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The Most Popular FishbowlNY Posts for The Week

StephenMSilvermanTwitterProfilePicHere’s a look at the FishbowlNY posts that made the most buzz this week.

1) People Editor Has a Rough Weekend

2) NY Times Vet Bill Carter Takes Buyout

3) Jed Hartman Leaves Time Inc. for WaPo

4) More NY Times Buyouts

5) Here is Condé Nast Traveler‘s New Logo

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Here is Condé Nast Traveler’s New Logo

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Condé Nast Traveler has a new logo. What do you think? And don’t tell us you don’t really care and there are more important things in life. That’s a goddamn lie.

Traveler’s editor-in-chief, Pilar Guzmán, certainly took the redesign seriously. Here is what she told WWD:

We realized that the year-long process of mulling over this change forced us to ask deeper questions about who we are and what, exactly, is our role in the age of Instagram and TripAdvisor, when so little is left to the imagination… The new logo was designed to complement, not fight with, the striking image that will live below it.

Guzmán worried about this logo for an entire year of her life, so please, have some thoughts about it. But only nice ones! We don’t want her wasting another year on letters.

It’s a Long Way from Westchester to Costa Rica

One of the journalists to envy this fall is Westchester magazine associate editor Katie O’Donnell. Thanks to the affluence of her publication’s readership (they travel extensively; many own second homes), she got the plum recent assignment of visiting the Anayama yoga retreat in Montezuma, Costa Rica.

This beats feverish Internet research, any day. From her piece:

Back just in time for the candlelit evening yoga session, we were greeted first with thick, fresh-made mango-and-coconut smoothies.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: NBC Freelancer Diagnosed With Ebola | Disney Re-Ups Iger

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NBC News Freelancer Diagnosed With Ebola (TVNewser)
A 33-year-old American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the U.S. for treatment. NYT As a precaution, NBC News ordered the production team working with the cameraman, which includes Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the network’s top medical correspondent, to return to the U.S. and enter quarantine for 21 days. Mashable The 33-year-old freelancer tested positive for the deadly disease on Thursday while on assignment in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, NBC News said in an emailed statement. The cameraman, whose identity is being withheld by NBC at the request of his family, was working with a three-person crew working alongside Snyderman. THR On Tuesday, Snyderman’s report from a Liberian hospital aired on NBC’s Nightly News, where the network’s chief medical editor narrated a video dispatch on the disease. In the video, Snyderman can be seen donning protective gear as she reported from an “Ebola Isolation Unit” at the medical area. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The cameraman is the fourth American to have contracted Ebola, and the first known case of an American journalist covering the story to be infected.

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Jennifer Hicks Joins Condé Nast Traveler

Jennifer Hicks has been named associate publisher, sales, of Condé Nast Traveler. Hicks comes to the magazine from The New Republic, where she had served as VP of advertising for the past two years. Prior to joining TNR, Hicks served as group publisher of Smithsonian and publisher of Modern Bride. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Hicks to Condé Nast Traveler,” said Bill Wackermann, Traveler’s executive VP and publishing director, in a statement. “Her deep understanding of both print and digital, combined with her ingenuity at developing integrated programs that include native content, video, custom content, and events, as well as her years of management experience, make her a great asset to our executive team.”

Hicks’ appointment is effective June 23.

Condé Nast Traveler to Relaunch Site Featuring Community Contributors

Condé Nast Traveler’s site is getting a decidedly average makeover. According to Digiday, starting this summer, CNTraveler.com is going to feature content from 25 outside contributors, with plans to eventually add up to 1,000.

The strategy will essentially take Traveler from a high-end brand to one for the masses. You can blame Instagram.

“Historically, it’s been very top-down,” Pilar Guzmán, Traveler’s editor, told Digiday. “We are in the business of producing these highly polished images. Social media has trained our eye to be even more authentic. Our eye has become tired of that totally polished [look].”

While this change will certainly alter the Traveler brand, we’re thankful for one thing: At least the magazine is paying the contributors. Of course we should note that the contributors will have to meet “traffic goals” to get their scrilla, because nothing in life is ever easy.

Billboard Adds Chart-Topping Staffers

BillboardLogoThe sweeping hand of Janice Min is at it again. In a memo to staff, the Guggenheim Media Entertainment Group co-president and chief creative officer announced an impressive roster of Billboard hires.

Starting today, Rob Hewitt is the publication’s new design director. He comes to Billboard after three years with Conde Nast Traveler. Hewitt once worked with Min at InStyle and has also held positions at Premiere, GQ and New York magazine.

Joining Hewitt as Billboard art director is Frank Augugliaro, previously with Esquire, alongside several recognizable new reporter and editor names. It’s great for example to see Frank DiGiacomo back in the front-line entertainment journalism mix.

Full memo after the jump.

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Revamped Condé Nast Traveler Debuts

In the past, anyone could describe a typical Condé Nast Traveler cover. The magazine pretty much always went with a large photograph of some exotic location that you’ll never visit, along with a model enjoying the scenery. That’s why FishbowlNY loves the March issue of Traveler so much — it’s different.

The latest Traveler features a bold, up close shot of Christy Turlington Burns donning sunglasses. The exotic location we’ve all come to expect from the front of Traveler has been reduced to a mere reflection in Turlington Burns’ shades.

The cover of Traveler isn’t the only thing to get an overhaul. Pilar Guzmán, editor-in-chief of the magazine, pointed out that staffers have used the past few months to “poke holes in every section and to question whether what we cover and how we cover it delivers on our twin promises of inspiration and service.”

We haven’t seen the inside of Traveler yet, but we definitely think they nailed the cover.

Report: Condé Nast Traveler Tweaks ‘Truth in Travel’ Guidelines

CondeNastTravelerDec2013Good little scooplet from Jason Clampet at skift.com.

According to Clampet, Condé Nast Traveler has expanded the guidelines for writers and editors who take assignment trips. The guidelines, famously formulated by ex-EIC Klara Glowczewska and publicly spelled out under the banner “Truth in Travel,” will now apparently make room for staffers/contributors who are able to obtain a preferential discount:

Editors at the magazine recently informed contributors that they may request media rates from travel providers while writing stories for the magazine. Representatives of the magazine did not respond to request for comment…

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Traveler Lays Off 17 | NJ Paper Avoids Shutdown | Tribune Co. to Cut $100M


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Traveler Layoffs Reach 17 as Condé Nast Title Adopts A Softer Focus (Capital New York)
Fourteen Condé Nast Traveler employees were laid off Wednesday, bringing the total number of staffers cut under new editor-in-chief Pilar Guzmán to 17, a source familiar with the matter told Capital. NY Post Guzmán is said to have handed walking papers to executive editor Kevin Doyle and senior editors Alison Humes and Dinda Elliott, the daughter of the late famed Newsweek editor Osborne Elliot. Guzmán, raided from Martha Stewart Living, where she was the editor-in-chief, started shaking things up within days of her arrival at Condé. WWD / Memo Pad Since its inception, Traveler’s commitment to serious travel journalism was embodied in the logo coined by founding editor Harry Evans, “Truth in Travel.” The layoffs suggest that credo may too be discarded, or at least, take on a whole new meaning. FishbowlNY Dropping Doyle, Humes and Elliott might help Guzmán shape Traveler to her liking, but anyone who has been following Condé drama lately knows that these moves must’ve been approved by Anna Wintour. Wintour has been overseeing more cuts than a Jo-Ann Fabric scrapbooking class. Bloomberg “This is part of a broader restructuring effort that will shift the focus on more of a lifestyle lens and the growing digital business,” said Sarina Sanandaji, a spokeswoman for the magazine. The magazine is likely to replace some of the positions, she said.

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