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Morning Media Newsfeed: Obama Honors Foley | Afghanistan Expels NYT Reporter

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Obama: Foley Execution ‘Appalled’ the Entire World (TVNewser)
President Obama took the podium Wednesday in Martha’s Vineyard to speak about James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded by ISIS in a video released Tuesday. The United States Wednesday morning verified the authenticity of the video, which also shows another captive American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns that he will be next to die. FishbowlDC Obama said, “No just God would stand for what they did yesterday or every single day… People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future’s won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley.” ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and Al Jazeera America all broadcast Obama’s statement live. NYT Obama declared on Wednesday that the entire world was “appalled” by the videotaped beheading of Foley by Islamic militants, speaking as American warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes in Iraq and the State Department asked the Pentagon to send as many as 300 more American troops to Iraq for security. Mashable Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including Foley, but the troops did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday. The officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. HuffPost Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt condemned the murder of journalist Foley in a statement on Wednesday. His murder should be treated as a war crime, according to Pruitt. Foley went missing in Syria in 2012. He contributed to the GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse, among other media outlets. TVNewser CBS’s Clarissa Ward changed her profile picture, Fox News’s Conor Powell remembers him as “a great guy,” while Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, himself imprisoned in Egypt, says Foley’s murder “will spark a revolution against terrorists.” These are just some of the ways those who knew and worked alongside the intrepid journalist are remembering their colleague killed by ISIS militants.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalists Under Threat in MO | Broadcasters Aim at Aereo

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Ferguson Police Threaten Journalists (FishbowlNY)
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have once again clashed with reporters covering the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. One cop, who was being filmed by local radio journalist Mustafa Hussein, threatened to shoot if Hussein didn’t stop. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was also threatened by an officer who said “Get back! Or next time you’re gonna be the one maced.” Three other journalists – Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko, The Telegraph’s Rob Crilly and The Financial Times’ Neil Munshi — tweeted that they had been briefly arrested and then released. TVNewser Three more reporters were arrested in Ferguson overnight Sunday, with several more reporting being detained or threatened. FishbowlDC Last Wednesday, The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and HuffPost’s Ryan Reilly were arrested inside a McDonald’s and later released. The same night, tear gas was shot at an Al Jazeera America crew in Ferguson. TVNewser As the National Guard arrived in Ferguson, where the overnight curfew has been lifted, the broadcast and cable networks had set plans to continue coverage of the escalating violence there Monday. Brian Williams anchored Nightly News from Ferguson Monday night, and correspondents Ron Allen and Mark Potter reported from Ferguson. ABC News had Steve Osunsami and Alex Perez, CBS News sent Mark Strassmann and Vladimir Duthiers, and MSNBC deployed Hayes and MSNBC.com reporters Trymaine Lee and Amanda Sakuma. CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper were also in Ferguson, as well as Fox News’ Mike Tobin and Shepard Smith. PRNewser In the wake of the violence, the town of Ferguson has hired a PR firm, Common Ground Public Relations, for communications help. According to a rep from Common Ground, the firm is only handling the deluge of media requests that the city has been getting since protests began about a week ago.

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Hearst Names Men’s Group Exec Creative Director

HearstLogoHearst has named Alison DeBenedictis executive creative director, group marketing for Hearst Men’s Group. In this role, DeBenedictis will oversee all branded marketing content for Car and DriverEsquirePopular Mechanics and Road & Track.

DeBenedictis comes to Hearst from Amazon.com subsidiary Quidsi Inc., publisher of Casa.com, Look.com, BeautyBar.com, YoYo.com, AfterSchool.com and Bookworm.com. Prior to that she served as an art director for Condé Nast Media Group.

DeBenedictis’ appointment is effective immediately.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Rosie to The View | Amazon Woos Hachette Authors

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Rosie O’Donnell to The View (TMZ)
Rosie O’Donnell has made a deal with The View, sources say. The show is likely to make the announcement shortly. TVNewser In the wake of TMZ’s report, there is increased speculation that the new right-leaning panelist will come from the cable news ranks. Abby Huntsman, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle and Margaret Hoover, a CNN contributor, are being considered as co-hosts. Mediaite O’Donnell was famously one of the show’s co-hosts from 2006 to 2007. The TMZ report also says The View is actively seeking out conservative women to join the show. Sarah Palin put herself out there this week as a possibility. HuffPost O’Donnell left the show after a notorious on-air fight with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She has been a guest on the show since then. O’Donnell’s return is the first step in the show’s overhaul. The View has seen the exit of all of its co-hosts except Goldberg this season: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy recently announced their exits, and Barbara Walters retired in May. Variety ABC daytime execs are in the midst of a extensive search for new producers to take the reins of The View as the show prepares to replace most of its panelists for its 18th season.

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Redbook EIC Moves Over to Dr. Oz The Good Life

JillHerzigPicAlison Brower‘s decision to leave the Hearst fold and return to California is good news for Jill Herzig (pictured). Ahead of the full launch of Dr. Oz The Good Life this summer with the arrival of the August/September issue, she has been tapped to replace Brower as editor-in-chief.

From today’s announcement:

Herzig had been editor-in-chief of Redbook since 2010, where she introduced a new look and concept focusing on fun, affordable fashion, beauty and style. Prior to Redbook, Herzig was executive editor of Glamour, and previously, she served as special projects director of Self and executive editor of New Woman. Herzig started her career in women’s magazines at Cosmopolitan under Helen Gurley Brown.

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Anna Jones Named CEO of Hearst Magazines UK

Hearst has named Anna Jones the new CEO of Hearst Magazines UK. Jones most recently served as Hearst Magazine UK’s chief operating officer, a role she held since 2011. Prior to joining Hearst, Jones served as digital and strategy director at Hachette Filipacchi UK.

“Anna is a truly modern media executive,” Duncan Edwards, Hearst Magazine International’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “She understands what consumers want and knows how to help marketers achieve their goals. As CEO, she’ll increase the momentum of the last four years, during which this company has become the most advanced print and digital business in its sector.”

David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, said Hearst Magazines UK was “a vital part of our global portfolio,” and described Jones as “strategic and collaborative.”

Jones’ appointment is effective immediately. She reports to Edwards.

Hearst Launches New Healthcare Division

Hearst Corporation is known mostly for its magazines unit, which cranks out such popular titles as Esquire and Cosmopolitan. However, Hearst is a lot more than that. In fact, its latest move — creating a new healthcare division called Hearst Health — is partly to show just how much more.

Hearst Health is basically a streamlining/branding decision. Unifying the five healthcare companies Hearst owns a majority stake in will make things easier for the company when dealing with clients. It will also allow Hearst to stand out more in the healthcare industry.

“Hearst has been operating in the healthcare information industry since 1980,” explained Richard Malloch, president of Hearst Business Media, which oversees Hearst Health, in a statement. ”Our companies complement each other under their shared mission of putting vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Establishing the Hearst Health brand will elevate the awareness of what we do in the healthcare marketplace.”

Hearst Health includes the following companies: First Databank, Map of Medicine, Zynx Health, MCG and Homecare Homebase.

Hearst CEO Addresses the Troops

TN-490766_StevenSwartzDec08Steven Swartz, CEO of Hearst, has sent out a letter to staffers explaining what was successful in 2013, and how the company will navigate 2014. It’s the typical “state of the union” note that every CEO pens, filled with phrases like “growth strategy” and “core portfolio.” Still, it’s worth a read.

One section we found interesting is how Hearst is growing in the healthcare sector:

In December, we announced the acquisition of 85 percent of Homecare Homebase, a leader in the field of providing software, data and analytics to the fast-growing homecare and hospice industries. Homecare Homebase, founded and led by CEO April Anthony, becomes the fourth significant company in the Hearst healthcare portfolio, along with First Databank, Zynx Health and MCG. In its first full year under our ownership, MCG, led by President and CEO Jon Shreve, outperformed our optimistic expectations and finished the year with profits up more than 25 percent.

See below for Swartz’s full note.

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Mitchell Scherzer Named Trustee of Hearst Family Trust

Mitchell Scherzer GMitchell Scherzer, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hearst Corporation, has been elected a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust. The trustees have a variety of duties, including electing the corporation’s board of directors.

The trustees of the the Hearst Family Trust now include Scherzer, James Asher, David Barrett, Anissa Balson, Frank Bennack, John Conomikes, Lisa Hearst Hagerman, George Hearst III, William Hearst III, Gilbert Maurer, Mark Miller, Virginia Hearst Randt and Steven Swartz.

The Hearst Family Trust, established under the will of William Randolph Hearst, owns Hearst Corporation.

Hearst Names VP, National Sales and Key Accounts

hearst-magazine-logo-1Hearst has named Tom Kirwan vice president, national sales and key accounts, of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. In this new role, Kirwan will oversee the company’s top accounts. Hearst Magazines Digital Media includes 24 sites.

Kirwan comes to Hearst from People Digital, where he served as associate publisher, Style and Entertainment Group. Prior to that, Kirwan was national director, digital sales, for EW.com.

“Tom’s role mirrors what Hearst has done successfully for many years: organizing our sales and marketing talent in a way that’s seamless and easy for the advertising customer, allowing them to work efficiently and with maximum creativity to unlock potential and deliver results,” said Todd Haskell, senior vice president and chief revenue officer of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, in a statement.

Kirwan’s appointment is effective Decemeber 3.

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