Offices were all a-Twitter late this morning after a rumor spread that Gawker’s Nick Denton and Business Insider’s Henry Blodget would announce a merger between Gawker and Business Insider when they took the stage at a media conference this afternoon. Read More
Rumors of a merger between Business Insider and Gawker that made the rounds this morning have been greatly exaggerated.
“We had breakfast, as we regularly do. I admire Henry Blodget, Joe Weisenthal and Business Insider’s editorial management. They’d have more fun with us than at AOL, where they’d be yet another unhappy unit. And they’re having fun with the possibility alone,” Mr. Denton said in an email. Read More
The outside general counsel for the National Urban League has denied a rumor that Macy’s was heading to a 400,000-square-foot site owned by the Empire State Development Corporation on 125th Street in Harlem.
NY1 was the first to report earlier this morning that the massive department store chain was expanding to the storied uptown boulevard. The plan angered some locals, who said that the store would displace independent businesses–many of them minority-owned–in the historically black neighborhood. That article is currently not available online. Read More
How much money does Daily Beast media columnist Howard Kurtz make? We don’t know!
Business Insider editor Henry Blodget doesn’t know either, but that’s not stopping him from writing about it.
Established journalists are raking in plenty of dough now, he posits, because ambitious web outfits like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Read More
Back in the day, a protest at the Village Voice was a matter of newsroom shouting matches and picket signs. These days it’s a little more nuanced.
Is Tom Robbins leaving the Voice in “protest” as has been widely reported? Well…
Voice editor in chief Tony Ortega insists that initial reports that Tom Robbins’ quit The Read More
Earlier tonight Tina Brown and Miles Nadal co-hosted a book party for Harold Ford Jr.’s More Davids Than Goliaths at Barbetta on West 46th Street. Drinks were in the garden.