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Petite Model, Author and Self-Promotion Pro Isobella Jade On The Menu

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If you’re among the hundreds of people cut from media jobs this fall, take inspiration from the story of Isobella Jade. The petite model wrote a memoir while standing in heels in the Apple store in SoHo, then self-promoted the heck out of it until she got an agent, dumped her, and self-published the book herself. As she’s continued to model, she’s launched a successful brand, parlaying her fame into a popular podcast, an advice blog and a new graphic novel. If you’re looking for a second career, following Isobella’s advice might not be such a bad idea.

Isobella joined the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast this morning, where she spoke to host Jason Boog of GalleyCat and special guest host FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst about her self-promotion techniques and advice for aspiring writers.

“Writing is not enough,” she said. “You can be a great writer, you can have a wonderful story…but it really comes down to marketing these days.”

Also discussed: this week’s sad layoff news from Time Inc. and The Washington Post.

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

FIshbowlNY Editor Has Nothing But Good News For The Menu

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It seems like there’s only bad news in the media world these days. But this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst and hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven only had good things to report.

That good news included a conversation about Sarah Palin‘s memoir Going Rogue, out today, and Levi Johnston‘s Playgirl photo spread, which is giving the out-of-print magazine buzz that will hopefully propel upcoming print issues.

Other good news: Budget Travel is not closing, despite recent rumors; Daily News owner Mortimer B. Zuckerman has invested in expanding the paper’s printing plant; and YouTube has launched a new channel to better help news organizations like The Huffington Post and NPR manage video submissions from citizen journalists.

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

Party! Come Raise A Glass With A FishbowlNY Editor

116844321_b41634ff18.jpgIf all the recent layoff news has driven you to drink, then you’re in luck.

Next Tuesday, mediabistro.com is throwing a cocktail party at Tribeca Cinemas hosted by yours truly, FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst. There will be $5 beer and wine, networking and a chance to commiserate, swap war stories, make new friends or just trade gossip.

Here are all the details:

When: Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where:
Tribeca Cinemas, Lower Lounge
54 Varick Street
at Laight Street
New York, NY

RSVP here

Hope to see you there.

(Photo via Flickr)

FishbowlNY Editor On The Menu: Layoffs, Glenn Beck and Election Night

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FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst joined the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast this morning, where she and hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven talked about the media layoffs and other big industry news.

Of course, Amanda wanted to talk about news of layoffs at Time Inc. and Forbes over the past two weeks. It’s the same layoff story we heard last year, as companies from all industries plan for next year and cut waste in the fourth quarter, she said. Still, it makes for a pretty uncertain work environment for those across the industry.

Jason wanted to talk about Glenn Beck and his effect on the best-seller list. Seems that every thriller that Beck mentions on his show becomes a best seller, Jason explained. “It’s such a big thing for publishers,” he said. “They are looking for options. Book reviews are closing right and left, and the idea that this Conservative talk show host has become the go-to place for thrillers is really kind of amazing.”

Also discussed: Twitter vs. cable news on election night.

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

On The Menu: Condé Nast Cuts, New CNN.com And The Ongoing Debate About The Future Of Print

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On this gloomy Friday in New York, after a particularly long week for the media world, host Matt Van Hoven, editor of AgencySpy, and special guest host TVNewser‘s Kevin Allocca welcomed FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst to the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu to wrap up the biggest news of the week.

Of interest today was news of even more layoffs at Condé Nast — this time at GQ and Vanity Fair. Also discussed, The New York Times Co.‘s third quarter earnings report, out yesterday, which revealed the surprising fact that although advertising revenues have dropped, circulation revenues grew for the company. What does this mean for the publishing world?

Lastly, Kevin discussed the newly redesigned CNN.com, unveiled last night. The new Web site has better navigation with the same amount of video content offerings, as well as increased cross-over promotion with Time Inc. brands like Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly, in the hopes of becoming many users’ homepage for news. We’re hopeful that a more visible partnership between CNN.com and the Time publications will help the brands survive the onslaught facing the publishing industry these days.

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

Talking Times Layoffs And The Yes Men On The Menu

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What does it mean for the industry when a media company like the New York Times Co. announces that 100 people must be cut from the newsroom?

That question led today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosted by AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven and TVNewser‘s Kevin Allocca, who welcomed FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst to discuss the New York Times‘s announcement of layoffs yesterday.

Amanda reminded listeners that the Times laid off 100 people in 2008 through the same voluntary buyout process. “When companies make layoff announcements like this, they kind of couch it,” she said. “They give you a number and you don’t know really know what’s going to happen. And you kind of just have to wait and see.”

Kevin dug up some statistics about the Times: the paper had a little over 1,300 newsroom staffers before the last round of cuts, and now they have around 1,250. But no other U.S. newspaper has more than 750 staffers. Overall, it’s been estimated that 14,000 newspaper staffers have lost their jobs this year.

Also discussed: the Yes Men’s recent hoax involving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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

The Atlantic Publisher Jay Lauf Talks Digital Content And “Airport Cred” On The Menu

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On this gloomy day in New York City, today’s media-bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast was brightened by a very special guest, Jay Lauf, publisher of The Atlantic.

Jay joined hosts Matt Van Hoven of AgencySpy and FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst (filling in for GalleyCat’s Jason Boog) to discuss the 152-year-old magazine’s decision to keep all its content online for free, the recently launched spin-off site The Atlantic Wire and selling a prestigious brand with intellectual cache to advertisers.

Amanda and Matt asked Jay to discuss whether readers are subscribing to The Atlantic more as a coffee table display instead of actually reading it. Jay said that prior to the magazine and Web sites redesign last year, there were a lot of focus groups conducted on the matter, and the company “actually found that the exact opposite was true.”

“A couple of the magazines that would be classified in our category of thought leadership, deep engagement, etc., what we found is that the readers of those magazines really wore them as a label, carried them through the airport facing outwards so that you can see that I’m a reader of ‘X’,” he added. “Whereas Atlantic readers were actually the ones who were deep dive reading but they didn’t care whether anybody knew whether they were reading or not.”

You can listen to past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro.

Related: Opinion Aggregator Atlantic Wire Launches

On The Menu: BusinessWeek Sale, Conde’s Lost $1B And MySpace Devalued

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FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst once again joined the media-bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast this morning, joining hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven to discuss the day’s biggest media headlines.

First, Amanda talked about her “Today” show appearance, then the group dove right into yesterday’s news about Bloomberg LP’s acquisition of BusinessWeek.

Also discussed: How Conde Nast has lost $1 billion in advertising revenue, Rupert Murdoch-owned MySpace may be worthless and the American Society of Magazine Editors is adding more award categories.

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

On The Menu: FishbowlNY Editor Amanda Ernst On Condé Layoffs

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The question “When did you get laid off?” is quickly becoming the “Where were you when Elvis died?” query of this era. It was a question faced on today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu in the light of the fall out at Condé Nast this week.

This morning hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst, who has been furiously covering every update coming out of 4 Times Square. All three have been laid off in the past few years, and they discovered that it’s becoming harder and harder to meet people who haven’t gotten and pink slip.

Besides their own layoff stories, the group discussed the shake up at Condé, its effects on the industry and what is coming next for magazines and the media. Will the business model change?

Also discussed: President Barack Obama‘s Nobel Peace Prize and a couple of this week’s events, the More magazine Reinvention Convention and mediabistro.com’s panel for women’s magazine editors.

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

Come Sip A Drink With Your FishbowlNY Editor

partytime.jpgNext Tuesday, come join FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst for an evening of drinks and mingling with fellow media professionals.

We’ll be hosting a mediabistro.com cocktail party on October 6 at Onieals, the Soho bar that was the setting for the “Sex and the City” episode where Steve and Aidan open a bar. (Admit it, you totally know what we’re talking about.)

There’ll be drink specials and free food, and we won’t even make you give us a $10 donation — there will be no cover.

Here are all the details:

When:
Tuesday, October 6
6:30 – 8:30pm

Where:
Onieals
174 Grand Street
between Lafayette & Mulberry

RSVP here.

Hope to see you there.

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