Department of Complaints
The summer travel issue of T, the Times‘s luxury magazine that was included in this Sunday’s paper, drew some reader criticism, public editor Margaret Sullivan noted today in a blog post.
The cover showed a rather slender model dressed in a lace one piece, with wet hair and a leather jacket slung over one shoulder and the accompanying feature, which was a round-up of models in black bathing suits and leather cover ups, promoted readers to declare the model too thin and too young, and the feature too bondadge-y.
The luxury magazine musical chairs continue. Kristina O’Neill, Harper’s Bazaar’s executive editor, is leaving Hearst to edit WSJ. Magazine. Last month, The New York Times poached former WSJ editrix Deborah Needleman for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Ms. Needleman replaced Sally Singer at the Times’s luxury glossy.
Ms. O’Neill, who held editorial roles at New York magazine and Time Out New York before moving to Harper’s Bazaar in 2000, will report to Ruth Altchek. Ms. Altcheck will oversee the Off Duty lifestyle section and WSJ. Magazine in the newly created role of editorial director for WSJ Weekend.
Evelyn Rusli is leaving the The New York Times to become the West Coast technology correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Rusli has been writing about Wall Street and technology for DealBook, Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Times’ business blog, since 2010.
Deborah Needleman will leave WSJ, the Wall Street Journal‘s glossy mag, to become the new editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, it was announced today.
The not-unexpected news comes after the abrupt departure of Sally Singer at the end of the summer.
Deborah Needleman is hiring up former Domino staffers at The Wall Street Journal to work on the launch of her Saturday lifestyle section, which is coming later this month according to Memo Pad.
Ms. Needleman has tapped Ruth Altchek, her features editor at Domino, to be her news editor and deputy. Former Domino editor-at-large Read More
The Times and The Journal have been warring on several fronts—in New York, with business and national and political coverage—and now it appears we can add the luxury magazine business firmly to the mix.
Let’s call it the new Elle vs. Vogue! Maybe that’s wishful thinking from a media reporter, but The Read More
Robert Thomson writes a typically Thomsonian memo this afternoon — guess what! he uses the word panglossian! — to announce the news of Deborah Needleman’s new appointment at WSJ.
From: Thomson, Robert
To: WSJ All News Staff
Sent: Tue Jul 27 11:01:44 2010
Subject: Deborah Needleman
I am delighted to announce Read More
Robert Thomson announced this morning that he has tapped former Domino editor Deborah Needleman, who has lately been working on a weekend lifestlye section for his Wall Street Journal, to run WSJ., the Journal‘s glossy.
Ms. Needleman replaces Tina Gaudoin, who ran WSJ. since it launched in 2008 until this summer, when she Read More
Working For the weekend
Who will grab the reins of Robert Thomson’s glossy, WSJ.? Memo Pad has a short list of names to replace editor Tina Gaudoin, who will resign from her post after closing the September/October issue. She is moving to Europe to be closer to her husband and work on fashion coverage for the Journal. Read More
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When The Wall Street Journal decided to develop a New York section, it shelved plans for an expanded Weekend section, despite the fact that all studies seemed to indicate Greater New York would lose money and the Weekend section would make plenty of it. Now there are plans, finally, to relaunch it in the fall. Read More