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It’s Apple Tablet Day On The Menu

mmm_2-3.gifDespite Apple’s denials, everyone in the entire (media) world seems resigned to the fact that today’s big announcement will be a tablet device reveal.

So naturally, today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast was all atwitter with tablet news and gossip, as host Jason Boog of GalleyCat was joined by FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst and eBookNewser editor Craig Teicher.

The group discussed the excitement that’s been brewing for the tablet’s release and cautioned against magazine and newspaper publishers hoping the new device will help save the industry. McGraw-Hill‘s CEO may have confirmed the tablet’s existence last night, and The New York Times had more details yesterday, but you just never know what Steve Jobs will unveil today — and how it will shake out in the industry over the next few months.

Also discussed: Newsday‘s pay wall disappointment.

Follow all of today’s breaking Apple news on eBookNewser.

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

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

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Editor & Publisher: The Financial Times makes a number of staff appointments.

AdAge: Nielsen will combine TV and online ratings.

New York Times: Former BusinessWeek publisher McGraw-Hill today posted increased earnings for the fourth quarter.

The Business Insider: Reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos are getting color coded.

MediaPost: In search of another source of revenue, The Wall Street Journal is launching a travel agency this week.

FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: New York Media’s Biggest Business Decisions

4 times square.jpgNew York is home to some of the biggest media companies in the country, like Condé Nast, The New York Times Co., News Corp., Hearst and Time Warner, just to name a few.

This year, those companies were imperiled, struggling to survive like many other companies around the world. But as print media disputed declarations that its days were numbered, these once-great companies that made their money from print pubs were fighting hard to keep their heads above water. In order to do that they made some decisions — like bringing in new investors, closing publications and selling them off. It was in no way a big year for media deals, but there were a few. Below, our list of the biggest business stories to come out of the New York media world this year.

Bloomberg LP Buys BusinessWeek

After seeking a buyer for BusinessWeek for most of the fall, publisher McGraw-Hill finally cut a deal with Bloomberg LP, which snapped up the magazine in October. The result? Bloomberg BusinessWeek, a new vision of the mag that has a new editor and a smaller staff.

After the jump, Carlos Slim invests in the Times, classical music and the Comcast-NBCU deal.

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FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: The Year’s Biggest Moves In Media

door.jpgThis year — full of flux and uncertainty about where the media is heading — has resulted in a vast number of job changes and departures across all matter of media companies and publications. In almost every field of journalism, big names have either been fired, promoted, retired, or simply moved on to more lucrative positions. Here, we take a look back at the biggest industry shakeups of 2009.

The Biggest Move in Magazines: Stephen Adler leaving BusinessWeek.
When editor Stephen Adler announced his departure from BusinessWeek this October following the magazine’s sale to Bloomberg LP, he wasn’t just making a statement, he was starting a trend. Soon he was followed by some of his former colleagues, like John Byrne and BusinessWeek‘s president Keith Fox, who decided to stay with magazine’s original parent, McGraw-Hill. (Not to mention all of those who involuntarily left the pub not long after.) It takes a lot of chutzpah to up and quit your editor gig in the middle of this turbulent media landscape, it takes even more to get your coworkers to come with you. Fortunately for Adler, he’s already landed another gig at Thomson Reuters.

Runners Up: Time.com managing editor Josh Tyrangiel comes on board as editor at Businessweek; Marie Claire‘s publisher Susan Plagemann joins Vogue; Nancy Berger Cardone of shuttered Gourmet takes Plagemann’s spot at Marie Claire; Janice Min leaves Us Weekly; Mariette DiChristina becomes Scientific American‘s first female editor-in-chief.

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BusinessWeek Casualties Use Social Network To Keep In Touch

bloombergbw.jpgAt last night’s mediabistro.com “Social Media and the Customer: Focus on Community Management” panel, former BusinessWeek community editor Shirley Brady revealed that she and veteran reporter Steve Baker had “set up a private Ning network to keep people in the loop” while the magazine was in the midst of being sold by its owner McGraw-Hill, according to our sister blog PRNewser.

Both Brady and Baker were among the 130 people let go from BusinessWeek after Bloomberg LP acquired the pub in October. But the network they set up remains, and ex-staffers now use it stay in touch.

Baker told PRNewser that the group now has several hundred members, mostly made up of BusinessWeek alums.

Read more: BusinessWeek Staffers Used Ning To Communicate During Acquisition –PRNewser

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Bloomberg Names New BusinessWeek President

bloombergbw.jpgIt’s been a roller coaster for BusinessWeek since Bloomberg LP bought it in October. After a slew of layoffs and high level voluntary departures, the new Bloomberg BusinessWeek has finally hit newsstands and now the magazine has a new president.

Today, Bloomberg announced the appointment of Paul Bascobert as president of the new Bloomberg BusinessWeek, replacing Keith Fox, who announced in October that he would be staying at former BusinessWeek publisher McGraw-Hill after the magazine moved to its new owner.

Bascobert joins the magazine from News Corp.-owned Dow Jones & Co., where he was chief marketing officer for the company’s Consumer Media Group. He’s had a unique path for a media executive, starting his career as an engineer at car manufacturer GM, and moving on to work in operations, sales and marketing for a number of companies before joining Dow Jones in 2006.

“Within Dow Jones, Paul is known as a collaborative manager who has driven growth across multiple platforms and business units while controlling expenses,” said Norman Pearlstine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek‘s chairman. “His impressive accomplishments coupled with his vision make him Bloomberg BusinessWeek‘s ideal leader.”

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Previously: BusinessWeek Prez Steps Down From May, Stays On At McGraw-Hill

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John Byrne Watch Continues: C-Change

john_byrne_185x250.jpgLast week we all stayed extra late before our little Thanksgiving break to write about the sudden (but not totally unexpected) departure of John Byrne from BusinessWeek. Even though the company had produced a memo saying that the editor wouldn’t be leaving after Bloomberg LP took over for publisher McGraw-Hill, Keith Kelly and some others had their doubts. And they were right!

On Tuesday, Byrne announced he was leaving his company for an entirely new media venture, and today we (sort of) know what it is. Well, we have a name for it. And a blog.

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BusinessWeek Prez Steps Down From Mag, Stays On At McGraw-Hill

Keith_Fox.jpgWe made it through almost a whole week without any other higher-ups dipping out of BusinessWeek now that it’s been bought by Bloomberg LP. But nothing good lasts forever, especially not in the world of business magazines, and today BusinessWeek president Keith Fox announced he is stepping down from his position.

Unlike the other staffers who have jumped ship since news about the sale broke mid-October, Fox will be staying on with the magazine’s former publisher, McGraw-Hill.

Fox’s official statement about his departure, after the jump.

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Former Microsoft, Evri Exec To Lead Public Media’s Corporate Sponsorship Firm

moss.jpgNational Public Media, the corporate sponsorship firm for NPR, PBS and Boston-based WGBH, named Stephen Moss its president and chief executive officer yesterday.

It’s a perfect time to announce the change, as NPR is coming off its pledge week and CEO Vivian Schiller just last week proclaimed that her organization had the tools to survive the recession that’s bogged down the media industry.

Moss, a former technology executive with a background in print media, joins NPM from the web technology company Evri, where he served as vice president of business development. Prior to that, Moss worked for Microsoft as VP of sales, and general manager of Bill Gates-owned Corbis. While there, he helped launch the MSN video service. Moss also previously worked as CEO of Internet ad network DoubleClick Media.

Moss started his career in advertising sales at McGraw-Hill‘s magazine publishing division, and he went on to lead sales divisions for Thompson Financial‘s American Banker and BusinessWeek in Asia. He also worked on the agency side at Seavex Limited, working with clients like BusinessWeek and CNN.

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PRNewser: Former FishbowlDC founding editor Garrett Graff, now the editor of the Washingtonian, talks about working in PR and then making the jump to journalism.

All Things Digital: Today, Mcgraw-Hill told investors that its sale of BusinessWeek netted the company $5.9 million after taxes.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Ralph D. Crowley, Jr., who is looking to buy the Worcester Telegram & Gazette from The New York Times Co., says negotiations might be wrapped up in two weeks.

New York Times: A closer look at Comcast‘s bid for a majority stake in NBC Universal.

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