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Technology Meets Everything at The Verge

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:49

The Verge has the gadget reviews, app rankings and Silicon Valley coverage you’d expect from a tech news site, but those are just a few of the site’s focal points. Now in its sixth year, The Verge seeks to extract as much range and depth from the topic of technology as it can. In some cases, this means explaining the world through the filter of technology. In others, it means exploring the real impact of technological trends, as was done in a recent long-form piece on NYPD arrests of Harlem youth, spurred on by the monitoring of social media accounts.

Use this example as a guide when you craft your pitches to The Verge. Think long-form, deeply reported pieces with a clear narrative arc. Think stories that are not just about technology, as reports editor Josh Dzieza explains:

I think we take a larger view, looking beyond the technology itself. We look at how technology is changing people’s lives, culture, society, entertainment and so on.

For more, read: How to Pitch: The Verge

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Hulu Moves NYC Team

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:38

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Hulu — the site for people who somehow haven’t seen enough episodes of The Simpsons — is growing. The company expects that its New York-based sales team will increase by about 20 percent this year, and so they’re getting brand new digs.

The Hulu sales team has overtaken the 15th floor of 79 Fifth Avenue, between 15th and 16th streets. It’s a big step up.

While the team’s previous space at 276 Fifth Avenue was only 10,000 square feet, the new office is more than 20,000 square feet. Hulu has plans to be there a long time; it has signed a 10-year deal for the space.

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Fortune Names Michael Lawton Creative Director

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:10

Fortune has hired Michael Lawton as its new creative director. Lawton most recently served as Popular Mechanics’ design director.

During his time at Hearst Magazines, Lawton oversaw the company’s first iPad magazine app. He revamped PopMech in 2012 and 2013 and garnered silver and gold medals, respectively, from the Society of Publication Designers.

According to a memo from Fortune’s editor Alan Murray, Lawton will be tasked with redesigning the magazine.

“Michael is an extremely talented and accomplished designer, and I’m delighted he’ll be joining the Fortune team Feb. 9,” wrote Murray.

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GLAAD Media Nominees Include Pair of Reports on LGBT Russia

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:00

Last year at this time, a great many magazine editors and TV producers were putting the finishing touches on Sochi Winter Olympics-timed pieces examining the very difficult life for Russia’s LGBT residents. This week, two of those efforts have been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards.

The first, \"Inside the Iron Closet: What It’s Like to Be Gay in Putin’s Russia, appeared in the February issue of GQ. The Outstanding Magazine Article nominee, by Jeff Sharlet, chronicles a pair of weeks spent in the country in the fall of 2013:

I wanted to see what ordinary LGBT life was like in a nation whose leaders have decided that “homosexualism” is a threat to its “sexual sovereignty,” that “genderless tolerance,” in Putin’s words, is a disease of the West that Russia will cure. The medicine is that of “traditional values,” a phrase, ironically, imported from the West, grafted onto a deeply conformist strain of nationalism. In Russia, that means silence and violence, censorship, and in its shadow, much worse.

The other Russian LGBT journalism nominee is the VICE video series Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia. It too was based on travels to the country ahead of last Winter’s Olympics and is nopminated for Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia:

We take a ride in Moscow’s gay taxi service, hear about the rise of homophobic vigilante groups, and meet Yulia, who runs LGBT self-defense classes.

The awards will be presented in Los Angeles March 21. For a full list of the five personal blogs nominated and this year’s other GLAAD media honorees, click here.

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Wired Hires David Pierce; Makes Several Promotions

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:30

Wired’s editor-in-chief Scott Dadich announced several moves this morning. Details are below.

David Pierce is joining as a senior writer. He comes to the magazine from The Verge, where he served as deputy editor. His first day is February 2. Robert Capps has been named head of editorial. In this role, Capps will oversee editorial content across all of Wired’s platforms, assist Dadich with bringing in new writers, and craft the overall vision of the magazine. Mark McClusky, most recently editor of Wired.com, has been named head of operations. Mark Robinson has been named executive editor of Wired and Joe Brown has been named executive editor of Wired.com. Jason Tanz has been named an editor-at-large. Kathleen Vignos has been named director of engineering.
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FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:00

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Paris Mayor May Sue FNC | Netflix Shares Up on Report

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:07

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Paris Mayor: We’ll ‘Have to Sue’ Fox News (TVNewser)
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the city has had its honor and image \"insulted\" and \"prejudiced\" and intends to sue Fox News over its coverage following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, including a discussion of \"no-go zones\" in Paris neighborhoods, for which the network has apologized. THR Fox News executive VP Michael Clemente issued a statement in response: “We empathize with the citizens of France as they go through a healing process and return to everyday life. However, we find the mayor’s comments regarding a lawsuit misplaced.” Variety Fox News, part of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, had invited self-proclaimed terrorism expert Steven Emerson on one of its program segments in the wake of the attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market in Paris as part of its coverage of those events Jan. 11. HuffPost Though the exact details of the lawsuit are unclear, over the weekend Fox News apologized to “the people of France and England” for erroneously suggesting that certain European cities have “no-go zones” where non-Muslims are not welcome. Poynter / MediaWire The idea of a lawsuit like the one France is proposing being successful in the U.S. is \"absurd,\" said Gregg Leslie, legal defense director for Reporters Committee for The Freedom of The Press.

Netflix Shares Soar on Earnings Report (THR)
Netflix added 4.33 million members worldwide in the fourth quarter, ending the year with 57.4 million, more than what Wall Street analysts expected. Shares of Netflix were up more than 13 percent after the closing bell on Tuesday once the results were known. Variety The No. 1 subscription video-on-demand provider reported quarterly revenue of $1.48 billion, up 26 percent year over year, with net income of $83.4 million (including a $37.9 million tax benefit). GigaOM In Q4, it added a total of 2.43 million subscribers abroad, and now has a total of 18.28 million members in its 50 international markets. Domestically, it ended 2014 with 39.11 million subscribers, compared to 33.42 million a year before that. WSJ In a letter to shareholders Tuesday, Netflix said its international progress has been so strong that it expects to complete its expansion, while staying profitable, over the next two years, earlier than it had expected. When done, Netflix expects to be operating in 200 countries, up from 50 countries now. Netflix, however, said its international expansion will continue weighing on its profits. The company expects lower full-year operating income for 2015 than last year.

NBC to Stream Super Bowl, Halftime Show for Free (LostRemote)
NBC announced Tuesday that Super Bowl Sunday will also be \"Super Stream Sunday.\" Starting at noon, the network will stream pre-game coverage, the game, the halftime show and conclude 11 hours later with The Blacklist, all for free. Deadline The promotion is part of an effort to push the cable industry’s \"TV Everywhere\" initiative that usually makes such digital-video streams available only to those who can prove they’re pay-TV subscribers. Variety NBC does not have NFL live-streaming rights on smartphone devices, which the league has granted exclusively to Verizon Wireless. As such, the \"Super Stream Sunday\" content will be available on tablets and desktop computers. Both NFL.com and SuperBowl.com will link to NBC’s live stream of Super Bowl XLIX for fans in the U.S.; that’s slated to include interactive online and social features created by the league complementing the NBC broadcast of the game. The NFL also will serve up a host of content on NFL Now, its digital-only network launched this season, surrounding the Super Bowl. Mashable The network first live streamed the Super Bowl in 2010, drawing at most around 500,000 viewers, less than 1 percent of the game’s total viewership. Since then, other networks that have aired the game, including Fox and CBS, have also streamed it. However, this is the first year the Halftime Show will be available for streaming.

Hoax-Free Facebook News Feed? (SocialTimes)
The latest initiative by Facebook to clean up its News Feed is an attempt to warn users of hoaxes. The social network announced this initiative in a Newsroom post by software engineer Erich Owens and research scientist Udi Weinsberg. HuffPost / Reuters The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebook users to flag a story as “purposefully fake or deceitful news” to reduce the distribution of news stories reported as hoaxes. Facebook said it will not remove fake news stories from its website. Instead, the company’s algorithm, which determines how widely user posts are distributed, will take into account hoax reports. Poynter / MediaWire Publishers of satirical content, like The Onion and its sister site Clickhole, likely will not be affected by the change because testing indicates \"people tend not to report satirical content intended to be humorous,\" according to the post. Rather, publishers who try to pass off scams or \"deliberately false\" stories will see a reduced circulation in their posts after readers flag the articles as such.

The Interview Makes $40 Million Online, On-Demand (Variety)
Despite terrorist threats and a last-minute digital release, The Interview has generated more than $40 million in rentals and sales, Sony Pictures reports. In addition, The Interview has been rented or purchased online and through cable, satellite, and telecom providers more than 5.8 million times from Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, through Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. CNN Money The production budget for The Interview was about $44 million — so with the combined $46 million from on-demand and theatrical sales, the studio can now celebrate that it’s surpassed that total. But it still has a ways to go. Sony has to split the revenue from rentals and ticket sales with the distributors. Furthermore, the marketing budget for the movie was at least $20 million. THR Sony also announced Tuesday that the film will make its way to Netflix on Saturday, Jan. 24.

The Verge Releases Its First Super Bowl Ad (PRNewser)
The Verge will be the first new media brand to advertise during the Super Bowl. NYT The Verge, a technology website owned by the online media company Vox, said on Tuesday that it would be airing the advertisement, before revealing that it would in fact be spending just $700 on a regional spot in Helena, Mont. WSJ / CMO Today NBC is charging marketers about $4.5 million for 30 seconds of national Super Bowl air time, but it’s not uncommon for marketers to purchase local ads so they can boast about being a Super Bowl advertiser.

Sophie Donelson Named Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful (FishbowlNY)
Sophie Donelson has been named editor-in-chief of House Beautiful. Donelson comes to the magazine from Cricket’s Circle, an editorial and e-commerce site for expecting parents. Adweek Earlier in her career, Donelson held editor and writer positions at shelter publications including Elle Décor, Blueprint, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, and Curbed, in addition to freelancing for magazines like House Beautiful. Since 2009, she has also hosted a video series for the design industry website The Editor at Large.

NYT Launches Lifestyle Newsletter (FishbowlNY)
The New York Times is expanding its newsletter offerings with NYT Living, a newsletter that will feature Times content on a wide variety of subjects — like life and style. Capital New York The newsletter, which will arrive in inboxes on Thursdays, will round up articles, videos, multimedia pieces and slideshows from the paper’s Styles, Travel, Food and Home sections, according to a company statement. Simone Oliver, recently named growth strategy editor of lifestyle news, will edit NYT Living.

The Sun Has Got Its Top on: Page 3 Covers Up After 45 Years (The Times)
The Sun will no longer feature topless models on Page 3 after quietly dropping one of the most controversial traditions in British journalism. The Washington Post After more than four decades of public enjoyment and outrage, the paper did not publish — and will no longer publish — photos of topless women on its infamous Page 3 as of Friday. Page 3 as we knew it began in 1970 when Sun editor Larry Lamb took a risk. When owner Rupert Murdoch was out of the country, Lamb published topless photos of a 20-year-old German model on Page 3.

What Politician Doesn’t Like Arguing on Cable Shows? (TVNewser)
In his penultimate State of The Union address, President Obama told members of congress he was once one of them. While the Foxes (FNC and FBN) and the NBCs (NBC News and MSNBC) brought on members of congress for reaction, CNN, Al Jazeera America and Bloomberg kept the discussion to panelists and correspondents. As always, the cable nets went beyond 11 p.m. ET with coverage, CBS and FOX returned to programming at 10:35 p.m., ABC wrapped up at 10:37, and NBC went until 11 p.m.

AOL to Debut Long-Form Video Series (FishbowlNY)
AOL is partnering with FremantleMedia International to debut its first long-form video series. Connected — which was originally launched in Israel in 2009 — will debut on AOL’s On Network in March.

FCC Rejects Viacom, ESPN Efforts to Avoid $1.4 Million Fine for Airing Ad (Re/code)
The Federal Communications Commission rejected appeals from Viacom and Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN to avoid paying a combined $1.4 million for airing a movie trailer ad that used the Emergency Alert System tones. The FCC slapped the companies and Comcast’s NBCUniversal with a combined $1.93 million fine for airing the ads for the movie Olympus Has Fallen last March.

Financial Times Appoints New Senior Editors (WWD / Memo Pad)
The Financial Times, under U.S. managing editor Gillian Tett, who returned stateside in September, made a string of senior editorial appointments on Tuesday. Megan Murphy has grabbed the reins as Washington bureau chief.

BBC3 Not for Sale, Says Corporation in Response to Planned Bid for Channel (The Guardian)
The BBC has said BBC3 is \"not for sale because it’s not closing,\" in response to an audacious bid to buy the channel. Leading independent producers Jon Thoday and Jimmy Mulville planned to submit a proposal to the BBC to buy the youth-focused TV channel, saving it from a move to online-only distribution.

Charlie Hebdo Launches App Featuring Latest Issue (Mashable)
Charlie Hebdo has launched a new mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows phones, less than a week after it published the first edition of its magazine since the terrorist attack on its office earlier this month.

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Jennifer Lopez Covers Complex

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:41

Jennifer Lopez is Complex’s latest cover star. The 45 year old continues to prove that you can maintain a career full of mediocre music and movies as long as you look amazing.

In the accompanying interview, Lopez tells Complex that she sees herself as a “brave warrior princess.” Sounds about right.

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Long Island Teen Banking $15,000 a Month from Instagram

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

In Hollywood, some high school age students make major sideline money through commercials and recurring TV work. In Long Island, it’s a different but equally lucrative mix for 16-year-old Tanner Zagarino.

Those who follow Instragram influencers are likely already in the know about Zagarino. For the rest of us, here’s the skinny from Macworld associate editor Caitlin McGarry:

His Instagram photos have attracted 439,000 fans. His tweets have drawn more than 93,000 followers. Judging from the comments on his posts, most of his fans are teen and tween girls. Advertisers consider him an \"influencer,\" a guy who can get people to buy stuff. Zagarino already has a fashion blog and is establishing a YouTube presence. He just started a year-long stint as a \"Hot Guy\" panelist for Seventeen magazine. He can pull in up to $35,000 a month from all this work, says manager Kyle Santillo.

McGarry sat down last month with Zagarino at Manhattan comedy club The Bitter End, where the youngster had traveled for Jingle Jam. He was there with his mom Elizabeth, a former model, who offers some interesting generational observations about how the fame machine has changed.
 
[Image via: @tannerzagarino]

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Media Minutia

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:00

TVNewser: CNN is sponsoring a Formula 1 car. Let’s hope that’s not a jinx.

FishbowlDC: Speaking of CNN, Ariane de Vogue is joining CNN Politics Digital.

GalleyCat: A Texas school is asking students to get signed permission slips before reading a book on poverty. The school’s principal commented, “Poor people can be quite frightening, so this is just a cautionary move.”

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RD Recap: Neetzan Zimmerman Joins The Hill; Noah Oppenheim Returns to ‘Today’

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 22:43

Can Noah Oppenheim right the sinking “Today” ship? He’ll try, as the former senior producer returns as senior vice president, after a stint with Reveille and as a screenwriter. “Noah will oversee all aspects of the ‘Today’ brand and is responsible for all platforms of ‘Today,’ including broadcast and digital,” NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a statement announcing the news. “His mission will be to guide editorial content, drive growth and integration and identify strategic opportunities.” Oppenheim takes the position vacated by Jamie Horowitz, the former ESPN executive who was hired away from the network with great fanfare, but was pushed out of his job in November after losing a power struggle…

Erin Burnett adds a half-hour show to her already full plate. The “Erin Burnett OutFront” host’s new gig will air four times on the weekend… Meanwhile, CNN loses Jim Clancy, who leaves after 34 years at the network… The 24-hour news network also recruits Ariane de Vogue as Supreme Court correspondent. She had been in a similar position at ABC News. She’ll join the team headed by CNN justice correspondent Pamela Brown and supervising producer Josh GaynorRead More

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Julianne Moore Trades Garden ‘Disaster’ for Oscars Green Room

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:55

When Julianne Moore walked Architectural Digest through the garden of her West Village townhouse for a 2012 issue, the predominant theme was green. The actress’ exquisitely designed back area is lush, lush, lush.

Although article writer Simon Doonan was effusive with his lede praise, the truth is that Moore had a lot of help. Now, three years later, the Academy Award-nominated actress is lending her solidified home design talents to the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. As announced by the magazine today, Moore is helping Architectural Digest furnish and accessorize a February 22 VIP sanctuary. From the 2012 Digest piece:

“I had several goes at the garden, and it was just a disaster,\" says the affable, distinctly un-Hollywood Moore, gesturing toward her 1,000-square-foot Greenwich Village backyard. \"It looked like a dog run. Tragic. Everything kept dying.”

But salvation came when she was on a recent magazine photo shoot in a Manhattan apartment with outdoor space. “I fell instantly in love with the terrace and asked who’d done it,” she recalls. This is how Brian Sawyer, an architectural and interior designer who also masterminds gardens, entered her life.

“I told Brian, ‘I want it to look like this,’” says Moore, plunking down two hefty volumes dedicated to the hauntingly beautiful work of Belgian landscape designer Jacques Wirtz and his firm, Wirtz International.

A month from now, Moore may be celebrating a Best Actress win in the green room she helped decorate. It doesn’t get much more multi-hyphenate than that.
 
[Photo of Moore at November 2014 AFI Fest premiere of Still Alice: Jaguar PS/Shutterstock.com]

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Changes Come to Bloomberg Offices

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:17

Open floor plans are so 2014. That’s according to Michael Bloomberg, at least.

WWD reports that a portion of Bloomberg LP’s sixth floor — which includes an office, conference rooms and desks — has been enclosed with white, solid walls. Out: A fluid-feeling workspace. In: Fun-filled cubicles. The sixth floor space was previously open, aside from glass walls sealing off the office and conference rooms.

This is just the latest change Bloomberg has implemented since returning to the company. In December, he reinstated a policy that closely monitors staffers’ comings and goings.

Next month Bloomberg is expected to announce that in lieu of raises, every employee will start receiving a free bag of kale chips.

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NY Times Launches Lifestyle Newsletter

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:46

The New York Times is expanding its newsletter offerings with NYT Living, a newsletter that will feature Times content on a wide variety of subjects. Like life. And style.

NYT Living is edited by Simone Oliver, the Times’ growth strategy editor for lifestyle news. Oliver will hand pick the newsletter’s articles, videos and other multimedia content. The newsletter — should you signup — will be delivered to your inbox every Thursday.

In related news, the Times announced that it’s discontinuing The Collection, its fashion app for the iPad. The app will go the way of men’s belted sweaters February 4.

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A False Start for The Verge’s Super Bowl Ad

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:00

For the briefest of moments today, a few lucky folks caught a premature glimpse of something major: The Verge’s 30-second Super Bowl XLIX ad.

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The page was quickly taken down, but not before we here at FishbowlNY read the “DNP” headline, the “TKTK” placeholder text and enjoyed the embedded video. The Verge TV ad is *almost* as impressive as the idea that parent Vox Media can afford the very large outlay required for a 30-second Super Bowl XLIX spot.

The ad (we’ve confirmed it will air during the February 1 telecast) is all about how Smartphones are changing everything. ‘It’s changing how we live… and even, how we die…’ the male narrator intones. ‘This is the future. And it belongs, to you.’

A few Twitter users thought perhaps The Verge had posted the “DNP” page on viral purpose. But as the quick removal confirms, the bylined item by site EIC Nilay Patel was not meant to see the light of January 20, noontime day.

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Freelance Mistakes to Avoid, From Those Who Made Them

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:17

The idea of making it as a freelancer is neither a chimera nor a cakewalk. It is a necessary slog that requires work, perseverance, organization, networking and creativity. It requires a lot, including time — the time to build a reliable client base and to wait for those checks to arrive.

If you’re set on making a go of it, there are ways to make your life easier. And how better than by skipping over the mistakes others have already made? For Mediabistro’s latest Journalism Advice column, freelancers who are now making a good living off their work revisit their mistakes and share what they’ve learned. Unsurprisingly, financial advice is plentiful:

Mistake #8: Being afraid to ask for more money. It’s a topic [TaffyBrodesser-Akner feels strongly about. People often are so timid to ask for more money, she said. You may be surprised to find that many of your clients are willing to negotiate, especially if they’ve come to rely on you to meet deadlines and produce good work.

For more, read: Biggest Mistakes of Now-Successful Freelancers

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Sophie Donelson Named Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:15

sophie donelson Sophie Donelson has been named editor-in-chief of House Beautiful. Donelson comes to the magazine from Cricket’s Circle, an editorial and e-commerce site for expecting parents.

Donelson previously held senior editorial positions at Elle Decor and Blueprint. She has also contributed to Hamptons, Curbed and more.

Donelson will report to Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group. In an announcement, Turner described Donelson as “creative, extremely talented, and [an] expert at curating experiences for readers.”

Donelson’s appointment is effective February 2.

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Magzter Makes the Netflix Move

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:00

In the evolving world of bundled monthly digital magazine subscriptions, Next Issue Media was the first to tap into the idea. Starting in 2011, they offered access to nearly 150 magazines at $15/month. So how’s that going? Next Issue Media CEO Morgan Guenther fudged the subscriber numbers a little bit this week to Bloomberg Businessweek, while also admitting that \"no one has heard of us.\"

As Next Issue gets ready to spend its impressive latest capital raise and another similar service, Readly, tinkles with a similar model launched in 2014, here comes another. Starting this week, Magzter users can opt for a Gold/$9.99-per-month tier encompassing 2000-plus magazines. But there are issues [pun intended].

From D. B. Hebbard‘s take for Talking New Media:

One criticism of these services is the low return per subscriber attained. But many a circulation manager will tell you that even in print, maintaining price integrity is difficult. The other criticism, this time from the reader side, is that most of the digital newsstands offering these services are offering up PDF replicas to readers that are often hard to read, and rarely as convenient as print, or as interesting as native digital editions.

Nonetheless, it might be interesting if Apple were to offer such as all-you-can-read approach within the Newsstand (and even more interesting if they limited it to native digital editions).

In the Magzter press release, president Vijay Radhakrishnan also touts the company’s recommendation engine attached to a redesigned user interface. The engine analyzes subscriber behavior and makes further reading recommendations, in real time.

[Screen grab via: magzter.com]
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Millennials Expected to Spend About $62 Billion on Media

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:34

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According to a new study from professional services firm Deloitte, young people aren’t completely terrible. We kid! Of course they are. But here’s the good news — they’re okay with paying for media.

Deloitte’s report says that millennials will spend about $62 billion on media this year. There are roughly 83 million millennials in America, so that works out to about $750 per person. Unsurprisingly, the number one thing they’re willing to pay for is TV; each young person is expected to shell out $316 for the right to watch Keeping up with The Kardashians. Television is followed by music ($125 per person) and computer games ($100).

As for print media, well… If you look closely at the graphic, you’ll see there’s hope. Each millennial will spend about $19 on newspapers this year. Hey, that’s not nothing! It’s definitely close though.

(Images: Shutterstock and Deloitte)

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This 19-Year-Old Fashion Photographer Has One, Simple Request

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:00

Don’t make cracks about Franey Miller‘s young appearance after you’ve hired her to do a shoot. From Fashionista’s Q&A with the recent New York City transplant:

People would be like, “Oh my god you’re 12. You’re 19. Don’t disappoint me.” On set, they say that. And it’s like, you hired me!

You hired me because you like my work. Don’t doubt me on set. That doesn’t make me want to take good photos for you.

All sorts of other fun anecdotes were gleaned during the conversation by Fashionista associate editor Eliza Brooke, including how high school grad Miller has cold-called her way into various NYC outlets like Bullett. Read the full interview here and check out Miller’s portfolio here.

[Pictured: Current Nylon front page slide pointing to a feature shot by Miller]
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