The National Journal has added another ace to its increasingly stacked deck of Washington talent. Veteran Matt Cooper has joined the aggressively relaunching Atlantic Media-owned National Journal Group as managing editor. He will also lead a major beat team that has yet to be determined, according to a release this morning.
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“On the First Amendment,” Judith Miller said, “I am a hard-liner.”
Ms. Miller—the redoubtable, doubtable New York Times scoop artist—was on the phone Monday afternoon, giving an interview on her way to get an interview. The quick-change routine is well practiced by now: from reporter to news object and back again.
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Time continues to bulk up its web presence, following their hirings of blogger Andrew Sullivan and web/print columnist Ana Marie Cox. Today, Time‘s White House correspondent Matt Cooper was promoted to Political Editor of Time.com, Time‘s deputy managing editor Steve Koepp announced. The internal memo follows.
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In its Dec. 5 issue, Time magazine reported that special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald had asked one of its D.C. reporters, Viveca Novak, “to testify under oath about conversations she had with Robert Luskin, [Karl] Rove’s attorney, starting in May 2004.”
Neither Mr. Luskin nor Ms. Novak had expected to see news of those conversations Read More
“I’m tired,” Judith Miller said by phone, two hours after The New York Times announced her retirement from the paper.
Miller, having reached the end of her long standoff with the Times, was preparing for tonight’s previously-scheduled appearance on a panel at the Media Law Resource Center’s annual dinner, along with Time reporter Matt Read More
Time staffers are still waiting for the gavel to fall on Time Inc.’s latest round of cost-cutting announced last week.
While Sports Illustrated staffers received a memo announcing the revocation of perks such as catered meetings and (gasp!) business-class air travel, Time staffers haven’t heard anything similar.
“We’ve had some trouble with e-mail,” Read More
The New York Times has seen tomorrow, and it is Medicaid fraud and man dates! On July 6, Times managing editor Jill Abramson and associate managing editor Rick Berke convened a lunchtime gathering of the paper’s youngest writers—including health-system-exposé scribe Michael Luo and social-trend-piece innovator Jennifer 8. Lee—to urge them to put their stamp on Read More
In today’s print edition, Leon Neyfakh reports (second item) on the particulars of Matt Cooper’s comedy career. For readers hungering for more inside-the-Beltway chuckles, Media Mob presents video of Cooper’s comedy routine. The clip is in QuickTime format.
At lunchtime on July 11, as Time Inc. editor in chief Norman Pearlstine met with Time magazine’s Washington bureau, one reporter confronted him with a computer printout. It was an e-mail from someone who had been an anonymous source for the magazine in the past.
What it said, according to one staffer who was Read More
One well-guarded secret in the press is that nobody necessarily agrees on the terms governing the guarding of secrets. “Deep background,” “not for attribution,” “off the record”–the specific interpretation varies from reporter to reporter and source to source.
Now Newsweek‘s Michael Isikoff has made things even more impenetrable with this week’s revelation that Time‘s Matthew Read More