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Another executive leaves Condé Nast

The Wrap | Condé Nast

Condé Nast announced the departure of another member of its executive team Thursday, the third in the last two months.

Lou Cona, chief revenue officer of Condé Nast and president of Condé Nast Media Group, will be leaving the company, according to a press release. No reason was provided for his departure.… Read more

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James Foley’s mother: ‘We have never been prouder of our son Jim’

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. ISIS video appears to show James Foley’s execution: Masked executioner speaking “with what sounds like an East London accent…. says that Mr. Foley’s execution is in retaliation for the recent American airstrikes ordered by President Obama against the extremist group in Iraq.” (NYT) | Foley’s mother, Diane Foley, on Facebook: “We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people. We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.” (Find James Foley) | “As of 7 a.m.
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Career Beat: Maureen Dowd is a staff writer at NYT Magazine

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Drew Schutte is now publisher of Details. Formerly, he was executive vice president and chief integration officer at Condé Nast. (Condé Nast)
  • Maureen Dowd is now a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. She will keep her Sunday column for the Times. (New York Times)
  • Austin Beutner is now publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times. Formerly, he was rumored to be interested in buying the newspaper. (Poynter)
  • Claudia Milne is head of live TV at Bloomberg. Formerly, she was the deputy editor of World News America for the BBC. (@claudmilne)
  • Michael Shamberg and Jordan Peele will advise BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. Shamberg was executive producer for Django Unchained.
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2 bosses depart Condé Nast, former Time Inc. exec joins as CFO

Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend announced Wednesday the hiring of a new chief financial officer and the departure of two company executives.

In a memo to employees, Townsend announced that David Geithner will be joining the company as CFO, replacing John Bellando, who “has decided to leave the company.” Geithner is a former Time Inc. executive who lost his job when the company was reorganized earlier this year. Also gone is Thomas Wallace, Condé Nast’s editorial director since 2005.… Read more

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Conde Nast ends internship program

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Conde Nast plans to end its internship program beginning next year, Erik Maza reports in Women’s Wear Daily.

“The end of the program comes after the publisher was sued this summer by two former interns who claimed they were paid below the minimum wage during internships at W and The New Yorker,” he writes.… Read more

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New Yorker introduces Aaron Swartz-developed privacy tool Strongbox

The New Yorker | The Washington Post | The New York Times | Wired | Guardian | All Things D

The New Yorker on Tuesday introduced its new, anonymous electronic tip tool Strongbox, coincidentally on the heels of renewed concerns over privacy for journalists’ sources following revelations of Department of Justice surveillance of AP staffers (which The Washington Post’s Timothy B. Lee notes is “likely perfectly legal”)

The Strongbox site ostensibly allows people to submit letters, documents, emails or any other files to the New Yorker anonymously. It was developed in conjunction with Wired investigations editor Kevin Poulsen and the late Web activist and developer Aaron Swartz, who hanged himself in January after facing charges of wire fraud and computer fraud. Poulsen, whose publication also is owned by New Yorker parent Conde Nast, wrote about Swartz’s involvement, and why Strongbox was a necessity.… Read more

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Major magazine publishers launch own digital newsstand with flat pricing

VentureBeat | New York Times
Five major magazine publishers launched their own digital newsstand today called Next Issue Media. Hearst, Conde Nast, Time Inc., Meredith, and News Corp. are basically trying to create a Netflix for magazines — for $9.99 or $14.99 a month, subscribers can read unlimited amounts of the 32 included magazines. Its market is currently limited to newer Android tablets, but should come to the iPad later this year.… Read more

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Magazine execs say tablet revenue is strong

Women’s Wear Daily
Editors and executives who gathered at the American Magazine Conference this week express optimism about their future on tablet devices. Hearst Magazines expects to have $10 million worth of e-subscriptions by next summer, president David Carey said. Hearst gets about 300,000 paid digital downloads a month and expects that to double with strong holiday sales of the Kindle Fire and Nook Color e-readers. Meanwhile, Conde Nast projects $15 million in tablet revenue this year (counting subscriptions and ad revenue). | Related: Magazine editors discuss the problems and successes of developing mobile and tablet content || Earlier: Hearst memo: We’re becoming “the magazine company of the future”Read more

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Conde Nast execs not amused by @CondeElevator

The Atlantic Wire | ABC News | New York Daily News
The recently launched account “suggests that many people care a great deal about what happens at Conde Nast,” says a Conde Nast spokeswoman. The magazine publisher doesn’t know if the overheard conversations are real or made up, but it’s dying to find out who’s behind the feed. “We are still looking into it, so I don’t know what will or won’t happen” if the tweeter is unmasked, says the spokeswoman. The New York Daily News’ Gatecrasher column is told the “the probability of this person being a Teen Vogue employee is quite high.”… Read more

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Twitter account shares small talk overheard in Conde Nast elevator

New York Observer | TVSpy
A new Twitter account, Conde Elevator, shares elevator small talk that reveals life inside the Condé Nast building. “So far,” writes Kat Stoeffel, “the dispatches reflect the Condé Nast we know and love: fear of Anna Wintour, food anxiety, women who date ambitiously, and male editors beleaguered by squeezing sex jokes into headlines.” A couple recent tweets:

Meanwhile, a spoof Twitter account has started to chronicle the newsgathering of the fictitious local news station, Channel 11 News:… Read more

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