The Times and The Journal have been warring on several fronts—in New York, with business and national and political coverage—and now it appears we can add the luxury magazine business firmly to the mix.
Let’s call it the new Elle vs. Vogue! Maybe that’s wishful thinking from a media reporter, but The Read More
Just over four years ago, The New York Times’ magazine empire was getting bigger and richer, and a reward was in order. In March 2006, executive editor Bill Keller announced that his old friend Gerry Marzorati would be put on the newspaper’s masthead, a gilded spot alongside the other top editors at the newspaper. Mr. Read More
Highlander V was the last and largest of Malcolm Forbes’ yachts. In the ’80s, Mr. Forbes would throw parties on the boat for potential advertisers, his friends, captains of industry and politicians. Much like the galleries on the first floor of the Forbes Building on Fifth Avenue, Mr. Forbes used the boat to display items Read More
“One day there will be a book called ‘The Collected Legal Works of Gawker Media,’” said Gaby Darbyshire, the company’s 39-year-old COO and head lawyer.
It was a recent Thursday afternoon, and Ms. Darbyshire was sitting on a couch in her loft in Little Italy. She pulled out her laptop and showed The Observer Read More
According to Michael Rideout, the 37-year-old founder of Rideout Media Group, magazines have it all wrong. “I actually saw a 30-second ad for someone to subscribe to a magazine the other day,” Mr. Rideout said last week over a bowl of asparagus soup at a Lower East Side diner. “I was like, ‘Wow, that company Read More
When Robin Bierstedt joined the Time Inc. legal department in 1983, there were 20 active libel cases pending against the company. In her 27-year career, she has taken on dozens of spurned public figures, officials and organizations (hello, Church of Scientology!), all of whom had a serious legal beef with Time Inc.
If you’re an editor these days, grab a soapbox and talk about a paywall.
Last month, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger hit New York and went on Charlie Rose to talk about what a tragedy it would be for editors to charge readers for content. “I think it is a very profound statement journalistically to Read More
It’s been nearly a week since Lynn Hirschberg’s M.I.A. profile was posted to The Times’ Web site, and the Truffle Kerfuffle continues.
Over Memorial Day Weekend, M.I.A. posted two audio recordings from her interview with The Times that she–eep!–secretly taped. Ms. Hirschberg told us she had no idea that M.I.A. was recording Read More
Last fall, the midtown media eatery Michael’s launched a Twitter feed. Since then, every weekday the restaurant has sent out tweets-ranging from around a dozen to several dozen-listing the swells who are eating there.
You go to Michael’s to be seen. So with the media world about to rest a wee bit easier as Read More
It has been only a week since Washington Post Co.’s chairman, Donald Graham, announced that Newsweek was on the block, but already a few big media players are taking an early look at the newsweekly.
Thomson Reuters and Politico owner Allbritton Communications have expressed interest out of the gate, according to people Read More