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Pitch Your Tech Culture Ideas to Wired.com

Wired.comAccording to its website, Wired is “the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world.” And, as lauded as the print pub is, Wired.com has its own share of accolades. In 2009, it scored both a Best Magazine Website honor by AdWeek and a Best News, Business & Finance Website distinction by MPA Digital. It was also a 2011 finalist for the National Magazine Award for Digital Media General Excellence.

With headlines like, “This Wacky Web Browser Works Like an Ouija Board” and “Google Glass is Great for Toddlers. Seriously,” the content attracts tech junkies and journos alike. Good news, freelancers: the editors at Wired.com are open to pitches for all of its sections.

For pitching etiquette and editor’s contact info, read How To Pitch: Wired.com.

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Conde And Boxee Sign Deal|USA TODAY Reporter Moves To Copywriting|Maer Roshan Found|Another Online Ad Sales Report|Jayson Blair Speaks

WebNewser: Condé Nast Digital has entered into a content sharing agreement with Boxee, the startup whose free software allows users to integrate personal media, Internet media and social networking tools. The deal will give Boxee users access to Wired.com and Style.com video content, and Style.com photo slideshows.

AgencySpy: USA TODAY reporter Theresa Howard, who has been covering consumer marketing and advertising for the nation’s most read paper, is leaving her beat to join the enemy. She’s joining Crispin Porter + Bogusky as a copywriter.

The Observer: Where did Maer Roshan, the editor of now-defunct Radar go? A year after his mag folded, Roshan can be found in Los Angeles, working on TV projects.

Forbes: A new report shows that marketers will pay publishers an average of $2.27 for every reader they can get to enter information on their Web site. “That hefty price suggests publishers should consider abandoning cheap ads sold for guaranteed prices and should instead try to use space on their Web pages to convince readers to turn over their personal information.”

The Coaching Commons: Last week we learned that disgraced New York Times reporter Jayson Blair is now working as a life coach. This week, Blair sat down for this lengthy interview.

With Future Of Media Uncertain, Mirror Awards Honor Journalists Covering Media

mirrors.jpgToday’s Mirror Awards luncheon at the Harmonie Club uptown was swarmed by all manner of media types. Media critics who were nominated for Mirrors like Vanity Fair‘s Michael Wolff, Rachel Sklar of Abrams Research (nominated twice for her work for the Huffington Post) and The New York TimesDavid Carr (who won for best commentary in traditional media) mingled with colleagues and big name presenters, including Howard Dean and Nora Ephron.

The awards, which honor excellence in media reporting, were presented for the third year by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. MSNBC anchor and Newhouse alum Contessa Brewer guided the festivities as emcee, and Chris Ahearn, president of Reuters Media, and Bloomberg political columnist Margaret Carlson presented awards.

Vanity Fair and The New York Times both took home two of the six prizes awarded by a jury of journalists and journalism educators. In addition to Carr, the TimesDavid Barstow won for best in-depth piece in traditional media. VF‘s Seth Mnookin and David Kamp each snagged an award for best single article, for traditional and digital media, respectively.

Rounding out the winners were Ian Parker for best profile, traditional media, for his profile of Times columnist Thomas Freidman for the New Yorker and Clive Thompson for Wired.com took home the award for best commentary in digital media.

Read on for more about our chat with Arianna Huffington (above middle, with her daughter Christina and MSNBC president Phil Griffin)

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