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bloomberg media logoFishbowlDC: Mike Nizza is leaving Esquire for Bloomberg, where he’ll serve as exec editor of the forthcoming Bloomberg Politics site. Bloomberg’s plan to take over the world one website at a time has begun.

TVNewser: Megyn Kelly will not be fed “incoherent tripe.” All other types of tripe are acceptable.

AllFacebook: Attention anyone with a Windows Phone (yes, this is what you have, mom) — the Facebook app just got an overhaul.

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Tribune Gets New Name Ahead of Split (TVSpy)
Tribune Company began operating under a new, but similar, name Monday: Tribune Media Company. The rebranding came as the broadcasting and publishing divisions of the 167-year-old company split. TVNewser Tribune Media Company includes Tribune Broadcasting, WGN America, Tribune Studios, Tribune Digital Ventures and Tribune Real Estate. Variety The overhaul comes with a new logo and corporate website. Tribune has labored under the cloud of bankruptcy and plunging ad revenues for years, leading to its fissure into two companies. Tribune’s papers, which include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, will begin trading Tuesday as a new company, Tribune Publishing. It will be listed under the symbol TPUB on the New York Stock Exchange. It has been saddled with $350 million in debt and faces a cloudy future as revenues and readership of newspapers continue to decline. THR Tribune Media CEO Peter Liguori has said the separation will allow investors to put money into either the broadcast or print assets of Tribune, or both. The spinoff is mindful of the split of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and 21st Century Fox. USA Today Tribune’s shareholders receive a quarter of a share of Tribune Publishing’s common stock for each Tribune share they own. After years of management turmoil and dealing with heavy debt, Tribune, based in Chicago, emerged from a four-year bankruptcy process in early 2013 with the intent to focus on broadcasting. In July 2013, Tribune announced early plans to spin off the publishing unit that would operate on its own without affecting the financial performance of its other, more profitable businesses.

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New Yorker Music Critic To Join News Corp.’s iPad Paper

Sasha Frere-Jones is adding some digital work to his already busy agenda.  According to NYT.com’s David Carr, The New Yorker‘s music critic will become the culture editor of News Corp.’s yet-to-be released iPad newspaper, The Daily.  Frere-Jones’s hiring has not been officially announced, however it has been confirmed by sources working with The Daily.

Frere-Jones has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 2004.  He is best recognized for publishing “A Paler Shade of White,” a controversial column that addressed race in hip-hop and indie music.  New Yorker editor David Remnick said Frere-Jones’s move is not uncommon and he expects the music expert to continue to contribute to his magazine:

“People who write here do all sorts of things — books, other writing — so he can do what he wants as long as the work here doesn’t suffer.”

Frere-Jones is the latest addition a Daily team that already has acquired Viacom’s Greg Clayman to lead business operations.  Mike Nizza of AOL and The New York Times and former New York Post editor Jesse Angelo have also signed on with News Corp.’s project.

News. Corp plans to launch The Daily before the year is out.  Not much other information has been revealed about the new digital paper, however Rupert Murdoch is believed to be directly involved in the venture.

New York Times‘ Mike Nizza Moves to The Atlantic

nizzaleede.pngOne of the major forces behind the New York Times‘ impressive reinvention of itself online is decamping to The Atlantic. Mike Nizza, who currently writes the blog The Lede for the Times and for the seven years prior to that was Web producer there, will, according to a memo picked up the NYO, move to The Atlantic in a few weeks.

In a couple of weeks he’ll be taking a job with Atlantic Media, which publishes the Atlantic magazine and the National Journal. Mike will be a senior editor and will create and launch new Web sites and online features for the company.

The memo was penned by digital news editor, Jim Roberts, and may have one of the better closing lines we’ve ever come across.

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Patty Hearst Wins with Bitch at Westminster

The NY Times blog, The Lede, seems to think Patty Hearst, heiress/kidnap victim, has been sitting on her ass in Connecticut since she got out of that prison cell, only to re-emerge at the Westminister Kennel Club show. Mike Nizza thinks she ditched taco night at the sorority to join the SLA and completely ignores her real come-back–Serial Mom, directed by the immortal/immoral John Waters:

The bitch above is Kathleen Turner. The canine version, Diva (real name: Shann’s Legally Blonde) won a ribbon for Best of Opposite Sex in the French bulldog competition, the runner-up prize. Don’t know if she’s wearing white shoes.

(Nizza’s not really a reporter, but boy can he code!)