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A New York Times Magazine Exhibit Opens in Tennessee

Beginning today at Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum of American Art, visitors will have the chance to enjoy “The New York Times Magazine Photographs.” Running through March 22, the exhibit was curated by magazine photo editor Kathy Ryan and organized with help from New York’s Aperture Foundation.

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From the exhibit notes:

Focusing primarily on the last fifteen years, Ryan provides a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative, creative processes that have made this magazine the leading venue for photographic storytelling within contemporary news media.

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Former Aerosmith Manager to Boston Magazine: Dream On

JoePerryRocksCoverWhile the first couple of article commenters are questioning the evidence presented by former Aerosmith manager Steve Leber, the editors of Boston magazine are convinced. They’ve changed the online headline of their original October issue article featuring an excerpt from Joe Perry‘s new memoir Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith and posted a correction that will also appear in the December print issue’s Letters to the Editor section.

Leber wrote in to adamantly deny the insinuation, in the excerpted book passage, that a framed copy of a check referenced by Perry suggested his firm had been directly paid proceeds from a Concert for Bangladesh. Leber sent Boston magazine a copy of what he says is the correct check – made out to the concert organizers – and took the publication to task:

I’d like to set the record straight and wish you had called me to check the facts before you printed the piece, which essentially calls me a crook and accuses me of stealing from a charity. A copy of the check Joe Perry refers to in the article is attached. As you and your readers can see, it is not made out to me, as Mr. Perry asserts, but it is, in fact, made out to United Nations Children’s Fund for Relief to Refugee Children of Bangladesh.

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Howard Kurtz Assails New York Times for ‘Reckless Move’

ShutterstockTimesSquareProtester1124Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, media critics continue to question the wherewithal of New York Times editors with regards to this week’s article “A Quiet Wedding for Darren Wilson.” Although the report by Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson, posted ahead of the Grandy Jury verdict announcement, hints that the police officer and his wife have essentially vacated the referenced property, it’s still extremely surprising that the paper, at this late press time, has yet to redact the pinpoint-his-whereabouts information. The paper has only removed an equally careless image of Wilson’s marriage license, which revealed the full name of the officer’s wife.

From Howard Kurtz‘s op-ed:

The New York Times, whether consciously or not, has just endangered Darren Wilson’s life.

With tensions running high in Ferguson over the lack of an indictment for Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown, the paper has published the officer’s approximate address – the street and town where he lives with his new wife, who also is named.

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Rowling Power | Over It | Cuff ‘Em

JK Rowling GGalleyCat: THR has named J.K. Rowling the “most powerful author.” It’s true. We’ve seen her benchpress a car. Fairly powerful.

SocialTimes: If you need one more reason not to visit family tomorrow, a study found most elderly people would like phones banned during Thanksgiving.

TVNewser: Geraldo Rivera wants people to stop being rude on Facebook, so he’s “turning your posts over to Fox News and Facebook authorities.” Facebook cops! Geraldo is so cute.

New York Media Vet Insists: Middle Age is Only the Beginning!

NelsonAspenMyPrimeTimeNext Tuesday at 7 p.m., longtime entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen will host a launch party at JackRabbit Sports (140 West 72nd Street) for his newest memoir.

As anyone who grabs a copy of My Prime Time: Middle Age Is Only The Beginning! before or after will quickly discover, Aspen has packed a century’s worth of highlights into his first 50 years: actor; cabaret performer; Australian morning show correspondent; marathon runner; and more. The author wastes no time at the top of his breezy, candid tome, explaining how his mother’s efforts with diet food led to a surfeit of teenage weight, just in time for relentless high school bullying.

From there, it’s a hit parade of anecdotes, factoids and solid life advice. In the last case, not just from Aspen himself but also from close friends and some of the many celebrities he has interviewed. At one point, the 51-year-old author also lists his “Favorite Grown-Up Celebrities,” an honor roll that includes 56-year-old Viggo Mortensen:

This painter, poet and musician also publishes the works of little known authors and artists and is politically active and remarkably fair and bipartisan in his views and responses.

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Next Week’s Brilliant New Yorker Cover Takes on Ferguson

This stunning New Yorker cover seems destined to take its place among the magazine’s pantheon of illustrations that merge iconographic simplicity with sharp social commentary. As the artist, Bob Staake, explains to the magazine, his overt depiction of a city’s division is accompanied by a wish:

At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided, but my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together.

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NY Lands Four in Rolling Stone’s ’15 Worst Owners in Sports’ List

James Dolan GIt will come as no surprise to fans of the Knicks, Islanders, Mets or Jets, but the owners of those franchises were all chosen by Rolling Stone as among the “15 Worst Owners in Sports.” Luckily for New Yorkers, none landed the top spot; Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has that on lock.

The Knicks’ James Dolan was ranked as the worst New York owner, at number three. He was even voted the worst owner by ESPN experts. As Rolling Stone notes, the Knicks have been garbage trash since 2000, and “Most of that can be put down to Dolan’s colossal mismanagement.”

Charles Wang was ranked 15, so feel better Islanders fans, he’s the best of the worst! The Wilpons were next at 14, followed by Woody Johnson at 12.

Click through for the entire list. Unless you’re a Knicks, Islanders, Mets or Jets fan. You don’t need to be reminded of your hell.

This Racket Magazine is Alive and Well

Thanks to the wonderful whirl of Twitter, we received this rapid response Tuesday to an item about the retreat of First Look Media’s Racket:

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Ha ha. Duly noted. As a public journalism service, we took the time to check out the content of this Racket gang, posted below the delightful tagline – ‘The Lifestyle Magazine For People With No Life.’ What’s more, in the retreating shadow of Matt Taibbi‘s eight months of service, this Racket – based in Redlands, CA – is getting ready to celebrate its tenth anniversary under the leadership of Jonathan Yost:

I launched Racket in 2005 because I loved talking about bands, concerts, comics, video games and God knows what else with my friends. It didn’t hurt that publishing one’s opinions makes you some kind of journalist, and journalists get this shit for free.

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Time Inc. Launches Sponsored Video Series

Time Inc. — like any publisher — needs as many revenue streams as possible, and so it is turning to sponsored videos. The company has launched a series titled “Lightbulb,” which features Time Inc. staffers asking various people why they’re so great.

In the second LightBulb installment, Entertainment Weekly’Darren Franich interviews Tavi Gevinson.

Adweek reports that each LightBulb episode is sponsored by Glade. You will know this because there’s an ad for Glade before the video begins, “Presented by Glade” written on the screen after the ad and during the interview, and Glade products on a table between Franich and Gevinson. Glade, Glade, Glade.

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Reuters and Cablevision Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items for you today, involving Reuters and Cablevision. Details are below.

  • Sue Horton has been named West Coast-based top news editor at Reuters. She comes to the company from The LA Times, where she had served as opinion editor for the past six years. Horton had been with the LA Times for 13 years. She previously served as LA Weekly‘s editor-in-chief, from 1994 to 2000. Horton is succeeding Peter Henderson, who has been named deputy editor for companies.
  • Cablevision has promoted Lisa Anselmo to vice president of corporate communications. She most recently served as senior director of corporate communications. Anselmo has been with Cablevision in 2010. She will report to Charles Schueler, executive VP of media and community relations.

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