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Speedy Publishing On The Menu

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Today’s media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast focused on the biggest news in publishing today: Sarah Palin‘s upcoming memoir and Tina Brown‘s new book imprint.

Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven discussed former Vice Presidential candidate Palin’s upcoming book Going Rouge, whose publication date was just moved up to November.

They also talked about Brown’s announcement about her joint venture with Perseus Books, Beast Books, which will give writers for her online publication The Daily Beast one to three months to churn out books that will first be put into an e-book format and then published in hard copy. What will this fast turn around mean for the publishing industry? Jason admitted that sometimes the industry’s vast infrastructure can quickly turn around books in the face of an important news event, like Michael Jackson‘s death, but Brown’s format is bound to cause a dust up among traditional publishing companies.

Also discussed: New “Saturday Night Live” actress Jenny Slate‘s f-bomb screw up.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Tweet To Win Tickets To FreeFest

Virgin-Mobile-FreeFest-2009.jpgOur colleagues at AgencySpy are running a Twitter contest giveaway that we think sounds pretty fun and unique, so we wanted to pass it along.

The blog is giving away two tickets to the Virgin FreeFest this Sunday, August 30 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion between Baltimore and D.C. So, if you live in the area or can get down there by Sunday — and you want to see Weezer, Blink-182, Franz Ferdinand, Jet, The National, Girl Talk, The Bravery, The Hold Steady, St. Vincent, Wale, Taking Back Sunday and others — read on for the rules.

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Today’s Coverage Of Ted Kennedy’s Death

dailynews826.jpgSenator Edward M. Kennedy died late last night at age 77 after a battle with brain cancer. Although his death came at a late hour, many newspapers were able to quickly shift gears and get photos and stories of Kennedy up on their front pages.

One front page noticeably devoid of Kennedy tributes, however, was The New York Times. But what the Grey Lady lacked in on-paper obituaries it made up for on its Web site. The paper’s home page prominently features the legendary senator and the “Today’s Paper” page features Kennedy’s obituary as the top story of the day, even though it wasn’t on the actual front page of the paper. nypost826.jpg The Times‘ Caucus blog is also in the memorial spirit, highlighting excerpts from Kennedy’s speeches.

usatoday826.jpgMeanwhile, our colleagues at TVNewser have a report on how the networks and cable news channels covered the news of Kennedy’s death when it broke last night, as well as coverage of President Barack Obama‘s statement this morning about Kennedy. And GalleyCat reports that Kennedy’s upcoming memoir, “True Compass,” is being pushed up to mid-September.

AgencySpy also notes that Kennedy died exactly one year after his historic speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, given shortly after he underwent brain surgery.

Kennedy’s speech from last year can be seen after the jump

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They May Be In Advertising But Everyone Loves A Party

asparty.jpgLast night, our buddies at mediabistro.com’s advertising blog AgencySpy hosted a party with TRAFFIQ at Pranna on Madison Ave. We made an appearance and were pleasantly surprised to find that spirits were high and drinks were plentiful. On second thought, maybe spirits were high because the drinks were plentiful. No matter, we had fun and we’re happy to note that, even in this economy, we haven’t forgotten how to have a good time.

Oh, and if you’re into party pics like us, check out this slideshow from last night.

Adweek‘s Morrissey Talks Declining Ad Revenue On The Menu: “Is This Cyclical Or Structural?”

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Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Adweek digital editor Brian Morrissey, who talked about the work he does for the Adweek Web site aggregating blogs written by members of the industry.

Morrissey also spoke about the news that advertising is down and will most likely be down for years to come. “The big question for advertisers is…is this a cyclical thing or is this a structural thing?” Morrissey said. “If it’s a cyclical thing, advertising will be rebounding…and it might be a little worse than something the industry has been through before but it will rebound…But advertising might become a smaller piece of the economic pie. And that’s a bigger deal, because that’s a structural change.”

Also discussed: advertising in China, Michael Phelps‘ new post-marijuana allegations ad for Subway and The Washington Post‘s salon scandal.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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