The issue of the New Yorker available online today contains staff writer Nick Paumgarten’s Davos diary which, while not the juiciest, at least offers an honest explanation of why coverage of the World Economic Forum’s annual boondoggle is always so dull:
Between today and June 22, the former Davos producer Richard Attias is hoping to sign up about 150 more executives for his New York Forum, the new 36-hour conference that I wrote about in this week’s Observer. Whether or not Mr. Attias can do that will have a lot do with the Read More
“My events have always a soul, emotion and social responsibility,” the Frenchman Richard Attias said Saturday morning, May 1, sitting on a couch in the Gramercy Park Hotel’s rooftop garden. “It’s very important. Because we cannot be superficial; it is nonsense to be superficial. You have to deliver a message.”
Mr. Attias, who used to Read More
"[W]hen the current [New Yorker] editor, David Remnick, ordered up a bunch of articles for the magazine’s formidable presidential inauguration issue, some of the reporters drove to Washington and stayed at friends’ houses. Mr. Remnick, who was among those who bunked with a friend in Washington, declined comment, beyond suggesting it was just common sense Read More
Five years from now, The New York Times is going to be an object published on newsprint—loaded onto trucks in College Point, hauled to distribution depots and stuffed into blue plastic bags. It will smudge your hands.
On Feb. 14, New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. is scheduled to address his paper’s staff Read More
Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of the New York Times, has taken some flack for sounding a bit glum about the prospects for print journalism at the World Economic Conference, held last month in Davos.
On Feb. 8, the newspaper Ha’aretz quoted Mr. Sulzberger thusly, responding to a question about whether the Read More
On Jan. 23, Arianna Huffington was in a hydrogen-powered BMW, traversing the snow-capped scenery between Munich, Germany, and Davos, Switzerland. She was bound for a dangerous blizzard of social networkers, pundits and princes.
“I believe that for as long as you and I are going be alive, there will be old media and new media,” Read More
The Lower East Side blog drinking scene claimed its first victim when DealBreaker’s John Carney was run down in the wee hours of January 14. A guide to the dangerously thirsty bloggy zone of Hell Square.
The Transom goes to Sundance. (As Brad Pitt.)
Jared Paul Stern: Free at last.
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For media figures who have previously made the climb to the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, a new peak beckons: In planning the January 2007 edition of the event, Davos organizers are quietly passing around a list of prospective members of an even loftier sub-organization, to be known as the International Media Council.
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A tidbit from the meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative at the Time Warner Center today: Laura Bush will participate in September’s second Davos-on-Hudson.
Murdoch will be there too, of course. And the main underwriter, again, is Tom Golisano, incongruously seated front and center between his wife and Democratic partisan warrior John Read More