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Glamour Adds DC Editor

Glamour logo GGlamour has named Giovanna Gray Lockhart a contributing editor, covering Washington, D.C., and politics.

Lockhart comes to Glamour from the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, where she served as a senior advisor. She previously worked as head of business development for branding firm Pearlfisher. She also cofounded Generation Obama.

“I’ve known Giovanna for years, and am thrilled to bring her energy and strategic thinking to Glamour,” said Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor, in a statement. “As we head into a heated campaign season and beyond, I can’t imagine a better force to bring the important issues and people from both sides of the aisle to Glamour’s readers.”

Lockhart’s appointment is effective immediately.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Winkler Out at Bloomberg | Ebola Fighters Are Time PoTY

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Matt Winkler Steps Down at Bloomberg News (FishbowlNY)
More changes at Bloomberg News, this time involving veteran editor-in-chief Matt Winkler, who is stepping down. Winkler has been editor of Bloomberg News for the past 24 years. Capital New York John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, will succeed Winkler, who co-founded the news service with Michael Bloomberg back in 1990. Micklethwait has edited The Economist since 2006. He will leave the company at the end of January. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The Economist is now searching for a replacement for Micklethwait, who joined the mag in 1987, a process that will very likely take several weeks. NYT On Tuesday, Bloomberg News named Winkler an editor-in-chief emeritus. One executive at Bloomberg, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said the change was a year in the making, but had accelerated since Bloomberg’s return to the company in September. Another Bloomberg executive said it was very much a joint decision based on the need for a cultural change in the news division, and that Bloomberg and Winkler remained close. HuffPost As editor-in-chief emeritus, Winkler will work with Bloomberg “on strategic initiatives, conducting high-profile interviews of global newsmakers and bringing his insights and expertise to the most important and market-moving stories.” Micklethwait will oversee editorial “across all Bloomberg platforms, including its news, newsletters, magazines, opinion, television, radio and digital properties,” according to a release. Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith, who is overseeing new consumer-facing sites for the company, like Bloomberg Politics, will continue reporting to Michael Bloomberg.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: NBC Cancels Cosby Project | Today Firings Rumor ‘Wrong — Period’

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Cosby’s New NBC Show Is No Longer in Development (HuffPost)
NBC has confirmed to HuffPost Entertainment that a planned sitcom project with Bill Cosby is no longer in development. The network had no further comment on the matter. THR / The Live Feed NBC handed out a script plus significant penalty for the comedy earlier this year, tapping Rules of Engagement alum Mike Sikowitz and Mike O’Malley (Shameless) to write and produce the comedy. O’Malley was eyed for a co-starring role on the comedy, which NBC Entertainment topper Bob Greenblatt envisioned for a summer or fall 2015 debut. Deadline The Cosby NBC multi-camera comedy project, executive produced by The Cosby Show’s Tom Werner, would’ve had Cosby starring as Jonathan Franklin, a patriarch of a multigenerational family who shares his many years of wit, wisdom and experience to help his daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren navigate their complicated modern lives. In light of the slew of rape accusations, it would’ve probably been hard for viewers to accept Cosby as a lovable family man and for NBC to sell the project to advertisers. The Associated Press / The Big Story A TV Land spokesperson said reruns of The Cosby Show will stop airing immediately for an indefinite time. The Cosby Show also was to have been part of a Thanksgiving sitcom marathon. PRNewser Both NBC and Netflix, who decided that it would be best to postpone the planned launch of its comedy special Bill Cosby 77, which had been planned to go live the day after Thanksgiving, have clearly made their respective decisions with their brands in mind. The allegations show no sign of going away anytime soon. In fact, the talk about them seems to be escalating the more we hear from the alleged victims and others surrounding the issue. FishbowlNY It started this week with a Vice article by Tracie Egan Morrissey, who excerpted passages about Cosby from former supermodel Janice Dickinson’s 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty. It quickly escalated with Dickinson shockingly filling in the blanks in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight co-host Kevin Frazier. While the additional, shared details were immediately dismissed by Cosby attorney Marty Singer as “a defamatory fabrication,” some earlier legal wrangling with Cosby apparently kept these allegations from surfacing well before 2004 accuser Andrea Constand filed suit. TVNewser CNN’s Don Lemon has issued an on-air apology for remarks he made during Tuesday night’s interview with Cosby accuser Joan Tarshis. Lemon, who is a victim of sexual abuse himself, caused a social media uproar by telling Tarshis, “there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.”

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Glamour Cuts Four, Including Exec Editor

Glamour logo GGlamour is the latest Condé Nast magazine to make cuts as it moves into new company headquarters at 1 WTC. According to WWD, Glamour has let go of four editors, including Lauren Brody, its executive editor for the past four years.

Another Glamour veteran — deputy editor of photo visuals Julie Stone — was cut as well. WWD reports that the other two editors were “mid-level.”

Brody had been with Glamour since 2002; Stone since 2000.

Morning Media Newsfeed: YouTube Launches Paid Music Service | FNC Special Tops Tuesday

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YouTube Music Streaming Service Launches in Beta (SocialTimes)
YouTube music has faced some challenges lately; the company lost its product manager over the summer and had disagreements with indie music labels. While news of its music offering leaked in August, Google didn’t want to launch the new service until it reached a deal with indie labels. In a bid to compete with streaming services like Pandora and Spotify, Google is finally rolling out YouTube Music Key in invitation-only beta. Re/code The company is overhauling the free version of its Android app, and next week it’ll start inviting some of its users to try a new subscription feature, which it’s building into its Android and iOS apps. GigaOM For early adopters, it will cost $7.99 per month with the first six months free, and eventually it will cost $9.99 per month, the same price as Spotify Premium. YouTube Music Key’s banner feature is that it gives subscribers the ability to listen to music without ads, as well as run YouTube as a background app on mobile devices, allowing users to listen to YouTube videos while playing a game or locking their home screen. THR With the monthly fee, users also receive access to a Google Play Music subscription, which offers more than 30 million songs and playlists for streaming. Beginning Wednesday, YouTube is also rolling out new music features for free, ad-supported music video viewing. YouTube also plans to make it easier to find an artist’s discography through their official music videos and other songs uploaded to the streamer, so a user can play a full album straight through. NYT With its new service, YouTube hopes to reform its reputation in the music industry as a phenomenal free site to promote songs, but one that pays a pittance in royalties. As YouTube pushes into paid content, other online music outlets — under considerable pressure from the recording industry — are being forced to defend or change their business models to better compensate artists.

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Danica Lo Named Glamour’s First Online Editor-at-Large

Danica Lo has been named online editor-at-large for Glamour, a new role at the magazine. This is a homecoming for Lo, who previously served as Glamour.com’s fashion and beauty editor.

Lo returns to Glamour from Epicurious, where she served as executive editor. She previously worked as the founding national editor of Racked.com and a fashion columnist at The New York Post.

“Danica brings with her a truly unique combination of breaking-news skills, creative instincts, topic mastery, and a competitive web metabolism,” said Glamour’s senior online editorial director, Anne Sachs, in a statement.

Lo’s appointment is effective immediately.

Glamour Helps Send Girls to Secondary School

Glamour is a powerful brand and it’s using that influence to do some good in this world. The magazine has launched Girl Project, a partnership with several nonprofits to help raise money that will be used to advance the education of young girls.

The magazine is asking readers to donate money, which will then be distributed to the nonprofits (CARE USA, Plan International USA, Girls Inc. and Communities in Schools). From there, the nonprofits will deal out the funds.

Readers — and anyone else — can make donations of $5, $25, $50, $150, $375 or more. Donations of $5 help get a girl school supplies, while donations of $25 come with a thank-you note, and $375 features direct communication with the girl receiving the help.

“Educating girls is proven to grow communities and even cut out the roots of terrorism,” said Glamour’s editor, Cindi Leive, in a statement. “The fact that a group of women in, say, Des Moines can send a girl to school in Pakistan is one of the most optimistic acts I can think of, and we’re proud to partner with these knowledgeable organizations to help make it possible.”

Lupita Nyong’o Named Glamour’s ‘Woman of The Year’

Glamour has named Lupita Nyong’o its “Woman of The Year.” The 31-year-old Academy Award winner graces the cover of the magazine’s December issue, looking f-ing amazing as always.

Inside the issue, Nyong’o discusses a wide variety of subjects. She explains that Oprah was a big influence on her; reveals that a teacher once asked her how she could possibly find a husband when her skin was so dark; says that she depends on her mother to keep her humble, and much more.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Al Jazeera Journos Sentenced | Post-Dispatch Defends Decision

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Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted in Egypt (CNN)
Three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted Monday of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in a ruling that immediately outraged journalists and activists around the world. The Guardian Former BBC correspondent Peter Greste, from Australia, ex-CNN journalist Mohamed Fahmy and local producer Baher Mohammed were jailed for seven, seven and 10 years, respectively. Four students and activists indicted in the case were sentenced to seven years. NYT Prosecutors accused the three journalists of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood to broadcast false reports of civil strife in order to bring down Egypt’s military-backed government. But the prosecutors have not publicly disclosed any evidence that the journalists either conspired with the Brotherhood or broadcast false news. HuffPost / AP “I swear they will pay for this,” Fahmy, who was Al Jazeera English’s acting Cairo bureau chief, shouted angrily from the defendants’ cage after the sentences were announced in the Cairo court Monday. Greste, a correspondent, raised his fists in the air. “They just ruined a family,” said Fahmy’s brother Adel, who was attending the session. He said they would appeal the verdict but added that he had little faith in the system. “Everything is corrupt,” he said. Al Jazeera Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said the verdicts defied “logic, sense and any semblance of justice,” adding, “[Monday] three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue to be kept behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. ‘Guilty’ of covering stories with great skill and integrity. ‘Guilty’ of defending people’s right to know what is going on in their world.” The Washington Post The verdict was delivered in a brief session at a courtroom in the Tora prison complex, where the detainees have been imprisoned for nearly six months.

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Cover Battle: T: The New York Times Style Magazine or Glamour

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This week we have T: The New York Times Style Magazine squaring off against Glamour. For its Culture issue, T went with what appears to be a post-performance Beyoncé and  — of course — she looks flawless. Let’s all try to be a little more Bey and little less us, okay?

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