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Talking Media Headlines On The Menu WIth TVNewser’s Kevin Allocca


Today on the media- Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcome the latest editor of TVNewser Kevin Allocca to talk about the daily media headlines.

They discussed the recent news about e-mails sent by reporters to Gov. Mark Sanford during his disappearance and affair scandal, MTV‘s new web ads and ABC‘s interview with Joe Jackson and it’s low ratings.

“I think it shows how quickly the public reaches a saturation point,” host Jason Boog said. “Back when Princess Diana died in that tragic car accident, I think a traditional piece like this looking at old footage would have been gangbusters back then. But now people reach a saturation point so much faster because it just bombards you for a week straight after Michael’s death.”

Also discussed: Kevin’s interview with Al Roker about his new morning show on The Weather Channel, why ratings are so low for Sonia Sotomayor‘s confirmation hearings and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” shattering the midnight screening ticket sales record set last summer by “The Dark Knight.”

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Debut Novelist Hyatt Bass Hits Up The Menu


Today on the Morning Media Menu, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven are joined by author Hyatt Bass.

Bass and the boys talked about her debut novel “The Embers,” among other topics. Bass described her book as a story about “redemption and the triumph of family bonds.” The former filmmaker wrote the novel after her ideas didn’t seem to come together as a screenplay, she said.

But the book’s debut has been met with a little bit of drama: many guests invited to Bass’s book launch party earlier this week were turned away from the door of the ritzy private club where it was held due to the strict dress code. Bass told the story of her friend, poet Denver Butson, who was denied entrance because he was wearing sandals and an open collar. After running out a buying the cheapest pair of shoes and tie he could find, Butson returned to the party to find Oscar de la Renta offering a hand to his wife. “He’s very happy with his new purchases and the story that goes with it,” Bass laughed.

Other topics discussed include “The Catcher in the Rye” sequel saga, CNN‘s use of copyrighted video footage over the last few days and Gov. Mark Sanford‘s book deal.

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Thrillist Editor Bryant On The Menu: Talking Summer Movies And A 35-Hour Rental Car Rally


Today on the Morning Media Menu podcast, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven welcome Steve Bryant, the New York editor for Thrillist — a daily newsletter sharing “under-the-radar goodness” about eats, drinks, gear, travel, and entertainment.

The guys talked about disgraceful South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and his sorry Argentinian affair, Google as “digital vampire” and summer movies.

Bryant also gave some insight into his work at Thrillist and Rental Car Rally, an upcoming car rally over 36 hours. “Everyone dresses up in costume, it’s kind of like Halloween on wheels,” Bryant said. “And the grand prize is $1000 and a golden gas pump.” Winners are based on odometer readings and best costumes, he said.

The next rally will take place from New York to Detroit in August, Bryant said, admitting that he doesn’t even have a driver’s license. “This is sort of me living vicariously through my rally team.”

Tomorrow, tune in to the podcast live at 9 a.m. to hear FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst talk about the week’s media headlines.

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FishbowlLA: W‘s Gabe Doppelt is moving to Tina Brown‘s The Daily Beast‘s LA bureau. This is the first time Doppelt and Brown have worked together — Doppelt started her career as Brown’s assistant at Tatler and also worked as an editor at large at Brown’s Talk magazine.

New York Magazine: We were blown away by the in-depth reporting that went into Matthew Cole‘s account of New York Times reporter David Rohde‘s kidnapping and the measures taken to try to get him out.

wowOwow: “60 Minutes” contributor Lesley Stahl interviewed CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour about foreign reporting and the crisis in Iran. “If I’m kidnapped I want you, personally, to lead the charge and make sure people know about it,” Amanpour told Stahl, in response to the David Rohde kidnapping.

Vanity Fair: Matt Pressman examines why the public hates the media