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Daily Intel Wants Your Bedroom Tales

New York’s Daily Intel has a recurring segment called “Sex Diaries,” which chronicles an anonymous New Yorker’s sexcapades (or lack thereof) each week, and now they need your help.

The editor is looking for submissions, so if you’re interested in spewing your most inner sexual secrets on the Internet for all too read and then ridicule, please send them a quick note.

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New York Loses Senior Web Editor to Vanity Fair

Chris Rovzar, the Senior Editor of New York’s fantastic Daily Intel blog, is leaving for Vanity Fair. WWD reports that Rovzar will be joining Vanity Fair in September, and will serve as the magazine’s Digital Editor.

Rovzar will be reporting to Jamie Pallot, Vanity Fair’s Executive Director of Multimedia Projects.

Bernie Madoff’s Daughter-in-Law Allegedly Shopping Book Deal

According to Daily Intel, Bernie Madoff’s daughter-in-law is shopping a tell-all book to publishers. The book will be penned by Stephanie, the widow of Mark Madoff (who committed suicide):

Publishers say she would tell the emotional story of a strong-minded woman overcoming tragedy and moving ahead with life. She has told editors from imprints at Hachette Book Group and HarperCollins that she has a couple of letters from Bernie.

Apparently Stephanie has been trying to keep it quiet, but now Madoff family members have caught wind of the idea. One even offered up this unfortunate choice of words, when commenting on the book: “I don’t think she has enough inside information or smarts to tease out anything readable.”

We think the entire Madoff family should just strike the phrase “inside information” from their minds, forever.

Portfolio.com Media Blogger Moving On

Jeff-Bercovici.jpgEarlier this month, we noticed that Portfolio.com media blogger Jeff Bercovici had posted an item on NYMag.com‘s Daily Intel shortly after the Condé Nast business magazine folded.

Since then, we’ve spotted Bercovici’s byline on a handful of Daily Intel posts, including one yesterday discussing a meeting between Rolling Stone owner Jann Wenner and Condé exec David Carey. So we wondered, is Bercovici seeking a permanent spot at NYmag.com?

No, Bercovici told FishbowlNY, “I don’t have any formal arrangement to write for Daily Intel on a regular basis — I just happened to have a string of ideas that worked for them.”

Nor is Bercovici returning to his old stomping grounds, Portfolio.com, which will soon be resurrected by American City Business Journals. However, he has signed on for a new job that he’s keeping under wraps until next month. Rest assured, we will be staying on top of his next move.

Update: It looks like Bercovici will be covering the media industry for DailyFinance.com starting June 1.

Portfolio.com Media Blogger Writes for NYMag.com

Jeff-Bercovici.jpgLast night, former Portfolio.com Mixed Media blogger Jeff Bercovici had a byline on a post NYMag.com‘s Daily Intel. We emailed Jeff to find out if he was becoming a regular contributor.

“Thanks for noticing. I’d certainly love to do some more writing for them, but there’s no formal arrangement as yet. Just keeping my pen sharp.”

NYMag.com Goes Mobile

mnymag.jpgUnlike, say, Conde Nast no one can ever accuse New York magazine of being afraid to embrace the Internet. They have more blogs over there than we know what to do with. And now you can get them all on the move! NYMag.com has just launched a beta mobile site featuring content from Daily Intel, The Cut, Grub Street, and Vulture. Per the release:

The blogs have proven to be powerful traffic drivers on nymag.com, generating nearly 10 million page views in November 2008, and therefore bring a devoted readership that will be invited to follow the blogs from browser-enabled phones, Blackberries and iPhones.

Full release after the jump.

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If You Can’t Beat’em Join’em: Sarah Palin Does Tina Fey?

Via Daily Intel comes word that, yes indeed, there is still time for this campaign to get stranger. According to the Chicago Sun-Times Sarah Palin may make her own appearance on this Thursday’s SNL special playing, you guessed it!, Tina Fey circa her Amex commercials. Maybe Palin, during some of her “all of them” newspaper reading came across this Sunday’s Week in Review piece about politicians surviving parody, in particular Hillary Clinton, and took it to heart. Whatever the inspiration, we suspect that in the end Fey will probably do a better Palin than Palin.

NYMag.com’s Daily Intel Decides There Is Something in a Name!

dailyintelgg.pngWe’re at bit late to this, but it looks like New York Magazine’s blog Daily Intel has finally capitulated to the byline. Up until August, when the change took place, Daily Intel posts by staff bloggers (contributors were always name-checked) remained unsigned — a source of frustration for regular readers (us, for example), particularly in this age of the commentariat, where the reader tends to identify with the writer as much as the writing. Daily Intel has been a bit of a hold out in this sense, — Gawker started bylining in March of ’07, and as the MSM increasing encroaches on the online world non-bylined entries have become a thing of the past. We asked nymag.com’s managing editor Jessica Coen about the change:

We added bylines to those other posts to make it clear who had written them.

Now a reader or commenter might directly address the author of a post rather than some vague editorial identity, but it doesn’t change how any of us approach an item. We’re as openly precocious as we’ve always been.

But what do the writers think? We caught up with Daily Intel’s (and Gossip Girl expert) Jessica Pressler:

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The $14 Million Smile

04_people_lgl.jpgNotice anything strange about this week’s People magazine cover of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s golden children?

Vivienne Marcheline appears to be smiling even though she is only three weeks old. Babies don’t smile until they reach two to four months. Hmm. A case of photoshop perhaps? That’s what Daily Intel is calling it. Or, does this smile perhaps finally prove out Entertainment Tonight‘s source and signify that the twins were, in fact, born earlier than was officially announced.