Morning Media Newsfeed: Condé Nast Moves to 1 WTC | Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi Dies at 77

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Condé Nast Moves to 1 World Trade Center (FishbowlNY)
The first wave of Condé Nast staffers settled into their new digs at 1 World Trade Center Monday morning. THR Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center, a 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper that dominates the Manhattan skyline, is opening for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. The publishing giant becomes the first commercial tenant in America’s tallest building. Mashable The building is currently just 60 percent leased. About 170 employees of Condé Nast’s 3,400 workers moved into the skyscraper. The rest of the company, which signed a 25-year lease for 1 million square feet, will move there in 2015. New York Post The sparkling new building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. It had originally been slated to open in 2006, but cost overruns and political infighting led to delays. Other new tenants include the General Services Administration and the ad firm Kids Creative. NYT The workers that began Monday are what Condé Nast calls corporate employees, meaning that they do not work for any one of its magazines in particular. Some work in human relations, some in accounting. Glamour? It will come later, as will Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Condé Nast’s other magazines.

Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host of NPR’s Car Talk, Dies at 77 (NPR)
Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio’s most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77 years old. THR Magliozzi was best known as half of the radio show duo Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, the personas he and his younger brother, Ray, created in 1977 for Boston’s NPR affiliate, WBUR. The notoriously self-deprecating duo retired from radio in 2012, after 35 years on air. NPR continues to rerun their popular Car Talk shows. Mashable The Magliozzi brothers ran an auto repair shop in Cambridge, Mass. in the 1970s. The pair got into radio when the local public radio station called Ray and asked him to take part in a panel of auto mechanics. Tom went instead, and the station liked him so much they asked him to return. The weekly show went national on NPR in 1987, with what the station called a “blend of humor, passion, expertise and just plain silliness.” New York Post / AP Car Talk executive producer Doug Berman, in a statement, said Magliozzi’s “dominant, positive personality” will be missed. “He and his brother changed public broadcasting forever,” he said. “Before Car Talk, NPR was formal, polite, cautious… even stiff.”

Jill Abramson Startup to Advance Writers Up to $100,000 for Long-Form Work (Poynter / Biz Blog)
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson shed light over the weekend on her plans with Steven Brill to grow a startup. FishbowlNY During an talk at the Journalism And Women Symposium’s annual Conference And Mentoring Project, Abramson said the news venture will produce one feature a month, paying writers up to $100,000 to do so. HuffPost In exchange, the author will be expected to produce “one perfect, great whale of a tale,” said Abramson. The story will be available to the company’s online subscribers at a cost of about $2.99 per month. The articles will be “longer than long magazine articles” but not quite book length. The Times abruptly fired Abramson earlier this year, triggering a controversial discussion about women in leadership positions and the double standards they face. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Abramson is starting the site, name TBD, with Brill, the journalist who authored the 26,000-word Time Magazine cover story on health care. He also launched Court TV.