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Jay Carney to Join CNN as Political Commentator (FishbowlDC)
Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has joined CNN as a political commentator Washington bureau chief Sam Feist announced Wednesday. His first assignment was on the network’s coverage pertaining to President Barack Obama’s remarks on ISIS. TVNewser “I’m thrilled to be joining CNN at a time when there is so much happening in the nation and the world,” said Carney. “Jay’s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns,” said Feist. THR / The Live Feed Carney, who served as Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief before departing to the White House, resigned from his administration role on May 30. Within days, speculation swirled about which media role he would pursue — a book and a cable news job were both mentioned. On June 18, less than a month after leaving the White House, The Washington Post reported that CNN already had made “a fine offer” to Carney for a network role. Mediaite Carney’s new employer hardly comes as a surprise, as many expected him to join one of the three major cable networks after he stepped down from the podium in June — though his name was also bandied about for a position at Apple or a startup. Politico Carney said when he left the White House in May that he’d maintain a public presence in the media. He also signed with the Washington Speakers Bureau. Carney joins a long line of former White House press secretaries making the jump to cable: Robert Gibbs joined CNBC after leaving the White House, Dana Perino is currently a host on Fox News, and George Stephanopoulos is now an ABC News anchor.

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Macworld Folds, Most Staffers Laid Off

Well this is some unfortunate timing. One day after Apple announced two new iPhones and an incredibly ugly watch that no one needs, 9to5 Mac reports that Macworld magazine — which has covered Apple since 1984 — is folding.

Macworld.com will continue on, albeit with a smaller — and seemingly completely new — staff.

Many of Macworld’s veterans tweeted the sad news. Senior VP and editorial director Jason Snell announced he was out after 17 years. Dan Miller, editor of Macworld, said that he would be with the magazine for another month to “assist with the transition” to a digital-only product.

Dan Frakes, a senior editor who was also laid off, maybe put it best when he tweeted “If you’re looking for fantastic writers and editors, there are many available today. I’ve never worked with a more talented group of people.”

Reboot: PC World and Macworld Seek New SVP/GM

Are you PC or Mac? The correct answer is both. PC World and Macworld are looking for a new senior vice president/general manager to oversee their strategic planning and management of business development, audience development, product development, project management, e-commerce, online design and technology teams. Yep, this is a big gig.

If hired, you’ll work from PC World’s San Francisco office, and be responsible for online traffic growth, the planning and execution of continuous web site improvements, reader-revenue initiatives and new product launches. You’ll also be the go-to person for acquiring new business partnerships, managing workflow and, ultimately, ensuring that the company stays on top of its game.

To be considered, you must have at least 10 years of internet experience with P&L responsibilities related to product management and product development. You should also have a proven track record in building and launching successful internet products and services. Naturally, you’ll need to be a strong leader with plenty of management experience, and a true passion for technology and media. If you’re up for the challenge, apply here.

Turning Successful Tech Brands Into Ad Network Dollars: 4 Questions For IDG CEO Bob Carrigan

carrigan.jpgIt’s tough to be a media company these days. But IDG, a leading technology company with publications like PC World and Macworld and their related brands, as well as events and a vertical ad network, seems to have girded itself against the worst.

IDG’s CEO, Bob Carrigan, told FishbowlNY that although 2009 was a tough year, the company has big plans for growth over the next three years. “The tech media category is not immune to the recession and has been challenged by that,” he said. “But our three-year plan calls for growth.”

That growth includes the less than two-year-old ad network, the IDG TechNetwork, which offers ad space inventory from 250 Web sites to technology marketers. Carrigan says its “one of the most successful businesses we’ve launched in a long time.”

After the jump, we talk to Carrigan about his company’s business model, the ad network and his plans for the future.

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ASBPE Announces B2B Magazine Of The Year Finalists

asbpe.pngThe American Society of Business Publications has announced the 20 finalists for its two Magazine of the Year awards, to be presented during the organization’s National Editorial Conference next month.

In addition to the Magazine of the Year awards, the ASBPE will also present its first Journalism Matters Award to HSToday editor David Silverberg. The award honors a B2B journalist whose particular coverage resulted in “tangible change within government or industry,” the organization explained.

The finalists for the Magazine of the Year awards include American Medical News, CFO, Computerworld, Fortune Small Business, Spectrum, Lawn & Landscape, Macworld, PC World, Professional Builder and R&I in the 80,000+ circulation category and Architect, Associations Now, Automotive News, Chain Leader, Control, Exhibitor, Health Leaders, Information Security, Oregon Business, and The Scientist in the under-80,000 circ category.

The ASBPE will also be honoring 36 publications with National Azbee Awards of Excellence and 139 regional Azbees at its conference July 15 through July 17 in Washington, D.C. — the theme of which is “Thriving in a Challenging Economy and Evolving Digital Age.” A full list of honorees can be found at the ASBPE’s Web site.