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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.

Tweet Again | New and Old | Ellen, Ellen, Ellen

Twitter logo GAllTwitter: You can now share tweets via direct messaging. We suggest using this function when followers ignore your especially hilarious tweets. A subtle reminder!

PRNewser: MSNBC has hired a former White House staffer as its VP of communications. How very liberal of them.

GalleyCat: The Empire of Ellen continues to expand with a new book deal. You cannot escape Ellen. You will love Ellen.

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for The Week

Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week.

1) Anna Wintour Admits KimYe Vogue Cover was Publicity Stunt

2) Turner to Remove TNT, TBS from Dish Lineup

3) T: The New York Times Style Magazine Names First Associate Publisher

4) More Thanksgiving Recipe Trouble for The New York Times

5) Airbnb Launches a Magazine

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NY Post Handles Obama’s Speech Well

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As you can see, The New York Post handled President Obama’s immigration speech quite well. We especially like how they provided an accurate summary of Obama’s powerful address right on the front. The Lady of Liberty photoshop job is a nice touch as well.

Quartz, Robb Report and BlackBook Make Moves

A couple Revolving Door items for you this morning, involving Quartz, Robb Report and BlackBook. Details are below.

  • Melvin Backman has joined Quartz as a reporter covering markets and finance. He comes to the site from CNN Money, where he also covered financial news.
  • Arianne Nardo has been named executive editor of Robb Report spinoff Robb Report Home & Style. This is a new role at the magazine. Nardo most recently served as editor-in-chief of Interiors, a design title.
  • Anne Christensen joins BlackBook — which is relaunching its print edition as a biannual offering — as fashion director at large. Christensen previously worked as Glamour’s executive fashion director.

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance

Morning Media Newsfeed: Fager to Step Down, Return to 60 Minutes | WaPo, Kindle Partner Up

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Jeff Fager Stepping Down as Chairman of CBS News, Returns Full Time to 60 Minutes (TVNewser)
Jeff Fager is leaving his role as chairman of CBS News and turning his “full attention” to 60 Minutes. FishbowlDC Fager served as CBS News’ chairman for four years, and had worked as the executive producer of 60 Minutes for seven years before that. THR / The Live Feed Fager has also extended his current contract as executive producer through 2019. As for a replacement, president David Rhodes now assumes sole leadership of CBS News. Fager assumed the role of chairman at a pivotal time for CBS, on the eve of Katie Couric’s exit from the CBS Evening News. June of 2011 saw current anchor, and longtime 60 Minutes correspondent, Scott Pelley, assume the role of lead anchor for the nightly news telecast. NYT CBS cast the moves as an orderly transition that was set in motion four years ago when Leslie Moonves, the CBS chief executive, asked Fager to take over supervision of the news division while remaining as executive producer of 60 Minutes. In his own memo, Fager said of Rhodes, “I hired him almost four years ago with this moment in mind, and he has exceeded all expectations.” Capital New York Fager’s dual roles as chairman of CBS News and E.P. of 60 Minutes did lead to some controversy. Last year, a flawed report about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya led to an internal investigation and the suspension of Lara Logan, who has since returned to the network.

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Fire it Up | Gong Time | Wise Choice

amazon_jeff_bezosFishbowlDC: The Washington Post has a brand new Kindle app. See? We told you the paper would be fine.

AgencySpy: We would love to have a portable gong like the one in this new ad for Steak n Shake. Every time someone said something we didn’t like — bam! Silence!

TVNewser: Instead of broadcasting President Obama’s speech on immigration tonight, ABC will air Grey’s Anatomy. America!

Jill Abramson/Steve Brill Start-up Might Include HuffPost

The news startup from Jill Abramson and Steve Brill might have a Huffington Post connection.

According to The New York Times, Abramson and Brill have discussed a potential deal with Arianna Huffington and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, in which HuffPost would “host” the new site.

The TBD site from Abramson and Brill will be subscription-based (likely about $3 per month) and will feature one longform story each month. Abramson has said they hope to pay writers up to $100,000 for each piece. If so, support from HuffPost would be helpful.

As of now, the talks are still going. Brill told the Times “The discussions are fairly serious and reaching a decision point.”

Cover Battle: Fast Company or The Atlantic

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have Fast Company going up against The Atlantic.

Fast Company’s latest issue features a lot of pink and Diplo, a man who is most famous for caring way too much about Taylor Swift’s butt. Hey, we all have to start somewhere, right?

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Hearst Names Digital Creative Director

hearst-logoHearst has named Nick Neubeck creative director of editorial for Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM).

In this new role at HMDM, Neubeck will oversee the creative teams of every Hearst Magazine website.

Neubeck comes to Hearst from Gilt Groupe, where he served as senior art director since 2011. He will report to Kate Lewis, HMDM’s editorial director and VP of content operations.

Neubeck begins December 1.

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