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Entertainment Weekly Makes Changes [Updated]

Matt Bean, the relatively new editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly, has been busy dealing with staffing changes. According to the New York Post, Jeff Giles, deputy editor of EW and a seven-year veteran of the title, has departed to work on a book. EW’s executive editor Jason Adams, who had been with the magazine for 11 years, is also out.

Additions to EW include Neil Janowitz and Chris Rackliffe. Janowitz, formerly a web editor at SI.com, is now EW.com’s assistant managing editor.

Rackliffe, most recently with digital publisher Federated Media, has been named EW’s senior social media editor.

Update (3/3 8:45 am):
THR is reporting that EW also cut veteran music critic Nick Catucci and staff writer Annie Barrett.

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SI Adds Four

Here’s some more Sports Illustrated news for you. The magazine has added four new members to its team. Below are the details.

  • Greg Bedard joins SI as a senior writer. Bedard comes to the magazine from The Boston Globe, where he served as its national NFL columnist. He had been with the Globe since 2009.
  • Neil Janowitz has been named a senior editor at SI.com. Janowitz was most recently a senior editor at Fast Company. Prior to that he spent six years with ESPN the Magazine. 
  • Bradley Smith joins SI from The New York Times. Smith will be SI’s new director of photography. He had been the Times’ senior staff photo editor for the past 12 years.
  • Jenny Vrentas comes to SI from The Newark Star-Ledger. She will serve as a staff writer. Vrentas spent the past five years with the Star-Ledger, most recently serving as its New York Giants beat reporter.

Pop-Up Magazine and ESPN The Magazine Treat New York Right

Sorry for the image quality, we weren't technically allowed to take pictures. The risks we take for you!

Last night we had the pleasure of witnessing Pop-up Magazine’s first “live issue” in New York. The collaboration with ESPN The Magazine didn’t disappoint. We didn’t quite know what to expect when the lights went down in NYU’s Skirball Center for The Performing Arts, because, well, what the hell is a “live magazine?” Turns out, it’s a lot of fun.

The evening featured a slew of presenters, and each person performed an original piece for that night only. Much like a magazine, it began with shorter performances in the beginning, with longer pieces to follow.

The best part about the night was how each piece was so personalized. There was “Data,” by Neil Janowitz. The stage was completely dark, aside from a long beam of light. Then, from out of nowhere, Janowitz ran – in tiny shorts – and jumped across the beam. The reason? He was illustrating how long the world record for the long jump was.

“How-To,” by Alyssa Roenigk, was a short about the best way for fans to streak sporting events. For that, a man ran through the crowd in just a thong. Highlight or lowlight – you decide.

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