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Matthew Schnipper Joins GQ

GQ has added Matthew Schnipper as a senior editor. He comes to the magazine from The Verge, where he served as deputy managing editor since March. Previously, Schnipper had served as editor-in-chief of The Fader.

At GQ, Schnipper will oversee style coverage on GQ.com. He’ll work closely with style editor Will Welch and creative director Jim Moore.

“Matt brings a wonderful wealth of knowledge, not to mention an award winning resume, to the GQ team,” said GQ’s editor, Jim Nelson, in a statement. “He’ll be instrumental in guiding, expanding and perfecting our style coverage on GQ.com.”

Ahead of Guardian Expose, Whisper Rewrites Terms of Service

Want to read a most acute spark for a corporate PR crisis?

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Here it is, from an investigative report shared today by Guardian reporters Paul Lewis and Dominic Rushe:

Approached for comment last week, Whisper said it “does not follow or track users.” The company added that the suggestion it was monitoring people without their consent, in an apparent breach of its own terms of service, was “not true” and “false.”

But on Monday – four days after learning The Guardian intended to publish this story – Whisper rewrote its terms of service; they now explicitly permit the company to establish the broad location of people who have disabled the App’s geolocation feature.

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Derek Jeter Gets a Donald Sterling Scoop

PlayersTribuneLogoIf this any indication of the kind of content The Players’ Tribune will be publishing, folks at Grantland and such may want to start worrying.

Under the simple, stark headline “The Boss,” LA Clippers star Blake Griffin shares some candid thoughts about his team’s disgraced former owner. The All-Star begins by recalling his awkward first encounters with Sterling at one of the billionaire’s annual “White Party” dress-up celebrations in Malibu. Then, he tracks back to this:

When I knew the Clippers were drafting me, the first thing I did was type Donald Sterling’s name into Google. The first hit that came up was “Donald Sterling is a racist.” I read an article on how he didn’t want minorities to live in his apartment buildings. My first thought was, Wow this guy is really, really a racist… How is he an owner of an NBA team?

My second thought was, Wow, these articles are from 2003 and 2008. I guess everybody already knows about this stuff and just doesn’t care.

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Tony Bennett Lends His Q Factor to Staten Island

Many, many moons after performing at the opening of the RFK Triborough Bridge, Tony Bennett is gracing another local launch. The 88-year-old legend looks sharp, as usual, on the cover of Q magazine, a brand new quarterly events and entertainment guide unveiled this week by newspaper the Staten Island Advance.

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From editor Brian J. Laline‘s introductory note:

We’re here to tell you that there’s a lot happening on Staten Island. You don’t always have to go to “the city” or elsewhere to find fun things to do. The Q print publication will capsulize entertaining Staten Island happenings for you four times a year — fall, winter, spring and summer…

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AP Adds Another Film Writer

Lindsey BahrStarting next month, New York-based AP film writer Jake Coyle will have a new partner in cinematic crime.

Lindsey Bahr, who will be based in Los Angeles, is coming over to the wire service from Entertainment Weekly. From this morning’s announcement, tipped to ABC News:

Bahr, 30, has reported on all facets of the film business at EW, including the Oscars and other major award shows, film festivals, breaking news, trend stories, talent profiles and box office analysis. She also reviewed movies and contributed to EW‘s video, photo and Sirius XM radio formats.

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Time Promotes Seven, Adds Three

Time is expanding its International team with seven promotions and three hires. Details are below.

  • Bryan Walsh is promoted to foreign editor. Walsh was formerly a Tokyo bureau chief and a Hong Kong correspondent.
  • Nikhil Kumar is promoted to South Asia bureau chief. Kumar was most recently a senior editor.
  • Aryn Baker has been named Africa bureau Chief. She most recently served as Middle East bureau chief.
  • Eliana Dockterman is promoted to writer. She has been with Time since 2012.
  • Sam Frizell is also promoted to writer. He previously served as a reporter covering business.
  • Noah Rayman has also been promoted to writer. He most recently contributed to world coverage.
  • Alexandra Sifferlin is yet another staffer promoted to writer. She had previously reported on health issues.
  • Leading off the additions, Conal Urquhart joins Time as senior editor. He most recently worked for The Independent as a deputy editor.
  • Claire Howorth has been named books editor. Howorth has previously worked for The Daily Beast, The Daily and Vanity Fair.
  • Ryan Teague Beckwith joins Time as a senior editor in its Washington bureau. He most recently worked as news editor for the Washington Examiner.

Cover Battle: Food Network Magazine or Variety

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features Food Network Magazine taking on Variety.

For its November issue, Food Network went with Ina Garten carving a turkey. We chose this cover not because its aesthetically pleasing, but because we imagine this is exactly what Garten would look like if she were carving up a human. That look on her face is downright chilling. “C’mon in. Dinner’s almost ready. Tonight we’re having roast Tommy — I mean, roast turkey.”

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Yahoo DIY Launches

Yahoo’s latest attempt at tightly focused sites — Yahoo DIY — is now live. The site is edited by Katie Brown, who joined Yahoo in late August. Brown made a name for herself as host of public television’s Katie Brown Workshop. 

As with a few other new Yahoo sites — like Yahoo Beauty, Yahoo Style and Yahoo Health — Yahoo DIY has giant block links of editorial interspersed with branded content. And just like the others, Yahoo is calling DIY a “digital magazine.” We will not be doing that because it’s stupid.

“Yahoo DIY isn’t about perfection,” Brown wrote in a note announcing the site. “We will be working alongside you as you take on projects and explore your creativity. My goal is to create a homebase where you can find simple tips and step-by-step guides to make your aspirational projects doable.”

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Morning Media Newsfeed: HBO to Launch Streaming Service | CNN Cuts Continue

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HBO to Offer Stand-Alone Streaming Service Beginning in 2015 (LostRemote)
HBO announced plans Wednesday to offer a stand-alone streaming service in 2015. FishbowlNY “We will work with our current partners,” HBO’s CEO Richard Plepler said, in a statement. “And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.” SocialTimes Having a Web-only option will help the channel with online-TV watchers, who cite flexibility as the main reason for watching original series online. Internet users are becoming more accustomed to consuming what they want, when they want it; HBO is finally adapting to this reality. THR Plepler didn’t give too many details about the service, such as pricing and when it would launch, saying he didn’t want to tip off competitors too much. Shortly after Plepler’s announcement, shares of Netflix dropped 4 percent, while shares of Time Warner were about 3 percent higher as investors digested the HBO news as well as some other rosy predictions coming from the Time Warner investor day presentations. Mashable It is important to note that HBO is far from giving up on cable television. Plepler stressed in his statements before the announcement that HBO’s business and relationships with cable partners is important. The channel brought in $4.9 billion in 2013 and has about 114 million subscribers. There has been eager anticipation for HBO to capitalize on its already popular streaming platform by offering it outside of cable subscriptions. HBO Go logins have become something of a social currency, allowing users to access content via accounts of friends and family. Game of Thrones has also grown into the most pirated TV show of all time.

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