Margaret Brennan, previously an anchor at Bloomberg TV, is joining CBS News as a State Department correspondent and general assignment reporter. Brennan was with Bloomberg for three years. She spoke with us for a Media Beat interview last summer, which you can check out here.
Vogue‘s Anna Wintour is pushing hard for President Obama via email. “There’s simply no excuse to let this slip,” reads the note, which The New York Observer characterizes as having “her trademark dose of mild menace.” The email is part of a campaign fundraising effort that includes a dinner with Sarah Jessica Parker. The ad for that fundraiser debuted during the MTV Movie Awards last night. Attached above. *Update 6/5: Glenn Beck rants, gets the facts wrong, mocks Wintour’s accent.
GOOD magazine has laid off most of its editorial staff. [via] Strangely, the magazine then posted a video that features laid-off workers. *Update, 6/5: Poynter got a response to its emails requesting more info about where things are going and got a canned response about “difficult decisions” and the mag being a “work in progress.” In other words, we’ll have to wait and see where things go.
Additional New York Times reporters have spoken out over the contract negotiations with members of the Newspaper Guild. [via]
Fox News came under fire last week for a segment that openly attacked President Obama. But Atlantic Wire points out that MSNBC did the same thing to Mitt Romney not too long ago.
New York magazine has a profile of Bloomberg LP and its efforts to become “the most influential” news service in the world. Capital New York also notes the sidebar that calls out a significant reduction in losses for Bloomberg Businessweek, from $40 million in October 2009 to $18 million projected this year.
More media changes below:
Amanda Wills has been named associate editor, partner content, at Mashable. She had been content manager at About.com. (mb)
Leila Fadel has been named correspondent at NPR News. She had been Cairo bureau chief at The Washington Post. (release)
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