The newly revitalized Spin magazine is being un-revitalized, Gawker’s big new hire, Blodget’s big new profile, Borowitz’s old trolling tactic attracts new “fans,” and more media stories in today’s Power Lunch.
Beginning next month, Andrew Beaujon will join the Poynter Institute as a media reporter, filling out the void left when Jim Romenesko quit late last year. Mr. Beaujon is currently the arts and entertainment editor at TBD.com, a Washington D.C. news site.
Prior to TBD, Mr. Beaujon worked at Washington City Paper, Martha Stewart Living and SPIN. He is the author of Body Piercing Saved My Life, a nonfiction book about Christian rock.
AP oil spill reporter Harry Weber says the claims of originality in today’s New York Times front page Deepwater Horizon story are “patently false,” according to an internal memo published by Romenesko.
Weber contests the Times’ claims that their reporting makes “it possible to finally piece together the Horizon’s last hours,” and that the events Read More
On Monday, the editors of Vanity Fair posted Mark Bowden’s May 2009 write-around on Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. on the Web. The story, which was Mr. Bowden’s first for the magazine, made quite an impression on the small—and ever-shrinking—community of media reporters and pundits who obsess about The New York Times, not to mention Read More
Lots of people seem to be thinking about The New York Times today. Or is it just us?
The future of the country’s leading newspaper—which as recently as early January was called into doubt by The Atlantic‘s Michael Hirschorn—is touched on in this week’s Time magazine cover story by Walter Isaacson, which Read More
This weekend, The New York Times‘ ‘Social Q’s’ columnist Philip Galanes received the following question:
An acquaintance had her breasts enhanced. She never announced the fact or discussed it. Should I have commented on her new look the first time I saw her? She hasn’t sought my opinion, so I’ve said nothing. Read More
And exhale, everyone. If you have clicked on Romenesko over the last 20 minutes you were redirected to this site and noticed a frighteningly different-looking page–Jim’s Tumblr page, maybe?
It’s not a redesign.
"No, that’s our default when our damn unreliable servers go down," he wrote in response to a question from Media Read More
As you may know if you read half a dozen media news and gossip sites, Howell Raines profiled the Poynter Institute’s Jim Romenesko in this month’s Portfolio. Mr. Raines calls Mr. Romenesko’s media news site, "a high-tech tom-tom for angst-ridden members of a dying tribe" and calls the man himself "both Read More
Who was the big media star of the weekend? The Huffington Post’s citizen journalist extraordinaire Mayhill Fowler, of course! After her rope line "interview" with Bill Clinton made headlines, Ms. Fowler has found herself at the center of a journalistic ethics-new-new-new media kerfuffle.
Here’s a snapshot of Ms. Fowler’s big weekend Read More
Congratulations to media-blogger Alan Mutter, proprietor of Reflections of a Newsosaur. Dismayed that people spent Election Day e-mailing one another food stories instead of political news, Mutter came up with a blog post that led ultra-detached media-news king Jim Romenesko to briefly drop his deadpan Len Downie mask and Read More