Glenn Kramon, The New York Times‘ assistant managing editor for enterprise has been appointed the paper’s technology editor, Dean Murphy, the newly appointed editor for Business Day, announced in an internal memo this morning. Mr. Kramon will move to San Francisco, where he will replace Damon Darlin. No word yet on what’s next for Mr. Darlin.
Mr. Kramon has been the paper’s assistant managing editor for enterprise since 2006. The Times‘ former executive editor Bill Keller appointed Mr. Kramon to the position “with a mandate to stimulate and manage original New York Times reporting ventures across the newsroom.”
Chris Buckley, a correspondent for The New York Times, and his family had to leave mainland China and fly to Hong Kong today because his visa was not renewed, the Times reports. Mr. Buckley has worked in China since 2000 and returned to the Times in September after reporting for Reuters. Although the Times applied for Mr. Buckley’s visa transfer at the time, the Chinese authorities failed to grant the journalist credentials before the start of 2013.
Has everyone read Melena Ryzik’s crackerjack profile of prolific actor Sir Michael Caine in The New York Times? It’s pretty great! He explains his “eye trick” for looking at both a camera and subject simultaneously, the weird back-story he made up for Alfred in Nolan’s Batman series (though it’s pretty inconsistent, since he talks about Bruce Wayne meeting Alfred in a military mess hall, when we all KNOW that Alfred has been with the Wayne family since before Bruce was born, no d’uh), and how he slept with all of Hollywood and everything before falling for his wife after seeing her in a commercial for Maxwell Coffee.
But there was one specific quote of Caine’s, seemingly benign, that made us believe both he and the Times were in on the most famous joke about the actor.
Media Winter Redux
It’s even chillier than we thought over at The New York Times. They are looking for 60 volunteers to take buyouts–not 30 as detailed in executive editor Jill Abramson’s memo, Keith Kelly reports in the Post.
“I hope the needed savings can be achieved through voluntary buyouts but if not, I will be forced to go to layoffs among the excluded staff. I expect that I will have to reduce the excluded staff by about 30 positions,” Ms. Abramson wrote last week. “Excluded staff” means editors and management who are not members of the Newspaper Guild.
The New York Times is bringing reporter Ravi Somaiya back stateside after an extended stint in London. Mr. Somaiya covered some of the more exciting stories to come out of Great Britain of late–phone hacking, Julian Assange, British riots, the Olympics.
“Happy to announce that I’ll be heading to the New York to work in the NYT mothership as of December 10. Thanks for everything London!” Mr. Somaiya tweeted earlier today.
While New Yorkers have created a lot of great holiday meal traditions–that whole “Chinese food on Christmas Eve” thing was totally ours–Thanksgiving has always been sort of a hodgepodge. If New York is a melting pot of culture, we might need a little more salt when it comes to figuring out how to take the Thanksgiving meal from home and transport it here.
Or we can just give up and order a turkey from Trader Joe’s.
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While many residents of the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island are subsisting on donated foodstuffs and shelter meals, some people in Manhattan totally broke their diets and indulged on junk food during Hurricane Sandy, The New York Times reports.
Continuing their trenchant reporting on the mild inconveniences suffered by monied Manhattanites during the storm—including the harrowing tale of a woman in the Village who was forced to flush her toilet with white zinfandel in the aftermath of the hurricane (oh the horror!)—the grey lady now brings us a story about people who may have put on a few pounds. They’ve even developed a name for this terrible scourge of the downtown: the Sandy five.
The New York Time lifted their paywall as a public service during the storm. But the storm’s over, the recovery is slowly inching along and it’s time to get back to business. And let’s face it. Newspapers are business. So later today, the Times will begin charging again.
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Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times public editor, is not amused by golden-boy statistician Nate Silver’s latest antics.
This afternoon, the FiveThirtyEight blogger and Times writer challenged Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough to a 21st century type of duel. The terms? If Barack Obama wins, Mr. Scarborough will have to pay up. If Mitt Romney wins, Mr. Silver will pay. The wager? A $2,000 (it was raised from the original $1,000) donation to the Red Cross. The method for laying down the challenge? Twitter, of course. It is 2012, after all.