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WOODEN HORSE NEWS

May 17, 2015

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

 

http://www.woodenhorsepub.com
Copyright (c) 2015 Wooden Horse Publishing

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Dear readers,

We have a winner!

Actually, we have five winners!

If you remember, last newsletter we asked for your input as to what topics we should cover with our new Media Lists.

Our Media Lists are simply that: Lists of all the editors, reporters, producers, hosts, bloggers, etc, that we can find who work in media in a specific topic.

You get their names, job title, email address and/or phone number, the name of the venue, its category and website address.

We currently have lists of Gift Guides, travel, fashion, music, fitness, beverages and food. But we wanted to add some more and asked your opinion.

And, did we hear from you! A heart-felt thank you to everybody.

After a bit of testing, we came up with a list of five topics:

Children
Parenting
Health
Home
Gardening

Then, we added a sixth (that nobody suggested):

Consumer Electronics

There you have it: Our six new Media Lists. We will add them to our products in the next couple of weeks and announce it in this newsletter, on our website, etc.

We also had promised to award up to five free lists if you made a suggestion that we selected and here are our winners:

Joni Cohen
Susan Harkavy
Chitra Balasubramaniam
Marcelle Soviero
Harriet Cooper

Congratulations! I will send you an email this coming week to let you know how to claim your prize – a year’s worth of an updated Media List of your choice emailed to you monthly.

Oh, that feels marvelous; I love to make people feel like winners!

 

And now on to the news we have published since the last newsletter!

 

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WORKING SMARTER BUSINESS NEWS_______________________________

 

We monitor a number of websites and blogs to bring you the most important news that a website owner or manager should know. All of these were published in our Working Smarter blog since the last newsletter:

* Make your tweets stand out - A quick and easy way to make your message visible in Twitter…

* US postal increases may not be much to worry about - First Class mail and Priority Mail are not affected (sort of.) It is true; we are hurtling towards USPS postage increases…

* Amazon opens a new marketplace just for business - Combines business-tailored services with the benefits of Amazon’s consumer sales…

* Here’s how to bring life into your website or blog - use an animated GIF – and the subject doesn’t have to be cats.

I’m so proud of myself! I wanted to illustrate this last post using an animated GIF. The only problem was that I didn’t know (what else is new?) how to upload the free puppy GIF that I found. But, with the help of Google, I figured it out and there is now a cute little Dalmatian running around the Working Smarter blog…

 

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MEDIA NEWS_______________________________

 

“The Frontier” is a new media company in Tulsa, OK, that is supposed to launch a website in May. Four Tulsa World reporters have quit that newspaper to help “The Frontier” launch an investigating journalism site. Currently the company only has a presence on Twitter at @readfrontier…

TrendingNY, the free print magazine for “young, stylish women” 18-34 from Hearst is off on its regular monthly distribution after tests this spring and last fall. Circulation includes 80,000 copies handed out by staffers outside popular shopping destinations like Macy’s, Sephora and H&M, and outside subway stations. The mag is on Twitter @TrendingNY; Emily Cronin, ecronin@hearst.com, is editor and Natalie Neusch,          
nneusch@hearst.com, is managing editor… 

Cabin Life magazine has a new owner, Active Interest Media. AIM acquired it from Kalmbach Publishing and will combine it with their own “Country's Best Cabins” and call the combination “Cabin Living.” The only staffer joining the new publication is current Cabin Life Editor-in-Chief Mark Johnson, mark@cabinlife.com; all others will stay with publisher Kalmbach. Johnson will become EIC of the new Cabin Living, which will launch with the October issue…

City Pages, the alternative weekly for the residents of Minneapolis, MN, from Voice Media Group has a new owner, Star Tribune Media Company. The editorial staff at City Pages will remain largely unchanged and City Pages Editor Pete Kotz will continue to be in charge of the weekly…

“1879 by Birks” is a new bi-annual lifestyle magazine targeting readers interested in fine jewelry, travel, food and design. Birks owns the Mayors chain of jewelry stores across Florida and Georgia, so the 50,000-circ US publication will be titled Mayors Magazine. 100,000 copies will be distributed in Canada. The Canadian publisher St. Joseph Communications is responsible for content, design, advertising and printing. Maryam Sanati, msanati@torontolife.com, is editorial director…

 

Media News Especially for PR Professionals and
Small Business Owners Seeking Publicity:

"Ali Velshi on Target" is a new nightly current affairs program on Al Jazeera America. It is built around daily segments focused on signature themes and through debate, interviews and on-the-ground reporting, Velshi and his team of experts provide context and analysis around current political and economic issues. Velshi can be reached at ali.velshi@aljazeera.net and Senior Producer Kristyn Martin at kristyn.martin@aljazeera.net...

“The Josh Wolf Show” is a nightly Wednesdays through Saturdays TV program on CMT with comedian Josh Wolf as host and Chelsea Handler as executive producer. It will feature celebrity interviews, panel discussions, country music stars and original comedy sketches. June 11 is the planned launch date…

“America W.K.” is the name of a new radio show on The Blaze, Glenn Beck’s network. It’s a two-hour show on Saturdays, hosted by rocker and entrepreneur Andrew W.K., @andrewwk. He will lead positive, honest discussions about "what it is to be alive - meaning, motivation, mindset and making dreams come true, all included in a celebration of life itself." Contact Dominic Theodore, dtheodore@theblaze.com...

Be Honest with Cari Champion” is a new Thursday podcast hosted by Cari Champion. It will feature Champion talking sports and more with A-list athletes and celebrity guests. Said Champion: "My hope with ‘Be Honest’ is to have a platform that allows me to share not only my experiences and stories, but those of my guests, to shine a light on the intersection of culture and sport. The podcast will use sports as a way to communicate about day-to-day issues – light-hearted or serious.” Producers and Guest Booking Contacts are Sereita Cobbs, sereita.n.cobbs@espn.com, Joshua Macri, joshua.macri@espn.com, Delena Turman, delena.turman@espn.com...

Wall Street Week is back, not with Louis Rukeyser but with Anthony Scaramucci and Gary Kaminsky. The 30-minute program will focus on educating long-term investors with big names and news stories within the financial industry. It will air on Sundays on FOX major market broadcast stations, such as New York WNYW-TV, San Francisco KICU-TV, Chicago WFLD-TV and Washington, D.C., WTTG-TV. It can also be streamed for global viewing on WallStreetWeek.com. Susan Krakower, skrakower@skybridgecapital.com, is executive producer…

Fox Business News (FBN) is shaking up its daytime schedule after the departure of Don Imus.     The whole lineup is available at “Maria Bartiromo Moving to Early Morning, and Other FBN Changes”…

ESPN has also issued their new lineup which includes two more hours of SportsCenter from 7 to 9 am ET. The new version will be “faster paced, ideal for viewers who are on the move and don't have much time early in the morning.” Additional changes in “ESPN Announces 2 New Morning Hours of SportsCenter and More 30 for 30”…

 

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NEWS FROM WOODEN HORSE__________________________

 

The Astoria Sunday Market launched for the year last week on Mother’s Day.

I don’t go very often since the wares offered for sale target tourists, not locals. But, since Astoria is built like an amphitheater, I have a good view of the setup and it can be hilarious.

I’m far enough away not to recognize faces, but it’s still fun to watch vendors wrestle with leggy canopies, collapsing tables and precariously placed hot coffee cups (it can get cold in Astoria at 6 am.)

 

In company news I should mention that we are still spring-cleaning the Media Database (it is almost impossible to verify that a venue actually has folded!)

Publisher Conde Nast has finally released their 2015 editorial calendars and we’re adding them as quickly as we can. I just uploaded:

Self*
Bon Appetit*

I think there are a few more, but my documentation was a little sketchy at 3 am.

We also continue to add the digital version of any print magazine. We include it as a separate entry if, and because, publishers - especially large ones - often appoint different staffers to print and digital.

New, since the last newsletter, are:

Family Circle (Digital)*
Country Woman (Digital)*
Self (Digital)*
Bon Appetit (Digital)*

 

Finally, I can’t help but share this story from the Krebs on Security blog:

mSpy, the makers of a software that allows you to hack into mobile devices to check up on your partners or kids, has themselves been hacked.

The irony is wonderful. Of course, if you’re one of mSpy’s customers and your information is now listed for sale throughout the hacking underground, it may not be so wonderful.

But I don’t mind that not-so-ethical sites get to know how it feels to be a victim.

 

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MEDIA PEOPLE CHANGES_______________________________

 

Reuters has a new technology correspondent covering Apple, Julia Love, @byJuliaLove…

Reuters has a new technology reporter covering Google and other social media companies, Yasmeen Abutaleb, @yabutaleb7, yasmeen.abutaleb@thomsonreuters.com...

Bloomberg News has a new New York bureau chief, Jason Kelly, @jasonkellynews, jkelly14@bloomberg.net...

Bloomberg News has a new executive editor overseeing Global Newsmaker Editorial Boards, Karen Toulon, @karentoulon, ktoulon@bloomberg.net...

Fortune* has a new reporter covering the Internet, Stacey Higginbotham, @gigastacey, higginbob@gmail.com...

Fortune* has a new reporter covering cloud computing, Barbara Darrow, @gigabarb, fortunemail_letters@fortunemail.com...  

Fortune* has a new reporter covering energy technology, Katie Fehrenbacher, @katiefehren…

Fortune* has a new senior writer covering media and the social Web, Mathew Ingram, @mathewi, mathew@mathewingram.com...

Fortune* has a new reporter covering technology law and policy, Jeff Roberts, @jeffjohnroberts, fortunemail_letters@fortunemail.com...

Fortune* has a new reporter covering enterprise technology, Jonathan Vanian, @JonathanVanian, jonathan_vanian@fortune.com...

It’s All Politics has a new blogger, Danielle Kurtzleben, @titonka… 

It’s All Politics, the NPR new politics blog, has a new lead blogger, Jessica Taylor, @JessicaTaylor…  

Los Angeles Business Journal has a new commercial real estate writer, Hannah Miet, @Hannahmiet, hmiet@labusinessjournal.com...    

Curbed has a new national news editor, Patrick Sisson, @freqresponse, patrick@curbed.com...

Curbed, the real estate site, has a new national editor, Asad Syrkett, @AsadSyrkett, asad@curbed.com...

The Kit, the Canadian fashion magazine, will have a new editor-in-chief in August, Laura deCarufel, @Laura_deCarufel…

Men’s Health Online has a new senior editor covering health, fitness and exercise, Andrew Daniels, @skippyd, andrew.daniels@rodale.com...

Huffington Post* will have a new senior editor in mid-May, Samantha Storey, @samanthastorey, samantha.storey@huffingtonpost.com...

Delish, the food site, has a new senior editor, Lindsay Funston, @lindsayfun, lfunston@hearst.com...

Boston.com has a new senior writer covering crime, Allison Manning, @allymanning, amanning@boston.com...

The Seattle Times has a new editorial writer and opinion columnist, Brier Dudley, @BrierDudley, bdudley@seattletimes.com...

National Geographic Magazine* has a new editor-in-chief, travel, Margaret Zackowitz, pressroom@ngs.org...  

National Journal* magazine has a new staff writer as of May 11, Andy Kroll, @AndyKroll…  

Time* magazine has a new correspondent to cover the 2016 presidential campaigns and election, Philip Elliott, @Philip_Elliott…

ESPN Online has a new senior deputy editor overseeing NFL, NHL and NASCAR coverage, Mary Byrne, @ByMaryByrne, mary.byrne@espn.com...   

USA Today has a new managing editor for sports, David Meeks, @ByDavidMeeks, dmeeks@usatoday.com...

Women’s Health* magazine has a new senior editor, Faye Brennan, @FayeBrennanNYC, faye.brennan@rodale.com...  

Wall Street Journal has a new retail reporter covering Wal-Mart, Sarah Nassauer, @SarahNassauer, sarah.nassauer@wsj.com...    

Reuters has a new technology correspondent covering e-commerce, Mari Saito, @ReutersMariS, mari.saito@thomsonreuters.com...

Entertainment Tonight has a new correspondent and weekend co-anchor, Cameron Mathison, @CameronMathison…

Huffington Post* has a new managing entertainment editor, Liat Kornowski, @LiatKornowski, arts@huffingtonpost.com...   

Huffington Post* has a new associate editor covering politics, Marina Fang, @thefanger, chicago@huffingtonpost.com; she is based in Chicago…

Tulsa World is without Staff Writer Kevin Canfield, @KCFrontier…   

Tulsa World is without Staff Writer Dylan Goforth, @DGoforth918…

Tulsa World is without Enterprise Writer Cary Aspinwall, @caryaspinwall…

Tulsa World is without Enterprise Editor Ziva Branstetter, @ZivaBranstetter…

ABC News has a new multi-platform reporter, Stephanie Ramos, @StephanieKMBC…

ABC News has a new multi-platform reporter, Mary Bruce, @marykbruce, mary.k.bruce@abc.com...

ABC News has a new multi-platform reporter, Karen Travers, @karentravers, karen.l.travers@abc.com...

Re/code has a new reporter covering Google and the online search industry, Mark Bergen, @mhbergen, mark@recode.net...

Refinery29 has a new senior entertainment editor, Molly Friedman, @MollyFriedman, molly.friedman@refinery29.com...

Thrillist has a new features editor covering food, drink and travel, Joe Keohane, @JoeKeohane, jkeohane@thrillist.com...

Modern Farmer has a new editorial assistant, Gabrielle Saulsbery, @GSaulsbery, gabrielle@modfarmer.com...

Food Network Magazine* has a new features editor, Lisa Cericola, @lisacericola, lcericola@hearst.com...  

New York Times Magazine* has a new story editor, Michael Benoist, @mbeditor, magazine@nytimes.com...

CNET has a new reporter covering venture capital, big start-ups and technology, Max Taves, @maxtaves, Max.taves@cbsinteractive.com...     

The Atlantic Online has a new visual editor, Emily Anne Epstein, @EmilyAEpstein, emily@theatlantic.com...     

The Atlantic* has a new senior editor, Chris Bodenner, @chrisbodenner, cbodenner@theatlantic.com...     

Wall Street Journal is without reporter Michael Crittenden, @CritterDJ…

New York Times has a new science reporter, Nicholas St. Fleur, @SciFleur, nicholas.stfleur@nytimes.com...    

Departures* magazine is without Senior Editor Jason Chen, @chen_jason…

Bloomberg News is without senior technology reporter Serena Saitto, @serenasaitto, Serenasaitto@hotmail.com...

Gawker has a new staff writer, Ashley Feinberg, @ashfein, ashley@gawker.com...

Wall Street Journal has a new reporter covering the innovation beat, reporter Rolfe Winkler, @RolfeWinkler, rolfe.winkler@wsj.com...

Quartz has a new video journalist, Adam Freelander, @adamplease…   

Quartz has a new video journalist, Jacob Templin, @jacobtemplin…   

Quartz has a new breaking news editor, Adam Pasick, @Adampasick, adam@qz.com...

Teen VOGUE Online has a new digital fashion editor, Alexandra Thurmond, @alex_thurmond, alexandra_thurmond@condenast.com...

Executive Insight magazine for the healthcare industry has a new assistant editor, Silas Gossman, sgossman@advanceweb.com...

Lucky* magazine is without Fashion Features Editor Jenna Gottlieb…

Windows IT Pro has a new content director and editor-in-chief, Lisa Schmeiser, @lschmeiser…   

Snapchat has a new Head of News, Peter Hamby, @PeterHamby…

Fast Money, the financial TV program on CNBC, has a new executive producer, Maxwell Meyers, maxwell.meyers@nbcuni.com...  

Closing Bell, the financial TV program on CNBC, has a new executive producer, Lisa Villalobos, @LisaMVillalobos, lisa.villalobos@nbcuni.com...

Closing Bell, the financial TV program on CNBC, is without Executive Producer Gary Schreier, @garyschreier…

New York Daily News is without Courts Reporter Oren Yaniv, @OrenYaniv…

New York Daily News is without Transportation Reporter Pete Donohue, @pdonohue1964…   

POPSCI.com, the Popular Science* magazine website, will have a new online director on May 18, Carl Franzen, @carlfranzen…   

Business Insider has a new technology editor covering mobile apps, Tim Stenovec, @timsteno…   

Dow Jones Newswires in Ottawa is without Economics Reporter Nirmala Menon…

SB Nation, the sports website, has a new senior editor, Elena Bergeron, @ElenaBergeron, elena.bergeron@sbnation.com...  

xoVain.com has a new editor, Marci Robin, @MarciRobin, marci@xovain.com...  

Business Insider has a new editor of the Lifestyle section, April Walloga, @AprilWalloga, awalloga@businessinsider.com...

xoVain.com is without Managing Editor April Walloga, @AprilWalloga…

San Diego CityBeat has a new editor, Ron Donoho, @RonDonSD, rond@sdcitybeat.com...  

Wall Street Journal has a new reporter covering logistics and the supply chain industry, Robbie Whelan, @RWhelanWSJ, robbie.whelan@wsj.com...

InStyle* magazine has a new accessories director, Meggan Crum, meggan.crum@instylemag.com...

Variety* will have a new senior Silicon Valley correspondent on May 18 covering leading tech companies, Janko Roettgers, @jank0…   

 

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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
    Media News blog: New media opportunities with more details than Twitter
    News newsletter: Sunday recap for those too busy during the week

To get contact information for media - for publicity or selling articles or photographs:
    Media Database: A media directory for freelance writers and photographers, 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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Beautifully said on The Next Web:

“Reading good books remains the supreme ‘life hack’ - knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.

I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and yourself) than that. And as a professional, executive, or entrepreneur, the more you know about how people tick, the better.”

Reading is a life hack – who knew?

 

Encourage someone to read,

Meg

 

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http://www.woodenhorsepub.com
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Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 338-4300

Meg

 


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