Last Thursday, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller delivered a speech to the paper’s digital team at TheTimesCenter on West 41st Street, outlining several tasks and areas of focus for the next couple of months. Since Jon Landman became culture editor, and left behind his position as the liaison between the newsroom Read More
Early next year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will begin accepting applications for new, and maybe even unconventional, top-level doman addresses besides .com, .org and .net. Not only will they be recieving one from the city of New York for a “.NYC” address, but also from the Dot Gay Alliance, Read More
Before the release last Tuesday of his new book Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves, author Adam Penenberg, a New York University journalism professor and Fast Company contributor, crafted a new media strategy that banked on the Internet’s chatty users spreading his words.
He Read More
After Bill Keller sent out an announcement that New York Times would cut 100 newsroom jobs by the end of the year, Richard Perez-Pena wrote up a post on the Media Decoder blog about the cuts. Several New York Times reporters noted on their Twitter accounts Read More
Amy Hertz, the Huffington Post‘s new books section editor, who is also holding down her editing job at a Penguin division, has a little clarification for all the publicists who have been spamming her inbox with pitches:
“This is NOT a book review section.”
“Let me say that again, because I know Read More
Foursquare, the location-based mobile application that the Observer has featured several times, has (finally!) earned a profile in the New York Times.
As co-creator Dennis Crowley told us in July, Foursquare’s next step was to “aim past the nerds.” Mr. Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai Read More
If the NYTimes.com most-emailed list was curated by Aunt Mabel, Digg.com’s ‘top news in all content’ list is probably generated by her 20- (or 30-) something nephew: a Twittering, iPhone wielding, card-carrying member of Generation Wii. Here’s what this dude (we’ll call him Kevin) and the rest of Diggnation have been Diggin’ in Read More
Looks like Tina Brown’s Daily Beast may be riding on Arianna Huffington’s charitable coat tails with the launch of Giving Beast, a new vertical that encourages users to read blog posts and stories about cause-related news and opinion, then click on links and widgets to find out how to get involved. Read More
Tired of clicking around YouTube and iTunes for online videos of substance? Search no more! The Observer has your weekly handy guide to what’s worth watching on the Web.
Chaplin on Hulu — While Roman Polanski’s scandal rages in Paris, Hulu thought it was about time to post Sir Richard Attenborough’s 1992 movie Read More
The New York Times digital team recently launched Custom Times Feeds, an online tool that allows users to create their own news feeds of Times articles based on the people, places and topics they care about.
For instance: If a Times reader wants to read every article on, Read More