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Your Media Morning: Janice Min is Waiting For Something Big, Disney’s CEO Problem, Huffpost Copies Snapchat, Instyle’s New Content Strategy

MICHAEL LUO PROMOTED TO DIGITAL EDITOR OF NEWYORKER.COM
David Remnick the editor in chief of The New Yorker magazine has named a new digital editor for NewYorker.com. Michael Luo will replace Nicholas Thompson who left last month to replace Scott Dadich as editor in chief at Wired Magazine.
WAIT... SAY WHAT NOW?
"I am confident the ethos of this place will go on and I will always be a phone call or email away. Just not in person always, and not running those meetings anymore."
JANICE MIN ON HER RESIGNATION FROM BILLBOARD/HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
APPLE'S NEW $5 BILLION HEADQUARTERS IS ALMOST DONE
Since Apple unveiled its plans in 2011, the move-in date has slowly receded: Jobs' initial projection was 2015, but this spring now seems most likely, according to people involved in the project. A lengthy approval process with the city contributed to the delay. Apple has not revealed the total price tag, but former project managers estimate it at about $5 billion - a figure CEO Tim Cook did not dispute in a 2015 TV interview. More than $1 billion was allocated for the interior of the main building alone, according to a former construction manager.

MAIL ONLINE CONTINUES TO GO AFTER MELANIA TRUMP AND SHE CONTINUES TO SUE
Melania Trump filed her third defamation suit against the Mail Online over an August 2016 article that accused her of having once been a prostitute, arguing for the first time that it ruined her “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to cash in on the presidency.

NOBODY WANTS TO BE CEO OF DISNEY, OR THE DISNEY BOARD JUST ISN'T LOOKING
Bob Iger is a well-liked boss who has outperformed the market, but he has had a hard time retaining potential candidates for his job. Among the Disney alums that have come and gone are former chief operating officer Tom Staggs; former chief financial officer, Jay Rasulo; former head of Disney-ABC TV Anne Sweeney; and Sweeney’s successor Ben Sherwood, who might have had thoughts of stepping up to the top slot.

VIACOM'S NEW BOSS WILL PRESENT HIS TURNAROUND PLAN THIS THURSDAY
Newly named Viacom Chief Executive Officer Bob Bakish will outline his plans to revive the company's struggling business on Thursday during an earnings call, he told shareholders on Monday. Bakish is focused on fixing the MTV channel and Paramount Pictures film studio, he said during Viacom's annual meeting in New York.

HUFFINGTON POST'S NEW EDITOR IN CHIEF LOOKS TO WIN OVER TRUMP SUPPORTERS
Can The Huffington Post, a web site founded as a liberal answer to The Drudge Report, win over millions of Trump voters? New editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen believes that it can. So it is starting to try. Polgreen wants the site to "become a voice for people who feel that the fundamental political and economic power arrangements are unfair." That, she says, "includes a lot of people who voted for Donald Trump." 
GIZMODO MEDIA CEO RAJU NARISETTI TALKS SHOP AND YES HE USED THE WORD "SCALE"
The idea behind putting these sites together into what is called the Fusion Media Group is that, in many ways, these are the web’s most irreverent and beloved brands, whether you’re talking about The Onion or Clickhole or Jezebel or Deadspin. From a business point of view, what happens when you put these brands under one metric, is that we have the web’s premier audience at scale.

SNAPCHAT IS THE NEW TV?
Snap and the BBC are bringing six exclusive episodes of Planet Earth II to Snapchat. The short run of mobile episodes will debut on February 17th, one day before the full series runs on BBC America. (Planet Earth II aired on BBC in late 2016.) The Snapchat episodes will cover the same topics from the televised series — Islands, Mountains, Jungles, Deserts, Grasslands, and Cities — but will also use exclusive footage not seen on TV.

VOX MEDIA INSTALLED ITS FIRST COO
Trei Brundrett, 39, who has worked at Vox since 2006, led the designers and engineers who built the company’s online publishing platform, called Chorus. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Jim Bankoff, the company said in a statement. Brundrett will be succeeded by Joe Alicata, who led development of the company’s advertising technology, products and data.

HUFFINGTON POST COPIES SNAPCHAT & INSTAGRAM STORIES FOR NEW 'STORYBOOK' PRODUCT
The Huffington Post is experimenting with its own version of Snapchat and Instagram Stories. The product, called “storybook,” will allow HuffPost to publish video- and photo-collages that users can swipe through. HuffPost decided to create the product after the success it saw on a 24-hour Snapchat Discover channel last year, which generated five times as many viewers as the daily audience for an average Discover channel.

TIME INC'S PURSUIT OF VIDEO DOLLARS JUST GOT UPGRADED WITH THE LAUNCH OF COINAGE
Coinage is the latest personal finance brand to go after young consumers, after Cheddar and Mic’s The Payoff. Coinage videos are lighthearted, as the tagline “Life, well spent” suggests. The first offerings include a video that breaks down the tax consequences for Super Bowl athletes and an explainer on high-end house flipping. The videos will incorporate graphics and interviews and will run around 90 seconds long, keeping in mind Time Inc.’s mostly mobile audience and the shorter attention spans on those devices.

21ST CENTURY FOX'S DIGITAL FUTURE ACCORDING TO CEO JAMES MURDOCH
21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch spent the bulk of the quarterly earnings call discussing the media company’s digital future. He said that Fox was moving closer to profiling “unfettered access” to its programming online and on various devices. As part of that push, Murdoch said that Fox planned to overhaul its apps. He also hailed Hulu’s move into live-streaming.

INSTYLE EDITOR IN CHIEF LAURA BROWN'S CONTENT STRATEGY? DIGITAL ADAPTABILITY
Superficially, not much has changed about InStyle — for one, the cover formatting remains the same — but the overall content strategy is now driven with digital adaptability in mind and an emphasis on building out video (all covers, for example, will now be accompanied by filmed exclusives).


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Your Media Morning: Janice Min is Waiting For Something Big, Disney’s CEO Problem, Huffpost Copies Snapchat, Instyle’s New Content Strategy Reviewed by Editor on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Rating: 5
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