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Self Editor Apologizes for Mocking Cancer Survivor’s Outfit

Self magazine’s editor-in-chief, Lucy Danzinger, has found herself in the awkward position of apologizing for the magazine making fun of a cancer survivor.

Self contacted Monika Allen and asked if it could use a photo of her wearing a tutu while running the LA Marathon. Allen’s company — Glam Runner — creates the tutus and sells them to benefit a youth development program. Naturally, Allen was excited for the opportunity.

However, Self used Allen’s photo to make fun of the outfits, not promote them. In a section titled BS Meter, Allen’s photograph was captioned ”People think these froufrou skirts make you run faster. Now, if you told us they made people run away from you faster, maybe we would believe it.”

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Self Names Features Director

Adina Steiman is joining Self as features director. Steiman comes to the magazine from Men’s Health, where she had been since 2010. During her time there Steiman served as the magazine’s food and nutrition editor.

WWD reports that Steiman will have an active role in Self’s new digital channel, which will launch early next year.

“Adina is a recognized authority on food, nutrition and healthy living, and her expertise is a perfect fit for Self at a time when our brand is newly redesigned and expanding on multiple platforms,” Lucy Danzinger, Self’s editor, told WWD.

Matt Mastrangelo Joins Self

Matt Mastrangelo is joining Self as an associate publisher. Mastrangelo was previously the publisher of Rolling Stone for the past three years, but was fired in June. He had been with Rolling Stone since 2001.

Mastrangelo will succeed Anita Maiella, who departed Self in May. Mastrangelo will report to Laura McEwen, Self’s publisher.

“I am beyond thrilled that Matt has joined the Self team as I seek to recruit the strongest industry talent to our extraordinary brand,” said McEwen in a statement. “Matt’s experience includes significant integrated sales successes across print, digital, social, mobile and event marketing.”

Renee Lewin — previously an associate publisher at Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping — will retain her role as associate publisher for marketing and creative services. Lewin has been with Self since September of 2012.

Joey Bartolomeo Leaves People for Self

Joey Bartolomeo is leaving her post at People magazine to be reunited with Lucy Danziger at Self. Bartolomeo was a senior writer with People. Prior to People she held positions at US Weekly, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar.

At Self, The New York Post reports that Bartolomeo will be an entertainment and features editor director.

Bartolomeo starts at Self tomorrow.

Layoffs Hit Condé Nast

We figured layoffs were coming when Condé Nast asked their titles to make budget cutbacks, and now they’re starting to happen.

There have been several cuts across a few Condé Nast titles. The New York Post reports eight staffers from Self and Susan Portnoy, vice president of corporate communications for the past seven years, were cut.

Additionally, Logan Hill from GQ was let go. “Budget cuts got me,” tweeted Hill. “Loved my colleagues at GQ and the magazine, but now I’m a freelance writer.”

There are also expected to be cuts at Glamour and Fairchild Fashion Media.

Self Names New Marketing Exec

Renee Lewin has been named associate publisher, marketing and creative services, for Self magazine. Lewin was most recently a consultant for several mass luxury media brands. Prior to that she served as associate publisher, marketing, for Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping.

“Renee’s brand development expertise, leadership ability and creative talent will be great assets to our management team as Self’s brand footprint continues to expand on multiple platforms,” said Laura McEwen, vice president and publisher of Self, in a statement.

Lewin’s appointment is effective immediately.

Lucy Danziger is in Better Shape Than You

Self’s editor-in-chief, Lucy Danziger, makes us all look bad. She just completed her third Ironman, and not only that, shaved 30 minutes of her personal best time. An Ironman consists of swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 and then — yes and then — running a marathon.

Congrats to Danziger. Especially for being able to swim in the Hudson without vomiting. “The swim was easy,” she told WWD. “There was no sign of any kind of ugliness in the water.”

Sure there wasn’t.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

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

  1. Signs in Air for WFAN to Make FM Jump, July 6
  2. Wondering Why WNYW/Channel 5 Made Those Anchor Changes, July 10
  3. Self Launching Fashion Site, July 6
  4. Road & Track Adds Two Editors, July 9
  5. The New Republic Gives Kate Middleton a New Look, July 6
  6. New York Times‘ Social Media Policy: Use Common Sense, Idiot, July 11

 

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Self Launching Fashion Site

Self is getting set to launch a very Pinterest-like site, called Selfcurateyourlook. According to Adweek, the site — which launches in September — is being tabbed as a “virtual trunk show,” where visitors can browse products hand-picked by Self’s staff, which are presented in a catalogue format. If a person likes something, they can save it in their “look book,” share it with others via social media or even click through and purchase it.

As might guess, this site is music to advertisers’ ears. Laura McEwen, vice president and publisher of Self, understands this, though she puts it in a more eloquent way.

Self’s Virtual Trunk Show enables consumers to curate their own style while aligning with Self’s editorial fashion expertise and our advertisers’ brands,” McEwen told Adweek. “This site will also align Self more closely with our fashion and beauty partners.”

That’s a lot of aligning.

Hearst Exec Lucy Maher Shifts to Self

The New York Post is reporting that Lucy Maher is leaving Hearst to join Condé Nast’s Self as its new Digital Director. Maher had been Hearst Digital’s Executive Director of Content since June of 2010.

Prior to her time at Hearst, Maher was Executive Editor of Forbes for three years. She also has had stints as a Ladies’ Home Journal Senior Editor and as a Features Editor for People.com.

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