One Woman's Opinion
Ex-Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis does love writing
On Monday, Times Company spokeswoman Catherine Mathis announced that she’d be leaving the company to work at Standard and Poors, the financial analyst. Ms. Mathis was a Company Woman: She protected her bosses, Arthur Sulzberger and Janet Robinson, with all her might and wasn’t the glad-handling PR gossip who hit the circuit to butter up Read More
The New York Times has a public-relations problem.
Every day there seem to be articles, and endless Web and television chatter, about The Times: The Times might shut down The Globe! The Times lost $75 million in the first quarter!
There’s only $34 million left in cash! The Times will stop printing in May! The Read More
There was a time when The New York Times never had to say anything back. If the newspaper caught hell for a story in the popular media, editors at the paper could rely on the time-tested formulation: “The story speaks for itself.” When critics carped about the newspapers’ editorial vision, business plan, or financial position, Read More
Today’s day-after the election issue of The New York Times—the one with the OBAMA banner headline that the paper’s masthead decided on after consulting some of its readers—is selling out fast. (Need proof: Check out this photo from Gawker.)
The paper’s spokeswman, Catherine Mathis, has told us that the paper is Read More
Barry Bearak is on his way home. Here’s the statement from Bill Keller, sent to us through the Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis:
Barry’s family, friends and colleagues are overjoyed that the court threw out the preposterous charges against him, and that he is on his way home. His only offense was honest journalism, telling Zimbabwe’s Read More
Neal Ungerleider of FishBowlNY is reporting that the New York Times "has made an offer to buy" the New York and Boston editions of the free daily Metro. Catherine Mathis, spokeswoman for the Times, said she couldn’t comment to Mr. Ungerleider because of company policy.
Metro has been going through all sorts of Read More
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. has been juggling two things when considering ads like the one that dominated the New York Times home page yesterday: good money from advertisers versus frustrated readers. His decision: to limit those ads to once a month.
Times spokesperson Catherine Mathis writes Media Mob:
When such novel advertisements have been allowed, Read More
Today, a big swath of the nytimes.com home page has been taken over by an Apple ad. Directly below the New York Times banner, there’s a banner ad with a quote from The Wall Street Journal comparing Apple’s Leopard software (favorably) to Windows’ Vista . To the right, in a double-wide skyscraper ad placement, there’s Read More