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Highlights from Frank Rich’s Reddit AMA

It seems like everyone is doing an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) on Reddit nowadays. President Barack Obama did one yesterday (Republicans: He should be focusing his attention somewhere else! Democrats: He’s in touch with the youth!), and now Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York, has done one. Below are some highlights.

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Why he left The New York Times for New York:

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HBO’s Veep Picks Up Three Emmy Nominations

Congratulations are in order for New York mag’s Frank Rich and the crew at HBO’s Veep. The send-up of Washington politics just picked up Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series,  Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

Rich is an executive producer for the show and by far one of the most likable Media Beat guests we’ve had. So, we couldn’t think of a better person to get such an honor. Don’t believe me? Check out the video for yourself.

Part 2: Frank Rich Compares New York Times andNew York Magazine
Part 3: New York‘s Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

HBO’s Veep Picks Up Three Emmy Nominations

Congratulations are in order for New York mag’s Frank Rich and the crew at HBO’s Veep. The send-up of Washington politics just picked up Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series,  Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

Rich is an executive producer for the show and by far one of the most likable Media Beat guests we’ve had. So, we couldn’t think of a better person to get such an honor. Don’t believe me? Check out the video for yourself.

Part 2: Frank Rich Compares New York Times andNew York Magazine
Part 3: New York‘s Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

Watch: New York‘s Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

In the final part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with New York magazine’s Frank Rich, the veteran political columnist talks about what to expect in the months leading up to the presidential election, and discusses the growing intersection between culture and politics.

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Part 1: New York Editor Frank Rich Discusses His Role in Making HBO’s ‘Veep’

Part 2: Frank Rich Compares New York Times and New York Magazine

Watch: Frank Rich Compares New York Times and New York Magazine

It’s been a year since longtime New York Times columnist Frank Rich left the paper to join New York magazine. In the second part of our three-part “Media Beat” interview with him, Rich talks about the differences between his old job and his new one, and also discusses how to handle the criticism that comes with being a columnist (video below).

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Part 1: New York Editor Frank Rich Discusses His Role in Making HBO’s ‘Veep’
Part 3: New York‘s Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

Watch: New York Editor Frank Rich Discusses His Role in Making HBO’s ‘Veep’

Longtime political columnist Frank Rich, now an editor at New York, recently sat down for an interview with mediabistroTV and discussed his role in the making of the new HBO series “Veep.”

“Veep,” which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the U.S.’s flustered second-in-command, includes a character whose “Beltway Butcher” nickname is an homage to Rich’s reputation as the “Butcher of Broadway” during his time as chief theater critic for The New York Times (video below).

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Part 2: Frank Rich Compares New York Times and New York Magazine
Part 3: New York‘s Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

Guardian Editor Wins Journalism Award

Photo: David Levene for the Guardian

Winning stuff is always a nice thing.

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has been selected by the Harvard Kennedy School to receive the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Rusbridger, who has been editor of the Guardian since 1995, is being recognized for his leadership in the paper’s five-year investigation and exposure of phone hacking by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. He led the negotiations with Julian Assange and subsequent publication of WikiLeaks documents. Rusbridger has also been instrumental in the paper’s “digital-first” business strategy.

Rusbridger will accept his award and deliver a speech at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on March 6.

Past recipients of the Goldsmith Career Award include Frank Rich, Seymour Hersh, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Jennings, Gwen Ifill, David Fanning and Daniel Schorr. The awards also include a major prize for investigative reporting and two book prizes.

New York Finishes Second in Ad Pages for 2011

New York had one hell of a 2011. The magazine posted 2,607 ad pages for the year, up almost six percent from 2010, and good enough to beat practically all other magazines, other than People, which finished first. This is according to the Publishers Information Bureau (PIB).

This comes as little surprise to most people who have been keeping an eye on New York. Last year saw the magazine snap up Frank Rich and Jonathan Chait, have a couple articles optioned to become movies, take home multiple Ellies and much more.

The digital side of New York enjoyed a good 2011 as well. In October nymag.com topped 10 million uniques for the first time, spearheaded by blogs that post new content every six minutes.

Larry Burstein, Publisher of New York, was obviously pleased with how last year went. “Our success in 2011 shows the company’s transformation from what was once considered an influential regional magazine to a print and digital juggernaut,” said Burstein. “We’ve built an entirely new audience online, drawn to award-winning political writers, innovative fashion and entertainment coverage, and sophisticated service journalism.”

New York Launches Online Politics Channel

In advance of the upcoming presidential election, New York magazine has launched a new online politics channel. Titled Early & Often, the site offers a constant stream of content from some of the magazine’s best, including Frank Rich, Dan Amira, Noreen MaloneGabriel Sherman, Chris Smith, John Heilemann and Jonathan Chait.

The site is a welcome addition because it collects all of New York’s political news in one spot. Adam Moss, New York’s Editor-in-Chief, said Early & Often is a response to the magazine expanding its reporting.

“National politics has been a crucial part of New York magazine since its founding, which has steadily increased over the last five years, and the time has clearly come for us to give politics its own destination at nymag.com,” said Moss. “We have assembled a uniquely talented team to cover all aspects of our current political climate and the 2012 election cycle.”

UPDATE:
A tipster noted that this is Early & Often’s second iteration. Here’s a link to the old site, which stopped posting in 2006.

New York Magazine Celebrates Frank Rich

In case you hadn’t noticed, New York has been pretty excited about snagging Frank Rich. To send some more love his way, the magazine held an event in his honor at the New Museum last night, and FishbowlNY was there. There weren’t any speeches, just plenty of good looking, talented people milling around and celebrating Rich.

Sure, it’s kind of odd to throw a party for someone who already has a great life, basically saying, “Congrats for being you!” But it was a fun night. Check out some pics (all courtesy of Neilson Barnard / Getty Images) after the jump.

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