PhotoDirector for Mac and Windows provides some fresh thinking to the process of editing and optimizing your photographs. It would thus seem well worth checking out if you're searching for such a tool in the hundred dollar range, as an alternative to the Creative Cloud Photography plan.
The sprawling space of 42's Paris installation is open around the clock to students, which makes putting all that wall space to use an interesting possibility. And that's just what has now happened, in the form of Art 42, which is described as the first permanent exhibition of street art in France.
Is Affinity Designer now a replacement for Adobe Illustrator? We'd have to say yes, for a broad spectrum of Mac users, although Illustrator, when coupled with some of the powerful plugins from Astute Graphics, shouldn't be written off just yet.
When New York Post City Hall bureau chief Yoav Gonen tried to ask a question at today’s press conference for the NYC Rent Freeze Program, it did not go well.
That’s because one of the people sitting alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio at the dais was Victor Calise, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. Calise was singled out in a recent Post article by Bruce Golding and Rich Calder as being the highest-paid of de Blasio’s ‘bloated band’ of special assistants. Per a thorough summary of today’s fracas by Washington Free Beacon video editor David Rutz, it culminated with the mayor telling Gonen this:
“I got no use for a right-wing rag that attacks people who are good public servants and tries to undermine their reputation. This man [Calise] is not anything but a change agent, an activist… So I’m not playing that game.”
The Post will no doubt run “ragged” with this for Friday’s front page.
CBS Radio has named J.D. Crowley executive vp of digital, a new role at the company.
Crowley most recently worked for CBS Television Distribution, where he served as senior vp and general manager of digital media.
“As we continue to evolve and reshape the future of CBS Radio, the digital properties within our portfolio—both existing and forthcoming—play an increasingly important role in how we reach and engage consumers, provide value to advertisers and grow revenue,” said CBS Radio president Andre Fernandez, in a statement. “With J.D.’s appointment we are better poised than ever to harness the joint power and reach of our local and national digital properties.”
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have The Fader taking on YRB.
Serena Williams, one of the best pro athletes ever, is The Fader’s latest cover star. What does Williams have to do with music? Doesn’t matter! She’s great. That’s what matters.
YRB, meanwhile, went with Zara Larsson, a person we had to Google because we’re old.
So readers, which cover is better? You can vote, comment, or do both.
Time Inc.’s People has promoted Sara Nathan to executive editor of digital.
Nathan most recently served as news director for People.com.
“In her expanded role, Sara will lead news and programming for the site,” wrote Will Lee, digital director of Time Inc.’s Celebrity, Entertainment, Style and Sports Group, in a note. “She will work closely with the audience growth and development teams to accelerate growth across digital platforms. And she will collaborate with product and technology teams to create the best experiences for our users and our producers.”
On Wednesday, the ever-expanding media company revealed that it has acquired Golfweek. As part of the deal, Golfweek chairman Rance Crain will remain on board as a special adviser to the USA Today Sports Media Group:
“Golfweek gives us amazing depth and expertise to bring to our strong golf audience across the USA Today Network,” says Dave Morgan, president of the USA Today Sports Media Group, who will also serve as publisher of Golfweek. “We are thrilled to add such a trusted and respected brand as Golfweek to the USA TODAY family and are confident that this will provide tremendous new opportunities for Golfweek and our partners.”
And today, Gannett was revealed to be one of the latest investors in Moonlighting, a freelance-jobs exchange. The latest round of $2.3 million in funding from Gannett and Tronc follows a previous infusion from McClatchy:
“By investing in Moonlighting, these three industry leaders are showing how committed they are in delivering innovative digital solutions that can help their readers build their own freelance careers,” said Moonlighting CEO and co-founder Jeff Tennery. “For decades, Gannett, McClatchy and tronc have been at the forefront of creating commerce in their local communities. Now with Moonlighting, they can help millions of people succeed in the new gig economy.”
Cover courtesy: Golfweek (click to enlarge)
In the wake of Erin Gloria Ryan transitioning from her Vocativ deputy editor position to The Daily Beast and Jessica Coen vacating the VP/editor in chief slot, chief content officer Susie Susie Banikarim this week has provided more details about their successors. Here’s the Oct. 5 memo:
As we start a new month – and new year for many of you! – I wanted to take an opportunity to follow up on some recent developments in the newsroom.
As we previously announced, Ben Reininga and Kelly Bourdet are now jointly leading the newsroom as editorial directors. They are dividing up their responsibilities as follows:
Ben will oversee our National Security, News and Culture coverage, taking the lead during breaking news. He will also work closely with the video team to better integrate newsroom workflows and processes.
Kelly will oversee all of our Technology, Science and Sex coverage. She will also develop big editorial packages and work closely with the visual storytelling team on our data science and visual efforts.
Ben and Kelly both bring true intellectual rigor, organizational skill and great enthusiasm to their new roles and I am confident that their leadership will will benefit Vocativ enormously. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know them in the last year and working closely with them in recent weeks. I am certain that those of you who haven’t thus far had a chance to do so will too.
I also wanted to share another piece of good news…. As many of you know, we are in the process of developing and launching a new sports blog led by Tomas Rios. Tomas and his team have developed a unique and bold editorial voice in the past year, proving that there is an audience looking for unconventional and challenging sports coverage. The site will be called False Start and [VP of product] Jishai [Evers] & his team are working very hard to get it launched by end of month.
Finally, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for all your hard work. Between this highly *unusual* campaign season and the often violent breaking news events we now see all too frequently, we are in the midst of an extraordinarily busy news cycle – one that isn’t likely to slow down any time soon. I know how hard each of you works to ensure that Vocativ’s coverage is sharp, insightful and distinctive, despite the pressures that such events place on everyone. It is because of your efforts that our work stands out and continues to get noticed.
I am very much looking forward to all that comes next…
Reininga, previously managing editor, started his career at nerve.com and has worked also at The Huffington Post, Now This News and Refinery29. Bourdet, who was already serving as an editorial director, also has worked previously at Nerve Media and Refinery29, as well contributed to Vice’s Motherboard.
Amazon just made Amazon Prime a bit sweeter with the addition of Amazon Reading. The feature gives Prime subscribers access to thousands of books, comics and magazines.
Books included on Reading include The Hobbit, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, When I’m Gone and more. The magazine selection is great too. A few of the options available: National Geographic Traveler, People, Sports Illustrated, Bon Appétit, HGTV, Popular Mechanics, Golf Digest and Runner’s World.
“Prime is the best deal in the history of shopping and today it got even better,” said Greg Greeley, vp of Amazon Prime, in a statement. We have to admit, we kind of agree with him.
The giddiness surrounding a possible Twitter sale to Google, Disney or Apple has completely disappeared. According to Recode, all three companies are now not interested in acquiring the social media company.
With those three out, Salesforce stands alone as the last company rumored to be interested in buying Twitter.
Not that Salesforce’s presence will make anyone feel better — when news broke that Google, Disney and Apple were all out, Twitter’s stock dropped 19 percent. Also, Salesforce has yet to confirm any acquisition talks.
Here’s a 2016 Major League Baseball post-season twist no one at Canada’s Postmedia expected.
On Wednesday, Toronto police circulated a photo of a man they said was responsible for the beer can tossed at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of Tuesday’s Wild Card game. On Wednesday, that man turned himself in and was covered in the pages of Postmedia… as one of the company’s own:
Ken Pagan, who was at the game Tuesday on a night off from work, said he had been advised by his lawyer, Frank Genesee, not to speak about the incident but did suggest the police may have it wrong.
“I was drinking out of a cup,” Pagan told Postmedia, and suggested Twitter photos that show him after the can was tossed clearly indicate he had a cup in his hand. “I’d love to tell you what happened and my story … but I can’t say anything.”
Pagan works out of PostMedia’s Hamilton, Ontario office and edits sports copy in ten Canadian newspapers including The National Post, the Vancouver Sun and Montreal Gazette. He has not been charged and Toronto police promised to release more information later this morning.
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) October 5, 2016
For just the third time in its 150-year-plus history, The Atlantic has endorsed a president. The magazine’s editors have thrown their support behind Hillary Clinton, who has “more than earned” the honor of being the next president.
The two previous presidents The Atlantic has endorsed were Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the second for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
The editorial took time to point out Clinton’s strengths, then added a brutal attack against Donald Trump.
Of Clinton, the piece noted, “We are confident that she understands the role of the United States in the world; we have no doubt that she will apply herself assiduously to the problems confronting this country; and she has demonstrated an aptitude for analysis and hard work.”
As for Trump, well, The Atlantic basically eviscerated the poor guy.
“His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.”
We’re not going to lie, “He appears not to read” had us laughing.
David Brinker—News Corp’s senior vp, global head of business development and president of The New York Post—is departing the company.
Brinker had been with News Corp since 2010, when he joined to help oversee business development of the now-shuttered The Daily.
According to a memo obtained by Politico, Brinker is leaving “to pursue a career outside of News Corp.”