David Carr is not high on Newsweek‘s prospects for finding many potential suitors.
He reports that Thomson Reutuers, which took an early look at buying the magazine, is no longer interested. He said that parlor game favorites like The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast are also not interested.
He did find one Read More
This week in The Times David Carr takes a look at MinnPost.com, a regional news site based in Minneapolis and run by Joel Kramer, a former editor, publisher and president of the Star Tribune.
Mr. Kramer is a career newspaper man, who began his work in the news business at age Read More
David Carr marvels at the maddeningly low-brow, mystically formulaic craft of writing headlines for the web in his column today.
Mr. Carr presents an example from The Huffington Post — “Obama Rejects Rush Limbaugh Golf Match: Rush ‘Can Play With Himself’” — to show what best practice has to offer in Read More
The fairytale romance of Hiram Monserrate and Karla Giraldo ends. [NYP]
Syracuse students didn’t really get naked to protest Jamie Dimon. [NYP]
Uncharted frontiers of fatty meat: sheep-pig bacon. [NYDN]
Analyzing NBC’s leaked fall lineup. [BI]
Gramercy Park showdown! [WSJ] Read More
“Maybe you’re even reading [this column] on your smartphone or Kindle,” speculated Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel in a blog post introducing the redesigned TheNation.com, which went live last night. “It’s now far more likely you found us on Twitter than in a bookstore, and you might be following my Read More
Last October, David Carr wrote about the Stats Monkey, a sportswriting robot being developed at Northwestern University. Now Business Week has returned to check in on the thing. Their findings? It’s getting smarter (or at least less bad)!
The company says it is continually trying to make the system “a less Read More
Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson and Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. met last week for the first time. They were at the Manhattan apartment of Sir Martin Sorrell, head of the big WPP advertising firm, and they were there for a dinner on the night of April 6.
Mr. Sulzberger approached Mr. Thomson Read More
Daily Intel got David Carr to talk about his noticeable enjoyment of the iPad.
Mr. Carr admits he has “fanboy tendencies” and says he “really [likes] discovery.”
As for the charge that his enthusiasm could be mistaken for an Apple ad, he says perhaps that’s fair, but he’s a little defiant. Read More
Now that the David Paterson saga has moved into the realm of Real Things as opposed to Speculation, we reach what was perhaps an inevitable development: the story about the stories about the story is now the subject of a Media Equation column by David Carr.
Discussing the Paterson rumors as well as other recent Read More
A year ago, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, a California-based contributor to the Awl and Gawker, named 26-year-old Manhattanite Katie Baker among her favorite female bloggers in a blog post. Ms. Baker linked appreciatively to the post on her Tumblr, calling Ms. Vargas-Cooper, whom she’d never met, “a lady I luv.” After that, “the lovefest continued,” said Ms. Read More