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Capital New York Adds Three Weekly Columnists

And according to The Huffington Post’s senior media reporter Michael Calderone, the model for all three will be more “Jimmy Breslin than Joe Scarborough.” Sounds good to us.

25 Hours website photos - reporters & editors. George Rush and Joanna Molloy.From Calderone’s item:

Capital’s first three columnists will be Jim Windolf, a Vanity Fair contributing editor who has written for several publications and started the New York Observer‘s “New York World” column; Joanna Molloy (pictured), a veteran Daily News gossip writer and co-author of a new book on the subject; and Glynnis MacNicol, a writer and co-founder of TheLi.st and former media editor at Business Insider and Mediaite.

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Glynnis MacNicol Goes To Business Insider

Glynnis MacNicol is leaving her post at Mediaite to become editor of Business Insider’s media blog, The Wire.The section’s former editor, Joe Pompeo, is making the move to Yahoo’s The Upshot.

Business Insider welcomes MacNicol while wishing Pompeo all the best:

We’re thrilled to announce that Glynnis MacNicol is joining Business Insider as our media editor.Over the past year, Glynnis has helped build Mediaite from an idea to a roaringly healthy site that has become a fixture in the new media industry.

At Mediaite, Glynnis helped invent a whole new kind of coverage focused on the nutty stuff people say and do on television. She’ll join us in November and start building her team, and we’re very excited to have her on board.

Prior to Mediaite, Glynnis worked at MediaBistro’s Fishbowl and Huffington Post.

At the same time, we want to wish a fond farewell to Joe Pompeo, who has anchored our media coverage since joining us from the New York Observer several months ago.  Joe is headed for an awesome new job at Yahoo, where he’ll be working with Mike Calderone, Andrew Golis, and others on Yahoo News’ Upshot blog. We wish Joe and Yahoo all the best.

FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: The Events That The Media Loved This Year

sxsw2009logo.pngLast week, we asked FishbowlNY readers: What party or event did the media overrun in 2009? And we got our reply: an overwhelming 88 percent of you said that the Presidential Inauguration was the biggest media blow-out of the year.

To be honest, that was sort of a no-brainer. When your kids ask you where you were the first African American was sworn into office, you’ll probably remember that better than, say, the 2009 South by Southwest festival (which came in third with four percent of the votes).

And FishbowlNY was there, covering The Huffington Post‘s Inaugural Ball! (Big thanks to former FishbowlNY editor Glynnis MacNicol for all that fabulous coverage.)

For music lovers and techies though, the week-long Austin party will probably be remembered as our generation’s Burning Man, but with more clothes and different drugs. But even the stunt of British developers taking over a conference room and holding a “Not Another Social Media Panel” panel failed to convince our readers that the SXSW festival was more important than Barack Obama this year. Who says we don’t have our priorities straight?

Coming in fourth was The Webbies with two percent of your vote, while The National Magazine Awards (The Ellies) and the Time 100 party garnered no votes whatsoever. But we’d like to give a special consolation prize both to The Ellies and the entirety of Internet Week, the latter of which drew crowds large enough to be considered at least the New York techie’s version of SXSW. (The music conference portion would be CMJ, we guess.)

And The Ellies were particularly important this year, since it was the first year that the American Society of Magazine Editors recognized digital media in their applicant pool. Next year, without any election to overshadow it, The Ellies may take the lead as media’s biggest event, as they introduce 12 new categories for online journalism.

As for the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys? That must be the six percent “Other” that people voted for. Was there an event we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Previously: Poll: What Was The Biggest Media Event of 2009?, HuffPo Inaugural Ball Celebrates Democracy of the Line-Up

MediaElites.com Brings Media’s Elite Together With Holiday Spirit

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MediaElites.com’s Aaron Gell and Drew Grant, Advertising Age‘s Nat Ives and Jeff Bercovici of AOL Daily Finance

Last night’s Holiday Blowout hosted by MediaElites.com at 200 Orchard had all the ingredients for a good old new media holiday party: open bar, a feeling of good will (donate an old coat!), plenty of media types milling around and Big Buck Hunter. Sometimes reporters just need to let loose, and we’d rather they did it with a video game and a big plastic gun, because it’s just so much more fun that way.

Representing MediaElites.com (formerly ASSME) in the crowd was founder Aaron Gell and our fellow Fishbowl-er Drew Grant. We also spotted all the usual suspects, including many former FishbowlNY editors, Dylan Stableford, Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol.

We also learned that media party-goers can give as good as they drink; after asking attendees to each bring an old coat to donate, MediaElites carted away five nine garbage bags full of outerwear.

And as for Big Buck Hunter, we hear the big winner of the evening was media blogger Jeff Bercovici of AOL’s Daily Finance, who swiftly defeated Advertising Age‘s Nat Ives and publicist Shawna Seldon of the Rosen Group. Glad we sat that one out.

More pictures after the jump.

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Partytime With The Atlantic

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Last night, members of the New York media gathered to toast The Atlantic and the incredible year the publication — and its parent company — have had.

There was plenty to celebrate. This year, the title reported a 16 percent increase in advertising revenue, thanks to a 115 percent increase in digital revenue. Events and subscription revenues also saw a boost, with digital subscription revenues climbing 158 percent. What’s more, 2009 saw the launch of the company’s new digital property, The Atlantic Wire, as well as politics, business and food channels on TheAtlantic.com.

“We had such an incredible year,” publisher Jay Lauf told us last night.

And there were plenty of people on hand last night to celebrate that year with Lauf and The Atlantic‘s president Justin Smith, including Glynnis MacNicol and Rachel Sklar of Mediaite.com, All Things D‘s Peter Kafka, John Carney of Silicon Alley Insider, New York Times reporter Brian Stelter and PRNewser editor Joe Ciarallo.

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Vets Honored By Media At IAVA’s Annual Gala

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Veteran and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez honored at last night’s Heroes Gala Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup

You’ve seen the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) commercials: They’re the ones on TV and on Hulu where a young man returns home from war and is greeted with empty streets reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic Roland Emmerich movie. Suddenly, another man in camo comes out to a street corner and shakes the man’s hand. IAVA’s slogan for 2009? “We’ve Got Your Back.”

And got your back they do: In 2008, Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq veteran and founder of IAVA, lobbied Congress to pass the G.I Bill which ensures affordable college education to all veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, the IAVA is also working to increase health care coverage of veterans by $4.5 billion.

The stars were out last night at New York’s Gotham Hall for the third annual Heroes Gala of the D.C. grassroots lobby group, but nobody was looking at the celebrities. Instead, the real stars of the evening were the servicemen and women themselves, who populated the non-profit, non-partisan event hosted by Brian Williams, as well as Rieckhoff, MTV‘s Van Toffler and veteran-cum-actor-cum-motivational spokesman J.R. Martinez, who delivered the night’s most moving speech after being awarded for his courageous service for veterans.

More photos from the night after the jump

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Atlantic Wire Launches With (Media) Star-Studded Fete

atlantic wire 1.jpgAll of the (op-ed) stars were out last night to celebrate the launch of Atlantic Wire, the opinion aggregating sister site to TheAtlantic.com.

Writers for The Atlantic and TheAtlantic.com like Corby Kummer, Marc Ambinder, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Megan McArdle sipped champagne or checked out the incredible view from the balcony at The Glass Houses on the top floor of the Chelsea Arts Tower, as slides of the Atlantic 50 streamed above the bar.

Atlantic Consumer Media chair David Bradley, president Justin Smith and editor James Bennet later said a few words for the crowd, which included The New York Times‘s Frank Rich and David Carr, Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol from Mediaite.com and AOL DailyFinance‘s Jeff Bercovici.

“We like to fight with each other,” Bennet said of the impetus behind launching Atlantic Wire, which gathers some of the best opinions on the biggest topics of the day in one place.

Bradley, who leads arguably one of the few media companies that is growing despite the recession, offered some advice to would-be media moguls. “Before you own a media company, you should own a company that does well,” he said, noting how his previous experience in business allowed him to effectively operate Atlantic Consumer Media.

Well he certainly knows how to put on a party.

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On The Menu: Mediaite Editors Stop By To Talk Power Grid And NY Media

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Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven were joined by editors from the newly launched media Web site Mediaite.com, Senior Editor Glynnis MacNicol and TV Editor Steve Krakauer.

Steve and Glynnis, the two original co-hosts of mediabistro’s Menu, talked about their new site, particularly it’s unique Power Grid ranking section. They also discussed plans for upcoming events and live-blogging the Michael Jackson memorial yesterday along with TVNewser editors Chris Ariens and Kevin Allocca.

Also discussed: Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s plan to save the media industry and whether New York is the center of the media world.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

TVNewser Live Blogging Michael Jackson Memorial

TVNewser editor Chris Ariens is live blogging the Memorial of the Century with some help with Mediaite.com editors Rachel Sklar, Steve Krakauer and Glynnis MacNicol and brand new TVNewser editor Kevin Allocca. Check it out here.

Mediaite Launches To Server-Crashing Traffic

mediaite.pngThe hotly anticipated Mediaite.com, the media blog brainchild of consulting company Abrams Research, launched early this morning. The site, which has sections for TV, online and print media news and criticism in addition to columns from media heavy weights like former Us Weekly and Star editor-in-chief Bonnie Fuller and ex-Portfolio deputy editor Jim Impoco, was quickly inundated with readers furiously clicking — consequently giving visitors some viewing problems. (We couldn’t load the site while we were writing this post, although we got a glimpse earlier in the day.)

“We were getting an overload in simultaneous users trying to access the site,” explained Senior Editor Glynnis MacNicol, noting that problems started happening around 9 a.m. around the time people started getting to work. “While we were prepared for heavy traffic and had a back up CDN, we still managed to overload. Things are running right now, but slow for certain people. I think it also had to do with the type of traffic [we were getting]. People were flying around the site, spending [more time] and clicking on more pages.” They are working to correct the problems right now, MacNicol added.

Once visitors can access the site problem-free, the biggest draw to Mediaite will undoubtedly be its rankings of media pros. The ranks are broken down into categories: television anchors/hosts, TV reporters, media moguls, “TV Titans,” magazine editors, TV pundits, newspaper/online editors, radio hosts, TV execs, print/online reporters, print/online editors and “Magazine Titans.” Members of each group are ranked based on various factors such as ratings of their shows or circulation of their magazines, number of Twitter followers and the amount of “Buzz” on blogs or in print.

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