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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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Glamour Heads to Iceland

01-jessica-alba-cover-h724Glamour is getting an Iceland edition. According to WWD, Icelandic Glamour will launch next year, under license with the country’s biggest media company — 365 Media Group.

When the glossy makes its debut, it will be the 17th edition of Glamour. Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and CEO of Condé Nast International, said that Iceland was a perfect fit for the title.

“Iceland is a dynamic market, and we believe there will be a strong demand for the brand in print and digitally,” he explained, in a statement.

America’s Largest-Circulation Classical Music Magazine Has a New Publisher

Diane M. Silberstein OPERA NEWS Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc.Here’s an atypical career trajectory: from Playboy magazine to Opera News.

Diane Silberstein started May 9 as publisher of the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 78-year-old magazine. In addition to previously being the publisher at Playboy, Silberstein has also served as publisher of Elle, The New Yorker and Yahoo! Internet Life magazine. She began her career at Glamour and was part of the launch team for Allure. From this week’s announcement:

“Diane’s in-depth understanding of the media and publishing worlds is an invaluable asset,” said Richard J. Miller, Jr., president of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. “Her innovative leadership will guide Opera News into an exciting new era in its long and distinguished life.”

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Redbook EIC Moves Over to Dr. Oz The Good Life

JillHerzigPicAlison Brower‘s decision to leave the Hearst fold and return to California is good news for Jill Herzig (pictured). Ahead of the full launch of Dr. Oz The Good Life this summer with the arrival of the August/September issue, she has been tapped to replace Brower as editor-in-chief.

From today’s announcement:

Herzig had been editor-in-chief of Redbook since 2010, where she introduced a new look and concept focusing on fun, affordable fashion, beauty and style. Prior to Redbook, Herzig was executive editor of Glamour, and previously, she served as special projects director of Self and executive editor of New Woman. Herzig started her career in women’s magazines at Cosmopolitan under Helen Gurley Brown.

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Atlantic Media Promotes Two, Glamour Names Fashion News Director

A few moves to note today, involving Atlantic Media and Glamour. Details are below.

  • Atlantic Media has named Constance Sayers Witherspoon president of Government Executive Media Group and Tom Shoop executive vice president and editor-in-chief. Government Executive Media Group is a business-to-business brand, which operates sites such as Defense One and Nextgov.com.
  • Jane Keltner de Valle has been named Glamour’s fashion news director, a new role at the magazine. She comes to Glamour from Teen Vogue, where she served as senior fashion news director.

Glamour’s Cindi Leive to Host Google Hangout on Diversity in Fashion

Ever wanted to ask Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief of Glamour, a question about diversity in fashion? If so, today’s your lucky day. If not, maybe tomorrow will be your lucky day. We really have no idea.

For those of you interested, Leive will be hosting a Google Hangout on diversity (or the lack thereof) in fashion at 1 pm.

Leive will be joined by former model Bethann Hardison, The Cut’s contributing fashion critic Robin Givhan, and fashion designer Tracy Reese.

You can watch the Hangout and submit questions to be answered live by clicking through.

Chuck Townsend Endorses Cindi Leive

Chuck TownsendCEO of Condé Nast, is fan of Cindi LeiveGlamour’s editor-in-chief. Even if (maybe!) Anna Wintour isn’t. Ever since Wintour was named artistic director and immediately began lopping off Condé editors’ heads, rumors have been swirling that Leive was next to get axed.

However, Townsend — speaking to The New York Post — put his full support behind Glamour’s editor. “I’m just about to go down there [Glamour's offices] now to celebrate their 75th anniversary issue and the wonderful job Cindi’s done,” said Townsend. “I’m going to get down on one knee and thank her [Cindi] for the job she’s done on that brand. She’s my girl.”

Not much better than having the CEO refer to you as his “girl.” Though “woman” might have been better.

Glamour Tweaks Look, Increases Fashion Coverage

Glamour readers are in for some surprises when they open the magazine’s latest issue. WWD reports that the glossy has increased its fashion coverage, tweaked the appearance of the title and added a new column from editor-in-chief Cindi Leive.

A new section that explores the world of fashion designers kicks things off with a look at Rag & Bone’s creative team. Glamour’s March issue also features a shoot at Condé’s eventual new home, 1 WTC. Paul Ritter, Glamour’s relatively new creative director, fine tuned the magazine by adding more details than typically found in past issues. Leive has also added a new column, “Step Into My Office” in which she interviews a successful woman. First up? Sheryl Sandberg. Not a bad start.

Leive seemed rather excited about the new Glamour. She told WWD that new design was inspired by the “everyday chicness of the American woman.” That’s good, because according to Leive, 1 out of 10 American women reads Glamour. That’s a lot of chicness.

Bonnie Fuller Talks Digital Media, Celebrity Journalism and Her First Big Break

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bonnie-fuller_149Bonnie Fuller, the veteran editor who has reinvented many major women’s mags, from Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan to Glamour and Us Weekly, is the founding president and editor-in-chief of the entertainment-news site HollywoodLife.com.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do – our first interview in the “Digital Media” week of our Profit From Your Passion series – Fuller talks about transforming tabloids and handling the criticism about her career, and offers advice to aspiring celeb journos:

[You must] have digital skills because I think the world is only going to go more digital and more mobile. So if you want to have a long career in this business, you have to be prepared to have those skills. The second thing would be that every rule used in normal journalism should be applied to celebrity journalism. Just because you’re dealing with celebrities and news about celebrities doesn’t mean you don’t apply a high standard.

For more from Fuller, including how she successfully overhauled so many top mags, read: So What Do You Do, Bonnie Fuller, Editor-In-Chief of HollywoodLife.com? Also, below, watch a video of Fuller discussing how she got her first big break.

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