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Seventeen and Nylon Add to Teams

Seventeen and Nylon have added to their teams. Details are below.

  • Stacy Nathan has been named associate publisher, advertising of Seventeen. Nathan comes to the magazine from Allure, where she served as advertising director since 2013. Before that she held the same role for Marie Claire.
  • Nylon has named Gabrielle Korn a senior editor of Nylon.com. Korn comes to Nylon from Refinery 29, where she served as beauty editor.
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Leadership Changes at Seventeen

Michelle Tan won’t take over as editor of Seventeen until next week, but there are already major changes at the magazine. According to WWD, Seventeen has cut managing editor Jo Ann Liguori; fashion market editor Jasmine Snow; beauty director Yesenia Almonte; and fashion assistant Rachel Lowe.

Joanna Coles, who was named editorial director of Seventeen in addition to her role as editor of Cosmo, has filled some of those holes with Cosmo staffers.

Leah Wyar, Cosmo‘s beauty director, has been promoted to group beauty director, and will add Seventeen oversight to her role. Likewise, Cosmo fashion director Aya Kanai has been upped to group fashion director for both Seventeen and Cosmo.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Files for Bankruptcy | MSNBC Hires Ex-WH Staffer

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Aereo Files for Bankruptcy (TVSpy)
With a post on the company’s blog Friday morning, Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia announced the company had filed for bankruptcy protection. THR The digital TV service, which broadcast network owners battled in courts for offering access to broadcast TV signals via digital devices, made a voluntary Chapter 11 filing, it said in the statement. “We encountered significant challenges from the incumbent media companies,” said Kanojia in the statement. Mashable Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is typically expensive and allows for the company to restructure its debt. While filing for bankruptcy does not necessarily mean the end of the business, Kanojia struck a tone in a statement on Aereo’s website that insinuated the company was done. Variety New York-based Aereo had raised about $97 million, from investors including IAC chairman Barry Diller, media investor Gordon Crawford, Himalaya Capital Management, Highland Capital Partners and FirstMark Capital. Earlier this month Aereo laid off a majority of its staff, including employees in New York and Boston. The company said a small executive team of about a dozen people would remain. GigaOM Aereo’s bankruptcy petition shows it owes roughly $2 million to a list of creditors that include Internet companies like Level 3 and Google, as well as several law firms. But the most significant creditors on the list are names like ABC and Fox, the TV networks that are continuing to sue Aereo over copyright infringement. Aereo’s filing simply states “unknown” in the amount owed to the “litigation party” TV stations, which also include PBS, Telemundo and NBC.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: FBI Backs Agent, Fake AP Story | Reuters Ends Comments

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FBI Chief Backs Agent Who Posed as Reporter (Mashable)
An FBI agent tells an anonymous suspect online that he is a reporter with the Associated Press. He sends a link to a fake news story, and the suspect clicks. The trap is set, and a 15-year-old accused of making bomb threats is captured. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Two weeks ago, The Seattle Times revealed that the FBI had written the fake Associated Press story and used a fake Seattle Times-like Web address in order to catch the suspect in the bomb threat. Kathy Best, the editor of the Times, said the newspaper was “outraged”; the AP and Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, wrote letters to attorney general Eric Holder expressing concern. NYT Then, James B. Comey, the director of the FBI, in a letter published Friday in The New York Times, defended the practice and said that an agent had impersonated an AP reporter in the email. The disclosure caused further outrage at the news organization. The Associated Press / The Big Story “That technique was proper and appropriate under Justice Department and FBI guidelines at the time. Today, the use of such an unusual technique would probably require higher-level approvals than in 2007, but it would still be lawful and, in a rare case, appropriate,” Comey wrote. Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the AP, said the FBI’s actions were “unacceptable.” New York Daily News “No actual story was published, and no one except the suspect interacted with the undercover ‘AP’ employee or saw the fake draft story. Only the suspect was fooled, and it led to his arrest and the end of a frightening period for a high school,” Comey added. But the AP said the “unacceptable tactics undermine AP and the vital distinction between the government and the press.”

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Michelle Tan Named Editor of Seventeen

Michelle Tan has been named the new editor-in-chief of Seventeen. Tan comes to Seventeen from People, where she most recently served as special projects editor.

Tan will be reporting to Cosmo editor Joanna Coles, who was named editorial director of Seventeen in late September. Tan is succeeding Ann Shoket, who departed from Seventeen when Coles’ appointment was announced.

Tan tweeted that she was “beyond thrilled” to join Seventeen and was eager to start working with Coles.

Joanna Coles Named Editorial Director of Seventeen

Joanna Coles GCosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles has an additional role at Hearst Magazines — editorial director of Seventeen. Coles has been editor of Cosmo since 2012.

“Like CosmoSeventeen speaks to an audience of millennial women, and while their readers are at very different life stages, they share a love of style and entertainment and value independence and equality,” said Hearst Magazines president David Carey, in a statement. “Both brands enjoy strong advertising support from a similar group of national marketers across a range of categories as well.”

Ann Shoket, who had served as Seventeen’s editor-in-chief for the past seven years, is stepping down to “persue other media projects,” according to Hearst. She will also remain a consultant at the company.

A new editor-in-chief for Seventeen will be named soon.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Kal Penn Joins Fusion for Midterms | SoftBank, DWA Talks Cool

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Kal Penn Named Special Correspondent of Fusion’s Midterm Mayhem (TVNewser)
Actor Kal Penn is joining Fusion as a special correspondent for its midterm election coverage. Fusion’s election coverage plans include a nightly primetime program Midterm Mayhem: The Ultimate Political Smackdown hosted by Fusion’s Nando Vila. FishbowlDC In addition to its television broadcast, the program will be livestreamed. Midterm Mayhem will be hosted by Vila with contributions from anchors Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez and Fusion’s Alice Brennan and Romina Puga. Capital New York Fusion is still modestly distributed, with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV among the major distributors that don’t yet carry the channel. The livestream — which will only apply to the month-long midterm election series — is a chance for viewers who don’t get Fusion to sample its programming, with the goal of getting them to lobby their pay-TV provider to carry the channel. The channel held a similar stunt tied to its coverage of the 2014 World Cup from Brazil. THR Penn is known for his roles in the Harold And Kumar trilogy, The Namesake, House and How I Met Your Mother. In 2009, he took a break from acting to work as an associate director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement, serving as the Obama administration’s liaison to young Americans. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The show aims to “bring viewers all the essential political news of the day and answer questions of fundamental importance to Fusion’s audience,” the network said in a release. It premieres Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9:30 p.m. and runs until Election Day.

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Hearst Magazines Makes Business Leadership Changes

hearst-magazine-logo-1Hearst Magazine has made several major changes to its business team. Details are below.

  • Jayne Jamison has been named senior VP, publisher of O, The Oprah Magazine. Jamison was most recently vice president, publishing director of Redbook and Seventeen. She was named publisher and chief revenue officer of Seventeen in 2003, and took on the publishing director role at Redbook last year.
  • Jamison is succeeding Jill Seelig, who has been named senior VP, corporate development of magazine publishing. Seelig had been senior VP, publisher of O for the past 13 years.
  • Sue Katzen has been named publisher of Redbook. She had been associate publisher, advertising, of Cosmopolitan since 2005.
  • Donna Kalajian Lagani, the senior VP, publishing director of Cosmopolitan and Cosmo For Latinas, will also oversee Seventeen.

Alison Brower Rejoins The Hollywood Reporter

When Hearst Magazines stated earlier today that exiting EIC Alison Brower was departing for California, they left out one crucial detail. She is headed there so she can work once again for The Hollywood Reporter.

AlisonBrowerTHRPicFrom today’s Janice Min memo:

Dear Staff:

I am thrilled to announce the return of the wonderful Alison Brower to The Hollywood Reporter as deputy editorial director. Alison comes back to us from Hearst, where she served as editor-in-chief of Dr. Oz’s enormously successful lifestyle publication, Dr. Oz The Good Life. The first issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life sold out on newsstands and had to go back to press for reprint. Today, thanks to Alison’s impressive work, the magazine was announced as an official launch.

Prior to her work with Dr. Oz, Alison was special projects editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where she managed and edited feature packages, including the Cannes issue (one of our ASME-nominated issues of 2013) and Comedy issue. Alison also conceived and developed related web and video content for THR. Prior to her tenure at THR, Alison was the interim editor-in-chief of Seventeen.

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Miley Cyrus Graces Cover of Two Hearst Titles

Everyone loves Miley Cyrus. At least in the women’s magazine world. That appreciation has led two Hearst titles — Elle and Seventeen — to go with Cyrus centric covers for their May issues.

This isn’t that groundbreaking. After all, Cyrus moves magazines (Cosmo’s March 2013 cover featuring the tongue wagging singer sold over one million copies). However, there is a bit of drama. According to WWD, Elle’s cover is Miley approved, while Seventeen’s is not.

The reason Cyrus denied Seventeen is simple: She’s trying to create an image of herself as a respectable and sophisticated adult pop star. This is why Cyrus does things like post a video of herself fake beating up someone portraying Avril Lavigne, with a caption that eloquently explains, “F*ck dat Canadian bitch Avril Lavigne.” It’s all part of the plan.

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