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Jill Abramson falls off Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful People’ list

Forbes released its annual ranking of The World’s Most Powerful People on Wednesday, and it includes several media movers:

There are only nine women on the list of 72 (same as last year), and missing this year is The New York Times’ former executive editor, Jill Abramson. Last year, she ranked no. 68. She was not replaced by current Times editor Dean Baquet. Read more

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Career Beat: Peggy Noonan joins CBS News

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

  • Peggy Noonan is now a contributor at CBS News. She is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. (Politico)
  • María Cristina Marrero is now group content chief at Meredith Hispanic Media. She is editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer. (Email)
  • Michael Rooney is now chief revenue officer for Tribune Publishing. Previously, he was chief revenue officer for The Wall Street Journal. (Poynter)
  • Byron Tau is now a reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was a reporter for Politico. (Fishbowl DC)
  • Derek Bond is president and CEO of Imagina US’ content division. He’s the founder of Bond Entertainment. (Media Moves)
  • Paola Varela Rossi is sports anchor for Noticias Univision Florida Central. Previously, she was sports anchor for KDEN Telemundo Denver. (Media Moves)
  • Jessica Bohrer is now associate general counsel for Forbes.
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Career Beat: Kevin Roose named co-executive producer at Fusion

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

  • Kevin Roose will co-executive produce a show for Fusion. He’s a writer for New York Magazine. Kashmir Hill will be a senior editor at Fusion. She’s a writer for Forbes. Pendarvis Harshaw has been named an associate producer at Fusion. He’s a recent graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. Cara Rose De Fabio is an experience designer at Fusion. She’s a performance artist and director. Daniela Hernandez will be a senior writer at Fusion. She has contributed to Wired. (Fusion)
  • Wilson Stribling will be a morning anchor at WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi. He was news director there. Hugo Balta will be senior director of multicultural content for ESPN’s digital and print properties. Previously, he was coordinating producer for SportsCenter. Damaris Bonilla is executive producer at WWSI in Philadelphia. Previously, she’d worked as a journalist in Puerto Rico.
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Here are 38 great journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For journalism students, October through January is internship application season, a pressure cooker of equal parts excitement and anxiety.

It’s our profession’s draft day. By mid-march, most of your classmates will have declared their intention to work at a journalism organization, like a prized NFL recruit putting on their team’s hat in front of a live studio audience.

Don’t get left behind. Some of the applications for the most prestigious news organizations are due in a few weeks time, so work up the courage to request that letter of recommendation, update your résumé and figure out how stamps work.

To make the process a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best journalism internships I could find on the Web, many of which I applied for myself when I was in school. If you have questions about this list or know some great internships I’ve forgotten, tweet them to #POYinternlist or send me an email: bmullin@poynter.org. Read more

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Forbes sold to Hong Kong-based group

The majority ownership of Forbes Media has been sold to a group of investors based in Hong Kong. The Forbes family “will retain a significant ownership stake,” a release Friday says. Integrated Whale Media Investments “will provide capital, as well as financial and operational expertise, and intends to leverage its international relationships to strategically enlarge Forbes Media’s reach on a global scale.”

The company didn’t release terms. Edmund Lee, Alex Sherman and Leslie Picker reported for Bloomberg News last November that Forbes was exploring a sale. They wrote: “While Forbes is seeking at least $400 million in a sale, according to a person familiar with the matter, the company will struggle to land more than $200 million, another person said.”
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Media figures on Forbes’ list of powerful women

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes the top spot in this year’s “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list from Forbes. The list includes women from Brazil, South Korea and the U.S., women who work in technology, politics and medicine, and women in the media.

Here’s a look at that last set, with a few people whose businesses have media components as well.

No. 9: Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

Sandberg responds to questions during an interview with Megyn Kelly in April 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 12: Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube, Google

No. 14: Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey in February 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
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During the first weekend of May, more than half of visits to Forbes came through mobile, Lewis DVorkin wrote Monday for Forbes. What does that mean? If done right, it’s a place where journalism could actually make some money.

In some ways, Facebook and Twitter paved the way. Together, they buried the adage that ad agencies recited like lemmings: readers don’t scroll. Facebook now makes tons of money from smartphone scrolling. The trick for news outlets is how to construct a mobile flow with content modules. They must appeal to visitors, but also support video, sponsorships, interstitials, galleries and more. It’s not easy. It takes the right publishing tools, collaboration with the sales and marketing teams (perish the thought), and integration with an ad server. Maybe most challenging: getting editors to think like marketers of content, not simply creators.

Lewis DVorkin, Forbes

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Bloomberg: Forbes Media exploring sale

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Forbes Media has drawn interest from potential buyers and is up for sale, Bloomberg reports.

The $400 million reportedly sought for Forbes magazine and Forbes.com would exceed the $250 million purchase price of the Washington Post and the $70 million price of the Boston Globe combined.

Lewis Dvorkin, Forbes’ chief product officer, has called Forbes.com a “social media operating system” that goes beyond a simple news website. Forbes magazine was founded in 1917.

Naturally, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget has already weighed in:

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Why news orgs should make it easier for readers to distinguish staffers from contributors

When Maury Brown read a story on Forbes this week with the declarative headline “2013 Houston Astros: Baseball’s Worst Team Is The Most Profitable In History,” he knew he had to write a reply.

Yesterday Brown, founder and president of the Business of Sports Network, did just that. His piece carried an equally strong headline, “Erroneous Story Claiming Houston Astros Most-Profitable Ever A Massive Strikeout.”

Brown’s story took the Forbes piece by Dan Alexander to task, and it was published on … Forbes.

“There are few times that an article refuting a Forbes colleague is in need of publishing, but this is one of those instances,” Brown wrote. He went on to list “reasons why the story is not only off-base, it has to be classified as grossly inaccurate.” Alexander and Brown are both Forbes contributors.

It’s by no means unprecedented for a media outlet to give a person the right to reply to something previously published.

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Writer who called Irish president an ‘acknowledged homosexual’ resigns from Forbes

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David Monagan writes that he’s resigned from Forbes after calling Irish President Michael D. Higgins an “acknowledged homosexual.” Higgins is not gay.

The mistake was a whopper, and the fault was mine,” writes Monogan, who blogged about Ireland for the site. He intended that sobriquet for David Norris, Higgins’ onetime political rival.

Monagan then turns his fire on Forbes, not for making the mistake but for creating the conditions under which such an error could grow and spread.

“The fact is that Forbes, as a corporate communication enterprise, is now consumed by a mathematical game of just generating ‘hits,’ he writes. His base pay of $200 month worked out to less than $3 an hour for the 40 hours he spent on writing his agreed-upon four posts, Monagan says. Read more

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