The New York Times ombudswoman—yes: woman!—has made her first mark at the paper. What’s it look like? What’s up with Cosmo‘s new look? What do campaign reporters think about this year’s campaign? What piece absolutely needed to be written today that was finally written? All that, and more, in your Thursday Evening Media Briefs:
Gawker’s retraction of their flubbed Arnold Schwarzenegger love child story wasn’t good enough for the former flight attendant Tammy Tousignant, whom it wrongly identified as the most recent employee/mistress/love child-bearer of Arnold Schwarzenegger. She’s filed a $40 million libel lawsuit against Gawker, National Enquirer, Daily Mail, and others, according to the OC Weekly.
“News crews and paparazzi converged on the Tousignants’ quiet Brea neighborhood,” says the lawsuit. “They were inundated with phone calls and messages. They were forced to flee their house and stay at another location. Tanner was followed. Their online accounts were hacked into. They were and continue to be the subject of scorn and scrutiny in their own community. Their reputations have been permanently damaged.”
The Hangover Part II, True Blood and Mortal Kombat 9, saved Time Warner, Jeff Bewkes told the The New York Times. On Wednesday the company, which owns Warner Brothers, Turner Broadcasting and Time Inc., reported a 10% increase in revenue this quarter, the highest growth since January.
Yesterday at the American Magazine Conference at the Fairmont hotel in Chicago, David Carey accepted a Cover of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Mr. Carey, president of Hearst’s magazine division, said that he wasn’t that surprised by the win. “I knew it had a good chance of Read More
Over a month after taking over for Cathie Black as the president of Hearst magazines, David Carey isn’t ready to share any big plans. He told Mediaweek that he is interested in extending Hearst’s brands — citing Cosmopolitan-branded events as an example — and he sees real room for growth at Town & Read More
When Hearst grabbed David Carey to run its magazine division at the beginning of last week, it seems there were bigger things in the works. Mr. Carey may have a few new titles to play with very soon.
Keith Kelly reports this morning that nearly one year after initial rumors that Hearst Read More
Condé Nast group president David Carey met with Chuck Townsend at 9 a.m. this morning to tell him he was replacing Cathie Black as president of Hearst magazines.
“Five minutes into the conversation today, he just got it,” said Mr. Carey in a phone interview with The Observer. (We wonder what those first five minutes Read More
In a stunning move Hearst has taken one of Condé Nast’s big talents, grabbing David Carey to take over the company as president and pushing Cathie Black upstairs into the role of chairman.
In a profile in 2008, The Observer‘s John Koblin wrote that Mr. Carey was an heir apparent at Condé Nast as Read More
“DO WE REALLY need Vogue handbags? Gourmet kitchen mitts?” sniffed one Condé Nast insider.
And don’t worry! Details AftershaveTM or a GQ tie brought to you by Kiton will not be hitting a retailer near you anytime soon.
But … the days of Condé Nast licensing may not be far behind. There’s currently a push Read More
You would think that a book sporting the subtitle How Successful People Do It—And What We Can Learn From Them is about being hideously successful and how to get there. But at the book party for What Makes You Tick? Wednesday Night at the Condé Nast Building, co-author Michael Berland made sure to Read More
There are 85 staffers at Portfolio who need a new job, and we’ve got our first bit of news to report: William Li, the publisher of the magazine, is staying with Condé Nast and will take the associate publisher position at Condé Nast Traveler.
“I wanted to keep working,” said Mr. Li in Read More