Mickie Rosen is Yahoo!’s Senior Vice President for the Yahoo Media Network. In the company’s words, her job is to work with “Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! News and Yahoo! Sports focusing on the content strategy, programming and cultivating Yahoo!’s ‘voice.’” It’s a big job, making Yahoo! brand-name competition with outlets like AOL/The Huffington Post as well as the likes of NBC, ABC, and CBS. She probably oversees quite a few people. Now—due to a misfired email—she probably has a better idea of who they are, and who they are not.
Did anyone else notice the little Leftist fracas that broke out in The New York Times Book Review this weekend?
Bloomberg View columnist Michael Kinsley’s review of Baffler editor and Harper’s columnist Thomas Frank’s conservative-debunking tract, Pity the Billionaire, elicited two spirited letters from Mr. Frank’s corner.
In mid-January, Yahoo News blogging editor Andrew Golis posted a notice on his personal Web site, announcing that he was looking to hire a deputy editor and five bloggers. “As many of you know, I was recently hired by Yahoo News to build a network of news blogs,” wrote Mr. Golis. “I’m looking to build Read More
Bookforum editor Chris Lehmann didn’t realize that his book deal was settled until contacted by The Observer. He hadn’t even signed the contract, he explained.
The Observer was pleased to be the bearer of good news.
Lehmann’s book, Rich People Things, was sold to Colin Robinson at Or Books by Melissa Flashman of Trident Media Read More
To the Editor:
I read with interest and some astonishment the error-filled and badly misleading review of my book Heist by Chris Lehmann [“The Gaud That Failed: A Tour of New Jack City,” Oct. 2]. To set the record straight on several facts, the following points are worth noting. Mr. Lehmann is wrong that Read More
BEGUN AND HELD IN THE TRANSOM’S TINY MESSY OFFICE AT 915 BROADWAY, 9TH FLOOR, ON THE FOURTH OF MAY, TWO THOUSAND AND SIX.
WHEREAS, for too long, beer-sharing, staff-crossover (we’re looking at you, Rebecca Traister and Suzy Hansen) and mutual liberal head-nodding has taken place between the staffs of the New York Observer and Salon.com, Read More
Chris Lehmann recaps his night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Jason Horowitz parties with Conservatives.
Hank Sheinkopf thinks times are a changin’.
Matthew Schuerman reports on how Larry Silverstein may have gotten the best deal on Ground Zero.
And Niall Stanage thinks the MTA might be getting off a Read More
In his 1998 masterwork, Blindness, José Saramago pricked one of the most cherished illusions of the modern world: the notion that we exert any meaningful control over our own lives. A dreamlike allegory narrated in a cool, dispassionate, often quite funny voice, Blindness pulled apart our unthinking urban routines with a simple, nameless terror: a Read More
I look at why John Spencer is the man of Hillary’s dreams, and how she’s using him to defuse the “anger” meme. I also sat down with Spencer at a (recommended) Bronxville Italian joint, and talked with him about how he sees Hillary on the other side of the dividing line Read More
I profile David Paterson, and find a certain sloppiness with the truth.
Joe Conason doesn’t buy Bush’s tough new talk on oil.
Chris Lehmann says the GOP is over.
And Jason Horowitz strays from the City Hal beat to take a Christian singles cruise. Of course. Read More