In Other News, ROUND 'EM UP
Last weekend was a bad time to be Rupert Murdoch. Not only did he shutter British tabloid News of the World after the phone hacking scandal reached epic proportions, but The Wall Street Journal’s champion softball team lost a highly anticipated game…to a bunch of stoners.
- Behold, a Kevin Bacon statue made out of…BACON! We demand a Mia Hamm statue made out of Hamm. And then a companion Jon Hamm ham statue. And then an entire meat museum built next to Madame Tussaud’s. Lady Gaga’s meat dress needs a new home.
- Times’ columnists before-and-after hot-or-not Read More
Lists, The Koch Brothers
Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans came out last week, and (surprise!) some of the country’s richest people are also its most prominent art collectors. Here’s a closer look at the top art lovers to make the list, and what they’re spending all that money on. (Spoiler Read More
Forbes released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans last night, and the two New Yorkers in the top ten have swapped positions. David Koch, the billionaire right-wing Tea Party benefactor, has seen his fortune increase to a hefty $21.5 billion, placing him fifth on the list. Bloomberg’s riches increased as Read More
Yet another person is leaving Newsweek. Yet another awesome hire has been made by the National Journal. And more veterans are leaving Forbes. In other words, Media Monday: situation usual.
Newsweek Washington Web editor Michael Hirsh is joining the National Journal as a chief correspondent, covering “the critical intersection of economic policy, foreign policy, and Read More
Ed Whitacre, who has led General Motors to a vastly new era or optimism and profit, shocked the business world today when he announced that he’s stepping down in a few weeks. His replacement will be a relatively anonymous director named Dan Akerson, currently at the strange and omnipotent Carlyle Group. As Read More
Highlander V was the last and largest of Malcolm Forbes’ yachts. In the ’80s, Mr. Forbes would throw parties on the boat for potential advertisers, his friends, captains of industry and politicians. Much like the galleries on the first floor of the Forbes Building on Fifth Avenue, Mr. Forbes used the boat to display items Read More
Less than a month after Forbes purchased the website True/Slant and brought its founder Lewis Dvorkin into the fold as chief product officer, the company has lost another top editor.
Paul Maidment, the chief editor of Forbes.com and an executive editor of the magazine, has resigned. Today will be his last day, Read More
Today Lewis Dvorkin, the founder of True/Slant, announced that his former employer Forbes is buying his nascent digital news operation, which launched in April 2009.
Forbes was an early investor in the site and will now be bringing True/Slant entirely into the fold.
Here’s Mr. Dvorkin writing about the deal:
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There is nothing met with more enthusiasm among America’s achievers than a semi-meaningless list: this explains the continued existence of U.S. News & World Report.
But why stop at colleges, and graduate programs? Sensing an opening, Forbes has published a list of the nation’s top prep schools. You will be relieved to Read More