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FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: The Year’s Biggest Moves In Media

door.jpgThis year — full of flux and uncertainty about where the media is heading — has resulted in a vast number of job changes and departures across all matter of media companies and publications. In almost every field of journalism, big names have either been fired, promoted, retired, or simply moved on to more lucrative positions. Here, we take a look back at the biggest industry shakeups of 2009.

The Biggest Move in Magazines: Stephen Adler leaving BusinessWeek.
When editor Stephen Adler announced his departure from BusinessWeek this October following the magazine’s sale to Bloomberg LP, he wasn’t just making a statement, he was starting a trend. Soon he was followed by some of his former colleagues, like John Byrne and BusinessWeek‘s president Keith Fox, who decided to stay with magazine’s original parent, McGraw-Hill. (Not to mention all of those who involuntarily left the pub not long after.) It takes a lot of chutzpah to up and quit your editor gig in the middle of this turbulent media landscape, it takes even more to get your coworkers to come with you. Fortunately for Adler, he’s already landed another gig at Thomson Reuters.

Runners Up: Time.com managing editor Josh Tyrangiel comes on board as editor at Businessweek; Marie Claire‘s publisher Susan Plagemann joins Vogue; Nancy Berger Cardone of shuttered Gourmet takes Plagemann’s spot at Marie Claire; Janice Min leaves Us Weekly; Mariette DiChristina becomes Scientific American‘s first female editor-in-chief.

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mediabis333tr22oaa_logo.jpgFox News‘ holiday cards are back! And as always, taking swipes at their competitors during this festive season. -FishbowlDC

• An even better holiday card, though, is the one where you ask your friends for a job while wishing them a Merry Christmas. -MediaJobsDaily

Charlie Gibson was honored by ABC last night for his dedicated news hosting over the last 35 years. -TVNewser

Billy Dee Williams is hawking commemorative Tiger Woods plates for a Jimmy Kimmel sketch. We would totally buy these for Christmas, if they were real. -AgencySpy

Gibson Set To Leave “World News” Dec 18|Reader’s Digest Looks To Exit Ch. 11|Huffington Takes On Murdoch Before FTC|NatGeo Puts Adventure On The Block

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TVNewser: Charlie Gibson will sign off from “World News” on December 18.

Politico: Layoffs hit USA TODAY as the national paper looks to cut 26 staffers.

New York Post: A judge overseeing Reader’s Digest Association‘s bankruptcy proceedings has set a final hearing date for January 15.

PaidContent: Arianna Huffington and Rupert Murdoch were among the media leaders who spoke before the FTC today. Huffington used her time before the commission to fight back against Murdoch and his harsh words for Google and news aggregators like The Huffington Post. “We link to The Wall Street Journal daily. We have never had a single complaint,” she said. “We drive a lot of traffic to them and they like it.”

Folio: The National Geographic Society is looking to sell its Adventure spinoff magazine.

Covering Today’s Cronkite Memorial

cronkite2.pngRight now, the public memorial for Walter Cronkite is just getting started at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

TVNewser editors Chris and Kevin are on the scene and Tweeting from the event. So far, they’ve spotted NBC NewsSteve Capus chatting with Rick Kaplan of CBS, Liz Smith sitting next to former Foxnews.com columnist Roger Friedman along with news anchors Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Charlie Gibson and Dan Rather.

Cronkite’s longtime home CBS will is streaming live coverage of the service on CBSnews.com and TVNewser will have a full report on the memorial later today.

Will you be tuning it to the Web-cast?

TVNewser: Gathering For The Walter Cronkite Memorial Service

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TVNewser: Walter Cronkite‘s funeral was today, and here’s a peek at some of the people in attendance. The crowd included Bob Schieffer, Les Moonves, Katie Couric, Connie Chung, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Brian Williams, Barbara Walters, Charlie Gibson, Tom Brokaw, Andy Rooney, Dan Rather and Meredith Vieira.

FishbowlDC: A run-down of who was called on to ask questions at the president’s press conference last night.

Chicago Tribune: The Chicago Tribune asked the bankruptcy court to allow millions of dollars in bonus payments to more than 700 employees.

Folio: National Geographic magazine is planning to publish a special edition “Your Shot” issue featuring photos submitted by readers.

Time/All Things Digital: It’s a big news day for Jon Stewart. A Time online poll found Stewart was the most trusted newscaster in America, but a segment from his show making fun of President Barack Obama‘s opening pitch of the MLB All Star game has been blocked by the league.

Morning Media Menu With ABC’s Rick Klein

mornmm.gifToday on the Menu we are joined by ABC”s Rick Klein. Klein, who will be a headline speaker at the upcoming TVNewser Summit, is a major part of all the new media elements at ABC. He authors the ABC’s The Note blog, is a co-anchor of “Politics Live” on ABC News NOW,” and contributes to several other ABCNews.com’s Web shows.

klein_3-5.jpg“I think there’s a realization at ABC that it’s not enough to talk to people as we have in the past…you have to go to people the way they want to receive information…whatever the next big thing is.”

“This is a time of grand experimentation in journalism — this is something I tell up-and-coming journalists all the time — this is an exciting time to be a journalist despite all the financial problems.”

Klein also talks about the World News Webcast, which he says is skewed to a younger audience, “Charlie Gibson is one of the hippest men I know!” As well as his recent embrace of Twitter. You can listen to the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Charlie Gibson Crunkswaggas With Lil Wayne on Kimmel

BriWi isn’t the only one who can charm the late night crowd! Charlie Gibson held his own on Jimmy Kimmel last night as Lil Wayne‘s “warm-up act” (even if he couldn’t quite match Wayne’s prowess at Scrabble). Fun times, though perhaps slightly too much information on the virginity front.

The Sarah Palin Interview Day Four, Or, TVNewser Fact Checks The New Yorker

gibson_9-15(2).jpgTVNewser has taken a closer look at Steve Coll‘s column today in the New Yorker and finds it “short of facts and long on attacks.”

The New Yorker‘s Steve Coll spends a column today blasting ABC News over a variety of issues relating to Charlie Gibson‘s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin. But the overriding theme — that ABC attempted to turn the interview into an entertainment event — appears factually incorrect.
Apparently the decision to air the interview in three parts wasn’t just a ratings ploy, it was ABC’s way of turning “the material as fast as we can. There’s a real overriding public interest in hearing from Gov. Palin.” Uh huh. Also, there was no collaboration between ABC and the McCain camp. Also, ABC is not happy with Coll’s column. Of course, tomorrow this could all just be conversation for the soup kitchen line-up. Stay tuned!

Gibson Interview With Palin…Uhm…Wow…

For two weeks since Sarah Palin was nominated as John McCain‘s running mate – there has been a media black out. No questions. No interviews. Only blame for bias. Cough. Charlie Gibson of ABC scored the first interview.

Our sister site, TVNewser has a round up of media reactions.

We watched it. She reminds us of Tom Cruise. There we said it. Remember that black mock turtleneck Scientology video? We do. When we blink we see it. Which is why we no longer blink either. Twitch.

Sarah Palin Makes Her Debut: ‘Strange and Illuminating’

PalinGibsong_9.11.jpgIt was the television we’ve all been waiting for &#151 at least for the last seven days. Parts one and two of Sarah Palin‘s interview with Charlie Gibson aired last night, and as you might imagine a lot of people had a lot to say about the Alaskan governor’s introduction to the press, and, you know, the fact she needed to have the Bush Doctrine explained to her by a very professorial looking Gibson (did anyone else get a My Fair Lady flash during that segment?). After the jump we take a quick look at the early reactions, and Joan Walsh isn’t pulling any punches.

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