In The Wall Street Journal‘s Off Duty section this weekend, author Ann Patchett remembers her time as a contributor to Gourmet magazine and all the egregiously expensive, but totally necessary, things she did as part of her research. Ms. Patchett wonders: Did the magazine fail because she expensed too much and lived too large? Read More
Decline and Fall
Paul Freidman, CBS executive vice president for news, flew to London earlier this week to layoff some of the network’s cameramen at the London Bureau (according to Page Six, one of these men was battling cancer).
The most recent cuts in London follow broader tightening over the last two years at CBS News stateside Read More
Scott Sherman attempts to answer that question in a piece in the Columbia Journalism Review by taking a close look at executive editor Marcus Brauchli and zooming in on how the Washington Post has changed since he left The Wall Street Journal to take over. Mr. Brauchli appears at the beginning of the piece Read More
Another round of layoffs is coming to CBS News this fall, according to The Daily Beast’s Rebecca Dana.
Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi writes about traffic — the real it-boy of the media world — for the American Journalism Review today. He spoke with Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli and also got a great quote from Jim Brady, a former Post editor and one of the founders of TBD, Albritton’s new Read More
USA Today publisher Dave Hunke is cutting 9 percent of his staff and shuffling the executive deck at the paper. “This gets us ready for our next quarter century,” Mr. Hunke told the Associated Press.
It’s still unclear which sections of the operation will be hardest hit, although it looks like 130 people will Read More
Helen Thomas, the 89-year-old Hearst columnist who has covered every administration since Eisenhower, has retired suddenly this morning.
Over the weekend video circulated of Ms. Thomas saying that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” in an interview during a Jewish Heritage Celebration on the White House lawn. The comments drew severe backlash Read More
Sally Quinn penned her last column in print for The Washington Post, about dueling weddings in the family of her husband, Ben Bradlee. Marcus Brauchli, who now occupies Mr. Bradlee’s old seat, has said that he would not have let the column go to print if he had seen it first.
Today Vanity Fair has Read More
Steve Jobs emphasized his interest in helping newspapers make money again while speaking at The Wall Street Journal‘s All Things Digital conference.
“I don’t want to see us descend into a nation of bloggers,” Mr. Jobs said during an onstage interview yesterday.
“I think we need editorial oversight now more than ever. Anything we Read More