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…And That’s All Folks

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It’s always tough to write a goodbye post. When I started here eight months ago, the big media news was Rupert Murdoch and the Wall Street Journal. Kurt Eichenwald was [...]

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Buzznet Purchases Stereogum, Launches Video Blog

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Cheers to Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine. The indie rock blog was just sold for an undisclosed sum to Buzznet, who are taking the site on an ambitious expansion plan. According [...]

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Felix Dennis Reads His Poetry

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Ever since Maxim founder Felix Dennis claimed in a Times of London interview that he once killed a man, he’s had to face up to the news that he might [...]

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Randi Rhodes Vs. Air America

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Yesterday, we wrote about how local Air America affilate WWRL no longer airs any Air America shows besides Randi Rhodes and Rachel Maddow. But as of this morning, it looks [...]

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Cory Booker’s Press Office Hates You

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Newark mayor Cory Booker is one of the Democratic Party’s bright young hopes. The 37-year-old politician was the subject of a glowing New Yorker profile and pals around with celebrity [...]

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Trouble Abroad II: Journalists, Tibet & The Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee has decided on a press strategy to deal with Western publications’ tricky questions about unrest in Tibet and the 2008 games — a “see no evil, [...]

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Trouble Abroad I: <EM>NYT</EM> Journalist Detained In Zimbabwe

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The tense situation in Zimbabwe is leading to the detainment and arrest of foreign journalists. Barry Bearak of the New York Times was arrested yesterday along with an unnamed British [...]

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Talk Radio Station Would Rather Air Informercials Than Air America

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Left-wing NY talk station AM 1600 WWRL has reordered their schedule, knocking a number of Air America programs off the air… to make way, in one case, for infomercials. Morning [...]

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Artie Bucco’s Dark Secret

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Over in the East Village, Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show, Air America) has been putting on Shoot the Messenger, a weekly live action morning show parody that recently got some [...]

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<EM>Details</EM>‘ New Publisher Is Kinda Familiar

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Details has a new publisher with a familiar name. It’s Steve Deluca. Although his last gig was as associate publisher of Condé Nast Traveler, let’s go back in time a [...]

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<EM>Spry</EM> Gets A New EIC

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Back in January, Tennessee-based Publishing Group of America announced their plans for “the largest health magazine launch of time” — a 9 million circulation monthly newspaper insert called Spry. Now [...]

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Peabody Award Winners Include ABC News, CNN… And Stephen Colbert?

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The Peabody Awards are described by a writer at the Chicago Tribune as doing “a much, much better job of honoring excellence in television than the Emmy organization ever has.” [...]

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Tyler Brule Returns To <EM>The Financial Times</EM>

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Tyler Brûlé, founder of Wallpaper* and EIC of high-end newsmag Monocle, has returned to his former post as colmunist for The Financial Times. Starting on April 26, Brûlé will be [...]

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Video: So The <EM>New York Post</EM> Goes To An S&M Club…

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New York Post writer Mandy Stadtmiller is a longtime favorite of ours. That’s why we’re happy to see that the paper has recruited her to do original video content. In [...]

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Former Oddjacker Skips <EM>Philadelphia</EM> To Deadspin Again

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A.J. Daulerio, the former editor of Gawker Media gambling blog Oddjack, is back at that particular blog consortium. Daulerio, who was previously working at Philadelphia magazine, has just been hired [...]