Taking the top post at the Associated Press isn’t Gary Pruitt’s only big move—he’s also inked a deal on a 3-bedroom Tribeca condo.
Mr. Pruitt and wife Abby are leaving Sacramento and McClatchy behind for an airy space at 101 Warren Street. The Pruitts plunked down $4.3 million for the pad, a little over the $4.29 million ask, according to city records. The couple signed the contract just two days before AP broke the news of his hire in March.
The apartment, which has been on the market since late last year, has taken a price cut since it was initially listed with Corcoran broker Heather Cook, so we’re not sure why the couple was willing to pay over ask. Maybe another late-on-the-scene buyer materialized and Mr. Pruitt was afraid of getting scooped?
Meeting the Press
The Associated Press has hired Mark Kennedy, late of Aol News, to be its new theater critic. Kennedy fills the post last occupied by Michael Kuchwara, who passed away last May. Kennedy previously worked for the AP and covered a number of beats and major stories. He reported on 9/11, from the field in Afghanistan Read More
Ron Fournier, the Associated Press’s Washington bureau chief, has been named editor-in-chief of the National Journal Group by Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley, according to Mike Allen.
Mr. Bradley is planning to relaunch the National Journal in September, dropping the paywall to compete more direclty with Politico’s coverage of Washington online.
“They are going Read More
In an amusing conflict of interest, the Associated Press reported Friday that its lawsuit against graphic artist Shepard Fairey is progressing nicely. According to the AP, it looks like the AP is going to win.
To be fair: Fairey’s chances really do appear to be slim. The case dates back to February 2009, Read More
Kimberly Dozier, the veteran correspondent and seasoned war reporter, is leaving CBS News for a job with the Associated Press.
Ms. Dozier will serve as the AP’s new intelligence reporter.
Ron Fournier, the AP’s Washington Bureau Chief, announced the move in a memo to staff members:
I’m pleased to announce the AP’s new intelligence Read More
The venerable Associated Press has stamped its imprimatur on a name for our latest economic slump. The three-year freefall that began in December 2007 is now, according to the AP, the “Great Recession.”
The decision was something of a no-brainer reports Bloomberg News. “Some terms we talk about for many years,” said David Read More
Last night, on April 6, Tom Glocer, chief executive of Thomson Reuters, was sipping a Corona at Drop.io ‘s headquarters, a spacious, brick-ceilinged loft on Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn. Mr. Glocer was there to participate in a Futurists Meetup, talking about what financial news and data will look like in 30 Read More
These are bleak economic times. Everyone who’s not listening to John McCain and Sarah Palin talking about Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright knows that. But amid bank closings, job losses, and belt-tightening, there’s one field that’s experiencing a bump.
We’re speaking, of course, of stock photography from the Great Depression. Photo agencies like Read More
“It’s the oft-stated phrase that truth is the first casualty of war,” said Michael Ware, CNN’s Baghdad correspondent, on the telephone from Iraq. “In this war, as in every other conflict, everybody lies to you. Your government is lying to you. The Iraqi government is lying. The insurgents are lying. The militias are lying. The Read More
The Media Mob has learned that longtime New York Times editor Mike Oreskes is leaving the company for the Associated Press.
Mr. Oreskes, who is currently the editor of the Times-owned International Herald Tribune, has been working in one capacity or another under the Times umbrella for the past 27 years. Before he took his Read More