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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.

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Good Housekeeping Gets a Revamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Housekeeping’s January 2013 issue (right) is much different than the previous, oh 100 years or so. The cover is new, the content is new and the logo is new. So, without being able to read the issue yet (a press release promises the new content will be fun, so that’s uh, good) what do you think?

We do like the overall approach. The cover is certainly more colorful and attention-grabbing than the previous version. We’re a little torn on the new logo though. But maybe this is why we write and leave the magazine designing to the professionals.

Good Housekeeping Makes Changes

Good Housekeeping has tapped a new editor and made two promotions. Elizabeth Roehrig is rejoining the magazine as lifestyle editor. Roehrig is a published author and previously worked as home editor at Ladies’ Home Journal. Roehrig worked at Good Housekeeping back in 2000, as an editorial assistant.

In addition, Melanie Rud has been promoted to associate beauty editor, and Caylin Harris has been promoted to assistant editor.

Roehrig joins Good Housekeeping August 13.

‘Cubes’ Takes a VIP Tour of Hearst Tower

In this episode of “Cubes,” we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hearst Tower, home to the likes of Esquire, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. The LEED-certified building contains an exclusive health club, a top-secret app lab, and a dining room that has hosted several U.S. presidents, among many other amazing features.

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