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Former Fishbowler Rebecca Fox Returns To The Menu

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This morning was a homecoming of sorts on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast.

Rebecca Fox, former mediabistro.com editorial director and host of the Menu, and current director of editorial development and operations at The Daily Beast, joined hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven on this rainy September 11.

Rebecca was very excited about Twitter’s announcement that it will now allow for advertising. “Advertising has got to be enabled and allowed to happen,” she said. “It is the way the media businesses we love will remain solvent. And Twitter has quite admirably focused over the last several years on its technology and its users…I think of it almost as the American Apparel of tech companies — although not as skanky at the top — because basically they are very vigilant about maintaining their voice and all of the fairness principles.”

“I see Twitter as being an organization that is going to continue to be very directed and focused and I just don’t think they’re going to let any old advertiser with any old campaign get in there. Or at the very least, I think they’re going to introduce it into the site in the least obtrusive way possible,” she added.

Rebecca also talked more about her new job at Tina Brown‘s online publication. “I am there to help all things editorial,” she explained. “And thinking also a lot about strategic and developmental things and areas of opportunity for us, based on what the Daily Beast is successful with, how can we develop that further? How can we fill that out?”

Also discussed: the Daily Beast’s new 24-year-old book editor and paying tribute to September 11.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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Daily Beast Launches Entertainment & Fashion Section Sexy Beast

sexy beast.jpgIt’s only fitting that Tina Brown‘s online publication The Daily Beast would launch its new fashion and entertainment section, Sexy Beast, on the first day of Fashion Week in New York.

The new section collects all of the Web site’s fashionable content, including new articles about designer Yigal Azrouël who was rumored to have had stolen away Billy Joel‘s young wife Katie Lee Joel and a gallery of hunky photos from heartthrobs like Tom Cruise and Matt Damon in their younger days.

And since tonight is Fashion Night Out tonight in New York, you’d be wise to check out Sexy Beast’s guide to the 10 craziest events happening tonight.

If you want to learn more about Sexy Beast and The Daily Beast’s upcoming projects, former Mediabistro.com editorial director Rebecca Fox — who was named The Daily Beast’s director of editorial development and operations earlier this summer — will be on the Morning Media Menu tomorrow morning.

Update: Daily Beast executive editor Edward Felsenthal tells FishbowlNY, “We’re launching Sexy Beast because our readers have responded so strongly to our fashion and entertainment stories. And with the launch of an L.A. bureau, led by Gabe Doppelt, we plan on deepening our coverage in these areas.”

Earlier this summer, Doppelt, who has worked with Brown at Tatler and Talk, left W‘s West Coast bureau to lead the Daily Beast’s new bureau in Los Angeles.

Daily Beast Continues To Build West Coast Staff

Our colleagues at FishbowlLA have a story today about Tina Brown‘s latest hire for The Daily Beast.

According to Dylan Stableford Brown has snagged Los Angeles Times television editor Kate Aurthur to serve as West Coast editor.

Aurthur will report to the Daily Beast’s West Coast Bureau Chief Gabe Doppelt, who Brown poached from W back in June. Brown also recently lured away our own editorial director Rebecca Fox. She’s joining the online publication later this month as director of editorial development and operations. Although Fox will be based in New York, she’s just one example of Brown’s recent quest to stock her staff — on the West Coast and here in New York — with talented journalists and editors with impressive resumes.

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Our Fox Is Leaving the Henhouse

Rebecca02.jpgWell, the time has come: After three years here at mediabistro.com, Rebecca L. Fox, Editorial Director, Strategy & Development, is leaving us. Tina Brown wooed her away to The Daily Beast, where she’ll be Director of Editorial Development and Operations.

It sucks to see Rebecca go, but nice to see media companies — any company — hiring. And we’ll be hiring too. The search is on for Rebecca’s replacement. We’ll be posting the job soon.

On The Menu: Gannett Might Be Bankrupt, But HuffPo’s Expanding

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, GalleyCat’s Jason Boog and editorial director Rebecca Fox barreled through technical difficulties to discuss some breaking media headlines of the day.

This morning, Rebecca and Jason discussed news that USA TODAY publisher Gannett might have to declare bankruptcy and the launch of The Huffington Post‘s new New York section — including HuffPo’s announcement that it will be “partnering” with at least a dozen other news outlets to provide content to the site. Rebecca pointed out that it’s possible that HuffPo is not actually paying for the content from its partners, just promising that traffic will be driven to their sites.

“I think there’s a lot of places in New York that are hungry for this traffic and are really hoping that they can get some traffic that will help them survive in this brand new crazy advertising structure that we have,” Jason said. “I imagine there are people lining up to be partners with [HuffPo].”

Stay tuned through the technical difficulties and listen to the end of the chat from some insightful analysis and opinion. Tomorrow, get ready to work up a sweat first thing in the morning as Jason and Rebecca host erotica editor and author Rachel Kramer Bussel.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

GalleyCat’s Jason Boog Takes Over The Menu

mmm_2-3.gifGalleyCat editor Jason Boog debuted as the host of mediabistro.com’s Morning Media Menu today, welcoming editorial director Rebecca Fox to discuss today’s hot topics in media.

On deck today: the ongoing Iran coverage and Twitter’s role in it, especially how the mainstream media is citing facts from Twitter without verification and whether this is a good or bad thing. Also, Rebecca and Jason discuss news of New York Times reporter David Rohde‘s harrowing escape from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan and the revelation that the Times had kept the story quiet for months.

“In the interim and well before the past seven months during which David Rhode was being held hostage, the Times has gone ahead and covered or reported on other abductions, other similar captures and…it kind of begs the question..what do we make of the fact that it could effectively muzzle other outlets from basically reporting and covering the news?” Rebecca said.

Lastly, Jason and Rebecca discuss today’s in-depth article in The New York Times about Boston Globe negotiations.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

A Very Special Menu: Good Bye Steve

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More sad news: today is host and TVNewser blogger Steve Krakauer‘s last mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast.

Mediabistro.com editorial director Rebecca Fox and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven helped send off Steve with some discussion about The New York Times‘s Bill Keller reporting from the frontlines of Iran and a reliving of the time Rush Limbaugh gave a shout out to the podcast.

Also: what Steve has learned since launching the podcast a few months ago and some love lockdown.

We’ll miss you Steve!

Next week, Galleycat editor Jason Boog takes over hosting duting on the podcast, so stay tuned.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Today’s Menu Is All About Iran

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Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer and mediabistro.com editorial director Rebecca Fox talk about the many ways the Iran election has been covered by the media in recent days.

The developing story in Iran has had some affect on various media outlets and Twitter, a valuable tool being used by those in Iran to get details of the situation out. Rebecca and Steve discuss Twitter’s decision to postpone a scheduled shutdown and The New York Times‘s editor Bill Keller‘s front page reporting from the troubled country.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old

mmm_2-3.gifHappy six month anniversary Morning Media Menu podcast! And what’s a birthday without something going horribly wrong?

This morning, TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer and FishbowlNY managing editor Rebecca Fox talk about last night’s Webby Awards, NBC’s Chuck Todd‘s new book about the Obama administration and Rupert Murdoch‘s thoughts about newspapers.

Steve and Rebecca were supposed to be joined by first time guest ABC’s Jake Tapper, but he spoke separately to Steve later today instead. They discussed Obama’s trip to the Middle East, which Tapper just returned from covering. Tapper let Steve in on some of the feelings about the president in the foreign press.

“President Obama and his press secretary Robert Gibbs have expressed a lot of irritation with the foreign press most recently, because they tend to focus on whether perceived slights that perhaps the chancellor of Germany or the president of France or whomever is feeling at that moment and the president and others in the White House tend to push back on that as silly,” Tapper explained. “But it’s not to say that these aren’t real feelings.”

Tapper also talked about covering the White House after the first 100 days, Chuck Todd’s book and working in the press pool. “It’s a very competitive environment, and we all are competing with each other in addition to working side by side with each other,” he said.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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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