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Kal Penn Named Special Correspondent of Fusion’s Midterm Mayhem (TVNewser)
Actor Kal Penn is joining Fusion as a special correspondent for its midterm election coverage. Fusion’s election coverage plans include a nightly primetime program Midterm Mayhem: The Ultimate Political Smackdown hosted by Fusion’s Nando Vila. FishbowlDC In addition to its television broadcast, the program will be livestreamed. Midterm Mayhem will be hosted by Vila with contributions from anchors Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez and Fusion’s Alice Brennan and Romina Puga. Capital New York Fusion is still modestly distributed, with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV among the major distributors that don’t yet carry the channel. The livestream — which will only apply to the month-long midterm election series — is a chance for viewers who don’t get Fusion to sample its programming, with the goal of getting them to lobby their pay-TV provider to carry the channel. The channel held a similar stunt tied to its coverage of the 2014 World Cup from Brazil. THR Penn is known for his roles in the Harold And Kumar trilogy, The Namesake, House and How I Met Your Mother. In 2009, he took a break from acting to work as an associate director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement, serving as the Obama administration’s liaison to young Americans. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The show aims to “bring viewers all the essential political news of the day and answer questions of fundamental importance to Fusion’s audience,” the network said in a release. It premieres Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9:30 p.m. and runs until Election Day.

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Richard Tomko Named amNewYork Publisher

Newsday Media Group has named Richard Tomko publisher of amNewYork. Tomko joins the newspaper from Boost Digital, where he served as a consultant. He previously served as CEO of Snooth Media, and worked for Time Warner for 14 years. Tomko also served as Time Inc. Digital’s general manager and VP of business development.

“Richard is a proven leader with demonstrated abilities to grow contemporary publishing brands,” said Gordon McLeod, publisher of Newsday Media Group, in a statement. “I am confident that Richard’s strong leadership and management skills will best position amNewYork for continued success.”

Tomko’s appointment is effective immediately.

Malcolm Campbell Named Senior Director of Advertising for amNewYork

Malcolm Campbell has been named senior director, advertising for amNewYork. Previously, Campbell was publisher of Spin from 2006 to 2011.

“I am very excited to have someone with Malcolm’s background lead the amNewYork advertising sales teams,” said Valerie Green, publisher of amNewYork. “His extensive media sales experience with both print and digital platforms will help take amNewYork to a whole new level.”

Campbell’s appointment is effective immediately. He will report to Green.

Max Dickstein Leaves amNewYork

Max Dickstein is leaving amNewYork to take a spot at The New York Daily News as an assistant sports editor. Dickstein had been with amNewYork since 2007.

Dickstein started at the paper as sports editor, and most recently served as news editor.

Cablevision Veteran Valerie Green Named amNew York Publisher

Newsday Media Group announced the appointment today of Valerie Green as publisher of amNewYork. Effectively immediately, she will oversee the newspaper’s daily operations and report to Fred Groser, Newsday Media Group publisher.

“As a 15-year Cablevision veteran, Ms. Green has a proven track record for building and positioning brands and providing strong creative direction across various business units, including Newsday and amNewYork,” said Groser. “I am confident that she will be a dynamic leader, lending her extensive experience to best position amNewYork for the future.”

In addition to this role, Green will continue to serve as senior vice president of marketing for Cablevision’s Local Media group, a position she has held since 2010.

Green has held several positions at Cablevision. She was senior vice president of marketing at Fuse. Prior to joining the national music television network, Green spent 11 years at Cablevision, holding down a number of marketing posts, the most recent of which was vice president of multi- cultural and urban marketing.

“I am enthusiastic to lead a wonderful team and a great New York newspaper,” said Green.

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AmNewYork Loses Publisher

Back in late September, amNewYork lost its Editor-in-Chief, Diane Goldie, to Newsday. Now the daily free paper is losing its Publisher as well. According to the New York Post, Paul TurcotteamNewYork’s Publisher since last year — is leaving his post at the end of this month.

There is no word on what Turcotte will be doing once he leaves or what will happen at the top of amNewYork, but there is obviously a lot of work needed to be done to right that ship.

AmNew York EIC Moves to Newsday

Diane Goldie, Editor-in-Chief of amNewYork, is leaving her post and heading to Newsday. The New York Post reports that Paul Turcotte, amNewYork’s Publisher, is looking at all options for Goldie’s replacement. One obvious candidate is Mae Cheng, the paper’s Managing Editor.

Both amNewYork and Newsday are owned by Cablevision.

amNewYork Launches iPad and iPhone App

AmNewYork, the most widely distributed (and maybe the most widely discarded, but keep trying Metro!) daily newspaper in the city, has launched an iPhone and iPad app. The app comes equipped with all of the content found in print, and even allows users to download previous issues.

Publisher Paul Turcotte says of the apps, “The introduction of this mobile application extends our reach and allows readers to get their news anytime or anyplace. Our active NYC reader will now have access to the paper on the go, day or night.”

The apps are free and available in the iTunes store now.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon to be am New York Columnist

Kelly Killoren Bensimon used to be a writer for Gotham and an Editor at the now-shuttered Elle Accessories, but she’s most widely known for her role on the reality TV show Real Housewives of New York City. But maybe now that she’s going to be a columnist for am New York, people will start associating her with her original passion.

And before you dismiss the column, Bensimon told Keith Kelly that “It will be a little bit of everything: fashion, food, accessories, restaurants, sports, the arts.”

That’s right, the column – which debuts May 5th – will cover everything, so you can just take that Negative Nancy attitude somewhere else mister.

Newsday Prepares To Go Behind Paywall Next Week

newsday1022.jpgCablevision-owned Long Island paper Newsday is preparing to go behind a paywall on October 28.

Although Newsday announced plans to charge for its online content earlier this year, we just noticed a note about it on the site this morning.

Access to Newsday.com will be free to current Newsday subscribers as well as those who get their Internet access through Cablevision’s Optimum Online, and the site is currently asking all visitors to register before the paywall goes up. Anyone else will have to pay $5 a week for limited access to the site, and there will also be an e-edition option that will cost $19 for a four-week subscription to $195 for a year.

Newsday has made a number of changes in recent months, updating its logo and front page and revamping its Web site. Last month, the paper’s publisher Tim Knight resigned from his post, and Terry Jimenez, the publisher of amNewYork, the free paper also owned by Cablevision, was appointed to take his place.

Earlier: Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle To Start Charging For Online Content

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