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NYT Correspondent Injured in Iraq Helicopter Crash (TVNewser)
New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin was injured when the relief helicopter she was traveling in crashed Tuesday, killing the pilot. The helicopter was on a mission to aid Yazidi refugees in Iraq. FishbowlNY According to crash survivors, the helicopter went down shortly after takeoff. The cause of the incident has yet to be confirmed. NYT Rubin, 56, the Times’ Paris bureau chief and a longtime war correspondent, apparently suffered a concussion, at least one broken wrist and possibly some broken ribs but was conscious. Adam Ferguson, 35, a freelance photographer working for the Times who was accompanying Rubin, said via cellphone text that he suffered a sore jaw and some minor bumps. HuffPost Rubin has a long history of war reporting. She was the bureau chief for the Times in both Baghdad and Kabul before transferring to Paris. Time Iraqi parliamentarian Vian Dakhil was among the survivors of the crash. Dakhil garnered international attention for her impassioned pleas on the floor of Iraq’s parliament to deliver aide to tens of thousands of Yazidis, a religious minority that fled into the mountains as ISIS fighters advanced northward into the Kurdish region of Iraq. A Kurdish official told the Times that the cause of the crash appeared to have been an accident and that no ISIS fighters were seen in the area at the time.

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First Look Media, XO Group Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items to note today, involving First Look Media and XO Group. Details are below.

  • First Look Media has hired Laura Dawn as executive editor of multimedia and Edith Zimmerman as senior writer. Dawn is the founder of Art Not War and former creative and cultural director of MoveOn.org. Zimmerman founded The Hairpin and has contributed to GQ, Elle and more.
  • XO Group has added TripAdvisor CMO Barbara Messing to its board of directors and named Dhanusha Sivajee executive VP of marketing. Sivajee joins XO Group from AOL, where she served as AOL Brand Group’s CMO.

Mary Kaye Schilling Leaves New York for GQ

Mary Kaye Schilling is leaving New York magazine to become a Senior Articles Editor, replacing the spot vacated by Dan Fierman, who left GQ for Grantland, the new site backed by Bill Simmons. According to WWD, Schilling said that she was ready for a change:

Doing a weekly section for three years and having to produce anywhere from 13 to 16 pages a week plus doing features and working on packages, it’s pretty relentless. Also, there wasn’t really any place to move as an editor, to do, say, just a feature well because there are really good editors now who have been there for a long time and don’t have any intention of leaving.

Since she’s headed to GQ, WWD asked her about that now infamous cover story by Edith Zimmerman. You know, that one we kind of hated. Turns out, Schilling agrees with us:

Knowing where Edith is in her career, I thought it was quite amazing. But I thought it was too much Edith and not enough Chris.

Latest GQ Cover Story Reads Like a Diary Entry

The latest issue of GQ features a profile of Chris Evans – the star of the upcoming super hero flick Captain America – written by Edith Zimmerman. Zimmerman is the Editor of The Awl spinoff The Hairpin, and a columnist for New York Magazine, so you’d think the profile would be worth reading. And it is, if you’re a 20-something woman looking for some juicy gossip.

The Evans piece unfortunately reads like a diary entry from a girl with a serious crush on a celebrity. Zimmerman spends more time talking about how much she and Evans flirted than anything else. Here’s a few examples:

And from ten minutes into that first interview, when he reached across the table to punctuate a joke by putting his hand on top of mine, Chris kept up frequent hand holding and lower-back touching, palm kissing and knee squeezing. He’s an attractive movie star, no complaints. I also didn’t know how much I was supposed to respond; when I did, it sometimes felt a little like hitting on the bartender or misconstruing the bartender’s professional flirting for something more. I wanted to think it was genuine, or that part of it was, because I liked him right away.

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Even More Changes for New York Times Magazine

Look, we have to be honest: we tried and tried to come up with a way to work a line from Tupac’s “Changes” into this post about more shifting at the New York Times Magazine, but we just couldn’t figure one out.

So instead, we’ll just tell you that Ben Zimmer announced the On Language column is disappearing, and Edith Zimmerman, editor behind The Hairpin, is being added as a columnist.

Zimmerman’s first column will appear in the March 6th issue. We’re hoping the first line is something like, “I see no changes, all I see is racist faces, misplaced hate makes disgrace to races.”