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FishbowlNY Editor Amanda Ernst Joins This Morning’s Menu

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It was an all-blog morning as GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst to the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast.

Amanda spoke about the Audit Bureau of Circulation’s semi-annual report due out on Monday and what it might mean for the magazine industry. She also discussed one magazine that is expected to post positive numbers in the upcoming report, Saveur and her recent interview with the epicurean magazine’s publisher Merri Lee Kingsly. Saveur is leaving its competitors in the dust by approaching ad sales in a new and different way, motivated by Kingsly’s unconventional approach, Amanda explained.

Also discussed: Sen. Edward Kennedy‘s upcoming memoir and how it will fare against Dan Brown‘s much-hyped new release and A&E‘s acquisition yesterday of Lifetime.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Ted Kennedy’s Speech at the 2008 DNC

Our colleague Matt Van Hoven at AgencySpy caught this. The historic speech made by Senator Kennedy at the DNC last year was exactly one year, to the date before he passed.

Ted Kennedy Dead at 77

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Senator Ted Kennedy died last night after a battle with brain cancer. He was 77 years old.

The LA Times obit is here. The NY Times is here.

Our colleagues Jason Boog at GalleyCat and Matt Van Hoven at AgencySpy interviewed Politico.com staff writer Michael Calderone on Blog Talk Radio about Kennedy’s death. Listen here.

There is a lot to say about the Senator; his family, his values, his convictions. Our favorite tribute and perhaps how we all would want to be remembered is from Karl Frisch, a senior fellow at Media Matters, minutes after the news of Kennedy’s death was announced wrote on Twitter, “I met Ted Kennedy as a young conservative at 17 on the Hill. The only Senator who took a min to chat when I recognized him on the street.”

Rest in peace, Senator.

On The Menu: Thomas Pynchon, Condé Nast And The Future Of Ad Sales

mmm_2-3.gifFishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst spent some time this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, talking about today’s media news with hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven.

On the docket today, The New York Observer‘s story today about Condé Nast and the steps it’s taking to survive the recession, and a report that advertising dollars are not significantly migrating from television to online video.

Talk about those stories led to a discussion about advertising in magazines and TV. Amanda pointed out that many magazine publishers are stumped about what the future will require, with some claiming that their approaches, which include maintaining low rate bases or cutting ad prices, are the future of the industry. Matt said advertisers and ad buyers are just as stumped. Print and TV ads no longer create the same measurable return on investment that they once did. Conversely, Web ads can definitively show whether or not a user clicked through. Is that the future of media advertising? Listen in to the show to hear Amanda and Matt’s conclusions.

Also discussed: Jason’s recent work raising questions over whether reclusive author Thomas Pynchon was the narrator of his book trailer– a story The Wall Street Journal picked up on and confirmed after Jason brought it to light on GalleyCat.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Hacks Defeat Flacks In Guitar Hero Showdown

hnf1.jpgThe hacks managed to pull out a Guitar Hero win at last night’s Hacks ‘n Flacks party at Artica Bar. Our win was, in large part, due to the amazing GH stylings of AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven, and no thanks to FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst, who was crushed by PRNewser‘s Joe Ciarallo during the first round of the competition.

The bar was jammed with journalists and publicists mingling, drinking and enjoying the sounds of Aerosmith-themed Guitar Hero — despite the occasional video booing when players couldn’t complete a round.

One hack and one flack — the high scorers on each side after several rounds of play — scored two free passes each to Mediabistro’s media panel on Thursday.

Thanks to everyone who came out, and a very special thanks to those who bravely attempted to play Guitar Hero. We know it wasn’t easy, especially with everyone staring at your butt!

Check out more pictures from the night after the jump.

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Adweek‘s Morrissey Talks Declining Ad Revenue On The Menu: “Is This Cyclical Or Structural?”

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Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Adweek digital editor Brian Morrissey, who talked about the work he does for the Adweek Web site aggregating blogs written by members of the industry.

Morrissey also spoke about the news that advertising is down and will most likely be down for years to come. “The big question for advertisers is…is this a cyclical thing or is this a structural thing?” Morrissey said. “If it’s a cyclical thing, advertising will be rebounding…and it might be a little worse than something the industry has been through before but it will rebound…But advertising might become a smaller piece of the economic pie. And that’s a bigger deal, because that’s a structural change.”

Also discussed: advertising in China, Michael Phelps‘ new post-marijuana allegations ad for Subway and The Washington Post‘s salon scandal.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Politico’s Michael Calderone Is On The Menu Talking About WaPo Salons And Palin

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Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven were joined by Politico.com blogger Michael Calderone who discussed the story his Web site broke about The Washington Post‘s planned off the record salons.

“There is such a huge disconnect between what the marketing side and the newsroom are saying it’s almost unbelievable,” Calderone said about the salons, which came to the media’s attention on Thursday thanks to a flyer distributed by the marketing department of the paper. “Putting out a flyer basically boasting about how you can have an off the record sit down with all these individuals should have immediately raised a red flag.”

However, Calderone admitted that news organizations are looking for alternative streams of revenue like conferences and events that attendees have to pay to take part in. “It’s understandable that the Post or other news organizations would want to do this,” he said. “The key difference, at least according to some media watchers and professors that I spoke to in the last couple days, is whether there is any benefit to the news organization and then in turn any benefit to readers. And the issue with the Washington Post salons, at least according to this flyer, was that they were going to be off the record. So there really is no ostensible benefit to readers.”

Calderone also weighed in on Sarah Palin‘s announcement Friday that she is resigning from her post as governor of Alaska. He said the decision reflects on Palin’s “incredible ambition.”

“Ever since being picked by McCain she has become a huge national figure and since the election she hasn’t really slowed down in traveling around the country and speaking at various events,” he said. “What this really would allow her to do is free her up so she can finish the book that she’s already contracted to write, she can do paid speeches, she can do fundraising and basically take on that national role without the obligation that she still had back in Alaska.”

You can listen to the Morning Media Menu live at 9 a.m. and all day long at www.blogtalkradio.com/mediabistro.

Debut Novelist Hyatt Bass Hits Up The Menu

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Today on the mediabistro.com 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.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

ABC News’ Rick Klein Checks In To The Menu

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ABC News senior political reporter Rick Klein joined the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu today, talking about the week’s big political headlines with GalleyCat’s Jason Boog and AgencySpy’s Matt Van Hoven.

Today’s political topics included Al Franken‘s new Senate seat and the new Vanity Fair profile of former VP candidate Sarah Palin.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Journalist And Author Alyssa Katz Talks Real Estate On The Menu

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy’s Matt Van Hoven welcome Alyssa Katz, freelance journalist and author of the new book “Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us.”

Her book talks about the housing bubble and the mortgage mess, but today she talked about how many main stream journalists missed the building drama. “No one else at the time was connecting these mass foreclosures in Ohio to this booming market in mortgage securities on Wall Street,” she said.

Now the places in the country that are doing the worst — still — are inland California, Florida and the Cleveland area, Katz said. “I think we have to look very closely about what’s happening in Washington and what isn’t happening there,” she said. “Right now why some areas are being hit so hard is that we’re in a zero sum scheme. Basically its the lenders and the financial institutions that finance them and the lenders on the other side. And anything that is done without direct government money to help homeowners means that the banks lose. And as you know our banking system is in very precarious.”

Also discussed: author Alice Hoffman‘s dispute with a book reviewer on Twitter (a follow-up from yesterday’s discussion) and OK! magazine paying $500,000 for Michael Jackson‘s last photos.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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