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Financial Times Debuts New Look

Say hello to the brand new Financial Times, featuring a new typeface (called “Financier,” of course), new color graphics and a lot less clutter. We’re just glad it’s still pink. Or salmon. Or whatever.

Here’s what Lionel Barber, the FT’s editor, had to say about the revamp:

The refreshed newspaper is an agenda-setting slice of the best of the FT. It complements FT.com and other channels, providing the definitive global perspective on what readers need to know each day. The new FT has visual impact and is easy to navigate, highlighting trends and providing original news, insight, analysis and context.

We think that about covers it.

Dr. Oz The Good Life Adds Five Staffers

Dr. Oz The Good Life has made five hires. Details are below.

  • Lisa Bain has been named executive editor. She comes to the magazine from Women’s Health, where she held the same role since 2009. She previously served as Parenting’s executive editor and senior editor at Glamour.
  • Jaclyn Steinberg joins as design director. Steinberg previously served as Cosmo’s design director. Prior to Cosmo, she worked as deputy art director at People and People Specials.
  • Miranda Van Gelder has been named lifestyle director. She most recently served as senior digital editor of healthy content at FoodNetwork.com.
  • Bruce Perez joins The Good Life as photo director. Perez had served as Redbook’s photo director since 2004.
  • Maria Masters has been named senior editor. Masters most recently served as an associate health editor at Family Circle.

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance

Morning Media Newsfeed: Digital First Mulls Sale | DirecTV to Launch Online Services

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Digital First Media, Second Biggest U.S. Newspaper Publisher, to Consider Sale (HuffPost / AP)
Newspaper company Digital First Media said Friday that it is exploring strategic options, which could include a sale of the company or parts of it. New York Post Chief executive John Paton said the publisher of the Denver Post, the Los Angeles Daily News, The New Haven Register and 73 other daily and Sunday papers is profitable and generates $1.2 billion of revenue. NYT Digital First has long suffered from the headwinds facing newspapers. One former division, The Journal Register Company, which includes papers like The New Haven Register and The Trentonian, filed for bankruptcy twice in the last five years. In April, the company announced that it was shutting down Project Thunderdome, a centralized newsroom that aimed to provide articles from around the nation and the world to the company’s 75 newsrooms. That closing resulted in layoffs for more than 50 people in the Project Thunderdome newsroom. Denver Post Digital First Media was formed in December 2013 with the merger of Denver-based MediaNews Group and the former Journal Register Co. It is the nation’s second-largest newspaper company, based on circulation, operating in 15 states, with 800 multi-platform news and information products, including 76 daily and Sunday newspapers and 160 weeklies. The company said it serves 75 million customers monthly. Poynter / MediaWire Ken Doctor reported in April that Digital First planned to sell its newspapers at the same time it shuttered Project Thunderdome. The company won’t set a deadline for the sale or report any developments “until the Board has determined whether it will proceed with one or several transaction(s), or otherwise concludes its review,” a news release said.

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Twitter Plays Key Role in Media Couple Meeting, Marriage

It started in February 2009 when Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern came across a series of funny tweets about the Showtime TV program The L Word posted by Deep Focus social media whiz Michelle Barna.

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The tweets led Stern to follow Barna. Over the next two weeks, the pair exchanged emails and finally got together for drinks. Five months later, they were dating. From Vincent M. Mazzolli‘s fun New York Times “Weddings/Celebrations” write-up:

On Nov. 10, 2013, while vacationing together in Hawaii, Ms. Stern popped the question, appropriately, on Twitter.

“It seemed only right to ask her, where we first met, to marry me,” Ms. Stern said. “I gave her the ring and she started crying and I was really excited, and even more relieved that everything went off without a hitch.”

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NY Jobs: ‘Dr. Oz: The Good Life,’ Oxford University Press, Gannett

This week, Dr. Oz: The Good Life is hiring a senior designer, while Oxford University Press needs an online marketing manager. Gannett is seeking a senior manager of digital analytics, and the is on the hunt for a general manager for CFR.org. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Good Advice | Sheryl Sells | Tweet Graph

jenna wolfe GTVNewser: Jenna Wolfe has been named the Today show’s lifestyle and fitness correspondent.  She will probably tell you to eat less crap and exercise more, so be ready.

AllFacebook: Sheryl Sandberg keeps selling her Facebook shares. What does this mean for you? Nothing!

AllTwitter: Here’s cool infographic showing the history of Twitter. Well, at least we think it’s cool.

Liam Neeson Goes the Extra Mile for NYC Cobbler

ShutterstockLiamNeesonFeb2014Many topics are addressed by Liam Neeson in this wonderful newspaper interview, conducted recently in Hollywood with The Independent‘s Gill Pringle.

There’s the 62-year-old actor’s view of the likely embarrassment our Founding Fathers would feel if they could see how the Second Amendment is being touted today. His fear of heights, recently confronted on a Utah mountainside with the help of one of his two sons. And this fascinating bit of civic-duty confessing from the New York resident, whose latest movie A Walk Among the Tombstones comes out September 19:

The problem, Neeson believes, stems from a generation that prefers to replace older items rather than repair them. “They just don’t fix things any more. It gives me cause for concern.”

“Where I live in New York, any time a bar closes down, suddenly there’s a Revlon make-up shop. There must be about 15 of them along Columbus Avenue. In the middle of it all there’s a little cobbler who operates from a tiny little space and I find myself sometimes breaking shoes in order to just bring them to him; just to keep it alive.”

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Chris Brown Has Advice for Ray Rice: ‘It’s About How You Control Yourself’

MTV News’ Sway sat down with a very mellow Chris Brown yesterday. Brown, who in 2009 plead guilty to felony assault for hitting then-girlfriend Rihanna, has some advice for Ray Rice, who was cut from the Baltimore Ravens after video showed him knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

“Dealing with my anger issues and understanding myself, and the life I’ve been through, and where I’m headed, it’s helped me focus on what’s really important and not F-up,” said Brown. Earlier Thursday, Brown was performing at the VIP Room in the West Village, when a fight broke out. TMZ says he stayed out of it.

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for The Week

Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week.

1) Daily News Source Reaffirms Joan Rivers Biopsy Claim

2) BuzzFeed Adds Hayes Brown, Defense One Adds Two

3) Vogue Says it’s Okay to Like Big Butts Now

4) Macworld Folds, Most Staffers Laid off

5) Source: Rupert Murdoch Downsized Post Joan Rivers Coverage

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