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Morning Media Newsfeed: Major Changes Hit Condé Nast | MTP May Oust Gregory

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Major Executive Changes at Condé Nast (FishbowlNY)
Big changes have just hit Condé Nast. Editorial director Tom Wallace and COO and CFO John Bellando are both leaving the company, while David Geithner — a former veteran of Time Inc. — is joining as CFO. Capital New York Wallace, who had previously served as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler, had been editorial director since 2005, helping to craft a consistent brand across the company’s many glossies and its many special editions. WWD / Memo Pad Several other major management changes were revealed, including the expansion of responsibilities of Robert A. Sauerberg Jr., president of Condé Nast. According to a memo, Sauerberg “will assume a leading role in all revenue generation activities, including taking direct responsibility for the Condé Nast Media Group, as well as brand revenue growth.” This will expand his areas of responsibility beyond the management of digital, technology, consumer marketing, business development, corporate administration and Condé Nast Entertainment. THR Bellando joined the company’s executive ranks in 1999. Geithner had spent more than two decades at Time Inc. prior to the appointment at Condé Nast. Most recently, Geithner served as the EVP and president of Time Inc.’s Entertainment Group, and exited the company earlier this year as part of the reorganization prior to the spinoff of the publisher from Time Warner. Time Inc. chairman and CEO Joe Ripp announced Geithner’s departure in a memo on Feb. 4, singling out his contributions to People, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle. WSJ The changes come as Condé Nast, a unit of Advance Publications Inc., is pushing to capture more digital related advertising dollars. Earlier this month, Condé Nast launched a new online video hub called The Scene, intended to serve as a home for all its video channels, including original programming such as The Single Life and Strictly Ballet.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: SI Scores LeBron James Scoop | The View Considers Cupp

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LeBron James Announces Cleveland Return Via Sports Illustrated (FishbowlNY)
Everyone in the sporting world — and many others outside of it — were awaiting word on where LeBron James would play next season, and Sports Illustrated got the scoop Friday. In an article by James (as told to SI’s Lee Jenkins), James explained his reasons for returning to Cleveland to play for the Cavs. LostRemote After the story went up, James posted on Instagram a photo of himself with the caption “I’m Coming Home.” #GoodforLebron and #Cleveland also started trending on Twitter quickly. TVSpy Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO reported the news at 12:25 p.m. Friday, just after James’ announcement was posted to SI.com. “The newsroom is abuzz right now,” Paul Orlousky said. The station remained in coverage through the 1 p.m. hour. PRNewser Jenkins reportedly helped James write the essay Thursday night, and the mag didn’t let any of its advertisers know about what will almost surely be the biggest traffic driver in recent history. HuffPost “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” James told Jenkins. “I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” James, an Akron, Ohio native, was selected by the Cavs with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. After reaching the NBA Finals just once in those seven seasons, James infamously announced that he would be joining the Miami Heat in July 2010 during a televised interview dubbed “The Decision.” Both James’ choice of team and his choice of venue for the announcement led to a virulent backlash in Ohio that included fans burning his jersey and a public repudiation from Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Golden Globes Awarded | NowThis News Expands | McCain Gets New Show

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Golden Globes 2014: 12 Years, Hustle, Blanchett Among Top Winners (LA Times / Movies Now)
12 Years A Slave went into the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with seven nominations but was passed over again and again. That is, until the last award of the evening, and arguably the best of them all. The harrowing portrayal of slavery in America took home the prize for best drama of 2013. The film’s director, Steve McQueen, seemed surprised by the win. “Little bit in shock,” said the British filmmaker, clutching the award. “I wasn’t expecting it.” But the evening’s biggest victor was David O. Russell’s Abscam-inspired comedy, American Hustle. NYT The two female stars of American Hustle, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, both picked up acting awards. Lawrence beat out Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years A Slave, who was viewed as the leading contender, in the supporting actress category. USA Today Leonardo DiCaprio won for best actor in a musical/comedy for his hedonistic stockbroker in The Wolf of Wall Street. When accepting his award, DiCaprio took the time to honor the greats, including fellow nominee Bruce Dern of Nebraska. The Guardian / TV & Radio Blog One of the few genuinely shocking wins at the 2014 Golden Globes was the triumph of cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the best comedy series category. Having only last week aired its twelfth episode on Fox, the win — alongside a Globe for its lead actor, Andy Samberg — may have almost single-handedly saved the show from cancellation. Variety What might go down in history as the pregnant-pause, followed-by-being-played-off Golden Globe Awards proved a curiously awkward affair, even by the standards of an awards showcase with a reputation for looseness and unpredictability. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reprised their role as hosts, but the duo failed to produce more than sporadic moments of mirth, in a show where honorary-award recipient Woody Allen looked prescient, in hindsight, by staying home. NYT It was a gender-bending Golden Globes, or at least, the hosts made an effort to celebrate gender equality. Fey and Poehler tried hard, and sometimes too hard, to top their first hosting job last year. It didn’t work so well when they aimed to be like the guys and go blue — their jokes about prosthetic penises fell flat. Deadline Hollywood First Mia Farrow tweeted she was turning off the Golden Globes on NBC when they went to the Allen tribute. Then her son and upcoming MSNBC host Ronan Farrow lashed out against his mother’s former longtime companion, also on Twitter: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute — did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?” THR / Golden Globes E!’s pre-Golden Globes show was under fire Sunday evening after the network put up a questionable “fun fact” for nominee Michael J. Fox as stars made their way down the red carpet. The “fun fact” that was displayed said: “Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.”

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Meghan McCain is Getting Her Own TV Show For You to Hate

By our own estimates, very few people enjoy Meghan McCain. So we’re sure all the haters aren’t going to be happy when they hear there’s about to be more of her going around. According to Lost Remote, McCain is getting her own TV show, titled Raising McCain.

Four things you should note before blasting McCain and/or McCain’s show:

1) Raising McCain will air on Pivot, a new cable channel launching this summer, so there’s a good chance you’ll never even see it.

2) McCain described Raising McCain as “Meet the Press meets Jackass,” which makes the idea of her getting a show go from f*cking stupid to absolutely f*cking stupid.

3) McCain also said that she’s doing Raising McCain because “We’re told… that young people can’t have news because we’re just tweeting all the time, and that’s just bullshit.”

4) “Can’t have news” doesn’t really mean anything, so don’t bother wasting your time trying to figure out what the hell McCain is talking about.

Okay, now you can go ahead and let your hate for McCain and her new show run rampant.

Time Magazine’s 2010 Person Of The Year Panel Discussion: Of Bond Villains And Being Bamboozled

Last night, Time magazine presented a panel discussion on the candidates for its upcoming Person of the Year issue, due on newsstands December 15th. This year’s panel, moderated by the magazine’s managing editor, Richard Stengel [pictured above, far left], included Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and wife of Person of the Year candidate Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf; Democratic campaign worker and political consultant Joe Trippi; Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of geographic and local services; musician, producer and one-time hopeful for Haiti’s presidency Wyclef Jean (Jean said he was “bamboozled” out of running); and blogger and author Meghan McCain.

Among the topics discussed by the panelists were their top picks for the annual honor. McCain selected members of the Tea Party and was interested in seeing how those running on an “anti-Washington platform” would eventually fare in Washington, as well as Glenn Beck. Jean picked the people of Haiti for their resilience in the face of recent earthquakes and an outbreak of cholera, as well as for their ability to show how technology can help bring different parts of the globe together for a common cause. Khan lamented that she couldn’t pick Time itself for its recent thought-provoking cover story on Islamophobia in the United States. Her picks, in order, were Mayor Michael Bloomberg, her husband, and Jon Stewart, who nominated as a candidate alongside Stephen Colbert. Trippi, in keeping with his background in politics, selected Nancy Pelosi as his number one pick, followed by the Tea Party members. Mayer, drawing on her own interest in tech, selected either Steve Jobs of the smartphone for their continued impact. She also recounted how Time‘s 1982 Person of the Year pick (then dubbed “Man of the Year”), the personal computer, marked her very first encounter with that type of technology.

The discussion took an interesting turn when candidates were asked to defend one another’s choices (most were not exactly game), and then asked to select their “Bad Guy of the Year.” Khan selected Beck for his stance on immigration and religion, opining that his views went against “the American ethos.” Trippi colorfully referred to the iPod and iPad as “slingshots for Goliath, and McCain felt that Australian Julian Assange‘s decision to reveal military information through his WikiLeaks site was “un-American” and likened him to a Bond villain.

Readers Weigh In On Time‘s Person Of The Year

Tonight, Time magazine is hosting a panel discussion on their 2010 Person of the Year with guests Wyclef Jean, Marissa Mayer, Daisy Khan, Meghan McCain and Joe Trippi. (We’ll be covering the event tonight, so make sure to keep an eye on FishbowlNY’s Twitter account for coverage, WiFi access permitting.) In anticipation, the magazine is asking its readers to weigh in on their readers’ choice poll, ranking each of the 25 candidates for Person of the Year on a scale of 0 to 100, from least to most influential.

This year’s candidates include newsmakers like the Chilean miners, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and — a person we knew quite well this time last year — The Unemployed American. Readers also have the option of “Liking” each of the candidates and can sign up to be notified of the winning person when he or she (or they) is announced on December 15th.

Additionally, Time is asking readers to gather together through social networking site Meetup in order to discuss, in person, their choices for Person of the Year, including local people who have made in an impact in their respective communities and report back with photos and highlights from their meetings.

A full list of this year’s candidates appears after the

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V Magazine Saves Its Plus-Sized Issue With Actual Plus-Sized Models

vv.jpgTwo weeks ago, we were openly critical of Terry Richardson‘s photo shoot of “plus-sized” models for V magazine‘s Size Issue, saying that the skinny plus-sized model in the “Who Wears It Better” spread just proved that “even the term ‘plus-size’ doesn’t really apply to most women in America.”

Well, we spoke too soon. V has released more photos from its size issue, and this new crop of five models incorporate sexiness into a larger frame, something that’s rarely been done with success in the fashion world.

But will the issue drive sales? Here’s at least one: Meghan McCain wrote on her Twitter yesterday, “As a plus sized girl myself, I appreciate a magazine showing that sexy women aren’t just size 0′s. I am def buying this issue of V Magazine.” And there has been an outpouring of well-wishes from the likes of Jezebel and Just Jared, two not-necessarily-fashion-mag-friendly blogs.

So does this count as a coup against fashion’s skinny regime? Not necessarily. Much like the Glamour‘s spread last year, some critics have pointed out that “plus-sized” automatically means “mostly naked” to fashion photographers, and it’s true that the V spread did incorporate nude/topless photos into its shoot. Then again, isn’t fashion 90 percent about what you’re not wearing? From Calvin Klein to Annie Leibovitz, the fashion world has always been saturated with a controversial stance of objectifying women’s bodies. Incorporating models who more accurately represent the sizes of American women doesn’t change that, it just helps us to redefine “sexy.” And it’s about time we did.

More pictures from the upcoming issue of V, after the jump.

Read More: V Magazine Preview –Models.com

It Wouldnt Be a ‘Size’ Issue If the Plus-Size Models Weren’t Naked –NYMag.com

V Gives The World A Plus-Size Shoot Not Afraid To Flaunt Its Curves — Jezebel

Curves Ahead In V Magazine — Just Jared

Previously: V Magazine Navigates Minefield Of Plus-Sized Models

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Huffington On HuffPost’s “Impact” Vertical: “This Has Been A Passion Of Mine For Many Years”

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Last week, The Huffington Post launched a new socially conscious vertical, HuffPost Impact. The new section of the online pub, launched in partnership with Causecast.org, features cause-related news and opinion, with many stories including a call to action that connects readers to ways to donate time or money.

For example, during its launch week, HuffPost featured a story on its homepage about Monique Zimmerman-Stein, “a mother who shares a rare genetic disorder with her children that causes blindness.” Rising medical bills forced Monique to sacrifice her own sight to save her daughters’. Huffington Post readers responded to the call to donate to the family, and the site raised over $30,000 in a matter of days.

“This has been a passion of mine for many years,” HuffPost editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington told FishbowlNY in an interview yesterday. “Back when I was living in Washington in the early ’90s I pitched the idea of creating a CSPAN3 because I thought we needed to have a 24/7 outlet to cover what is happen in communities, that can cover nonprofits and people giving money. At the time it wasn’t clear the that the Internet was going to be the place where people would get their news 24 hours a day.”

Huffington has extended this idea of 24/7 cause-related news to HuffPost, where anyone looking to donate to a cause — or simply learn more about it — can search the site any time of day. AllforGood.org, which claims Huffington as a board member, is helping power cause searching on the section.

More of our interview with Huffington, after the jump

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Meghan McCain|Publicist Poll|Dubow Returns To Gannett|Robinson Visits Boston|NBCU Improves Earnings

WebNewser: Meghan McCain fights back against comments about her breasts in a Twitter pic with a column on The Daily Beast.

PRNewser: Interesting poll: Which Tactic Did You Employ the Last Time You Released Big News? 48 percent say “Posted on a wire and pitched the release.”

The New York Times: Craig Dubow has returned to lead Gannett, after taking a four-month break following back surgery.

Boston Globe: New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson visited Boston yesterday, thanking employees of The Boston Globe for helping to improve the financial status of the paper, making it possible for the company to maintain ownership of it.

All Things Digital: NBC Universal showed some improvement over previous quarters when owner General Electric reported its third quarter results earlier today. This should make Comcast investors happy.

What’s Next In Blogs: 4 Questions For “Bloggers On The Bus” Author Eric Boehlert

boehlert.jpgNewspapers are dying, magazines are closing and more journalists are finding themselves without paying gigs every day. Everyone is wondering: what does the future hold for the media? We brought the questions to the front lines, asking leaders in the field to tell us: what’s next?

This week, we decided to talk blogs with author Eric Boehlert. Set against the backdrop of the 2008 presidential election, Boehlert’s new book, “Bloggers On The Bus — How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press,” discusses how the liberal blogosphere affects political candidates and campaigns. He told us about how the relationship between newspapers and blogs are changing with the death of newspapers and what conservative bloggers have to do to keep up with successful liberal blogs like the Huffington Post.

FBNY: What do you think about the relationship between traditional media and blogs?

Eric Boehlert: I think it’s painful to see the newspapers in a downward spiral because I think blogs do the best when they augment the traditional press. The blogosphere sort of lives alongside traditional media and helps fill in the gaps. Blogs help keep the press accountable and raise issues that the traditional media is overlooking or forgetting. They can be a watchdog while having their own original content and analysis. It makes me nervous when people say we don’t need newspapers. In a perfect world, newspapers and blogs would live alongside each other.

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