Every day in different cities, in breakfast meetings and lunches and office calls, Chris Mitchell sells The New Yorker to advertisers. Or rather, Mr. Mitchell, the magazine’s associate publisher, sells the attributes of The New Yorker ‘s readers: educated, affluent people who keep their Banana Republic platinum card handy, but who still give a damn Read More
Crown Prince Lachlan remakes the New York Post in his own image; 76,000 readers to go; into the breach!
It’s the only great newspaper war in the country-and Lachlan Murdoch, Aussie media scion and deputy chief operating officer of the News Corporation as well as publisher of the New York Post, is damned if he’s Read More
Downtown bomb-thrower, Gen-X John Reed, better read than Red: Pissed-off prodigal son returns to targets Wesley Clark, Tom Friedman.
The author of the New York Press ‘ “Cage Match” column, a weekly rant against the media, politics and everyone else who stands in his way, doesn’t try to rile people. “The columns are Read More
Lightning struck the New York magazine sweepstakes Dec. 16 in the form of Bruce Wasserstein, the taciturn, driving deal magnate who dropped $55 million in cash on Henry Kravis’ Primedia and won the right to take charge of a glossy part of journalism history.
It was the stealth assault of 2003, stealing the march Read More
Namath without the nightlife; smooth-faced Jet QB; precise, rhythmic command; poised and articulate, may just win a Super Bowl ring for Woody.
It took one juke for Chad Pennington of the New York Jets to become the king. Well, it was a stutterstep, really, near the goal line on fourth down with the Jets ahead Read More
Scrappy newsman had inside track since kindergarten, almost quits Harvard to work for Rupert, Mom says no! Gets gig anyhow at 27!
It was a Thursday night in June 2001 when New York Post editor in chief Col Allan asked a young editor on his staff to come out for a drink. The next day Read More
On Dec. 11, final bids in the sale of New York magazine are due, according to sources familiar with the bidding process. The magazine’s corporate parent, Primedia, is so hopeful that a new owner will be found in time for Christmasthat they’ve already excised New York from their own balance sheets as a “discontinued business.” Read More
It’s been nearly a year since The New York Times took total control of the International Herald Tribune , America’s broadsheet voice abroad, ending a gentlemanly partnership between The Times ‘ dynastic family, the Sulzbergers, and the Grahamsof The Washington Post to run the paper.
TheTimes was sufficiently sanguine about its prospects abroad that it Read More
In February of 1999, when News Corp. Rupert Murdoch put his cherub-cheeked 27-year-old son Lachlan in charge of the corporation’s U.S. publishing interests, the New York Post was troubled.
“If you did the research which we did four years ago, the No. 1 complaint was ink coming off on your hands,” Mr. Murdoch said early Read More
The question that everyone was asking leading up to the release of Shattered Glass , the Billy Ray journo-drama on the rise and fall of New Republic reporter Stephen Glass, was whether Mr. Glass would profit from the film.
Mr. Glass’ novel, The Fabulist , a light fictionalization of his heavy fictionalizing Read More