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On the Podcast: Lebron’s announcement, Marketwire acquires Sysomos, and Amanda Ernst from Crushable

On our weekly podcast this morning, we discussed the positioning and PR ramifications of the LeBron James signing. Though the “King of Akron” just joined Twitter, we now know the announcement will take place on ESPN tomorrow night at 9p.m., during an hour-long interview.

We then discussed the heat around the monitoring, measurement and listening space. Newswire company Marketwire follows its competitors with the acquisition of Sysomos this week.

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Our guest (and former colleague) Amanda Ernst joined us to talk about her work as deputy editor of B5 Media’s Crushable site. We talked about Lindsay Lohan’s need for rehab, image rehab that is, in the wake of her 90 day prison sentence.

“There’s a lot of good will about her in terms of her talent…She hasn’t really gone Britney Spears crazy enough that people don’t want do to see her still do well,” said Ernst. “It’s important she has good team around her, not just an image consultant,” she continued.

We also asked Amanda about the changing nature of celebrity reporting and how PR people can work with Crushable. Listen to the podcast to hear her tips.

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Lindsay Lohan “On Hiatus” From Publicist

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Maybe this explains all of the bad news around Lindsay Lohan lately. She is “on hiatus” from her publicist, Leslie Sloane-Zelnik of BWR.

The scoop comes courtesy of our former FishbowlNY blogger Amanda Ernst, now at Crushable.com.

We reached out to BWR and while Zelnik was not available for comment, a BWR staffer confirmed the hiatus, and that Zelnik “hasn’t been booking her or dealing with [Lohan].” When asked why, the staffer would only say “no specific reason.”

On The Menu: FishbowlNY Editor Says Goodbye

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Via Amanda Ernst at FishbowlNY:

Today is my last day as FishbowlNY editor, and I was lucky enough to be welcomed on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast one last time.

Jason Boog of GalleyCat, AgencySpy’s Matt Van Hoven and I could talk forever, but this morning we stuck to just over 15 minutes of conversation about where I’m heading next, Hachette Book Group’s current dispute with Amazon and the Superbowl.

We are sad to see Amanda go, but are also happy that she will have the opportunity to join an exciting new publication. If you think you have what it takes to fill her shoes, check out the job listing currently posted on our job board.

Dow Jones Re-Org Will Have “No Effect” On Editorial, Company Says

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FishbowlNY has the latest on a big re-org underway at Dow Jones. “The restructuring combines the company’s consumer arm — which includes the Journal, MarketWatch and Barron‘s — with its newswire and Factiva businesses,” reports Amanda Ernst.

A Dow Jones spokesperson tells PRNewser the re-org will have “no effect” on editorial staffing at Dow Jones publications.

In related news, part of Dow Jones’ enterprise operations is its foray into the PR services industry. The company launched Media Relations Manager, a “news-enabled media database and contact management tool,” this past November.

Book PR After “Holy Grail” Kirkus Reviews Disappear

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Chief Content Wrangler Kat Meyer of Next Chapter Communications joined Galleycat’s Jason Boog and FishBowlNY’s Amanda Ernst to discuss the demise of Kirkus Reviews, and Editor & Publisher. Nielsen shuttered the book and newspaper trades yesterday.

Kirkus for the uninitiated, is the intelligent trade pub that until yesterday, published twice-monthly slabs of unvarnished reviews of upcoming books. A starred review in Kirkus can mean better wholesale orders, and better library pick-up. A good review can also spark interest in Hollywood to option for development into a movie or TV show.

Meyer is concerned for the future of Kirkus’s massive archive of content. She moderates the #followreader Twitter discussion about books, and blogs at the Bookish Dilettante.

Stream or download the interview here:

FishbowlNY: What It’s Like To Go On The ‘Today’ Show

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FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst appeared on the “Today” show today as part of financial contributor Jean Chatzky‘s “Mini Money Makeover” series.

“When the four-and-a-half minute segment got underway, Kotb and Gifford really drove the conversation and it was all I could do to just hold on and get a well-formed response out of my mouth,” Ernst said. “But in the end, I hope I made the point I went there to make: if a fired writer like me — with no freelance experience and just a handful of contacts in the industry — can make it work, so can you.”

If you know someone who would like to be made over, Chatzky is looking for more people to be featured on the segment. Read Ernst’s full post here.

Hearst Digital Exec: “Happy To Work With PR”

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PRNewser stopped by mediabistro’s annual event for women’s magazine editors last night, Desert and Discourse, and caught up with Nicole Stagg, Senior Director, Content & Product Strategy for Digital Media at Hearst. Stagg is the founding editor of Hearst properties Delish.com and RealBeauty.com, and was a panelist alongside Michelle Adams, founder of new online shelter magazine Lonny; Caroline Little, former CEO of The Washington Post Co.’s digital side and current CEO of North America for Guardian News & Media; Newser co-founder and editor-in-chief Caroline Miller and Glam Media’s Jennifer Salant.

RealBeauty.com is still a baby, having launched two weeks ago and the staff is “happy to work with PR,” said Stagg. The site covers “wellness, fitness and beauty inside out,” she said, and welcomed PRNewser readers to send their pitches to the press@realbeauty.com email address, which goes out to all staffers.

We also asked Stagg about her thoughts on charging for online content and her reaction to positions such as those of Rupert Murdoch, who is aggressively pushing online pay walls. Stagg said that Hearst is still in “experiment mode” but did also point out that 25% of their print subscribers come directly from their online properties.

For a full recap of the night, check out FishbowlNY’s comprehensive coverage. MediaPost’s Kelly Samardak provided her usual snappy, visual and entertaining review. Folio was there and has a recap as well.

[Photo: Kelly Samardak]

Flacks to Axe Hacks at PRNewser Guitar Hero Face-off on Monday Night

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There’s still time to join your PR brethren in a Guitar Hero duel against the working press at Artica Bar on Monday night.

Joe Ciarallo and hopefully someone besides me (I can’t jam past Slow Ride) will anchor the PR team.

The Van Halen of edit will include mediabistro’s top hack Chris Ariens, his fellow TVNewser Kevin Allocca, as well as FishBowlNY’s Amanda Ernst.

Winner gets bragging rights and a free lifetime subscription to PRNewser.

RSVP here.