It’s Week 2 of The Times v. The Journal, and Robert Thomson has started it with a bang.
Mr. Thomson spoke to the Murdoch-owned The Australian and discussed regional coverage in the New York area:
“The distinction here is that we are using Journal journalists while The New York Times is out-sourcing its regional sections. Read More
“We are a national newspaper with a New York heart,” said Les Hinton, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, in his British accent. “We are, after all, named after a famous Manhattan street.”
It was just after 9am on Monday morning, and Mr. Hinton was providing opening remarks at the Journal‘s launch breakfast for Read More
So: The good news! The New York Times Company earned a profit! After bleak first-quarter results, the Times was able to eke out a small profit of $39.1 million.
Then there are the more troubling signs: Internet advertising revenue went down again, this time 14.3 percent. But during a conference call with investors this Read More
On Monday, the editors of Vanity Fair posted Mark Bowden’s May 2009 write-around on Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. on the Web. The story, which was Mr. Bowden’s first for the magazine, made quite an impression on the small—and ever-shrinking—community of media reporters and pundits who obsess about The New York Times, not to mention Read More
There was a time when The New York Times never had to say anything back. If the newspaper caught hell for a story in the popular media, editors at the paper could rely on the time-tested formulation: “The story speaks for itself.” When critics carped about the newspapers’ editorial vision, business plan, or financial position, Read More
The New York Times plans to eliminate several weekly sections, including its stand-alone City Section, newsroom sources have told The Observer. There are also discussions to eliminate the regional weeklies in New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut, and the Friday Escapes section Read More
The New York Times Company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr and CEO Janet Robinson announced today that they are cutting the salaries of New York Times editors, as well as all employees on the corporate side by 5 percent through the end of December. Mr. Sulzberger, along with Times executive editor Bill Keller, is also asking Read More