When the journalist David Dobbs first had the idea of writing an article about his mother’s love affair with a flight surgeon during World War II, he initially went the traditional route: he pitched the story to several magazines. Mr. Dobbs, who has written for The New York Times Magazine, Wired and National Geographic, usually writes about science, so the piece was a bit of a departure. The magazines he approached turned him down. He suspected at the time that the scale of the story was one problem—it was a complicated tale, hard to fit in a magazine, even at 6,000 or 8,000 words. Dedicated to his story despite the rejections, Mr. Dobbs started talking to Evan Ratliff, editor and co-founder of the online startup The Atavist, a self-described “boutique publishing house” that produces non-fiction articles for e-readers and smart phones.
Reserve some extra time on the playground courts: The New York Times Magazine and Sports Illustrated are both working on their crossovers this summer. The Times Magazine, having launched its T lifestyle magazines, has a monthly sports magazine under development; SI, meanwhile, is looking at spinning off a lifestyle title.
Both projects are at the Read More
I suppose there are some people who say we should have acquired Cosmo or Rolling Stone or something like that.-Paul Steiger, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal
When the editors and writers of The Wall Street Journal returned to their offices in the World Financial Center in August, it felt like a fresh Read More
It was the Al Gore you never saw during the Presidential campaign: the uncensored, uncombed, unburdened Al Gore, blithely slugging Heinekens and shaking his big Tennessee rump to John Popper’s shrill harmonica. And boy, did he sweat like something else.
Al Gore’s inner Paris Hilton was exposed on Dec. 15 by the New York Daily Read More
Business does not appear to be slowing down at the Chelsea Commons, the favored restaurant and bar on West 24th Street for staff going-away parties at the New York Daily News .
“Every time you log onto the computer you see another farewell party,” said one newsroom source. “It gets a little dispiriting to start Read More