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Former <i>MTV News</i>er Gideon Yago on Michael Jackson: ‘The Things That Bring You Out of Retirement’

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We bumped into sometime–cohort Gideon Yago of The IFC Media Project this morning on the 6, where talk quickly turned to yesterday’s tragic passing of Michael Jackson. Amid the Jackson-fueled [...]

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‘True’ Confession: We Talk to Ad Sales All The Time

Digital

We really don’t do this often — oh, screw it: I’m not even using that blog convention of the royal ‘we’ for this one. It’s me, managing editor Rebecca Fox, [...]

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Introducing Your New FishbowlNY Editor

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If you read this blog with any regularity, you’ve probably noticed a new fishie up in this ‘Bowl. Let’s make it official, shall we? Meet your new FishbowlNY editor, Amanda [...]

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Twittering The Ellies

Digital

It’s what we’ve been jawing about all week: The National Magazine Awards, or ‘Ellies,’ (or awards show where we don’t get the fondue fountain this year) are tonight, and we’ll [...]

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Laid-Off Newspaper Reporters Flock to Online Startups, Profits Still Elusive

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Laid-off newspaper reporters are increasingly finding refuge on the Internet, but so far, their online startup efforts are being met with mixed results: Today, the trio of investors who teamed [...]

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Internal Google Memo on Today’s 200 Layoffs: ‘We’ve Ended Up With Overlapping Organizations’

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We’ve got the internal memo sent by outgoing Google senior vice president Tim Armstrong (“TA”) to Googlers in its North American sales organization (“NASO”) within the past hour. This follows [...]

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SXSW ’09 Wrapup: Interactive Festival Closes With Wired EIC Anderson in Fiery Final Keynote On ‘Free’

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Though this year’s South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, got off to a slow start in the keynote department, and often drove us to distraction with its near-unilateral [...]

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Video @ SXSW: Alltop Founder Guy Kawasaki, Pre-Closing Keynote With Wired EIC Chris Anderson

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Fresh off today’s launch of his site’s new customizable My.Alltop service, we video interviewed Alltop founder Guy Kawasaki prior to his SXSWi ’09 closing keynote, in which he’ll be interviewing [...]

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SXSW Opens Up, World Says ‘Eh’

Digital

Transparency, openness and community emerged as governing themes at this year’s SXSW Interactive conference — and no, not just in the softballs thrown by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh in his [...]

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Live-Tweeting ‘Sex Lives of the Microfamous’ at SXSW

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We’re hoping thinking the sensation-filled talk at SXSW ’09 — this year’s ‘Gossip’ panel, if you will — promises to be Twitter book compiler Nick Douglas’ and our buddy, Sexerati [...]

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SXSWi Keynotes: Hsieh Proselytizes, Silver Wonks Out

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BusinessWeek‘s Stephen Baker interviews political prediction prodigy, FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver in a Sunday keynote at SXSW (via) Toothless: That was the assessment of many in the 1,000+ audience to hear [...]

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WebMediaBrands Consolidates, Trimming Staff By 60

Digital

WebMediaBrands, parent company of mediabistro.com and this blog, laid off 60 employees Tuesday. As CEO Alan Meckler blogged the following day: “There is a story behind the layoffs.” That story, [...]

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MPA Digital Conference: 50 Percent of Attendees’ Mags Projected To Still Be In Print In A Decade

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After several years worth of events warning magazine professionals about the advent of digital and the need to get their content online in various ways, it’s safe to say the [...]

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<i>Page Six Magazine</i> EIC Only Staffer To Remain As Weekly Goes Quarterly

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The entire staff of Page Six Magazine will be packing up their desks on the heels of today’s announcement that the weekly New York Post insert would move to a [...]

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Confirmed: Reader’s Digest Association to Cut 8 Percent of Workforce

Digital

As FishbowlNY reported Wednesday afternoon, Reader’s Digest Association said late the same night that it will eliminate 8 percent of its global workforce in what it has dubbed its “Recession [...]