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 the beginning 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 harmony. Read More
“Did you see Tina Fey and Sheryl Crow are wearing the same dress?” CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl whispered to a friend at the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday morning, April 19. And there they were: Ms. Crow and Ms. Fey in almost-identical floral Dolce & Gabbana fitted Read More
All the News That’s Fit to Print All the News We Want to Read: animal stories, all the time. But no mention of Jill Abramson’s Puppy Diaries, which seems like a glaring omission.
In recent weeks, The New York Times’ national desk has undergone quite a face-lift. There’s a new editor, Rick Berke. There is a new deputy editor in Adam Bryant. And there will be a new Los Angeles bureau chief in Adam Nagourney.
Two editors will leave the department—Suzanne Daley, the outgoing editor, and Dean Murphy, Read More
The New York Times is cutting 100 jobs by the end of the year, the Times‘ editor Bill Keller just announced to the staff via email.
“This is not a good day,” said John Geddes, the paper’s managing editor to the assembled staff in the newsroom after reading Mr. Keller’s email aloud (Mr. Keller wasn’t at Read More
On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Arthur Sulzberger will host his annual “State of The Times” meeting for Times employees, which is generally a sleepy and awkward affair with lots of corporate cheerleading. (Last year, Mr. Sulzberger started the proceedings by playing a slideshow touting all of the paper’s accomplishments with Coldplay’s “Clocks” playing in the background. Read More
Eighteen months ago, at the Marriott Hotel on West Street in the Financial District, Rupert Murdoch had his first meeting as owner of The Wall Street Journal with the newspaper’s bureau chiefs and senior editors.
Over dinner and cocktails, Mr. Murdoch started beating a drum about things he wanted to add to The Wall Read More