We caught up today to a correction issued on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Wisconsin NBC affiliate WEAU Channel 13. What’s curious and most unusual is that the original error is at no point explained.
The incorrect Chyron was shown during the Sunday 10 p.m. newscast for a story co-produced with NBC Newschannel:
As that story was on-air, a graphic created by WEAU 13 News that included the incorrect spelling of President-elect Trump’s last name remained on the screen for about 53 seconds. Our staff recognized the error, and removed it from the broadcast.
The mistake is not a reflection of the station’s views on the incoming president, his associates or his supporters. We apologize for the error and regret that it happened.
Several commenters are wondering, what was the misspelling. Here’s your answer:
— Mr_Sconnie (@Mr_Sconnie) January 16, 2017
Call it a schadenfreudian slip. Perhaps even by a female member of the WEAU 13 production staff.
The Buenos Aires Herald was founded in 1876. Its Twitter slogan is “In Reporting We Trust.” And this week’s print edition, published today, is all about the man who was just inaugurated in Washington D.C.
From the paper’s front-page op-ed:
Take a deep breath, this is really happening. This morning, in Washington D.C., the United States of America, what was once laughed off and thought of as unthinkable by the overwhelming majority of politicians, pundits, journalists and citizens will become reality: Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.
There are a number of other Trump-related pieces in the paper. Patricio Navia writes about “Calling Trump’s Bluff;” Stephen M. Walt explains why he thinks President Barack Obama’s foreign policy was a failure; and staff writer Santiago Del Carril interviews Inter-American Dialogue president emeritus Peter Hakim, who led that organization from 1993 to 2010. Says Hakim:
“Latin Americans are concerned about U.S. relations, they may have not liked George W. Bush very much but he looks like a sweetheart compared to Trump. Trump seems not to have any kind of binding, connecting tissue between the various [Latin American] issues. There is that lack of logical connection. It just doesn’t quite all come together. Is that a tactic of Trump or simply he doesn’t have that connecting tissue? Is this going to continue when he becomes president? Or are we going to have the general type of leaders we are used to having?”
Image via: newseum.org
International Data Group (IDG), the parent group of PCWorld and Macworld, has been sold to China Oceanwide Holdings Group Company and IDG Capital.
Once the deal closes, Oceanwide will control IDG’s operating businesses and IDG Capital will control IDG’s venture business.
IDG will continue to be headquartered in Boston. While a new board will be named following the close of the deal, Kirk Campbell will continue as president and CEO of IDG and Michael Friedenberg will continue as CEO of IDG Communications.
Emanuele Farneti has been named the new editor in chief of Vogue Italia. Farneti will also serve as the head of L’Uomo Vogue.
Farneti more recently served as editor of GQ Italia.
“Emanuele, who has been at the helm of eight different publications in his career, is currently one of the most expert, admired and talented editors in chief we have in Italy,” wrote Condé Nast International’s chairman and CEO Jonathan Newhouse, in a memo obtained by WWD. “He is considered a real ‘magazine maker’ able to bring novelties, fresh layouts and high quality to each title he directed.”
Farneti is succeeding Franca Sozzani, who died in December.
The New York Times has tapped Celia Dugger to oversee its health care coverage.
Dugger has been with the Times since 1991. She most recently served as science editor, a role she’ll continue to hold.
In a note to staffers, Times executive editor Dean Baquet and managing editor Joe Kahn laid out the details of Dugger’s role:
Health reporters from Business Day, National and Science will join together to form a team reporting to Celia. She will also work with reporters covering health issues and their editors in the Washington bureau, The Upshot and across the newsroom. She will be expanding her team in the coming months. Well will also report to Celia, but will remain a self-contained operation that has been a model for the kinds of coverage we want to encourage across the Times.
Business Insider has launched a new, sub-saharan site in partnership with Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP).
BI sub-saharan Africa, debuting January 23, will be the first African edition of BI.
“We’re thrilled to launch our 15th version of Business Insider in Africa — a place of incredible change and growth,” said BI co-founder, CEO and global editor in chief Henry Blodget, in a statement. “Ringier has a deep understanding of the digital space and is the ideal partner to help us bring to sub-saharan Africa Business Insider’s unique voice and attitude.”
The finalists for the National Magazine Awards (Ellies) have been announced. Congrats to all. The winners will be unveiled during a presentation at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday, February 7. The event will be hosted by Lester Holt.
And now, for the nominees.
News, Sports and Entertainment
Honors publications covering politics, business and technology as well as pop culture and leisure interests
Bloomberg Businessweek; ESPN The Magazine; GQ; New York; The New Yorker
Service and Lifestyle
Honors publications covering health and fitness as well as fashion, design, food and travel
Bon Appétit; Elle; GQ Style; Marie Claire; Saveur
Honors publications serving highly defined reader communities, including city and regional magazines and active-interest titles
Chicago; The Hollywood Reporter; Kazoo; Modern Farmer; Powder
Literature, Science and Politics
Honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering the arts
Aperture; Foreign Affairs; The Marshall Project; Mother Jones; Poetry
Honors overall excellence in magazine design
Bon Appétit; The California Sunday Magazine; GQ; New York; The Pitchfork Review
Honors overall excellence in magazine photography
AFAR; Aperture; The California Sunday Magazine; Powder; WSJ. Magazine
Honors the use of photography in a feature story, photo-essay or photo portfolio
Honors the editorial direction of print or digital departments or sections
Honors magazine journalism that serves readers’ needs and aspirations
Honors magazine journalism that provides practical information about recreational activities and special interests
Honors print magazines that have devoted a single issue to the comprehensive examination of one subject
Honors magazine websites and online-only magazines
Honors digital storytelling and the integration of magazine media
Honors the outstanding use of video in magazine media
Honors reporting excellence as exemplified by one article or a series of articles
Honors original, stylish storytelling
Essays and Criticism
Honors interpretative and critical journalism
Columns and Commentary
Honors political and social commentary; news analysis; and reviews and criticism
Honors magazine journalism that illuminates issues of national importance
Magazine of the Year
Honors magazines for print and digital editorial excellence; audience engagement; and the success of branded content and services, including conferences and events
The California Sunday Magazine; Cosmopolitan; Mother Jones; New York; The New Yorker
Bloomberg News has named Chuck Stevens editor for top news in the Americas.
Stevens has been with Bloomberg since 1996. He most recently served as editor of the Asia finance team.
Stevens previously served as Bloomberg’s team leader for more than a decade.
People tend to forget that the Sundance Film Festival started out in Salt Lake City. Launched in 1978 as the Utah/U.S. Film Festival, the event transitioned to the hills of Park City in the mid-1980s.
A few years later, a Florida couple visited those hills and the rest, per a fun recap by KSL Broadcasting’s Chris Redgrave, turned out to be publishing history:
John and Margaret Shuff came during the Autumn Aloft hot air balloon festival, held during the 80s and early 90s in Park City. They enjoyed themselves so much that, no kidding, only a day and half later they bought a house [in Salt Lake City]. That was in September 1988 and by December they had moved in. This engaging Florida couple was in the publishing business with the well-known Florida magazine, Boca Raton, at the time they moved. Before that, John had spent years as the CFO of Capital Cities ABC in New York City.
Anyway, after they landed at the Salt Lake airport, John noticed we didn’t have a magazine depicting Salt Lake like he thought we should for this market. Today, the inspiration of John’s observation is clearly shown in the readership for Salt Lake Magazine, Utah Style and Design and Utah Bride.
Robert Redford has been on the cover of Salt Lake magazine many times. Above, left-to-right, are the 2016 and 2017 January/February issues (the publication is bi-monthly).
In the current cover story by associate editor Christie Marcy, there’s also a rather unique photo of Mr. Redford. That’s no small feat for a guy who is endlessly snapped, especially this time of year. We’ve embedded it below. Photography is often all about subject-composition and here everything comes together beautifully: angle, framing, mood.
A photo posted by Salt Lake magazine (@slmag) on Jan 16, 2017 at 8:31am PST
Images via: Salt Lake magazine
It all tracks back to 1975. That’s when Francis Ford Coppola and wife Eleanor bought a portion of the Inglenook Estate vineyard in northern California, launching their wine business three years later. Today, the couple’s vintages pay all sorts of great tributes to the industry the filmmaker’s first industry.
For example, the Director’s Cut line of wines (pictured) features a wraparound label that duplicates the look of an old Zoetrope movie camera film strip. The label is sure to be a conversation point if and when decanted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and 2017 Oscars, for which Francis Ford Coppola Winery is the official wine sponsor.
The winery is one of several third-tier festival sponsors this year (a.k.a. Sustaining Sponsors), alongside Canon U.S.A, IMDb, Oculus and others. Speaking of IMDb, a quick check there reminds that Coppola has been nominated 14 times over the years, winning five. He also collected the Academy’s last Irving G. Thalberg Award, presented for the year 2010.
Another one of Coppola’s wine lines is called Sofia, after his daughter of course. That also ties in nicely to the other strand of the filmmaker’s alcohol-purveyor beginnings. Dad’s commercial collaboration with Akira Kurosawa in Japan, for Suntory whiskey, was a spark for Sofia’s 2003 film Lost in Translation.
At the Sundance Film Festival, the Coppola winery has a couple of other notable presences besides those at the bar and dinner table. A short film, Drink in the Moment, will be on a intermittent loop at Miner’s Park Plaza.
And an artist has been commissioned to create an oversized wine cork mural during the Jan. 19-29 event. It’s interactive, so festivalgoers who chose to do so can contribute a cork of their own to the mural, as it grows in the Festival Co-op area.
Every once in awhile we see a magazine cover so stunning that there’s simply no need for our weekly Cover Battle. Why pit the work against another cover when it is unbeatable?
Ebony’s latest—featuring amazing artwork by Kadir Nelson—is a perfect example of this. It’s just fantastic.
The New York Times has named David Perpich president and general manager of The Wirecutter, a product review site the Times acquired in October.
Perpich most recently served as the Times’ senior vice president of product. He has been with the Times since 2010.
“David’s goal and mine will be to continue to grow The Wirecutter and to more fully integrate it into the life of the Times,” said Times Company CEO Mark Thompson, in an announcement. “Both organizations remain committed to creating products that serve our readers and become an indispensable part of their lives.”
Perpich begins his new role March 5. He’ll report to Thompson.
Derek Jeter’s The Players’ Tribune (TPT) has secured $40 million in Series C financing.
The investment round was led by venture capital firm IVP, Alphabet Inc. investment firm GV and many pro athletes.
“This investment will enable us to test new ways across a variety of platforms to help athletes tell their stories, and to create immersive content that brand and strategic partners want to support,” said TPT president Jaymee Messler, in a statement. “IVP has a strong background in growing tech and media companies, and is passionate about what we are doing at TPT. We’re excited to partner with them. And with athletes making up nearly 20 percent of this round of financing, it’s a true testament to the strength of the athlete community we’ve built.”
The New York Times has added two staffers to its international desk. Details are below.Kim Barker shifts from the Metro desk to serve as an enterprise-investigative reporter. She has been with the Times since 2014. Patrick Kingsley has also joined as an enterprise-investigative reporter. He most recently worked for The Guardian.
Time Inc. has cut 30 staffers amid a new round of restructuring.
According to WWD, Karen Kovacs and Greg Schumann have both been named group president of sales. The duo will now work together across Time Inc. brands and sales categories. The shift resulted in 30 people getting let go, including Ron King, senior vice president of fashion, multicultural and shelter.
The new organization has Kovacs overseeing the beauty, entertainment and fashion/retail categories and the entertainment, style, multicultural, fashion and lifestyle brands.
Schumann will oversee the automotive, financial services, home, pharmaceuticals, tech/telecomm and travel categories and the sports, news, finance and luxury brands.