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Natalie Morales Joins Latina Magazine As Columnist

Natalie Morales, one of the Today show hosts, will contribute a monthly column to Latina titled “Modern Mami,” which will focus on the difficulties facing Latina mothers. The magazine’s Editorial Director, Galina Espinoza, sees the addition of Morales as a big boost for not only the print publication, but the overall company:

To be able to have someone of Natalie’s stature sharing her personal stories both in the pages of Latina and online at latina.com further solidifies the position of Latina Media Ventures as the leading media company for acculturated Latinas.

Morales’ debut will be in the February issue, available to the public on January 11th.

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Feminist Press Honors Huffington|Mother Jones Focuses On Climate Change|More On The Vanity Fair Layoffs|Latina‘s Special Mexico Issue Brings In Ads

GalleyCat: Arianna Huffington was among the women honored by the Feminist Press at its 39th Annual Women Write the World Gala last night.

BayNewser: Mother Jones is gathering a group of publications to work collectively to report on climate change. The group may eventually include Slate, Grist, The Atlantic, Wired, ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Gawker/The Awl: Where was Graydon Carter during yesterday’s Vanity Fair layoffs? Could he possibly have been on a private jet to Bermuda? And more dirt on the VF cuts: more than 80 percent of those let go were women.

Folio: Latina magazine’s Mexico-themed special issue drew the attention of advertisers like Sephora, resulting in a 6 percent increase in additional revenue for the issue.

TMZ’s Will Lee Joins Bonnie Fuller|Thomson Reuters’ Digital Strategy|Glass Confirms End of Showtime Show|Wintour Looks Happy During Fashion Week|Sotomayor The Cover Model

FishbowlLA: HollywoodLife.com editor-in-chief Bonnie Fuller has named TMZ.com‘s former New York bureau chief Will Lee executive editor.

WebNewser: Thomson ReutersAlisa Bowen discussed her company’s digital strategy at this week’s Think Mobile event.

New York Times: Following up on our report yesterday, Brian Stelter reports that “This American Life” host Ira Glass is calling an end to the show’s Showtime series after two seasons, although he says he wouldn’t mind working with the cable network on a special project or short series.

Gawker: A gallery of Anna Wintour photos from New York Fashion Week. And she actually looks happy!

WWD: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will grace the cover of Latina magazine’s December issue.

Former Glamour Reporter Velasquez Picked To Lead Latino News Site

Shirley_Headshot2.jpgMy Latino Voice, a Web site focused on Latino news and culture, has named Shirley Velasquez editor-in-chief.

Velasquez is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a senior reporter at Glamour magazine since 2003. During her time at the Condé Nast pub, Velasquez worked on a number of influential pieces including on story that required her to go undercover as an undocumented factory worker.

She also made news in 2006 over a controversial Q&A with Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai, solidifying her reputation as a probing reporter not afraid to ask tough questions or delve into challenging topics — like the poor treatment of women in Afghanistan — even though she worked for a magazine that is considered by many to be merely about fashion.

Throughout her career, Velasquez has also worked for CNN, Ellegirl, Publisher’s Weekly, Latina, Ms. Magazine, InStyle and The South China Morning Post.

“There are so many inspiring and dramatic stories about Latinos that remain untold,” Velasquez said. “My Latino Voice publishes stories that take a 360 degree look at the lives of Latinos in America in a way that nobody else is doing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

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Related: Latina Magazine Reclaims Wise Latina Phrase

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Latina Magazine Reclaims “Wise Latina” Phrase With Commemorative Shirts

wise latina.jpgFor better or worse, the term “Wise Latina” entered our vernacular during Sonia Sotomayor‘s Supreme Court confirmation hearings earlier this summer.

The phrase — originally uttered by Sotomayor to inspire other Latinas — was taken out of context and turned into something that could be easily mocked. Now, Latina magazine and its editor-in-chief Mimi Valdes-Ryan want to take back “Wise Latina.”

Valdes-Ryan came up with the idea for the magazine’s Wise Latina t-shirts after Latina‘s creative director Florian Bachleda voiced outrage over the use of term during the confirmation hearings, she told FishbowlNY recently. When she proposed the idea of commemorative shirts, her staff clapped and cheered.

“We just wanted to make sure that that phrase was not looked upon negatively,” she said. “We wanted to make sure that our audience could take it and feel empowered by it.”

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LA Mag Names New Publisher

Los Angeles Magazine has a new publisher: Amy Saralegui. Emmis Publishing just announced Saralegui’s new gig which brings her over from another Emmis publication, Texas Monthly. She replaces outgoing LA Mag publisher Alan Klein who left for Angeleno.

At Texas Monthly, Saralegui served as advertising director since 2003 and was in charge of overseeing the magazine’s Dallas, Houston and Austin sales offices and development. Prior to that post, she was associate and interim publisher of Latina < magazine and director of retail marketing for Polo Ralph Lauren.

In the release, Saralegui said, “Los Angeles is a dominant brand in one of the most dynamic media markets. It has continued growth potential, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the magazine’s sister publications.”

In case you were wondering, those include Tu Ciudad Los Angeles and Orange Coast magazines.

- CHRIS GARDNER