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Ashley Graham Covers Maxim

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 19:14

CeppQDWW8AAYgVmAshley Graham is having a pretty damn good year. Just one month after landing a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, the 28-year-old model is featured on the April edition of Maxim.

In the accompanying interview, Graham—who has been modeling for more than a decade—discussed how she wanted to take advantage of her moment in the spotlight.

“I know these celebrity entrepreneurs are just people,” said Graham. “They’ve just been given the right opportunities and have soared with them. And that’s what I’m trying to do.”

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New Book Confirms Hearst’s Involvement in Citizen Kane Smear Campaign

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 18:45

HarlanLeboBookCoverIn this 75th anniversary year of Citizen Kane’s 1941 release, a couple of momentous events are already etched on the calendar.

On March 6, the last member of the cast still living, Kathryn Popper, passed away at the age of 100. She was Welles’ personal assistant and appeared briefly towards the end of the film as a photographer.

And next month, a new book by Harlan Lebo, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey, will arrive in bookstores April 26. The author’s research confirms that William Randolph Hearst and senior Hearst executives were aware and involved in attempts to publicly discredit Welles at the time of the film’s production and release. In a piece this week in The Guardian, Lebo provides a colorful reminder of the grimy ways of the era’s tabloid press:

On a lecture tour before Citizen Kane’s release, Welles was warned by a police investigator: “Don’t go back to your hotel. They’ve got a 14-year-old girl in the closet and two photographers waiting for you to come in.” But the director at the time blamed a “hatchet man” from a local Hearst paper.

Indeed, one of the most interesting revelations in Lebo’s book is the idea that Welles believed at the time that Hearst was not connected to the smear campaign. The author also hints in The Guardian interview that there are more stories to be mined from the Welles archives at Indiana University.

Jacket cover courtesy: MacMillan

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Citizen Kane Meets Xanadu
The Henry Jaglom-Orson Welles Tapes

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Atlantic Media Names Michael Kelly Award Finalists

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 18:09

Atlantic Media has named the finalists for its annual Michael Kelly Award. The Kelly Award honors Michael Kelly, a former editor of The Atlantic and National Journal, who died while covering the Iraq war in 2003.

The following finalists were chosen because, according to Atlantic Media, they mirror the “courage, determination, and passion exemplified by Kelly.”

Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan of the Associated Press for “Seafood from Slaves.” Alissa Rubin of The New York Times for her reporting on the treatment of women in Afghanistan. Ian Urbina of The New York Times for “The Outlaw Ocean.” James Verini of The Atavist Magazine for “The Doctor.”

The finalists—and the winner of the $25,000 first prize—will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 17.

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Consumer Reports Offers Buyouts

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 17:15

Consumer Reports and its union have partnered to offer buyouts to veteran staffers. The news came via a memo from CEO Marta Tellado.

In the note, which was obtained by Talking Biz News, Tellado said a contract extension with CR’s union had been reached, but buyouts were being offered “In order to provide many of our long-serving employees with the opportunity to make a meaningful choice about their future.”

The voluntary separation program (VSP) is being offered to CR staffers of 10 years or more. The packages will be distributed between now and April 4.

Though Tellado wrote that the VSP was “not financially motivated, and there is no target number of acceptances we have set,” you can bet that layoffs are coming if not enough staffers accept the package.

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Lydia Kiesling Named Editor of The Millions

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:30

lydiakieslingLiterary site The Millions has named Lydia Kiesling its new editor. Kiesling has been a staff writer for the site since 2009. She has also contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian and more.

In a note announcing the change, The Millions founder and founding editor Max Magee heaped praise upon Kiesling.

“She is a special talent, and I have complete confidence in her ability to inject new energy and ideas into The Millions while maintaining the quality and tone that we are known for. Lydia’s unique voice and intelligence has won over new readers to The Millions even as she has become a writer to watch beyond the confines of this magazine. I don’t doubt that Lydia will surpass what I have done as editor.”

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Peter King Signs Contract Extension with SI

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:00

Peter King has been with Sports Illustrated since 1989. Thanks to a just-signed, multi-year contract extension, that’s where King will remain.

King told CNNMoney that although he considered moving on from SI, Time Inc.’s support of his site—MMQB.com—gave him a reason to stay.

“I am so bullish on the future of an independent site covering football with room to grow,” said King. “And the backing of Time Inc. was really important, because the company has committed to expanding The MMQB with quality hires. That was significant.”

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NY Times Might Plug Paywall Holes

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 15:30

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 8.38.30 AMIn an effort to adjust to the changing habits of digital readers, The New York Times is filling in some holes in its paywall.

The Times launched its paywall in 2011. In real life that’s not that long ago; in internet years, that’s forever. Back then, the Times thought allowing unlimited articles via Facebook and Twitter was a good idea. Now? Not so much. Re/code reports that paper is limiting the number of articles Facebook and Twitter users can read without paying for a subscription.

Facebook users who exceed 10 Times articles a month will now be shown a prompt to subscribe [pictured]. The same goes for Twitter users. Full disclosure: we’re Times subscribers, but don’t have our account linked via Facebook.

The Facebook cap only applies to articles that take you to the Times’ site. Users can enjoy as many Instant Articles—Times articles hosted by Facebook—as they want.

According to a Times spokesperson, the paywall hole-filling is just an experiment, but we’d be surprised if the Times abandoned the policy.

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Vice Buys UK Production Company

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 15:00

Vice Media has acquired Pulse Films, a London-based production company. In addition to staff at its headquarters, Pulse employs more than 100 people across offices in LA, New York, Paris and Berlin.

Pulse produced 200 films during the last year, including the forthcoming Shia LaBeouf movie American Honey.

“Pulse are one of the few companies in the world that consistently produces content we admire,” said Vice Media co-presdient Andrew Creighton, in a statement. “Vice’s acquisition of Pulse is a natural step in a relationship that has been enormously productive for both companies.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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The Ringer Adds 2

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:50

Bill Simmons’ forthcoming site The Ringer continues to add talented staffers. The latest to join the team are Kevin Clark and Justin Charity.

Clark will serve as a staff writer covering the NFL. He most recently worked for The Wall Street Journal as an NFL reporter. Clark had worked for the Journal since 2010.

Charity will serve as a culture staff writer. He most recently worked as a staff writer for Complex. Charity previously worked as an account director for the Brunswick Group.

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FishbowlNY Newsstand: There’s a Hack For That

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:35

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PR Vet Mario Ruiz Joins Business Insider

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:00

marioruizIn 2007, the same year that Business Insider was founded, Mario Ruiz arrived at The Huffington Post. He spent five years there working closely with Arianna Huffngton before opening his own agency, Mario Ruiz Public Relations (MRPR), where clients included those two companies as well as others such as Bloomberg, Complex and Vocativ. In 2014, Ruiz folded MRPR into Dan Klores Communications (DKC).

This week, Ruiz has begun a new organic career chapter, joining Business Insider full-time as senior vice president, communications. In this newly created position, he will oversee communications for Business Insider, Tech Insider and seven international editions of Business Insider. From this morning’s announcement:

“Mario served as our PR consultant during a pivotal period when we were growing especially rapidly, and we came to know him as an exceptional corporate communications and media professional,” said Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget. “We are thrilled to be able to bring him in-house.”

“Mario’s experience and deep knowledge of the digital and media landscape, coupled with his ability to think strategically while getting results, makes him an excellent addition to Business Insider as we continue to grow our brand around the world.”

In January, per comScore, Business Insider had 43 million monthly unique U.S. visitors. Google Analytics from February pegs the global reach of the company’s sites at more than 100 million. Its next site, Insider, is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of this year.

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Linked: Tropic-Ana

Brand new - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:56
Long before there was an orange with a straw sticking out of Tropicana's packaging, the orange juice was represented by Tropic-Ana -- inspired by 4-year-old Christine Keston Pool (shown above) -- a brand ambassador sometimes embodied by, um, shirtless little girls.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Noted: New Logo for Morrisons

Brand new - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:50
(Est. 1899) "From a humble market stall to a modern supermarket, today Morrisons is proud to be the UK's fourth largest supermarket retailer. We currently have over 470 stores nationwide and eleven million customers who visit our stores each week. We also employ over 130,000... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for New York Botanical Garden by Pentagram

Brand new - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:57
Established in 1891, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a museum of living plant collections located in the Bronx in New York and is one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the world. Located in a 250-acre site, it welcomes over 300,000... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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James Corden Says ‘Hello’ to Prime Time TV Audience

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:30

By the time Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special airs tonight at 10 p.m. on CBS, James Corden’s drive through London with Adele will have passed a new high-water mark: 90 million YouTube views. (At press time, it’s 140,000 views shy.)

In an interview with Time magazine TV critic Daniel D’Addario ahead of tonight’s big one-year anniversary special, The Late Late Show host explained how Adele’s friends played a key role in the video’s success:

“I’m very lucky, in that I’ve known Adele for quite some time. We met about seven or eight years ago and got on very well. My wife has known her, or first met her, before I ever did, and we have a lot of mutual friends.”

“The beauty of that was to be able to talk to some of her friends and ask what would be a great thing. A few of them said “You’ve got to get her to do the Nicki Minaj rap, she’s amazing.” A few others said “She’s a huge fan of the Spice Girls, a proper bona fide fan.” Having that bit of insight is terrific.”

Six hours after the Adele Carpool Karaoke installment hit, one of the songs featured, “All I Ask,” had jumped from #109 to #4 on iTunes.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
James Corden’s Astute Aggregation of Graham Norton

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Stephen Glass Tells Journalism Students He Has Paid Back $200,000

Unbeige - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 03:40

Former New Republic star Stephen Glass visited Duke University today. During his talk, he dropped an astounding number:

In his conversation with students in News as a Moral Battleground, a class on journalism ethics taught by Bill Adair, Knight professor of the practice of journalism and public policy, Glass said he made the payments based on what the organizations [New Republic, Rolling Stone, Policy Review] had paid him, plus interest.

“I should have done it earlier,” Glass said of the repayments. “I took that money and wrote lies.”

Presumably, this amount is in addition to the $10,000 Glass was previously said to have repaid to Harper’s. On a side note, as part of ongoing efforts to be perceived as genuinely reformed, Glass turned down a stipend to cover for Duke visit expenses.

He is to be commended for trying to repair the damage in such a meaningful and substantial way. Read the rest of report in the Duke Chronicle here.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Stephen Glass: From Bad-Guy Journalist to Good-Guy Law Firm Employee

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Linked: Opening at MoMA

Brand new - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 23:22
Position: Interactive Designer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Kia Labeija Helps U.K. Photography Journal Expand to Print

Unbeige - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 20:45

AccentMagazineIn recent months, there has been growing discussion of how monthly print magazines might be poised for a niche comeback. Provided those at the helm understand the myriad of new challenges in landing committed subscribers and the delicate art of cross-pollinating content on social media, Snapchat and the like.

The latest to join that party, from across the pond, is Accent. After several years online, the U.K. photography journal overseen by editors Lydia Garnett and Lucia Nurnberg has added a bi-annual print magazine. From the Accent website:

Accent is a collection of true stories about inspirational, extraordinary people who dare to live life on their own terms. These are the everyday heroes who make the world a brighter place simply by being themselves.

That sounds like a mission statement in proper sync with today’s millennial audience. On the cover of Issue #1 is Kia Labeija, a 25-year-old HIV activist and New York “drag ballroom” star. In a recent interview with It’s Nice That, the editors said they were inspired on the print side by the likes of Andy Warhol:

“Format was one of our big considerations.,” the editors say. “It was important to us that Accent could sit next to the big glossy fashion magazines on the shelves so that our subjects get the prominence they deserved. We’ve always loved 80s mags like _The Face, i-D and Interview that are filled with energetic type and big smiles. We wanted to create something with that level of confidence.”

The U.K. purchase price for the magazine is 10 Euros. We’ve reached out to Accent to find out if it can be found anywhere on newsstands locally.

H/T: highsnobiety.com

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Car and Driver Launches Podcast

Unbeige - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 19:11

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 11.08.48 AMHearst’s Car and Driver is using the New York International Auto Show as springboard for its first podcast. The Car and Driver Podcast will offer daily episodes while the auto show continues, then switch to a weekly format.

“This is exciting because we will provide our avid fan base a new and exciting way to engage with us,” said Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman, in a statement. “We’ll provide information and insights they can’t get elsewhere, and use this medium as a chance to get closer to the people who have supported Car and Driver for so many years.”

The podcast—available via iTunes and other platforms—will feature reviews and discussions with Car and Driver editors and writers. Topics will be pulled from the magazine and news from the automotive world.

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Upworthy Skeletons Dance Their Way to ‘Partnership of the Year’

Unbeige - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:00

“Love Has No Labels” is the second most popular Facebook video in Upworthy’s history. And if you are not one of the 47 million or so people who have caught up with the three-minute clip there, which shows successive pairs of people dancing behind a giant X-ray screen and then revealing themselves to remind of the varied looks of love, it’s well worth a click. (Another 57 million have viewed the video via YouTube.)

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A bunch of skeletons kiss, hug, and dance in front of a crowd … to make an excellent point about love. Also, it's not scary, we promise.

Posted by Upworthy on Monday, March 2, 2015

Last week, at the 4A’s annual Transformation conference in Miami, the PSA was honored with a pair of inaugural Partner Awards. Upworthy and R/GA, who worked together with The Ad Council, claimed the Diversity Partnership (Large Agency) prize as well as Partnership of the Year.

Topping the skeletons video on the Upworthy Facebook all-time list is an equally inspiring video about a Philadelphia pizza parlor where thousands of homeless people have been fed by means of a pay-it-forward, free pizza slice program. The ongoing effort, punctuated by walls of Post-It notes from grateful slice recipients, was the brainchild of a customer.

The “Love Has No Labels” installation was staged on Valentine’s Day last year in Los Angeles. In the video, the highlighted footage plays out to the sounds of Mary Lambert’s empowering anthem “She Keeps Me Warm.”

Previously on Adweek:
4A’s Celebrates Collaboration in New Awards Program
R/GA, Ad Council Launch ‘Love Has No Labels’ PSA

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