A real-talking editor gets a really visible new gig. One Hollywood mag honcho may want to watch his shoes. Which uncorruptable writer took money from the Koch Brothers? Which Daily Beast editor changed her last name … on Twitter?! Which Fareed Zakaria conspiracy theory holds water? Is everyone out to get him? Is everyone out to get you? Is everyone out to get everyone? Maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t. Maybe you’re just projecting on these Tuesday Afternoon Media Briefs:
Rebecca Dana, a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, has been tapped to rework the front of the book at the new Newsweek once the two publications’ merger has been completed, sources tell The Observer, and she is likely to edit the section when the title relaunches in February. Ms. Dana came to the Beast Read More
Rebecca Dana is leaving The Wall Street Journal for the Daily Beast, Tina Brown’s Web magazine at IAC.
Dana, who wrote the NYTV column for The Observer before she joined The Journal in 2007, will become the fashion and entertainment correspondent at the Daily Beast. She “will also be doing some editing” and media Read More
You Started It
To the Editor:
Ron Rosenbaum’s recent article on Isaac Singer, in which he proposed yet a fourth point of view as to what the “Creator” is actually like, probably comes closest to the mark [“Isaac Bashevis Singer Comes Back From Dead as the Anti-Theist,” Edgy Enthusiast, Jan. 8]. I propose yet another Read More
I have to begin, unfortunately, by correcting the record: In a story about Alan Hevesi in this week’s paper, I made the bone-headed error of attributing a number of quotes to Ken Sunshine that weren’t his. I didn’t interview him for the story on the record or off, and the inclusion of his name Read More
The truly awesome ‘Trader Monthly.’
This morning, assistant managing editor and web editor Jake Brooks distributed a surprising email. (It follows after the jump.)
His email announced a stunning victory over the staff of Trader Monthly at last night’s softball game in East River Park. This morning, the bullpen was abuzz.
“They Read More
Dan Rather and CBS News president Sean McManus had their end-of-the-Rather-era lunch today, as scheduled. The meal was at media hotspot Gabriel’s, on 60th Street and Broadway, and lasted two hours, according to a source with knowledge of the lunch. They were “amiable and engaged in energetic conversation” throughout. Both had the ravioli.
–Rebecca Read More
ABC News executives have suspended Weekend Good Morning America executive producer John Green for a month, after two politically charged personal e-mails Green sent to a colleague were leaked to the press, according to two network sources.
In one e-mail, sent during a presidential debate on Sept. 30, 2004, Green wrote, “Are you watching Read More
To the Editor:
Thanks to Ben Smith for the article about Al Gore [“Gore Is Bigger Than Ever!”, Jan. 30].
I had the pleasure of hearing him at the D.A.R. Hall in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Day, talking about the Constitutional crisis in the communications monitoring by the government. Read More
Ben digs into Hilary’s nuanced stance on the Iraq war amidst the pressure of polarized national politics.
Matt Schuerman assesses the status of Ground Zero in the wake of Mike’s LMDC board appointments.
I dash to D.C. and chat with Congressman Bob Menendez, who seems to be winning a four-way scramble for Read More