It’s well known among the small world of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. What’s less well known—and about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institution—is how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times. Read More
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The Booming blog, the Times web series that covered the intricacies and interests of the baby boomer generation, from long-term relationships to quiet bar recommendations to unemployment trends, is signing off. Read More
It’s been a rough week for contract writers at the Times.
Since last Monday, at least three longtime writers have been let go—including Stanley Fish, an op-ed contributor who published his last column on Dec. 23; Verlyn Klinkenborg, whose final Rural Life column appeared in print on Dec. 26; and Clyde Haberman, whose Breaking Bread column ended today. Read More
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson’s 3,441 word story about the myriad books written about John F. Kennedy went up on the Times site today. The piece, which will be the cover of Sunday’s Times Book Review, is pegged to the 50th anniversary of the assassination exactly a month from today. Read More
As you may have noticed, the Times website went down late this morning. It’s back up now, but the reasons for the malfunction remain unclear. Fox Business continues to claim, citing an anonymous source, that the Times was the victim of a “cyber attack,” although the paper of record disputes this. The Times’s homepage informs readers that the “outage occurred within seconds of a scheduled maintenance update, which we believe was the cause.” Read More
Michael Cooper will move over to the culture desk, The New York Times culture editor Danielle Mattoon announced this afternoon. Mr. Cooper, who was covering urban affairs as a national correspondent for the paper, will begin covering classical music and dance in August.
“For those of you who don’t know him, we are all in for a treat,” Times culture editor Danielle Mattoon wrote in an announcement that went out this afternoon. “Walk around the newsroom and start asking people to give you a few examples of great work from Michael and the response tends to be some version of: ‘How much time do you have?’” Read More
The New York Times announced today that Pamela Paul will become the new editor of The New York Times Book Review. Ms. Paul will take the reins from current editor Sam Tannenhuas, who will become a writer at large.
“It’s now Pamela’s turn to take the Book Review in new directions,” the hiring announcement said. “Her versatility as an editor and writer has strengthened the Book Review and many other sections, including the Magazine, Education Life and Sunday Styles, where she originated the biweekly ‘Studied’ column.”
Ms. Paul has written the weekly “By the Book” Q&A feature and, as the announcement notes, has also written for The Atlantic, Time, Vogue and The Economist, as well as three books. Ms. Paul started at the book review in 2011 as the children’s book editor and was most recently the features editor.
“We are both thankful to Sam and excited to inaugurate the Pamela Paul era of the Book Review,” said the memo. Read More
The New York Times operates on its own terms. When it came out last year with that wondrous piece of multimedia journalism, “Snow Fall,” you had to take a step back and wonder: What else is planned? (“Seriously,” New York magazine book critic Kathryn Schulz tweeted at the time, “that NYT experiment is like: how Read More
On Friday, The New York Times Green blog, devoted to energy and environmental issues, said goodbye to its readers. The blog’s abrupt close came shortly after the Times shut down its environment desk in January.