Archives: June 2013
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Here’s What Your Newspaper Looks Like When You Fire Your Photographers (Gawker)
This is what happens to a newspaper when it makes the decision to fire all of its photographers, as the Chicago Sun-Times did in May, and replace them with reporters with iPhones.
SocialTimes: People who think they’re funny — but are not — are posting reviews of the shoes that Wendy Davis wore during her fillibuster.
AgencySpy: The ad agency that created the talking baby E*Trade ads has decided to show the American public mercy by giving up the account.
TVSpy: Here’s a video of an Arizona reporter getting hit with water balloons during a live broadcast, because that kind of thing is fun to watch.
A couple moves to note today:
- Suzan Gursoy has been promoted from interim publisher of Adweek to publisher. She had the “interim” tag since February. Prior to that Gursoy served as Adweek’s integrated advertising director, from 2010 to 2013. Before Gursoy’s time at Adweek, she oversaw business development for WWD.
- Phillip Swagel has been named a regular contributor to The New York Times’ Economix blog. Swagel previously served as an assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department, from 2006 to 2009. He is currently a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland; a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; and a senior fellow at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets.
We all saw the headlines, read the angry Facebook posts and perhaps even re-tweeted a mocking Tweet. After a wedding day celebration with Alexandra, the bride and husband Sean Parker were crucified by the media for allegedly crossing the line of environmental decency with a massive staging area next to the Ventana Inn in Big Sur.
Not so fast, Parker writes today on TechCrunch. In a sadly ironic twist, he says this special personal time was ruined by 100% wrong media coverage and the same populist power of the Internet he once exploited for Napster purposes:
We awoke that [Monday] morning to a media backlash of epic proportions, a firestorm of press attacking our wedding with the most vitriolic language we’d ever seen in print. At the same time, a mob of Internet trolls, eco-zealots and other angry folk from every corner of the Internet unleashed a fury of vulgar insults, flooding our email and Facebook pages.
The Boston Globe may be up for sale, but, until its parent company accepts a winning bid, the show must go on. And that means its Sunday supplement, The Boston Globe Magazine, is still eager to work with writers to cover a wide range of newsy local topics and industry trends. The weekly uses freelancers for over three-quarters of its content.
A redesign in March of 2012 updated the look of the magazine and added a few new columns to the front-of-book section called “Boston Uncommon.” The magazine aims to speak to a diverse audience — men and women of many economic and educational backgrounds –- and focus on Greater Boston and occasionally New England.” Readers tell us that The Boston Globe Magazine is one of the most popular sections of the Sunday Globe,” said editor-in-chief Susanne Althoff.
For pitching etiquette and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: Globe Magazine.
– Sherry Yuan
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Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have Maxim versus Food Network Magazine. For its latest cover, Maxim went with Alyssa Milano, who looks pretty damn good for 40 years old. There’s obviously some airbrushing and she’s wearing shorts that look like a grandpa’s underwear, but still. Milano looks nice.
For east coast media watchers, that’s a big question today, the deadline for getting a bid in to the Boston Globe‘s NYT parent company.
Emily Steel, U.S. media and marketing correspondent for the Financial Times, shared a definitive rundown Wednesday of today’s likely bidders. Today, it’s the turn of Stacey Vanek Smith, a senior reporter for Marketplace Morning Report:
Bids for the Globe are expected to be in the $100 million range. The New York Times company paid more than a billion dollars for the publication 10 years ago.
Today’s rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. —A.W.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) June 26, 2013
Anna Wintour finally tweeted. Using Vogue’s account she sent the above message, supporting the Supreme Court’s decision to end DOMA.
Now that Wintour has tweeted we can all sleep soundly at night. Unless we start wondering when she’ll use Foursquare, and Instagram, and Facebook, and Yahoo Answers, and…
You might think that something called the Aspen Ideas Festival – and anyone invited to speak at it – resides figuratively far from the problems of the daily masses. But apparently not.
After bragging that she only has “real books” in her bed, Ms. Huffington said she has eliminated electronics from her bedroom and that decision is “incontrovertible…”