off the record
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson spoke at SXSW in Austin, Tex. yesterday, further proof of her tolerance for meta-media spectacles previously hinted at by appearances at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Iowa caucuses.
Ms. Abramson, well within her area of expertise, appeared in a conversation about “The Future of the New York Times” with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith.
Less than a year after her predecessor, Bill Keller, wondered aloud in the Times magazine if Twitter was making us stupid, Ms. Abramson said that the real question was whether or not to break news on Twitter without a story to link to. Some of her political reporters wanted to “issue an edict” against it, but she’s not ideological about it. She’d seen on the campaign trail that Twitter was a “revolution” for news gathering.
In this week’s Observer, zine-makers Thessaly LaForce (of The Paris Review) and Jenna Wortham (of The Times) discussed putting together Girl Crush–a publication featuring writing by and about the enviable Jennifer Egan, among others. Ms. LaForce and Ms. Wortham have revealed the Girl Crush cover, and it’s hardly black-on-white Xerox. The peach-colored Read More
Thessaly LaForce, web editor of The Paris Review, and Jenna Wortham, technology reporter for The New York Times, recently came up with the idea for a zine called Girl Crush, about female affection for role models. “It’s someone you want to be like, and someone you think is cool. It’s a slightly Read More
Jenna Wortham issued a cry for help on the Bits blog today. “I’m an information, or digital, hoarder,” she writes. “And it’s starting to ruin my life.”
The 24,000 unread emails across Ms. Wortham’s seven accounts mean that she is starting to miss “Important emails about family health matters, queries from editors and pings Read More
The “investment fund” that’s bankrolled over a dozen hires for BizDay (the one we told you about this morning) has allowed the paper to procure yet another writer.
This time it’s Jenna Wortham from Wired.com. Here’s the memo that was sent out to the business staff:
Larry Ingrassia, Damon Darlin and Vindu Goel Read More