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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.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Stelter to Host on CNN | Snowden Can Exit Airport | Layoffs at NBC News


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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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Morning Media Newsfeed: Diller Regrets Newsweek | SI‘s Gay Player Scoop | Vieira Snubs Stelter


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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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Meredith Vieira is Not Interested in Today Show Gossip, Defends Matt Lauer

You can go ahead and count Meredith Vieira among those who won’t be buying Top of The Morning, by Brian Stelter. Vieira told The New York Post that she wasn’t interested in reading the book, which highlights all the high school level drama at the Today show and more.

Vieira explained that the subject of the book hit a little too close to home:

I’m over it… I’ve kind of been-there-done-that, and I don’t know what the interest is. I don’t want to get on a high horse, because I understand why people write it. I’m not trying to say he’s [Stelter] wrong to do it, but I look at it and it’s so personal to me. It’s my friends.

And speaking of friends, Vieira is a Matt Lauer fan. “I think what is happening to Matt is really wrong,” she said. Almost as wrong as forcing a coworker out of a job simply because you don’t get along! Almost.

Media Beat: How Brian Stelter Almost Became A Network TV Campaign Embed

How did an 18-year-old college student in Maryland gain the trust of and get access to TV executives and anchors in New York? “By posting 10 or 15 posts a day meant that the industry knew it was a reliable consistent source,” says Brian Stelter, creator of our sister site TVNewser and now a media reporter for the New York Times and author of the just released book “Top of the Morning.”

As he neared graduation, Stelter had to make a choice: work in TV news, or cover it.

Media Beat: Work in TV or Cover It, How Brian Stelter Had to Choose

How did an 18-year-old college student in Maryland gain the trust of and get access to TV executives and anchors in New York? “By posting 10 or 15 posts a day meant that the industry knew it was a reliable consistent source,” says Brian Stelter, creator of our sister site TVNewser and now a media reporter for the New York Times and author of the just released book “Top of the Morning.”

As he neared graduation, Stelter had to make a choice: work in TV news, or cover it.

New York Times Blasts Brian Stelter’s Book, Calls it ‘Silly’

The New York Times’ Brian Stelter just had his first book — Top of The Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV — absolutely destroyed by The New York Times. In a review of the morning show centric book, Stelter’s subject matter was blasted and his writing style was ridiculed. It was bad.

The first sentence of the review by Ed Bark likens Top of The Morning to “a breakfast made not quite to order,” because it was “Edible? Yes. Fulfilling? Not quite.” Bark also said Stelter filled the book with “overblown prose” which made it “just plain silly.” One sentence was described by Bark as “veritable life imprisonment.” In the end, the best compliment Bark could give Stelter’s book was proclaiming it “fairly engaging.”

You have to wonder if some at the Times were caught off guard by Bark’s eviceration of Top of The Morning. After all, the cover story of the latest New York Times Magazine was a giant excerpt from the book.

It’s a good thing Bark isn’t with the Times, because it would be awkward if he ran into Stelter and a group of Times staffers in the cafeteria. Especially if any of them asked Bark if he had read anything good lately.

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