Superstar statistician Nate Silver avoided addressing stories about departures at The New York Times but did say that his FiveThirtyEight blog won’t exactly compete with his old employer when it relaunches. Read More
Last night, presumably after leaving a séance with her coven of Instagram witches, Courtney Love left her iPhone in a yellow cab. Lucky for her, New York Times columnist and all around nice guy Frank Bruni found it, according to New York Magazine.
Instead of attempting to turn a profit on the black market for Ms. Love’s iPhone photos of rudimentary song lyrics scrawled on napkins, Mr. Bruni used the rock mom’s favorite medium, Twitter, to notify her that he’d found her precious phone. Read More
The war between the Post and the Daily News has spilled into the delivery room.
Over the weekend, competing editors from New York’s competing dailies both had babies. Read More
Talk of a merger between Gawker and Business Insider, helped along by Nick Denton and Henry Blodget, was the subject of frenzied speculation last week. Read More
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been generating plenty of headlines lately, but the biggest news seems to be that the U.S. actually cares.
Toronto’s infamous crack-smokin’, oft-sweating mayor has made waves in the past week for such admirable feats as talking about oral sex on live TV, and bowling over a charming little old lady in city council.
But during the past five days I spent visiting my glorious hometown, there was one Rob Ford story that seemed to dominate the local news networks: that Mr. Ford is being mentioned on American late night comedy shows. Read More