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WSJ. Goes Online|The Observer Moves|Inside The Trump-Kushner Wedding|Another Sobering Poll About The Public’s View Of The Media|AboveTheLaw’s Lat Interviews Brill

WWD: The Wall Street Journal‘s glossy magazine WSJ. is planning to add two online issues to its quarterly print run.

The Observer: The New York Observer is moving offices. During the first half of next year, the pink paper is scheduled to move to a building that is already part of owner Jared Kushner‘s portfolio: 321 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues. The Observer‘s new home is a 10-story office building whose ground floor is leased by Birdland Jazz Club.

Brides.com: And speaking of Kushner, Brides.com has an inside look at his wedding to New York heiress Ivanka Trump, including sketches of the one-of-a-kind ring designed by Kushner.

Poynter: A Sacred Heart University poll reveals that a large majority of the American public think the media played a significant role in getting Barack Obama elected president and are intent on promoting his presidency.

Legal Rebels: AboveTheLaw.com founder David Lat interviews American Lawyer magazine and Court TV founder Steve Brill about how he came up for the idea for the magazine, the AmLaw 100 and the magazine’s business model. You can check out the first part of the three-part interview above, or see it all here.

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Breaking Media Launches Edificial

edificial.pngSome people are still expanding! Breaking Media, the folks responsible for Fashionista, Above the Law, and Dealbreaker have just recently launched Edificial “a brutal (but constructive) architecture and design blog.” To be penned by Eva Hagberg and Ian Volner.

According to the site “Edificial fills the gap in narratively-focused gossip-friendly architecture coverage. We’re interested in the players, the stories, the deals, the history, the present, the future…We’ll be criticizing the criticizers.” Also, design! “We’re going to get involved in the play-by-play and pan out to take the long view. There will be roundups and linkdumps. There will also be longer essays and contributions from people we love.”

Not only that, Breaking Media managing editor David Lat tells us there is more to come: “We expect this to be the first of several launches for us in 2009. Despite the economy, Breaking Media is in expansion mode.”

Above the Law Has a New Idol!

avatar Sophist ATL Idol.jpgWe told you last month that David Lat was stepping down as Above the Law‘s editor-in-chief and that the powers that be over there were in the process of choosing someone to fill his shoes. Well in keeping with the theme of the season (be it television or presidential) ATL decided to let its readers choose their next leader (also known as, “a mass of angry anonymous commenters, looking for someone new with whom to have a love-hate relationship”).

Apparently, ATL narrowed the applicants down to the top six (some of whom stayed anonymous so that they could keep their day jobs) and then foisted them on the readers who got vote on a weekly basis based on the candidates performance in varying assignments. There was also a panel of “celebrity” judges (Ann Althouse, Tom Goldstein, and Dahlia Lithwick). Could this be the first reality blogging contest ever? Simon Cowell should take note! Anyway, with almost 1900 votes cast it seems they have found themselves a winner! Sophist, who will be introducing himself shortly is expected to take over the reins sometime next month.

Above the Law Blogger Moving Below 14th Street

DavidLat.jpgStart spreading the news. The BLT (Blog of Legal Times) is reporting that Above the Law blogger David Lat is coming our way. The former Underneath Their Robes anona-blogger is moving up the Breaking Media food chain, all the way to its Soho offices, to oversee all three of Breaking Media’s blogs, including ATL, Dealbreaker, and Fashionista, as well as, help “develop and launch new ones.” Lat says he will still contribute to ATL but that the tone of the blog will primarily depend on who they hire to take over. As to who will be filling his shoes, Lat tells us that they’re “still working” on finding his replacement, but that the “search is in the final stages” and they should have a new editor sometime next month.

In terms of the new blogs Lat will be working on, he tells FishbowlNY their content is “still under discussion.” However! “Should FishbowlNY readers have ideas, they should feel free to contact us! I can be reached through the contact info on Above the Law.” Hear that readers? Here’s your chance for media fame and fortune! Or something like that (does a semi-active Google alert count?).