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Photojournalist Comes to the Aid of Homeless Former Colleague

ScottSuttonGoFundMePicWe can’t think of a better way to end the week than to highlight this inspiring account from Huffington Post impact reporter Eleanor Goldberg.

It’s all about Scott Sutton (pictured), a one-time photojournalist and darkroom manager for Archive Photos, an organization that was eventually acquired by Getty Images. Since Sutton was spied and identified last fall by fellow Getty Images photographer Benjamin Lowy, this homeless-since-2012 man’s fortunes have begun to improve. He is back in touch with his sister; a crowd-funding campaign to get him off the streets is underway; and the photojournalism fraternity has stayed strong:

Since meeting Sutton, Lowy and his wife, Marvi Lacar, have been in close touch with their homeless friend. Whenever the New Jersey couple is in Manhattan, they check in on Sutton and have brought him jackets and took him to the Coalition for the Homeless to get help securing a social security card and a P.O. box.

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CNN Sells Zite to Flipboard (CNNMoney)
CNN has sold its news reader app, Zite, to Flipboard, a social magazine application. As part of the deal, Flipboard has also teamed up with CNN to launch custom magazines for CNN shows anchored by Fareed Zakaria, Jake Tapper and John King. The deal could be valued as high as $60 million over time, taking into account future advertising revenue, said a source familiar with the deal. TVNewser The sale occurred less than three years after CNN acquired Zite for $20 million. CNN and Flipboard’s partnership will allow CNN to expand its mobile reach and take advantage of Flipboard’s technology and mobile sales strategy. Re/code Zite itself will shut down, but CNN says most of its 20 employees will go to work for Flipboard. Zite CEO Mark Johnson will not be joining them. Forbes / Jeff Bercovici The deal merges two apps that let users aggregate news stories from all over into a single magazine-like experience. Of the two, Flipboard has been considerably more successful: It’s currently ranked No. 5 among free iPad news apps in Apple’s App Store, while Zite is No. 39. Flipboard will absorb the machine-learning technology that Zite uses to personalize news feeds for its users. Mashable The move also divests CNN of one of its most high-profile acquisitions while putting it in front of Flipboard’s users, which according to Johnson number more than 100 million.

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Swedish Photographer Wins Getty Images Portrait Prize

Ten thousand dollars; an exhibit at Polka Galerie in Paris. That’s the enviable combo recently awarded to photographer Maja Daniels.

The Swedish-born Daniels is the winner of the first Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize. She beat out 720 entrants from a total of 68 countries.

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Getty’s New Content Service

Getty Images has officially announced a new API platform that will allow customers to build content libraries and search technology (e.g., metadata, etc.) directly into their products and services.

The aim is to provide real-time access to constantly refreshed and updated Getty content, which was only available previously by visiting its website.

“Connect makes it easy for customers and partners to integrate Getty Images’ tremendous breadth of content, our rich-set of metadata and industry leading search within their platform, products, services, and applications,” said Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images. “The platform is a comprehensive, customizable and scalable solution that enables businesses to improve their products, streamline workflows, reduce storage costs and launch compelling new services.”

Getty says that since its launch, more than 40 companies ranging from media companies, digital media and advertising services, as well as mobile and web-based applications are currently using Connect. Now, the service is available to all Getty customers.

Condé Nast’s Nicole Delma Heads for Music Startup RCRD LBL

E-mail marketing industry veteran Nicole Delma has left the magazines, and all the vowels in the alphabet, for RCRD LBL, a music discovery platform with free MP3 downloads.   As chief data officer, she’ll be in charge of  growth, marketing and product development for RCRD LBL’s e-mail and data program and products.

Delma was the head of e-mail marketing operations for Condé Nast publications from 2005 to 2009, where she managed the e-mail marketing branch of the company’s database marketing team responsible for the annual e-mail deployments on behalf of Condé Nast’s 28 titles and its  advertising partners.   Delma also led the e-mail promotions for Condé Nast’s Fashion Rocks, Shop Vogue, W Desires, Glamour Reel Music and Reel Moments, GQ Man of the Year and The New Yorker Festival.  She established Condé Nast’s e-mail Best Practice center and led quarterly e-mail training seminars.

Her most recent stop was at Getty Images, where she developed and executed Getty Images Global internal and partner e-mail marketing programs for Getty Images, Photos.com, Clipart, Thinkstock, Jupiter Images, Pump Audio, Getty Images Music, Punchstock, iStock, Flickr, and Adobe.

Located in Soho, RCRD LBL launched in 2007 as a joint venture between Downtown Music and Peter Rojas, the creator of Engadget, Gizmodo and Weblogs, Inc.  The company delivers a curated selection of free MP3s  to its users with a RCRD of the Day daily e-mail newsletter.

Deadline Club Honors Times, Journal and AP

deadline.jpgThe Deadline Club, the New York Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, presented its 2009 awards honoring New York-area journalism last night.

The biggest winners of the evening were The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, which all took home three awards each. Newsweek, Newsweek.com, and Getty Images for Newsweek also took home a combined four awards. The Times awards included the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, which was presented to David Barstow, who will also receive the New York Press Club’s Golden Keyboard award for investigative reporting next month.

Some smaller news organizations were also recognized, like the Jewish weekly newspaper the Forward, which received the reporting award for newspapers with circulation under 100,000 for Nathaniel Popper‘s coverage of problems in the kosher industry, and The Staten Island Advance, which was honored for page design.

A full list of winners after the jump

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