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Obama: Foley Execution ‘Appalled’ the Entire World (TVNewser)
President Obama took the podium Wednesday in Martha’s Vineyard to speak about James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded by ISIS in a video released Tuesday. The United States Wednesday morning verified the authenticity of the video, which also shows another captive American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns that he will be next to die. FishbowlDC Obama said, “No just God would stand for what they did yesterday or every single day… People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future’s won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley.” ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC and Al Jazeera America all broadcast Obama’s statement live. NYT Obama declared on Wednesday that the entire world was “appalled” by the videotaped beheading of Foley by Islamic militants, speaking as American warplanes conducted 14 airstrikes in Iraq and the State Department asked the Pentagon to send as many as 300 more American troops to Iraq for security. Mashable Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including Foley, but the troops did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday. The officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. HuffPost Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt condemned the murder of journalist Foley in a statement on Wednesday. His murder should be treated as a war crime, according to Pruitt. Foley went missing in Syria in 2012. He contributed to the GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse, among other media outlets. TVNewser CBS’s Clarissa Ward changed her profile picture, Fox News’s Conor Powell remembers him as “a great guy,” while Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, himself imprisoned in Egypt, says Foley’s murder “will spark a revolution against terrorists.” These are just some of the ways those who knew and worked alongside the intrepid journalist are remembering their colleague killed by ISIS militants.

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Matt Rice Named Style.com Publisher

Condé Nast has named Matt Rice publisher of Style.com and NowManifest, the curated blog portal. Rice has served as associate publisher of the brands since 2012.

Rice has been with Condé since 2007. He previously served as advertising director of Style.com and executive director, international fashion of Style.com, WWD and WWD.com.

“Matt has been very effective at building awareness of Style.com and NowManifest among advertisers looking to connect with deeply-engaged audiences of fashion influencers,” said Robert Sauerberg, Condé’s president, in a statement. “He will continue to expand these brands at Condé Nast as we look to increase their reach on all platforms.”

Penske to Acquire Fairchild Fashion Media

FFMLogoCondé Nast wouldn’t comment. But according to New York Times media reporter Ravi Somaiya, Jay Penske is about to add an impressive group of media properties to his PMC empire.

From Somaiya’s report:

Condé Nast plans to sell Fairchild Fashion Media, the group behind trade publications like Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News, to Penske Media for around $100 million, according to a person familiar who has been briefed on the deal.

Fairchild’s employees will go with the new company, the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal an as-yet unannounced deal, said.

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Style.com Adds Market Director, Recode Promotes Li

A couple Revolving Door moves to note today, involving Style.com and Recode. Details are below.

  • Style.com has named Rachael Wang fashion market director. Wang was most recently market director for Nylon. Prior to that, she served as Glamour’s fashion editor. At Style.com, Wang will report to Nicole Phelps, the site’s executive editor.
  • Kenneth Li has been named editor-in-chief of Recode. Li joined the site as its managing editor after working at Reuters for a decade.

ProPublica and Style.com Both Add Two Staffers

A couple Revolving Door notes for you today: ProPublica has hired Heather Vogell and Ryan Gabrielson, and Style.com has added Noah Johnson and Jessica Teves. Details are below.

  • Heather Vogell and Ryan Gabrielson have both been named reporters for ProPublica. Vogell comes to the site from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she had serving as a reporter since 2005. In 2013, her “Cheating Our Children,” series was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Gabrielson joins ProPublica from the Center for Investigative Reporting, where he had been since 2010. His reporting on violent crimes on the developmentally disabled was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
  • WWD reports that Style.com has named Noah Johnson deputy editor and Jessica Teves site director. Johnson comes to Style.com from Complex and Teves joins from Refinery29.

The Fader, Style.com Add to Teams

A couple morning moves to note, regarding The Fader and Style.com. Below are the details.

  • Malcolm Campbell has been named The Fader’s VP of business development, a new role at the magazine. Campbell comes to The Fader from amNewYork, where he served as senior advertising director. Prior to that he served as publisher of Spin for five years.
  • Style.com has added Amber Kallor as senior beauty editor. Kallor most recently served as beauty editor of Shape. She will report to Style.com’s executive editor, Nicole Phelps.

Fairchild Fashion Media Makes Publisher Changes

There have been two changes at Fairchild Fashion Media. Pamela Daniels has joined the company as the new publisher of Beauty, Inc. Daniels comes to Fairchild from Rodale, where she served as business development director since February.  She will report to Paul Jowdy, vice president, publisher of WWD.

Additionally, Matt Rice has been promoted to associate publisher of Style.com, NowManifest and Style.com/Print. Rice was most recently advertising director for Fairchild.

Style.com Launches Editors’ Diary

Style.com has launched an Editors’ Diary where staff share photos from their road travels in places like London, Milan, Paris, and of course New York.

The diary is intended to provide backstage and behind-the-scenes shots while giving viewers an inside look at the making of Style.com/Print issue 2 which will hit newsstands on April 2nd.

The first issue of Style.com/Print launched in October.

Style.com says that its second issue will:

take you even further inside the world of fashion. We’ll go behind the scenes at the making of the season’s most important shows. From the designer’s studio to the model casting to the runway and after-party, we’ll zoom in on the insiders who take the collections from inception to execution. We’re even planning a side trip to L.A. for the Oscars—we hear they’re kind of a big deal—to see what really goes into creating those red-carpet moments.

Style.com’s First Print Issue Launches Next Week and It Sounds Horrible

(Via The New York Times)

When FishbowlNY heard in April that Fairchild was launching a print version of Style.com, we first thought of the Bizarro Jerry episode of “Seinfeld.” A website becoming a magazine is the exact opposite of the way things should be, much like the “Bizarro” friends Elaine makes are the opposite of Jerry, George and Kramer (Memorable exchange: Elaine: “They read.” Jerry: “I read.” Elaine: “Books, Jerry.” Jerry: “Oh… big deal!”). But Style.com/Print — yes, that’s the name — is happening, and it’s hitting newsstands next week.

Along with that terrible name, the contents of the first issue don’t sound enticing either. The New York Times reports that all the content is brisk, and some pieces are simply ripped straight from the Internet, such as a collection of Twitter updates and a list of which fashion shows got the most page views on Style.com. Brilliant, right? Well, that’s not even the worst part. While the focus of the issue is on spring fashion, all the ads feature fall clothing.

One would think that at some point, someone — anyone, a janitor for god’s sake — at Fairchild would’ve said, “You know, maybe Style.com/Print isn’t the best idea.” But that would mean everything would’ve happened like it does in real life, and Fairchild appears to be living in a Bizarro world.

Fairchild Launching Print Version of Style.com

According to Adweek, Fairchild Fashion Group – in an effort to increase its consumer presence – is launching a print version of its website, style.com.

Peter Kaplan, Editorial Director at Fairchild, and Dirk Standen, Style.com’s Editor-in-Chief, are now prepping the magazine for a fourth quarter launch.

Launching the print venture is the (sort of) easy part, making it successful, that’s another story. But apparently Fairchild feels confident that the Style.com brand will carry it through. One piece of advice: Put Kim Kardashian on the cover of every issue. Like her or not, that woman moves print.

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