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11 Media Women Comprise Forbes’ List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

high achieversWhen Forbes released their list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, we couldn’t help but wonder where media moguls landed on the list. Out of the 100 names, 11 women are in media. Congrats to the power women!

#9  – Sheryl Sandberg – COO of Facebook

#12 – Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube

#14 – Oprah Winfrey

#18 – Marissa Mayer – CEO of Yahoo

#28 – Amy Pascal – Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony

#39 – Anna Wintour – Editor-in-chief of Vogue (US) and Artistic Director for Condé Nast

#42 – Bonnie Hammer – Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable

#52 – Arianna Huffington – Chair, President, and Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group

#87 – Hu Shuli –Editor-in-chief of Caixin Media

#99 – Lila Tretikov – Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation

#100 – Greta Van Susteren – Fox News Anchor

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From Blogger to Talk Show Host, Nitika Chopra Reveals the Secrets to Success

on airLet’s face it: Most of us have a blog and a professional brand whether or not there’s a full-time job involved. And most of us have big dreams to cultivate our brand and launch it into a show, product…anything!

Nitika Chopra is one of us but here’s the difference: She’s been there, done that and sat down with us to dish.

Last night at the premiere of her show, Naturally Beautiful, in New York City we picked her brain to learn the secrets to her success. After all, she started her blog, Your Bella Life, with the sole purpose to become a talk show host!

In our exclusive interview, Chopra dishes:

“I was very, very clear [about what I wanted] and I was also very clear that no one knew who I was. So, I was like, ‘Okay, that’s nice that you want a talk show but no one knows you so you’re probably not going to get one tomorrow.’ Instead of giving up, I decided that I was going to figure out what are the elements of a show like the guests that you would have, the topics that you would have and me being on camera and put that on a website. And I literally meditated on it every day for the past four years and then I got a show.” Read more

O‘s Adam Glassman on the Worst Thing You Can Do in a Job Interview

If only he had enough hours in a day. That’s the most challenging part of Adam Glassman‘s gig as creative director of O Magazine, a post where he’s constantly navigating the worlds of graphic design and fashion.

And, of course, working for Oprah means that you’ll always have more interested candidates than open positions to fill. In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? series, Glassman discusses the one thing that applicants do to sully their chances.

“First of all, I think everyone should do their homework. You need to know who you’re interviewing with — not just the human being, but also the publication,” he said. “And I can tell you numerous times people have come in and they’ve never picked up an issue of O Magazine. And I have to tell you something: that doesn’t fly. There are so few jobs out there right now for young people, and there are a lot of people looking for a job. The moment you say that to me, the interview is over, basically, in my mind.”

For more, read So What Do You Do, Adam Glassman, Creative Director at O Magazine?

Oprah Vents While Stars And Stripes Admits Porn Problem, Plus Other News of the Day

- Oprah Winfrey wasn’t pleased; wasn’t pleased at all to leave broadcast television. According to a report from Fortune magazine, Oprah talks about what took place when she negotiated a partnership with Discovery Communications to help build her own network OWN. Discovery CEO David Zaslav demanded more of Oprah’s time and on-air presence at OWN, if he was going to commit. She said she “wasn’t pleased,” according to Fortune. “I wasn’t pleased at all.” Well, it seems like she’s gotten over it.

- Stars and Stripes employees aren’t just reporting the war, according to an internal investigation. They’re also partaking in other activities provided on the Internet. “A Stars and Stripes internal investigation found that ‘a considerable number’ of the news organization’s Pacific employees have accessed gambling and pornography sites using government computers, officials confirmed this week,” writes Stars and Stripes Erik Slavin.  When will people learn that their computers are being watched at work? This seems to happen all the time now.

- Business journalists now have a stylebook. Really, it’s not the first. Most organizations have basic writing guide, but UNC-Chapel Hill journalism professor Chris Roush decided to write a book for business journalists to reference, if needed. What’s Roush’s biggest issue with business journalism? “My biggest pet peeve when reading a business story is seeing a business term or phrase used incorrectly by the reporter and not corrected by the editor,” said Roush to Talking Biz News. “It’s apparent that someone who was interviewed for the story said the term or phrase in the interview, and the reporter thought it sounded important, so they decided to use it. But they don’t know what the term really means. I see this a lot with net income vs. operating income.” I hate that too.

- NPR has hired on two more investigative journalists, reports our sister blog FishbowlDC. Margot Williams comes from the New York Times and the Washington Post, where she uncovered jihadists online and worked on two “Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning teams,” according to NPR’s internal memo written by investigative head Susanne Reber. The other, Alicia Cypress, also comes from the Post offices, where she worked for the past 16 years. While there, she created the Post Tech podcast and the “Green” page, which focused on the environment.

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How Do You Replace Oprah? With A Lot Of Jobs

WLS Channel 7, aka Oprah Winfrey‘s flagship outlet until Winfrey calls it quits next year, is making big and surprising plans to fill the 9 a.m. timeslot.

Until recently, it had been assumed (writes Robert Feder at Vocalo.org) that the station would fill the slot with another syndicated show. But WLS president and general manager Emily Barr says she’s received approval from her bosses to create an all-new morning show focused on local Chicago issues. It will be “lighter rather than heavier, fun without being too silly, smart without feeling too sophisticated,” Barr told Feder. But “I’m not trying to re-invent Oprah Winfrey. This is not going to be ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ with some new host.”

The station recently posted a job opening for an executive producer to “lead the development, staffing and production of a new one-hour live morning talk, entertainment and information show.” That person should have five years experience in live talk programming, and whoever it is, if you want in on this show, you want to be on their good side, because s/he will be hiring hosts, contributors and staff pretty quickly.

Discovery CEO Gets 50% Raise

We’ve probably said this before, but who says there’s no money in media?

Discovery Communications (NSDQ: DISCA) CEO David Zaslav just got a 50% raise to $3 million yearly and could get another $55 million in five years if he doesn’t quit and meets his performance targets.

That’s reported by paidContent.org which notes that since joining Discovery from NBC Universal in 2007, the company’s been incredibly pleased with his work—cutting costs, adding programming, increasing sales, and partnering with Oprah Winfrey.

Poaching prevention, anyone?