Despite reports that everybody was abandoning the Times, lots of people still work there. And some are even sticking around.
The New York Times announced three promotions this afternoon. Janet Elder and Larry Ingrassia will become deputy managing editors and Rebecca Corbett will become an assistant managing editor.
Times public editor Arthur Brisbane criticized the Business Day section’s investment in DealBook in his column this week, and business editor Larry Ingrassia shot back in an internal memo intercepted by Romenesko.
DealBook, the Andrew Ross Sorkin-founded Times blog which now claims a few pages in the print section, focuses on reporting deals hours before they would have been announced and chronicling the lives of Wall Street players like a gossip column. It serves the investors’ appetites, not the public interest, according to Mr. Brisbane.
It struck the Times ombudsman as a foolishly pre-2008 editorial strategy, now that macroeconomic issues dominate business headlines, and now that Wall Street is a downgraded player in international economics.
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
Janet Robinson said this morning on a conference call with investors that nytimes.com had 3 of its 10 best days ever for traffic during the week of Oct. 5. The Web site also recorded three consecutive record-breaking weeks in terms of page views (presumably also during the financial crisis).
She said that "in coming months" Read More
The Times has hired Stephanie Clifford to become their new advertising reporter. Ms. Clifford spent the last three years at Inc. Magazine and before that freelanced for places like Us Weekly and Sports Illustrated Women. She’ll replace Louise Story on the beat, who in turn is getting a new—and unannounced—duty on the business desk. Business Read More
Former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald did not inform his editor at The Times that he suffered from memory loss.
"Kurt never told me that he suffers from memory loss, and to the best of my knowledge he didn’t tell any editor here," wrote Times business editor Larry Ingrassia–who Read More
Brian Stelter, the 21-year-old blogger behind TVNewser.com, graduated from Towson University last month. Next, he’s joining The New York Times.
Mr. Stelter is going to be a staff reporter for the Times business section, according to an internal memo.
It’s not such a surprising move, considering that Mr. Stelter has Read More
“Some day we’ll all be reading our papers electronically,” said Arthur Gelb, who started his career at The New York Times in 1944 and served as the paper’s managing editor from 1986 to 1990. “That’s just the way. Am I happy about it? No, because I lived my life with the wonderful past of the Read More
Today, Times editor Bill Keller announced changes in the paper’s Page 1 meeting schedule. And he insists this move is not just to get AME Rick Berke out of bed earlier: it’s about web strategy.
Full memo after the jump.
Date: Mar 12, 2007
Subject: Note From Bill Keller: New Time, Read More