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NY Times Public Editor Criticizes NY Times Magazine Covers

originalLooks like we weren’t the only ones puzzled by The New York Times Magazine’s Hillary Clinton cover. Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ public editor, wasn’t a fan of it either. In a new column, Sullivan took the magazine to task for the Clinton cover and one featuring Wendy Davis, the Texas senator:

I did not find the Clinton cover illustration sexist but simply bizarre, lacking the sophisticated execution one expects from The Times Magazine. The Amy Chozick article it illustrated was an intriguing idea, exploring all the connections in the ‘Planet Hillary’ universe.

The Wendy Davis article presents a different, more serious question: When an article sets out to examine gender bias, how can it avoid perpetuating that bias along the way? Despite its well-intentioned efforts, this piece managed to trip over a double standard with its detailed examination of Ms. Davis’s biography, including her role in raising her two daughters.

While the illustration of Clinton was certainly weird, the headline of the Davis cover “Can Wendy Davis Have it All?” was ridiculous.

Lauren Kern, a deputy editor for the Times Magazine, told Sullivan they knew it was a “charged phrase.” “We asked the question about whether Davis can ‘have it all’ in part because her critics are saying she can’t,” she said. “She can’t make a tough choice — one that many women and men have to make — about temporarily prioritizing education or career over family, without being criticized for it later.”

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Megyn Kelly Moving to Primetime at Fox News (TVNewser)
Megyn Kelly is moving to primetime for Fox News Channel, the network announced Tuesday afternoon. But to which hour is not known. Since 2010, Kelly has anchored the two-hour afternoon show America Live. “Megyn is an exceptional talent who has successfully filled and surpassed each role we have given her at the network,” Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement. The Washington Post / Erik Wemple Just how Fox News will install Kelly in primetime is a matter of great mystery, given that its stars in the various time slots — including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren — appear to be locked down on contracts. NYT Fox did not announce a specific show for Kelly or whose place she would be taking in the network’s primetime lineup. However, speculation has centered on Van Susteren, the 10 p.m. anchor. Van Susteren recently signed an extension of her Fox contract but her future role is not certain at this point. TheWrap / MediaAlley According to an insider with knowledge of the situation, Van Susteren approached CNN chief Jeff Zucker about a possible job at her former cable network last spring. Though they met several times, CNN ultimately wasn’t interested in her. The Atlantic Wire The only option we see is a co-hosting gig, or perhaps they dump the 11 p.m. O’Reilly Factor re-run for a brand-new late night show. But late-night is not primetime and any way you slice that (8-to-11 or 6-to-11), it seems Fox News has more highly-paid hosts than there are hours in the day. Let the battle begin.

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The New York Times’ Amy Chozick Shifts to Politics

As a media blog, we’ve become quite familiar with the work of Amy Chozick, who has been covering corporate media for The New York Times since 2011. So we’re sort of sad to hear that she’s moving to the paper’s political team, but also happy for her.

According to a memo from Carolyn Ryan, the Times’ political editor, Chozick will be focusing her reporting on Hillary Clinton and the Clintons. Below is the full note from Ryan.

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New York Times Accidentally Sends Email Meant for 300 to 8 Million

Earlier today we received the email pictured above from the New York Times that said we had cancelled our home subscription, which was news to us. It seems it was news to quite a few people.

The paper’s official account tweeted that it was spam and “not from us,” but now the Times reports that it was from them, it just went to the wrong people. About eight million wrong people. Amy Chozick, a Media Reporter for the paper, tweeted that the email was meant for about 300 people, and instead went to over eight million.

It could have been worse. At least it wasn’t a coupon for ExtenZe.

We got a correction email. See it below.

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Two WSJ Veterans Leave for New York Times

Nick Wingfield and Amy Chozick, veterans of The Wall Street Journal for 14 and eight years respectively, are both leaving the paper to join The New York Times. Wingfield will be a Tech Reporter stationed in Seattle and Chozick joins the Times as a Corporate Media Reporter.

For more, Romenesko has a memo regarding Winfield’s new position.

The 2011 Front Page Awards

FishbowlNY was fortunate enough to be invited as one of Marie Claire magazine’s guests to this year’s Front Page Awards, presented by The Newswomen’s Club of New York, honoring female journalists across a variety of media. The title’s editor at large, Abigail Pesta, was among the evening’s honorees for her piece “An American Tragedy,” which provided a harrowing, in-depth glimpse into honor killings in the U.S.

This year’s dinner was held at the Down Town Club in the Financial District and hosted by Toni Reinhold, president of the Newswomen’s Club and a reporter for Reuters.

Among the bold names at the event was anchor Dan Rather, who attended in support of his colleagues at “Dan Rather Reports,” several of whom won awards last night.

For a full list of the evening’s winners, click through.

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Of Beanpoles, Chuckybutts, and Onlinebeerbellygirls: The WSJ Issues a Correction

obamabean.pngWith just over 90 days until the election it’s getting close to silly time — one imagines last week’s McCain/Paris Hilton/Britney Spears debacle may have been the season’s unofficial starting gun. Along those same lines, you may have read the WSJ story, also from last week, that basically said there were people who wouldn’t vote for Barack Obama because he was too skinny (inevitably at least one person found racial undertones in the piece). The article quoted a “Clinton supporter” from a “Yahoo politics message board” who said “I won’t vote for any beanpole guy.” Really? Actually, not so much. Turns out the writer of the piece, Amy Chozick, actually started the message board in question. As for the beanpole quote, seems that Choznik thinned it out a bit. Here’s what commeneter “onlinebeerbellygirl” had to say in full:

Yes I think He is to skinny to be President.Hillary has a potbelly and chuckybutt I’d of Voted for Her.I won’t vote for any beanpole guy.
Ah, the old potbelly and chuckybutt argument. At the time Choznik responded: “Love your response and your username (onlinebeerbellygirl). Would you mind shooting me an email so I can ask you a few more quesitons? My email is [redacted] Thanks so much!” The WSJ has since issued a somewhat limited correction saying:
This article about Barack Obama’s weight included a quote from a Yahoo bulletin board that was posted in response to a question from a Journal reporter who initiated the discussion. The article should have disclosed that the reporter used the bulletin board to elicit the comment, “I won’t vote for any beanpole guy.”
As with so much else in this campaign season, we feel like someone has accidentally taken a page out of the Onion, or at least the New York Post, maybe Rupe got confused.