I started obsessing about Mick & Co. when I was 13. Everyone at my New Zealand boarding school was into the Rolling Stones. In a regimented system whose absurd rules and traditions dated back to the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, we looked to the Stones as our rebellious role models.
They gave me hope that I too could break out of my dull suburban existence just as they did in the early ’60s. They were dangerous and dirty, as was their music…
The TBD site from Abramson and Brill will be subscription-based (likely about $3 per month) and will feature one longform story each month. Abramson has said they hope to pay writers up to $100,000 for each piece. If so, support from HuffPost would be helpful.
As of now, the talks are still going. Brill told the Times “The discussions are fairly serious and reaching a decision point.”
Holy Silicon Valley!
Tiku, who recently relocated from New York to San Francisco, will be a west coast senior writer alongside Casey Newton.
“We want The Verge to be better at covering The Valley and we could not think of someone better than Nitasha,” The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel told us. “We spent some time talking to her about the opportunity and how much more powerful her already-powerful voice could be on our huge platform.”
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have Fast Company going up against The Atlantic.
Fast Company’s latest issue features a lot of pink and Diplo, a man who is most famous for caring way too much about Taylor Swift’s butt. Hey, we all have to start somewhere, right?
Usually, it goes in the other direction. A teenager starts out delivering newspapers and then, many years later, can point to having ascended through the ranks of the publication to EIC or publisher.
[Newly hired publisher Rich] Mirman arrived at the Register‘s printing plant his first weekend on the job at 2 a.m., folding papers alongside his wife. After stacking hundreds of papers into a car, he and another Register worker drove to Huntington Beach at 3:30, with Mirman tossing papers out of the passenger window.
Hearst has named Nick Neubeck creative director of editorial for Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM).
In this new role at HMDM, Neubeck will oversee the creative teams of every Hearst Magazine website.
Neubeck comes to Hearst from Gilt Groupe, where he served as senior art director since 2011. He will report to Kate Lewis, HMDM’s editorial director and VP of content operations.
Neubeck begins December 1.
It’s that time of the year again. You can now vote on Time’s Person of The Year poll, which includes people such as Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, John Oliver, Jennifer Lawrence, Ebola doctors and nurses, and Elizabeth Warren.
This isn’t the real Person of The Year, Time’s editors choose that, but still it can be fun to make your voice heard for the reader’s choice. No, there isn’t a space to write-in your college roommate who owned a “rad” python.
Voting for the reader’s choice ends December 6, and the winner will be announced December 8.
Time’s official Person of the Year will be announced December 10.
Bill Cosby’s strategy to just keep quiet about the seemingly never-ending rape allegations is not working. People want him to talk about these horrible claims, even though we all know what he’s going to say. Cosby must think his tactic is smart, because he even pressured an AP reporter to delete questions about the rape from a video interview.
On November 6, an AP reporter asked Cosby about the allegations during an interview about his art collection. Cosby replied “There’s no response. There is no comment about that. And I’ll tell you why. I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but I don’t talk about it.”
Slate has promoted Anthony DeMaio to publisher. DeMaio — who has been with Slate since 2012 — previously served as vice president of national sales and associate publisher.
DeMaio joined Slate from The Washington Post, where he served as digital sales director for its Eastern region.
“Anthony has been invaluable to Slate since joining us in 2012,” said Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate Group, in a statement. “He has significantly grown our business through smart leadership and a masterful understanding of what drives success in publishing. His deep commitment to Slate is evident, and we are thrilled to welcome him to his new role as publisher.”
DeMaio is succeeding Matt Turck, who will eventually become chief revenue officer for a new business venture being launched by Slate next year.