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Texas Monthly to Sue NY Times

The parent company of Texas Monthly is suing The New York Times for hiring Jake Silverstein — Texas Monthly’s editor — as the new editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine.

According to the Times, Emmis Publishing is claiming that that the Times influenced Silverstein into breaching his contract. The lawsuit states that Silverstein’s contract expires in February of next year.

Eileen Murphy, a Times spokesperson, described the lawsuit as “inexplicable.”

“We had an understanding with Emmis during the search that Jake would be permitted to exit his contract with Emmis and take the job,” Murphy told the Times. “We believe there is no basis for a lawsuit. We look forward to having Mr. Silverstein join the Times next month and help us shape the future of the magazine.”

This probably isn’t how Silverstein envisioned the next step in his career beginning.

Correction (4/12 9:20 am):
An earlier version of this post stated that Emmis was suing the Times and Silverstein. Emmis is suing only the Times.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Jake Silverstein Named Editor of NY Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine finally has a replacement for Hugo Lindgren. Jake Silverstein, most recently the editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly, is the new editor of the Times Magazine. The title had been without an editor since Lindgren left in January.

Silverstein had been editor of Texas Monthly for the past six years. During his time there it received 12 National Magazine Award nominations and won four times.

Jill Abramson, executive editor of the Times, said the hiring of Silverstein marked a new beginning for the Times Magazine. “With Jake at the helm, the Magazine will be redesigned, making it more beguiling, displaying more of the best riches of the Times,” she said, in a statement. “The traditional magazine forms will continue — narratives, deep profiles, investigative reporting, essays, photography — and others will be invented.”

NY Times Public Editor Criticizes NY Times Magazine Covers

originalLooks like we weren’t the only ones puzzled by The New York Times Magazine’s Hillary Clinton cover. Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ public editor, wasn’t a fan of it either. In a new column, Sullivan took the magazine to task for the Clinton cover and one featuring Wendy Davis, the Texas senator:

I did not find the Clinton cover illustration sexist but simply bizarre, lacking the sophisticated execution one expects from The Times Magazine. The Amy Chozick article it illustrated was an intriguing idea, exploring all the connections in the ‘Planet Hillary’ universe.

The Wendy Davis article presents a different, more serious question: When an article sets out to examine gender bias, how can it avoid perpetuating that bias along the way? Despite its well-intentioned efforts, this piece managed to trip over a double standard with its detailed examination of Ms. Davis’s biography, including her role in raising her two daughters.

While the illustration of Clinton was certainly weird, the headline of the Davis cover “Can Wendy Davis Have it All?” was ridiculous.

Lauren Kern, a deputy editor for the Times Magazine, told Sullivan they knew it was a “charged phrase.” “We asked the question about whether Davis can ‘have it all’ in part because her critics are saying she can’t,” she said. “She can’t make a tough choice — one that many women and men have to make — about temporarily prioritizing education or career over family, without being criticized for it later.”

Republicans Will Love Hillary Clinton NY Times Mag Cover

This is the latest cover of The New York Times Magazine. It’s not exactly a good look for Hillary Clinton. Although Republicans will probably appreciate it.

Jim Rutenberg Switches to New York Times Magazine

Jim Rutenberg is leaving the newspaper side of The New York Times for the magazine side. Capital New York reports that Rutenberg has been named chief political correspondent for the Times Magazine.

Rutenberg has been with the Times since 2000, most recently serving as national political correspondent. During his time at the paper, he has also served as City Hall bureau chief.

Rutenberg is succeeding Matt Bai, who left the Times in November to join Yahoo.

Cover Battle: Reader’s Digest or The New York Times Magazine

Welcome to the first FishbowlNY Cover Battle of 2014. Today we have Reader’s Digest versus The New York Times Magazine. We chose RD because well, we’re impressed with the new look. We hope it wins, because RD’s art team, led by design director Dean Abatemarcodid a wonderful job. However! We leave it up to you. By that we mean don’t mess this up.

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NY Times to Wait on Naming Editor for NY Times Magazine

Ever since we learned that The New York Times Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Hugo Lindgren, was leaving at the end of the year, we’ve been wondering — who will succeed him? According to a note from the Times’ executive editor, Jill Abramson, it will be… Well, she’s not sure yet.

Abramson explained that for the next three months, Dean Baquet, the Times’ managing editor, and Deborah Needleman, editor of T Magazine, will “plunge into the challenges facing the magazine.” The challenges Abramson listed:

There are urgent issues and questions: how to make the magazine the fount of our richest, most immersive multimedia reading; which long reads belong in the A book and which might fare better with editing and presentation in the magazine; should there be more dedicated staff writers, how do we forge stronger relationships with the best of our freelancers in an ever more competitive environment?

Abramson said that by appointing Baquet and Needleman to lead the magazine, “It allows us to hit the pause button and think in a more disciplined way about where we want the magazine to go. Then will come the moment to appoint a new editor to lead the way.”

The full note from Abramson is below.

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Cover Battle: Time or New York Times Magazine

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This week we have Time versus The New York Times Magazine. Time went with what can only be described as Sad Obama. Putting Sad Obama on your cover will surely garner applause from Happy Republicans.

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Cover Battle: New York Times Magazine or Fortune

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle. This week we have The New York Times Magazine versus Fortune. The Times Mag went with a photo of a young golfer who is probably better than you. Even if you are better at golf than him, there’s no way you can beat those pants.

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Cover Battle: The New York Times Magazine or Mental Floss

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This time around we have The New York Times Magazine versus Mental Floss. The Times Magazine went with an adorable photo of a dog licking a chubby baby. It’ll be tough to beat this cover, because who doesn’t like dogs and babies? If you answered “me,” please know you’re a bad person.

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