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Posts Tagged ‘Celebuzz’

Revolving Door

GQ has named Kevin Sintumuang multimedia editor. Sintumuang comes to GQ from The Wall Street Journal, where he was features editor for its “Off Duty” section. Also at GQ, Ted Stafford has been promoted to fashion market director, and Will Welch has been promoted to senior editor, style. (Fishbowl NY)

CELEBUZZ has made several staffing changes. Executive editor of CELEBUZZ, Joseph Kapsch, has announced he is leaving his New York post. Meanwhile, Kristin Koch, formerly senior editor of style at XO Group, has been named senior editor. She also previously contributed to Vanity Fair and iVillage. Todd Gilchrist, who most recently worked for The Hollywood Reporter, is the new senior editor of film. And in New York, Lee Hernandez has joined CELEBUZZ from The Huffington Post, where he was a staff editor. His official new title is senior staff editor. (FishbowlLA)

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Celebuzz EIC Says Skip the Publicist and Go Straight to the Source

Publicists usually act as the middle men between their clients and the media, but what happens when journalists skip the PRs and go straight to the source? According to Dylan Howard, editor-in-chief of Celebuzz, a pretty good story.

In his So What Do You Do? interview, Howard describes how he pursued Charlie Sheen directly, and eventually scored an exclusive interview with the #TigerBlood celeb.

“After a little research, I hit gold, sourcing Sheen’s phone number from another source. When I called his cell phone, his personal assistant Rick Calamaro, told me Sheen wouldn’t be commenting. Unperturbed, I sent Sheen many more text messages, offering him that time-honored reporter’s standby: a chance to put forth his side of the story. Eventually it paid off and I got replies from the man himself,” he said.

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Dylan Howard, Editor-in-Chief of Celebuzz? and let us know your comments.

How do you handle it when a journalist bypasses you and contacts your client directly?

Andrea Hackett