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Bloomberg TV’s Stephanie Ruhle Responds to On-Air Sexist Comment

mediabistro.com — The TVNewser Show Seminar & Media Job Fair will explore the way TV business and technologies are changing through informative panels and discussions with industry experts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals at the event's exclusive media job fair.

NYT Parenting Columnist Tackles Marijuana Dilemma

mediabistro.com — The headline - " What to Do When Your Child Wants Marijuana Stocks" - at first almost seems like a gag. But on this 4/20-minus-three Thursday, New York Times parenting columnist Ron Lieber (pictured) is entirely serious: Few mothers and fathers prepare themselves for a circumstance I've encountered twice in just the last month: What to do about a child who wants to buy stock in marijuana companies?

Mental Floss Expands Digital Team

mediabistro.com — Mental Floss has made a few moves involving its digital team. Details are below. Erin McCarthy has been promoted from deputy editor of digital to managing editor of digital. Before joining Mental Floss, McCarthy worked for Popular Mechanics. She'll continue to report to Mental Floss' editor, Jason English .

Brand Marketing Increasingly Includes LGBT Families & Couples, And Consumers Approve

mediabistro.com — BuzzFeed commissioned JWT to conduct an analysis of how Americans feel about ads that are "LGBT-inclusive." Although they're talking about advertising, there's a lot that PRs can also learn from the study, which reveals some very positive attitudes about the increased diversity we're seeing. That is awesome, BTW.
I want to go to the wedding in the Target ad. 'Marketing Increasingly Includes LGBT Families & Consumers Approve mediabistro.com/prnewser/brand…'

BREAKING: Jay Carney Hasn’t Finished “House of Cards” Yet, Doesn’t Watch “Scandal”

mediabistro.com — In a sit-down with Major Garrett at George Washington University today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney covered a wide range of topics, including the impact of social media on news cycles, the prosecution of leakers, and his relationship with the White House press corps.

Canadian Company Fires Flight Instructor Who Appeared Frequently on CNN

mediabistro.com — uFly, a Canadian flight simulator company, has fired one of its employees who appeared frequently on CNN during the network's coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Cover Battle: Sports Illustrated Wins

mediabistro.com — Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY's weekly Cover Battle. Typically, we ask you to choose which magazine covers you like best, but this week we're doing this differently. The above is Sports Illustrated's Boston Strong cover, which included about 3,000 Boston residents.
RT @FishbowlNY: Sports Illustrated’s latest cover features 3,000 Boston residents at the Boston Marathon finish line. mbist.ro/1hPHEwL

Dan Lewis Leaving KOMO After 27 Years

mediabistro.com — Longtime KOMO anchor has announced he is leaving the Seattle ABC affiliate. "Coming to Seattle 27 years ago was the best move I ever made," Lewis told newsroom staffers Wednesday. "KOMO has been a wonderful place to work and this community is just amazing. It's a difficult decision that has been two years in the making."

Should Jorge Ramos Be Worried About Anthony Weiner?

mediabistro.com — Former U.S. Congressman and recent New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appeared with Jorge Ramos last night on Fusion, suggesting he has eyes on a certain anchor chair. "You do a service every night with your program, so I believe there are other ways," Weiner told Ramos about finding other ways to influence the political process than running for office.

Michael Wolff and The Guardian Part Ways

mediabistro.com — Michael Wolff is no longer a columnist for The Guardian. According to Capital New York, the Guardian has ended its contract with Wolff, with no specific reason given for the separation. Wolff had penned his weekly column for the paper since 2012.
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Vox.com Should Not Explain It All

mediabistro.com — Like #slatepitches before it, the hype surrounding Ezra Kein's endeavor, the focus on explaining it all, and the format of news cards - all good, interesting things - has basically set Vox.com up to be mocked. When they're talking about the Affordable Care Act or Ukraine, it all makes sense.
I agree with this take. @voxdotcom should stick to what they already do well: mediabistro.com/10000words/vox…

Maria Bartiromo Honored By Italian Embassy

mediabistro.com — Maria Bartiromo celebrated Tax Day yesterday with a trip to Washington, D.C. to accept the 2014 Urbino Press Award, an Italian prize given annually to an American journalist. The Italian ambassador to the U.S., Claudio Bisogniero, presented Bartiromo with the award at the Italian Embassy.

Rick Bass Signs Two-Book Deal With Little, Brown

mediabistro.com — Pushcart Prize-winning author Rick Bass has signed a two book deal with Little, Brown and Company. Bass will deliver an untitled collection of new and selected stories, as well as Eating My Heroes, a nonfiction book about his meals with those that influenced him. Little, Brown and Company senior editor Ben George will edit both books.