New York Times is Not on it
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Update: Invisible Child has now gone live on the Times’s website. Guess we don’t have to wait till the morninng after all. Thanks Twitter/Buzzfeed!
Sunday is the worst time in the world for news junkies. Sure, they’ve got their analysis from Meet the Press, international half-truthsies from 60 Minutes and fake trend stories from The New York Times, topped off with a good dose of Charlie Rose-flavored methadone to keep the shakes away until you can get the real shit again Monday morning.
But enough chatter, it’s time to give momma her 24/7 newscycle fix. Why toy with us, New York Times editor Carolyn Ryan? She must have known how desperate we were for real news when she tweeted at 7:59 p.m.
Only to follow it up with:
WHAAAAT! What is it?? Tell us!
The internet was like the NYT–that is to say, “on it“–as everyone scrambled to think of #NYTGUESSES of what this incredible scoop might be.
Some of the best guesses, below:
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Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that Amazon will use drones to deliver packages. ( Read More
Carolyn Ryan will move from metro editor to political editor at The New York Times, the paper announced today. Meanwhile, Wendell Jamieson, who, as per the memo, has a heart that “beats Noir New York” will move up from deputy editor to helm the Metro section.
The change comes early in the election cycle, but apparently, there is a lot going on.
off the record
The streets of Williamsburg saw an unusual uptick in sensible high heels last Tuesday evening, when a couple hundred journalists, writers and editors dressed in summer office casual filed out of the Bedford Avenue station and into the muggy front room of Public Assembly, forming a line out the door. They were there to attend a story-pitching clinic for female journalists, titled, somewhat preciously, “Throw Like a Girl.”
Once inside, they stood shoulder-to-shoulder, sipping beers, while New York Times reporter Amy O’Leary asked a panel of editors and writers to talk about moxie.
Why was it, Ms. O’Leary wondered, that as a young freelancer she had spent months refining every pitch while her male peers tossed off story proposals from every statistic or idea they encountered?
After more than a half a decade as police headquarters bureau chief for The New York Times, Al Baker has vacated the mouse-infested reporters’ “shack” at One Police Plaza, making way for some rare new blood at the Times.
On Monday, he was succeeded by Wendy Ruderman, who was hired away from the Philadelphia Daily News for the post early last month. The self-described “pint-size” investigative reporter won a 2010 Pulitzer for her reporting on a corrupt narcotics unit in the Philadelphia Police Department.
Mr. Baker has moved to the public education beat, Joseph Goldstein will continue representing the Times in the shack, along with Ms. Ruderman.
Yesterday, The New York Times dropped a juicy political micro-scandal: Marc Cenedella, the deep-pocketed Republican activist expected to challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012, appears to have endorsed—if not written—a blog about, among other things, sex and drugs.
Eric Gioia won’t be kept down, even when remaining seated is part of the rules of a candidate forum, like it was last night at an event hosted by C.U.N.Y. Law School for the Democratic candidates for public advocate. This clip shows Gioia standing to deliver his remarks after the moderator, New York Times Metro Read More
Carolyn Ryan, most recently a deputy managing editor at the Boston Globe, is staying within the Times Company family: She’s just been named a deputy metro editor for government and politics at the New York Times. Unfortunately, Ms. Ryan’s exit happens at a time when about two dozen Globe staffers have accepted buyouts.
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