The New York Times Book Review is modernizing under the editorship of Pamela Paul, who was appointed to the positon in early April. The section announced three changes in a new column in this Sunday’s issue (it was posted online today). Starting this weekend, the e-book bestseller list, which first joined the printed list in early 2011, will be online only. Additionally, book prices will no longer be included for any books. Read More
Gizmodo, Gawker media’s tech blog, is getting a new editor and a new focus. Geoff Manaugh, a former senior editor at Dwell Magazine and contributing editor at Wired UK, will take over at Gizmodo. Mr. Manaugh will bring BLDGBLOG, his architecture and design website, along with him.
“We’ve hired Geoff Manaugh, one of the very coolest writers on design and technology, as EIC,” Gawker owner Nick Denton told us. “He’s a big deal in his field. The only non-architect to lecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture.” Read More
We knew this day would come. The Village Voice has made good on its threats and fired three longtime writers: nightlife columnist Michael Musto, theater critic Michael Feingold and food critic Robert Sietsema. Last week, which was particularly devastating for New York media, two top Village Voice editors–Will Bourne and Jessica Lustig–resigned rather than lay off five writers, as Read More
Last week, Pacific Standard’s digital director Nick Jackson announced on Facebook and Twitter that he was starting a new website that would “be a place for inside-baseball coverage of the media industry and serve as a home for resources for both aspiring and professional journalists.”
Mr. Jackson actually came up with the idea for The Feature Well back in 2011 when he was covering technology as an associate editor at The Atlantic. Read More
Ben Widdicombe is coming to The New York Observer. The former Gatecrasher columnist, who left The Daily News‘ since-revamped gossip column in 2008 (after an impressive four year run) will be a contributing editor and develop an original column for the paper. He will also continue in his current role as editor in chief of Gilt City, part of Read More
Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton is engaged, reports Confidenti@al, the Daily News gossip page. Mr. Denton proposed to his actor boyfriend, Derrence Washington, over the weekend, and they are planning on a wedding next May in upstate New York.
The Gawker owner also updated his Facebook page this morning to reflect his new relationship status.
“This is the one event even I wouldn’t gossip about,” Mr. Denton told Confidenti@l. “Nobody else compares. You know how guys wrestle with marriage, with all the possibilities they’re giving up. I’m not giving up anything.” Read More
What a week!
First, “restructuring” at the New York Daily News resulted in a flurry of long-anticipated pink slips.
“It is a process that has been difficult and painful,” News editor in chief Colin Myler and publisher Bill Holiber wrote in a staff memo that was first obtained by Capital NY. “But it is an inevitable consequence of the challenges we continue to face.” Read More
Confused about your future in media? Who isn’t? Don’t know which publication to read or try to work for? Lucky for you, two contributors to Brown University’s The College Hill Independent “with an interest in media” have broken it down in a handy (and only slightly confusing) flow chart.
You see, it’s all based on how you communicate and what you like. Read More
Bonnie Fuller, one time editor of Star and US Weekly and current editor of Hollywood Life, Jay Penske’s celeb site, sent out an email today to share some “fantastic news” about the site’s traffic and share her latest column in Ad Age, where she discovered all the ways that Baby Boomers are misreading millenials.
But despite the fact that she touts her insight into the youth demographic, Ms. Fuller made the same mistake as your Aunt Sue–she forgot to Bcc when she sent out a mass email to what seems to be a large swath of her address book. Read More
Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, in an attempt to “try to soften her often rough-edged political image,” according to The New York Times, called up and gave The Grey Lady a big scoop: as a young woman, she struggled with bulimia and alcoholism.
But despite Ms. Quinn’s best efforts to win the news cycle, she couldn’t have known that she was up against Angelina Jolie, who unveiled big news of her own in an Op-Ed, that also ran in today’s Times, discussing her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. Ms. Jolie wrote that she possesses a gene, BRCA1, that puts her at a high risk for ovarian and breast cancer. Read More