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Menu: FisbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst Talks NY Media News

mmm_2-3.gifOn today’s medabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst joined TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer to talk about the week in New York media.

Both Amanda and Steve attended Tuesday’s Mirror Awards, so they discussed stand out moments from the event, including speeches by Arianna Huffington and Norah Ephron, and the man they both dated. (What is it about billionaires?)

Also discussed: the Boston Globe saga, our meeting with USA TODAY‘s new publisher David Hunke yesterday and some opinions about Joy Behar‘s new show on HLN and last night’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

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.

Menu: World Record Breaking Author TJ Walker Gives Public Speaking Advice

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer talks to author and “Guinness Book of World Records” record breaker TJ Walker. Walker and co-author Jess Todtfeld spent 24 hours giving interviews for 112 talk radio shows earlier this week in order to promote their book “TJ Walker’s Secret to Foolproof Presentations.”

Walker explained that the day-long event was an attempt to show authors and other public speakers how to be successful when appearing on talk shows.

“What we didn’t try to do was to be interesting and different and say something interesting in every single interview,” Walker said. “The big blunder most authors make when they go on [talk shows] is they want to be so interesting that they try to cover every single thing they learned in their book. The problem is, that is too much and if people hear you in your interviews they don’t remember you because everything was just said once.”

Walker and Todtfeld emphasized specific tips during their 24 hours of interviews. They instructed people to “focus on your audience not on yourself” and video record speaking presentations “until you like how you come across,” Walker said.

“Speaking is not a talent you are born with, it’s something anyone can learn to do,” he added.

Walker is also giving away lots of free books in order to raise awareness. A free digital version can be found at TJWalker.com.

Also discussed on the menu: Glenn Beck‘s success and What We Learned This Week.

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

WaPo Readies For Newsroom Integration|”Jon & Kate” Web Site’s Traffic Soars|MB Bloggers Get Real|Tension’s High At Boston Globe

FishbowlDC: Washington Post editors warned staffers about an upcoming newsroom revamp. The best line from the memo? “In the meantime, you may want to start packing up or winnowing files so you’re ready to go with a few weeks’ notice.”

WebNewser: “Jon & Kate + 8″ is a ratings hit and an online sensation. Its Web site drew a 12.6 percent share of all cable TV websites last week – almost three times as much as the second most popular site.

TVNewser: WebNewser blogger Steve Krakauer isn’t the only Mediabistro blogger getting involved with reality TV. FishbowlDC’s Christine Delargy and Matt Dornic may be the subject of a reality show on Bravo. (Also vote for Steve!)

Beat the Press: Newsroom emails reveal serious tension in the Boston Globe newsroom.

On The Menu: Thrillist CEO Lerer Talks About Success In A Bad Economy

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The Morning Media Menu podcast today features Ben Lerer, CEO of Thrillist. He spoke with Steve Krakauer and Rebecca Fox about how the email newsletter geared towards guys has expanded its reach — it now covers a dozen markets — despite the economy.

Lerer, who will be a speaker at Mediabistro Circus in New York later this week, said Thrillist was lucky to have “hit its stride” just as the economy started to trend downward.

“A lot of advertisers had just been closing their first deals with us [when the economy started to trend downward] and, if they’ve seen success, have been able to measure the value of working with us,” he said. “And we’ve been lucky enough that they’ve been coming back and continuing to spend even while their budgets have been getting smaller.”

Lerer also touted the benefits of using parties and events to reach out to new readers and advertisers. “We try to keep is stupid simple over here,” he said. “We have two goals. One is to build our audience with the right kind of guys and the other is to sell against that audience.” Events, he added “easily checks off those two boxes.”

Lerer also discussed challenges he’s faced as a young CEO and his take on Jay Leno‘s revolutionary move to primetime.

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

Help Get WebNewser’s Steve Krakauer Out Of Here

celebrity.png Despite what the title of this post suggests, we are quite fond of our colleague from WebNewser and TVNewser, Steve Krakauer. So, when we heard he was competing in the “I’m a Blogger…Get Me Out of Here!” contest, we wanted to help him out.

The winner of the contest, which is part of promotional efforts for NBC‘s upcoming reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”, will get sent to Costa Rica to blog during the show. And since Steve professes that this is his “lifelong dream,” we had to do our part and vote. And you should, too!

Here’s a little bit more info about the contest, from its Web site:

We pit bloggers against each other in a contest to see who can survive to the final round, and win a trip to live blog behind the scenes at the “I’m a Celebrity” set in Costa Rica!

Three rounds will present our bloggers with challenges about bugs, beauty, being a celebrity and surviving the jungle. And you decide who makes it to the next round.

Check out Steve’s first post about bullet ants (no thank you) and botflies (yuck). We were worried that, were he to win, Steve might encounter these scary creepy crawlers when he gets to Costa Rica. But thankfully, bloggers don’t get to go outside much. But unfortunately, we think Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are more scary than bullet ants anyway.

Vote for WebNewser’s Steve Krakauer

SteveinLA22.jpgOur colleague Steve Krakauer over at WebNewser and TVNewser is in the running for “I’m a Blogger… Get Me Out of Here!”

From their site:

I’m a Blogger… Get Me Out of Here! is a competition based on NBC and Granada USA’s “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here”. We pit bloggers against each other in a contest to see who can survive to the final round, and win a trip to live blog behind the scenes at the I’m a Celebrity set in Costa Rica!

The sadist in us really wants to see New Jersey native, Krakauer in a Central American jungle. So vote him up here. Good times.

Previously on FBLA: TVNewser Comes to LA

Why I Followed Andrew Sullivan to the Financial District

It’s sort of fitting that my last FBNY post should be about The Atlantic dinner/conversation I attended earlier this evening, which featured Michael Hirschorn and Andrew Sullivan, since this post was actually my first foray into this whole blogging thing (and remains my top Google result).

The talk — the dinner part included chili, cornbread, and brownies — was billed in the invite as “A Conversation on the Future of Media” and the crowd that packed Justin Smith‘s downtown apartment included a whole lot of very recognizable New York Media names who will no doubt be heavily involved in that very Future. Here’s a non-exhaustive list: Bonnie Fuller, Harry Smith, Richard Perez-Pena, Nick Denton, Tad Friend, Duff McDonald, Gabriel Snyder, Jeff Bercovici, Matt Haber, Danny Shea, Brian Stelter, Rachel Sklar, Jon Fine, Dylan Stableford, Laurel Touby, James Bennett…and also, strangely(?), (the very tall) Sigourney Weaver.

Alas, neither Sullivan nor Hirschorn appeared to have any definite ideas about what ‘Media’ might look in the future other than that it would probably be very different from what we currently have, but also that the New York Times is in a lot of trouble. For those of you keeping score Andrew Sullivan still reads the dead tree edition of the Times every morning and does not Twitter. @LaurelTouby, @BrianStelter, and @RachelSklar, however, all have nice tweets from the party. Now(!), before I sign off for good here’s a couple of other interesting things I read today:

  • Choire speculating on, among other things, the equality of words.
  • Chris Lehmann talking about his “crash course in the staggering unselfawareness of Manhattan class privilege.”
  • Gay Talese, who is described solely in this article as “an author who writes on the sex trade.” Ahem.

  • Garry Trudeau on journos “Smitten With The Idea Of A Personal Broadcasting System” Also, Twitter’s greatest hits…and misses.

  • This, for reasons which will become clear at some point tomorrow.
  • And this, because it’s had me laughing all day. The video in the top corner of this post, by the way, is purely for the enjoyment of my managing editor Rebecca Fox, and for the edification of my Menu cohort Steve Krakauer.
  • Listen to Laurel Touby on BlogTalkRadio

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    This is Steve Krakauer with Mediabistro.com Founder Laurel Touby, Jon Fine of Businessweek and Glynnis MacNicol of FishbowlNY.

    They discuss paid content on the internet, Playboy’s potential sale (and print vs. internet porn), Conan’s move to LA and more.

    Listen here.

    Jimmy Fallon Flips Out

    Steve Krakauer over at TVNewser must think we’re obsessed with the Christian Bale freak out tape. We have no idea why he would think such a thing.

    This is Jimmy Fallon doing his parody. Enjoy!

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