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Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalist Sotloff Beheaded by ISIS | WaPo Publisher Out

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American Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Beheaded by ISIS (TVNewser)
Two weeks after James Foley was beheaded by ISIS, American journalist Steven Sotloff has reportedly been executed by the same group. FishbowlDC “This is something that the administration has obviously been watching very carefully since this threat against Mr. Sotloff’s life was originally made a few weeks ago,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest Tuesday afternoon. Earnest went on to say, “I’m not in a position to confirm the authenticity of that video or the reports at this point since I obviously just walked out here. If there is a video that has been released, it is something that will be analyzed very carefully by the U.S. government and our intelligence officials to determine its authenticity.” ABC News In a new video, which appeared online Tuesday, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, “I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing.” Later the video then cuts to the militant who says, “I’m back, Obama. I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State [ISIS].” Politico Sotloff, 31, grew up in Florida and was a freelance journalist, having worked for publications like Time magazine and Foreign Policy. He was taken hostage while reporting in Syria last year. WSJ The Islamic State video also showed a man identified as Briton David Cawthorne Haines. He is kneeling and wearing an orange jumpsuit as the militant threatens to kill him next. A U.S. official said there is no reason to believe the video isn’t authentic. USA Today The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that a video appearing to show the beheading of Sotloff is genuine.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox, Time Warner Issue Earnings | Coulson Charged With Perjury

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Fox, Time Warner Deliver Dueling Earnings Reports, Both Positive (NYT)
How dead is the Fox-Time Warner deal? So dead that Rupert Murdoch hopped on his company’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday to drive home the point that his giant media company, 21st Century Fox, really is walking away. The collapse of the deal, which would have been the biggest media merger in a decade, set the stage for a day of dueling earnings reports and analyst conference calls on Wednesday, as both Fox and Time Warner sought to reassure investors that they were going to be just fine without each other. Capital New York “This is our resolute decision, which is why we formally withdrew our acquisition offer,” Murdoch said, citing Time Warner’s decision not to negotiate, the response from Fox’s board of directors, along with Fox’s stock price, which Murdoch said is “severely undervalued.” Variety Film and cable programming gains powered 21st Century Fox to strong earnings and revenue gains in the fiscal fourth quarter, despite a big decline at the Fox network from the collapse of American Idol. Fox reported revenue of $8.42 billion, a 17 percent gain over the year-ago quarter powered by stronger contributions from the film division. Operating income climbed 17 percent to $1.77 billion. THR During the regular session Wednesday, shares of 21st Century Fox rose 3 percent and another 4 percent after the closing bell. Shares of Time Warner, meantime, were crushed because of the failed merger attempt, falling 13 percent in regular trading Wednesday. HuffPost / AP Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 10 percent on strong results from its HBO and Turner properties. New York-based Time Warner, which owns TV channels like HBO and TBS as well as Warner Bros. studios, said profit increased to $850 million, or 95 cents per share, from $771 million, or 81 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Germany Crashes WatchESPN | Publishing Sales Fall

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ESPN Live Stream Crashes During USA-Germany World Cup Match (Variety)
Many users across the U.S. were unable to access ESPN’s WatchESPN video-streaming service as the USA-Germany match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off at noon ET on Thursday. An ESPN rep said the sports programmer was “investigating some limited issues due to unprecedented demand.” WatchESPN viewership for the first half of the USA-Germany match peaked at more than 1.4 million concurrent viewers. Re/code For context: During the Winter Olympics, NBCUniversal reached a peak of 850,000 concurrent viewers when it streamed the U.S./Russia Hockey game. TVNewser CNN’s Lara Baldesarra, Fox News’ Bryan Llenas, CBS’ Elaine Quijano, ABC’s Paula Faris and NBC’s Natalie Morales covered the World Cup for their respective networks. Mediaite The media world, like the rest of the country, apparently stopped what it was doing to gather around televisions and watch the match. Capital New York ESPN, which is a U.S. rights-holder, held a viewing party at its Bristol, Conn. campus. At ESPN sister network ABC, ABC News staffers were invited to watch the game, and the network provided food and red, white and blue rocket pops. At CBS News, CBS This Morning executive producer Chris Licht brought in pizza, with the game playing on a big screen. At NBC News, the executive team was advised to order in lunch and give their teams a chance to watch the game too. CNN also had a pizza party for staffers while the game was on.

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InStyle Features Editor Jumps to Billboard

IsabelGonzalezWhitakerPicIsabel González Whitaker will start as deputy editor of Janice Min‘s newest magazine makeover project July 14. From today’s announcement:

“Throughout her career, Isabel has shown an impressive ability to create and manage dynamic, commercial content for print, online, mobile and video,” said Tony Gervino, editor-in-chief, Billboard. “Her reporting and editing background in fashion, beauty and culture, along with her relationships with leading writers, will help expand Billboard’s audience. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

Added González Whitaker: “The opportunity to join Tony and everyone at Billboard was simply too exciting to pass up. I can’t wait to get on board.”

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Instyle Names General Manager, IBT Adds Editor

A couple Revolving Door items to note this afteroon, involving Instyle and International Business Times. Details are below.

    • Instyle has named John Darby general manager of InStyle.com. Darby comes to the magazine from Streeteasy, a real estate site, where he served as VP of marketing. Prior to that Darby held marketing roles at DNA Info, The Knot and Hachette Filipacchi Media.
    • IBT has hired Michael Learmonth as global technology editor. He comes to IBT from Ad Age, where he served as deputy managing editor.

 

InStyle Makes Changes

InStyle has made a few changes to its digital editorial team. Below are the details.

  • Adrian Moreno has been promoted from senior manager of creative services to digital art director. Moreno has been with InStyle since 2011.
  • Nika Vagner joins as senior editor of social. Vagner most recently served as Entertainment Weekly’s social media manager.
  • Leah Abrahams has been upped to site producer. She had served as associate producer for the past two years.
  • Katie Donbavand joins as a full-time associate producer. Donbavand previously freelanced for InStyle and The Chicago Tribune.
  • Alexandra Pichert also joins as a full-time assistant photo editor. She previously freelanced for InStyle and prior to that, worked at Rolling Stone.

InStyle Sets March Ad Page Record

For fashion magazines, March is the second most important month, after September. Therefore Karin TracyInStyle’s relatively new publisher, should be pleased. InStyle’s upcoming issue — the first March installment under Tracy’s watch — featured the most ad pages for March in its 20 year history. Not a bad start.

InStyle’s March issue boasted 367 pages, up two percent from last year’s issue. The entire quarter has been good, too. It was InStyle’s biggest first quarter in six years, with a total of 574 pages.

If you know Tracy, buy her a drink of six.

Leslie Farrand Leaves New York for InStyle

Leslie Farrand is leaving New York after a decade to join Instyle as its associate publisher, advertising. WWD reports that the appointment will be effective January 2.

Ferrand joined New York in 2003, and most recently served as its executive director of print and integrated sales.

Ferrand will report to Instyle’s publisher, Karin Tracy.

Buying Everything Offered in Harper’s Bazaar Would Cost $438,000

As we mentioned this morning, magazines love to sell you products. The Huffington Post conducted some research into this by examining eight September issues of popular fashion magazines. HuffPost found that if you bought everything offered in the latest Harper’s Bazaar, you’d end up shelling out $438,018. So please don’t do that.

Magazines considered for the report included Cosmo, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, InStyle and Glamour. Here are some highlights:

Most Products Offered: InStyle, with 440 items

Fewest Products Offered: Vogue, with 59 items

Highest Average Cost of Products: Vogue, at an average of $4,375 a piece

Lowest Average Cost of Products: Cosmo, at an average of $157 a piece

InStyle Celebrates September Issue with Kittens

While Elle celebrated its historic September issue by having its publisher Kevin O’Malley appear on CNBC, InStyle got a bit more creative to show off its own record-setting issue: It brought out some kittens.

InStyle’s September issue is its biggest ever, clocking in at 716 pages. It’s so big that the magazine’s staffers decided to see what weighed more — the issue, or two kittens? The InStyle team said it was a tie, but really it’s three pounds for the issue and five pounds for the kittens.

Either way, there’s nothing the Internet loves more than cat videos, so we know you’re going to watch that video. No need to nitpick.

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