Tomorrow night marks the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. Members of the press corps (including some Media Mob contributors who are already on their way—note low posting rate today!) will have a chance to clink glasses with the president and his cabinet and remind themselves that despite five years of Read More
Michael Kelly and Mary Beth Maioli
Met: Oct. 13, 2005
Engaged: July 3, 2006
Projected Wedding Date: May 12, 2007
After a few months of dating Michael Kelly, Mary Beth Maioli, who is something of an indie-music snob, started a campaign against his David Gray collection. “I have no culture,” conceded Read More
“Yesterday, I had drinks with a New York Times fact-checker,” said David Bradley, the multimillionaire owner of The Atlantic.
In April, Mr. Bradley had announced that he would be uprooting the magazine from its ancestral soil in Boston and replanting it in Washington, D.C. By year’s end, The Atlantic is supposed to be on the Read More
During the hollow hours after the death in Iraq of Michael Kelly, a Boston reporter got through to me and suggested that the key to Kelly’s editorial success at The Atlantic was his parallel role as a journalist. I asked the reporter to explain. He wondered if what distinguished Kelly’s leadership was his ability to Read More
Joe Klein-the writer made famous when he copped to being Anonymous, author of Primary Colors -is leaving The New Yorker for Time magazine. Mr. Klein’s hiring will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 4, by Time managing editor Jim Kelly.
Mr. Klein, 56, told Off the Record on Dec. 3 that he will write a weekly Read More
Since Sept. 11, one of the biggest changes at The New York Times has been the increased role that the paper’s top-level editors have played in the daily editing. While this development was motivated by local and world events, there’s a concern–or at least a curiosity–among certain Times staffers that the paper’s top editors will Read More
The big news in Room 9 on May 22 was puppies. After a month of constant and bizarre news cycles, all was quiet in the City Hall press room, save for chatter about Mayor Giuliani’s cuddly photo-op. Mr. Giuliani’s decision to drop out of the Senate race on May 19 meant that the hard-edged political Read More
WILL COLUMNIST-TURNED-EDITOR Michael Kelly get the best out of The Atlantic Monthly –knock some roughness and vibrancy into that genteel publication–or will it get the best of him?
“It is a little bit more formal than some places,” Mr. Kelly said, soon after putting the final touches on his first issue, which will be out Read More
David Bradley, the new owner of the 142-year-old Atlantic Monthly , is a budding magazine mogul. In 1997, he purchased The National Journal , a Washington, D.C., specialty publication with around 6,500 subscribers paying $1,047 per year, and turned it into a little magazine with buzz. He pulled off this feat simply by throwing big Read More
Not long before he was unmasked as something less than an honest journalist, 25-year-old New Republic associate editor Stephen Glass was pitching colleagues on a hoax of talk-show host Jerry Springer. He scripted an elaborate Springer-worthy melodrama–complete with a bisexual love triangle, an attempted murder by rat poisoning and an emotional show-ending marriage proposal–and convinced Read More