Morning Media Newsfeed: Clinton Begins Media Tour | NYT Magazine Adds Wasik

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Diane Sawyer’s Clinton Interview Draws 6 Million Viewers (TVNewser)
According to preliminary Nielsen data, Diane Sawyer’s interview with Hillary Clinton averaged 6.079 million viewers in the 9 p.m. ET hour Monday night. Sawyer had the first interview with Clinton as the former Secretary of State began her press tour for Hard Choices, out Tuesday. FishbowlDC ABC led CBS and NBC in viewers for the hour. On top in ratings Monday night was Fox, which aired 24 and averaged 6.333 million viewers in the 9 to 10 p.m. hour. Deadline Hollywood However, the interview drew a 1.0 in the demo, finishing last in the 9 p.m. hour among the Big 4 networks. CNN Clinton also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday to promote her book. Hard Choices is about Clinton’s years as President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state, which she stepped away from early last year. In her ABC appearances, she honed what is likely to be her book tour message — one of a thoughtful diplomat who is prepared to reintroduce herself to voters, especially women. With her book lining the walls of booksellers nationwide, Clinton also stopped at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Tuesday for her first book signing of the two-week tour. NBC News While Clinton has been traveling the country doing paid speeches in recent months, this book tour will put her on a much more rigorous — and campaign-like — schedule. She will visit at least 15 different cities over the next two weeks, including Washington, Philadelphia, Seattle, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Austin. Plus, she is doing a host of television interviews to promote the book, including with NBC News, CBS News, CNN and Fox News.

NY Times Magazine Names Bill Wasik Deputy Editor (FishbowlNY)
The New York Times Magazine has added a new deputy editor — Bill Wasik. Capital New York Wasik, previously a senior editor at Wired, replaces Joel Lovell, who has moved on from his job at the magazine for a new position working on “special projects,” according to a Times spokeswoman. WWD Wasik has also published two books, And Then There’s This and Rabid. He will start his new job in July. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Lovell, a Times Magazine veteran, had been in the running to become chief editor but was passed over for Jake Silverstein, the former editor of Texas Monthly, in March. Lauren Kern, another deputy editor, was also in the running to take over the masthead. She remains with the Magazine.

Facebook Launches Trending World Cup Hub (AllFacebook)
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil kicks off Thursday (June 12), and Facebook will take soccer fans through the championship game July 13 with its new Trending World Cup hub, aggregating the best content related to the tournament in one place. LostRemote Trending World Cup will allow viewers to see real-time posts from friends who are also watching matches and have shared their posts. Real-time game and score updates, data visualizations of fandom on Facebook, and posts from key figures and media outlets will also be available. Facebook has also created a campaign around Facebook Ref, who is tasked with informing users throughout the tournament. Mashable At the same time, Twitter introduced a Match timeline and World Cup timeline to make it easier for users to keep up with tweets related to the games and updates from the matches. Twitter is also bringing back hashflags, a feature first introduced in 2010. The Associated Press Social media activity during big sporting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl has soared in recent years and should continue as user numbers grow. In 2010, when the last World Cup took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, Facebook had just 500 million users. Now there are just that many soccer fans (people who have “liked” a team or a player) on the site, the company says.

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