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Tim Cook files clean copy, Businessweek editor says

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Apple’s CEO acknowledged in a Bloomberg Businessweek essay today that he’s gay. How’d that article end up in Businessweek?

“The backstory is pretty simple,” Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel says in an interview with Tom Keene. “He called and asked if he could come out.”

Tyrangiel says Cook’s draft “was crisp and clear, and frankly I hope he is available for more assignments going forward. He was very easy to work with on this.”

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8 women accuse Ghomeshi of assault, harassment

Good morning. Here are nine media stories.

  1. Women say Jian Ghomeshi choked, assaulted, harassed them

    The former CBC host's accusers "describe a man obsessed with his image and power, and someone who they say has little or no respect for barriers," Kevin Donovan and Jesse Brown write. Most of the women stayed anonymous but "Trailer Park Boys" actor Lucy DeCoutere put her name to her charges. Ghomeshi's alleged behavior was not confined to his private life, the report says: One woman said he told her “I want to hate f--- you” in a meeting and later "cupped her buttocks." When she complained, a producer asked her “what (she) could do to make this a less toxic work environment?” Ghomeshi, who is suing the CBC following his dismissal, did not comment. (Toronto Star) | Dan Savage: "Ghomeshi isn't a safe, sane, and consensual kinkster. He's a reckless, abusive, and dangerous one who has traumatized some women and lucked out with others." (The Stranger) | Melissa Martin: The "'pattern of behaviour' Ghomeshi accused his accusers of trying to create, it existed long before their allegations did." (Nothing in Winnipeg)

  2. Tim Cook writes about being gay

    "I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy." (Bloomberg Businessweek)

  3. NYT Co. 3Q earnings today

    The company "is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity as of late, which is generally a precursor to an earnings beat." (Zacks) | Expect questions about the sudden departure of digital boss Denise Warren at the earnings call, at 11 a.m. (NYTCo)

  4. New pages

    The homepage is The Guardian's “single strongest lever to direct attention," director of digital strategy Wolfgang Blau tells Sam Kirkland. “People go to edited sources because they trust to be told what really is important,” creative director Alex Breuer says. Still, 59 percent of visits to The Guardian last month originated on article pages. (Poynter) | NPR launches its new music site with an Auto-Tune-free T-Pain concert. (NPR)

  5. Why does the U.S. detain so many journalists at borders?

    "It may be the case that journalists' travel patterns and data flows just happen to trigger alerts within federal databases," Geoffrey King writes. "But the experiences of the journalists CPJ interviewed make it clear that CBP's broad discretion is having a negative impact on the free flow of news." (CPJ)

  6. Gawker may cover Albany

    "The last thing I want to do is say, 'We're gonna fuck Albany up and take down Cuomo or whatever!'" Gawker EIC Max Read tells Peter Sterne. "We may send people up there and find that we have nothing to write about and nothing to do." (Capital)

  7. David Plotz explains the basic problem the Internet presents publishers

    "The internet doesn’t work like a print magazine," Slate's former editor tells Christopher Massie. "You don’t pull people into Slate through one thing and then they stay for another." Plotz also talks about his new job at Atlas Obscura: "The chance to do a different kind of journalism which has a sense of mission that is about delight and joy and discovery is appealing." (CJR)

  8. Front pages of the day, curated by Kristen Hare

    Pride in San Francisco. Stoicism in Kansas City. (Courtesy the Newseum)



  9. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Elise Hu will be NPR's Asia correspondent in Seoul. She covers tech and culture at NPR. (Poynter) | Mitra Kalita is now executive editor-at-large for Quartz. Previously, she was ideas editor there. Paul Smalera will be Quartz' new ideas editor. He is editor of The New York Times opinion app. (Poynter) | Donald Baer is now chairman of PBS' board of directors. He is CEO of Burson-Marsteller. (PBS) | Jessica Coen is now a contributing editor at Marie Claire. She is an editor-at-large with Jezebel. (Fishbowl NY) | Stephen Lacy is now chairman of the Association of Magazine Media. He is CEO of the Meredith Corporation. (Email) | Dan Katz will be chief of staff to Arianna Huffington. He's currently a chief researcher for David Gergen. Maxwell Strachan is now senior editor of business and tech at The Huffington Post. Previously, he was business editor there. (email) | Emily Yoshida will be entertainment editor at The Verge. Previously, she was culture editor at Grantland. (Muck Rack) | Job of the day: The Virginian-Pilot is looking for a digital news editor. Ger your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves:

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Scott Olson shot both Businessweek’s and Time’s covers this week

The work of Getty Images photographer Scott Olson is featured on both Bloomberg Businessweek’s and Time’s covers this week:



Olson was arrested and released in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday. He also took this iconic shot of the unrest there:

On his HBO show Sunday, John Oliver noted that CNN used the shot extensively, despite the fact that it shows a mailbox that says “Fuck the Police.” (Fast-forward to 6:25.)

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Businessweek gives Piketty the Tiger Beat treatment

Megan McArdle’s Bloomberg Businessweek story on French economist Thomas Piketty gets a cover that reflects the unusual interest that’s greeted his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

Yep, that’s Justin Bieber up top.

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Businessweek names Rob Vargas its new creative director

Rob Vargas will replace Richard Turley as Bloomberg Businessweek’s creative director, Editor Josh Tyrangiel told staffers Tuesday. Tracy Ma will be be deputy creative director.

Turley announced he was leaving last month.

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Businessweek’s creative director leaves

Richard Turley | FishbowlNY

Richard Turley, the creative director of Bloomberg Businessweek, is leaving the publication for MTV. “[I]t’s time for me to learn something new and work with different content for a different audience,” he writes on his Tumblr.

Turley says Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel is “Hands down the best boss and editor I have ever worked for, but also and more importantly – my partner in crime, and someone who deserves far more credit for the design of the magazine than he ever allows himself to receive.” Asked by email about a replacement, Bloomberg Businessweek spokesperson Rachel Nagler said, “Richard is amazing. We wish him nothing but the best, and we hope to make an announcement in the near future.”

Turley came to Businessweek from The Guardian. Under him, the magazine reinvented itself as a visual powerhouse, running bold and often cheeky covers like this one from last summer about hedge-fund managers:

In an interview with Katie Myrick last year, Turley noted the magazine produces 50 covers every year: “Out of those fifty, one or two might be considered provocative, and naturally those are the ones that get zero’d in on.” He continued:

I hope though, that almost all our covers are considered at least ‘good’. Because that is the primary aim, despite what you may read or think about me.

Earlier this year, Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith said the company planned to follow Businessweek’s design innovations and apply “a similar design standard to all of our media platforms.” Read more


Bloomberg plans Businessweek-style ‘design innovation’ across all platforms


In a memo to staffers, Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith lays out marching orders for the company amid standard media-CEO pronouncements (“Technology is disrupting every distribution platform. Consumers are redefining decades-old consumption habits”).

The company plans to shift “our focus to global business in order to attract and engage an even broader audience of business decision makers.” It wants to build “a portfolio of new digital assets that better align our content offerings to global business audience segments.” It’s going to put more money into print and radio, and “compete vigorously with a strong and expanding global television product.”

Smith says “Bloomberg Businessweek’s sensibility and range — witty, visual, forward-looking and global — will power our march into the larger global business audience across all platforms, while maintaining weekly print editions.” And it will use Businessweek’s approach to design in particular:

In an increasingly commoditized media landscape, great design can be a powerful differentiator. Bloomberg Businessweek’s revival has been in large part due to the brand’s success with design innovation. Our strategy calls for applying a similar design standard to all of our media platforms.

Herewith, some of Bloomberg Businessweek’s covers over the past year.

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Bloomberg Businessweek changes logo for Twitter IPO cover

The cover originally looked like the New Yorker’s Eustace Tilley mascot, but with a bird for a head, the magazine explains in a “cover trail” feature. But lawyers were “not into it,” and the next step was to “pretend it’s 1920, when people were full of class and sophistication, and we imagine we’re Henry Luce doing a cover about bird fancying or something.”

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Businessweek’s provocative hedge-fund cover

The cover of Bloomberg Businessweek’s July 15 cover tackles the gap between hedge-funds’ reputation and their performance in a memorable manner:

Asked about whether the placement of the arrows was intentional, Bloomberg Businessweek spokesperson Rachel Nagler said via email “Could be up to the reader to decide…but we do take great care to be very precise when creating our covers.” Read more


Rupert Murdoch is on Bloomberg Businessweek’s cover

Two years later, Murdoch has dodged much more than the pie,” Felix Gillette writes of the News Corp honcho.

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