The Department of Transportation last week began updating the “welcome” signs that greet drivers as they travel between the city’s five boroughs, replacing the old mayor and borough presidents’ names, which appear in white letters, with their newly-elected replacements. Read More
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio finally returned to the stump tonight, greeting voters who lined up for the chance to shake his hand at a subway stop in Harlem.
After more than two weeks of carefully choreographed endorsement events, it was his very first meet-and-greet with voters since securing the Democratic nomination. And it was a very different scene from his early days, when the breezy candidate would hang around, chatting with voters. Read More
This afternoon, the Associated Press announced that they will no longer use “the term ‘illegal immigrant’ and ‘illegal’ to describe a person.” The news collective’s Stylebook, which is the arbiter of journalistic style, is followed by many outlets. Instead, of using the term to describe a person, they will use it to describe an action.
“Illegal immigration: Entering or residing in a country in violation of civil or criminal law. Except in direct quotes essential to the story, use illegal only to refer to an action, not a person: illegal immigration, but not illegal immigrant. Acceptable variations include living inor entering a country illegally or without legal permission,” the new entry reads. Read More
Glenn Kramon, The New York Times‘ assistant managing editor for enterprise has been appointed the paper’s technology editor, Dean Murphy, the newly appointed editor for Business Day, announced in an internal memo this morning. Mr. Kramon will move to San Francisco, where he will replace Damon Darlin. No word yet on what’s next for Mr. Darlin.
Mr. Kramon has been the paper’s assistant managing editor for enterprise since 2006. The Times‘ former executive editor Bill Keller appointed Mr. Kramon to the position “with a mandate to stimulate and manage original New York Times reporting ventures across the newsroom.” Read More
Thomas Goetz, Wired‘s executive editor, announced in a blog post that he is leaving the magazine in the new year to “turn ideas into action.”
“I’ve got an idea, hinted at in the name of this blog here, that I think will help people find powerful ideas and put them to use – even help them improve their lives,” he wrote. Mr. Goetz’s blog is called Idea Delivery System, Ltd. “So as of January 4, I’m leaving Wired to turn ideas into action. Expect something cool in mid to early 2013.” Read More
Vikram Pandit is stepping down as chief executive officer of Citigroup, and the executive who divested the bank’s toxic assets in the wake of the financial crisis is moving into the bank’s top job.
NBC News Digital named the executive editors who will lead NBCNews.com, TODAY.com and MSNBC.com, the news network announced today. NBC News Digital rebranded this July, after Comcast bought Microsoft’s stake in NBC News.
Richard Wolffe will be the Vice President & Executive Editor of MSNBC.com, overseeing the cable brand’s website when it launches in 2013. Mr. Wolffe is a journalist and political analyst for MSNBC who has worked for the Financial Times and Newsweek. He has also written a book about the 2008 election. Read More
Village Voice Media is undergoing a makeover after some corporate maneuvering over the weekend. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the current owners of the alt-weekly newspaper chain, are selling it to the company’s current management. What basically amounts to a restructuring of the beleaguered company means that the newspapers are separating from Backpage.com, the controversial classified site that has been tied to sex trafficking and prostitution. Read More