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Join Us Tomorrow for a Career Lunch Hangout with a Veteran Freelance Copywriter

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Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET for our latest Career Lunch Google+ Hangout! Mediabistro managing editor Valerie Berrios and MediaJobsDaily editor and career expert Vicki Salemi will be chatting with Kim Taylor, a veteran freelance copywriter and MediabistroEDU instructor.

Taylor has worked for a variety of agencies and brands, including David Levy, Brand Jam and American Express Platinum Travel. She’ll share her best advice for freelancers, on everything from managing your time wisely to scoring new clients and more.

Join the conversation with your questions and comments on TwitterFacebook or Google+ with the hashtag #mbhangouts.

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Saveur Serves Up Gourmet Eats on the West Side Waterfront

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Foodies flocked to Saveur magazine’s annual barbecue last night at the 79th Street Boat Basin, where they could sample bites from 17 different chefs and restaurants. Highlights included seafood boudin blanc from Sean Rembold‘s Wythe Hotel; Dale Talde‘s lemongrass slippery pork noodles; grilled lamb sliders by Amanda Freitag; barbecued chicken wings and potato chips from Marc Meyer of Tenth Avenue Cookshop; and barbecued octopus grilled up by Chris Cipollone, executive chef at Piora. Food lovers also got to try dishes crafted by Joey Campanaro, Mike Price, Kerry Heffernan, Jenn Louis, Dana Cree, Einat Admony, Jonathan Benno, Richard Capizzi, Brent Young, Sara Bigelow and Justin Devillier. Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland and publisher Kristin Cohen co-hosted the event, which was packed with hungry diners. Click through the jump for more photos!

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Reparations and Racism

ta-nehisi coates small Ta-Nehisi CoatesAtlantic cover story on reparations has sparked reactions from outrage to enthusiastic agreement, and he sat down yesterday with Anne-Marie Slaughter of the New America Foundation to discuss how we can address three centuries of systemic racism. He builds his case on the story of a 91-year-old black man who fled Depression-era Mississippi and moved to Chicago, only to discover that he couldn’t get the government-sponsored mortgage that he needed to buy a home.

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Gloria Steinem, Queen Latifah Talk Careers at the 2014 Matrix Awards

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The New York Women in Communications held its annual Matrix Awards in April, and our MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi was on hand to chat with powerful women in media on their careers. Presenter Gloria Steinem remarked on the importance of female mentorship; honoree Eileen Naughton, vice president of sales at Google, revealed what makes an outstanding Googler; and Grammy winner and actress Queen Latifah, also honored that night, shared why she made the leap from performer to daytime host. Also doling out nuggets of advice: Today show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Watch:

Wired Plans ‘Live Magazine’ Event

Wired is getting into the festival scene. WxD will be a two day “live magazine” event put on by Wired to celebrate the best in design and culture. Picture Coachella, minus the drugs and pseudo-hippies with awful clothes, but add nerds and architecture fans.

WxD will coincide with Wired’s October Design issue. It will be held September 29 in Marin County, California. A few of the confirmed participants include Aaron Koblin, Google’s creative director of data arts; Wyatt Mitchell, The New Yorker’s creative director; Jeff Nichols, director of Mud and other films; and Sia, the singer/songwriter.

“Whether you’re creating a visual interface, cutting an album, or developing a tasting menu, design shapes the human experience,” said Scott Dadich, Wired’s editor, in a statement. “We recognized an opportunity to broaden the definition of design and learn from the people who are changing the way we communicate, socialize, and enjoy food, film, and music.”

Plus, everyone likes a good excuse to party.

Join Us Tomorrow for a Career Lunch with a Veteran Health/Fitness Journalist

Career-Hangout-ArticleIt’s that time for another Career Lunch! Join us tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET to watch SocialTimes editor Mona Zhang and MediaJobsDaily editor and career expert Vicki Salemi host a Google+ Hangout with veteran health journalist and Mediabistro instructor Sarah Burns.

They’ll chat with Burns about her extensive experience in health and fitness reporting — she’s been published in Prevention, SELF and Woman’s Day, to name a few — and her time in the digital realm (she’s held editorial positions at iVillage.com and About.com). Burns will share tips on ramping up your LinkedIn profile, how to manage a freelance business and more.

Join the conversation with your questions and comments on TwitterFacebook or Google+ with the hashtag #mbhangouts.

Join Us for a Career Lunch Hangout Tomorrow on Social Media Marketing

Hangout304Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET for our second Career Lunch Google+ Hangout. Mediabistro’s managing editor Valerie Berrios and MediaJobsDaily editor and career expert Vicki Salemi will chat with Geoffrey Colon, who teaches social media marketing courses for Mediabistro.

Colon is currently group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds. He is also a subject matter expert on social business and disruptive innovation. Prior to this, he was vice president of Social@Ogilvy at Ogilvy & Mather, where he created and executed tactical social strategies for a variety of business divisions within IBM. In our Career Lunch Hangout, Colon will share his advice on using social media marketing effectively and how personal branding can advance your career.

Join the conversation with your questions and comments on TwitterFacebook or Google+ with the hashtag #mbhangouts.

Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Mark Thompson Talk Advertising and Family Legacy at the Times

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Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of the The New York Times, surveyed a restaurant full of media elites yesterday and declared that his family would never sell the Times. The Ochs-Sulzberger clan has owned the newspaper since 1896 and has a trust mechanism in place to ensure that the publication can’t be sold unless every single family member agrees, according to Sulzberger.

“The family is united around its ownership and its responsibility to maintaining The New York Times and its journalism and its journalistic integrity,” he told interviewer and former Times media reporter Alex S. Jones at the Bryant Park Grill.

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Gabriel Sherman Talks Fox News and Roger Ailes at New America NYC

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“It’s not a company, it’s a cult around him,” said Gabriel Sherman, talking about Roger Ailes and Fox News to a packed room in Soho Tuesday night.

Sherman had come to New America NYC to discuss The Loudest Voice in the Room, his controversial book about Roger Ailes and how he created one of America’s most successful media empires. Ailes is a brilliant political consultant who built a news organization out of fear, said Sherman. And he argues that atmosphere informs Fox’s ethics and reporting at every level, from top anchors like Shep Smith to low level producers.

“They live in terror of him, but they hang on his every word,” he said. “People are terrified to speak his name or speak ill of him because they’re worried that the phones are tapped.”

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An Afternoon Dishing With Martha Stewart

martha-stewartFishbowlNY visited Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s test kitchen on the West Side Thursday afternoon to make chicken pot pies with Martha Stewart herself — and dish about, among other things, Season 3 of her PBS show Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, which premiered earlier this month (and will be exclusively sponsored by KitchenAid). A small group of journos and bloggers donned stylish striped aprons while listening intently to the domestic diva’s tips on stewing a whole chicken, combining it with buttery potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, peas, thyme and cognac, and then layering an egg-wash-glazed puff pastry over the mixture-filled ramekins before popping them into the oven. Voilà. All the while, Stewart happily answered questions we peppered her with. Here are some of the tidbits we learned:

PBS keeps her busy. In addition to her Cooking School, Stewart is filming the third season of her other PBS show, Martha Bakes, and has just wrapped four shows in two days. She brought in the breakfast cookies she made on the show for us to nibble on while we waited for our pies to finish baking. “They’re about a pound each!” she said. No kidding. And delicious, we might add.

She gives credit where credit is due. Her test kitchen whips up around 1,000 recipes a year for the Martha Stewart Living magazines — and she credits her food editors, almost all of whom have been with her “for years,” with coming up with many of the inspired meals.

She wants to open a restaurant. “It’s so hard that life [as a restaurateur], but so fun,” she said. And the pot-pie recipe she shared that afternoon would be “the perfect lunch item.”

She likes football. Stewart isn’t cooking a Super Bowl meal — “I’m going to the Super Bowl!” she exclaimed. But if she were to prep something for game day, quesadillas and margaritas with “fresh lime juice and good tequila in sugar-rimmed glasses” would be on the menu.

More from Martha and photos from the event, after the jump.

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