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Talk It Out | Discussing The Dynamic Duo | Car Wish

TVNewser: There’s a rumor floating around that Jeff Zucker is considering Erin Burnett for the CNN morning slot. Start thinking of complaints now, so you’re good and ready should it ever happen.

FishbowlDC: Colby Hall enjoys tweeting about Lindsay Lohan’s breasts. When asked for a reaction, the actress’ breasts had no comment.

LostRemote: Jimmy Fallon is trying to make Lincoln car commercial’s less terrible.

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Clear Channel New York Names Colby Hall Digital Program Director

has been hired by Clear Channel to head the New York unit’s digital division. Hall will oversee the strategy and integration of all digital platforms to promote audience and ratings growth.

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Hall will direct Clear Channel New York’s Intergrated Media Programming Department and oversee all social media activity.

He will also be responsible for creating digital product that is unique and exclusive.

“Digital has long been a core component of Clear Channel Radio New York’s industry-leading brands,” says Cadillac Jack, operations manager, Clear Channel Radio New York. “Colby has a track record as an innovator and I’m excited to have him work alongside our program directors to further develop these brands in the digital space. The digital DNA of our brands paired with the explosive growth of iHeartRadio gives Clear Channel Radio New York an ability to connect with consumers that no other media group can match.”

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Taking Over | No Honor Among Thieves | Try This

UPDATE: Colby Hall emailed us to say that they linked to FishbowlDC once they learned of the mistake. Mediaite didn’t steal the piece, and we don’t really think they’re shady. We — like they would have — were simply looking for proper linkage, while also linking to an article that questioned the site.

Ad Age Talks Best Media Writing of 2010

Matthew Creamer of Ad Age (see Colby Hall, it’s really pretty easy!) has collected the best media writing of 2010, and today he’s discussing his first few choices.

His first pick is the screenplay of The Social Network, by Aaron Sorkin. Considering that Facebook was part of something like one out of three conversations over the year, we agree with this choice. Here’s Creamer’s take:

Rivaled only by Wikileaks and the iPad, the continued ascendance of social media was the most important development in the communications business in 2010. Facebook hit half a billion users, Twitter took $200 million in funding, and every aspect of culture from politics to business continued to change. It’s an epic tale and, perhaps fittingly, Hollywood told it best.

The next pick by Creamer, the Twitter feed for Kanye West, specifically his rant against Matt Lauer, is a little ridiculous. Creamer says of West:

What Yeezy taught me is that Twitter — once a manageable, useful haven for smart stuff — is increasingly a shitshow directed by celebrities bleating for yet more attention in a fashion that’s at once nauseating, depressing and, I’m ashamed to say it, heart-rending, especially with someone as talented as Kanye.

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Mark Joyella Brings His TV Expertise To Mediaite

Mediaite publisher Dan Abrams happily reported today that five-time Emmy award winning reporter Mark Joyella is the most recent addition to the his team.  Joyella will serve as the site’s TV editor and brings oodles of on-air and print experience to his new position.

In addition to his numerous reporter and anchor gigs in markets as large as Miami and New York, Joyella also has contributed to the New York Post and runs his own blog LocalNewser.  Prior to joining Mediaite, Joyella became the first community supported journalist to align himself with The Coaching Commons — a nonprofit site that seeks to create digital content and develop innovative, sustainable news models.

Joyella is replacing senior editor Steve Krakauer who is moving on from Mediaite to become the digital producer for CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight.  He will report to Mediaite managing editor Colby Hall.’s Colby Hall On The Menu: His Site’s Success, Obama’s Op-Ed And HuffBook


Today, managing editor Colby Hall joined hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven on the Morning Media Menu podcast.

Colby let Matt and Jason in on the success of Mediaite so far. He said the site has had “solid” traffic, reporting 1.2 million page views and about 300,000 unique visits during its first month. “We’ve been really, really pleased with the way everything’s gone so far,” he said. “Through the magic of viral media that we work in, we’ve spent literally next to nothing on any marketing and promotion. A lot of that helps because of the visibility of Dan Abrams, our founder and publisher. There was a ton of buzz about our launch and part of that was because there was this perceived controversy…and it kind of served us well because it gave us attention. And it’s funny, now that we’ve been live for six weeks, that whole notion that we’re going to be promoting…Abrams Research, that has all gone away.”

Colby, Matt and Jason also talked about the biggest media headlines of the day, starting with President Barack Obama‘s op-ed in The New York Times about health care. Colby said the op-ed showed that the president wants to speak directly to the readers, although his message probably didn’t reach those that oppose his ideas.

“If you’re picking up the New York Times and you’re reading this, you’re probably prone to say ‘Wow, that’s great,’” Colby said. “But if you are the opposition and you hear that Obama writes an op-ed in the New York Times, it probably only underlines your own suspicions that the Obama administration is in cahoots with the New York Times and they have a left-leaning bias…We live…in a time when opinion journalism is so successful that people only really consume media that reinforces their own opinions. So people just completely dismiss anything that’s in the New York Times…without really even judging the merits of what he’s saying.”

Also discussed: the Huffington Post‘s new venture with Facebook that will allow readers to aggregate and share HuffPo content with their Facebook friends. Matt predicted that the platform will fail. “Everyone wants to DJ, but not everyone is a good DJ,” Colby said.

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