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The New York Times is rethinking its Sunday magazine before deciding on a new editor to replace Hugo Lindgren, editor in chief Jill Abramson announced in an email that went out to the staff late this morning.
Los Angeles ladies take notice: Rupert Murdoch is back on the market. (The New York Times)
Tim Armstrong is finally winding down Patch, which David Carr terms the AOL CEO’s “White Whale.” (The New York Times)
Matt Bai is leaving The New York Times Magazine, where he has covered politics since 2002, for Yahoo News. In his new post, he will be a national political columnist.
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When Hugo Lindgren took over as editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine in 2010, publisher Arthur Sulzberger asked whether he was going to keep the magazine’s signature “On Language” column.
“I hope I’m not talking out of school here,” Mr. Lindgren said, recollecting the incident. But in fact, he was talking in a school. He was addressing the magazine program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
“Last night we did a version of this where we walked down the aisle!” said Atlantic senior editor Hanna Rosin at the beginning of a debate last Wednesday at the Maritime Hotel, on occasion of the publication of her book, The End of Men. “It was like our wedding!”
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Hugo Lindgren set Twitter speculating about who would be The New York Times Magazine‘s new Ethicist today when he teased, “It’s a little scary when The Ethicist starts following you.” But only briefly.
A new Ethicist Twitter account (@nytethicist) has been formed, Longform founder Max Linsky quickly pointed out, and it follows two people: the Times mag and Mr. Lindgren. Its bio is quite revealing: “I write the Ethicist column for @NYTmag and also tweet as @CKlosterman.”
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Hugo Lindgren, ethical feminist, entered Reddit’s Ask Me Anything forum an hour ago to appeal to Reddit readers who have been on the fence about subscribing to The New York Times Magazine.
Of course, the questions soon turn to the important topics of the day: What Girls character did Mr. Lindgren most identify with?
More than a year after Hugo Lindgren took over as editor in chief, The New York Times Magazine is still evolving. Last month it debuted a new column: “They’re Famous! (On the Internet),” by Gaby Dunn, a 23-year-old stand up comedian who has written for Thought Catalog and GOOD.
Unlike the short-lived “Last Month on the Internet” column, a sort of collage of found Internet gems, “They’re Famous!” takes Internet personae for its subject matter but otherwise sticks to the conventions of traditional journalism.
As far as Internet correspondents go, Ms. Dunn is practically embedded.
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New York Times Magazine editor in chief Hugo Lindgren made waves with this week’s cover story, an 8,000-word foreign policy report about Gilad Shalit, the young Israeli soldier held captive in Palestine, for whom Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.
But even more memorable was the cover.
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When Hugo Lindgren poached GQ story editor Joel Lovell for his revamp of The New York Times Magazine late last year, one bonus was that John Jeremiah Sullivan’s byline migrated alongside him. A”Southern editor” and essayist with a National Magazine Award under his belt, Mr. Sullivan was seen as a rising star among GQ Read More