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Condé Nast Launches Digital Video Network

Condé Nast doesn’t want you to just read GQ and Glamour; it wants you to watch them too. To accomplish that goal, the publisher has launched a customizable digital video network, featuring mini-movies from the two brands. At GQ’s site, visitors will find behind-the-scenes moments from “the women of GQ” photo shoots, a video featuring Rocco Dispirito and much more. Glamour’s site provides editorially-influenced videos as well.

GQ and Glamour are the first of many Condé magazines to get the video treatment. It’s a smart move by Condé, because if the fact that everyone alive has made a Harlem Shake video proves anything, it proves that people love watching video. No matter what it is.

And now for statements from the editors.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. NRA President Attacks The Journal News, Gawker, for Publishing Gun Owners’ Information, January 10

2. Top New York Times Editors Prepare for Shakeup, January 11

3. Chris Christie Upset About His Time Cover, January 14

4. Cover Battle: GQ or Time, January 10

5. Layoffs Hit Reuters, January 15

6. Rupert Murdoch is Puzzled by Women’s Fall, Assumes She’s Poor and Abusing Welfare, January 16

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Cover Battle: GQ or Time

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This round pits GQ against Time. GQ, for its “Sexiest Women of The 21st Century” feature, put Beyonce on its cover. There is probably nothing we can say about this photograph that won’t sound 100 percent pervy, but here’s what we came up with: Are those pockets on her shorts? Hmm… Still seems pervy.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Layoffs Hit Conde’ Nast, October 11
  2. GQ Profiles Jeremy Lin, Makes Knicks Fans Cry, October 17
  3. The Conde’ Cuts are (Hopefully) Over, October 12
  4. Cover Battle: Popular Mechanics or The New York Times Magazine, October 11
  5. New York Times Writer Incurs the Wrath of Public Editor for Sexist Material, October 11
  6. New York Times Suspends Andrew Goldman for Twitter Remark, October 17

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Layoffs Hit Condé Nast

We figured layoffs were coming when Condé Nast asked their titles to make budget cutbacks, and now they’re starting to happen.

There have been several cuts across a few Condé Nast titles. The New York Post reports eight staffers from Self and Susan Portnoy, vice president of corporate communications for the past seven years, were cut.

Additionally, Logan Hill from GQ was let go. “Budget cuts got me,” tweeted Hill. “Loved my colleagues at GQ and the magazine, but now I’m a freelance writer.”

There are also expected to be cuts at Glamour and Fairchild Fashion Media.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Mike Francesa and WBLS Are Marconi Award Winners, September 21
  2. Sue Simmons (left) in First Interview Since Leaving WNBC: ‘I Cried Every Day,‘ September 26
  3. Cover Battle: GQ or Complex, September 20
  4. Sandra Lee is Launching a Magazine, September 26
  5. Vogue Issues Fantastic Correction, September 25
  6. Michael Moynihan Joins Newsweek/The Daily Beast, September 26

 

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Here is Why It’s Difficult to Defend Tina Brown and Newsweek, September 17
  2. USA Today Says Its Logo is ‘Cool,‘ September 14
  3. The New USA Today is Here, September 14
  4. Quartz to Launch Sept. 24, September 19
  5. Cover Battle: GQ or Complex, September 22
  6. Cablevision Customers Not Blacked Out From Giants Thursday Nighter, September 19

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Cover Battle: GQ or Complex

Welcome back to FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have GQ versus Complex. GQ features Denzel Washington looking like the most perfect man in the world as always. We would pay top dollar just to stand next to him. We would also gladly die after doing that, because really, how can you top standing near Washington? You can’t.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Horrible, Terrible, Bad Celtic Rajon Rondo Joins GQ as Intern, September 7
  2. O Magazine Announces Three New Hires, September 11
  3. Cover Battle: Architectural Digest or Time Style and Design, September 6
  4. New York Times Makes Right Call With No Front Page Coverage of 9/11, September 11
  5. Time Adds Social Media Editor, September 12
  6. Cover Battle: Rolling Stone or New York, September 13
  7. Nipples on New Yorker Cartoon Prompt a Facebook Ban, September 11

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Horrible, Terrible, Bad Celtic Rajon Rondo Joins GQ as Intern

Rajon Rondo — the horrible, terrible, bad, evil point guard for the vile Boston Celtics — has a new gig as a fashion intern for GQ.

Rondo will be working closely with Jim Moore, GQ’s creative director, during his time at the magazine. He will also attend fashion shows with GQ’s editors and then write about the events for the glossy’s website.

“I love the set-up so far and I’m having fun,” Rondo said in a statement. “I’m still a rookie at this; I’m humble. Anything GQ needs me to do — getting coffee — I’ll do.”

Maybe GQ could have Rondo not torch the Knicks almost every single time they play the Celtics? How about that? Maybe Rondo could stop making our point guards — who are now collectively 321 years old — look like idiots? We think that’s a good place to start. Just in case GQ’s editors needed any help.

 

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