Around the town
Yesterday, PBS sent an email to some 50 news organizations with information about an interview that would air on Charlie Rose later that night, noting that the information was embargoed until after the show aired at 11 pm. Buzzfeed published information about the interview anyway, scooping Mr. Rose on his own interview.
This upset many journalists, including NBC’s Chuck Todd, who naturally took to Twitter to complain. Others, including Commentary‘s John Podhoretz and Buzzfeed editor in chief Ben Smith, insisted that an embargo must be mutually agreed upon, not unilaterally imposed. Just because PBS said the information was embargoed didn’t mean it necessarily was. Soon, the Twitter debate descended into bickering about journalistic ethics. Not bad for a Monday night. (Twitter/Buzzfeed)
The New York Times has hired internally to replace Dwight Garner at The Book Review after he moved to the daily reviewing beat. The nod goes to Laura Marmor, a deputy editor for the Travel Section. In her new job as Senior Editor, she’ll be making a "broad range of review assignments" and help Read More
Back in early June, Rachel Donadio wrote an item for The New York Times‘ Papercuts blog about a vacation she’d taken in Rome. The long-planned trip meant that Ms. Donadio, an editor at the Times Book Review who regularly contributes essays on various literary topics to the section’s back page, could not attend Read More
Cheeky literary agent, dumped by Nanny Diaries gals, laughs all the way to own firm, stockpiles high-profile clients
Some in publishing may still think of 31-year-old Christy Fletcher as the literary agent who discovered the Nanny Diaries authors, convinced them to turn their baggy memoir into a novel, sold it, then was unceremoniously dumped Read More