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2009: The Year Of Philanthropic Journalism

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Will 2009 be remembered as the year that new media companies, under less duress than traditional print organizations, stopped Scrooging around and started giving back — or at least encouraged their readers to?

Two months ago, The Huffington Post launched its first charity-oriented vertical site, HuffPost Impact, which celebrated Christmas with its socially-conscious 12 days of Giving. And Tina Brown‘s Daily Beast heralded its own vertical, Giving Beast, just one week later.

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Who Was New York’s Most Influential Media Person In 2009?

rupert_murdoch_tokyo11.jpgIf you’ve been keeping track, we’re doing our end of the year polls here in the ‘Bowl, and we’re quizzing our readers about the biggest people, events, and products of 2009. Next week we’re going to gather all your data and throw it out the window…no just kidding, we’ll be giving you our choices, but also talking about reader’s picks as well.

So here’s our latest question: who do you think “won” 2009 in New York’s media scene? Was it crafty workhorse Rupert Murdoch? New media entrepreneur Dan Abrams with his Mediaite site? Or Rachelle Hruska for her much ballyhooed Guest of a Guest socialite calender? You tell us.


Who Was New York’s Media Person Of The Year?(poll)

Previously: Poll: What Was The Biggest Media Event of 2009?, What Titles Were You Sad To Lose In 2009?

NBC Seeks Buyouts|MPA Sees Upside To ABC Numbers|Bloomberg Eyes BusinessWeek|Reuters’ Felix Salmon|Tim Gunn On Fashion Week

TVNewser NBC is looking for an unspecified number of employees to take voluntary buyouts, and execs reported delivered the news to the “NBC Nightly News” staff on September 11. Ugh.

Folio: The MPA has put out a white paper highlighting some positive takeaways from the ABC’s recent circulation report. Newsstand sales may be down, but subscriptions are up and unit sales and revenues climbed in May and June. Says Folio: “The report suggested that these ‘positive indicators’ may signal a shift in momentum for newsstand sales.”

New York Post: Bloomberg LP has emerged as the frontrunner in the bidding for BusinessWeek and “they are already talking integration” between the financial newswire and the business magazine, one source told Keith Kelly.

Big Money: An in-depth interview with Reuters‘ finance blogger Felix Salmon.

Guest of a Guest: Rachelle Hruska interviews Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” fame during New York Fashion Week. (See video)