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On The Menu: FishbowlNY Editor Says Goodbye

mmm_2-3.gifToday is my last day as FishbowlNY editor, and I was lucky enough to be welcomed on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast one last time.

Jason Boog of GalleyCat, AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven and I could talk forever, but this morning we stuck to just over 15 minutes of conversation about where I’m heading next, Hachette Book Group’s current dispute with Amazon and the Superbowl.

Listen in to hear about the new project I’ll be working on starting next week, and our opinions about CBS’s decision not to run the now-infamous commercial for homosexual dating site Mancrunch.com.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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On The Menu: A Foreign Correspondent Writes Fiction

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed journalist and foreign correspondent Paul Harris.

Harris, the author of a new novel, The Secret Keeper, works at his day job as the U.S. correspondent for the British paper The Observer. Although he now reports from the U.S., he has reported from all over the world, including Africa, which led to the inspiration for his book.

He spoke about his book, which is “the story of a war-torn country and a journalist on a mission: first to report to the world about a horrible war and later to uncover the story behind his former lover’s gruesome post-war murder.”

Learn more about The Secret Keeper here

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

More Chatter About The iPad On The Menu

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven couldn’t get enough of the Apple iPad–a new tablet computer from Apple (AAPL) that has drawn both cheers and jeers after its introduction yesterday.

Jason and Matt recapped mediabistro.com’s coverage of the iPad, analyzing the advertising and publishing implications of the new device. The also discussed the Digital Book World conference that Jason has been attending and last night’s State of the Union Address.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

It’s Apple Tablet Day On The Menu

mmm_2-3.gifDespite Apple’s denials, everyone in the entire (media) world seems resigned to the fact that today’s big announcement will be a tablet device reveal.

So naturally, today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast was all atwitter with tablet news and gossip, as host Jason Boog of GalleyCat was joined by FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst and eBookNewser editor Craig Teicher.

The group discussed the excitement that’s been brewing for the tablet’s release and cautioned against magazine and newspaper publishers hoping the new device will help save the industry. McGraw-Hill‘s CEO may have confirmed the tablet’s existence last night, and The New York Times had more details yesterday, but you just never know what Steve Jobs will unveil today — and how it will shake out in the industry over the next few months.

Also discussed: Newsday‘s pay wall disappointment.

Follow all of today’s breaking Apple news on eBookNewser.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

On The Menu: Will The (Possible) Apple Tablet Be A Game Changer?

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, the organizer of F+W Media‘s upcoming Digital Book World conference.

Guy, Jason and Matt discussed this weekend’s big news — Apple’s announcement of a presentation next week, which many assume will be the introduction of the long awaited tablet computer. Guy said he was remaining skeptical about the yet to be revealed device, which many herald as a savior for the publishing and media industries.

“At the end of the day, what is that device going to replace? Is it going to replace my netbook? …my cellphone? …my desktop?” Guy asked. “If the tablet is some big game changer, then you know who wins? Apple wins, like they did with music. Publishers aren’t going to win.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

On The Menu: Surviving The Recession As A Stingy Scoundrel

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Phil Villarreal, the author of the book, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel.

Phil described his book as a satire of all of the self-help finance advice books on the market by people like Suze Orman. “I thought I would write a book that would take things to the absolute extreme and talk about what it would be like…if you’re only goal in life was the spend as little money as possible,” he explained. “Regardless of your own dignity or morals, just really do all you can to be the biggest Old Man Potter you can be.”

Phil also gave tips for dating and raising kids on a budget, and gave advice for getting a book published. “My advice is that if I can get a book published then absolutely anyone can,” he said. “This book was soundly rejected by almost every agent and publisher in existence…You really just have to keep your head up and not let full, conclusive failure derail you.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

‘Lost’ Fan? Don’t Miss Today’s Menu

mmm_2-3.gifIf you are a fan of the addictive ABC drama “Lost,” you’ll want to listen to today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast. Gearing up for next month’s Season 6 premiere of “Lost,” hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Nikki Stafford, who has written five unofficial guides to the show.

Nikki ran through the possible scenarios that could occur in the coming season but, of course, only came up with more questions. But ultimately, she manages to stay positive about the challenging show. “If you stick with it, you are so rewarded by the end…of ‘Lost,’” she said.

“Unlike ‘The Sopranos,’ I don’t think they’re going to leave us hanging,” Nikki said about the creators of “Lost.” “I believe they know where they’re going and its going to be a satisfying conclusion.”

Read more from Nikki at her blog, Nik at Nite.

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FishbowlNY Editor On AOL, Leno and Conan On The Menu

mmm_2-3.gifOn today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst got the ball rolling on this Tuesday with a discussion on this week’s massive layoffs at AOL. Amanda talked with hosts Jason Boog from GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven about what the future of AOL might look like.

The group would also have been remiss if it didn’t talk about the biggest media story of the week: the Jay Leno-Conan O’Brien late night shake-up at NBC. After revealing what she thought Conan should do, Amanda went on to offer up some predictions for the magazine and newspaper industry in 2010, which included a focus on e-readers and tablets, citizen journalism and non-profit journalism organizations.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

On The Menu: The E-Reader Rundown

mmm_2-3.gifFrom the Alex to the Skiff, today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast was all about e-readers. Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven had a run down of all the e-readers that are coming to the market soon, including a bunch that have been announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Jason and Matt were also joined by Time magazine’s Techland blogger Peter Ha, who had a dispatch from CES. After talking about what he’s seen at the trade show, Peter gave his thoughts on the future of the e-reader market.

“The e-reader market is so small and all these folks are trying to jump into it,” he said. “Realistically, how many can survive? Maybe one or two.”

Also discussed: some tips for aspiring technology writers.

For more e-reader news, check out mediabistro.com’s newest blog, eBookNewser.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

The Menu Scores With Talk Of Football, Sports Reporting

mmm_2-3.gifToday, the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast featured a rare discussion on sports and sports reporting.

Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed sportswriter and author Matthew Shepatin, who spoke about the upcoming NFL playoffs and his book, The Best NFL Stories Ever Told.

After regaling Matt and Jason with some of his favorite football stories, the author took a moment to offer up some advice to aspiring sportswriters.

“I really encourage anyone to both get into sports writing and to get into the publishing world,” he said. “When I was younger people would say, ‘Do you know what your chances are?’ And the thing is no matter what you pick in life, whether it’s being a lawyer or a writer or what have you, is tough. So why not pick something you like?…At least if you’re passionate about what you want, you’re already in the red zone, so to speak.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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