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East LA Native Laughs Off Reddit Resurrection of Newsman Career

Dylan Stableford at Yahoo! News caught up with Gustavo Almodovar, a former Central Florida news reporter whose 2008 farewell compilation video was rediscovered last week by Reddit users and launched anew.

The 46-year-old Almodovar now works in the field of medical marketing and tells Stableford he’s not sure the above video is worthy of the viral madness. The clip is certainly a reminder that there’s often no logical explanation for what catches fire on the Internet.

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Gloria Allred Still Figuring Out How to BCC

Yahoo’s Dylan Stableford got a funny scoop after super lawyer Gloria Allred accidentally forgot to BCC the 380 journos on her invite list to an Oscar viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel–on behalf of Ginger White, the woman who claims to have had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain.

First of all, what a weird fucking party to go to. Even by LA standards.

“So, did you watch the Oscars last night? The fucking French, huh?

“Yeah. What was all that yelling about? Just bring the dog up with you, tap dance a little and get the hell out of there.”

“Anyway, hung out with Herman Cain’s (alleged) mistress at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Just a doll. And she totally called Meryl Streep. The Academy owed her one.”

As far as the actual blown BCC goes, Stableford writes that at least one journo on the list wasn’t too pleased. “Dear Gloria: Thanks for sharing your entire mailing list with your entire mailing list.”

Stableford has the emails in full if you’re curious.

Yahoo! Bolsters Awards Season Coverage

Thelma Adams has just joined Yahoo! as a contributing editor to the site. The longtime Us Weekly film critic is being brought on to head the site’s awards season coverage for Y! Movies. Her first post went up late yesterday. Adams tells Yahoo’s Dylan Stableford this is her “first big jump from years in print media.”

We’ll see how she likes the online waters. Be careful! They’re filled with trolls!

The Wrap’s Dylan Stableford Heading to Yahoo!

The Wrap’s media reporter Dylan Stableford is jumping ship and heading to Yahoo! News, where he’ll be the site’s senior media reporter.

Twitter was abuzz with rumors of Stableford’s impending exit earlier today and The Cutline confirmed the hire late this afternoon. Stableford will fill Michael Calderone‘s spot, who left Yahoo! for HuffPo earlier this year. He starts his new gig May 23.

Dylan Stableford Joins Yahoo!’s The Cutline

FishbowlNY alum Dylan Stableford is leaving his position at The Wrap to join Yahoo!’s media blog The Cutline. Stableford will be a Senior Media Reporter, and report to Chris Lehmann, the Managing Editor of Yahoo!’s news blogs.

Stableford’s first day will be May 23rd.

Bloggers Against Blogger Lawsuit Against HuffPo

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, a class-action lawsuit was filed yesterday by Jonathan Tasini on behalf of unpaid Huffington Post bloggers, contending Arianna and her website are guilty of “unjust enrichment and deceptive business practices.”

The blogosphere hasn’t exactly come out in support of the lawsuit. Dylan Stableford of TheWrap.com says it makes no sense. Jeff Bercovici of Forbes blog Mixed Media calls the suit “a legal long shot.” And Simon Owens of Bloggasm points out that suing HuffPo sets a dangerous legal precedent:

If these writers were to succeed in their class-action lawsuit, then it would open the doors to further lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, Livejournal, Daily Kos, and virtually every other technology platform for which people contribute content. Should Google start handing out checks to everyone who writes on its Blogspot accounts?

The Media World’s Top Tweeters

Over at The Wrap, Dylan Stableford has compiled a list of the top tweeting media outlets in America. On the magazine side, People leads the way with 2,209,969 followers. Time is a close second with 2,208,819.

For a little context, Ashton Kutcher has 5,951,279. Yikes.

On the newspaper side, the New York Times leads the way with 2.6 million followers. The Wall Street Journal is next with 464,591. Stableford doesn’t mention it, but the LA Times only has 85,677, clearing up any lingering confusion about the newspaper’s clout in the new media world.

Newsstand Magazine Sales Drop — Oprah Still Doing Fine

Oprah.png Dylan Stableford charts the continued decline of newsstand magazine sales over at the The Wrap.

“Single copy sales — i.e. newsstand — fell 9 percent during the second half of 2009; paid subscriptions dipped 2.3 percent.

Of the top 25 best-selling newsstand magazines, 20 were either flat or down during the last six months of 2009.

Just five — Real Simple, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Us Weekly, People Stylewatch — managed to increase the number of copies sold.”

Amazing. No matter how low the print world sinks, Oprah still finds a way to make money. O, The Oprah Magazine’s newsstand circulation is up 5.8%.

In 50 years, when we’re all living in a cannibalistic, post-apocalyptic, global warming-induced water-world, Oprah’s going to launch O, For Kids! and make a killing.

NYTimes.com Pay Wall: Media CEOs, Editors And Bloggers Weigh In

nytimescom.jpgWith The New York Times‘s pay wall a year away and its details vague, there are many questions still left to be answered. What will this metered system really look like? What will it actually cost? Will it send bloggers to link to other news sources and deter readers and advertisers? Although they don’t have all the answers, media insiders have their opinions, so we went to them for feedback on the Timesannouncement today. Read their thoughts below.

Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post:

“This announcement is about a change of policy that is a year away — which is a lifetime in Internet years. The Huffington Post remains committed to the linked economy, and to building a sustainable business that gives our bloggers, editors, and reporters the widest possible audience for their work.”

Caroline Little, CEO North America of Guardian News & Media:

“If the Times begins to charge consumers for their content, I am sure they will do it in a way to maximize traffic from Google and the like. No doubt they will lose some of their readers, but they are most likely to be focusing on keeping their loyal readers, not the ones who come in and out of the site who don’t even know they are on the site. One word of caution: charging for content seems to be the new answer for a weakened industry but it’s not the silver bullet. It is going to take new revenue streams, continued reduction in costs and a strong ad market.”

Alan Meckler, CEO of WebMediaBrands:

“This is not a huge game changer. One can still see big parts of the Times for free. If you are a print subscriber you have total access. NYT will get extra revenues online without greatly hurting its online readership. I have to presume that should the 2011 test work well that the NYT might go further in 2012 by increasing charges and paid online use.”

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MediaElites.com Brings Media’s Elite Together With Holiday Spirit

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MediaElites.com’s Aaron Gell and Drew Grant, Advertising Age‘s Nat Ives and Jeff Bercovici of AOL Daily Finance

Last night’s Holiday Blowout hosted by MediaElites.com at 200 Orchard had all the ingredients for a good old new media holiday party: open bar, a feeling of good will (donate an old coat!), plenty of media types milling around and Big Buck Hunter. Sometimes reporters just need to let loose, and we’d rather they did it with a video game and a big plastic gun, because it’s just so much more fun that way.

Representing MediaElites.com (formerly ASSME) in the crowd was founder Aaron Gell and our fellow Fishbowl-er Drew Grant. We also spotted all the usual suspects, including many former FishbowlNY editors, Dylan Stableford, Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol.

We also learned that media party-goers can give as good as they drink; after asking attendees to each bring an old coat to donate, MediaElites carted away five nine garbage bags full of outerwear.

And as for Big Buck Hunter, we hear the big winner of the evening was media blogger Jeff Bercovici of AOL’s Daily Finance, who swiftly defeated Advertising Age‘s Nat Ives and publicist Shawna Seldon of the Rosen Group. Glad we sat that one out.

More pictures after the jump.

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