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Another Portfolio Veteran Finds A Home

portfolio.pngJesse Eisinger, the Wall Street editor of now-defunct Portfolio has happily landed on his feet. Starting next month, Eisinger will join nonprofit investigative outfit ProPublica‘s newsroom as senior reporter.

Before joining Portfolio, Eisinger worked at The Wall Street Journal where he founded two columns about the stock market: “Long & Short,” which ran weekly, and the daily “Ahead of the Tape.” While at the Condé Nast magazine, which folded in May, Eisinger wrote the November 2007 cover story “Wall Street Requiem,” which predicted the downfall of doomed investment banks Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers months before their implosions.

Eisinger has also worked at TheStreet.com and Dow Jones. Full release after the jump.

Earlier: Portfolio.com Blogger Moving On

Related: What’s Next In Citizen Journalis: 4 Questions For ProPublica’s Amanda Michel

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The Printed Blog Stops Printing|Gannett Names New Communciations VP|Newspaper Ad Fail|Kliger Joins TV Guide|Bercovici Not Working For Mediaite — Now He’s Ranked 152

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WebNewser: The Printed Blog, which acquired content from bloggers and printed it in newspapers, is ceasing operations due to lack of outside investment capital.

FishbowlDC: Gannett is focusing more attention on “Content One,” a new initiative to “drive for more united coverage and transparent content across all of Gannett’s properties,” naming Robin Pence to the VP of Communications slot and allowing Tara Connell, the former Communications head, to focus all of her energy on Content One.

MediaJobsDaily: These newspaper ads are not helping.

Folio: Former Hachette Filipacchi president and CEO Jack Kliger has been named acting CEO of the print edition of TV Guide.

Daily Finance: Jeff Bercovici‘s take on new Web site Mediaite.com reveals publisher Dan Abrams offered him a job earlier this year: “Discussions were short-lived.”

Magazines Still Launching In 2009, But More Are Closing

portfolio.pngAccording to numbers compiled by Mediafinder.com, an online database of American and Canadian periodicals, 187 new magazine titles launched during the first half of 2009. But we’re still in a deficit in terms of total number of titles because a greater number — 279 — closed up shop during the same period.

Mediafinder said regional interest magazines were hard hit during the first half of the year, with titles like Denver Living and Florida Inside Out both folding. However, the category was at the top for launches, with 12 new regional interest titles getting off the ground.

Other categories like construction, lifestyle and business magazines also took big hits (RIP Portfolio). “Business publications accounted for 46 of the new launches, 100 of the ceased magazines, and 16 of the magazines that ceased print editions,” Mediafinder said.

Besides regional interest and business, other categories that racked up launches included health & fitness, family and food & home. And some publications, like East Bay Living and Television Week, ended print runs and continued as online only magazines.

Looking forward to seeing what the second half of this year will bring.

NYT Snags Three Loeb Business Journalism Awards; WSJ, “60 Minutes” Each Get Two

loeb.pngLast night, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management presented its 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards at the New York Athletic Club.

The New York Times was the big winner of the night, with business and financial editor Lawrence Ingrassia receiving the Lawrence Minard Editor Award and the paper and its magazine winning three of the 12 competition categories including the Large Newspaper and Magazine categories and the Best Writing award, which went to Gretchen Morgenson. (Rick Rothacker of The Charlotte Observer also won in the Best Writing category.)

The Wall Street Journal and CBS News’ “60 Minutes” both took home two awards each, and now defunct business magazine Portfolio earned one win in the Feature Writing category for Michael Lewis‘ story “The End.”

A full list of the winners after the jump

Earlier: Loeb Award Finalists Announced; Times, Economist Editors Get Career Achievement Awards

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Matt Cooper Joins The Atlantic|Fox News’ Father-Son Team|Jazz Times In Trouble|Glenn O’Brien Leaves Interview|Bonnier’s Rapid Growth Surprising In Tough Times

FishbowlDC: Former Portfolio staffer Matt Cooper recently got a new gig at The Atlantic but is maintaining his title as editor-at-large for TalkingPointsMemo.com.

TVNewser: Peter Doocy, a recent grad and son of Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy, is joining Fox News.

Folio: Jazz Times has ceased publication but may not be completely dead yet. According to a note on the magazine’s Web site, it “will undergo reorganization and restructuring in order to remain competitive in the current media climate.”

Daily Intel: Brant Publications‘ editorial director Glenn O’Brien has left the company. He was placed in charge of Interview, as well as Brant’s other titles, last year.

Financial Times: Thanks to three recent acquisitions, Bonnier Group has become one of the top ten largest magazine owners in the U.S., only three years after entering the market.

LA Mayor Dates Local TV Anchor|Conan O’Brien Hosts First “Tonight Show”|Playboy Confirms CEO Pick|Porfolio‘s Margolick Heads To Newsweek|Hearst Sells Stake In E Ink

FishbowlLA: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is reportedly dating Lu Parker, an anchor on local television channel KTLA.

LA Times: Conan O’Brien debuted on “The Tonight Show” last night and scored high ratings.

Chicago Tribune: It’s official: Scott Flanders has been named the next CEO of Playboy.

The Observer: Former Portfolio staffer David Margolick has joined Newsweek.

Folio: Hearst agreed to sell its stake in E Ink, a electronic reader technology firm that developed technology for the Kindle.

Swine Flu Hits Conde Nast As Newhouse Profile Hits Newsstands

nymag.pngThis morning, a warning went out to all of Conde Nast‘s New York employees that an employee on the 12th floor of the company’s 4 Times Square headquarters had tested positive for swine flu. (If you’re hip to Conde HQ you know that floor is where Vogue is housed.)

But since the memo noted that the infected employee is “under a doctor’s care and currently recovering at home,” the media company was probably more worried this morning about the latest New York magazine cover story, which profiled Conde chairman Si Newhouse.

Steve Fishman‘s in-depth profile attempts to get to the heart of Newhouse’s psyche, quoting an anonymous source who calls him “semi-blank,” and asserting that he surrounds himself with superstar editors who represent a part of himself that he can’t express on his own. “In a sense, he’s like a polished surface, and the editors tend to see themselves in him,” Fishman wrote.

And of course Fishman can’t ignore the fact that Conde Nast is in the red despite closing a number of magazines in the past two years, including, most recently, Portfolio. Still, he points out that “The belief around the building is that next year, if the economy recovers, Conde Nast will again turn profitable.” Fishman doesn’t let on if he agrees, but he does mention that there are still rumors of more magazine closings to come. “Which will be next? Wired? Architectural Digest? Does the company really need two food magazines?”

As a former Conde employee ourselves, we did find at least one omission in Fishman’s reporting. His list of shuttered publications — Jane, House & Garden, Men’s Vogue, Golf for Women, Domino and Portfolio — he left out our former home, the men’s wear trade DNR.

Loeb Award Finalists Announced; Times, Economist Editors To Get Career Achievement Awards

loeb.jpgToday, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management announced the finalists for its 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times had the most finalists, with seven each across multiple categories. The Journal was nominated in the large newspaper, commentary, breaking news, beat writing and feature writing categories, while the Times also picked up noms for large newspaper reporting, breaking news and beat writing, and was recognized for excellence in online reporting and magazine reporting as well.

Bloomberg, “60 Minutes” and CBS were also recognized with a handful of nominations each, while now defunct magazine Portfolio received three nods.

In addition, former editor-in-chief of The Economist Bill Emmott will be receiving a Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawrence Ingrassia, business and financial editor at the Times will be awarded the Lawrence Minard Editor Award at the awards dinner here in New York on June 29.

A full list of the finalists is after the jump

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Dylan Ratigan Stays On NBC|ABC News Launches YouTube Channel|Amazon PItches Kindle To Students|Portfolio‘s Havens Finds A Home At The Atlantic|Gawker Advertises


TVNewser: Dylan Ratigan will return to the air next month on MSNBC, anchoring the 9-11 am EST spot

FishbowlDC: ABC News announced a YouTube channel, YouTube.com/ABCNEWS, which features breaking news and highlights from shows like “Good Morning America,” and “World News with Charles Gibson,” as well as ABC’s “Quick Fix” webcast

GalleyCat: Amazon debuted its new Kindle DX and made a pitch to students

MediaPost: The Atlantic named former Portfolio executive director Scott Havens to the newly-created position of vice president, digital strategy and operations

Cityfile: Gawker makes a commercial

Promotions at Ebony

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As the magazine world continues to ponder the closing of Portfolio earlier this week, Ebony is handing out a few promotions.

Johnson Publishing
announced today that Terry Glover has been named managing editor of the glossy. Glover most recently served as EbonyJet.com‘s senior online editor and has also completed tours of duty at Savoy, Uptown and Playboy.com.

Promotions also came to new senior editor Adrienne Samuels Gibbs and to new senior writer Margena A. Christian.

The release, after the jump.

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