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San Diego Media Shorten Balboa Park’s History

KPBS news editor Tom Fudge‘s last name takes on extra, emphatic meaning this morning. That’s because his outlet and several others in San Diego recently fudged the proper history of Balboa Park.

Contrary to reports by KPBS, a local FOX affiliate and others, 2015 is not the upcoming centenary of the city’s beautiful Balboa Park. From Fudge’s account of his meeting by the lily pond with Horticultural Committee of the Friends of Balboa Park member Nancy Carol Carter:

“Balboa Park was actually founded in 1868,” said Carter. “So it has 47 years of history before the [1915] exposition.”

During those 47 years it wasn’t called Balboa Park. It was called City Park. It had 1,400 acres and not much else. There was an ammunition dump. There was a pound for stray animals.

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New Bosses At Interview, Weather Channel & Current TV

interview.pngAlthough they have nothing to do with each other, we noticed that there have been lots of appointments to the top spot at a handful of media organizations over the last few days. Is something in the air?

Interview magazine, which was at the center of some controversy at publisher Brant Publications earlier this year, seems to finally have established a powerful editorial team. The New York Times reports today that BlackBook founder Evanly Schindler has been named president of the magazine, while editor Stephen Mooallem, has been promoted to editor-in-chief. Former creative director Karl Templer, who left Interview earlier this year, is returning, and he will report to Fabien Baron, the editorial director who left and then returned last month.

Earlier today, Broadcasting & Cable reported that the Weather Channel is getting a new CEO. The company, which had been searching for a chief for months, named former AOL Media Networks head Michael Kelly to its top spot.

And on Friday, our colleagues at BayNewser revealed that former MTV Networks president Mark Rosenthal had been picked to lead Current Media, the parent company of Current TV and current.com.

There have been some big changes in the media world, and we can probably expect more to come as companies look for new solutions and fresh blood to tackle problems brought on by the economy. And as more executives and top talent get cut from cost-cutting companies, the pool of available people who can run a media organization is growing.

Related: The Drama At Brant

Michael Kelly Award Finalists Announced

mkaward09.pngThe Atlantic Media company has announced the finalists for the 2009 Michael Kelly award. The award was created by Atlantic chairman David Bradley in honor Michael Kelly who had held positions as editor of both The Atlantic and National Journal and was killed in 2003 while covering the war in Iraq.

The prize awards “a journalist whose work exemplifies the fearless pursuit and expression of truth that animated Kelly’s own career.” The finalists this year include reporters from the Seattle Times, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Vanity Fair. Full release and further details after the jump.

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