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Cover Battle: The New Yorker or The New York Times Magazine

Welcome back to FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This week we have The New Yorker versus The New York Times Magazine. The New Yorker went with a fantastic and realistic illustration of a skier. The only thing missing is a cast wrapped around at least one appendage.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Bloomberg LP Getting Earful of Worker Complaints, August 3
  2. Lolo Jones: Media ‘Ripped Me to Shreds’, August 8
  3. Mayor Bloomberg Gets Confrontational with WPIX Reporter Mary Murphy, August 7
  4. New York Native, Composing Great Marvin Hamlisch Succumbs to Short Illness, August 7
  5. Magazines Suffer a Brutal First Half, August 7
  6. Cover Battle: New York Times Magazine or The Economist, August 2

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Latest New York Times Magazine Cover is a Gem (left), November 9
  2. Time Warner Might Leave Manhattan, November 7
  3. The New York Times Offers Tips for Spelling Names Correctly, November 9
  4. WFAN’s Mike Francesa and Kim Jones Delve into Penn State Scandal, November 9
  5. How Sports Illustrated Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Digital, November 4
  6. Who Should Be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year? November 8
  7. Conde´Nast Editors Go Hollywood, November 8
  8. Insider: Metro Traffic VP/Operations Crys Quimby May Be Shown Door, November 6

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New York Times Magazine Apologizes for Amusing Typo About Obama’s Mother

Everyone makes mistakes. Here at FishbowlNY, it’s not our intention to pick on the tiny little errors that are only natural for journalists, particularly bloggers, who are often their own editors, copywriters, and photo-shoppers. But the New York Times has a few more resources than most, so every now and then we’ll call them out over their corrections.

This one, from the Times Magazine, is pretty entertaining (and, as Gawker called it, a Freudian slip?):

An article on Page 30, about President Obama‘s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, misstates the title of the book from which the article is adapted. It is “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother,” not “A Single Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother.”

New York Times’ Magazines See Double Digit Increase in Ad Revenue

Hugo Lindgren has gotten strong reviews for the newly designed New York Times Magazine across the board (with the possible exception of his decision to let Bill Keller write a column).

But even better than strong reviews? Making money! WWD reports that ad pages for the magazine group, including the Times’ Magazine and Sally Singer‘s T Magazine, were up 10.5% in the first quarter to 509 pages, a return to first-quarter 2009 levels.

Of course that’s nowhere near what they were in 2008, when the magazine had 858 pages in the first quarter. But let’s not get crazy. Things were real different back then.

Hopefully this will take some of the sting out of yesterday’s report that profits for the New York Times overall dropped 57%. We all need to heal.

Even More Changes for New York Times Magazine

Look, we have to be honest: we tried and tried to come up with a way to work a line from Tupac’s “Changes” into this post about more shifting at the New York Times Magazine, but we just couldn’t figure one out.

So instead, we’ll just tell you that Ben Zimmer announced the On Language column is disappearing, and Edith Zimmerman, editor behind The Hairpin, is being added as a columnist.

Zimmerman’s first column will appear in the March 6th issue. We’re hoping the first line is something like, “I see no changes, all I see is racist faces, misplaced hate makes disgrace to races.”

Adam Sternbergh Jumps To New York Times Magazine

Fire up your Peaches & Herb album because Hugo Lindgren and Adam Sternbergh are reunited and it feels so good.  That’s the latest news from The Observer which is reporting that Sternbergh has left his post as editor-at-large at New York magazine to fill the culture editor spot at Lindgren’s New York Times Magazine.  Lindgren and Sternbergh previously worked together at New York and were colleagues up until January 2010 when Lindgren left for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Lindgren, who was named editor at NYT magazine in September, is glad to have the opportunity to work with Sternbergh again:

Adam’s got really good, broad taste and a lot of enthusiasm for a wide range of cultural subjects. He has a great sense of humor and a light touch — just the kind of person you’d want to see in the office in the morning.

Sternbergh’s role in the culture section will be further defined once the magazine rolls out their redesign at the end of February.

Alex Star Switches Roles At The New York Times

Last week New York Times executive editor Bill Keller addressed the paper’s recent personnel losses and chalked them up to “the big-money offers come from a newer competitive set — HuffPo, Bloomberg, etc. — that are suddenly investing in, pardon the expression, content.”  Well, with the most recent job switch at the Gray Lady, at least Keller can say he didn’t outright lose an employee to another outfit.  According to The Observer, New York Times Magazine deputy editor Alex Star is moving over to the Book Review.

Star has worked at NYT Magazine since 2004 and developed The Boston Globe’s Ideas section earlier in his career.  Although he will be leaving his department, Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren spoke glowingly of Star and is optimistic for his future elsewhere at NYT:

He played an incredibly important role in the magazine in his six plus years.  With the changes that are happening at the magazine, Alex decided that the Book Review would be a better place for him. They are lucky to have him. He is a great analyst of manuscripts, and he is the best read person I have ever met.

Another Times Buyout: Magazine Editor Paul Tough

tough.jpgWe learned from a guild memo to New York Times staffers yesterday that 74 editorial staffers have taken the buyout offers provided by the company.

And now, The New York Observer reports that New York Times Magazine editor Paul Tough is among those who said goodbye to the Times yesterday. (Gawker has even more names.)

Tough joined the paper eight years ago, and was previously an editor at Harper’s and a reporter and producer for the public radio show “This American Life.” Like other Times buyout-takers, Tough is an author. He recently published Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America.

Times Magazine Editor Paul Tough Takes BuyoutNew York Observer

Previously: Times Staffers Prepare For Not So Merry Christmas

(Photo via Tough’s Web site)

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