Rupert Murdoch! Everyone has an opinion. Even celebrities. Either you hate him and compare him to Hitler in The Guardian or you love him and are his child’s godfather. Read More
BuzzFeed had a good November–more than 133 million unique visitors good. But although that traffic surpassed Gawker’s, Nick Denton sent a calming email to his employees to remind them that it’s not all doom and gloom. Read More
Because you almost definitely woke up this morning and thought, “Hey, I’d love to give even more undeserving attention to the 300 sandwiches couple,” the man dubbed “The Internet’s Worst Boyfriend” is now publicly soliciting ideas for proposing to his hardworking, sandwich-makin’ girlfriend. Read More
Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has written a delightfully supportive open letter to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, who is being questioned about Snowden leaks by UK MPs today. Additionally, despite his photo here, we still can only picture Mr. Bernstein as a young Dustin Hoffman. (The Guardian) Read More
Despite reports that everybody was abandoning the Times, lots of people still work there. And some are even sticking around.
The New York Times announced three promotions this afternoon. Janet Elder and Larry Ingrassia will become deputy managing editors and Rebecca Corbett will become an assistant managing editor.
In what is allegedly not an April Fools stunt launched five months prematurely, Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon plans to start delivering packages by drone. He took to CBS’ 60 Minutes last night to announce that packages less than five pounds will be mailed by the flying robots as part of its “Amazon Prime Air” program. Read More
Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that Amazon will use drones to deliver packages. ( Read More
Mr. Kaplan, who died at age 59, was an outsized figure at the newspaper and across the city itself, not least for launching the careers of writers in every corner of journalism, book publishing and beyond. Their remembrances will start flowing as the news spreads, but there’s no better source on Mr. Kaplan than the editor himself. After the passing of Clay Felker—another New York City editing giant—Mr. Kaplan wrote an elegant tribute, republished below, that was as much about his own approach to the craft of newspapering as his mentor’s.
The piece, quoting Mr. Felker, was titled “Never Hold Your Best Stuff.” Mr. Kaplan never did: Read More