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Posts Tagged ‘Bustle’

Mulling That Taylor Swift Mullet

Not everyone has gone down the mullet road for their critique of the Taylor Swift November 2014 cover of British Vogue, which hits iPads tomorrow and newsstands Monday. But FishbowlNY so appreciates those who have.

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A commenter over at Refinery 29 points out that the above isn’t really a mullet but rather just gelled bangs. Luckily, that didn’t stop the good folks at a site that rhymes with the title of Swift’s upcoming October 27 album from putting together a mullet slide show in the singer’s retro-look honor. The young superstar may not appreciate being roped in with Mel Gibson; on the other hand, references to people like Joan Jett is probably just what she was aiming for.

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Rob Lowe Vacation Disaster Engenders Comical ‘Related’ Article Tag

It’s something every media watcher has noticed at one point or another, on their own site and-or elsewhere on the Web: an incongruous “Related Article” suggestion.

Here’s today’s headline for a Bustle post by Alanna Bennett:

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And here’s the suggestion, at the bottom of the article, for logical further reading:

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Business Insider Welcomes Four New Media Figures to the ‘Silicon Alley 100′

The website’s annual “Silicon Alley 100″ list is set to post Thursday at 8 a.m. However, to whet everyone’s appetite, the BI folks were kind enough to give FishbowlNY an advance peek at the media folks represented.

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Eli Pariser, Peter Koechley / Upworthy
Rich Antoniello / Complex Media
Bryan Goldberg /  Bustle

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Media Mulls YouTube Music Awards

Pundits are digesting Monday’s big YouTube announcement. The nominations deadline for the site’s first-ever Music Awards is October 17 and the big show, to be directed by Spike Jonze, will be live-streamed Sunday November 3 from New York’s Pier 36.

Corey Tate at Spacelab magazine wonders how YouTube is going to filter out “fake” view counts from the Most Viewed category, while Bustle entertainment editor Lindsey Mannering offers some eye-roll perspective:

If you’ve been appalled by the lack of attention our celebrities get; if you’ve been disgusted by the dearth of awards bestowed on the rich and famous; if you’re downright nauseated by the way our stars don’t get no respect… there’s good news. Because the Oscars, Emmys, SAG Awards, Grammys, VMAs, BET Awards, Golden Globes and Spirit Awards aren’t enough, there’s now a new awards show.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: NBC, CBS Get It Wrong | Bustle Founder Profiled | Obama Snubs Univision?


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CBS, NBC Retract Navy Yard Shooter Reports (Politico / Dylan Byers on Media)
CBS News and NBC News retracted reports about the identification of the Washington Navy Yard shooter on Monday, just minutes after each network reported that the suspect in question was a Navy chief petty officer named Rollie Chance. CBS’ John Miller reported that Chance was a suspect before 1 p.m. on Monday. NBC News later reported the same information and continued to do so past 1 p.m., even after Miller reported that the initial reports about Chance were wrong. Finally, at 1:05 p.m., NBC political director Chuck Todd tweeted: “NBC News: we are now NOT reporting name of shooter; retracting that report. deleting those tweets.” HuffPost NBC’s Pete Williams said the error came from sources who found an ID card that looked like the suspected gunman. The false reports were perhaps the most prominent errors in a day filled with confusing and contradictory information. The shooter was later identified as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas. Slate / Future Tense Deleting tweets doesn’t undo the damage. That said, Todd deserves at least some credit for continuing to report and tweet about how the mistake transpired. The Washington Post / Erik Wemple Given that other outlets reported the name, and that they subsequently turned out to have been right, what could CNN possibly have been waiting for? The Erik Wemple Blog put that question to CNN. Spokeswoman Edie Emery responded that the network didn’t go with story until “the FBI told CNN the name on the record.” Revolutionary. Had CBS News and NBC News followed that prescription earlier in the day, they wouldn’t have pushed the bogus name of a suspect into the public realm. The Washington Post / The Switch A section for finding the Navy Yard shooters on the popular online community Reddit has been banned. Reddit became a gathering place for amateur sleuthing in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year, fueling what some reports called “online witch hunts” that resulted in some people being falsely identified as the bomber.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: SEA Hits WaPo, Others | Audit: NSA Broke Rules | Bustle Founder Responds


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The Washington Post Affected by Syrian Electronic Army Hack (TheWrap / MediaAlley)
The Washington Post and several other media websites were hacked on Thursday — sort of. The popular link referral service Outbrain (which TheWrap also uses) was infiltrated by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), causing its links to go to SEA websites. This was the second major hack by the SEA in the past three days. Though The Washington Post reported that it was hacked, that appears not to be exactly accurate — the SEA provided screenshots of its work to E Hacking News showing that it was actually Outbrain that was compromised. NYT A spokeswoman for Time, Jane Lehman, said the company’s sites were not hacked and the security was not compromised. “The content on some of our sites provided by Outbrain was impacted by the hacking activity at Outbrain,” she said. CNN also said its sites were not directly penetrated. “The security of a vendor plug-in that appeared on CNNi.com was briefly compromised,” it said in a statement. “The issue was quickly identified and plug-in disabled.” The Washington Post / Ask The Post Washington Post managing editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz: “A few days ago, the Syrian Electronic Army, allegedly, subjected Post newsroom employees to a sophisticated phishing attack to gain password information. The attack resulted in one staff writer’s personal Twitter account being used to send out a Syrian Electronic Army message.” HuffPost The SEA has gone after many media organizations, including the Financial Times, Reuters and ITV News. Most notably, it sent out a false tweet from the account of the Associated Press, saying that there had been an attack on the White House. The stock market briefly plummeted before the tweet was confirmed to be fake.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Armstrong Apologizes | Bustle Launch Slammed | Jack Germond Dies


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Tim Armstrong: I Made an Emotional Mistake Firing That Guy (Business Insider)
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong sent out the following memo to AOL staff, which we’ve obtained from a source inside the company. The memo is in reference to Armstrong’s firing of Patch creative director Abel Lenz on an all-hands conference call last week. Armstrong writes that he’s spoken to Lenz and apologized, but it still appears that Lenz is fired. NYT Armstrong: “I am writing you to acknowledge the mistake I made last Friday during the Patch all-hands meeting when I publicly fired Abel Lenz. It was an emotional response at the start of a difficult discussion dealing with many people’s careers and livelihoods. I am the CEO and leader of the organization, and I take that responsibility seriously.” NY Observer But although Armstrong apologized for his emotional response, Lenz is somewhat to blame, according to the CEO. “Internal meetings of a confidential nature should not be filmed or recorded so that our employees can feel free to discuss all topics openly,” Armstrong wrote. “Abel had been told previously not to record a confidential meeting, and he repeated that behavior on Friday, which drove my actions.” FishbowlNY We’re not sure why it took Armstrong two full business days to circulate an internal apology for his on-the-spot firing of Lenz while chairing the Aug. 9 company-wide conference call. NY Post Legal experts say the axed employee could have solid grounds for a suit against his former employer. “The danger of firing someone in front of all those people, he could say that the termination makes it harder for him to get a job or damages his career,” said Randi Kochman, an employment lawyer at Cole Schotz. JimRomenesko.com “Over the last five sales days, we have amassed our worst results of the year,” Patch director of U.S. sales Jim Lipuma tells his ad-sales force in a memo he put out Tuesday. “We need to come together, right now, and behave as we always have…like winners.”

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Bleacher Report Founder Launches Women-Centric Site

Bryan Goldberg, the founder of Bleacher Report, is bringing his ideas  — love them or hate them — to women. His new site, Bustle, is now live. Goldberg described Bustle as “next generation” about 17 times in an interview with Business Insider, so we guess that’s what it is.

While there’s plenty of B/R inspired content on Bustle (“6 News Stories That (Briefly) Freaked People Out” is the most popular article right now) at least all of Bustle’s writers are paid. And Goldberg explains in a post on PandoDaily that the editorial team  — an all female cast — was collected from “Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Daily Beast, TheStir, Seventeen, and other top publications” so there’s some real talent there.

Goldberg raised $6.5 million to launch Bustle, so you can expect it to stick around. Only time will tell if people will be happy about that.