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Unlike, say, Conde Nast — who amidst the outcry over the closure of Domino may be wishing very much they had invested in their web properties prior to “seeing the religion” as a result of the financial collapse — Time Inc., as we mentioned yesterday, is doing fairly well online. They also have a whole batter of magazines that continue to sell — People is the nation’s top newsweekly. So plenty of folks in the media world had their eyes on how Time Inc. would react to Ron Burkle‘s Source Interlink’s decision to put a seven cent per-copy surcharge on all publications it delivers to retailers beginning next week! Turns out Time Inc. isn’t having it.
“Time Inc. has basically told Source to drop dead,” said one industry veteran… “I don’t think copies will be shipped next week,” said one publishing executive. “It is kind of like a labor dispute. There will be blood.”
Magazine people, reeling from the recession, are unsympathetic to the plight of the wholesalers, claiming they got into this mess by aggressively trying to gain market share in the distribution business.
- Jeff Zucker: One day in as NBC CEO, lashes out at YouTube. [FT]
- ‘Homophobic’ Snickers Super Bowl Ad: Scrapped after complaints. [WaPo]
- Liz Claman: CNBC’s anti-Maria Bartiromo. Marketwatch
- Brooklyn Senator: Proposes cell, iPod, Blackberry ban when crossing NYC streets. [Gothamist]
- NYO: Still prepping relaunch. [Eat The Press]
- Kate Stelter: Author of SocialiteRank.com? [Daily Intel]
The votes are in, and it appears Maria Bartiromo‘s “Money Honey” fears weren’t so irrational after all. Ladies and gentleman, your new “money honey”: Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick.
Some fun facts about Ms. Quick — she’s 34, a Wall Street Journal vet and Rutgers University grad (class of ’93, Poli-Sci major). Quick was even editor-in-chief of the Daily Targum, Rutgers’ student newspaper. She joined CNBC in 2001. She even has a fan site maintained by “fans of Becky Quick, and most of us have never even met her.”
But Quick wasn’t the only “money honey” candidate to garner praise. Some anonymous commentary:
- Sue Herrera: Dark smoldering eyes of a woman who knows how to watch her money!
So why did Maria Bartiromo trademark “money honey”?
Insider speculation via TVNewser:
“In the past six months, three things have developed that have made Maria very insecure.” And they are Sue Herera, Liz Claman and Erin Burnett. “Sue has the highest ratings of Business Day and does just as many public appearances as Maria but without the conflict. Liz has tied those top ratings, and landed a major interview with Warren Buffett (trumping Maria who had been trying to get him for quite some time). And Erin was basically dubbed the ‘New Money Honey’ by Newsweek in a recent article. In the meantime, Maria’s ratings are weak and have been for 3 years now, and she’s old news. Add the recent subterfuge she tried to pull off regarding the Citigroup flight, and she knows she’s in trouble. Enter ‘Money Honey’ coloring books.”