“There aren’t many dissenters in the room,” said another young man at the party Monday night for Steven Brill’s new book, Class Warfare, about education reform in the United States. The young man, blond, worked with one of the schooling organizations celebrated in the book.
“But, us two,” he continued to The Observer. “We’re certainly Read More
The New York Times’ Sam Sifton is leaving his position as restaurant critic to be the paper’s national editor.
“I’m stepping down as restaurant critic to be the national editor of The Times. #checkplease,” he wrote on Twitter.
In her official announcement posted on the paper’s food blog, newbie Times executive Read More
Two things tend to be givens in the modern-day 24-hour news cycle: One, that something sad and tragic will invariably happen; and two, that when something sad and tragic happens, someone with a large social media following will not hesitate to immediately crack an inappropriate joke about it. (Too Read More
MacMillan Holdings, a book publisher with a stable of authors that includes Edward Abbey and soon-to-be New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, has signed a two-year sublease at 41 Madison Avenue, The Observer has learned.
Between the Arcade Fire that was playing quietly on the computer in her office and the subway token tattoo on her shoulder that she showed off to Gabriel Sherman, New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson seems eerily hip in New York magazine.
Ms. Abramson got the tattoo in 2003 when she returned Read More
Back in May, Times executive editor Bill Keller announced that managing editor Jill Abramson would be taking a detour from her managing editing duties to immerse herself with life on the web. The detour was scheduled for six months while Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet, business editor Larry Ingrassia and foreign editor Susan Chira Read More
When it came time to explain the New York Times‘ stance on blogs this weekend, public editor Clark Hoyt passed the ball to Jill Abramson
Ms. Abramson, The Times‘ managing editor turned digital mastermind (and stringer), explained that The Times brings the same standards to bear on its blogs posts as on its articles. Read More
The Times‘ managing editor-turned-digital mastermind Jill Abramson filed a piece, datelined Port Sulphur, La., for today’s paper about fishermen who have been directly affected by the oil spill.
In print, Ms. Abramson’s piece is embedded within a longer article about the spill’s effect on BP stock.
Ms. Abramson, who until Read More
As far as we can tell, there are three significant reasons why Jill Abramson is getting a six-month leave from her managing editor duties to become the digital czarina. Here they are:
Integrate that Newsroom! And to Help with the Paywall
Obviously, this point can’t be understated. The Times still needs to figure out how Read More
Bill Keller announced in an email to The New York Times staff earlier this afternoon that Jill Abramson will be leaving her post as managing editor for six months to focus on the paper’s digital operations.
The move will help bring what Mr. Keller described as his newsroom’s digital and print “rhythms” into Read More