Today is the final day of NBC News’ “Education Nation” conference. New York City Mayor and Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg will be a speaker, as will former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. NBC will announce a digital toolkit for parents to support their children’s academic growth, and the conference will end with a panel of education journalists (from NBC and elsewhere) talking about the challenges of covering education in America.
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Mediabistro’s Diane Clehane was at her usual perch yesterday at Michael’s, Midtown Manhattan’s power lunch spot. And look who she spotted at table one.
Barnett represented Curry during her recent contract renegotiations with NBC News which saw Curry take on the role of anchor-at-large for “Today” and correspondent for NBC News.
Diane also learned some TV trivia from table 11:
Grant Wahl, America’s best soccer writer, posts a long interview transcript with Terry Byrne, best known as David Beckham‘s former manager and “best mate.” The self-made man has a new gig, however: Helping to bring back the New York Cosmos.
The legendary club featured Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, and other massive names. They were hugely popular in New York, dominating Studio 54 and earning themselves a much-loved documentary. In 1985, they disappeared from the field.
In essence, this is a media, marketing, and branding story. How do you transform a franchise that exists in the hearts and minds into one that appears on the field?
Byrne has some thoughts. Read more
While Diller is hosting a bash on a private roof garden overlooking Rockefeller Center to welcome new AOL boss Tim Armstrong and News Corp.’s chief digital officer Jonathan Miller to New York’s digital community, von Furstenberg will be at her downtown headquarters celebrating “Womenomics,” a new book by “Good Morning America” host Claire Shipman and the BBC’s Katty Kay. While Diller’s expecting Jeff Zucker, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers and Mike Ovitz, von Furstenberg is drawing Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson and Charlie Rose.