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Tina Brown Kicks Off Women in the World 2013 with Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie and More

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For the fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Tina Brown and Newsweek Daily Beast gathered remarkable women of all stripes to highlight their sisters around the globe and provide solutions to atrocities like the honor killings in Pakistan and the tens of thousands of rapes in Syria.

In her opening remarks Thursday at Lincoln Center, Brown urged everyone in attendance to take Sheryl Sandberg‘s advice a step further and “lean ON” companies and governments to do a better job at protecting and propelling women forward. Read more

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

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

  1. Mike Francesa and WBLS Are Marconi Award Winners, September 21
  2. Sue Simmons (left) in First Interview Since Leaving WNBC: ‘I Cried Every Day,‘ September 26
  3. Cover Battle: GQ or Complex, September 20
  4. Sandra Lee is Launching a Magazine, September 26
  5. Vogue Issues Fantastic Correction, September 25
  6. Michael Moynihan Joins Newsweek/The Daily Beast, September 26

 

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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. Former Bloomberg Radio Anchor Becomes Published Author (left), March 17
  2. Top Newsweek/Daily Beast Writer Gets New York Times Gig, March 16
  3. Meredith Names VP of Corporate Sales, March 19
  4. Peter Lauria Thinks its Time for Oprah to Shut Down OWN, March 21
  5. The 2012 Digital Ellie Award Winners, March 20
  6. YES Network Names New Sideline Reporter, March 20
  7. Massive Layoffs Hit Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN, March 20

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Which News Organizations Have the Most Google+ Engagement?

Social media consultant Adam Sherk has ranked 45 news organizations by their Google+ engagement.

To develop the list, Sherk focused on the number of 1+’s, shares and comments on each page, based on per post averages. He writes, “The list of organizations is not meant to be comprehensive; I chose a cross-section of print, broadcast and Web-only outlets. Most are from the US but there are a handful of international sites too. I omitted location-focused outlets such as local TV stations.”

Surely not definitive or scientific, but still interesting.

Number 1? The New York Times.

Here are where some other outlets ranked on the list:
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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. “Wasn’t a Surprise” for Ousted Early Show Anchor Chris Wragge , November 15
  2. The Cast of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop Meet the Press, November 14
  3. The Village Voice Sues Time Out New York… November 16
  4. Newsweek/The Daily Beast Ousts Publisher Ray Chelstowski, November 14
  5. Vanity Fair Publishes Special Hollywood Scandal Issue, November 16
  6. Anderson “Not Good Fit” for WPIX, Leaving for WNYW in 2012, November 11
  7. Society of Professional Journalists Denounces Occupy Wall Street Arrests, November 15

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Daily Beast TV to Launch in November

The Daily Beast TV program that we told you about back in July is finally nearing its launch. According to Adweek, the online talk show is debuting in November, and while details are scarce, Tina Brown apparently knows enough to make use of Andrew Sullivan to grab some viewers. He’ll be taking his “Ask Andrew Anything” segment, which is pretty self-explanatory, to the new venture.

Daily Beast TV is being helmed by some TV minds too, with Susie Banikarim and David Wharton — both formerly of ABC News — working behind the scenes.

Other than that, we know that Lexus is going to be a launch sponsor, and Brown is already tired of people referencing her previous failed TV venture, “Topic A with Tina Brown.” Which means she’s probably going to be extremely annoyed if Daily Beast TV tanks.

Newsweek/The Daily Beast Adds New Editor

Abigail Pesta has been hired by Newsweek/The Daily Beast to be its Editorial Director, Women in the World. Pesta was most recently Editor-at-Large for Marie Claire.

As you can guess by the title, she’ll be overseeing women’s coverage. The New York Observer says there will be plenty of that to come:

Women in the World will have a large editorial presence across Newsweek Daily Beast platforms, according to a Power Point presentation obtained by The Observer. There will be a branded vertical on the Daily Beast, dedicated content in Newsweek and on Beast TV, as well as a Women in the World magazine and a Women in the World books imprint.

Vanity Fair Loses Editor to Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Leslie Bennetts, a Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair, is leaving the magazine for Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Bennetts, who has been with Vanity Fair for over 20 years, told The Cutline that the chance to join Tina Brown was too enticing. “I’ve had a great run there [Vanity Fair], but when Tina asked me to rejoin her, I couldn’t resist the invitation,” she said.

Bennetts will be a special correspondent at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. She will cover family, women’s and social issues.

Tina Brown Taps Two Former Time Staffers To Oversee Newsweek

As the Newsweek/Daily Beast deal awaits finalization, Tina Brown is not slowing down the hiring process.  The New York Post reports that Brown has turned to Steve Koepp and Arthur Hochstein to manage Newsweek while the merger is completed.  Koepp has previously served as an editor at Time magazine and Hochstein was Time’s art director as well as an interim creative director at Bloomberg’s Businessweek.

Koepp and Hochstein will begin work at Newsweek while current editors Dan Klaidman and Nisid Hajari continue in their interim editor roles through the end of January.  Brown plans to roll out the newly designed Newsweek/Daily Beast in April.

Brekke Fletcher Heads To Newsweek/Daily Beast

Although the deal to merge Newsweek and The Daily Beast has yet to be officially consummated, Tina Brown has not missed a beat in stocking her arsenal with plenty of writing and editing talent.  Yesterday FBNY reported that Newsweek/Daily Beast added New Republic veteran reporter Michelle Cottle and now NY Post’s Media Ink informs us that Brown has scooped up Maxim managing editor Brekke Fletcher.

Maxim editor-in-chief Joe Levy sent a memo out to staffers letting them know that Fletcher will leave behind some big shoes to fill:

We lose a trusted colleague, a skilled editor, a guardian of our brand identity, and a woman who shakes a mean martini. Brekke made each and every page of this magazine better, smarter and funnier, and she made everyone’s job here more fun and easier. She leaves us all much better for her tireless work and effort. She will be missed.

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