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ISIS Reportedly Holding Another Journalist Captive (TVNewser)
ISIS released a new video Thursday showing a British journalist as its prisoner. The video, since deleted by YouTube, shows British journalist John Cantlie. HuffPost Cantlie, a former reporter for the Sunday Times, the Sun and the Sunday Telegraph, went missing in Syria in 2012, but was later freed by the Free Syrian Army. Cantlie reportedly then returned to Syria in 2012, along with U.S. journalist James Foley. Foley was beheaded by ISIS in August, a horrific killing that was also recorded and released on video. Reuters In the new roughly three-minute video posted on social media sites, the man identified as Cantlie appears in good health and promises to “convey some facts” in a series of “programs,” suggesting there would be further installments. “Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘He’s only doing this because he’s a prisoner. He’s got a gun at his head and he’s being forced to do this.’ Right?” the man in the video, wearing an orange shirt and closely-cropped hair, says. “Well, it’s true. I am a prisoner. That I cannot deny. But seeing as I’ve been abandoned by my government and my fate now lies in the hands of the Islamic State, I have nothing to lose.” Mashable He delivers a propaganda message to the West, promising to show “the truth” about the jihadists and stop what he calls the “seemingly inevitable sequence of events” that’s taking Western countries to another war in the Middle East. He promises that he will appear in more videos to come. NYT Analysts said that the shift in tone from the previous videos sought to gain maximum exposure and showed how attuned the group is to Western sensibilities in crafting its message. The video, like those before it, seems designed to forestall international military action against the Islamic State. But while the previous videos threatened revenge for attacks, Cantlie’s message seemed crafted to capitalize on reluctance in the West to get involved in a new war. “After two disastrous and hugely unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, why is it that our governments appear so keen to get involved in yet another unwinnable conflict?” he says.

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Salon Adds Culture Editor, Capital New York and Woman’s Day Boost Staff

Salon, Capital New York and Woman’s Day have added to their teams. Below are the details.

  • Laura Bennett is joining Salon as culture editor. Bennett most recently served as The New Republic’s online culture editor and culture staff writer for the magazine.
  • Capital New York has named Andrew Sollinger executive director of strategy and business development. Sollinger joins the site from The Finanical Times, where for the past five years he served as managing director of the Americas.
  • Peter Hemmel has been named design director for Woman’s Day. Hemmel most recently served as creative director of Prevention. Prior to that, Hemmel served as creative director of Life & Style and art director at Glamour.

Earn up to $2 a Word at the Newly Revamped Woman’s Day

womans-day-january-2014Woman’s Day magazine has been around for 75 years, so naturally there have been some changes to the format, tone and style of the pub. But since its 2012 redesign, editors say the mag is more focused than ever on adding value to their readers’ lives — whether it be money-saving tips, recipes or health news.

The pub is ready for fresh new writers, and there are plenty of opportunities for freelancers (including contributing to Womansday.com). But remember, it’s important to do your homework before submitting a pitch:

Even with more than seven decades behind its title, this is not your nana’s Woman’s Day. It’s not even the Woman’s Day from five years ago. Freelancers interested in writing for the mag would do themselves a world of favors by getting acquainted with its post-redesign iteration. “A writer who wants to pitch us really needs to have read the past year of issues to know what we’ve covered. That requires a bit of research and knowledge,” says [executive editor Annemarie Conte], who encourages aspiring contributors to do a little legwork. “We’re in 90 percent of libraries in the country. You can find our back issues. There’s no excuse not to know the last 12 months of Woman’s Day.”

To hear more about how to get published in this mag, including editors’ contact info, read: How To Pitch: Woman’s Day.

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Real Simple Names Associate Publisher Sales, Woman’s Day Adds Home Editor

We have a couple moves to note this early Monday afternoon. Below are the details.

  • Julie DeGarmo has been named associate publisher of sales for Real Simple. She comes to the magazine from More, where she served as associate publisher. Prior to that, DeGarmo held spots at Vogue and Shape. She starts immediately.
  • Andriana Verdi has been named home editor at Woman’s Day magazine. Verdi most recently covered home and fashion markets for Whole Living. Her work has also been featured in publications such as RedbookEveryday with Rachel RayHGTV Magazine and Good Housekeeping. Verdi beginsOctober 14.

Actress Who Auditioned to Be Tom Cruise’s ‘Wife’ Speaks Publicly for the First Time

Here’s another PR nightmare for the Church of Scientology, to be denied in short order, no doubt. It comes courtesy of Australian magazine Woman’s Day, which published the scoop in print over the weekend and has allowed U.S. side media partner Tony Ortega to post online at his end. (Ortega’s item includes additional, separate material; he worked alongside Woman’s Day U.S. reporter Henry Meller on this latest sensational story.)

In the articles, Norwegian born actress Anette Iren Johansen picks up on that infamous October 2012 Vanity Fair feature by Maureen Orth. She says she was one of the other actresses “auditioned” by the Church in the mid-2000s to be Tom Cruise‘s next, post-Nicole Kidman girlfriend-wife:

Until that time [Copenhagen, January 2005], she had made some appearances in Scientology magazines and training films, and she assumed this was something similar. She noticed right away that there was something unusual about this project. There was a makeup team, for example, which she’d never seen before. She wanted to keep it light, but the woman in makeup told her it was important for this audition to be made up with eye shadow and glossy lips…

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Kassie Means Named Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Woman’s Day

Kassie Means has been named publisher and chief revenue officer of Woman’s Day. Means most recently carried the same role, overseeing Country Living. Prior to her time at Country Living, Means held a variety of positions at Cooking Light from 1996 to 2010. She most recently served as the magazine’s vice president and associate publisher.

“Kassie is known as a women’s lifestyle specialist and has strong relationships with key marketers in the category,” said Patricia Haegele, senior vice president, publishing director and chief revenue officer of Hearst Magazines, in a statement. “She will bring leadership, knowledge, and creativity to her new position, and, working closely with Editor in Chief Susan Spencer, ensure Woman’s Day’s continued growth.”

Means’ appointment is effective immediately.

Woman’s Day Adds Senior Editor

Woman’s Day has named Taryn Mohrman a senior editor. Mohrman comes to the magazine from Parents, where she had been since 2007.

Mohrman most recently served as Parents’ lifestyle editor, and at Woman’s Day will fill a similar role.

Mohrman’s first day at Woman’s Day is Thursday.

Woman’s Day Adds Two

Woman’s Day has named Sara Lyle deputy editor and Natalie van der Meer associate editor. Lyle comes to the magazine from Good Housekeeping, where she worked since 2007, most recently as lifestyle director. Prior to that she was a senior editor at Jane for two years.

Van der Meer joins Woman’s Day from Us Magazine, where she worked as assistant editor for beauty and fashion. She has previously worked for such publications as Reader’s DigestAllure and American Baby.

Woman’s Day Names Editor-in-Chief

Woman’s Day has named Susan Spencer its new Editor-in-Chief. Spencer is a veteran of Time Inc., having worked at the company since 2001; most recently as the Executive Editor of All You. At Woman’s Day Spencer will be succeeding Elizabeth Mayhew, who is leaving Hearst Magazines.

David Carey, President of Hearst Magazines, said Spencer’s experience will serve her well. “She has spent her career providing women with relevant and engaging information on the topics they care most about, and that depth of knowledge will enhance the relationship that Woman’s Day has with millions of readers,” explained Carey.

Spencer’s first day is February 6.

The Flip Side Of Newstand Losses: Accentuate The Positive!

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Yesterday was all doom and gloom for the future of print over at The New York Times, which reported an average newsstand loss in the magazine industry of 9.1 percent and an overall circulation decline of 2.2 percent from the previous year. While we floated the idea that some of the publishers that actually showed gains (Rodale and Meredith) operated in a niche market for customers, there might be even better news over at AdAge, where Nat Ives pointed out that the individual sale losses have actually slowed down in the past year. Big sellers like Cosmopolitan and Us Weekly either slowed down their decline to the single digits, or actually improved their single-copy sales, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. So what’s the logic behind the market? Why did Us Weekly gain 1 percent in sales while In Touch plummeted over 10 percent? And what can cause a magazine to do fare better in subscription form than single-issue, like Woman’s Day?

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