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Bloomberg Media Adds Two to Lead Digital Push

bloomberg media logoBloomberg Media wants to expand its digital product offerings, so the company has hired Nathan Richardson and Gabriel Snyder to lead the way. Mashable reports that Richardson and Snyder will be responsible for growing Bloomberg’s current digital and mobile platforms and creating new ones.

Richardson joins Bloomberg after a short stint as president of AOL Live. Snyder comes to the company after only three months at Inside, a news aggregation site.

“I think that anytime you’re doing something that’s new, there’s a certain amount of uncertainty,” Richardson told Mashable. “The fear of the unknown is probably one of the challenges we have to manage against and not letting that stand in our way because the appetite at Bloomberg to make this a great differentiated product and service is immense.”

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Magazine Pro to Newbies: Downturn a ‘Petri Dish For Innovation’

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From left: MPA’s Shaunice Hawkins; Newsweek‘s Kevin Delaney; Meredith’s E.J. Moralez-Gomez; Fortune‘s Brad Young; and moderator Elvira Perez of MPA

At Magazine Publishers of America’s “Find Yourself In Magazines” event for those seeking to enter the industry, the mantra from industry panelists was one of encouragement: Magazines, they promised, are not going anywhere. On Friday, nearly 100 job-hungry college students and recent graduates crowded the Time & Life building for the event, designed to deliver guidance from magazine pros in editorial, marketing and sales.

Speakers included Parents executive editor and Ed2010 founder Chandra Turner, who’s been sharing her advice a lot these days. In a keynote speech referencing the doom and gloom of recent mass media layoffs — Turner herself was let go when CosmoGirl! folded last October — she said the industry’s current state was simply the next step in magazines’ ongoing evolution. “I don’t think that this is the end of magazines,” she said. “We’ve had magazine genres die and come back, die and come back. Now, I think [the industry is] changing to be more tailored magazines, more niche magazines.” She supplemented the prognosis with seven upbeat predictions for 2009.

So, what should mag-industry newbies expect?

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