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Karla Zabludovsky Departs NYT for Newsweek

After linking this afternoon on Twitter to Capital New York reporter Joe Pompeo‘s summary of the first round of staff hires at the “new” Newsweek, here’s how New York Times Mexico City-based reporter Karla Zabludovsky further framed it:


Zabludovsky is the magazine’s new Latin America correspondent. According to Pompeo, she is just one of several impressive hires. Also enlisted to help revive the brand-name newsweekly are Alexander Nazaryan, coming over from The Atlantic Wire to cover culture and science, and two more:

Newsweek‘s new international editor, Capital has learned, is Nicholas Wapshott, a veteran British journalist who’s held top positions at The Times of London in addition to a role as a contributing columnist at Reuters.

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Wall Street Journal Beefs Up Sales Team

journal logo.pngCould the key to surviving this economic crisis be bigger and stronger ad sales teams?

The Wall Street Journal has become the latest media organization to expand its sales team, announcing yesterday that it had hired Sophie Raptis to be the new publisher of its glossy magazine WSJ.. The current publisher, Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, has been moved into the position of vice president of sales for the Journal‘s Weekend Edition and Luxury groups, while Andrea Norlander, formerly the executive director of creative services for WSJ. was promoted to associate publisher of marketing for the magazine and Anthony Cenname was brought on as multimedia director for the Luxury group under Asmodeo-Giglio.

Michael Rooney, the Journal‘s chief revenue officer, emphasized the selling power of the new team. “These are proven advertising sales executives who continue to deliver substantial advertising revenue to this company, even in the current economy,” Rooney said in a press release yesterday. “Ellen has accomplished one of the most difficult assignments — to successfully launch and sell a luxury magazine in one of the most challenging markets since the Great Depression. Sophie brings two critically important experiences to her position — extensive experience in managing a glossy magazine that originates within a newspaper and understanding the global luxury and retail categories.”

When she joins WSJ. next month, Raptis will be reunited with a former colleague from Luxx, the glossy magazine of the Times of London. At Luxx, Raptis once worked with Tina Gaudoin, who is now the editor-in-chief of WSJ. Raptis is currently working for Times Media in London.

Another publication that is expanding its sales team is WWD, which recently brought on three new associate publishers to serve under Richard Beckman.

Full release after the jump

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New Yorker‘s Greenman Joins The Menu To Talk Media Headlines And His Book, “Please Step Back”


Today on the Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed New Yorker editor and author of the novel “Please Step Back” Ben Greenman to discuss the biggest media headlines of the day.

First the team discussed a Times of London story about a Morgan Stanley intern’s report on teenager’s Twitter use — or lack thereof. “The sample size is tiny,” Greenman pointed out. “The thing about it that struck me is that someone is woefully behind the curve still, whether it’s the bankers who think that this report matters…or the newspaper that reports it…Go somewhere where the habits are different…and you might get a different report that will shock people in another way.”

Also discussed: BusinessWeek‘s possible sale and the New Yorker‘s plan to survive the recent media downturn.

Greenman also talked about his new novel, which is based in the 1960′s and 1970′s and follows the life of a funk rock star loosely based on Sly Stone. “At that time, top music was at the center of a lot of different conversations about race relations and about Vietnam and about political upheaval and youth culture,” Greenman explained.

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All the News That’s Fit to Imitate?*

plagiarism600pxw.jpgApparently there is not enough news to go around. Twice already this week someone has brought to our attention similar articles being published in different papers by different writers. The first example comes to us from former fishbowlNY’er Neal Ungerleider who points out that both USA Today and the Times of London ran very similar pieces on Iraq’s newly revived heavy metal music scene, two weeks apart. The USA Today article ran on Oct. 30 while the Times piece ran more than two weeks later on Nov. 16. As Neal points out, it’s understandable that the two would cover the same event, but curious that they quote the same sources, also this paragraph rings awfully similar:

USA Today:
Throughout the two-hour show, the crowd thrashed about, a sea of sweating bodies and banging heads.

Times of London:
Sweating fans thrashed, writhed and banged heads. Heavy metal was back, alive and kicking, in Baghdad.

Meanwhile! Peter Feld points out similarities between The Atlantic‘s story on the Obama girls choosing a school, and the one that ran a week later in the New York Times‘ this weekend (Jeff Goldberg noted it also).

*We are sort of imitating Feld’s hed here.

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Rupe Street Journal: It’s (F*cking Finally) On

The $5 billion foreplay is giving way to some Rupe-on-Journal action. Finally.

Relevant linkage:

  • NYT: Victory.

  • WSJ Publisher’s Note: Readers should expect what they have always expected from the Journal, writes Gordon Crovitz. In an era when reliable, accurate and knowledgeable business news and information is more valuable than ever, the highest standards are good journalism and good business.
  • NYO: Murdoch’s triumphal night.
  • NYO: It’s not easy to get an interview with Rupert Murdoch. But if you do, it’s easy to get a great one.
  • E&P: Union at Dow Jones slams Murdoch victory.
  • NYT/David Carr: Murdoch wanted it more.
  • E&P: Response from around the media to Murdoch’s victory.
  • MSNBC: Murdoch will tarnish a journalistic jewel.
  • AJR: The Bancroft Family Soap Opera.
  • NYP: Dow Jones’ union is watching the clock.
  • LAT: Dow deal is a sign of dynasties’ decline.
  • NYT: Guessing Murdoch’s strategy for the Journal.
  • Guardian: Is Times of London editor Robert Thomson headed to the Journal?
  • Marketwatch/Jon Friedman: Murdoch has a chance to prove critics wrong.
  • NY Sun Editorial: Certainly his success is something that all Americans, even his competitors, will hope for.
  • Slate/Jack Shafer: Having bagged his trophy, how long will it take Rupert to bugger it?
  • HuffPo: Murdoch’s win is bad for journalism and bad for democracy.
  • BusinessWeek/Jon Fine: Rupert’s a 20th century newspaper guy — but this is the 21st century.
  • USA Today: Media companies are noticing the sexiness of business news.
  • Times of London: News Corp. and Dow Jones have agreed on who will sit on a special committee to guard “journalistic and editorial integrity.”
  • Radar: ‘Annotated Murdoch’ portrait takes pulse of staff on deal.