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Top Media Players Share Their Favorite Magazines

Adweek unveiled their annual Hot List today — but because it’s not only their opinion that matters — they asked some of the biggest names in media to give their personal favorites from the newsstand. And it’s quite an illustrious group of people! It’s a veritable who’s who in media, including Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet, Steve Bodow,  co-executive producer of The Daily Show, Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, Dylan Jones, the editor of British GQ, and more!

This is what FishbowlNY has gleaned from the list: media insiders all seem to love The New Yorker and The Economist. Other favorites include The Atlantic, New York magazine, and Vanity Fair. So if you want to pass yourself off as a hot shot media player, just read (or claim to read) those magazines.

Of course, you could just say to hell with it all, like James Truman, former Condé Nast editorial director, whose personal hot list only included this quote: “I actually don’t read magazines regularly.”

When you’re above it all, that’s how you know you’ve made it.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

leno_lagasse.jpgLeno = Corny: Audience members at The Tonight Show described Jay Leno — the former stand-up comic who is currently back on air without his writers — as “90% as funny.”

34534154-02182614.jpgBand Camp: Reporter Liam Gowing writes the final (we think) chapter about his experiences at rock’n'roll fantasy camp. Unsurprisingly for an expensive enterprise dreamed up for men in mid-life crisis, the story ends with a mention of someone dying from liver cancer.

letterman1_2.jpgDaily Show And Colbert Report Writers Lend Some Funny: David Letterman culled together a Top 10 list with funny material from striking writers, some of our favorites among them. To wit: No. 5 From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Steve Bodow: “I’d like a date with a woman.”