Media notes for Wednesday: CBS' Bob Simon killed

bob-simon-cbs.jpgLongtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and CBS News foreign reporter Bob Simon died tonight in the crash of his livery cab in New York City. He was 73. "Bob Simon was a giant of broadcast journalism, and a dear friend to everyone in the CBS News family. We are all shocked by this tragic, sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob's extended family and especially with our colleague Tanya Simon," said CBS News President David Rhodes. CBS

Cheryl Fair, the longtime VP and news director at KABC Channel 7, was promoted to president and general manager. She succeeds Arnie Kleiner, who retired last month after 19 years in the top job. Variety

Johnson Publications -- the parent company of Jet and Ebony -- is selling off its photograph collection containing more than five million images of African-American life and culture. Huff Post

Los Angeles magazine is adding another standing web feature pegged to LA nostalgia slash vintage slash history. Alison Martino, creator of the wildly popular Vintage Los Angeles Facebook group, will do a twice monthly column for the magazine's CityThink blog.

New York Times photojournalist Lynsey Addario is talking about her Libya kidnapping on book tour for "It's What I Do." Fresh Air

"The integrity of journalism has suffered many blows in recent years, including corporate takeovers, advertorials and rank desperation. It is a small tragedy, then, to lose one of the profession’s brightest and most unfaltering voices…Laurie Becklund." Peter Z. Scheer/Truthdig

The Daily Mail does a feature on longtime Hollywood photojournalist David Strick — but calls him Jason Strick throughout the piece.

Playboy is seeking a summer intern at its Beverly Hills office "to join our growing digital editorial department. This won’t be some coffee-fetching gig. Our intern will be an integral member of the team. They’ll attend staff meetings, produce articles, pitch ideas, write posts, source images, and assist editors with their stories." Mediabistro

CBS photo of Bob Simon

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