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Chris O'Shea

Chris O'Shea is a freelance writer. His work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, New York's Vulture, The Awl, The Village Voice and more. He wishes Carmelo Anthony would pass the damn ball.

There You Are | Happy Day | Secret Sex

Twitter logo GAllTwitter: A study found that the LGBT community interacts with more brands on Facebook than on Twitter. Just in case you were wondering.

TVNewser: Grandparents across the nation are rejoicing, as 60 Minutes just had its best debut in 17 years.

GalleyCat: If a book contains even the slightest sexual content, you can bet it will be banned. This is a good practice, because by banning these books, no one ever finds out about dirty, gross, sinful sex.

Michael Bloomberg Has No Time for Feelings

Michael Bloomberg GMichael Bloomberg recently returned to Bloomberg LP as its CEO, and for good reason. If he hadn’t, he would have been stuck listening to his girlfriend Diana Taylor talk. We know. Terrible. Worse than that, according to Bloomberg, Taylor would’ve been talking about feelings. Gross.

The New York Post reports that when Bloomberg was asked why he went back to his company, he replied, “The alternative, in my case, is staying home and talking to Diana about feelings. If that doesn’t get you back to work, I don’t know what would.”

Tell us about it!

You say “women and feelings” and we’re outta here! Hit us up when they’re done with that crap. We’ll be at Crossfit getting ripped.

Clinton Cargill Joins Businessweek, Jill Geisler Changes Roles at Poynter

A couple Revolving Door items for you today, involving Bloomberg Businessweek and Poynter. Details are below.

  • Clinton Cargill has been named the new director of photography for Bloomberg Businessweek. Cargill was most recently the New York Times Magazine’s photo editor, a role he held since 2006. He had been with the Times since 2004.
  • Jill Geisler is changing her role at Poynter to Poynter affiliate. The change will go into effect in January. Geisler had served as senior faculty, leadership and management for 16 years. Beginning next year, Geisler will focus more on her own private leadership training consulting.

NY Times Launches Realtime Newsfeed ‘Watching’

The New York Times has launched a new breaking news feature on its homepage. “Watching” is a realtime news aggregator that includes tweets from Times staffers, videos, photos, Times headlines and more.

It’s basically a multimedia news ticker, keeping readers up to date on the latest, biggest news.

Watching is located just above the fold. For now, it is jam packed with information on the ISIS airstrikes. It will be interesting to see how well Watching works when multiple big news stories break.

Watching is overseen by Times editors Marcus Mabry and Jennifer Preston.

Shape Makes Several Additions to Edit and Publishing Teams

Shape has added several new members to its editorial and publishing teams. Details are below.

    • Elizabeth Goodman Artis has been promoted to chief content director of Shape. She had served as Shape’s executive editor since last year. Goodman Artis previously served as’s deputy editor and executive editor-at-large of Prevention.
    • Isabel Burton has been named executive editor. Burton comes to Shape from Self, where she held the same role. Prior to joining Self, Burton served as Cosmo’s deputy editor. She is succeeding Goodman Artis.
    • Audrey Slater joins as executive fashion director. Slater has been a fashion editor and stylist for more than two decades, working in the fashion departments of Redbook, Glamour, Twist, and Ladies’ Home Journal. She served as Redbook‘s fashion director for 10 years.
    • Jaclyn Emerick has been named fitness director. Emerick is another defector from Self, where she most recently served as fitness editor.
    • Rory Evans has been named deputy editor. Evans has served as a contributing editor at Allure, and her work has appeared in publications such as Elle, GQ, In Style, HGTV Magazine and New York.
    • On the publishing side, Emily Kelton joins as executive beauty director. She comes to Shape from Sports Illustrated, where she served as franchise sales manager.
    • Also on the publishing side, Natalie Mattera has been named executive account director. She joins Shape from People Stylewatch, where she served as executive beauty director.

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance

Smart Take | New Team | Goodbye Google

TVNewser: How to tell your employer you’re leaving in five words or less — “F*ck it. I quit.

FishbowlDC: Bloomberg Politics has joined forces with The Des Moines Register. Oh stop it, you did not call it.

SocialTimes: Snapchat has made a Google employee disappear.

The Atlantic Shutters The Wire

The Wire GThe Atlantic is shutting down its spinoff, and folding staffers into the magazine and

In a memo to staffers, Atlantic Media co-presidents James Bennet and Bob Cohn were blunt — the site just wasn’t successful enough to keep it going:

Important news on the digital front: In a couple of weeks, we will bring the staff of The Wire back into The Atlantic’s fold. We are very proud of what The Wire has accomplished editorially, and we think that joining its aggressive, deft news coverage with The Atlantic’s ideas-driven journalism will provide a richer experience for The Atlantic’s readers, a firmer foundation for our ambitions to cover the news, and greater opportunities for growth for The Wire’s team. This decision is also driven by a recognition that the business strategy behind separating The Wire from The Atlantic simply hasn’t proven out. Experimenting with new revenue streams to support our journalism – like experimenting with new forms of reporting, storytelling, and distribution — has been essential to our progress across the ever-shifting media landscape; so too has moving quickly to face the facts, and to adjust, when an experiment isn’t working as we’d hoped.

The Atlantic Wire was launched in 2009 and rebranded itself as The Wire last year. The decision to rename the site the exact same name as one of the most iconic TV shows of all time was probably the first sign that something was amiss.

You can read Bennet and Cohn’s full note below.

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Will Lee Named Editor

people_magazine_logo12811Will Lee has been named editor of Lee comes to People from The Hollywood Reporter, where he most recently served as VP, digital content and programming.

This will be a homecoming of sorts for Lee, as he worked as an editorial assistant at Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly in 1998.

In related news, Kristin Boehm,’s director of news and engagement, has been promoted to deputy editor.

Lee begins his new role October 20.

Vogue Article Inspires Eva Longoria-Produced TV Show

vogue-logo-editEva Longoria’s production company — UnbeliEVAble Entertainment (yes, it’s really called that) — is joining forces with Condé Nast Entertainment to bring a political drama to ABC. The show was inspired by a Jacob Weisberg Vogue article, which profiled twins Julián and Joaquin Castro.

The yet-to-be-named project will follow the lives of Chris and Alex Reyes, two “Latino golden boys” who are best friends, yet political rivals. “The drama explores the American dream and the lies, blackmail and manipulation it takes to rise to the top of power in Texas — and perhaps someday DC,” reports Deadline.

Lies! Blackmail! Manipulation! Golden boys! Please inform your parents about this news.