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Yahoo Finance Adds Kevin Burke

Unbeige - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:50

Yahoo has hired Fox News veteran Kevin Burke as an executive producer for Yahoo Finance.

Burke most recently served as executive producer of Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight. Prior to joining FBN in 2011, Burke spent more than a decade with CNN.

According to a memo from Yahoo Finance’s editor in chief Andy Serwer, Burke will be asked to grow Yahoo Finance’s live streaming business.

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FishbowlNY Newsstand: Okay Then

Unbeige - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:30

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art by Futurebrand

Brand new - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:42
Established in 1996 and originally named Asian Australian Artists' Association (hence the four "A"s), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is an independent non-profit organization in Sydney, Australia, that facilitates cultural dialogue between Australia and Asia. Through their gallery space they offer year-round exhibits, programs,... Armin
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Staten Island Newspaper Cedes to 2 Democrats and a ‘Deplorable’

Unbeige - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 01:15

On the first Sunday after the election, the home page of the Staten Island Advance looks like this:


And the front page of the print edition, like this:


Executive editor Brian J. Laline includes a clever reference to the Statue of Liberty in his commentary and explains that he solicited, in the wake of Donald Trump‘s election, the thoughts of a so-called “deplorable” (resident Alicia Colon) and two local Democratic representatives (New York State Senator Diane Savino and New York State Assemblyman Matthew Titone). From Savino’s op-ed:

We may not all be happy about the outcome, some may be grieving and feeling despair, but in the end, we must move forward. I am having flashbacks of 2000, and I know that we cannot relive the Bush/Gore divisions again which created the animosity that led to the bitter divisions in Washington.

The American people are trying to tell us something. They are tired of the same partisan conflict that prevents those who are elected to solve problems from even trying to, and they are just tired of the same old game.

It is dangerous for Democrats to write this off as simply losing to racist, bigots and demagogues. it is equally dangerous for Republicans to think that they can govern by ignoring the concerns of those who feel threatened or marginalized in our society.

Comments are closed on the two politician essays but open for Colon’s readers to react. Among the feedback are more nearby reminders of the sort of voter sensibilities that roiled the media establishment this past Tuesday:

@dontlooknow: I would be very happy if my daughter got a week to spend with Donald Trump. He’s a good man, honest, and very successful with a big heart. His family is living proof of what a good man he is.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Daily News Columnist Visits the Borough That Voted Trump

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Serif Launches Windows Beta of Adobe Photoshop Challenger - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 00:00
In June, Windows users were treated with a beta version of Designer, which has now been followed with a beta of Photo that matches the Mac version feature for feature. In fact, the beta version goes further by including new features that will be made available in Affinity Photo’s next major update, 1.5.
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Modern Masters from the Shchukin Collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 00:00

The Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection exhibition, running at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris until February 20, 2017, seeks to celebrate Sergei Shchukin's vision by presenting 130 major works from his collection drawn on paintings from several sources, including the Hermitage and Pushkin museums.

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Daily News Vet’s Mantra: ‘Hey, Martha’

Unbeige - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 17:00

NYDMFordDropDeadThe passing of Dick Oliver affords the New York Daily News this weekend the bittersweet opportunity to recall halcyon print-era days.

Oliver, before moving on to TV and radio, started out as a copy boy with the paper, rising through the ranks to reporter and assistant managing editor. In the obituary by Larry McShane, current Daily News EIC Arthur Browne paints a vivid newsroom picture:

“Dick Oliver was both the toughest and liveliest of cigar-chomping city editors from the era of clacking typewriters,” recalled Browne. “His mantra was to write ‘Hey, Martha,’ stories, imagining that a husband would call his wife and ask ‘Did you see this?’ on reading a Daily News story.”

As an editor, Oliver worked on a series of 1973 articles by William Sherman about Medicaid fraud that won a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Later, on behalf of WNYW, he was the first reporter to break in with live TV coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Oliver’s father Richard was a New York firefighter, while his mother Christine worked for many years as executive sales director of cosmetics for Bloomingdale’s. Some may also remember Dick from an infamous on-air exchange on Fox 5 with Jim Ryan in July of 2001 (embedded below). RIP.

Pictured: New York Daily News front page from Oct. 30, 1973

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Nicholas Kristof Foils Hotel Room Intruder

Unbeige - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 20:50

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof learned the hard way today that it’s never wise to leave a hotel room door unlocked. Kristoff alerted the world first via Twitter about today’s frightening experience, and has now followed up with a more detailed blog post.

Kristof had traveled to the City of Brotherly Love with is wife, Sheryl WuDunn, to attend a meeting of the American Philosophical Society. The couple is staying at the Franklin Hotel. After heading down this morning to get a cup of coffee, leaving behind a sleeping WuDunn and crossing paths with a man while waiting for the elevator, this happened to Kristof upon his return:

I pushed open the door and walked into the room–and there’s the same man inside my room, holding Sheryl’s purse. “What are you doing?” I shout. “Who are you?”

“Maintenance man,” he says, and tries to push past me, having dropped Sheryl’s purse. I block him and threaten to throw coffee over him. I shout to Sheryl to ask if she knows him or what he’s doing. She’s waking up, is astonished to see the confrontation in the room, and says she doesn’t know what he’s doing. She calls security, and that point he rushes past me and down the stairwell. I chase after him, hot on his heels.

“I’ll stab you with a knife if you keep coming,” he shouts at me.

Kristof wound up jumping the man in the lobby. ‘Thank god he did not have a gun,’ the reporter writes. Yes. Thank god for that.

Big excitement. I interrupted an intruder in my hotel room in Philadelphia. A chase. A fight. Restrained him. Police have just arrived.

— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 12, 2016

The intruder in our hotel room was just a thief. Thanks to Franklin Hotel for helping. He has been arrested. I'm not really hurt.

— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 12, 2016

Gave police a statement, and thief is jailed. I have a wrenched thumb from the fight but otherwise ok. Fortunately, he was a wimpish thief.

— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 12, 2016

Photo of Franklin Hotel lobby via:

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Orson Welles, Norman Mailer and Citizen Kane

Unbeige - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 18:45

CitizenKane7thAnniversaryDVDIt’s the 75th anniversary year of Citizen Kane, President-elect Trump’s favorite film.

Tomorrow at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles, a remastered version of the 1941 film will be screened beginning at 1:30 p.n. PT, followed by a master class taught by Peter Bogdanovich. The print was struck for a special new Blu-ray edition of the classic.

In the lead-up to Sunday’s special event, the American Film Institute interviewed Bogdanovich, still working on his own projects today and of course always in possession of a full range of great stories about his late close friend, Orson Welles. When AFI asked ‘How did Welles feel about the film,’ it generated this fascinating answer:

“He didn’t want to talk about it much. Orson did The David Frost Show [as guest host] in 1970 and I was there. He had a guest, Norman Mailer, and after the show they went to Frankie and Johnnie’s in Manhattan and I joined them for dinner. We sat down and Norman said to Orson, “There’s a great shot in Citizen Kane…” and Orson said, “Oh, no, Norman, not Citizen Kane.”

Norman looked perplexed for a minute and then said, “Oh, yeah, I guess it’s like me and The Naked and the Dead,” meaning that both Norman and Orson were plagued by the notoriety of their first effort. It was the only picture that anybody ever talked to him about, and he was irritated about it because he’d made other pictures that nobody saw. It depressed him actually. It was a struggle to get him to talk about Kane. Reluctantly he talked about it; I would trick him into it sometimes.

Welles taped an interview with Frost that ran June 4, 1970. For his guest-host duties a few days later (June 8), the other guests besides Mailer were Duke Ellington and singer Elly Stone.

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RIP: New York Gossip Columnist Suzy Knickerbocker

Unbeige - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 13:00

We can’t think of a better way to remember Aileen Mahle, the longtime New York gossip columnist who passed away Friday at age 98, than to revisit her 1967 encounter in Gotham City with Batman and Robin.

In print, Mehle started as “Suzy” with the Miami Daily News and the Mirror in New York. When she moved over to the New York Journal-American in 1963, she became Suzy Knickerbocker after taking over a column written by Igor Cassini under the pen name Cholly Knickerbocker. The widely syndicated Mehle would go on to write for the Daily News, Post, Women’s Wear Daily and W magazine before finally retiring in 2005.

In one of her last pieces for W, Mehl interviewed herself, asking alter ego Suzy how it all began. Knickerbocker’s answer:

“It was at cocktails in a beautiful garden in Miami Beach, very chatty and amusing with many friends, among them Dan Mahoney, the jovial publisher of the Miami Daily News. He was going on as usual about his paper. ‘I wish,’ he said, ‘we had someone at the News who could write a society column like Gwen Harrison does at the Miami Herald.'”

“‘Like Gwen Harrison!’ I quietly shrieked. ‘Anyone can write a column like that!’ I myself, of course, had never written a column in my life.”

Three submitted samples later, a career was born. RIP.

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Linked: Opening at Parisleaf

Brand new - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 22:15
Position: Senior Designer at Parisleaf in Gainesville, FL.... Armin
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New York Observer Suffers an Ignoble Print Death

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 19:30

All through this U.S. election season, the New York Observer has been parried with conflict-of-interest criticism. And this week, the day after Trump’s win, Vocativ published a solid look back at the problems of a paper owned by the President-elect’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

When Trump takes office in 2017, the only banner Observer headlines will be online. As revealed today by New York Times media reporter Michael L. Grynbaum, the paper is going digital-only:

The decision will eliminate the use of New York in the paper’s title-its website is simply—and signals an end of sorts of an era when The Observer served as a fixture of local reporting in Manhattan.

[Observer Media chairman and chief executive] Mr. [Joseph] Meyer, in an interview on Friday, said that coverage of New York City politics and culture would continue and the paper planned to continue hiring additional reporters and editors. No journalists on staff will be eliminated as part of the shift.

The Observer was first published Sept. 22, 1987. Kushner acquired the paper in 2006 for just under $10 million. (We’ve included below links to several oldie-but-goodie FishbowlNY items about the paper.)

Scoop: New York Observer Ending Print Edition

— Mike Grynbaum (@grynbaum) November 11, 2016

Previously on FishbowlNY:
25-Year-Old Law Student: ‘I Own the New York Observer’
New York Observer Thus Far Avoiding the Falling Knife of Media Crisis
Why Isn’t the New York Observer Covering Trump?

Pictured: Front page of this week’s final print edition

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WSJ Launches Virtual Reality App

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 19:14

The Wall Street Journal has launched a virtual reality app on Google’s Daydream platform.

The app allows users to experience breaking news, market data, interactive 360 degree videos and more, all within a virtual world.

“We wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible with VR, while remaining faithful to what makes The Wall Street Journal truly distinctive: outstanding financial and business journalism,” said Himesh Patel, Dow Jones’ creative director, in a statement. “Our app brings to the forefront the daily drama of the markets, told with live data and 360-degree video.”

The Journal’s VR app is available at the Google Play app store.

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The Unbearable Lightness of the Oscars

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 18:15

A funny thing happened on the way to the 89th Annual Academy Awards, set to air Feb. 26 on ABC. Donald Trump was elected President, amplifying what has been in recent years the rapidly increasing triviality of Liberal Hollywood stars congratulating each other about their gilded achievements.

There’s always been plenty of bad news in this world, with moviegoers seeking respite from the headlines in a darkened movie theater. But thanks to social media, bad news is now all around, hammering and prodding 24-7, pounded into our skulls by Twitter, Facebook and embedded cable news clips. We are hyper-aware of humanity’s endless pitfalls, smarting in many cases from the latest smartphone dribble.

The rise of Twitter mirrors the successive administrations of President Obama. The little bird was just getting started in 2009. Today, the platform has helped push Hollywood on to an isolated ledge, surrounding AMPAS’ home state with a sea of Electoral College red.

Some have suggested Tom Hanks may host the 2017 Oscars, reflecting his connection to telecast producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca, who were announced last Friday. Others have their money on Jimmy Kimmel finally landing his in-house, across-the-street ABC-TV shindig shot. But right about now, Bill Maher feels like a more logical choice. Real Time at the Oscars, with maybe rotating panels of the nominees. What do you think?

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Hearst TV Names Chief Strategy Officer

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 18:00

Hearst Television has promoted Roger Keating to chief strategy and business development officer.

Keating most recently served as senior vp, digital media. He has been with Hearst TV since 2008. Keating previously worked for Time Warner Cable and AOL.

“Since joining Hearst Television, Roger has provided our company and our industry prescient leadership in a rapidly changing media landscape,” said Hearst TV president Jordan Wertlieb, in a statement.

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CBS Radio Names Bob Philips CRO

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 16:45

CBS Radio has named Bob Philips chief revenue officer, a new role at the company.

Philips has been with CBS Radio since 2000. He most recently served as senior vice president of sales.

“Bob’s extensive radio and sales experience make him ideal to accelerate our efforts as we enter a new phase of the business,” said CBS Radio president Andre Fernandez, in a statement. “His deep understanding of corporate, customer, category, and channel strategies will be instrumental in generating new revenue opportunities and ensuring our ability to deliver top-tier financial results.”

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Print Deadline Comes Back to Bite New York Times Magazine

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 16:30

Arriving in this Sunday’s New York Times, a glossy magazine with no coverage of Tuesday’s election battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Instead, print readers will be greeted by this cover and special themed-issue content from six designers.


It’s a less than ideal situation, but as editor in chief Jake Silverstein explains in his Editor’s Letter, essentially unavoidable:

A little-known fact about The New York Times Magazine is that it is printed on the weekend before the one on which it is distributed. This means that the contents of this week’s issue were finalized several days before Election Day. You will find no direct reflections on the results of the voting in these articles. And yet, the uncertainty of the outcome at the time we published them suits the theme of this special issue: our current mania with redesigning, tweaking, optimizing, improving, refreshing and updating everything. In the age of branding, the quadrennial choosing of an American president has come to feel like an exercise in product relaunch, and both candidates-Hillary Clinton and the eventual victor, Donald Trump-each represented a new and unprecedented proposal for the face we would show the world.

We live in a world where the online availability of The New York Times somewhat negates the screaming need for a timely Nov. 11-13 weekend post-election insert. Still, some will argue that the magazine should have had a massive cover story essay ready for both a Trump and Clinton victory, and figured out another weekend for the Design Issue.

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The New Yorker Cover Shows Us The Wall

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:45

Cover-Story-Staake-The-Wall-875x1200-1478824922The latest cover of The New Yorker works in two ways.

The illustration, by Bob Staake, captures the feeling of finding out Donald Trump is our president-elect. “When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force,” explained New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly.

The cover also gives us a glimpse of one of Trump’s most famous campaign promises: A wall to keep others out. And all of us in.

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Zuckerberg: Facebook Impacting Election Is ‘Pretty Crazy’

Unbeige - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:30

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think the site had any impact on the presidential election.

“Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way — I think is a pretty crazy idea,” said Zuckerberg, during the Techonomy conference. “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”

This is quite an odd statement. Facebook has been unable to effectively deal with fake news stories that pop up in its Trending section. And when you factor in a study that found there was more fake Facebook news about Clinton than Trump, well…

We also wonder what Facebook advertisers think when they hear Zuckerberg’s claim that Facbeook has no influence on what people think and do.

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Linked: Japan's Prefecture Icons and Flags

Brand new - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:09
Dig on the simplicity and sharpness of each of Japan's 47 Prefecture icons and then read about their meaning and see them in flag form at the link.... Armin
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