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Last week, we wrote about OK! magazine’s inventive Jennifer Aniston cover story. This week, once again per Gossip Cop, it’s deja voodoo all over again as the magazine is making up more great stories. With yet another noteworthy twist. It’s one...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Quartz’s president and editor in chief Kevin Delaney announced that Paul Smalera will join the Atlantic Media property as its Ideas editor. Smalera joins from The New York Times where he was the founding editor of Op-Talk and editor of the NYT Opinion...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Commonwealth McCann has debuted a new campaign for the Chevy Colorado entitled “You Know You Want a Truck.” In the “Focus Groups” spot above, they polled groups including “guys with bears,” “single women,” “rich housewives,” children...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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W+K has a new ad for Nike, promoting the launch of its new LEBRON 12 sneaker today with a celebration of LeBron James’ return to Cleveland directed by the Malloy Brothers. Yes, that’s right: another LeBron James ad about the star’s return to Cleveland....
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Defense News has named Katie Taplett its new VP and GM. Taplett most recently served as associate publisher of Defense One. Prior to that she was publisher of Defense, Space and Security for Aviation Week and US advertising sales director for Jane’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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On Nov. 3, Time magazine will publish an article that has a few people in charge of educating our future a little steamed. The focus is America’s teachers. The story is “Rotten Apples.” The premise gets even worse – it’s nearly impossible...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. The Atlantic Partners With PBS NewsHour (FishbowlNY) The Atlantic is partnering with PBS’ NewsHour to produce broadcast adaptations of the magazine’s work. 10,000 Words In a...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder wishes he could have a do-over when it comes to labeling Fox News correspondent James Rosen a “co-conspirator” in a leak investigation. The remarks came today at the Washington Ideas Forum when moderator, and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There have been a lot of Revolving Door items today, so why not add one more? Quartz has made two moves. Details are below. Paul Smalera is joining as ideas editor. Smalera was most recently with The New York Times, where he served as founding editor...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Elise Hu (pictured) has just landed one of the best jobs in American radio journalism. One that didn’t previously exist. Beginning sometime next year, Hu will cover South Korea and Japan for NPR. Based out of the public radio service’s first-ever...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Hey isn’t that CNN’s national political reporter Peter Hamby in the November issue of Richmond Magazine?  The Richmond native was recently profiled by Kate Andrews in the Virginia magazine, covering his nearly ten years with CNN. The feature explores...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. 3Q Earnings: Facebook’s Mobile Upswing Continues (AllFacebook) Mobile growth was everywhere to be found among Facebook’s third-quarter 2014 financial results, as mobile advertising...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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BuzzFeed gets a bad rap when it comes to journalism, and sometimes it’s well deserved. The site has been beefing up its staff of journalists and producing more longform content, but some of its tactics are still questionable, at best. However, what’s...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik talked to “Here and Now” host Jeremy Hobson about Fusion, the just-turned-one year old TV network that brings together Univision and ABC. “I think what they are looking to do here is one of the most...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The morning shows went all out for their Halloween episodes this morning, dressing up as everything from classic TV characters to 21-year-old pop stars. This is the 20th Halloween celebration for NBC’s “Today” show and we have seen the cast dress...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Hey, isn’t that “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace in the latest issue of Women’s Wear Daily? The FOX News host recently spoke with Alexandra Steigrad on his career in journalism and where the industry is headed and the upcoming midterm elections....
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, October 31, 2014
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-Funny or Die presents “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man” (video above) -Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO pranks moviegoers for Pepsi Max. -The first commercial banner ad launched 20 years ago. -Martin Sorrell says WPP’s stake in AppNexus leaves rivals...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, October 31, 2014
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PR News: Top 7 Myths in Public Relations The New York Times: Tim Cook’s Coming Out: “This Will Resonate” O’Dwyer’s: WPP PR Units Slip in “Slower” Q3 Digiday: Why People Don’t Like Your Brand on Twitter in Five Charts Spin Sucks: The...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Michelle Aielli has been named executive director of publicity at Hachette Books. She will report to publisher Mauro DiPreta. In new new role, Aielli will oversee the publicity for both the division’s brand and the titles on its list. The start date...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The New York Times has decided to end its four-year long partnership with The Texas Tribune. The deal between the papers will officially end in December. Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Tribune, said that the end was not unexpected, and had...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, October 31, 2014
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From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. FishbowlNY Tim Cook Comes Out as Gay in Businessweek Essay TVNewser The View to Be Overseen by ABC News TVSpy Wichita Stations Break Into Programming to Cover Plane...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, October 31, 2014
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CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr will receive a Jefferson-Lincoln Award for her reporting from the Panetta Institute in early November. The ceremony, “An Evening to Honor Lives of Public Service,” will take place November 8 at The Inn at...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library teamed up for the 4th Annual Battle of the Book Sorters. The two New York City organizations went up against the Washington state-based King County Public Library. Here’s more about the contest:...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Veteran magazine editor Richard Pérez-Feria knows Blake Little‘s work intimately. He has over the years frequently commissioned the famed LA-based photographer to shoot celebrities and has a portrait shot by Little of actress Sonia Braga hanging in...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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For a Halloween treat, J.K. Rowling has published a new essay on Pottermore about the infamous witch Dolores Umbridge. Harry Potter readers first meet Umbridge in the fifth book, Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix. Actress Imelda Staunton...
From: Media Bistro | By: Maryann Yin | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. The View to Be Overseen by ABC News (TVNewser) The View is moving from the entertainment unit of ABC to the non-fiction programming group of ABC News. THR New ABC News head James...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Friday, October 31, 2014
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What’s Happening — The Office of Government Information Services at Five at the Newseum, 8 a.m. — Transformational Media Summit: Media For Good Workshop at The George Washington University, 10 a.m. — Reliable Source Halloween Party at the National...
From: Media Bistro | By: Austin Price | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Publishers Weekly today released its list of the 100 Best Books of 2014, for the first time including three translations among its top 10 books, which were written by Hassam Blasim, Elena Ferrante, Marlon James, Lorrie Moore, Joseph O’Neill, Héctor...
From: Media Bistro | By: Deborah Jensen | Friday, October 31, 2014
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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. More Trouble at Twitter as Two Key Execs Quit (AllTwitter) Engineering vice president Jeremy Gordon and analytics data manager Adam Kinney are both leaving Twitter. These are the latest...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | Friday, October 31, 2014
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champions, no time for losers tho https://t.co/VF29qH7JQh — Sam Laird (@samcmlaird) October 30, 2014 Some things are relatively predictable: The Giants won another very close World Series, the city of San Francisco flipped out (the Queen singalong...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Meredith Vieira‘s syndicated show has been picked up for a second season on the NBC Owned Television Stations. The show, which debuted just last month and currently airs in 98% of the country, is produced by NBCU at 30 Rock. José Díaz-Balart is adding...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 277 | CNN: 120 | MSNBC: 75 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 404 | CNN: 129 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto: 172 TheFive: 341 Baier: 317 Greta: 344 O’Reilly: 488 Kelly: 421...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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HuffPost Live will cover the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections via livestream, to be hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, Alyona Minkovski, and Howard Fineman. Programming will be filmed in HuffPost’s New York studio starting at 6 pm with Ryan Grim, Sam...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Need some inspiration? Look no further. According to Next Avenue, Kate Williams, runs an employment program in San Francisco. The 72-year-old blind woman told the site, “I have an opportunity to let people know that life is not being defined by your...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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According to our friends at Brazen Careerist, there are a few types of people at the office you don’t want to be. 1. The good-old-days guy or gal. Are you surrounded by people (or even one person) who constantly talks about the good ol’ days? Do...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Every day around the world, PRs are sitting at their desks, in meetings, with their colleagues and at conference room tables with clients trying to decide on effective publicity messages. Of course, you want to highlight all the things that make the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Fireball, the cinnamon-flavored whisky that recently played a starring role in a GoPro wedding video, has been pulled from store shelves abroad for containing too much of a chemical that’s also found in antifreeze. Finland, Sweden and Norway have nixed...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tonya Garcia | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Meet Josh Sundquist. If ever there were someone to make lemons his own with some sweet-tasting lemonade, it’s this guy. Although my mother has kicked cancer’s behind twice and is fighting the good fight a third time now, she hasn’t lost a limb....
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When last we heard from classic American brand L.L. Bean in 2008, the company had just awarded AOR duties to GSD&M’s Idea City. We weren’t aware that an agency review had been scheduled, but this afternoon we received word that the account now...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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MSNBC will turn to Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to host coverage of the midterm elections, under the title “Vote 2014!” Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET. Maddow and Matthews will be joined by Steve Kornacki, Chuck Todd, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chris Hayes,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In his Bloomberg Businessweek column today, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that yes, he is gay. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he writes. “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Mark Joyella | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Mark Owen — not his real name — is under investigation by the government for telling “60 Minutes” the story of the 2011 mission to kill Osama bin Laden. Owen talks to CBS again, this Sunday, about how the government has come after him in the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart confirmed that NBC News approached him to replace David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press.” It was first reported earlier this month by New York Magazine’s Gabriel...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump… (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media....
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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This afternoon, by way of an entirely unpredictable “second look” from First Look Media, we have an internal item bylined to Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill and John Cook. It’s all about what led to the shocking exit of Matt Taibbi and...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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AllTwitter: Two Twitter executives have abruptly quit. #Trouble. GalleyCat: One of the best children’s books — Goodnight Moon — is now being published in Spanish. TVNewser: The View will now be overseen by ABC News. Might as well try something....
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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“Transparency” isn’t just a buzzword: as a 2013 survey by Cohn & Wolfe showed us, consumers around the world are demanding more in the way of honest communications from the brands they know and use every day. The 2014 version of that survey,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The 21-year-long project to restore Alvar Aalto‘s Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia (né Viipuri, Finland, before Stalin and co. took a fancy to it) has clinched the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize, awarded biennially to an innovative...
From: Media Bistro | By: Stephanie Murg | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Earlier this month, Ant Farm released a gameplay trailer for the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now, with less than a week until the game’s release, 72andSunny have unveiled their live action trailer, starring Taylor Kitsch, entitled “Discover...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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After joining Fandango in the fall of 2012, chief correspondent Dave Karger quickly began entertaining the ticket-buying masses with The Frontrunners, a look at actors and artists in the thick of film awards season. The distinguishing feature of the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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