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Facebook Teams With Storyful to Launch FB Newswire for Journalists, Media Outlets (AllFacebook)
Facebook has become a virtual newsroom of sorts, with a recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project finding that three out of 10 U.S. adults get at least some news while on Facebook and 78 percent of Facebook users see news while navigating the site. Now, the social network is aiming to become an invaluable resource for journalists and media organizations, announcing that it teamed up with social content discovery outfit Storyful to launch FB Newswire. TechCrunch FB Newswire promises to offer journalists a repository of verified, real-time content for use in covering breaking news stories. Storyful’s purpose was to verify news sources from social sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and the FB Newsroom version of its tech continues that mission, with the aim of making Facebook a more useful resource for journalists and news publications. GigaOM Storyful was acquired by News Corp. in December for $25 million. FB Newswire will highlight content that has been posted by users and media entities who are reporting on breaking news events around the world, and comes complete with an easy-to-use “embed” function. Mashable The agency will use an algorithm to find popular and breaking news stories on Facebook in categories like sports, entertainment, tech and politics. Facebook is also releasing a Twitter handle for the service, called @FBNewswire, along with the feed. Poynter / MediaWire The company recently hired Liz Heron from The Wall Street Journal to facilitate partnerships between Facebook and news organizations. The FB Newswire page will be publicly accessible but is “100 percent” aimed at journalists, Facebook director of news and global media partnerships Andy Mitchell said. “The format on the page will feel like a wire,” he said.

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Meredith to Fold Ladies’ Home Journal [Updated]

Another magazine is biting the dust: Meredith is folding Ladies’ Home Journal.

Ladies’ Home Journal hasn’t been doing well lately. The cracks started to appear in 2012, when it announced an odd plan to have a majority of its content created by readers. On the business side, things haven’t been any better. Ad pages have been on the decline for years, and were down 22 percent during the first quarter of this year.

Even though the signs were all there, this is still unfortunate. You might not think Ladies’ Home Journal was that important, but consider this: It had been around since 1883. It’s sad to see such a long-lasting magazine disappear.

We’ve reached out to Meredith for comment, and we’ll update when we hear back.

Update (1:22 pm):
Just heard back from Meredith. The company plans to continue publishing LHJ, but reduce it to a quarterly, newsstand-only publication.

Update (3:40 pm):
35 staffers have been cut as a result of the decision to decrease LHJ’s publication frequency. Hang in there everyone.

Sally Field on the Joys of Her New York Apartment

In support of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sally Field is on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. With her three sons now fully grown, she’s relishing the freer rhythms of her personal life.

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Field recently traded a large Malibu estate for a smaller home in LA and second apartment in New York. In the Q&A with former Parade EIC Janice Kaplan, she extols the virtues of that east coast abode:

“It’s an old prewar apartment with a view of the Empire State Building and the new World Trade Center tower, so it feels very New York to me. It just invites reinvention. I get to see all the opera and theater that I want and still it’s not enough. There’s so much to do that sometimes I just say, ‘Okay, Field, you have to stop for two nights and just read your book!’”

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Amy Poehler Blitz Continues with Ladies’ Home Journal Cover

January: The Golden Globes. February: The upcoming, first guest spot on Late Night with Seth Meyers. March: Lingering across newsstands as the cover-story feature for Ladies’ Home Journal. All in all, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler is putting together one heck of a 2014 media Q1, with still plenty of Q1 to go.

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As an added bonus for Mediabistro readers, the March article to go along with the cover – titled “Poehler Power” – was written by none other than the very busy and successful freelance feature writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner. She was once our director of education.

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Storied British Journalist Jeffrey Blyth Passes Away at Age 87

JeffreyBlythJeffrey Blyth came over to New York from England as chief U.S. correspondent for The Daily Mail in 1957. A decade later, he began a long association with another UK newspaper, the Press Gazette, as a weekly columnist. But it all started rather inauspiciously:

Originally because it was feared the Mail might object, he contributed anonymously – or in the beginning using his wife’s byline.

His wife Myrna was working at the time for Family Circle. She would go on to become a longtime editor of Ladies Home Journal and founder of More magazine.

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Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ Are Most Accurate Magazines

Grammarly, a proofreading service, surveyed the “top” women’s and men’s magazines and found that Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ featured the most grammatically correct content.

Overall, the men’s magazines had less (fewer!) mistakes on average (.9 mistakes per 100 words) than the women’s (1.4 mistakes per 100 words).

Please note that this post scored an 86 out of 100 via the site’s “Grammar Check” tool. We strive for excellence.

The full graphic is below.

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Land $2 Per Word at Ladies’ Home Journal

Freelancers can land a cool $2 a word with a successful pitch to Ladies’ Home Journal. The mag underwent a redesign for the digital age in March of 2012, incorporating much more reader input in its editorial content. Though editors mostly assign stories to their stable of freelancers, many of them started out with a pitch.

“We welcome pitches because we’re always looking for new [writers],” said Lorraine Glennon, senior books and articles editor.

To go along with the redesign, editorial content has shifted towards first person stories, like “The Divorced Mom’s Guide to Online Dating” which told the story of a newly divorced mother of two who decides to venture into the online dating world.

So, how can you land a byline in this newsstand staple? Get all the details and editors’ contact info in How To Pitch: Ladies’ Home Journal. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Land $2 Per Word at Ladies’ Home Journal

Freelancers can land a cool $2 a word with a successful pitch to Ladies’ Home Journal. The mag underwent a redesign for the digital age in March of 2012, incorporating much more reader input in its editorial content. Though editors mostly assign stories to their stable of freelancers, many of them started out with a pitch.

“We welcome pitches because we’re always looking for new [writers],” said Lorraine Glennon, senior books and articles editor.

To go along with the redesign, editorial content has shifted towards first person stories, like “The Divorced Mom’s Guide to Online Dating” which told the story of a newly divorced mother of two who decides to venture into the online dating world.

So, how can you land a byline in this newsstand staple? Get all the details and editors’ contact info in How To Pitch: Ladies’ Home Journal. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Editor-in-Chief Diane Salvatore Out at Prevention

After a two-year run, editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore is gone from Prevention magazine. An anonymous tipster has informed FishbowlNY that Salvatore has been fired from the Rodale-owned company. No other information is available.

Before arriving at Prevention, Salvatore was editor-in-chief at Ladies’ Home Journal. She also held down the title of director of editorial operations at the Hearst Magazine Division.

Early in her career, Salvatore had the good fortune of learning under the legendary Helen Gurley Brown, as a articles/books assistant at Cosmopolitian in the 1980s. Brown died August 13 at age 90.

Salvatore, a local product, studied at New York University, before moving on to Penn State.

Photo credit: zimbio.com

Ladies’ Home Journal Names Associate Publisher/Sales

Faith Gingold has been named associate publisher/sales for Ladies’ Home Journal. Gingold most recently worked as eastern advertising director of Southern Living. Prior to that she worked at Time Inc.’s Health under the same title for six years.

The role is a new one at Ladies’ Home Journal. By taking the position, Gingold will be responsible for boosting the ad sales for all of Ladies’ Home Journal’s platforms.

Gingold’s appointment is effective September 11.

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