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Over on The Big Money, Lesley M. M. Blume — who penned an article about Conde Nast‘s Web struggles — is back with a story detailing the trials and tribulations of “Media’s Lost Generation.” The takeaway: “Today’s journalists… have been left to wonder whether the very idea of ambition makes sense anymore.”
Blume speaks with experts ranging from Michael Caruso (“Today the goals are different. It’s mostly about self-expression.”) to FishbowlNY‘s Glynnis MacNicol (“Right now, the definition of success in the media is not to be unemployed.”) who offer their thoughts on the current state of the rapidly changing industry.
The author quotes one anonymous analyst at a private equity firm who points out that what we, the media, see as successful sometimes isn’t:
“Take the Huffington Post, for example. They don’t pay their writers, and who knows what the value of the company is. That company might not exist five years from now. It’s the big success story, and it’s not successful.”
Well, we never thought about it like that.
“This is the Ann Coulter publicity machine at work — publish a book filled with vitriol, lies and sloppy sourcing — say something batshit crazy — wait for the backlash — feign victimhood — media storm follows — ride the wave to the best sellers list,” said a media insider familiar with Coulter’s career to FBLA. “I’m not sure what is more pathetic, Ann thinking she still looks hot in a black cocktail dress, or that the media falls for this song and dance every time.”
Yeah, the whole ordeal seems so dated. It’s so Friendster. It’s so VHS. It’s so ‘meh’.
We’ve got new (and un-new) blogger-fishies in this ‘bowl, making it high time introductions were made so you can start tipping them like there’s no tomorrow. Also, we’re now open for your comments. So much to discuss!
First, please join us in welcoming Glynnis MacNicol to the fold. Our newest FBNY co-editor is no stranger to the media’s outsized corner of the blogosphere — specifically…
America Ferrera and John Mayer
It’s arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter‘s Vanity’s Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back from dogsledding in Alaska) commandeered the corner of the bar like a Virgin spaceship, and allowed Henry Kissinger to ride co-pilot. Craigslist’s Craig Newmark chatted up Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick walked through the cocktail hour unrecognized. Michael J. Fox, too, virtually unnoticed, chatted with Elizabeth Vargas near the glass window overlooking Central Park. Arianna Huffington was noticed. (Line uttered in every pre-dinner conversation: “Is that someone? It looks like someone, I don’t know … do you?”)
Time Warner execs — like Richard Parsons and Jeffrey Bewkes — buzzed along the edges as the usual media-on-media action (including Ad Age‘s Nat Ives, WWD‘s Stephanie Smith, Jossip’s David Hauslaib, New York mag’s Jesse Oxfeld, Gawker’s Lockhart Steele and Doree Shafrir, ETP’s Rachel Sklar, Glynnis MacNicol, Julia Allison, Radar‘s Jeff Bercovici, NYO‘s Michael Calderone) made nice use of the open bar.
But as much firepower as there was at last night’s Time 100 party at Jazz at Lincoln Center, just 36 of the 100 to make 2007′s “most influential people in the world” list made it, and there were plenty of notable no-shows: No Obama. No Borat. No Queen of England. Rosie. No Leo. No Gore. No Timberlake. No Tyra.
But impassioned speeches — delivered over dinner by Elizabeth Edwards, Brian Williams, Bloomberg (with an ode to late Boston Celtics’ exec Red Auerbach — huh?) Branson and others — and a three-song set by Mayer more than made up for the relative lack of A-listers.
Others spotted during cocktail hour: Cate Blanchett, Mayor Bloomberg, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, Simon Fuller, Charlie Rose, Tina Fey, Mario Cuomo, Martha Stewart, Brian Grazer, Gayle King (no Oprah), Matt Lauer, Chris Matthews, Brian Williams, Ziyi Zhang, Police Commisioner Ray Kelly, Suzanne Vega, Harvey Weinstein, David Lauren and Lauren Bush.
FishbowlNY’s Coverage Of Last Year’s Time 100: