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Condé Nast Officially Launches the Vanity Fair Video Channel

On the heels of GQ, Glamour, Vogue and Wired, Condé Nast Entertainment has today added a fifth video channel for Vanity Fair. There are four series out of the gate including @VFHollywood with Krista Smith, a Tinseltown celebrity Q&A hosted by the publication’s west coast editor.

One of the more striking aspects of Smith’s conversation with actress Diane Kruger is the backdrop. The expansive view that can be seen from Vanity Fair‘s mid-Wilshire west coast offices is impressive, a reminder that this is no Graydon-come-lately Web enterprise.

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Kerry Washington Graces Cover of Vanity Fair

Kerry Washington is Vanity Fair’s August cover girl. David Kamp, a contributing editor to the magazine, wrote the accompanying article. In the piece, the 36-year-old Bronx native opens up about seeing Nelson Mandela at Yankees Stadium when she was only 13, why she sees Oliva Pope — her character on Scandal — as both “maternal” and “executive,” and much more.

We’re not quite sure what Washington is doing with her hands in this photo, but somehow it works. Look for your FishbowlNY editors to adopt this pose at a pool near you.

The August issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands July 9.

With Future Of Media Uncertain, Mirror Awards Honor Journalists Covering Media

mirrors.jpgToday’s Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair‘s Michael Wolff, Rachel Sklar of Abrams Research (nominated twice for her work for the Huffington Post) and The New York TimesDavid Carr (who won for best commentary in traditional media) mingled with colleagues and big name presenters, including Howard Dean and Nora Ephron.

The awards, which honor excellence in media reporting, were presented for the third year by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. MSNBC anchor and Newhouse alum Contessa Brewer guided the festivities as emcee, and Chris Ahearn, president of Reuters Media, and Bloomberg political columnist Margaret Carlson presented awards.

Vanity Fair and The New York Times both took home two of the six prizes awarded by a jury of journalists and journalism educators. In addition to Carr, the TimesDavid Barstow won for best in-depth piece in traditional media. VF‘s Seth Mnookin and David Kamp each snagged an award for best single article, for traditional and digital media, respectively.

Rounding out the winners were Ian Parker for best profile, traditional media, for his profile of Times columnist Thomas Freidman for the New Yorker and Clive Thompson for Wired.com took home the award for best commentary in digital media.

Read on for more about our chat with Arianna Huffington (above middle, with her daughter Christina and MSNBC president Phil Griffin)

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