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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Hogan’

People StyleWatch Promotes, Vanity Fair Adds Online Editor

PeopleStyleWatchLogoAn intrepid FishbowlNY tipster alerted us about this last week. Today, it’s official, via the sharing of an internal People memo:

I am happy to announce the promotions of Leah Ginsburg to executive editor and Kristen Maxwell to deputy editor of People StyleWatch.

Since joining StyleWatch, Leah has seamlessly picked up the StyleWatch voice, produced new pages and overseen the monthly closes. In her new role, she will also be responsible for managing the writing and reporting teams, top editing, packaging stories and further developing integration across all sectors of the StyleWatch brand.

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Chris Rovzar Leaves Vanity Fair for Bloomberg

Chris Rovzar is leaving Vanity Fair to join Bloomberg. According to WWD, Rovzar is going to lead a vertical dedicated to luxury at Bloomberg.com.

Rovzar had been with VF since 2011, when he left his spot as a senior editor of New York’s Daily Intel to become the magazine’s digital editor. Rovzar will be starting at Bloomberg in a few weeks.

As for VF, Mike Hogan — who returned to the glossy in early October — is currently interviewing Rovzar’s replacement.

Vanity Fair Launches Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair, a magazine about Hollywood, has launched a new vertical. About Hollywood. “Vanity Fair’s Hollywood” debuted today, and unlike Vanity Fair, it… Okay, it’s the exact same thing as Vanity Fair.

Mike Hogan, digital director for the glossy, tried his best to provide a reason for the new site’s existence. “The idea was to grow VanityFair.com over the course of the next year, and so my suggestion was that we zero in on a few areas where we really have authority and we can win,” he told Capital New York.

Oh! Well that makes sense. And if a Vanityfair.com expansion is the goal, we have some suggestions for other verticals the magazine could try:

      • Vanity Fair’s Kate Middleton
      • Vanity Fair’s Maybe This Person Knew The Kennedys
      • Vanity Fair’s Pictures of People Looking at Pictures of Princess Diana

One-Time Gawker Recapper Richard Lawson Joins Vanity Fair

Forget the recent exit of the Vanity Fair Oscar party from the Sunset Tower. The real Hollywood VF moving and shaking these days is going on in the publication’s Tinseltown editorial ranks.

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As we recently reported, Katey Rich starts December 2 as digital Hollywood editor, based here in New York. When she begins her exciting new duties, she will additionally have at the west coast “bureau” helm former Gawker and The Atlantic Wire writer Richard Lawson. From today’s announcement:

“I couldn’t be more delighted that Richard is joining the team,” digital director Mike Hogan said. “Vanity Fair has always nurtured and celebrated original voices, and Richard’s is both unique and addictive — as the many people here who read him every day can attest. One of them described him as ‘H.L. Mencken if he read US Weekly,’ and I can’t really improve on that.”

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Readers Question Vanity Fair ‘Powers That Be’

It’s one of two lists put forth in the November issue of Vanity Fair under the annual heading of “The New Establishment.”

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The Powers That Be” ranks 25 “members of the power elite [who] demonstrate why they’re not going anywhere soon.” At press time, pretty much all readers who have taken the time to comment have a problem with the list, crowned by cover boy Jay Z and Beyoncé:

DentonFisk: Wow. What a dearth of talent! If this is the best the USA has to offer, we’re done. Most are celebrities for celebrity’s sake. These are the crypt keepers…

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Mike Hogan Returning to Vanity Fair

MikeHoganHeadshotHere’s our first suggestion for Mike Hogan, set to rejoin the VF fold as digital director after a couple of years with AOL and The Huffington Post (where he is currently executive culture and entertainment editor). Expand to other more universal reader comments platforms.

The general paucity of comments for VF blog items has a lot to do with the fact that the magazine requires readers to use a Conde Nast Digital account. Open it up to DISQUS and Facebook as well, we say. Hogan will report directly to Graydon Carter:

“I’m delighted that Mike is returning to Vanity Fair,” said Carter. “He was not only a gifted story editor at the magazine, he was instrumental in the creation of VF.com. I look forward to his future contributions to VF.com in collaboration with our very talented digital team, led by editor Chris Rovzar.”

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