Twitter has hired Jayanta Jenkins as its global group creative director. Jenkins most recently served as global creative director of advertising for Apple/Beats by Dre.
Prior to his time at Apple, Jenkins spent seven years with both TBWA Chiat Day and Wieden + Kennedy.
Jenkins reports to Twitter’s vp of global brand strategy Joel Lunenfeld.
According to a new study by Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, when it comes to news, young people prefer social media over TV.
The report found that 28 percent of adults aged 18 to 24 use social media as their main source of news, compared to 24 percent for TV.
This is the first time social media has overtaken TV in the Reuters Institute’s report history, which has been conducted yearly since 2011.
As for which social media source is used most often, it’s Facebook by a landslide [pictured].
About half of those surveyed (44 percent) said they used Facebook for news. The runner-up was YouTube, at only 19 percent.
Meredith Corporation is bringing its Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app to televisions across the nation. Titled Dinner Spinner, the weekly half-hour, cooking competition show will begin airing on the CW Network October 1 at 11 am.
Dinner Spinner will feature two cooks competing against each other to create a unique meal for dinner. The meals will then be judged by a rotating panel of guests. Dinner Spinner is hosted by Gabe Kennedy.
“Unleashing the power of shared experiences and expert advice to energize home cooks to find success in their kitchens has always been at the heart of the Allrecipes brand,” said Meredith National Media Group president Jon Werther, in a statement. “Extending this unique blend of premium content to additional channels—with our highly-engaged Allrecipes community and influencers at the center—will further fuel the passion and excitement for our industry-leading brand.”
The Guardian’s Catherine Shourd was fortunate. Per her video interview with Woody Allen posted ahead of the U.K. opening on Friday of the filmmaker’s latest, Café Society, she was the very first journalist of the day to sit down with Allen at the London press junket for the film.
As a result, and per his own admission, he was livelier than he expected to be later on in the day. “I see 50 people in a day, so by three o’clock, it becomes boring. You’re the first one, so no, it’s not boring now. But by three o’clock, it will be boring.”
The other boring part of filmmaking, Allen told Shourd, is having to listen to the people who put up the money for his films make jokes.
In an essay for Fusion, Jorge Ramos—host of Fusion’s America with Jorge Ramos and Univision’s Noticiero Univision and Al Punto—argued that a Hispanic journalist should moderate one of the presidential debates. Weird, right? Maybe even racist??? Like, what about white males? Someone call Fox News.
Ramos, himself beyond qualified to host a debate, pointed out the ridiculousness of excluding a Hispanic moderator.
“Hispanics are the fastest-growing electoral group in the United States — a bloc of about 27 million eligible voters,” wrote Ramos. “Their support is crucial in swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida, so I’m not exaggerating when I say that no candidate can take the White House without Hispanics’ support. Yet a Hispanic journalist has never moderated one of the presidential debates. Why?”
Ramos, of course, already knew the answer to his question.
“I get the sense that both major candidates are afraid of just what they might be asked,” continued Ramos. “These Hispanic journalists, and many more, are part of a community seldom discussed beyond the single focus on immigration. Their questions could prove quite unconventional.”
For attorneys Susan Estrich and Marc Mukasey, the best way to defend Roger Ailes is apparently to act exactly like Roger Ailes. Given that Ailes has been accused of sexually harassing more than 20 women and bragged about hiring people to physically hurt journalists, this is not a good thing.
Yet Estrich and Mukasey both emailed The Daily Beast to launch personal attacks against New York reporter Gabriel Sherman, who was responsible for breaking the sexual harassment allegations.
“Gabe Sherman has made clear that nothing will stand in the way of his vendetta against Roger Ailes, and he will use any woman he can find—no matter how clearly and deeply troubled she is—to try to concoct allegations against Mr. Ailes,” wrote Estrich. “Gabe is running out of women he can use and abuse. Ultimately, it will be clear that the real enemy of women is Gabe Sherman.”
Did you catch all that? Estrich blamed the victims and said Sherman abuses women. Amazing rhetoric. Must feel pretty weird to have no soul.
Not to be outdone, Mukasey explained that “Gabe Sherman is a virus, and is too small to exist on his own, and has obviously attached himself to the Ailes family to try to suck the life out of them.”
Smartly, Sherman told the Daily Beast that he doesn’t take the attacks personally. He understands that while shining a light on roaches makes them scatter, it doesn’t keep them from coming back.
A couple Revolving Door items for you this morning, involving Men’s Journal and Vice. Details are below.Mike Conklin is joining Men’s Journal as a senior editor for its website. Conklin previously spent 13 years as editorial director of Brooklyn Magazine. Mary Choi is joining Vice as a culture correspondent for Vice News Tonight. Choi’s work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times and more.
So what can readers expect when Bob Guccione Jr.‘s new digital destination Wonderlust goes live this fall? The man previously connected with Discover, Gear an Spin offers this preview of his travel website to Min Online’s Steve Smith:
“10 Travel Questions With…” This will be a generally fascinating person who may or may not be universally known. A fascinating person with travel relevance trumps celebrity. “Spa Trek” is our bi-weekly feature on spas around the world — some surprising, some the usual suspects. And something ominously known as “Hotel Ninja,” where we, bluntly and honestly, review certain hotels without the establishment knowing we’re there. There will also be many regular, more basic sections, like “The Smart Traveler,” “Travel Warnings” and “New Destinations.”
Sounds promising. Per our headline, Michael Kors beat Guccione Jr. to the Wonderlust brand-name punch with the launch of a new fragrance for women at the beginning of the month. Lily Aldridge is the face of the ad campaign, which has travel stamped all over it as well. Specifically, Greece, shot by Mario Testino.
Is the world ready for two different versions of this slightly wonky spelling of wanderlust? Time, together with the business acumen of Bob and Michael, will tell.
One of the most breathtaking photos you can create with your drone is an aerial panorama. A panorama is when you capture multiple images while panning around a scene, then stitch them all together in software. This tutorial shows you how to create a panorama in both Lightroom
When Los Angeles Times film writer Rebecca Keegan informed her Twitter followers that she was bringing her dog Dude to the Telluride Film Festival for a second time, she asked how she should document the experience. While ‘Get a life, lady’ garnered 19% of the poll vote, the clear winner was Instagram with 68%.
And so, for those interested, Keegan’s Instagram and Twitter streams are the places to keep tabs on #DudeDoesTelluride. The spectacular shot at right was shared this morning, following the long car drive from L.A.
Keegan’s husband Marty and a dog sitter take turns caring for Dude while she covers the storybook festival. However, there are other times when she can make time for her dog, rescued from the South L.A. Animal Shelter.
“Telluride has lots of restaurants that allow him,” Keegan tells FishbowlNY. “Favorite activities include pup watching while we have a drink at the outdoor patio at Poacher’s Pub, sitting by the fire at the Telluride Mountain Lodge while I write and riding the gondola. (Pro tip: the gondola operator at the Mountain Village station gives out Snausages).”
Nice. There was actually also last year an outdoor screening of Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog, to which pooches were invited, but inclement weather kept the Keegans’ Doberman-lab mix from abiding.
Keegan also recently co-authored a book with Mel Brooks about Young Frankenstein. It’s due to come out in October, and she says she did reach out to Gene Wilder during the writing of it. “I was not able to talk to him,” she explains. “I didn’t realize Gene was sick, and I’m so sad about his passing. He and Mel were a remarkable team.”
After 25 years with Sydney, Australia TV station Network Nine, where Michael Usher earned the nickname “Musher,” the veteran reporter revealed this month that he was headed to cross-town operation Channel 7. Which meant that an interview aired Sunday Aug. 28 on 60 Minutes Australia would be his last for that show.
The proper pronunciation of guest Barbra Streisand’s last name, which was also a recent topic of discussion on The Tonight Show, framed the great promo clip above and earned Usher some saucy coverage Down Under. But it is something else said by Streisand that has led to a much bigger round of international headlines.
Streisand mused that she will have to move to Australia or Canada if Donald Trump is elected President in November. At press time, this declaration is an above-the-fold headline on The Drudge Report and a premise garnering snickers on Twitter from Trump supporters.
The Premise, a Forbes tech podcast hosted by Parmy Olson, is up to 23 episodes. In fact, the latest installment, which looks at the rise of Trello, came out today.
Starting in October, that program and three others created for the Women@Forbes network – The Limit Does Not Exist, hosted by Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell, Mentoring Moments hosted by Denise Restauri and Hiding in the Bathroom hosted by Morra Aarons-Mele – will be stream to the additional, targeted audience of the Beverly Hills-headquartered PodcastOne network. Each show will debut on successive days during the week of Oct. 3-7. From today’s announcement:
“We’ve had a lot of ‘Oh, wow’ moments at PodcastOne,” said PodcastOne founder and executive chairman Norm Pattiz. “None bigger than this. An exclusive podcast partnership with Forbes is a very big deal for our network. The Forbes brand brings with it the history and credibility in not only business, finance and tech, but also sports, women’s issues and entertainment.”
Forbes entered the audio space in April.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
PodcastOne Names Jim Berk CEO
This 50th anniversary month of the death of Lenny Bruce began with Da Capo Press re-issuing Bruce’s autobiography How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, with a new preface by Lewis Black and all proceeds going to The Lenny Bruce Foundation, an organization created by Bruce’s daughter Kitty Bruce. She will be at Book Soup in Los Angeles tomorrow night to read from the book and sign copies.
In yesterday’s New York Times, Real Time With Bill Maher writer Chris Kelly had an interesting op-ed. Under the headline “Trump, the Insult Comic Candidate,” Kelly compared Trump to the lineage of Bruce and stand-up comics:
Trump’s humor is now too hip for the room. And by “the room,” I mean CNN. The problem isn’t his material; the problem is that his act is so well crafted after a year on the road — and the performer so completely inhabits his persona — that the audience forgets he’s playing a part.
We can’t tell what the punch lines are supposed to be, because we’ve lost the distinction between the artist and the role. It’s as if 40 percent of the country suddenly decided to make William Shatner chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff because he did such a good job fighting the Klingons.
Another Bruce-related item in The New York Times worth nothing: comedian Richard Lewis’ Aug. 16 letter to the editors. Reacting to Jason Zimonan’s feature, he wrote:
Most annoying: Patton Oswalt’s comment that comics who said they found Mr. Bruce funny were lying…
I hope that young comedians who aren’t dissuaded by your article listen to the Berkeley, Calif., and Carnegie Hall performances. They’ll learn what it takes to be an authentic artist, whether Patton Oswalt laughs or not.
What’s interesting is that Oswalt did not make a direct comment to the Times for the Aug. 10 article. Rather, Zinoman sourced an old blog post. We’ll add one more suggestion to those above made by Lewis: a recording of Bruce speaking to UCLA students six months before his death.
Image courtesy: DaCapo Press
Reader’s Digest has hired Marc Peyser and promoted Lauren Gelman and Lorraine Burton.
Peyser joins RD as executive editor. He most recently served as an editor at large for Money.
Gelman, most recently health editor and site content director, has been promoted to executive digital editor.
Burton has been promoted to managing editor. She previously oversaw RD’s books division.
This is not the nightly news. This is VICE News Tonight. Premiering September 26 at 7:30pm on HBO.https://t.co/nXlivq6Iiy
— VICE News (@vicenews) August 29, 2016
Above is your first look at Vice News Tonight, the upcoming half-hour nightly news show from Vice Media.
The trailer is about as Vice-y as it gets, promising that Vice News Tonight will “interrupt your regularly scheduled worldview.” Radical.
President Obama is about to be unemployed, so it makes sense that he’s trying out different things. His latest exploration? Magazine editor. Obama will serve as the guest-editor of Wired’s November issue.
The issue will feature stories hand-picked by Obama, each focused on the theme of “frontiers.” Content will broken down into five sections:Personal frontiers Local frontiers National frontiers International frontiers Final frontiers
This is the first time that Obama has guest-edited a magazine and the eighth guest-editor for Wired. Previous Wired guest editors include Serena Williams, Christopher Nolan and Bill Gates.
The Obama-edited Wired hits newsstands Oct. 25.