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Posts Tagged ‘Diane Salvatore’

Barry Diller: “Editorship Is Going To Emerge As the Real Value-Add”

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IAC chairman Barry Diller introduces Tina Brown at today’s MPA/ASME awards

Though we snuck in sometime between the salad and the sea bass at today’s Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, we still managed to squeeze in some QT with the F.O.T’s* and the S.O.B’s* at today’s Magazine Publishers of America/American Society of Magazine Editors-hosted event. Highlights included Barry Diller‘s presentation of the award for Tina Brown, the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame inductee. Diller touted Brown’s “remarkable sui generis career,” pointing out that hers was “not a career of conformism and positioning,” given all the editorial chances she took to birth the melding of celebrity coverage and in-depth reporting that the magazine industry widely considers her imprimatur.

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Lee Woodruff: Bob Still Hits His Head On Things

“Bob can read a teleprompter better than he can read a newspaper.”

That was one of the quotes from yet another media event held in honor of Bob Woodruff. Over a breakfast of fresh seasonal fruit, poached egg and banana crepes (organized by Ladies’ Home Journal on the Upper West Side) 20 or so gathered to hear Bob, his doctors and his wife, Lee, speak of his recovery from injuries sustained in Iraq last January, his newfound advocacy for better healthcare for the wounded soldiers when they return home and the importance of family in the recovery process.

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Ladies Home Journal Thinks It Has Last Interview With Astronaut Before Arrest

astronaut_mugshot.jpgUnintentional news coup alert: Ladies Home Journal magazine — yes, that — has what it believes is the “last interview with a major media outlet” before NASA astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak‘s arrest on attempted murder charges. The profile, one of four focusing on mothers with high-risk jobs, has been posted on

“The interview shows a side of Nowak that is a high-functioning, admirable woman. I feel sad for all parties involved,” says editor Diane Salvatore.