The New York Times has a very distinctive style for headlines: start with a preposition and invert the basic structure that most sane headline writers would use.
Like many Times quirks, media people find it an object of constant amusement. In fact, media people love it so much that there is a dedicated Twitter feed devoted to spotting them. The more egregious examples of the Times headline style spawns periodic gleeful mentions and blog posts.
Atlantic Media President M. Scott Havens is leaving for Time, Inc., where he will be the senior vice president of the digital, Atlantic Media chairman and CEO David Bradley announced today in an email, followed by Time Inc.’s own announcement.
Mr. Havens is going over to Time Inc. as the publisher prepares to spin off from Time Warner and relaunch its websites. Read More
The Times wrote a strongly-worded editorial about the guy behind the Goldman Sachs Elevator Twitter feed getting to keep the book deal even though it turns out that he never actually worked at Goldman Sachs. Some of those strong words are quotes from A Tale of Two Cities. (The New York Times) Read More
Columbia University is an Ivy League institution. To make sure no one forgets that, the college’s newspaper, The Columbia Spectator, held its 27th Annual Awards Dinner at the super-swanky New York Athletic Club on Friday, replete with all the Ivy essentials: a string quartet, celebrities, oak-paneled walls and hearty chuckling over free merlot. Read More
There is something romantic about the chug-a-chug sound and long swath of time watching the scenery go by that makes writers yearn for a sleeping car of one’s own, laptop in hand.
Maybe it’s because it harkens back to a simpler time, before social media and blog posts, when train travel was a glamorous way to see the country, a time when a train entering a tunnel served as a handy euphemism for consummating a marriage. Read More
Safe for work, if you’re interested in this sort of thing. Though we happen to find it a little shady that a Fox 5 News team just “happened to be driving by” 63rd and 3rd Avenue yesterday evening while a woman tried to hail a taxi, and, failing that, just gave birth on the middle of the sidewalk. How often does THAT happen? #OnlyInNewYork Read More
Art director Randy Minor is headed back to New York, the now-biweekly magazine, after a very brief stint at Elle, a representative for New York confirmed this afternoon.