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The publication of The Loudest Voice in the Room, Gabriel Sherman’s unauthorized biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, was always going to be controversial.
But in just a week, the media hoopla surrounding its release has surpassed any book in recent memory.
The Daily News called The New York Post ”a down-market New York tabloid newspaper” in its story on the outrage that erupted in response to the Post‘s Sunday front page about a slain Hasidic businessman. The Post issued a non-apology apology and both tabloids (downmarket or not) are still going strong on the story. (New York Daily News/ The New York Post)
Fox News sources are firing back against both Brian Lewis, the recently-fired Fox News executive vice president of communications widely reported to be Fox News chief Roger Ailes’s right-hand man, and Gabriel Sherman, a New York magazine contributing editor and the author of The Loudest Voice in the Room, a forthcoming book about Mr. Ailes and the rise of Fox News.
Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Mr. Lewis was hammering out details of a separation agreement with the network after he was “fired and escorted from his office last month over what insiders are calling financial issues and other performance problems.”
Fox News chief Roger Ailes is trying to get that paper. Elsewhere in News Corp, two locals go all Benedict Arnold on a certain tablet newspaper and a certain tabloid newspaper. What’s it like to get an employee evaluation at Reuters? How’s that whole Media-and-Race thing going? All that and more in your Thursday Evening Media Briefs.
Lots of people seem to be thinking about The New York Times today. Or is it just us?
The future of the country’s leading newspaper—which as recently as early January was called into doubt by The Atlantic‘s Michael Hirschorn—is touched on in this week’s Time magazine cover story by Walter Isaacson, which Read More
New York Times Iraq correspondent Dexter Filkins will be writing a book about his experience covering terrorism in the Middle East. Filkins’ agent Amanda Urban at ICM completed the deal on June 6 with Knopf.
“It’ll be less a reported book than a Dispatches,” Urban said by phone of Filkins’ proposal, referring to Michael Read More
With the onset of the hot, gummy months in Washington, D.C., Atlantic staffers are apparently still adjusting to their new home. So on May 31, the magazine’s human-resources department sent out a post-Memorial Day memo to remind everyone of the company’s “neat and professional” dress code.
“Our policy is intentionally vague and does not Read More
The following missive was delivered to Conde Nast staffers May 2 on a heavy, cream-colored card, nine inches by five inches, with perforated silhouettes of forks, knives, and spoons:
Let’s do Lunch. This summer step into the future at the new Conde Nast cafeteria on the second floor at 750 Third Avenue.
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On May 3, the New York Observer plans to reduce its trim size. The paper’s width will shrink from 13 3/4 inches to 12 1/2 inches, making it as wide as The Washington Post. The length will remain at 22 1/2 inches.
Editor Peter Kaplan said that the paper will continue to run its Read More