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Archives: March 2008

The Daily Angle: Friday, March 28

YouTube wants to know what you’re watching, goes mobile, and a TidalTV wave for Scripps Networks Here’s Amy Palmer with today’s Daily Angle.

Martha Stewart Omnimedia Names Two New Board Members

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. has just named named Charlotte Beers and Todd Slotkin to its board.

Beers is a former top advertising executive who joined the State Department briefly after 9/11 in order to help America’s image abroad in the Muslim world. Previous to her work at the State Department, she was a Director on the MSO Board. And, according to the press release, Slotkin ”served as Managing Director and co-head of Natixis Capital Markets Leveraged Finance business from 2006 to 2007.”

Beers and Slotkin are replacing Jill A. Greenthal and Bradley E. Singer. At post time, shares of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. are down $0.21, or 2.89% at $7.05.

Will Anyone Catch Kurt Andersen In An Error?


Elder brother to the New York Chattering Classes and National Magazine Award nominee in the Columns and Commentary category, Kurt Andersen has a standing challenge on his blog — and, yes, he has one — daring anyone to catch him in an error in his sweeping magnum opus, Heyday. It’s been over three months and no one has laid claim to the bragging rights. There are still a few days to lay claim to having caught the blameless Mr. Andersen in an error — ! — and, in the process to claim some literary booty in the process. From Kurt Andersen’s December 30th post, right before he began his book tour:

”Now, a confession and an offer. There were two tiny factual errors in the hardcover which I’ve corrected in the paperback. To the first person who tells me what they were (at — or, failing that, to whomever finds either one of them by April 1, 2008 — I’ll send a personally inscribed copy of the book plus the unabridged, 22-CD BBC Audiobooks America edition.”

We here at FishbowlNY know how you, dear readers, love to correct our errors, sometimes with, uh, aggressive relish. So we’re turning you on Kurt. You have three days left.

(image via Elinor Carucci/NYTimes)

David Allen Grier Satirizes The News Magazine Format


Urban news satire, anyone? Set to premiere in the first quarter of 2009, the tentatively titled David Allen Grier’s Chocolate News is set to spoof magazine shows from a decidedly urban angle. From the press release:

”’David Alan Grier’s Chocolate News’ (working title) is a fake magazine show hosted by ‘In Living Color’ alum and Tony(R) Award-nominee David Alan Grier that makes no apologies for its biased approach as it investigates inherently urban pop culture topics such as an operation to save black and white conjoined twins, steroid use in Little Leaguers and a rapper’s public service announcement gone awry. The point-of-view is decidedly from an African American perspective and everyone and everything is fair game for Grier and his regular team of investigators. The series will be executive produced by Grier (‘Little Man’), Robert Morton (‘Mind of Mencia’), Fax Bahr and Adam Small (‘MADtv’) and Generate’s Peter Aronson and Jordan Levin.”

Comedy Central announced the greenlighting of this news business comedy show as part of their 2008-2009 development slate.

(image via pbs)

The Revolving Door: End Of Week Edition

  • Yahoo! Developer Network head Matt McAlister (The Industry Standard, InfoWorld, Macworld) has been named as the head of UK newspaper The Guardian‘s development network.

  • Public relations firm the Lippin Group has promoted Lauren Kelcher, Alexandra Lippin and Paki Newell to the title of vice president.

  • Channel Thirteen/WNET has named Joshua C. Nathan as VP of Business Affairs and Strategic Initatives, Stephen Segaller as VP and Director of National Production, Kenneth Devine as VP of Media Operations and CIO, Kellie Specter as Director of Communications and Rick Thompson as Director of Promotion and Advertising.

  • Every Single National Magazine Award-Nominated Article In One Place

    We’ve been obsessing over the Ellies for a while now.

    Thats why it was especially good to see Bookslut’s guide to each and every National Magazine Award-nominated article available online. This will kill whatever free time you have left in our workday, we promise you.

    Publisher’s Appreciation Day At AzoogleAds


    Right caption: Don Mathis, President of AzoogleAds addresses top performing publishers.

    Yesterday, NY-based AzoogleAds, which was founded in 2000, honored its top performing publishers in the tri-state area with the Publishers Appreciation Day. The publishers met AzoogleAds executives in the offices and then went on to celebrate with drinks and fingerfood at Latitude Bar.

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    Further Proof Nick Denton Doesn’t Know a Damn Thing About Sports

    There’s no law that says bloggers have to like sports. Or, for that matter, even know anything about them. But when Nick Denton writes about LeBron James, the most famous player in the NBA, he could at least get the man’s name right.

    In a post comparing Annie Leibowitz‘s Vogue cover of The King and Gisele Bundchen to an old King Kong poster, Denton gets … close.


    Commenter Jaded puts it best: “James LeBron? Yeah, that’s pretty gay, Denton.”

    (For what it’s worth, we completely agree with Denton’s point. Fess up, Annie.)

    Full image after the jump

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    Terri Nelson Joins Freedom Communications

    dfasdfsde.jpgTerri Nelson, the former VP of finance for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, is moving south (we guess) to becoming VP of Finance for Freedom Newspapers, which owns the Orange County Register.

    Press release:

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    Rupert Murdoch: Australia’s Number Two


    The commodities boom has helped to edge out Rupert Murdoch as the richest man in Australia. Perth-based Andrew Forrest of Fortescue Metals Group was ranked last month by Forbes Magazine Australia’s richest man, thanks to his iron ore exporting company. And with A$7.9 billion in News Corp shares, Murdoch is the second richest man in Australia.

    (image via flickr)