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Lara Cohen Departs Us Weekly

Lara Cohen is leaving Us Weekly for a new role as TV talent manager at Twitter. Today is her last day at the magazine. On Twitter, Cohen wrote that it was a “bittersweet day.”

Cohen had been with Wenner Media since 2002. She most recently served as Us Weekly’s editorial director.

In other Revolving Door news, Korin Miller has been named managing editor for Stylecaster Media Group. Miller most recently worked as site director for Cosmo. She had been at the magazine since 2009.

Joanna Coles is Blunt [Update]

Last week, Port, a magazine published in Britain, kicked up some controversy by putting six white male editors on the cover for its “golden age of print” story. Generally, people were upset because there are — shockingly enough — a lot of editors who aren’t white dudes.

The New Republic explored Port’s cover by trying to pinpoint why women’s magazines aren’t taken seriously, and it’s well worth your time. But what we wanted to highlight was the statement made by Joanna Coles, Cosmo’s editor, about the mantastic Port cover. Coles said that the whole thing seemed to be little more than some good old fashioned ass kissing:

When British editors or writers do stories like this they are punting for a job in New York. The fact the Port editor didn’t put James Bennet on there from TheAtlantic makes me think he definitely wants to work in New York and not D.C.

That’s good stuff.

Update (2:18 pm):
Uh, Cosmo’s Twitter isn’t helping women’s magazines’ case:

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Movie Stars Don’t Sell Magazines Anymore

It used to be that the best way for editors to get their magazines to fly off the shelf was to plaster a picture of a movie star on the cover. However, the New York Times reports that things are changing. Now readers are more likely to buy a magazine featuring a reality TV star or a musician than say, George Clooney.

Blame the uprise in quality TV. “Movie stars are less revered than they used to be, and also audiences have shifted their allegiance in large part to television,” Jess Cagle, managing editor of Entertainment Weekly, explained to the Times.

A few examples: In 2012, Glamour’s best-selling issue featured Lauren Conrad on the cover; Lady Gaga sold the most copies for Vogue; and three out of the five best-selling Cosmo’s had TV “stars” on them, like Demi Lovato.

Poor movie stars. Magazine editors don’t want them anymore, so they’re left to toil away, getting paid millions to play pretend.

Cosmo Taps Aya Kanai as Fashion Director

Aya Kanai has been named the fashion director of Cosmopolitan. Kanai comes to Cosmo from Shopbop.com, where she handled the site’s branding and fashion editorials. Previously she was a senior fashion editor at Teen Vogue.

Kanai has also styled celebrities for magazine covers. She has worked with Jennifer Lawrence, Ashley Olsen, Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Sienna Miller and more.

Kanai begins at Cosmo April 1.

Taylor Swift Doesn’t Sell Magazines

Poor Taylor Swift. So young, talented and rich and yet… Her face doesn’t sell magazines. Swift has appeared on the cover of a slew of glossies — from Vanity Fair to Glamour to Elle — but unlike The Kim Kardashian Effect of years ago, her image doesn’t mean much.

According to WWD, each time Swift has appeared on a cover, the sales have been nowhere near what would be expected. When Swift was on Vogue, the issue only sold 329,371 copies. That was way below Lady Gaga’s issue, which registered 602,000 issues sold. Her Cosmo cover ended up being the worst-selling issue for the magazine. And while Swift’s Glamour cover was good 443,000 copies sold, once again the songstress was beaten out, this time by Lauren Conrad. Now that’s depressing.

The evidence is clear: A Swift cover doesn’t guarantee better sales. So the only question now is, how long until Swift writes a break up song about magazines?

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. Cover Battle: Cosmopolitan or Vibe, February 21

2. Former Anchor Rob Morrison Faces ‘Very Serious Blow to His Career’: Legal Expert, February 21

3. A Truly Fantastic New York Times Obituary, February 26

4. Uncertainty Pervades Time Inc. as Meredith Talks Continue, February 22

5. (Poll): Lining Up Possible WCBS Morning Anchor Candidates, February 26

6. Ashley Morrison (above) Returns to WCBS as MoneyWatch Anchor, February 27

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. Source: Anchor Rob Morrison ‘Lied to the Station’ About Injured Face; May Be Fired From WCBS, February 19

2. Cover Battle: Cosmopolitan or Vibe, February 21

3. Rob Morrison Resigns From WCBS-TV Amid Wife Choking Allegations, February 20

4. Former Anchor Rob Morrison Faces ‘Very Serious Blow to His Career’: Legal Expert, February 21

5. WCBS-TV Anchor Rob Morrison Arrested for Allegedly Choking His Wife, February 18

6. Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg Sorry if Nicki Minaj ‘Felt Bad’ About His Summer Jam Comments, February 15

 

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Cover Battle: Cosmopolitan or Vibe

Welcome back to FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have Cosmopolitan versus Vibe. Cosmo went with a photo of Miley Cyrus flashing enough sideboob (inner sideboob?) to make The Huffington Post’s celeb writers jump for joy.

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Michelle McCool Leaves Cosmo

Michelle McCoolCosmopolitan’s fashion director, has left the magazine after 10 years. WWD reports that she has moved on to pursue other interests.

This is just the change under the direction of Cosmo’s relatively new editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles. Since taking over in September, Coles has been shaping the magazine in her vision.

Coles, according to insiders at the magazine, wants to upgrade the magazine’s fashion clout, thereby making it a powerhouse in the industry.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. New CBS Game Show Offering Editorial Assistant Job at Cosmopolitan as Top Prize, January 9

2. NRA President Attacks The Journal News, Gawker, for Publishing Gun Owners’ Information, January 10

3. Threats to Journal News Staffers Are Intense, January 7

4. Mark Simone (above) Grabs Late Morning Slot at WOR, January 7

5. Cover Battle: Businessweek or Wired

6. NYC Media Come Out for Love & Hip Hop 3 Premiere, January 4

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