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Unbeige 2016-02-12 22:48:24
It’s starting at Yahoo. The ailing internet company will eventually cut up to 15 percent of its workforce–more than 1,500 jobs. Marissa Mayer began this week by saying goodbye to 107 staffers. The idea–supported by consultants at McKinsey & Co., Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners–is to shore up the core internet business while also making Yahoo attractive to outside buyers. According to …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 20:55:59
The Independent prefers a rosier headline. But any way you slice it, it’s another huge nail in the print coffin. From today’s announcement that the British daily will go digital-only in March: Rapid digital growth in the past three years has made independent.co.uk the UK?s fastest-growing quality newspaper site. Its monthly audience has grown 33.3% in the last 12 months to nearly 70 …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 20:45:37
It doesn’t get as much ink as the Skills competition or the big game, but the NBA All-Star Technology Summit, held this morning in Toronto for the 17th annual time, sports big names of its own. CNN’s Poppy Harlow moderated the first of four panel discussions, “Courtside From Your Couch: The Power and Potential of Technology,” leading in discussion a group that …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 20:00:31
Here?s a look at the posts that made the most buzz the past seven days. Journalism Student Defends Her Appraisal of New York Times Newsroom Ernest Hemingway’s Great-Grandaughter Is Playboy’s First ‘Non-Nude Playmate’ Time Inc. Restructures Sales Leadership Daily News Editor Responds to Trump Metallica Fans Rock ‘Too Heavy For Halftime’ T-Shirts Keep up-to-date with the latest FishbowlNY news. Click here to sign up for the daily newsletter, bringing …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 19:15:37
Adele is Vogue’s latest cover star. In the accompanying interview, she comes off as a bigger Bruno Mars fan than perhaps even Bruno Mars’ parents. “I?ve always been a really big fan of Bruno, but when we worked together he was beyond,” said Adele. “He can do anything, literally singing the best vocals you?ve ever heard live in your life while he is playing …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 19:00:18
W magazine assistant digital editor Stephanie Eckardt was at this week’s big amfAR fundraising gala. She leads off her summary of the event as follows: To explain his modus operandi when it comes to raising money for the AIDS research foundation amfAR, producer and Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein turned to a quote from Kurt Vonnegut: “Good can triumph over evil if the angels …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 18:30:14
The New York Times has shuffled some people around at its Business desk. Details are below. International business editor Adrienne Carter is moving to London in the spring. “By being posted in London, Adrienne will be better poised to help lead the European report in real-time, while also avoiding some of those very late and very early phone calls with Hong Kong …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 17:00:12
Tonight at the Woodlands United Methodist Church in Woodlands, Texas, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. will be heard as the voice of God in a staged version of Jennifer Wilder Morgan’s inspirational tale Come to the Garden. There will also be some very complex 3-D and holographic mapping courtesy of Jack Hattingh, whose long list of TV concert broadcasts includes ones …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 15:45:49
AMC’s The Walking Dead hasn’t been good since Season 3, yet it remains a ratings hit. Entertainment Weekly is banking on WD’s continued popularity with its latest issue, which features six different covers dedicated to the show. The covers?hilariously deemed “special collector’s covers”?feature Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), and Lauren Cohan (Maggie). Oddly, there is no cover featuring Judith. Check …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 15:00:33
In what seems like a smart move to us, Gawker Media wants staffers to reveal any political donations that they make. In a memo to staffers, Gawker Media executive editor John Cook explained the rationale: I do not care who you vote for, nor do I care what you do with your money. It should be obvious to anyone who works here or …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 14:15:09
Rolling Stone is developing a show for Showtime that was described to WWD as a “pop-culture focused docu-series.” The show is being produced by Left/Right Inc. Rolling Stone head of digital operations Gus Wenner and Left/Right co-founders Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman will serve as executive producers. Whichever direction this show goes, let’s all just hope it steers clear of Sean Penn. And UVA.


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 14:00:36
MTV continues to add to its News team. The company’s latest hires include Jamil Smith as senior national correspondent and Erica Futterman as New York bureau chief. Smith comes to MTV from New Republic, where he served as a senior editor. He previously worked for MSNBC and the NFL. Futterman most recently served as Refinery29’s managing editor. Prior to that she served as …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 10:00:39
Remember the Chicago White Stockings? How about the first tape-measure home run, slugged 573 feet by Babe Ruth into the Arkansas Alligator Farm in Hot Springs, Arkansas? These are just some of the tidbits to be found in The First Boys of Spring, a feature documentary about the earliest days of major league pre-season baseball. The film is the latest effort of …


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Unbeige 2016-02-12 10:00:39
Remember the Chicago White Stockings? How about the first tape-measure home run, slugged 573 feet by Babe Ruth into the Arkansas Alligator Farm in Hot Springs, Arkansas? These are just some of the tidbits to be found in The First Boys of Spring, a feature documentary about the earliest days of major league pre-season baseball. The film is the latest effort of …


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Unbeige 2016-02-11 22:30:47
In one of several pieces published today about the recent wave of editorial hires at MTV News, Rob Levine, a contributor to our sister publication Billboard, wrangled an interesting quote from Jessica Hopper. Hopper, formerly with Pitchfork and website Rookie, was recently installed as MTV News’ editorial director of music. From Levine’s piece: As an example of the kind of work MTV News …


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Unbeige 2016-02-11 20:45:41
In support of HBO’s highly anticipated new series Vinyl, which premieres Valentine’s Day, New York magazine has put together its own love letter to the past. Starting at midnight tonight and running through Sunday, visitors to nymag.com will be greeted with a full-page ?Throwback? overlay ad, complete with circa-1973 typeface, graphic treatments and select New York magazine articles from that year, which …


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Unbeige 2016-02-11 18:45:58
Tara Nurin, who published her first post for Forbes earlier this month, is eminently qualified to write about beer. She’s co-hosted dozens of episodes of local cable TV show What’s On Tap. She is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. She started Beers for Babes, a beer appreciation group for women. And as she recently explained to Philly Voice’s Kevin C. Shelly over, …


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Unbeige 2016-02-11 17:53:32
Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round we have Popular Science taking on New York. PopSci features President Obama smiling like a man who will soon no longer have to be president. New York’s Fashion Issue features Saoirse Ronan with just a tiny bit of makeup. So readers, which cover is better? You can vote, comment, or do both. Which Cover …


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Unbeige 2016-02-11 17:40:21
First Look Media, the media company founded by eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar, has acquired comics site The Nib. The Nib is edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Herblock Prize for Excellence in Cartooning winner Matt Bors. “The Nib tackles politics and culture with a signature style that is smart, funny, and fearless,” said First Look Media’s executive vp of programming and content Adam Pincus, in a statement. “Matt created …


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