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Cover Big Apple Trends for NYMag.com

While cavorting around the city, it’s a good idea to keep an eye and ear out for the most up and coming trends. Whether its fashion, culture, news, entertainment, sports, or politics, NYMag.com has a blog for it. A good pitch to one of their editors not only can land you a byline, but maybe even an ongoing relationship with the site.

Blog posts are “smart with a bit of wit or humor, and they cater to people who are fanatically interested in that particular topic,” said managing editor Adam Pasick. And there’s a lot of dialogue between the print and online versions, so writing for the website just might earn you some brownie points for editors for the print version, as well.

For more info on pitching, read How To Pitch: NYMag.com.

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New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog Expands

image001234.jpgNew York magazine’s blogs — from Daily Intel to Vulture to Grub Street — represent an interesting mini-empire on the Web. Unlike the disparate sites owned by say, Dan Abrams or Nick Denton, you always know that the New York blogs are there to represent the print publication and sell subscriptions, even if their timely scoops and commentary often transcend that purpose.

But magazine’s entertainment blog, Vulture, has been gearing up for a massive revamp, which it is unveiling this week. The redesigned blog now includes new widgets to help you search, expanded coverage and highlights, under the leadership of recent hires Josh Wolk (formerly of Entertainment Weekly) and Claude Brodesser-Akner as entertainment editor and West Coast editor, respectively.

In addition, NYmag.com is looking towards doubling their first quarter profits from the same time last year. So while ad sales might be trickling back into print, there is still an argument to be made for keeping your Web sites timely and relevant. Hear that, Condé?

Full press release after the jump.

Previously: Enetertainment Weekly Editor Joins NYMag.com, Former FishbowlLA Editor Joins NYMag.com As West Coast Editor

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Former FishbowlLA Editor Joins NYMag.com As West Coast Editor

NYMagVultureLogo.jpgAs part of its expanding entertainment coverage, NYMag.com has hired its first West Coast editor.

The New York magazine site announced yesterday that Claude Brodesser-Akner, a media and entertainment reporting veteran, would be joining the team of its Vulture blog. Brodesser-Akner has been covering the industry since 1996, working for Mediaweek and Variety, editing our sister site FishbowlLA and creating the weekly public radio show “The Business.” He also helped launch TMZ.com and served as the Los Angeles bureau chief for Advertising Age. He was most recently a contributor for Wired.

This latest hire is part of NYMag.com’s plans to expand its entertainment and culture coverage, led by former Entertainment Weekly editor Josh Wolk, who joined the site in November.

Previously: Entertainment Weekly Editor Joins NYMag.com

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NYMag.com Launches Video Distribution|NYTCo. Takes Worcester Paper Off The Market|Bloomberg Seeks More Acquisitions|New York Magazine’s Adam Moss|Stephanie Smith Leaves WWD For P6

WebNewser: NYMag.com announced today that it plans to use Blinkx, Metacafe, Sling Media, YouTube and 1Cast to expand distribution of its original videos, with the partner sites selling advertising against the fare for a revenue share.

New York Times: The New York Times Co. has decided not to sell Massachusetts paper The Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Financial Times: Bloomberg LP is planning to “aggressively” seek out new acquisitions following its recent purchase of BusinessWeek.

Washington Post: Howard Kurtz profiles New York magazine editor Adam Moss.

Gawker: WWD‘s Stephanie Smith is leaving the media beat to fill Corynne Steindler‘s spot at Page Six.

Entertainment Weekly Editor Joins NYMag.com

wolk.jpgNYMag.com, the ever-expanding Web site of New York magazine, today announced the hiring of Entertainment Weekly senior editor Josh Wolk as entertainment editor for the site.

In his new role, set to begin November 17, Wolk will oversee an expansion of NYMag.com’s Vulture blog. The first phase of the revamped blog will debut next week, with the introduction of Vulture TV Recaps. Building on the popularity of NYMag.com’s current recaps of shows like “Gossip Girl,” the new Vulture Recaps will cover about 20 current shows. The recaps will be written up by the magazine’s talented stable of writers, including Logan Hill, Will Leitch, Emily Nussbaum and Adam Sternbergh.

As the writer of EW.com first regular TV recap, Wolk seems like the best choice for NYMag.com as it seeks to expand its online content selections.

Earlier: NYMag.com Launches Sports, TV Blogs

Full release about Wolk after the jump

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NYT Freelancer Loses Gig Over Thrillist’s Jamaica Trip

30_34_mikealbo_i.jpgLast week we ran an article that incorrectly speculated that Newsweek‘s ethics issue with Thrillist.com‘s Jamaica Junket for over 100 members of the press would force them to take repercussions against Kurt Soller, a staff writer who took up the invitation. Newsweek contacted us and said Soller was not the issue: He had been given permission by his editor, though the publication still planned to reimburse Thrillist for the trip. No actions were to be taken against Soller.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Mike Albo of The New York Times (also known as the bitingly funny The Underminer), who freelances for the Times as The Critical Shopper. He was fired yesterday after a week-long debate over whether the nature of his taking the trip’s freebies constituted an ethical violation. As Albo told NYMag.com‘s Daily Intel gamely:

“I look forward to trying on cashmere sweaters I can’t afford for other publications.”

Thrillist Junket Fallout: Times Freelancer Mike Albo Fired –Daily Intel

Earlier: Newsweek Calls Thrillist-Tripping Journos on Ethics Violations

(Photo via Brooklyn Paper)

NYMag.com Launches Sports, TV Blogs

sports section.jpgNYMag.com is already well-known for its irreverent and detailed coverage of New York, culture, fashion and food with its various blogs. Now the site is bringing that same voice to sports and television with two new blog launches.

“The Sports Section,” led by New York magazine contributor and Deadspin founder Will Leitch and NYMag.com contributor Joe DeLessio launched today and “Surf,” set to debut on Monday, will be headed up by New York TV critic and editor-at-large Emily Nussbaum.

In his introduction to “The Sports Section” today, Leitch said the blog will cover the “longtime New York tradition” of sport “with the notion that everything is just one big play for power and prestige and glory, and sports are the only venue polite enough to keep definitive score.”

“Championships, torn ACLs, club shootings, terrifying glimpses of John Sterling on the hypnotic HD screen at Yankee Stadium, the isolated and powerful New York press corps, the new trains to the Meadowlands, the $10 Bud Lights … we’re going to try to cover it all. The experience of being a sports fan in New York is unlike the experience anywhere else. That’s what we’re trying to chronicle.”

Sports have been getting more and more attention online, possibly to fill a void left by cutbacks in the sports departments of local papers that has been a result of the current poor economic climate. The Huffington Post also recently announced plans to launch a sports section.

NYMag.com, “MediaBytes” Share Video Content With 1Cast

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1Cast, the broadcast platform that delivers video clips to phones and desktops, today announced a partnership with NYMag.com and Shelly Palmer‘s “MediaBytes.”

New York magazine’s Web site and Palmer have agreed to share their daily video programming with the 1Cast library, making all of their content available to people who use the 1Cast service. (Check out a screenshot of the NYMag.com interface on 1Cast above.) 1Cast also today announced partnerships with financial news providers New York Financial Press and TheStreet.com.

NYMag.com will provide its daily clips about fashion, restaurants and culture through the site, while Palmer’s two-minute “MediaBytes” clips will offer tecnology, media and entertainment news and opinions.

“NYmag.com has built a growing database of cutting edge fashion, food, news, and culture content that is consumed by more than 5.5 million unique visitors per month on our site,” said Serena Torrey, New York Media’s executive director of business development. “By working with 1Cast, we’ll be able to make our videos, and our brand, available to an even wider audience over multiple platforms.”

“I’ve been working in TV for a long time and it’s clear that when news happens now it’s everywhere — on TV, on Twitter, on Facebook,” added Palmer, who hosts of “MediaBytes” and serves as managing director of Advanced Media Ventures Group. “Offering ‘MediaBytes’ to this always on generation takes many forms, and expanding distribution to online and mobile platforms suits both our audience and our own sensibility.”

Related: New NYMag.com Feature Product Of New Media Deals

New NYMag.com Feature Product Of New Media Deals

At last week’s Mediabistro Circus, Magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum and NYMag.com GM Michael Silberman discussed the kind of multi-platform deals that media companies are seeking out in order to be competitive. In today’s digital world, many of these deals involve new media concepts like video integration.

Now you can check out the fruit of a deal between Rosenbaum and Silberman: NYMag.com’s video player. The videos on the Web site include original content produced by staffers at New York magazine and its Web site, as well as videos snagged from other sources that would be of interest to NYMag.com visitors, like a clip of Jimmy Fallon interviewing Mark-Paul Gosselaar in character as Zack Morris or Jason Jones‘ “Daily Show” piece about The New York Times.

Our favorites are Tim Murphy‘s man on the street videos. Check out his clip about the opening of High Line. It’s definitely not substandard.

Are Magazines Like Top Chef The Future Of Journalism?

mbcircus3.jpgFishbowlNY managing editor Rebecca Fox moderated a panel this afternoon about integrated partnerships and multiplatform marketing and publicity deals in the media world. If you’re uncertain what kind of deals would fall under this umbrella, a good example is the partnership between Bravo‘s “Top Chef” reality cooking competition and food magazine Food & Wine.

Ellen Stone, Bravo’s SVP of marketing, told the Mediabistro Circus audience that the cable channel works closely with Food & Wine to promote both brands: Gail Simmons, who works for the magazine, appears on “Top Chef” as a judge, and the magazine, which is published by American Express Publishing, covers the show on its edit pages. The two are even working together to create a “Top Chef” magazine, Stone said.

Other panelists, Chuck Cordray and Tom Smith of Hearst Digital, Steve Rosenbaum, the CEO of Magnify.net, and NYMag.com GM Michael Silberman also discussed deals they have worked on recently and things they seek out in partners.

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