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Kentucky Resident Responds to NYT ‘Persistent Poverty’ Coverage

NYTHelpMeKYDuring the last weekend of June, the New York Times Magazine asked: “What’s the Matter With Eastern Kentucky?” Today, via an op-ed in The Floyd County Times, Jonathan Gay answers with the equivalent of: “Less than you think.”

Gay is the director of the Kentucky Innovation Network office in Morehead, where he works with local entrepreneurs. He
argues that the piece by Annie Lowrey was a classic case of big-city myopia and explains how he, pro-actively, is moving forward:

Rather than wait on the New York Times to tell that [hopeful] story, we’ve decided to start telling it ourselves. Through words, photos, tweets, social media and video, we will soon be launching a Web effort to tell the tales of entrepreneurs living in eastern Kentucky. We’ll begin with one each from the six eastern Kentucky counties the Times reported as being in the bottom 10.

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Wired Promotes, New York Adds Contributing Editor

A couple Revolving Door items to note this morning, involving Wired and New York. Details are below.

  • Wired has promoted Stefanie Rapp to associate publisher. Rapp has served as Wired’s executive director, integrated sales since joining the magazine in 2012.
  • Annie Lowrey is joining New York as a contributing editor and columnist. Lowrey most recently served as an economic-policy reporter for the New York Times, where she had been since 2011.

Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Ghana Sets Ratings Record | Apple Settles eBook Suit

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USA-Ghana Sets Ratings Record for ESPN (TVNewser)
ESPN’s last World Cup before turning over the broadcast rights to Fox Sports is off to a good start: Monday night’s USA-Ghana match was the most-watched men’s soccer match ever on ESPN or ESPN2, drawing 11.1 million viewers per minute. Capital New York Univision averaged 4.8 million viewers for its language coverage, according to overnight data from Nielsen. All told, an average of 16 million people watched the game live on television, with at least 1.4 million more watching (legally) online. Bleacher Report But even before that game, ESPN was already enjoying some of its best ratings ever. Through the first 11 games, the networks of ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC had averaged about 3.7 million viewers. That was a 2 percent bump over the 2010 World Cup, which of course included a weekend game featuring the United States and England on ABC. If the ratings from that England match are removed, ratings were up a rather mind-blowing 37 percent. AllFacebook Team USA’s thrilling 2-1 victory caused some 10 million Facebook users to produce more than 15 million interactions on the social network, according to the Facebook Data Science Team. Variety The soccer tourney has already broken the previous global record for online-video streaming. Monday’s Germany-Portugal match drove a peak of 4.3 terabits per second of streaming video on the Akamai Technologies content-delivery network — blasting past the previous high of 3.5 Tbps for the U.S.-Canada men’s hockey semifinal during the 2014 Winter Olympics. The streaming-video peak for the USA-Ghana match came in at 3.2 Tbps, behind last Friday’s 3.5 Tbps for the Spain-Netherlands contest, according to Akamai.

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Fuzzy Beltway Math | NYU Nestivity | Yearning for an Urn

FishbowlDC: New York Times economic policy reporter Annie Lowrey is one of two journalists on the National Journal’s “25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35.” Which suggests her vote for Sharknado sequel may count for more than most.

AllTwitter: NYU’s incoming Class of 2017 will be virtually connected this Sunday night to the wisdom of current students and recent alumni. Extra points to all those who know how to spell Scorsese.

UnBeige: L’ArcoBaleno e-commerce design destination co-founder Ambra Medda says if she could afford it, she would buy from her site a Hilda Hellström sedimentation urn. If you don’t know what that is, then you also probably cannot presently afford $1,560 plus shipping, insurance, sales tax and applicable import duty.

[Photo courtesy: New York Times]

New Hires At Slate

Business Insider is reporting this morning that Slate is adding two new reporters to its masthead: Bethany McClean will cover all things Wall Street and finance-related in her own upcoming column, and Annie Lowrey will take over Slate’s Moneybox section, covering economics. Lowrey will thus take over the spot vacated by former Moneybox scribe Dan Gross, who left last month.

McClean will presumably continue contributing to Vanity Fair. She also has a book due out November 16th with Joe Nocera, All the Devils Are Here.

Lowrey most recently worked at  The Washington Independent.