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WOODEN HORSE MEDIA NEWS
April 13, 2014

By
Meg Weaver, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, mweaver@woodenhorsepub.com

 

http://www.woodenhorsepub.com
Copyright (c) 2014 Wooden Horse Publishing

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Dear readers,

No, the Internet is not going to explode.

Or implode. Or melt down. Or whatever. But according to the media covering the “Heartbleed” computer bug, it sure sounded like it.

It was kind of shameful that the bug existed and allowed hackers into sensitive servers for two years. But it’s not the end of the Internet as we know it.

“Heartbleed” is not a virus that infects your personal computer. It is a flaw in the software used in certain servers, i.e. the computers companies use to manage communications to and from customers.
 
The communications involved in the “Heartbleed” case will have an “https://...” - instead of the usual “http://...” in the website address – and the yellow lock (usually) in the lower right hand corner of your screen. All of these employ a protocol used in encrypting your data called “SSL” but not all of those systems use the type of SSL that was affected.
 
Wooden Horse is safe. We use a different brand of SSL when accepting your credit/debit cards and your login data is safe.

So are a lot of other places. Mashable published a list of the most visited websites and whether they are affected and if they are, whether they have fixed the flaw or not.

There is no need to panic. Rather, use this event as an opportunity to start practicing good log-in hygiene.
 

Elsewhere in the industry:

Ozy went live last September, amassed 4 million unique visitors and celebrates its six month anniversary with new funding from the German media conglomerate Axel Springer. The website’s mission is to provide high-quality articles for what it calls the “Change Generation,” an educated, global group, which – unlike Generations X or Y – is not defined by age. To co-founder Carlos Watson it is a class of informed, worldly people who thrive on change. The site aims to publish news before it has hit the mainstream media. “Ozy is the place where you get a little smarter, a little sooner…Ozy will try to inform people about businesses as they bubble up, emerging bands and rising political stars,” Watson said. The name derives from Ozymandias, the 1818 poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley about the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II. The poem is a warning against delusions of grandeur. “It’s all about thinking big but staying humble.” (This article was first posted on our Media News blog)…

Fresh Juice has discontinued the print edition of the magazine with the 2014 February/March issue. The Toronto, Canada-based publication will continue to update its website with information on healthy food, personal health, fitness and lifestyle…

Breitbart California is a new vertical (i.e. section) to Breitbart News Network, the conservative news sites. It will mark “the successes of the conservative movement in California and the failures of the left-wing establishment” and showcase “the impact and influence the Golden State has in our culture, technology, and economy.” Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak, @joelpollak, will be the editor and Jon Fleischman, jon@flashreport.org, @flashreport, founder of the politics blog the Flash Report, will be politics editor…

Yahoo Shine, the website for women, may be chopped into pieces and relaunched as a series of online lifestyle “magazines” focusing on such topics as fashion, health and home décor, recode.net reports…

Holiday, the US travel magazine that ceased publication in 1977, is back with a fashion slant. And a new address: Paris, France. It is planned as an English-language biannual for now and will print 25,000 copies to be distributed internationally, including the ‘Around the World’ shop in New York. The founders are artistic director Franck Durand and fashion journalist Marc Beaugé…

Washington Post Magazine has been redesigned with a modern look and larger format with space for more stories and new standing features. The Sunday weekly ride-along with The Washington Post magazine features interesting stories about the life, people and places that define the region and about the history being made there. Now, they say they will bring readers more of them, showcasing photography, illustration and graphics about the area. New features include the following: Just Asking - Behind-the-scene interviews with notable Washingtonians; Apptitude - Reviews of new apps for your home, travel, or health and fitness; Plate Lab - Food editors Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick translate restaurant dishes into recipes to try at home; Crunched - Data-driven statistics about the region; Street Smarts - Spotlights the current places to be, shop or socialize on a block or neighborhood. The co-editors of the magazine are Joe Heim, joe.heim@washpost.com, @JoeHeim, who is also the Pop Culture Editor of the newspaper, and Lynn Medford, medfordl@washpost.com, who is also the Post’s Style Editor also overseeing the Sunday Style & Arts section. The executive editor is Liz Seymour, seymourl@washpost.com. (This article was first posted on our Media News blog)…

The Arts and Sunday Style sections of Washington Post have been combined and redesigned with added editorial. The new section will feature arts and popular culture coverage with stories about theater, dance, movies, art, exhibits and the people behind them. In addition, readers will continue to find ‘Book World,’ ‘Weddings,’ and the ‘Style Invitational’…

Bloomberg is planning a new luxury website, according to wwd.com. The site will reportedly be headed by Chris Rovzar, who was digital editor at Vanity Fair* and left to join Bloomberg and this job. Wooden Horse has not been able to confirm this information…
 
People* magazine’s website, people.com, has a new vertical that is a “one-stop-shopping for [Country music’s] super fans.” The section’s editors claim that Country music is no longer just a genre but a lifestyle and part of our larger pop culture universe. They aim to celebrate the best of the music, living and fun and plans are for exclusive content, video, first listens, and more from the biggest names. There is also a digital magazine edition on tablets. The editor is Cynthia Sanz, cynthia_sanz@peoplemag.com, and on Facebook click on https://www.facebook.com/peoplecountry. (This article was first posted in our Media News blog)…

But Not Simpler and Inkfish are two new blogs by Discover* magazine…

Ratter is a new gossip website planned for this summer. “I'm convinced there's a Rob Ford-type story in every city around the world,” says A.J. Daulerio. The story of misbehaving Toronto mayor Rob Ford received only local attention until it hit the Internet and virally exploded. Daulerio, a former editor of Gawker and Defamer, hopes there are many more such stories for his new site. “My hope is that the editors in Ratter cities will be tenacious distractions to their respective power-elites and consistently entertaining to everyone else,” he said. He is targeting the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York to start with. The investors include, among others, Gawker Media, which is contributing $500,000, and media investor Mark Cuban. Daulerio, @AJDaulerio, created his own company, RG Free, for the purpose of launching the site. (This article was first posted on our Media News blog)…

The Star Tribune, the newspaper of the Twin Cities, will move to the adjoining Park Building of the downtown Minneapolis Capella Tower complex. The move is expected to be completed by mid-2015…

The Cleaver Quarterly is a planned print magazine that takes “a playful look at Chinese food as a global phenomenon.” It “will explore the changing appetites of the world’s most populous country as well as Chinese food around the world.” It is listed on Kickstarter and the first issue should be distributed in May. Lilly Chow, thecleaverquarterly@gmail.com, is managing editor…

‘Address’ is Boston Globe’s new real estate section that launched on March 30. The 12-page section will replace the current tabloid real estate section and will cover additional topics and trends related to home and real estate. Eileen Woods, ewoods@globe.com, will be the editor…

Lipstick.com is a new beauty website by the magazine Glamour*. It will be similar to Glamour’s current beauty site, which it will replace, but there will be more of it. Besides products (and ads, including sponsored ones) the site will have several features written by contributors. Lindsey Unterberger, lindsey_unterberger@condenast.com, is the executive editor…

‘BScene’ is the title of a 12-page single-topic tablet supplement. It is one element of Hearst’s ‘Beauty Unbound’ initiative, the company’s first major cross-title content and advertising push in May. Titles as diverse as Woman’s Day*, Seventeen* and Elle* all include beauty coverage. On the editorial side, each magazine will see a 50% increase in beauty content in both print and digital. BScene will be sent to about 800,000 digital edition subscribers along with their May issues. Hearst will produce another beauty initiative next May and is considering similar cross-title initiatives in other categories…

Business Insider, the US business and technology news website, is planning to move to 150 Fifth Avenue in New York City. No timing has been announced…

A new series of "deep-interest" sites that have an "educational aspect and a lifestyle aspect" will be launched by the end of the year by the founder of Bleacher Reports, David Nemetz. The editorial will include science, history, nature, travel and other topics that readers find inspirational. "It's going to be very mobile-centric and highly visual," Nemetz told Journalism.co.uk, stressing that the project is still in its early stages. "We want to have a specific voice and point of view that will be different from other players," he said. "We target a younger audience, a mobile-centric, highly social audience, so we want to create content that is shareable and that can be consumed on the go, that sticks out as engaging and entertaining beyond the dry facts.”…

 

Media News especially for PR professionals and
small business owners seeking publicity:

NBC News has consolidated all its booking units under former ‘Today” senior booking producer, Matt Zimmerman, matt.zimmerman@nbcuni.com. The unit will “will coordinate all booking across NBC News, leveraging the many assets of the News division as well as the larger offerings of NBCUniversal.” The Today show will continue to be booked by Zimmerman and Aretha Marshall, as Senior Executive Producer, Special Projects, will “drive big newsmaker and personality bookings for both Nightly News and Meet the Press.” She will also be responsible for driving special network projects and Primetime content for the news division…

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ the new talk show on HBO, will debut with a special hour-long premiere on April 27. The weekly half hour program will normally air on Sundays at 11pm, EST…

‘The Ask Lifehacker’ podcast has ceased production after more than 100 episodes. The show answered reader questions about the intersection of life and tech…

‘Weekly Mashup’ is a possible new talk show on HLN, sister channel to CNN, hosted by Chuey Martinez. It will have the usual late-night show format with celebrity guests and musical acts, but guests will include people getting attention on the Internet. So far, only a pilot has been shot…

‘Trisha,’ the syndicated talk show, will not return after its current season. The program was launched in September 2012 and was hosted by Trisha Goddard…

Munchies is a new channel for young people interested in food and culture and which softlaunched April 7. “It’s a lifestyle channel around food and how critical food has become as a part of youth culture - that gives us lots of places to take it creatively,” said FremantleMedia’s CEO of digital and branded entertainment, Keith Hindle. Current programs include Chef’s Night Out, which follows chefs hitting up their favorite establishments; Fresh Off The Boat, a food travel show hosted by Eddie Huang; Girl Eats Food, with Joanna Fuertes-Knight. It is a joint venture between Vice Media and FremantleMedia with most of the programming created by Vice. Right now the channel exists on the website but the companies are searching for the right TV broadcasters…

 

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MESSAGES FROM MEG__________________________

I’ve been a little amiss in mentioning all the good stuff we have been doing with the Magazines Media Database, our flagship product that will help you contact media for pitching articles, images or PR opportunities.

To kick off a major program of improvements, we moved the entry screens to my new PC. This doesn’t affect you but it allows me and the office staff to help our customers quicker. Now, we are evaluating our next step.

Making it easier to update the Database, we now have these new 2014 editorial calendars available (among others):

Better Homes and Gardens
Good Housekeeping
Family Circle
Woman's Day
Ladies' Home Journal
Southern Living
Parents
American Baby
InStyle
Vogue
Teen Vogue
GQ
Coastal Living
Life & Style Weekly
Los Angeles Magazine
Alaska Airlines Magazine

One of the reasons we moved the Database entry forms to my current Windows 7 machine, is that the application earlier resided on a Windows XP computer. And, as of April 8, XP is no longer supported. That means XP environments are going to be increasingly vulnerable to hacking.

If you work on an XP PC, our article “Is your PC running Windows XP? You have things to do before April 8” will help.

And please don’t forget to fill out our 2-question (and a few demographic ones) survey. We would like to publish information you want, but we can’t read your minds. And you can win a book of your choice (with a few limits: $50 maximum value and one distributed by Ingram Content Group, whose books we sell.)

Finally, remember Wooden Horse is safe from the “Heartbleed” bug.

 

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PEOPLE CHANGES_______________________________

Reuters has a new editor covering commodities, Josephine Mason, josephine.mason@thomsonreuters.com...
 
Reuters will have a new editor covering energy markets in May, Jessica Resnick-Ault, jresnickault@bloomberg.net, @JessicaRAult…

Popular Science* magazine has a new online director, Dave Mosher, dave.mosher@popsci.com, @DaveMosher…

Complex* magazine has a new deputy editor, style, Jian DeLeon, jiand@complex.com, @jiandeleon…
 
Domino has a new digital director, Krissy Tiglias, ktiglias@domino.com, @krissytiglias…

New York Times has a new corporate media reporter, Jonathan Mahler, @jonathanmahler…

Glamour* is without Fashion Market Director Sarah Meikle; no replacement yet…

InformationWeek* has a new senior editor covering healthcare information tech, Alison Diana, allison.diana@ubm.com, @alisoncdiana…

The New York Times Magazine will have a new editor-in-chief, Jake Silverstein, @jakesilverstein…

Wonkblog has a new lead writer, Matt O'Brien, @ObsoleteDogma…

The Cut, the blog from New York magazine, has a new fashion news editor, Veronique Hyland, no email yet, @veroniquean…

Elle* is without fashion news editor, Veronique Hyland, @veroniquean…

 ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ has a new senior talent producer, Katie Nelson Thomson…
 
Town & Country* has a new wine columnist, Jay McInerney, tnc@hearst.com, @JayMcInerney…

AP has a new reporter covering urban issues and education in the mid-Atlantic region, Juliet Linderman, @JulietLinderman…

Roll Call is without staff reporter Meredith Shiner, @meredithshiner…

Roll Call is without reporter covering energy and environment policy Emily Holden, emily@morningconsult.com, @emilyhholden…

Yahoo! has a new executive editor, entertainment, Josh Wolk, no email yet, @JoshSWolk…

CNBC has a new reporter covering biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Meg Tirrell, planning@nbcuni.com, @megtirrell…

New Republic* has a new senior editor covering US politics, Brian Beutler, @brianbeutler…

Salon.com* is without politics writer Brian Beutler, @brianbeutler…

Chicago Sun-Times is without deputy features editor Sue Ontiveros. No replacement has been announced…

Better Homes and Gardens* has a new parenting columnist, Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, @DrELombardo…

Roll Call has a new editor, David Eldridge, davideldridge@rollcall.com...  
EW.com has a new assistant managing editor, Neil Janowitz, neil_janowitz@ew.com, @neiljanowitz…

Entertainment Weekly* is without Executive Editor Jason Adams, @jasonadamsrules, per nypost.com…

Los Angeles Register, the newspaper launching Apr 16, has a style editor, Julie Gallego, jgallego@ocregister.com, @juliegallego…

Los Angeles Register, the newspaper launching Apr 16, has a managing editor, Donna Wares, dwares@ocregister.com, @DonnaWares…

Bloomberg has a new head of a new luxury site, Chris Rovzar, @Rovzar, per wwd.com…

Vanity Fair* is without digital editor Chris Rovzar, @Rovzar…

Teen Vogue* has a new online fashion editor, Amanda Keiser, amanda_keiser@condenast.com...
 
Company Town, the blog from Los Angeles Times, has a new editor, Joe Bel Bruno, joe.belbruno@latimes.com...
 
The New York Times will have a new reporter covering the economy, Dionne Searcey, @dionnesearcey, at the end of April…

Billboard* has a new fashion editor, Tasha Green, tasha.green@billboard.com, @ownyourmess…
 
Reuters has a new reporter covering mergers & acquisitions, Mike Stone, michael.stone@thomsonreuters.com, @MichaelStone…
 
Rolling Stone Country, the website launching in July, has a managing editor, Beville Dunkerley, beville.dunkerley@rollingstone.com...
 
TheAtlantic.com has a new editor, J.J. Gould, per mediabistro.com…

Chicago Reader* has a new managing editor, Jake Malooley, jmalooley@chicagoreader.com, @jakemalooley…
 
Albuquerque Business First has a new managing editor, Tina Orem, torem@bizjournals.com...
  
Time* magazine has a new executive editor, Tom Weber, tom_weber@timemagazine.com, @tweber…

Wall Street Journal has a new reporter covering the Mid-Atlantic region, Scott Calvert, scott.calvert@wsj.com, @scottmcalvert…

BuzzFeed has a new business of education reporter, Molly Hensley-Clancy, molly.hensley-clancy@buzzfeed.com, @Molly_HC…
 
Self* magazine is without Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger…

Self* magazine will have a new editor-in-chief on May 1, Joyce Chang, joycechang@hearst.com, @joycemarg…

Wall Street Journal has a new world news editor, James Graff, newseditors@wsj.com, @lathram…

Bloomberg News will have a new business reporter covering airlines later this month, Michael Sasso, no email yet, @msasso…

The Globe and Mail, the Canadian newspaper, has a new editor-in-chief, David Walmsley, dwalmsley@globeandmail.com...
 
Yahoo Travel has a new editor, Paula Froelich, @Pfro…

The Associated Press has a new deputy business editor, Brad Foss, bfoss@ap.org, @bradfoss_...

CNN has a new digital correspondent, Rachel Crane, per huffingtonpost.com…
 
Billboard* has a new editor-in-chief, Tony Gervino, per billboard.com…
 
Business North Carolina has a new editor, David Mildenberg, dmildenberg@businessnc.com...
  
EW.com has a new senior social media editor Chris Rackliffe, chris_rackliffe@ew.com, @crackliffe…

Entertainment Weekly* is without Executive Editor Jason Adams, @EWJasonAdams…

Entertainment Weekly* is without Deputy Editor Jeff Giles, @jefito…

Roll Call will have a new reporter covering the Senate on April 21, Alexis Levinson, editors@rollcall.com, @alexis_levinson…
 
Slate* has a new staff writer covering business and economics, Alison Griswold, slateoffice@slate.com, @alisongriswold…
 
Seventeen* has a new online staff editor, Elizabeth Denton, edenton@hearst.com, @Elizabethann1…

Time* magazine has a new copy chief, Courtney Harris Weingarten, courtney_harris@timemagazine.com...
 
Time* magazine has a new asst man. editor and living editor, Susanna Schrobsdorff, susanna_schrobsdorff@timemagazine.com, @SusannaSchrobs…
 
Time* magazine has a new correspondent, Elizabeth Dias, elizabeth.dias@time.com...

Time* magazine has a new correspondent, Haley Sweetland Edwards, @haleybureau…

Time* magazine has a new correspondent, Katy Steinmetz, katy_steinmetz@timemagazine.com, @katysteinmetz…

Scientific American* has a new senior editor, Josh Fischman, jfischman@sciam.com, @jfischman…

Time* magazine has a new homepage director, Alex Fitzpatrick, alex.fitzpatrick@timeinc.com, @AlexJamesFitz…

Time* magazine has a new homepage editor, Andrew Katz, andrew_katz@timemagazine.com...
  
Time.com* has a new reporter, Nolan Feeney, nolan.feeney@time.com, @NolanFeeney…

Time* magazine and Time.com have a new executive director, Thomas Weber, tom_weber@timemagazine.com, @tweber…
 
The Slatest, the Slate.com* blog, has a new chief writer, Ben Mathis-Lilley, no email yet, @BenMathisLilley…

 

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SOLUTIONS FROM WOODEN HORSE:

Get your freelance or small business problems solved

How to keep your website attracting customers - for non-geeks:
    Working Smarter blog: Tips, industry news and our experiences
    Print book: Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day
    Print book: Web Analytics: An Hour a Day

How to find out about new opportunities, staff changes and other media news - for publicity or selling creative articles or photographs:
    Twitter: All day long media news, as soon as it arrives
    Magazines Media News blog: New media opportunities with more details than Twitter
    Free Media News newsletter: Sunday recap for those too busy during the week

To get contact information for media - for publicity or selling articles or photographs:
    Magazines Media Database: A media directory for freelance writers, PR agencies and small business owners
    Media Lists: A year’s worth of updated monthly contact information to media staff by category

...and much, much more to come

 

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Now is the time to start your summer reading programs and to celebrate libraries:

For example, Scholastic, a publisher of books for school age kids, invites kids (ages 4-14) to help set a new world record for summer reading. Sign-ups start on May 5.

And, this year's National Library Week with the theme "Lives Change @ Your Library" is April 13-19.

 

Two more events to help encourage someone to read,

Meg

 

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