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High Times Magazine Cheats Its 40th Anniversary Date

ChrisSimunekPicDenver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca, who made a lot of headlines when he was selected for the job, has re-checked in with his High Times counterpart Chris Simunek (pictured) to talk about that magazine’s upcoming anniversary issue. And while it’s still early, FishbowlNY readers may want to start blocking out the night of Thursday October 16 and currying favor, when High Times will host a big 40th anniversary bash.

EIC Simunek has no problem admitting that he tacked on a few extra months to the correct 40th-anniversary High Times date. All so the celebration can be optimally leveraged:

“The actual anniversary of the first issue was in June, I think. We’re having this in November because we wanted to keep doing stuff that builds up to it. If we put the issue out in June, and this is a publishing thing, it’s not a great-selling month for us because people have other stuff to do in the summer and we’d be missing out on half a year of anniversary promotion. We have the [November 2014] issue coming out in September. Someone’s putting out a coffee table book in October. And we’re having our 40th anniversary party October 16 in New York.”

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WaPo Nixes Salons In Face Of Criticism|The New York Blade Closes Up Shop|MediaNews Denies Bankruptcy|Boston Mag Owner Dumps “Idiot” Editors|SalaryTK’s Unpaid Job Posts Sad But True


FishbowlDC: The Washington Post responded to criticism of its proposal offering lobbyists and others off-the-record access to reporters and editors for a price. The “salon” idea has since been nixed altogether. Also: some fun bits from the AP‘s interview with President Barack Obama today.

The New York Times: Biweekly gay newspaper The New York Blade has suspended publication after its parent company, HX Media, was sold.

Editor & Publisher: MediaNews Group, which publishes the Denver Post and other daily papers, has denied bankruptcy rumors.

Boston Globe: Boston magazine owner Herb Lipson‘s approach to owning a magazine: “When the economy turns and it [the magazine] gets skinny, he figures the editor is an idiot,” a former editor said.

BusinessWeek: Jon Fine has a chuckle at SalaryTK.com, “The job board for journalists who don’t want to get paid.”

Journalist Judges Help ProPublica Award Investigative Governance Prizes

propublica.pngNon-profit investigative newsroom ProPublica announced the winners of its first ever Investigative Governance Prizes today.

The winners were federal and state/local investigative reports of elected or executive agencies, the legislative branch or independent agencies. The jury, which included public officials, politicians and journalists, awarded four prizes — two at the state/local level and two at the federal level — but did not award a prize for a federal investigation of an independent agency.

The jury included Byron Calame, former public editor for The New York Times and former deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, Denver Post editor and ProPublica Journalism Advisory Board member Gregory L. Moore and Paul Steiger, ProPublica’s editor-in-chief.

“The Prize-winning reports cited today represent government at its open, self-correcting best,” said Steiger. “Our Prizes honor dedicated investigators, and the institutions they represent, for bringing abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust to public notice. Such work can, and does, truly make a difference.”

A full list of the winners after the jump

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