New York magazine hands Gabriel Sherman the national affairs editor title. He had been a contributing editor, reporting on media, real estate and Wall Street, and will continue to do so while also penning print and online features for the pub… The New York Times Magazine hires another staffer, recruiting Michael Benoist as story editor. He was previously executive editor at Matter… Phil Elliott joins Time as a Washington correspondent. He had been national politics reporter at the Associated Press, traveling to 44 states during the 2012 campaign. He’ll earn more frequent flyer miles during the 2016 campaign… People cuts six, exporting their jobs to Malaysia…
The New York Times shuffles its sales executives, making Sebastian Tomich senior vice president for advertising and innovation. He had been vice president of advertising and branded content. T: The New York Times Magazine publisher Brendan Monaghan and JC Demarta, vice president of global advertising, are new senior vice presidents of advertising… Additionally, senior software architect Jacob Harris says goodbye to NYT… Read More
LostRemote: Funny or Die is launching a news app. Please do not take it as real news.
TVNewser: The Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger is officially dead. The company’s are both asking for privacy during this difficult time.
GalleyCat: Amazon’s Q1 report shows people really love buying crap on Amazon.
This week, People.com is hiring a news writer, while Law360 needs an editor. Hogarth Worldwide is seeking a graphic designer, and Mondo Publishing is on the hunt for an editor. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.News Writer People.com (New York, NY) Editor Law360 (New York, NY) Graphic Designer Hogarth Worldwide (New York, NY) Editor Mondo Publishing (New York, NY) Account Director HD Made (New York, NY)
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A year ago around this time, New York magazine switched from a weekly to a bi-weekly print schedule. Today, it is that publication’s turn to report on a similar industry transition.
— Accessories Council (@AccessoryNews) April 24, 2015
Per a report by The Cut’s Kristin Tice Studeman, today marks the final time WWD will be publishing a daily weekday print edition. Like Variety, the other venerable industry bible acquired by Jay Penske, the switch on the print side is being made from daily to weekly:
“Today we say goodbye to an old friend, a morning habit for generations,” writes WWD editor-in-chief Edward Nardoza in his editor’s letter…
In his letter, Nardoza remembers the good old days of journalism, when the “colossal presses in the basement cranked up and thundered through the floors\" and a copy of WWD cost a whopping penny (50 cents for a yearly subscription).”
The first Women’s Wear weekly issue is set for April 29.
Sponsored content and native advertising partnerships often involve, for folks at the participating media company end, hours of grunt work in front of a flickering computer screen. But in the case of one such alliance announced this week, there’s a mighty and glorious detour from that routine:
As part of the year-long Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Harper’s BAZAAR partnership, Waldorf Astoria will host Harper’s BAZAAR’s editors at two of the brand’s landmark properties, Southern California’s La Quinta Resort & Club, and Waldorf Astoria Chicago, to create fashion spreads inspired by each distinctive resort and destination. As part of the partnership, shoppable editorial well stories are scheduled to run in the May and November issues.
Now that’s more like it! Call it what you will: sponsored late checkout, native skinny dipping. Whichever term you prefer, we’re all for it.
The partnership will also encompass a dedicated e-mail campaign, ads across Harper’s various media channels and a co-branded e-commerce store.
[Photo via: waldorfastoria.com]
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Stop asking her about plastic surgery!
Per Glamour articles editor Emily Mahaney, during a conversation today at Tina Brown‘s Women in the World Summit, the 2015 Tony Award contender revisited her famous exchange in the 1970s with British TV interviewer Michael Parkinson, who asked her right off the top about whether her “physical attributes” hinder her pursuit of serious acting.
Brown complimented Mirren on how well she handled Parkinson’s line of questioning, while Mirren recalled how nervous she was prior to this, her first big TV interview appearance. Mirren then jumped forward to a related problem she faces, today:
While times have changed, Mirren pointed out that today you still get a version of that type of sexism. “The worst version of that, honestly,” she says, “is often being interviewed by female journalists who insist on going on and on about plastic surgery.”
Breasts, boob jobs — journalists, we can do better with our questions.
Here’s a recent example of what Mirren was talking about.
In the May issue, the 27-year-old actress and singer says things like “I do cool things with snacks” and “I’m a sucker for denim!” Just try and not pick up a copy.
Shape’s latest hits newsstands April 28.
Richard Corliss, the legendary film critic, died on Thursday. He was 71. Corliss spent more than five decades reviewing films; 35 of those years with Time magazine.
“It is with great sorrow that I tell you that Richard Corliss died last night, following a stroke,” wrote Time editor Nancy Gibbs, in a memo to staffers. “It’s painful to try to find words, since Richard was such a master of them. They were his tools, his toys, to the point that it felt sometimes as though he had to write, like the rest of us breathe and eat and sleep. It’s not clear that Richard ever slept, for the sheer expanse of his knowledge and writing defies the normal contours of professional life.”
In a piece honoring Corliss, Time theater critic Richard Zoglin described Corliss as a “voracious” writer.
“When Time.com was in its early stages and eager for copy from magazine writers, Corliss eyed the new venue like a frontiersman just discovering the Louisiana Territory,” wrote Zoglin. “In addition to supplying the website with reviews of all the films he couldn’t squeeze into the magazine, Corliss launched a series of 4,000 and 5,000-word considerations of classic pop culture, under the title That Old Feeling: thoughtful, evocative, often definitive essays on figures as diverse as Richard Rodgers, Jack Paar, Hugh Hefner, Marlene Dietrich, S.J. Perelman, Alistair Cooke, Bettie Page and Dr. Seuss.”
The New York Post columnist caught up with Barry Diller at this week’s TIME 100 bash, where Diane Von Furstenberg was among the 2015 anointed influencers. Diller casually confirmed to Kelly that he has no interest in the New York Daily News, and also added this:
IAC/Interactive Corp still has The Daily Beast, which Diller said is doing \"fine\" — but added, \"if by fine you mean losing $15 million dollars a year.\"
That’s $41,071.38 a day, kids. The Daily Beast is by no means the only Web or Web-print enterprise currently in the red. Still, it’s funny to hear Diller frame it in such a manner.
[Photo of Diller and von Furstenberg at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival: Sam Aronov/Shutterstock.com]
BuzzFeed has hired Craig Silverman as editor of its new Canada site. Silverman is the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections.
Silverman also serves as an adjunct professor for the Poynter Institute, which has housed Regret The Error since 2011. His work has appeared in The Toronto Star, Columbia Journalism Review, The Globe And Mail and more.
Silverman told The Globe and Mail that BuzzFeed Canada is going to start off slowly. “We’re going to start publishing things and we’re going to look very closely about how it performs,” he explained.
According to a new survey commissioned by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), virtually no one trusts advertisers or the news media. Ad Age reports that 4A’s results showed only four percent of Americans trust the marketing industry; while almost 50 percent of Americans said they don’t trust the news media.
The survey of 1,005 people found that there just isn’t much trust in what is presented by the media, no matter what form. When given a list of “Trusted News Sources,” including categories such as “Editorial content written by an experienced journalist or established news source,” and “Company or brand press releases that are part of a news report,” most people—48 percent— answered that they trusted none of them.
When participants were asked “Who acts with integrity,” newspapers were the most trusted, but only by a measly 10 percent of respondents.
What’s interesting is that the number one answer (by far) for the integrity question was “You yourself,” with 74 percent. If everyone thinks that everyone else is untrustworthy, then someone has got to be lying.
(Image: Ad Age/Ipsos OTX/4As)
Time Inc. has started outsourcing jobs. According to The New York Post, six People staffers—three full-time positions and three long-term contract positions—have been outsourced to Malaysia, to a company called WoodWing.
The move to outsource jobs won’t come as a surprise to unionized staffers. During the last round of negotiations between the Newspaper Guild of New York and Time Inc., the publisher’s “last offer” allowed them to ship at least 60 jobs offshore. The Guild is now fighting with Time Inc. before the National Labor Board over that offer.
Staffers are no doubt hoping that things between the Guild and Time Inc. get resolved quickly. The words “Going to Malaysia” have never sounded so foreboding.
A couple Revolving Door items for you this morning, involving The New York Times and BuzzFeed. Details are below.Jacob Harris is leaving the Times to join 18F, a digital services company. Harris had been with the Times for nine years, most recently serving as senior digital architect. Venessa Wong is joining BuzzFeed’s business team as a reporter focusing on the food industry. She comes to the site from Bloomberg Businessweek.
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SocialTimes: The iOS WhatsApp now has voice calling. Not that you should be calling people. Text them. No one wants to talk on the phone.
GalleyCat: In today’s “news that will make bored people sort of excited,” EL James’ husband is writing the script for the Fifty Shades Darker movie.
TVNewser: Jon Stewart’s version of a Fox News compliment? Saying that The Five is “Not like heroin.”