relations. Laura Evans will take on an expanded role of Director, Marketing Research and Analytics as she assumes responsibility for the Digital analytics team and Nick Findlay will assume a new role as the Director, Retention Marketing.

All changes are effective Jan. 1, 2010. The full memo after the jump.

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FW Celebrates First Anniversary in Style


Schuman signed copies of his book at FW’s first anniversary party.

WaPo‘s fashion magazine FW celebrated a one-year anniversary in style last evening at newly opened Masa 14.

The FW team- publisher Jenny Abramson, editor Jennifer Barger and senior editor Betsy Lowther- welcomed everyone. “Even when 401Ks get cut in half, people like to look good.”

Philippe Cousteau and Alexandra Cousteau, grandchildren of Jacques Cousteau and Washingtonians themselves, were the mag’s guests of honor, for “exuding style while creating eco-awareness.”

“The Sartorialist” Scott Schuman, who was featured in FW‘s latest issue, sold and signed copies of his book. Schuman is a New York fashion photographer– though not your typical fashion photographer. He shoots people on the street, more abstractly.

The party was slated to end at 9pm, but with a line down the bar for “The Sartorialist” signings, we hear it went on until after midnight. Schuman blogs this morning, “I expected great things in cities like London and Paris, but DC was a total surprise.”

It was certainly a ladies night… Pamela Sorensen, Jayne Sandman, Kiki Ryan, Jessica Gibson, Pamela Brown, Angie Goff, Rachel Cothran, Jessica Hoy, Juleanna Glover, Becca Glover and Kate Michael all spotted by. And some male representation- Pepper Watkins and John Cpin. FBDC also spotted the speculated “Real Housewives of DC,” though sans camera crew.


Guests modeled for FW photographers. Pics could show up in the magazine.

More photos after the jump…

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FishbowlDC Exclusive: Meet the New WaPo Mag

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Inclusive. That’s the word I’d select to summarize the Washington Post Magazine‘s recent redesign. The new Sunday supplement doesn’t drop until this weekend but FishbowlDC got our hands on the first copy of the revamped rag to leave the newsroom. Here’s my take…

Editor Debra Leithauser, Art Director Janet Michaud and GM Jenny Abramson hit a home run. Flipping through the fresh but familiar pages of the new WaPo Mag is kind of like sitting down with an old friend for cocktails — only, your friend got really hot since the last time you saw them. The features are fast but fulfilling reads. The tone is personal, not preachy. And the design is sexy yet sensible. The outcome? A truly solid product for Columbia Heights hipsters, McLean mommies and everyone in between.

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Besides the apparent artistic, graphical and brand changes, new features include:

Whatever Happened To: Kind of a “where are they now” update on previously featured Wapo stories that left readers wondering “what ever happened to..”.

Our Town: Insightful illustrations from two Post artists who recount on-the-scene experiences from a variety of destinations in the D.C. Metro area.

Unspun: a more personal than policy interview with a politician.

The Breakdown: photos, graphics, fun facts and quirky details about the parts that make up an object (from monster trucks to walk-in closets).

Trend Report: a weekly take on “real world” fashion and beauty that features local boutiques, services and reader-applicable advice.

Behind the Lens: the story behind a unique or powerful photograph from the Washington Post.
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But fear not, die hard Date Lab readers. Date Lab, First Person Singular, restaurant reviews from food critic Tom Sietsema, Gene Weingarten‘s “Below the Beltway,” Second Glance, Crossword puzzles and the insightful long-form pieces are still alive and well in the new WP Mag.

Want to check in with Michelle Rhee, check out the creative coalition at Gold Leaf Studio or get some guidance to cure your weekend woes before the mag hits newsstands? You can either borrow mine or pick one up this Friday when WaPo will hand out 20,000 standalone copies at a variety of locations (including metro stops) around the city to celebrate the magazine’s revamp.