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Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has written a delightfully supportive open letter to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, who is being questioned about Snowden leaks by UK MPs today. Additionally, despite his photo here, we still can only picture Mr. Bernstein as a young Dustin Hoffman. (The Guardian)
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This year, Adweek, the industry weekly, has decided to take its 34-year-old Hot List franchise and turn it into a gala event.
Commenters are a scary bunch. Take it from the moderators on the front lines of the Internet. Two of them spoke with Adweek’s Charlie Warzel today and they appear to be on a fast-track for a new Web-based strain of PTSD.
Adweek news editor Alex Koppelman announced via Twitter that he is leaving the more-than-a-trade-mag for the New Yorker, where he will be associate online news editor.
A few minutes later, fellow news editor Brian Braiker announced he would be leaving for the same post at the US office of the Guardian. Read More
After weeks of speculation in the New York Post, a denial in WWD, and some confident tweets, Michael Wolff is leaving his post as editorial director of Adweek, Prometheus Media announced on the trade magazine’s website today.
Executive editor Jim Cooper will oversee day to day operations Read More
Two wildly different takes on the same Newsweek newsstand figures suggest Tina Brown is as divisive a figure as she ever was.
Business Insider said the 50,000 average for the first half of 2011 means the weekly is “turning around.” Before she started it was around 39,000, and ad pages have doubled Read More
The New York Post says media columnist Keith Kelly is on vacation, but it appears he found time to contribute reporting to today’s article, “Staff Cries Wolff,” which says anonymous Adweek executives are considering not renewing editorial director Michael Wolff’s contract next month, citing his reportedly brusque management and loose spending practices.
A day after New York City named Rachel Sterne as its first chief digital officer, advertising trade publication Adweek has posted an ostensibly hard-hitting look at the appointment that seems based in a misreading of what it is Ms. Sterne will actually be doing for the mayor’s office.
[D]espite the Read More
“If you want to make an omelet you have to break some eggs,” e5 Global Media CEO Richard Beckman told The New York Times Tim Arango. Mr. Beckman was explaining his decision to tap Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Wolff to run his company’s Adweek Media Group.
Mr. Wolff, who is known for Read More
Twitter has outlawed the practice of paying outside companies to help you add new followers, which sounds just and sensible, except now Peter Kafka of All Things D is reporting that Twitter will be selling followers.
The announcement of this strategy is expected to happen in New York tomorrow to a sold out Read More