From Hawaii to Iowa to New Jersey, the Supreme Court decision is front-page news. Here’s a look at some of Saturday’s most striking newspaper front pages.newseum.org]
We’re already well into the dog days of print journalism. And soon, the dog days of summer will be upon us. But if the future of sponsored content can look like this, well then maybe the tail can wag us all through.
Added today to the Forbes BrandVoice JP Morgan channel: a solid Q&A with National Geographic magazine and news editor in chief Susan Goldberg. The Q&A was conducted by Peter Scher, the firm’s executive vice president and head of corporate responsibility.
He starts off by asking Detroit native Goldberg about the magazine’s recent May 2015 cover story on the Motor City. Later, he brings up her illustrious career achievements:
You have been a trailblazer throughout your career in journalism: You were the first female editor of the San Jose Mercury News, the first female editor of the [Cleveland] Plain Dealer and now the first female editor in chief of National Geographic.What do you think about that?
I’m very proud to be the editor in chief of National Geographic and News; it truly is an honor. And given the changes in our industry over the span of my career – from the typewriter and glue pot to the age of instant, digital information – it is a thrilling time to provide exceptional content to traditional and new audiences. But my belief is that our society will be a better and more equitable place when having a female editor is not such a notable event. I’m concerned because 64 percent of graduates from journalism and communication schools are women – and just 23 percent of newsroom leaders are women. There’s something wrong with our workplaces or expectations when we go from a significant majority of young women entering the profession and a significant minority of middle-aged women leading it a generation later…
Read the rest of the conversation here.
Previously on Adweek:
Toyota Test Drives Forbes’ New Sponsored Content Platform
[July cover via: nationalgeopgraphic.com]
This is probably not the look Time Inc. PR people were hoping for when they scheduled WWD reporter Alexandra Steigrad:
Ripp sat at a small round table that looked like it was borrowed from an elementary school teacher’s classroom.
Media disruption class is in session! Nonetheless, what follows is an intriguing Q&A with the chairman and CEO. Ripp underscores once again how well he thinks National Geographic has managed the transition from print to digital, pulls James Bond into the sponsored content equation and revisits a related cover hullabaloo:
“When we took an ad on the cover from Verizon on Time magazine, there was a big flap over that. I defy anyone to find the ad on the cover of Time magazine. It was like that [makes small gesture with fingers]. We’ve done cover wraps for years, so the question we ask the MPA and the American Society of Magazine Editors who recently changed their guidelines: \"Why can’t there be an ad on the cover?\" There’s one on The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal — those are journalistic enterprises. Now, we don’t plan on placing ads on our covers, but my question was, ‘Why?'”
Asked later if Time Inc. would be interested in Condé Nast should that rival come on to the market, Ripp replied: “Absolutely.” Read the rest of the conversation – and Steigrad’s great video content suggestion involving her subject – here.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
This Is the End: Time Inc. Starts Selling Ads on Magazine Covers
[Photo courtesy: timeinc.com]
This week, ASPCA is hiring a director of planned giving, and Pallet Magazine needs a national sales manager. Meanwhile, Law360 is seeking a reporter, and MissionDrivenGroup is on the hunt for a content director. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.Director, Planned Giving ASPCA (New York, NY) National Sales Manager Pallet Magazine (New York, NY) Reporter Law360 (New York, NY) Content Director MissionDrivenGroup (New York, NY) Digital Marketing Specialist Piaggio Group Americas (New York, NY)
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Roger Ailes will continue on at Fox News after he signs a new contract. His current four-year deal was set to expire near the end of 2016, but he’ll remain on for at least another couple years. “Lachlan, James and I are delighted that Roger will be leading key businesses for us and our shareholders for years to come, and he has our unwavering support,” Rupert Murdoch wrote in a statement. Additionally, Murdoch loses chief of staff Natalie Ravitz. The Murdoch Here Tumblr founder will “transition to a leadership operating position.”…
The New Republic grabs Sasha Belenky from The Huffington Post. He’ll be features director, assigning, crafting and developing long work on both the print and digital side. Before HuffPo and a stint at Guardian US, Belenky worked at TNR as a reporter-researcher and Web editor, a job he left in 2007… Foreign Policy recruits Dan De Luce and Bill Allison from Agence France-Presse and the Sunlight Foundation, respectively, as chief national security correspondent and chief investigative reporter… U.S. News & World Report hires Bill Frischling as vice president and launch executive of a new real estate product. He comes over from Gannett… Longtime Condé Nast PR head Maurie Perl joins the New York Stem Cell Foundation as senior vice president of communications and marketing… Brian Struble is the new art director of Bonnier’s Outdoor Group… Read more
There might be a bidet, promises Amy Schumer. Although she’s not quite sure why the Grand Prize winners of a trip to New York and a pair of tickets to the July 14 premiere of Trainwreck will be put up in only a four-star hotel. “Why not five,” she asks, rightly.
Everything is a party when Schumer is involved. And sure enough, at the very bottom of the list of Grand Prize package perks, there are a couple of very cool chasers listed:
Bill Hader will bring popcorn to your seat with special truffle salt;
Amy Schumer will give you a disappointing lap dance.
Disappointing? Not possible. Unconventional? You bet your red carpet life. All proceeds from the contest, running through July 6 and organized by Crowdfire, will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Amy Schumer’s Glamour Awards Speech Was Great
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Jimmy Fallon has been hospitalized with a hand injury, according to TMZ. As a result, The Tonight Show taping for today has been cancelled.
Fallon’s rep confirmed that the injury happened at his home early this morning. Doctors who saw Fallon advised him that surgery was necessary.
Given that it was Fallon’s hand that was hurt, we imagine he’ll be fine. So everyone rest easy.
InterActiveCorp/IAC is spinning off its Match Group unit, which includes Match.com, OkCupid and the dating app Tinder.
Tinder has been wildly successful, but IAC CEO Barry Diller insisted it was time to let it and the other dating sites go. “I’ve long felt that as entities grow into size and maturity, it’s healthy to give them separation and independence from a mother church,” Diller explained in a statement.
While Tinder is the darling of the group, Match.com has been doing well too. According to CNN Money, the company raked in an operating profit of more than $240 million last year.
Real estate mogul Steve Witkoff is still hard at work negotiating with the New York Daily News’ labor unions in an effort to eventually purchase the paper. The New York Post reports that Witkoff is hoping to cut labor costs by as much as 30 percent.
That’s a steep cut, but the unions are discussing a deal. Not because they are cool with taking such drastic measures, but because they fear the alternative:
The unions are negotiating because Zuckerman is determined to sell, and union leaders are said to fear even bigger cuts if the paper were to fall into the hands of the two other suitors: Gristedes owner and sometime Republican candidate for mayor John Catsimatidis and Jimmy Finkelstein, owner of the Washington, DC, paper, The Hill.
Of the suitors, only Witkoff has been willing to negotiate a new deal with the unions. Still, despite Witkoff’s discussions, a source told the Post “Everything is still up in the air.”
The Wall Street Journal is shuttering its India site. According to MediaNama, wsj.com/india will shut down next Tuesday, but the blog India Realtime will continue to publish.
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as earlier this month the Journal announced it was relaunching its Asia and European editions as a new, single edition, titled WSJ Europe.
India’s Bangalore bureau is also being shuttered. The Journal’s Delhi bureau will remain open, albeit with less staff.
Founded by Vivian Rosenthal, New York marketing agency Snaps has created branded text messaging Apps for VH1, Magic Mike XXL and Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Now, just in time for Canada’s July 1 national holiday, comes the best-named one yet.
The Ehmoji Keyboard was created for coffee and donuts chain Tim Hortons. The free App, available this week for iPhone and next Monday for Android, features a dozen initial cut-and-paste emoji items including images of a Tim Hortons coffee cup, a beaver, a tuque and a Muskoka cottage chair.
From the CBC’s coverage:
“We set out to create a set of emojis that personified our great country by capturing some of the things that make us unique and are recognized around the world, starting with the name of the keyboard itself, Ehmojis,” Tim’s chief marketing officer Peter Nowlan said.
Somewhere, co-founder Miles Gilbert “Tim” Horton, the one-time New York Ranger and also Buffalo Sabre, Pittsburgh Penguin and Toronto Maple Leaf, is smiling. The chain plans to add more ehmojis and is asking its customers for suggestions.
P.S. The CBC article ends with a sly dig worthy a sad emoji: ‘There does not appear to be a plan to release the App to function on Canadian-made BlackBerry devices.’
Sometimes, very little translation is required.
Above is the Friday front page of Paris daily Libération. The paper is essentially, in French, riffing on both the word “terrorized” and a term taxi drivers in Paris have been using, asking readers if they will be next. Meanwhile, singer Courtney Love, arriving Thursday at Charles De Gaulle Airport into the middle of a day of violent skirmishes between licensed taxi drivers and UberPop drivers, live-tweeted her very scary experience. Today, this is how the homepage of another Paris daily, L’Express, has framed that aspect of the June 25 city mess:
The front pages of Le Figaro and 20 Minutes meanwhile both show the same photo of an overturned vehicle. This is disruption, redux, with the protests by Paris cabbies set to continue today and possibly into the weekend.
Some fun passing-of-the-torch details were shared Thursday night by host Chris Gethard during the Fusion airing of Episode 5. The on-air marriage of three couples with the help of best man Will Ferrell was essentially blessed by David Letterman.
— Chris Gethard (@ChrisGethard) June 26, 2015
— Chris Gethard (@ChrisGethard) June 26, 2015
You can see the Brooklyn and George Washington set pieces from The Late Show in the clip below. The host obtained his marriage officer certification via the Internet(!), while the bridges couple – Cass and Deneece – actually met through the program’s Tumblr community page(!!). The twentysomething newlyweds have promised to keep another comedy legacy element in play:
After they wed, a pseudo-drunk Ferrell gave the couple a beautiful toast – noting that it would it would \"mean a lot\" if they named their first child after him. So we had to ask: Would they name their child after the actor?
\"Yes. Will if it’s a boy, Ferrell if it’s a girl,\" the couple told us.
Previously on Adweek:
Fusion’s Chris Gethard is a Host for the Social Age
Brian Finke has compiled detailed looks at flight attendants (at a time when that term was more acceptable), football cheerleaders and U.S. Marshals. Up next is a tribute to the women who appear in rap music videos, often as eye candy.
Finke is using the term \"hip-hop honeys\" and, ahead of the book, is teasing some photos from the three-year personal project. The Cut’s Allison P. Davis could have easily just grabbed a few of these photos and called it an item. Instead, she took the extra step of interviewing one of Finke’s subjects. From her Q&A with 25-year-old Florinda \"Flo\" Estrada:
How do you define a hip-hop honey?
They’re all so diverse, they’re all different shapes and sizes, and they’re all doing different things. Some of them are in nursing school trying to make some extra cash on the side; for some of them, this is their life and they’re dedicated to this completely. Some of them have boob jobs, some of them have butt jobs, and some of them are completely natural. It’s really diverse…
Coincidentally, Karinne Steffens this very same month has released a follow-up to her 2006 bestselling book Confessions of a Video Vixen. It’s called Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later and was written with veteran music journalist Datwon Thomas, currently editor in chief of Respect magazine.
[Portfolio image via: brianfinke.com]
Bonnier Corp. has named Brian Struble art director of its Outdoor Group, which includes Outdoor Life and Field & Stream.
Struble most recently worked as Boston Magazine’s design director. Prior to that, he worked at Vanity Fair and Vogue.
Struble’s appointment is effective July 6.
The Huffington Post is expanding its video offerings with HuffPost 24, a 24-hour online video network.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HuffPost 24 will feature live shows, original series, news programming and more. The 3 am to 4am time block of programming will be filled with side boob slideshows.
The new network is part of Arianna Huffington’s strategy to significantly change the HuffPost empire.
“It’s part of our growth plan to be 50-50 video,” Huffington told THR. “As we see the world moving to mobile and global video, these are pretty big priorities. Being able to produce video that can be consumed both by over-the-top and mobile is a huge priority for us.”
HuffPost 24 is expected to launch later this year.
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features The New Republic taking on Wired.
For TNR’s latest, the magazine asks of one shirtless man and one clothed man “Now what?” If we had to guess, they’ll probably eat those chips. The one guy is likely going sans shirt to avoid salsa stains.
Wired, meanwhile, features Rashida Jones looking happy as hell on its latest cover. That is one solid smile. Don’t try and top it.
So readers, which cover is better? You can vote, comment, or do both.
Newsweek is hoping to entice new subscribers by making the first issue free and allowing non-subscribers to purchase single issues or monthly and yearly packages. Newsweek print subscribers, of course, have free access to the app.
Single issues of the iPhone app are available for $4.99, a one-month subscription for $3.99, and a one-year subscription for $39.99. The iPhone edition arrives each Thursday, one day before the print issue hits newsstands.