Archives: March 2012
Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.
- Magazines Look Terrible on The New iPad
- Gawker Continues its Assault on Frank Bruni
- Karl Lagerfeld Still Attacking Tina Brown
- Words Are ‘Page Clutter to Be Eliminated’ and Other Tips from ‘Magazine Designer’s Guide to Magazines’
- CBS News Producer and Former Daily News Reporter Recounts Life in Memoir
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The Rupert Murdoch Twitter Experience continues. He has bored us, he has surprised us, and now — like any Twitter veteran does at least once — he has vowed revenge against his many enemies. Let’s breakdown Murdoch’s mini rant, which began last night.
A strong start. When making threats on social networks it’s wise to be vague. If you tweet “I’m gonna punch [insert hater's name here] in the face tomorrow! #PunchingTime #YeahBoyyyyy” the cops might show up and ruin everything.
Joe Posnanski is leaving Sports Illustrated for a recently announced joint digital venture between USA Today and MLB. Posnanski had been with SI since 2009, and prior to that he was a writer for The Kansas City Star for 13 years.
The Big Lead reports that Posnanski hasn’t sorted out his exact departure date with SI yet, and he’s unsure what his exact role at the new venture will be.
As the most open section of the Voice, the music section is vibing for offbeat culture stories with a humorous yet hard-hitting tone. Music editor Maura Johnston wants to know what is happening around New York: an artist with an interesting backstory and NYC ties who’s releasing an album, a micro-scene coalescing, and so on.
For more on word count and editor contact info, check out How To Pitch: Village Voice.
Sorry to start your Friday out like this, but we’ve got to tell you: The rich do, in fact, get richer. Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs executive who quit with a hilarious New York Times Op-Ed, is getting $1.5 million to write a memoir.
Oh, and get this: that payday is about triple his old annual salary at Goldman Sachs.
USA! USA! USA!
We’ve confirmed that many employees were suddenly laid off this morning in what management called a “corporate restructuring”. Departments that were reaped include editorial, web, and photo… We originally published told us about half of Maxim team was laid off but we’ve now confirmed it the cuts were confined to the web, editorial, and photo teams.
Maxim only employed about 13 full time staffers, so that is one hell of a “restructuring.”
- TVSpy: George Zimmerman wasn’t arrested for killing Trayvon Martin, but Sanford city police are saying that they won’t hesitate to arrest reporters who are covering the case. Well done, America.
- GalleyCat: Attention all adults, please consult with Joel Stein before reading a book to make sure it’s Joel Stein Approved.
- FishbowlLA: Shannon Tweed has groupies?
The XO Group’s brand-new space in lower Manhattan boasts a fashion runway, a bar with a kegerator, a giant projection screen for playing Xbox Kinect, and a staircase inspired by the ones found in Apple stores. Oh, and it has really good feng shui.
Interested in working at XO Group? Check out their postings on the Mediabistro job board.
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