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Time International’s Bobby Ghosh Joins Quartz as Managing Editor

IMG_3035Quartz anounced this afternoon that Bobby Ghosh will join the digital news outlet as managing editor. He joins the Atlantic Media global business news brand from Time International, where he served as editor, overseeing all of its editions and correspondents outside of the US.

Quartz’s president and editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney wrote in a memo to staff, “Bobby brings a sophisticated curiosity about the world, an obsessive news focus, and a strong identification with Quartz’s mission to cover the new global economy’s most important and interesting facets.”

Managing editor of TIME Nancy Gibbs thanked Ghosh for his tenure with the magazine, which included a stint as a correspondent based in DC.

“Bobby’s career has taken him from India to Hong Kong to London to Baghdad, where he served as TIME’s bureau chief for five years,” wrote Gibbs. “In that time he has demonstrated all the gifts of the best writers and editors: courage and creativity, enterprise, humor, commitment to nurturing young talent, passion for expanding TIME’s audience worldwide. It has been one of the great pleasures of my time in this job to get to work more closely with him– and there is no better traveling companion on earth.”

Check out the full memo after the jump. Ghosh in his new role with Quartz will be based in New York. Read more

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Friday Additions for White House Correspondents’ Weekend

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Just when we thought there was only eight White House Correspondents’-related events on Friday, we were wrong. There’s at least eleven.

Yesterday we pulled together a list of known events and we’re back with a few additions. 8am has never sounded so miserable.

POLITICO Playbook Breakfast – Special Celebrity Edition
Friday, May 2, 8am
POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen and Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles to discuss Hollywood, Washington, content creation and perception versus reality.
Featuring Kid President Robby Novak, Youtube’s Robert Kyncl, the stars of “Scandal,” David Bucatinsky and Jeff Perry, former White House chief of staff Andrew H. Card, Jr., and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers.
Presented by Bank of America

The HBO Documentary Film “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.” Reception and Screening
Friday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Hosted by POLITICO
Followed by a discussion with Robert De Niro, film directors Perri Peltz and Greta Gandbhir, and executive producer Jane Rosenthal

 

People and TIME’s Annual Cocktail Party
Friday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Hosted by Joe Ripp, CEO, TIME Inc.; Norman Pearlstine, EVP and Chief Content Officer, TIME Inc.; Jess Cagle, editorial director, People; Nancy Gibbs, managing editor, TIME


OFF THE RECORD with Michelle Branch

Friday, May 2, 9:30pm – midnight
Lani Hay, president & CEO of LMT Inc., hosts an event celebrating women in news media
Benefiting Rock the Vote
Featuring Moet & Chandon and Belvedere Vodka
With an acoustic performance by Michelle Branch

Amid Cover Controversy, TIME Ups Duffy And Jones

TimelogoTIME Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy and Executive Editor Radhika Jones have been promoted to Deputy Managing Editors, according to an internal memo from TIME Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs. Duffy, a long-time Washington hand, who has been at TIME since 1985 and Executive editor since 2011, has been in the news recently, defending his magazine’s controversial “Chris Christie is a Big Fat Elephant” cover.

He explained to Chris Matthews yesterday, ”Well, [Christie]‘s obviously a big guy. He’s obviously a big Republican. But he’s also done a really huge thing here this week.” Nice save, Mike.

Duffy has shepherded big cover stories all year at TIME, like April’s story about the “Latino Reformation” and “Bitter Pill” about exorbitant hospital costs.

Jones came to TIME from the Paris Review in 2008 and was also promoted to Executive Editor in 2011. She has taken over their core features such as Person of the Year and the TIME 100. She has also introduced Interview-style interviews to TIME, enlisting Michael Bloomberg to interview Jay-Z and Barack Obama to intervew Tom Coburn, among others.

TIME Hires 11 New Reporters, Promotes 3

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TIME‘s new Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs is starting her tenure on a high note. The magazine announces 11 new hires and three promotions.

The highlights: Michael Crowley becomes Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent. Massimo Calabresi becomes Deputy Washington Bureau Chief.

See the memo… Read more

TIME Puts Woman Into Top Role

Nancy Gibbs is the new Managing Editor of TIME. She replaces Rick Stengel, who is going to work for the State Department. Previously she was the deputy managing editor. She is the first woman to hold the title.

See the internal memo. Read more

TIME Cover Focuses on Clubby D.C.

The new cover of TIME is titled, “THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE CLUB, The Secret Society of Presidents.”

In this week’s cover story, Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy look at the private relationships among the living U.S. Presidents — the backroom deals, rescue missions and rivalries — that have marked modern American history.

The cover story is adapted from their forthcoming book, The Presidents Club, and brings to light new details, including: The first two calls Barack Obama placed on the night that the SEALs killed Osama bin Laden was to George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Nancy Gibbs Named Dep. ME of TIME

Nancy Gibbs has been promoted to Deputy Managing Editor of  TIME magazine.  In an internal memo announcing the news, John Huey and Rick Stengel gushed, proclaiming Gibbs “the very embodiment of the TIME brand.”

“Her work has long set the journalistic standard for its writing, its ethics, and its ability to connect with TIME readers around the world. This new role will take advantage of all her many skills,” read the memo.

Besides holding the record for most covers written, Gibbs has chronicled a huge array of issues and news stories – from presidential elections and Columbine to Katrina and 9/11.  She is a National Magazine Award recipient and the co-author of New York Times Bestseller “The Preacher and the Presidents; Billy Graham in the White House.”  Congrats to Nancy!

TIME Addresses Why Powerful Men Act Like Pigs

This week TIME cover addresses the it story of the moment: Sex. Lies. Arrogance. What Makes Powerful Men Act Like Pigs.

Nancy Gibbs explores the relationship between sex and power, writing, “The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New York City for allegedly trying to rape a hotel maid has ignited a fierce debate over sex, law, power and privilege.”

Managing Editor Richard Stengel also chimes in with a note on the topic du jour: “We expect people in power not to abuse it by taking advantage of the powerless, which is at the heart of the accusations against DSK. Schwarzenegger had the power to conceal his behavior from the voters and did so—which itself is an abuse. The French protest that even powerful men are entitled to a private life. But the reality is that the line between private and public behavior for public servants does not really exist, and pretending that it does is no longer useful.”

Westin on the Future of Media (Back in July)

david_abc.jpg This is what ABC News President David Westin had to say about the future of media back in July.

From the C-SPAN Video Library, this is Westin at the Chautauqua Institution candidly discussing, among other topics, leadership qualities in journalists and his experiences leading a news organization. Time‘s Editor-at-Large Nancy Gibbs conducted the interview. He also braved questions from the audience, who were polite and relatively tame.

On leadership: “I think you could be too smart for some of these jobs.” …One of the enemies of good leadership is distraction. …Sometimes people who are too smart are thinking of too many things at once.”

Later…”If we do not give our audience something that is not of value, we are out of business,” Westin said, answering tough questions on having to run stories that may upset advertisers. Still, later in the audience Q&A: “In order to be an effective leader you have to know when to disclose things. You need to have secrets.”

Westin has stepped down from ABC. He sent a note by e-mail to ABC staff Monday.

Watch the video here.

Morning Reading List, 07.18.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Do tell! What are these mythical “other” beaches you are running off to?

  • An ABC release announced, “For the twelfth consecutive week, ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54. Averaging 7.67 million Total Viewers and a 1.9/8 among Adults 25-54, ‘World News’ outperformed NBC by 330,000 Total Viewers and 90,000 key demo viewers. Week-to-week, ‘World News’ grew its Total Viewing audience 3% and its demo audience 4%.”

  • Another ABC release announced, “ABC News has received 15 News Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, it was announced today by the Academy. The Awards will be presented on Monday, September 24, 2007 in New York City.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News has received a total of 15 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today.”

  • 2 Weeks: MSNBC Tops CNN In Sales Prime

  • Cousin TVNewser reports, “PBS Leads The Way with 22 Emmy Noms”

  • “11 of CBS’s 19 News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations are for one program: the venerable 60 Minutes.”

  • LNS v. City Paper: The Fallout.

  • Dow Jones Board Approves Sale

  • Bloomberg reports, “Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, said it will address privacy concerns by reducing the lifetime of ‘cookies’ installed on the computers of people who visit its Web site.”

  • The Weekly Pew News Index for July 8-13 shows, “The Iraq policy debate was easily the biggest story of the week, filling 20% of the newshole, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from July 8-13. It was also the top story in every media sector: newspapers 15%; online 17%; network 29%; cable 22%; and radio 20%.”

  • Bob Meyers, President of the National Press Foundation, sent a letter of thanks to supporters, stating, “As you may know, with your support we have met and exceeded our $25,000 Challenge Grant from the Knight, Ford, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. We raised more than $34,000 from individual donors, of which $28,000 qualified for our match.”

  • The London Times reports, “Facebook, the fast-growing social networking site, is facing a potentially embarrassing lawsuit after a rival site claimed that the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, stole the idea for the network.”

  • Olbermann To Moderate Dem Forum Aug. 7

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “The songs remained the same on Internet radio Monday, as most stations continued to stream music while their representatives negotiated to lower a controversial royalty hike that took effect over the weekend.”

  • TVNewser reports, “The latest name to surface in the ongoing Katie Couric saga at CBS News is that of Scott Pelley, a Washington-based 60 Minutes correspondent since 2004.”

  • New York Times reports, “Business 2.0 magazine, a seven-year-old Time Inc. publication that covers start-ups, technology trends and changes in the new economy, might publish its final issue in September, according to people briefed on discussions about the fate of the magazine.”

  • The Independent features an interview with Tina Brown.

  • ABC announced that Charles Gibson will anchor a special edition of “20/20,” exploring “the untold story of Billy Graham’s ties to eleven U.S. administrations — from Harry Truman to George W. Bush . ‘Pastor to Power: Billy Graham and the Presidents’ will air on Friday, August 10 at 10 p.m., ET, in conjunction with the publication of ‘The Preacher and the Presidents’ by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy of Time Magazine.”

  • The Chicago Tribune reports, “Faced with a steady decline in revenue and cash flow, Tribune Co. plans to run advertisements on the front pages of most of its daily newspapers”

  • From a reader calls our attention to this — “USA Today has a cow over voting numbers”

  • The Society of Professional Journalists announced upcoming journalism trainings in Washington, D.C.. Check it out here.

  • TVNewser reports, “In the week ending July 13, NBC slipped into a television year-to-date tie with World News in viewers.”

  • Who knew the Washington Post Business Section was funny? His Extreme-ness did.

  • From ABC: “ABC News and ABC5 News today released credentialing information for the Republican ‘This Week’ Iowa Forum on August 5th. The Forum moderated by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos with additional questioning from David Yepsen of The Des Moines Register, will be held at Drake University. All Republican presidential candidates have confirmed their attendance. The Democratic Forum co-hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party will be held on Sunday August 19th from 8:00-9:30 AM Central Time credentialing details will be provided in the coming weeks.”

  • “You’re invited to the sixth annual Breakfast of Editing Champions at the AEJMC convention Friday, Aug. 10. The breakfast is open to anyone who teaches editing or likes to hang around editing professors ­ and who doesn’t?” All you need to do is e-mail an RSVP to at dgump@concernedjournalists.org this week.

  • Air America has launched a new blog called Spark, written and edited by Nancy Scola.

  • MediaBiz reports, “A panel of online media experts debated the future of the industry at Fortune’s iMeme conference in San Francisco on Friday. It probably shouldn’t come as a huge shock that these Web executives predicted more doom and gloom for so-called ‘old media’ and good times ahead for the Internet companies.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Tribune Co. shares fell as much as 2.1 percent after Los Angeles Times publisher David Hiller said the newspaper had ‘one of the worst quarters we have ever experienced’ in the three months through June.”

  • The IHT reports, “The International Herald Tribune will next Tuesday unveil a redesign of its web site featuring a new set of home page templates and greater emphasis on interactivity.”

  • New York Times reports, “With the United States military fighting a protracted war in Iraq and a wide-open presidential campaign already making headlines daily, Americans of all ages are interested in current affairs and are consuming news like never before, right? Not so, especially not teenagers and young adults, according to a report released last week by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.”

  • “NBC Universal is commiting to a ‘unprecedented, companywide weeklong programming effort’ to educate consumers about ‘ecological issues and our impact on the environment.’ It’s scheduled for Nov. 4 through 10.”

  • Blogs turn 10 years old (awwww).

  • In case you missed it, Chris Matthews announced a new contest on Monday night — the Hardball Campaign Ad Challenge — where you can submit your own homemade campaign ad.

  • Check out News Groper. It features “blogs, editorials and news analysis written by the most sought after politicians, celebrities, business leaders and dictators. News Groper’s proprietary technology ensures that its editorial content remains open and honest by having highly trained satirists ghostwrite on behalf of named authors — without the celebrities’ knowledge or consent.”

  • On Thursday night, don’t forget to check out Cigars and Martinis Night at Ozio, sponsored by Two Mundos Magazine & Laico DC Productions.

  • Dwight Garner writes, “Both Newsweek and Time magazine have newish editors (Jon Meacham, Richard Stengel) and, basically, it’s war: they’re slugging it out for eyeballs in a way they haven’t for a while.”

  • Check out Wonkette’s thoughts on the Post’s feature, “How to lose a war”

  • The Institute of Politics announced its Fall 2007 Resident Fellows, including the Washington Post’s own deputy business editor Maralee Schwartz.

  • From Radar: “This week’s New Yorker profile of Mort Zuckerman tells of how the New York Daily News owner, preparing to guest-host The Charlie Rose Show, asked to interview John McEnroe, who, still angry about a News gossip item, rebuffed him.”

  • Former National Journal-er Troy Schneider tells us, “Why the Deck is Stacked Against Political Startups.”

  • Politico’s Jonathan Martin gives some blog space to ESPN’s Karl Ravech.

  • Congrats to Josh Rushing for being on the Daily Show Monday night.

  • FishbowlDC public service announcement of the day: Find Paris Hilton a good home.

  • TVNewser reports, “CNN may be replacing Paula Zahn because of poor ratings, but the time slot isn’t proving easy for anybody.”

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  • National Geographic Society is looking for a Senior Administrative Assistant.

  • The Community Associations Institute is looking for an Editor.

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  • Voice of America is looking for a News Division/writer.

  • BNA is looking for a Reporter for Pensions and Benefits and a Reporter for Environmental News.

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