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AP Editor Reminds: Prince is Still Cooler Than You

ARTOFFICIALAGECoverTo go along with a Paisely Park exclusive, AP global entertainment and lifestyles editor Nekesa Mumbi Moody has shared a journalist’s what-we-learned sidebar. She notes that Prince is an excellent ping pong player, no fan of plastic utensils and also – at age 56 – a guy who can still pull this off:

Prince is still cooler than you: He’s the only person who can pull off wearing a shirt with his image — and look epic doing it.

Moody hung out at the entertainer’s Chanhassen compound ahead of tomorrow’s release of Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum (with 3rdeyegirl). Prince is definitely now partying like it’s 2014, back with Warner Bros. and in full ownership of his music catalog.

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AP Finds Its Next Film Writers

Jake Coyle was already with the Associated Press and will remain based in New York.
Jessica Herndon comes from People magazine and calls LA home.

It’s the perfect, practical way for AP to blanket the busy east coast/west coast Hollywood press junket churn. From today’s announcement:

“We are excited to have two dynamic writers and reporters covering the film industry to break news about the movies while providing useful, relevant film reviews,” said Nekesa Mumbi Moody, the AP’s entertainment and lifestyles editor.

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Nekesa Mumbi Moody Named AP Global Entertainment and Lifestyles Editor

Nekesa Mumbi Moody has been named the Associated Press’ new global entertainment and lifestyles editor. Moody has been an AP editor since 1998. She joined as an intern and since has worked her way up, most recently serving as music editor, since 2000.

“Nekesa is one of the top reporters in source development and breaking entertainment news,” said Lou Ferrara, the AP’s managing editor for entertainment and sports. ”She is a leader who will drive AP entertainment and lifestyles forward to provide top-tier coverage.”

Moody will oversee staffers based in New York, London, Hong Kong, Nashville and Los Angeles.

AP Names Nekesa Mumbi Moody Global Entertainment and Lifestye Editor

Nekesa Mumbi Moody just earned herself a nice promotion. After 12 years as the Associated Press’ music editor, she has just been named the news service’s global entertainment and lifestyle editor. Moody will oversee coverage in New York, London, Hong Kong, Nashville and Los Angeles.

“Nekesa is one of the top reporters in source development and breaking entertainment news. She is a leader who will drive AP entertainment and lifestyles forward to provide top-tier coverage,” AP managing editor for entertainment and sports Lou Ferrara said in a release.

Moody has been with the AP her whole career. She worked her way up the chain after starting as an intern at the Albany, N.Y. bureau.

USC Annenberg Announces 2011 Getty Arts Journalism Fellows

USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism announced the recipients of this year’s Getty Arts Journalism Fellowhips this week. The winners are all fellowship alumni and will combine  efforts on a pop-up newsroom called Engine29. Fellows will publish work on Engine29.org during the week of Nov. 4 to 13–corresponding with the arrival of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 exhibit. Annenberg already experimented with the pop-up newsroom model earlier this year, with its Engine28 project to cover the blizzard of theater festivals that arrived in Los Angeles this summer.

Los Angeles freelancer Ariel Swartley and LA Times pop music critic Randall Roberts are LA’s representatives to the Engine29 team.

Update: Duh, GOOD’s Alissa Walker is from LA too. Sorry we missed you Alissa.

Full list of fellows after the jump.

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