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Unbeige 2015-03-30 21:30:48
The first edition of the New York Bulletin won’t be available in comic book stores until the end of the month. But thanks to the advantages of dealing with fantasy rather than fact, the front-page headline is already set. Per the weekend announcement, if it’s happening in Battleworld, the Bulletin will have it covered. The Marvel Comics newspaper extra is designed to …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 21:00:28
TVNewser: Syrian President Bashar Assad told Charlie Rose that the media’s coverage of the country is “malicious propaganda.” That’s one hell of a hot take. SocialTimes: A little too obsessed with American Idol and The Voice? There’s an app for that. GalleyCat: YouTube fame translates to a book deal for 18-year-old Jenn McAllister. See kids? You don’t need school after all!


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 20:40:22
On Thursday, April 16, the current executive editor of the New York Times will be in Missoula to deliver the school’s 58th annual Dean Stone Lecture. Baquet’s speech will be titled “Quality Journalism in the Digital Age ? Challenges & Opportunities.” From today’s announcement: University of Montana School of Journalism dean Larry Abramson says Dean Baquet is the perfect choice for a lecture …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 17:35:31
On Friday’s episode of weekly podcast Meet the Movie Press, Mashable entertainment editor Josh Dickey told his old pal Jeff Sneider that he had finally come up with a solution for his conflicted feelings about how to cover Furious 7. He would write two, separate standalone reviews: one good, one bad. Those items have now been posted, without cross-link winks. Beyond readers who see …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 17:20:46
Crain’s New York has unveiled its annual “40 Under 40″ list, which highlights “The most talented, driven and dynamic professionals under the age of 40 who are working in New York City today.” The most notable media person to make the list was Bloomberg Media chief digital content officer Joshua Topolsky: A former DJ, the Pittsburgh native was named editor of techie webzine Engadget in 2008, …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 16:40:58
Sydney-based arts writer Steve Dow starts off his David Byrne interview piece in The Saturday Paper with majesty and erudition: Ritual fascinates and inspires David Byrne. Reading Polish journalist Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski’s The Emperor, a 1978 account of Haile Selassie’s iron rule in impoverished Ethiopia, he found its descriptions of servitude beautiful. They reminded him of non-naturalistic, avant-garde contemporary performance or East Asian …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 16:17:03
Once you’re in a position to manage people, you quickly realize that the ability to do so effectively requires attentiveness and careful execution. It is also a role that requires balancing polar tendencies: you want to be friendly and approachable, but not so friendly that your staff can walk all over you. And you will drown in work if you don’t delegate, as …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 16:15:14
The New York Times has promoted Kinsey Wilson from editor for strategy and innovation to executive vice president, product and technology. Wilson joined the Times in February. He came to the company from NPR, where he served as executive vice president and chief content officer. Times CEO Mark Thompson and executive editor Dean Baquet offered the following joint statement on Wilson’s appointment: The company?s initial …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 15:00:38
Prior to last night’s screening of The Grim Game at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, Harry Houdini’s 1919 silent feature hadn’t been publicly shared in decades. Larry Weeks, a devoted Brooklyn-based Houdini fan who passed away last year shortly after confirming his ownership of the only known copy, previously showed it in 1973 at The New School. In the …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 14:45:12
Meredith Corporation has named Kim Martin chief strategy officer. Martin most recently served as president and general manager of We TV. She held that role for nine years before transferring into a consultant role in 2013. Prior to her appointment at We TV, Martin was executive VP of distribution and affiliate marketing for Rainbow Media, which owns AMC, Fuse, IFC and We TV. She previously …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 14:10:15
Tonight, starting at 9 pm ET, Bomani Jones begins his takeover. When Jones’ ESPN Radio show ? The Right Time with Bomani Jones ? premieres nationally, it will be the next chapter in an impressive career. Jones wants to make it more than that. He wants The Right Time to be the best. “My goal’s to do the best show on the …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 13:25:55
Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of the Associated Press, wants to make changes to international laws in order to better protect reporters. During a speech at Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Pruitt said anyone who kills or takes a journalist hostage should be charged with a war crime. “Wearing ‘Press’ on your jacket once offered some degree of protection for journalists in the …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 12:45:38
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, has been selected to succeed Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Just like everyone thought. The New York Times reports that Noah has been performing standup since his 20s, and has appeared on the Daily Show three times. He’s expected to be formally introduced by Comedy Central at some point today. When word broke that Stewart was leaving …


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Unbeige 2015-03-30 12:20:39
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Unbeige 2015-03-29 15:04:13
The Madison Square Garden Company is splitting into two separate companies. In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, MSG ? owned by Knicks fan favorite James Dolan ? said one company would hold its live events and sports businesses, and the other would hold its media businesses. MSG’s live events and sports company will include the Knicks, Rangers, the WNBA New York Liberty, the Garden, …


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Unbeige 2015-03-28 21:45:30
Via an exclusive interview with Chicago Sun-Times urban affairs reporter and assistant city editor Maudlyne Ihejirika, Beverly Johnson has talked for the first substantive time about the aftermath of her recent bombshell Vanity Fair essay, in which she accused Bill Cosby of drugging her. While Johnson says she was discouraged previously about including Cosby content in her memoir, there will be no …


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Unbeige 2015-03-28 19:00:45
There’s an interesting collateral detail in Richard Sandomir?s NYT account of The Players’ Tribune’s impressive rookie year. When site editor-at-large David Ortiz’s  March 26 bylined essay \"The Dirt\" was added to the Derek Jeter digital portal, it hit the Red Sox paper of record in the gut: Within a half-hour of Ortiz?s post being published, the Boston Globe rushed onto its website …


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Unbeige 2015-03-28 16:40:01
The general consensus from the thoughtful side of the Lena Dunham reaction pile is that her “Shouts & Murmurs” piece in the March 30 issue of The New Yorker is not anti-Semitic. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer, writing this morning for Time, disputes editor David Remnick’s statement that Dunham was working in the Lenny Bruce, Larry David and Sarah Silverman …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 21:06:37
Coastal Living replaces editor Antonia van der Meer with Country Living executive editor Steele Marcoux, who once served as design director at her new home. “Steele is a great editorial talent who knows how to inspire print and digital audiences with smart packaging and storytelling, especially when it comes to style and design,” Time Inc. executive vice president Evelyn Webster and …


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Unbeige 2015-03-27 21:00:46
FishbowlDC: Ben Affleck appeared before a Senate subcommittee to plead his case that Batman should have a Boston accent. TVNewser: Good Morning America and Today used the new Twitter app Periscope during their shows this morning. Matt Lauer, America’s new grandpa, suggested that everyone “read a book” instead. PRNewser: Shonda Rhimes’ reaction to that idiotic and racist Deadline article was perfect.


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