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Cortney Pellettieri Expands Duties at Hearst

hearst-magazine-logo-1Hearst Magazines has expanded the duties of Cortney Pellettieri, Good Housekeeping’s entertainment director. She will now have the same role and title for Town & Country.

Pellettieri was named entertainment director at Good Housekeeping in 2010. She previously served as entertainment editor at InStyle.

Pellettieri will now report to Good Housekeeping’s editor Jane Francisco and T&C’s editor Jay Fielden. She will remain in Los Angeles.

“This is the first time in the history of Town & Country that there will be an entertainment director based in LA,” said Fielden, in a statement. “Cortney has the experience and deep-rooted contacts that will deliver the right mix of celebrity, society, notable personalities and surprise our readers expect on our covers.”

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Good Housekeeping’s Editor Discusses Revamp

Good Housekeeping’s October issue comes with a few new features, and Jane Francisco — the glossy’s editor-in-chief — has shed some light on what readers can expect. Below are some of the more interesting comments Francisco had about the new 129-year-old magazine.

How the revamp came about:

We spoke with Good Housekeeping’s casual and core audiences across the country, as well as non-readers who regularly consume our competitive set. We had them build their ideal magazine out of the pages of over 20 titles, including our own, and based our redesign on the common ground.

On the new “Your Body” section:

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Good Housekeeping Makeover Continues

GoodHousekeepingLogoAs we reported in June, the arrival of Good Housekeeping EIC Jane Francisco precipitated a sea of staffing changes. Following last month’s wave of four hires and many more firings, the magazine’s masthead makeover continues.

Per an announcement today, Good Housekeeping has made four major hires. Succeeding Jasmine Chang as fashion director is Kristen Saladino:

Saladino joins Good Housekeeping from Self, where she had been senior fashion editor since 2007. Prior to that, Saladino was a freelance fashion editor for publications including InStyle, Marie Claire and Teen Vogue, and started her career at Glamour, where she held a variety of fashion editorial positions.

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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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Good Housekeeping Hires Four, Fires More

This week, Good Housekeeping sent out a press release announcing four hires and a promotion.

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They are:

  • Melissa Geurts, deputy design director (formerly with Canadian magazine Chatelaine);
  • Sarah Richardson, home design director (host-producer of multiple HGTV lifestyle series);
  • April Franzino, beauty director (most recently at Self magazine);
  • Matthew Axe, consulting creative director (previously creative director at Martha Stewart Living);
  • Rachel Rothman, promoted from technical manager to technical director.

However, this is only a third of the HR story. Per a well-placed tipster who wishes to remain anonymous, a larger number of Good Housekeeping staffers were recently dismissed. (By our count, nine.)

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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid

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ABC News Asking Center for Public Integrity to Share Pulitzer Prize (TVNewser)
ABC News is calling on the Center for Public Integrity to share its Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism, awarded to CPI’s Chris Hamby, taking issue with CPI’s Pulitzer submission that depicts ABC News as a minor partner in a year-long coal-mining industry investigation instead of equal partners. HuffPost Network president Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to CPI’s executive director Bill Buzenberg affirming that ABC News was CPI’s partner in the investigation. He argued that reporters Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk made “significant contributions” without which CPI would not have won the Pulitzer. He added that while the prizes are only awarded to print organizations, he hoped the Pulitzer committee would recognize Ross and Mosk. Mediaite In the letter, Sherwood said Buzenberg “omitted the names of ABC News reporters and sought to parse and diminish their contributions, even though their bylines appropriately appear on four of the eight articles submitted by the Center to the committee.” Poynter In response, Buzenberg provided a point-by-point rebuttal saying CPI reporter Chris Hamby was the engine behind the story for months before ABC entered the investigation and in long stretches when ABC was working on other things. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media CPI and ABC News have shared recognition for the black lung benefits story in the past. In March, the Harvard Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting was awarded to Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Jim Morris and Chris Zubak-Skees of CPI and Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz of ABC News. Next month, the White House Correspondents’ Association will honor “The Center for Public Integrity, in partnership with ABC News.” On Wednesday, they received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Television news organizations are excluded from the Pulitzer Prizes, which honor newspaper and digital reporting.

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Meaghan Murphy Named Exec Editor of Good Housekeeping

Meaghan Murphy has been named the new executive editor of Good Housekeeping. Murphy comes to the magazine from Self, where she most recently served as deputy editor. She had been with Self since 2006.

The appointment marks Murphy’s return to Hearst. Prior to her time at Self, Murphy was a senior editor at Cosmo and a lifestyle editor at Lifetime magazine.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Meaghan to the Good Housekeeping team,” said Jane Francisco, Good Housekeeping’s editor, in a statement. “As we look to expand the GH footprint and introduce the next generation to our promise of curating the best of the best — Meaghan’s experience and excitement for all aspects of women’s lifestyle will help us build and inspire our audience with entertaining, compelling, useful and need-to-know editorial.”

Jane Francisco Named Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping

Jane Francisco has been named editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping. Francisco comes to the magazine from Chatelaine, a women’s lifestyle magazine in Canada. Francisco had served as its editor-in-chief since 2009. Prior to that, she served as Style at Home’s editor-in-chief.

“Jane is an incredibly versatile editor, leader and branding expert, with the experience and vision to build on the lively, friendly energy of the revamped Good Housekeeping,” said Hearst Magazines president, David Carey, in a statement.

Francisco is succeeding Rosemary Ellis, who — according to a release — is leaving Hearst to “pursue new opportunities.” “We thank Rosemary for the work she has done stewarding this brand, one of the most respected in the media industry,” said Carey.

Francisco first day at Good Housekeeping is December 2.

Cover Battle: New York or Good Housekeeping

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. The latest war is between New York and Good Housekeeping. New York went with a mashup of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer. If this were a real person, could you even imagine the number of scandals he’d be involved with? “Anthony Spitzer Punches Elderly Woman After Sending Her Sexts, Pays Her Son to Keep Quiet.” Even the Daily News and Post would get tired of covering it.

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Land $2 a Word at Good Housekeeping

Journos looking to land a byline at a major magazine, look no further. Ever since Good Housekeeping was first published in 1885, it has served as a trusted authority for women on everything from beauty to nutrition. To this day, it remains America’s largest women’s magazine, flanked by a readership of 21 million, a recent New York Times-bestselling book (7 Years Younger, which hit stands in January 2013) and the equally lofty reputation of the Good Housekeeping seal.

At the top of 2013, the mag underwent an extreme makeover, complete with an updated logo and content revamp. ”We did a lot of research, and we wanted to make sure we were keeping pace with our readers’ lives. We wanted to give them more fun in the magazine,” explained executive editor Janet Soroto.

And, with those recent changes, there are now multiple sections ripe for freelance pitching. For writers’ guidelines and editors’ contact info, read How To Pitch: Good Housekeeping.

Sherry Yuan

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