“‘I wasn’t sure how I’d done, so I was relieved to see I hadn’t been replaced by Ashton Kutcher[,' said Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp]. The scene was shot on set in Long Island City – Karp’s actual office in midtown doesn’t really have his name embossed on his door. But other than that, Read More
“I know for some people this settles the issue,” Farah said of the birth certificate. “It’s up to us to persuade people that there’s a lot more to this issue than the Hawaiian birth.” — Joseph Farah, publisher of a book titled “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” out on May 17.
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Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner and executive editor Eric Bates went to the White House last Friday to interview President Obama (Mr. Wenner wore brightly striped socks; President Obama expressed envy). Mr. Wenner and Mr. Bates asked the President if he thought Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News was a “good institution for America.” President Obama’s Read More
Tom Scocca wrote this afternoon about Casey Affleck and Joaquin Pheonix’s I’m Still Here, and then he got around to the topic of New York Magazine, the “magazine of the moment”:
The premise of New York magazine under Adam Moss is that all art—actually, everything in the world—is reducible to a correct reaction, Read More
Brian Ries talked to Brooklyn-based political writer Ben Smith, the founder of The Observer’s Politicker blog, about recent trends in the comment section of his blog on Politico. Mr. Smith has thought about getting rid of comments all together. From The Daily Beast:
“Comment sections work best if you have a real Read More
The Countess Louise J. Esterhazy gave an exit interview to The Daily about her last column in W.
The magazine asked Ms. Esterhazy (the cutting, society-minded alter ego of W founder John Fairchild) how she felt when Stefano Tonchi told her there wouldn’t be room for her backpage column in the magazine. Read More
“Avoid thinking that you’re a journalist. Almost every vanity mogul makes this mistake. Things that important people tell you at cocktail parties are not news, so don’t bother your editor with these tidbits. The ideas you come up with while reading Paul Krugman columns are not news, so keep those to yourself, too. Your business Read More
“We are in a romance with journalists’ hearts; if our voices sweet are not easily reachable on the phone when their desire and deadlines peak, others’ voices, less honeyed but always, always available will replace them.” — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, writing in a 2007 email to journalism professor Lisa Lynch.
“Meanwhile, in Washington, Times reporter Eric Schmitt had just returned from a reporting trip to Iraq. Dean Baquet, his bureau chief, advised him of a quick turnaround to undertake a ‘special project’ in London. Schmitt says he was briefed by Keller, and touched down in London late Saturday, June 26. After a Sunday lunch with Read More
“At the same time, the fees it pays contributors — $100 to $300 per article, according to people familiar with its rates — are considered either a princely sum or meager commission, contingent on the observer’s age and station in the editorial world. ‘I can’t believe they’re paying people so much,’ one web publisher said Read More