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Revolving Door: Hearst and YouTube, Current TV Countersues

Hearst is launching a YouTube channel on April 15, Hello Style, that will bring together content from five of its titles including Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. Teaser above. [via]

Current TV has filed a countersuit against Keith Olbermann claiming that he’s the one guilty of breach of contract. Filing available here.

The co-founders of YouTube are working on a new venture, Zeen, that will allow users to “discover and create beautiful magazines.” No further details about what exactly that means just yet.

Richard Huff is leaving the New York Daily News to handle PR for the CBS News programs 48 Hours Mystery and CBS Sunday Morning, and for CBS Productions and Primetime Specials. He joined the paper in 1993 and was promoted to TV editor in 2001. [via]

The Atlantic Wire has some of the highlights from the long and outstanding career of Mike Wallace. Apparently, he once considered a job in PR.

Muck Rack, which follows what reporters are saying on Twitter and offers a daily newsletter tracking top activity, has now relaunched its one-line press releases. Launched in 2009, the service had been suspended in December during the site’s relaunch. The releases are distributed through the Muck Rack Twitter feed with links to company websites and other online channels.

WWD discusses the new role of the EIC, which includes having a say on branding opportunities for the title.

National Review‘s editor Rich Lowry announced over the weekend that it has cut ties with writer John Derbyshire after he published a “nasty and indefensible” story on a website, Taki’s Magazine. The story, meant to be an outline of a “talk” he has with his kids about black people, says things like, “(10g) Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white.”

More media moves below:

Remy Stern has been named digital consultant at New York Post. He had been editor-in-chief at Gawker. (FishbowlNY)

Greg Emmanuel has been named articles editor at Details. He had been deputy editor at Star. (FishbowlNY)

Bryan Curtis has been named writer at Grantland. He had been correspondent at . (FishbowlLA)

Eriq Gardner has been named senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter. He had been contributor there. (FishbowlLA)

Annie Tomlin has been named beauty director at BellaSugar. She had been senior editor there. (mb)

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