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Morning Media Newsfeed: Baquet Changes NYT Masthead | Comcast Responds to Merger Critics

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Big Changes to NYT Masthead (FishbowlNY)
Dean Baquet, the New York Times’ executive editor, has officially revamped the paper’s masthead. Gone is the “managing editor” title; it’s being replaced by four “deputy executive editors,” who “have already proven they can run stories that take on big institutions, who have covered a world of war and proven they can lead with humanity.” NYT They are Susan Chira, Janet Elder, Matthew Purdy and Ian Fisher. A fifth editor, Tom Bodkin, will be given the title of creative director, a position equal to the four deputy executive editors. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Through these changes Baquet hopes to make the relationship between the Times’ digital and print sides more fluid. “I anticipate people moving on and off the masthead as our needs evolve,” he wrote in a memo to staff Wednesday, “and it is important that these moves not be seen as measures of who is up and who is down, but rather as appointments aimed at keeping our journalism and our entire operation as vibrant as possible.” Capital New York The appointments reflect a push for better coordination and cooperation between departments as the Times works on pushing out its journalism to digital readers more effectively. Other recent appointments along these lines include Arthur Gregg Sulzberger as senior editor for strategy, Alex MacCallum as assistant managing editor for audience development and Sam Dolnick as senior editor for mobile. HuffPost Wednesday’s masthead changes are the biggest since Baquet took the reins, but there have been several other moves internally in recent months. Baquet announced the addition of several deputy-level editors in the newsroom in July.

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Glendale Bear to Challenge Kim Kardashian for Mayor of Glendale

Looks like Kim Kardashian already has a challenger for the 2017 Glendale mayoral election. Gotta be honest, this Fishie is pretty torn. On the one hand, as someone who lives in Glendale, the mere mention of Mayor Kardashian has me pricing moving trucks. And our tweeting bear is beloved.

On the other hand, as someone who writes for the Glendale News-Press on occasion, the thought of Mayor Kardashian fills me with the kind of journalistic glee that could only be trumped by Mayor Emma Watson. (Hermione!) Plus the inevitable influx of NBA and hip-hop stars to our fair city under Mayor Kardashian would probably make the nightlife more interesting. Doesn’t riding the fake Americana trolley with Kanye sound fun?

Both candidates have five years to win me over–only six months more than our current presidential election cycle. I’m hoping for some face time with the bear at Billy’s. That is if he’s not too hung over from his recent meatball and tranquilizer binge.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Kim Kardashian Running for Mayor of Glendale?

Zinio And Marie Claire Are Makin’ Moves When It Comes To Magazine Apps

Marie Claire has released an iPad app with the help of Zinio and Hot Studio. The three have worked together to create a more interactive means of reading magazine content online, in essence transforming Marie Claire into a “video magazine.” We spoke with representatives from Hearst, Zinio and Hot Studio to get a clear picture of how this collaboration came to be and what it means for the future of magazines. Innovative features for the app’s free (yes) download offers a curated look at sample features from several recent issues of the magazine. Readers then have the option of buying a single issue for $3.50, or a year’s subscription.

Marie Claire‘s branded app includes twenty minutes of video content, fashion pieces, moving (literally and, sure, figuratively) editorial, the option to shop products within the app itself (check out the screen grab at top, for instance) with deep links to shops and advertisers,  interactive 360 degree products images, and interactive quizzes that, when completed, reveal relevant information and content tailored for the reader. Plus, the app features a “living” cover showing actress Emma Watson in motion rather than as a static image. Which, come on. Is just pretty freaking cool.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Teaser

Warner Bros. has released an online teaser for the last film in the Harry Potter series. The studio is doing it’s best to capitalize on the final book, breaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two feature length films, to be released on Nov. 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011. JK Rowling told Oprah Winfrey that she might have more Harry Potter books in her, but when questioned by Scholastic Magazine, actors Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe said they’re done with the series. Radcliffe observed that “ten years is enough,” and Watson said, “No, I wouldn’t return, it feels so complete what we’ve done.”

So enjoy the final, drawn out chapter, cause these kids have had enough: