COMMENTER HALL OF FAME
On Friday afternoon, prompted by a survey in which journalism was ranked among the worst jobs in the country, New York Times media reporter David Carr asked a question: How do America’s journalists feel about their jobs? Carr opened the question up to commenters, who cut a pretty wide swath of opinions. One commenter, however, stood out above the rest, giving less an answer than a hilariously trolling story about a particularly high-ranking Timesman’s ascent.
But this wasn’t just any ordinary commenting troll.
In today’s edition of New York Times cost-saving: Times editors are now strongly encouraging staffers to quit texting on their company cell phones, avoid using the phones entirely when overseas on assignment and never, ever to call 411 with a company phone.
Back in January, deputy managing editor Bill Schmidt instructed staffers on how Read More
Bill Schmidt, an assistant managing editor and 27-year New York Times veteran, is moving to the International Herald Tribune to become the paper’s "Editor, Global editions."
Mr. Schmidt is the administration-man of the Times newsroom—the one who sends out emails reminding reporters to file their expenses—and he’ll have a similar, if expanded, role at Read More
The New York Times announced that it’s all but a done deal that the paper will have to layoff staffers in the newsroom.
The drop-dead deadline is fast approaching for the staffers in The New York Times newsroom to raise their hand and volunteer for a buyout. An internal memo from the paper’s assistant managing Read More
From: Bill Keller
Subject: Books and Book Leaves: For the Record
To the Staff:
In the past few years we’ve had a tidal surge in the yearning of Times staffers to put their wisdom between hard covers. One result has been a lot of very good, even award-winning books that showcase Read More