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Thanks to $72 Million Blunder, Bloomberg Gets Way More Than They Bargained For

NYMagReasonsLogoDeck the halls with bows of expletive. That might well describe the mood at Bloomberg today, given that a journalist they just hired has been tarred with the latest MSM fact-check scandal.

Ultimately, it is Jessica Pressler who is responsible, as the bylined author of the New York magazine item, for this note at the top of a New York Post pick-up:

Mohammed Islam has since admitted he lied to New York magazine and did not make any money on the stock market, an Observer interview reveals.

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It’s Official: Chuck Todd Named Host of Meet The Press (TVNewser)
As expected, NBC News has announced that Chuck Todd will be the next moderator of Meet The Press. CNNMoney The announcement confirmed widespread speculation that David Gregory, the moderator of the Sunday morning public affairs program for the past six years, would be replaced by Todd, the NBC News political director. FishbowlDC Turness also confirmed that after 20 years with NBC News, Gregory bids farewell, which he announced earlier in the day on Twitter. Todd will take reigns of the program on Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell will moderate this weekend. FishbowlDC Gregory tweeted, “I leave NBC as I came – humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is.” TVNewser Gregory, who joined NBC News in 1995, has hosted Meet The Press for six years, since the death of Tim Russert in 2008. During Gregory’s tenure, the show slipped in the ratings, first losing ground to CBS’ Face The Nation, and, more recently, frequently placing third behind FTN and ABC’s This Week. No word yet on what is next for Gregory, who was recently spotted meeting with CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker.

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New York Magazine Finds Its New Executive Editor

She is Lauren Kern, returning to the glossy after a four-year stint at New York Times Magazine. Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo has the memo sent out to staff Monday by New York EIC Adam Moss.

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Kern, deputy editor at the New York Times Magazine, was seen to be in line for the top job there along with fellow deputy editor Joel Lovell (now working on NYT special projects) when Hugo Lindgren exited for Hollywood. But instead, the NYT opted for Texas Monthly EIC Jake Silverstein. (Kern had worked alongside Lindgren at New York magazine.)

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Lindsay Zoladz Named New York Pop Music Critic

lindsay zoladz GNew York has named Lindsay Zoladz its new pop music critic. She comes to the magazine from Pitchfork, where she served as an associate editor since last year.

“Lindsay is one of the freshest voices writing about music today, versatile and lucid, with the rare ability to surface big ideas while conveying to the reader a clear sense of the quality of the music itself,” said New York’s editor, Adam Moss, in a statement. “She can write long and short, and can effortlessly move print to the web, from essays to short reviews and commentary on music news.  She’s a superb addition to our already- formidable team of critics.”

Zoladz starts her new role August 11.

John Homans Exits New York Magazine

JohnHomansPicCapital New York has the memo. Circulated to New York magazine staffers on Monday, the communique announced the earth-shaking departure of executive editor John Homans for Bloomberg Media’s forthcoming Politics vertical. There, Homans will rejoin former colleague John Heilemann.

As Capital’s Jeremy Barr notes, the memo from New York editor Adam Moss features some “salty” language. Per Moss:

Personally I will miss his sly New England wit and the very warm B-side to that A-exterior. But mostly I am sure I will never stop hearing him bellow, “OK, what the fuck?” to no one in particular, by which he means what the fuck should I do now?

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Hugo Lindgren Segues to The Hollywood Reporter

HugoLindgrenTwitterProfilePicVia Twitter and internal memo this morning (PT), Janice Min has shared some more, major first-work-week-of-January news. Hugo Lindgren, formerly with the New York Times Magazine, is headed west at the end of the month to oversee The Hollywood Reporter:

Dear Staff:

In case you missed the meeting this morning, I wanted to introduce you to our newest addition here, Hugo Lindgren. I am thrilled to tell you that Hugo is joining The Hollywood Reporter as acting editor while a team including executive editor Matthew Belloni, creative director Shanti Marlar and photo and video director Jennifer Laski get going working on Billboard with me. Hugo will be serving in my stead day-to-day (with me always available and in the loop… perhaps just not ticking off every caption) for the next three months.

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Ashlea Halpern Departs New York

Ashlea Halpern is leaving New York for Bon Appétit. Halpern had been a senior  strategist editor for New York, overseeing the Strategist section. At Bon Appétit she’ll serve as a special projects editor.

“One of the nice things about how generous ASME has been to us in the magazine section category was that each time I seemed to be on the podium accepting this award, it was for a different Strategist editor,” Adam Moss, New York’s editor, wrote in a memo obtained by WWD. “Next year I have no doubt we’ll be deserving once again.”

Halpern starts at Bon Appétit in two weeks. July 10.

Graydon Carter’s Contract Negotiations Stall, Possible Successors Discussed

Graydon Carter, the 63-year-old editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, is currently negotiating a new contract with Condé Nast. According to The New York Post, the main hold-up to getting the deal done is that Carter’s lawyer — Allan Grubman — is pushing for a signing bonus and a raise for Carter.

The other issue at hand is that Carter isn’t sure how much longer he wants to stay at Vanity Fair. He has already been the editor of the magazine for 21 years, so you can hardly blame him. Carter also has other interests, such his overseeing his popular restaurants and producing films.

Charles Townsend, Condé’s CEO, told the Post that all is well and “There are no plans for anyone to succeed Graydon at Vanity Fair.” Which means, of course, it’s time to guess who is succeeding Carter at Vanity Fair! Below are some names that have been circulated:

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Jody Rosen Joins New York as Pop Critic

Jody Rosen has been named New York’s pop critic. Rosen’s work has appeared in a variety of publications, such as Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker. He was also previously a senior critic at Rolling Stone and the music critic for Slate.

“Jody is a sharp critic and beautiful, lucid writer with broad tastes, unerring radar and a knack for finding big ideas between pop’s niches,” said Adam Moss, editor-in-chief of New York, in a statement. “We’re excited to have him.”

Rosen — who starts June 1 — is taking the pop critic spot from Nitsuh Abebe, who is now a general culture and features writer for the magazine.

Highlights from Frank Rich’s Reddit AMA

It seems like everyone is doing an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) on Reddit nowadays. President Barack Obama did one yesterday (Republicans: He should be focusing his attention somewhere else! Democrats: He’s in touch with the youth!), and now Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York, has done one. Below are some highlights.

How to deal with writer’s block:

Alas, there is no trick. And it’s a problem that has dogged me since I started writing under deadline for a college paper. You just have to keep going — get something down. The terror of the empty page (or computer screen) must be fought tooth-and-nail.

Why he left The New York Times for New York:

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