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NY Observer Announces Media Power Couples

The New York Observer has unveiled its annual Media Power Couples list, and for the first time ever, Brian Stelter isn’t on it. Kidding! Of course he’s included. Don’t be ridiculous. Stelter and his favorite corduroys are number 13.

Here are some other Media Power Couples that are no doubt currently humblebragging about their presence on the list:

The Observer chose this year’s couples based on four factors — diversification, location, momentum and social presence.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

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Brian Stelter’s Top of The Morning Being Developed as Lifetime Movie (TVNewser)
Brian Stelter‘s Top of The Morning, which chronicled the rise of Good Morning America and the fall of Today, will soon join the pantheon of Lifetime original movies including Deadly Honeymoon, Romeo Killer and, more recently, Bonnie & Clyde. Top of The Morning: Inside The Cutthroat World of Morning TV has been optioned by Lifetime for a made-for-TV movie, TVNewser has learned. Production company DiGA Vision had previously bought the rights to the book. Lifetime confirms it is in the early development stage for the film. THR / The Live Feed The buzz-worthy book was published in April 2013, and met with mixed reviews. As part of the reporting process, Stelter, who recently moved to CNN as host of Reliable Sources, spent much of his time consumed by morning news coverage, with a heavy focus on Ann Curry’s short-lived stint as co-host of Today and the high-profile rivalry between Today and now top-rated Good Morning America. NY Observer It seems like a logical fit. After all, Lifetime is a network that caters to women. And women love morning television (or so we hear). Variety Lifetime’s deal to adapt Top of The Morning is sure to raise some eyebrows as the cabler is 50 percent owned by Disney, parent company of ABC. The book is generally flattering to GMA and the ABC News executive team. TVNewser For the rest of the week, we’ll be asking you to cast the actors you want to portray the biggest names in TV morning news.

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Brian Stelter Joins CNN as Reliable Sources Host, Senior Media Correspondent (TVNewser)
New York Times media reporter — and founder of TVNewser — Brian Stelter is joining CNN as a senior media correspondent and host of Reliable Sources, the network announced Tuesday morning. “Brian has a keen understanding of this field — as both a journalist covering the industry and as an innovator,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in as statement. “I’m thrilled to welcome him to CNN to this newly broadened role.” Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The hire comes after a months-long trial period during which the network tested several different hosts to replace Howard Kurtz, who left the network earlier this year and now hosts a media criticism show at Fox News. NPR media reporter David Folkenflik and former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno were among the finalists. FishbowlDC In addition to his weekend hosting duties, Stelter will bid adieu to the Grey Lady to become CNN’s senior media correspondent, reporting daily across all the network’s platforms including CNN.com and CNNMoney.com. His first day at CNN will be Nov. 25, and his first show will air Dec. 1. FishbowlNY Stelter is often cited as one of the most talented journalists working the media beat, so this is quite a hire by CNN. Capital New York With Stelter heading to CNN, who will take over the New York Times‘ TV news beat? “No successor yet,” media editor Bruce Headlam told Capital. The move is the latest in a series of high-profile departures at the Times, which has been shedding top talent as the prestige gap narrows between establishment print media and disruptive competitors on digital and television platforms. HuffPost / The Backstory The Times has long enjoyed a position atop the media pecking order and the cachet of working at the “Paper of Record” remains both a draw for recruiting talent and keeping it. But it’s no longer the case that the Times can rely on prestige alone as talent fields competitive offers from both TV networks and also online sites that can pay significantly more money, provide greater journalistic freedom and offer multi-platform visibility — or some combination of the three. Politico The departures have brought the Times face-to-face with a harsh reality: In the new media landscape, some journalists have become their own brands with followings and reputations that are not dependent on the “aura” of the “Paper of Record.”

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Matt Bai Leaves NY Times for Yahoo News

Another one bites the dust. Sort of. We just told you about Brian Stelter leaving The New York Times, and now Matt Bai is departing too. Bai is joining Yahoo! News as a national political columnist.

Bai had been with the Times since 2002, and during his tenure as chief political correspondent for the Times Magazine, he covered the last three presidential elections.

“Matt has an ideal voice for Yahoo News,” said Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, in a statement. “He has a singular ability to write about politics in a way that will connect with Yahoo News’ broad readership and bring in younger readers who aren’t always attracted to political commentary. I’m thrilled he is joining us.”

Now please, no one else leave the Times today. We can barely keep up.

Brian Stelter to Leave NY Times for CNN

Brian Stelter GBrian Stelter, one of The New York Times’ most well-known staffers, is leaving the paper to join CNN. The LA Times is reporting that Stelter, who had been with the Times since 2007, will become the new host of Reliable Sources. Politico added that Stelter will contribute to CNN.com as a media reporter.

Stelter had previously guest hosted Reliable Sources, leading to speculation that he would leave the Times. However, he put that rumor down quickly when he told the Washington Post, “I would not leave the Times for a television job.” Well, people do change their minds.

Stelter is often cited as one of the most talented journalists working the media beat, so this is quite a hire by CNN. And as you probably know, he created Mediabistro’s TVNewser before heading to the Times. So naturally, we’re rooting for him.

Daily News Leaves Out Key Transit Girl Detail

TransitGirl_CoverThere’s a fun interview-preview in the New York Daily News by Justin Rocket Silverman about Transit Girl, the forthcoming November 19 novel by NY1 traffic reporter Jamie Shupak. It’s a fictionalized version of her NYC romantic experiences:

Shupak’s real-life fiancé is New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter — who courted his fiancé by tweeting. In Transit Girl, Stelter’s character is blogger Ben Abrams, who works for a vicious gossip site called Banter. Despite his aggressive reporting, it soon becomes clear that Ben has a heart of gold.

Blogging, tweeting and Instagram are central to the characters’ budding romance. In fact, much of their flirtation occurs through their fictional Twitter feeds, as the lives of @GuilianaLayne and @BanteringBen raise eyebrows all over the media industry. (Shupak and Stelter’s real-life engagement last month warmed the hearts of their more than 200,000 collective Twitter followers).

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Class Clown Disrupts Brian Stelter Utah Lecture

WeberStateUniversityLogoThere were two separate audiences Thursday for New York Times media critic Brian Stelter‘s speech at Weber State University. The first was, of course, the one made up of those gathered in the auditorium. Here’s how Raychel Johnson, editor-in-chief of student newspaper The Signpost, set the scene:

Students and faculty were fighting like wildcats for standing room in the Wildcat Theater to catch a presentation by Stelter. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the American Democracy Project, Stelter’s topic was social media’s impact on governments past, present and future.

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Judy Battista Leaves NY Times for NFL Network

Judy Battista is leaving the New York Times for the NFL Network and NFL.com. Battista covers the league for the paper, and has been with the Times since 1998. Prior to her time at the Times, she was a local news reporter with Newsday for two years.

Battista will write columns for NFL.com and contribute on-air analysis for NFL Network.

Jason McIntyre of Big Lead first reported that Battista was leaving, and that was followed up by the Times’ Brian Stelter confirming as much.

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Brian Stelter to Guest Host Reliable Sources (The Washington Post / Erik Wemple)
Brian Stelter, a New York Times reporter covering television and digital media, will guest-host an edition of CNN’s Sunday program Reliable Sources, the media-watchdog show that longtime host Howard Kurtz recently left for a job with Fox News. In doing so, Stelter will join the likes of NPR’s David Folkenflik, CNN contributor John Avlon and others in CNN’s Reliable Sources bake-off. TVNewser Stelter will host Aug. 11. In the meantime, he will avoid covering CNN, as well as Fox News and MSNBC. Mediaite Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren is not taking the news well that Stelter will be guest-hosting Reliable Sources in August. In a blog post Tuesday, Van Susteren called Stelter’s move a “conflict of interest” and labeled him a “hypocrite” for his paper’s criticism of her husband’s ties to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain. Gretawire Van Susteren: “Stelter writes about CNN (and MSNBC and Fox News) and is now either hustling CNN or the other way around… there is no clearer conflict of interest. Stelter now knows where his bread is buttered (and where is the New York Times public editor?)”

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Barry Diller Admits Buying Newsweek Was A Mistake (FishbowlNY)
The “Most Honest And Unintentionally Depressing Answer Of The Day” award goes to Barry Diller, IAC’s chairman. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Diller admits that buying Newsweek was a mistake, and even adds that the all-digital NewsBeast isn’t likely to succeed: “For a news magazine, which is a bit of an odd phrase today, it was not possible to print it any longer. We said we will offer digital products. We have a very solid newsroom. We will see. I do not have great expectations. I wish I had not bought Newsweek. It was a mistake.” Bloomberg Businessweek IAC doesn’t officially disclose financial figures for the Newsweek/Daily Beast unit. A person with direct knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg News in July the business would probably lose as much as $22 million in 2012. The publisher cut editorial jobs in December in an effort to hold down expenses.

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