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.
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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 of Adweek.
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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 compared 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 rave 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 getting 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 crowd Read More
AdWeek‘s AdFreak blogger, David Giantasio brings word—and image!—of this 30 Rock promotional stunt from The Netherlands that’s so strange, it has to be real.
Behold, Oscar-nominated actor and recent New Yorker profile subject Alec Baldwin’s face on toilet paper. (This comes via TVTattle.)
Someone should probably send a case Read More
Adweek will drop to 36 issues a year starting in 2008, the company announced today. Nielsen Media’s vice president said that printing on a weekly basis is old-fashioned.
"Today, Adweek is focused not on the antiquated idea of a weekly-only model, but on the minute-by-minute schedule that our audience desires," said Sabrina Crow, vice Read More