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New York Media Hires Chief Technology Officer

New York Media has named Larry Chevres has chief technology officer. He’ll start in the position November 7.

Chevres will oversee all technology for the company’s digital business, which includes the news and service Website nymag.com that recently topped 10 million monthly unique users.

Chevres is also in charge of the Grub Street network of food blogs; the entertainment and culture news site Vulture; and the mobile apps Vulture Clickables for iPhone, The Cut on the Runway and New York magazine for iPad, and nymag.com blogs for Android.

He will oversee a team of about 20 front end and back end application developers, quality assurance engineers, project managers and systems administrators and will report to Michael Silberman, General Manager for Digital Media.

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Mediabistro Course

Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!

New NYMag.com Feature Product Of New Media Deals

At last week’s Mediabistro Circus, Magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum and NYMag.com GM Michael Silberman discussed the kind of multi-platform deals that media companies are seeking out in order to be competitive. In today’s digital world, many of these deals involve new media concepts like video integration.

Now you can check out the fruit of a deal between Rosenbaum and Silberman: NYMag.com’s video player. The videos on the Web site include original content produced by staffers at New York magazine and its Web site, as well as videos snagged from other sources that would be of interest to NYMag.com visitors, like a clip of Jimmy Fallon interviewing Mark-Paul Gosselaar in character as Zack Morris or Jason Jones‘ “Daily Show” piece about The New York Times.

Our favorites are Tim Murphy‘s man on the street videos. Check out his clip about the opening of High Line. It’s definitely not substandard.

Are Magazines Like Top Chef The Future Of Journalism?

mbcircus3.jpgFishbowlNY managing editor Rebecca Fox moderated a panel this afternoon about integrated partnerships and multiplatform marketing and publicity deals in the media world. If you’re uncertain what kind of deals would fall under this umbrella, a good example is the partnership between Bravo‘s “Top Chef” reality cooking competition and food magazine Food & Wine.

Ellen Stone, Bravo’s SVP of marketing, told the Mediabistro Circus audience that the cable channel works closely with Food & Wine to promote both brands: Gail Simmons, who works for the magazine, appears on “Top Chef” as a judge, and the magazine, which is published by American Express Publishing, covers the show on its edit pages. The two are even working together to create a “Top Chef” magazine, Stone said.

Other panelists, Chuck Cordray and Tom Smith of Hearst Digital, Steve Rosenbaum, the CEO of Magnify.net, and NYMag.com GM Michael Silberman also discussed deals they have worked on recently and things they seek out in partners.

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Today Only! Discounted Tix To Mediabistro Circus

mbcircus.pngWe have ten discounted tickets for Mediabistro Circus only available for FishbowlNY readers!

Click here to register, use the promo code FBNY245 and score a ticket to the Circus for only $245. But don’t wait, because this offer expires at close of business May 28 or when tickets run out (and we only have ten), whichever comes first.

If you haven’t already picked up a ticket to the two-day conference, you are probably on the fence about whether there will be anything interesting there for you to see and learn. Well, there will be. Promise.

Mediabistro Circus will kick off Tuesday, June 2 with a presentation about self-promotion by Tim Ferriss, the author of the best seller “The 4-Hour Workweek.” In today’s difficult job climate, its more important than ever for journalists (employed or otherwise), freelance writers, bloggers and authors to use all the tools available to them to promote themselves and their work.

And if that doesn’t grab your attention, perhaps you will enjoy the panel called “Strange Bedfellows: The [New] Media Deal,” featuring Chuck Cordray and Tom Smith from Hearst‘s Digital Media side and NYmag.com‘s general manager Michael Silberman, moderated by FBNY managing editor Rebecca L. Fox.

And of course, on Wednesday afternoon there will be a performance by Cirque du Soleil.

If you want to take part in fun, its not too late, but you have to act fast. Register now!

What Will Magazines Look Like In The Future? MediaBistro.com Lets You Know!

mmags.jpgWhat will magazines look like in the future? Hell if we know. Good thing we know some lovely people who have the answers — and they’re even willing to share them with you, provided you get yourself to a Tribeca gallery on Wed., Sept. 10.

That’s right, it’s the MediaBistro.com Magazines of the Future panel, and you’re invited.

Panelists include:

Lynne D Johnson, Senior Editor/Community Director for FastCompany.com.

Michael Silberman, GM, NYMag.com

Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief, PC Magazine

Jay Woodruff, Editor in Chief, Maxim.com

Marvin Scott Jarrett, Editor in Chief, Nylon