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Quartz Makes Two Moves

There have been a lot of Revolving Door items today, so why not add one more? Quartz has made two moves. Details are below.

  • Paul Smalera is joining as ideas editor. Smalera was most recently with The New York Times, where he served as founding editor of its Op-Talk site. He previously worked as technology editor for Reuters. Smalera starts November 5.
  • Mitra Kalita has been named executive editor-at-large. She most recently served as ideas editor. In her new role, Kalita will “spearhead projects that stretch Quartz further and build up our readership and journalism globally,” write Quartz’s editor, Kevin Delaney, in a memo. “These include new initiatives focused outside of the US.”

So What Do You Do, Amelia McDonell-Parry, Editor-in-Chief of TheFrisky.com?

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Amelia McDonell-Parry, editor-in-chief of the popular women’s lifestyle site TheFrisky.com, is probably the last person you’d expect to find at a men’s magazine like Maxim. And yet, McDonell-Parry’s career path has taken plenty of unexpected twists and turns, from her early days as an intern at Jane to scoring her first gig at Rolling Stone, to her current position heading up TheFrisky.

Here, McDonell-Parry talks about the surprising office culture at Maxim, going up against censorship at Turner and how she finally got past her fear of failure.

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No Women on This Variety ‘Leaders’ List

ShutterstockBoysClubWhat happened here? Did this one not cross the desk of co-EIC Claudia Eller?

The byline says Variety Staff, which means the individual(s) responsible for the October 28 article is(are) avoiding individual flaming. However, in the item comments, on Facebook and beyond, folks are slamming the trade for highlighting seven men and zero women as “Hollywood’s New Leaders: PR/Digital/Management.”

What’s next? Well, among other things, one or more of the featured men will likely be heard over lunch, in the steam room and to female colleagues insisting they had nothing to do with the selection.

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Stephen Lacy Named MPA Chairman

stephen lacy GStephen Lacy, Meredith Corporations’s CEO and chairman, has been named chairman of the board for the Association of Magazine Media (MPA). Lacy has served as Meredith’s CEO since 2006 and chairman since 2011.

Lacy is succeeding Hearst Magazines president Michael Clinton, who has completed his term as MPA chairman.

“Michael has been a great champion of MPA, and his support and leadership have made efforts like our newly launched Magazine Media 360° cross-platform measurement possible,” said the MPA’s president and CEO, Mary Berner, in a statement. “Steve’s savvy and energy will be yet another boost for this industry as we continue to expand our audiences and our impact.”

NPR is Opening a South Korea Bureau

EliseHuPicElise Hu (pictured) has just landed one of the best jobs in American radio journalism. One that didn’t previously exist.

Beginning sometime next year, Hu will cover South Korea and Japan for NPR. Based out of the public radio service’s first-ever permanent Seoul posting, complementing the work being done out of Beijing, Shanghai, New Delhi and Islamabad. From today’s announcement:

Hu, who covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR’s on-air, online and multimedia platforms, will take on a new role as NPR’s Seoul reporter.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of a bureau in Seoul,” said NPR’s acting senior vice president of news, Christopher Turpin. “This continues the tradition of NPR’s international coverage that goes beyond the headlines to bring strong voices and well told stories to our listeners at home, providing the necessary context to understand how world events affect our daily lives.”

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Grantland’s Emily Yoshida is Headed to The Verge

EmilyYoshidaPicGrantland culture editor Emily Yoshida recently indicated she was leaving the acclaimed Bill Simmons operation. Today, FishbowlNY can exclusively reveal her new professional home.

Yoshida has accepted the challenge of building out The Verge’s coverage of film, TV, music and related matters as entertainment editor. To do so, she will be relocating from Los Angeles to New York. Her last day at Grantland is Friday; she starts at The Verge November 17.

“This will be my first New York job, ever,” Yoshida tells us via telephone, on the call together with The Verge’s recently promoted editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. “I’m completely excited about it.”

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The Atlantic Partners with PBS NewsHour

The AtlanticThe Atlantic is partnering with PBS’ NewsHour to produce broadcast adaptation’s of the magazine’s work. The series begins tonight, with NewsHour co-anchor Judy Woodruff and The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin discussing Rosin’s cover story on teens and sexting.

“We’re excited to see our stories brought to broadcast, and honored to be working with the NewsHour to make it happen,” said James BennetThe Atlantic’s president and editor-in-chief, in a statement. “No one in the business cares more about journalistic integrity and depth.”

The Atlantic and PBS deal will last for the next six months.

Freelancers Caught in the Middle of Sister2Sister Bankruptcy Filing

It’s a familiar scenario; but for anyone suddenly told by a newspaper or magazine that they cannot be paid for work dutifully submitted and published, it sucks.

Per Journal-isms’ Richard Prince, this tweet from Manny Otiko reflects the fact that Sister2Sister has been forced to file for bankruptcy protection as it abandons print and seeks to reorganize. From his report:

“The community does not want us to go away,” publisher Jamie Foster Brown said by telephone. She said she especially felt a responsibility to prisoners who “didn’t have a voice” and whom she published in the magazine. “We wanted to teach people through celebrities,” she said. “God comes through other people.”

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Cubes: Take a VIP Tour of New York Magazine

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The folks at New York Magazine let MediabistroTV take a tour of their offices at 75 Varick.

Nestled next to the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, the writers, artists, photographers and digital types inhabiting the sunlit space sit surrounded by the vigilant ghosts of covers past. The whole scene gives the impression Bernie Madoff in Joker makeup, Alex Rodriguez staring straight ahead and a suspicious looking Joaquin Phoenix are there to remind everyone to do something memorable, like watch this episode of Cubes.

Jeff Bercovici Leaving Forbes for Inc.

JeffBercoviciPicThe departure of Nicole Carter from Inc. to Apple has set in motion an interesting subsequent shift. To replace her as the magazine’s San Francisco bureau chief, Inc. has snagged Jeff Bercovici. A rep tells FishbowlNY he will start November 10.

Bercovici has worked as a senior editor at Forbes since 2013. Prior to that, he was a staff writer.

It’s been an interesting, long run for the journalist. He was a columnist with WWD‘s “Memo Pad” from 2004-2006, a staff writer with Radar magazine from 2006-2007, a founding media blogger with Condé Nast’s Portfolio from 2007-2009 and a media columnist at AOL Daily Finance from 2009-2010.

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