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Morning Media Newsfeed: WH Probes CIA Press Leak | Katz, Lenfest Win Inquirer Bidding | New Abramson/NYT Details

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White House Launches Probe Into CIA Station Chief Disclosure (Politico)
The White House has launched an investigation into how the name of the CIA’s station chief in Afghanistan was released to the press Sunday during President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to U.S. troops there, officials said. TVNewser White House counsel Neil Eggleston will oversee the investigation. FishbowlDC On Sunday as President Obama spoke at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, a pool report sent to upwards of 6,000 journalists included the name of a CIA station chief in the country, as one of many briefing the President during his visit. HuffPost The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson, who wrote the pool report, had received the list from White House officials. Wilson included the list as part of a pool report from Obama’s visit to Afghanistan that was distributed Saturday by the White House press office, which later sent out a revised version not including the station chief’s name. Despite the pool report appearing in thousands of inboxes, all major news outlets have continued to withhold the covert agent’s name at the government’s request. Time The CIA official operates under a cover, though their identity is known to the Afghan government. The release of the name is not only a faux pas in intelligence circles, but could jeopardize the CIA officer’s career and safety.

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Robert Vargas Named Businessweek Creative Director

Robert Vargas (pictured) has been named Bloomberg Businessweek’s new creative director. Vargas has been art director at Businessweek since 2010. Before joining Businessweek, Vargas served as Blender’s art director, New York’s associate art director and Details’ assistant art director.

Vargas is succeeding Richard Turley, who left Businessweek to join MTV.

In a memo to staffers, Josh Tyrangiel, Businessweek’s editor, wrote that Vargas “lives to make things cooler, smarter, and more beautiful, and I can’t wait to see how he drives our look forward.”

In other Businessweek news, Tracy Ma, the magazine’s assistant creative director, has been promoted to deputy creative director.

You can read Tyrangiel’s full note below.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Court Torn Over Aereo | Time Inc. Board Revealed | Comcast Gains Soar

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Supreme Court Justices Express Concern Over Scope of Aereo Ruling (TVNewser)
While hearing oral arguments from attorneys representing the broadcast networks and Aereo Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court justices “appeared unsure” how to rule in the case. Reuters Aereo, backed by media mogul Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp, could be forced to shut down if the court rules for the companies challenging the startup. A win for Aereo could spur innovation in the television industry by paving the way to new, cheaper ways for consumers to watch shows. A decision is due by the end of June. Bloomberg Hearing arguments Tuesday in Washington, some justices suggested they viewed Aereo as violating broadcaster copyrights by using thousands of dime-sized antennas to get over-the-air signals without paying fees. “There’s no technological reason for you to have 10,000 dime-sized antennas other than to get around the copyright laws?” Chief Justice John Roberts asked. At the same time, the hour-long hearing didn’t clearly indicate the likely outcome, as justices including Stephen Breyer repeatedly asked whether a ruling favoring the broadcasters would imperil the cloud computing business. Variety Some of the justices on Tuesday suggested that they faced a challenge in defining just what Aereo is, and drawing a line on where privately used consumer technology ends and a publicly performing service begins. The Washington Post Aereo argued that its thousands of antennas are essentially rented to subscribers of its $8-a-month service for users to pull programs from the public airwaves legally and then store in Internet server files to watch at their convenience. In that way, it is just a mediator, the company argued, with consumers in control of how they use the company’s antennas and storage files for pulling and recording programs from the airwaves. Most of the arguments, which lasted more than an hour, were focused on the justice’s queries about the definition of public and private performances in copyright law and how Aereo differs from cable, satellite and other Internet video firms that pay broadcasters retransmission and other license fees.

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Richard Turley to Leave Businessweek for MTV

Richard Turley GHere’s some sad news for magazine design fans: Richard Turley, the man behind Bloomberg Businessweek’s relentless amazing art, is leaving.

According to Turley, he is departing to take a role at MTV:

So why am I leaving? Well, after writing all this, I’m wondering the same thing.. but it’s time for me to learn something new and work with different content for a different audience. MTV has always created culture and ideas that define generations. The opportunity to work with animators, video artists, journalists, designers, musicians, artists – creating content, creating culture, for an audience as big as MTV’s is really exciting.

Turley had been Businessweek’s creative director for the past four years. Before joining the magazine, he worked for The Guardian.

Walter Isaacson, Harvey Weinstein and Johnny Weir I Linda Fairstein Emcees Authors In Kind

LunchAtMichaelsHallelujah! What better way to celebrate the first day when it actually felt like springtime in the city than to dine and dish at two jammed packed Manhattan power lunches. This being Wednesday, we of course made our weekly pilgrimage to Michael’s to observe the famous and fabulous in their natural habitat and then hot-footed it over to The Metropolitan Club for the Annual Authors in Kind Literary Luncheon, benefiting God’s Love We Deliver. At 55th and Fifth, the joint was jumping with plenty of media mavens (David Zaslav, Henry Schleiff), talking heads (Joe Kernen, Jim Murphy and Star Jones), serious scribes (Walter Isaacson) and the random celebrity of the week — none other than Johnny Weir. I wished I’d gotten to talk to Johnny about his oh-so-messy divorce. Heaven knows what he would have said. Oh well, next time.

Johnny Weir, Bonnie FullerUptown at the Metropolitan Club, I joined Michael’s regular Mickey Ateyeh (“Oh my God! I didn’t realize this was on a Wednesday!”) for the Authors In Kind Luncheon, which was emceed by another Michael’s pal Linda Fairstein (we’ll be dishing for this column about her next book, Terminal City, in June). Having never been to this event before, it was truly a memorable afternoon. Before lunch, the authors slated to speak at the luncheon — Barbara Ehrenreich, Michael Anthony and Robin Cook — signed books they generously donated to the attendees. Spotted in the crowd:  60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl and Grand Central Publishing’s Deb Futter. Before everyone sat down to eat, I chatted with Assael’s Lawrence Lewis and Mickey. Angela Cummings for Assael, was one of the event’s sponsors along with CH Carolina Herrera, so it was quite the elegant affair. But behind the glitz and glamour that went along with the swanky surroundings, the inspiring and uplifting tone to the event, which was set beautifully by God’s Love We Deliver president & CEO Karen Pearl, carried the day. Karen shared the stories of several clients whose battles with life-altering illnesses were made more bearable to them and their families because of the organization’s nutrious meals and personalized care. She thanked the volunteers who prepare and deliver them (I was seated next to one such “angel,” Douglas Elliman’s Peter J. Forsman, who was delightful company) and introduced a video that highlighted their work. “Food is medicine,” explained Karen. “And love is the special ingredient.”

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Businessweek Wins Cover of The Year Poll

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Congratulations are in order for the staffers at Bloomberg Businessweek. The magazine’s Henry Luce/Twitter bird cover has won FishbowlNY’s 2013 Cover of The Year poll. Businessweek won fairly easily, receiving 43 percent of the votes. Boston magazine’s impressive dedication to the Boson Marathon bombing victims was the runner-up, with 23 percent. The Atlantic — last year’s winner — finished third.

It’s not much of a surprise that Businessweek won. The magazine’s creative team, led by Richard Turley, continually cranks out remarkable work. The winning cover, illustrated by David Parkins, is truly worth honoring.

Thanks to everyone who voted and once again, congrats to Businessweek. Your prize is in the mail. Maybe.

Businessweek Does it Again

If we worked at Twitter, we’d have the latest Bloomberg Businessweek framed. How amazing is this? It’s one of the best Businessweek covers we’ve ever seen, and certainly in the running for FishbowlNY’s Cover of The Year.

Thanks to everyone at Businessweek, but especially Richard Turley, Businessweek’s creative director, and David Parkins, who created the illustration. This cover is why we’ll never quit magazines.

Latest Businessweek Cover is Worth a Peek

Bloomberg Bonerweek has done it again. Well done, Richard Turley and crew.

Businessweek Debuts ‘Cover Trails’

We’re big fans of Bloomberg Businessweek’s covers, so we’re excited about the new “Cover Trails” feature that has been added to the front of the book.

Cover Trails are the mini-story behind how each week’s cover was made. It features thoughts from Businessweek’s editor-in-chief Josh Tyrangiel and creative director Richard Turley, ideas that were canned, and much more.

You can see them each week in print, but here’s a Cover Trail that is online now.

Businessweek Nails ‘Selling Obama’ Cover

Yet another classic from Richard Turley and the Businessweek design gang. On his Tumblr, Turley said the inspiration came from an issue of The Stranger, published in 1966. Here is the cover article, by Joshua Green.

While you soak in the greatness above, we’re going shopping for some Obama tube socks.

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