The City Room’s post authored by Sewell Chan on the death of Heath Ledger has reached 1.78 million page views, a spokeswoman said. The Times can’t confirm whether it’s an all-time record for a nytimes.com blog post, but it’s probably awfully close. Editor Jonathan Landman wrote in an e-mail this morning: By the end Read More
Mike Nizza, who’s been heavily involved with NYTimes.com over the past four years, managing presentation of news, is becoming a reporter. And not just that: He’ll be taking over the Lede blog, previously written by Tom Zeller, who split for National Geographic last month.
Memo after the jump
Deputy managing editor and digital honcho Jon Landman sent a staff memo around the New York Times today, offically announcing Urbanite, “a daily newsletter devoted to some of the best stuff to do in New York today.” It is, he writes, “the second-biggest premiere in New York this week.” Edited by Arts & Leisure chief Read More
Are you feeling lucky, Nicholas Kristof? When The New York Times moves to its new Eighth Avenue headquarters next year, the 10th floor will become the 13th floor.
Progress is not sentimental. So next spring, the opinion-page offices will be pried out of their ornate and ancient home on the upper floors of West 43rd Read More
This past weekend, the New York Times published the first issue of Key, a quarterly real estate magazine packed with 150 pages of features and full-page color ads of new condominiums and modern furniture.
Today, the paper officially killed The Walk Through, its real estate blog. The decision to discontinue the blog does not come Read More
New York Times fix-it editor Jonathan Landman, having turned the refurbished culture report over to Sam Sifton, now finds the rattling chassis of the Times‘ Web and television operations parked under his shade tree. His August 23 start date should give him somewhere between one and five weeks to get the paper’s TimeSelect partial-pay Web Read More
The American skyline of the future will have to get along without any more chunks of quartz, children’s balloons or moon palaces: Herbert Muschamp, The New York Times ‘ fanciful architecture critic, has told his bosses that he’s getting tired of his current duties and intends to step down before long.
“He’s still the architecture Read More
Jonathan Landman, the newly appointed culture editor of The New York Times , said that he’s “rusty as hell” at playing the cello. But Mr. Landman, previously The Times ‘ assistant managing editor for enterprise, declined to discuss his taste in music or movies.
“I guess I’m slightly stupider about culture than I was about Read More
On the afternoon of Monday, May 19, book agent David Vigliano was busy buffing up a five-page proposal to circulate to Hollywood executives: the story of Jayson Blair, a troubled black journalist whose overweening ambition, fueled by the politics of race and inflamed by substance abuse, led him to lie and mislead the public in Read More
This is only the beginning of it, not the end. You think you’ve heard a lot, but you ain’t heard nothin’. Yet.
The New York Times jumped on its scandal and scrubbed hard on Sunday, harder than readers could believe. But the scandal hasn’t gone away.
“This is the worst ten days I’ve Read More