We opened nymag.com this afternoon and noticed that something felt … off. Instead of the layout we were used to, the images looked bigger, different in a way that was hard to put a finger on. Then, we noticed a box in the upper-right-hand corner.“Welcome! You have been chosen to preview a new version of the nymag.com homepage. You will see this page for a few weeks,” the text explained. “We’ll be asking for feedback throughout and would value your input. You are welcome to opt out at anytime.” Read More
Rebecca Corbett has been promoted to senior enterprise editor at the Times. Ms. Corbett was the deputy bureau chief in Washington.
“For those of you who do not know her, Rebecca is one of our finest journalists,” said an email announcement that just went out to staff. “She has a remarkable ability to move between the most writerly pieces and hard-hitting investigative work, and she commands tremendous loyalty from the reporters she works with.” Read More
Today host Ann Curry has hired attorney Robert Barnett to represent her in negotiations with NBC as the network transitions her to a new job within the company, reports The New York Times.
Morning show watchers think Ms. Curry and her recently re-upped co-host Matt Lauer’s lack of chemistry has contributed to the longtime Read More
This week New York magazine’s expanding fashion blog, The Cut, added its first-ever beauty editor, Christina Han. Ms. Han jumped from Conde Nast, where she did stints at W and Vogue. Last week, the site added Gawker writer Maureen O’Connor as a features editor—another first—and told WWD that it would hire another fashion blogger. Read More
Former Huffington Post technical director Cindy Jeffers has been named CEO an CTO of Salon, the company announced today. Salon founder David Talbot had been serving as interim CEO after digital media entrepreneur Richard Gingras departed in July last year to become head of news products for Google. Read More
Glamour senior online fashion and beauty editor Danica Lo has been named executive editor of Stylebistro.com.
Starting June 1, she will oversee daily operations of Stylebistro.com, a style blog from the same parent company as celebrity photo cache Zimbio.com. And it sounds like they’re expanding. According to a press release, Ms. Lo’s Read More
Less than six months after laying off influential film critic J. Hoberman, The Village Voice has also lost its film editor, Allison Benedikt. Ms. Benedikt will run Slate’s women’s vertical, Double X, filling the post vacated by Jessica Grose when she jumped to New York‘s Vulture blog earlier this year. Read More