At 3 p.m. on Oct. 12, three days before the launch this week of the Fox Business Network, Roger Ailes gave a rally-the-troops speech to FBN rank-and-file, according to a staffer present. The Fox News president warned that the upstart network would encounter a doubting mainstream press, just as Fox News had over a decade Read More
By Michael Calderone 10/12/07 7:07pm
My old roommate Josh Drimmer was on the cover of The New York Post this morning—naked.
For about a year, starting around the fall of 2003, Josh was one of my roommates in a three-bedroom apartment in Williamsburg (which I’m sadly leaving very soon to move to Washington D.C.). I can’t remember exactly Read More
By Michael Calderone 10/10/07 12:25am
In the past two days, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz has been getting a lot of attention for his “scoop” about Dan Rather.
But the anecdote, published today in his book Reality Show, is old news.
In Mr. Kurtz’s book, he writes that former CBS anchor threatened to release a document Read More
By Michael Calderone 10/09/07 11:57pm
“Some of what I found out really works in the context of a larger narrative,” said Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz, “rather than wrenching it out and slamming it into a newspaper column.”
On Oct. 9, Mr. Kurtz was on the phone with The Observer, speaking about Reality Show, his 464-page tome chronicling Read More
By Michael Calderone 10/09/07 11:42pm
When Dean Baquet returned to The New York Times in March to run the paper’s Washington bureau, the former editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times knew he’d be competing for political scoops with traditional foes like The Washington Post.
But soon, a less predictable adversary—and one that could prove a tougher challenge—will Read More
By Michael Calderone 10/08 3:16pm
John Burns isn't the only one making a big move these days: several New York Times reporters will be shifting around the world in the coming months, according to two internal announcements. Deputy foreign editor Ethan Bronner will become Jerusalem bureau chief, and there are new assignments for several others, including Edward Wong, Steve Read More
By Michael Calderone 10/03/07 12:18am
When New York Times reporters John F. Burns and James Glanz met at the Four Seasons restaurant in Amman, Jordan, in August, they talked less about bureau protocols, and more about the human costs of war. The following day, Mr. Glanz would head into Baghdad to take the reins from Mr. Burns of a bureau Read More
By Michael Calderone 9/28/07 5:07pm
This morning, News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch sat on a very distinguished panel at the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative: it included Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey; Jose Ramos Horta, President of Timor-Lest; Stepan Mesic, President of Croatia.
It was a very civil discussion, titled “Building a Global Multi-Ethnic Community.” But Read More
By Michael Calderone 9/26/07 7:13pm
Just days after Rupert Murdoch started hanging around the Wall Street Journal offices, the New York Post reported that assistant managing editor Tunku Varadarajan was leaving.
By Michael Calderone 9/26/07 12:20am
It’s still nearly two months until News Corp. officially closes on Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal’s parent. But there’s growing evidence that at The Journal, the Rupert Murdoch era has already begun.
On September 17, the paper announced that it would launch Pursuits, a glossy magazine supplement covering the exploits of the superrich. Read More