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Major Executive Changes at Condé Nast (FishbowlNY)
Big changes have just hit Condé Nast. Editorial director Tom Wallace and COO and CFO John Bellando are both leaving the company, while David Geithner — a former veteran of Time Inc. — is joining as CFO. Capital New York Wallace, who had previously served as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler, had been editorial director since 2005, helping to craft a consistent brand across the company’s many glossies and its many special editions. WWD / Memo Pad Several other major management changes were revealed, including the expansion of responsibilities of Robert A. Sauerberg Jr., president of Condé Nast. According to a memo, Sauerberg “will assume a leading role in all revenue generation activities, including taking direct responsibility for the Condé Nast Media Group, as well as brand revenue growth.” This will expand his areas of responsibility beyond the management of digital, technology, consumer marketing, business development, corporate administration and Condé Nast Entertainment. THR Bellando joined the company’s executive ranks in 1999. Geithner had spent more than two decades at Time Inc. prior to the appointment at Condé Nast. Most recently, Geithner served as the EVP and president of Time Inc.’s Entertainment Group, and exited the company earlier this year as part of the reorganization prior to the spinoff of the publisher from Time Warner. Time Inc. chairman and CEO Joe Ripp announced Geithner’s departure in a memo on Feb. 4, singling out his contributions to People, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle. WSJ The changes come as Condé Nast, a unit of Advance Publications Inc., is pushing to capture more digital related advertising dollars. Earlier this month, Condé Nast launched a new online video hub called The Scene, intended to serve as a home for all its video channels, including original programming such as The Single Life and Strictly Ballet.

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Mighty Taco Takes On Mighty Putin

How does a Western New York Mexican food chain generate favorable AP coverage? By firing off a press release and posting this on Facebook:

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Besides the national media attention and, we assume, inevitable late night monologue punchlines, the fun of this is reading the reaction on Facebook. A couple of highlights:

Nik Malahosky: Give me a summer internship in public relations. I promise I’m a good worker, and even kind of funny sometimes. Your move.

Katya Babchuk: LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! Coming from a Ukrainian with wonderful family that lives there! God bless you guys!!

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UK Journo: NYT Op-Ed Errors, Ironies ‘Too Numerous to Detail’

The March 8 New York Times op-ed, headlined “London’s Laundry Business,” was contributed by Ben Judah, author of last year’s Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love With Vladimir Putin. The piece did not sit well with another author, Sean Thomas, who writes thrillers under the pseudonym Tom Knox and is currently working on a memoir.

LondonShardThomas, responding over the weekend in London’s Daily Telegraph, has some laundry business of his own to share – namely, a laundry list of Judah mistakes and false arguments. Right from the NYT opening paragraph:

The essay begins with a series of bizarre inaccuracies and insults – “London’s buses are still dirty” (no they aren’t), “Londoners are passive-aggressive” (no they’re not), “London’s planning regulations have been scrapped,” (no they haven’t). Then we get to the nub of Judah’s argument. He’s hacked off that we aren’t supporting America’s vigorous stance against Putin.

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Commenters: An Early Favorite For Person of the Year

At this point we’re almost as tired of writing about the demise of journalism due to commenters as we are about Barack Obama. And yet, we soldier on. At the moment the one thing both subjects have in common is that we’re betting they’re early favorites for Time‘s ‘Person of the Year’ award. James Poniewozik seems to agree with us, on the commenter front, anyway. He also says that ability to use the caps lock key will not in and of itself sink the Times. Lewis Black, however, says that commenters are worse than ultimate fighting (see video below). Still, Time crowned Vladimir Putin last year, and George W. Bush twice, not to mention, You, so we figure all you commenters at least have a shot at the title.

Vote for Time’s Most Influential, and Please Let Nikki Finke Beat Perez Hilton

Time has a poll–the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Go on, vote for Nikki Finke. We did. She’s ahead of John McCain, Nicholas Sarkozy, and Vladimir Putin.

Perez Hilton is at # 5, which is a sign of the end times.

On the bright side, Nick Denton, at #204, beats Eliot Spitzer and Rhonda Bryne, both of whom allegedly know about secrets.

And there must be a secret to this as Korean pop star Rain is in first place.

‘Money Honey’ To Interview Condi

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Somehow, we doubt Condi will get derailed like Michael Moore last week:

CNBC MEDIA ALERT: CNBC’S MARIA BARTIROMO INTERVIEWS SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE ON “CLOSING BELL” TODAY AT 4:20 PM

What: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be interviewed on “Closing Bell”

When: Wednesday, July 6th at 4:20 PM ET

Where: CNBC’s “Closing Bell”

In a sit down interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, Rice will discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s U.S. visit, U.S.-China relations, the war in Iraq and the Middle East. Transcript to follow.

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