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. 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
In recent weeks, The New York Times’ national desk has undergone quite a face-lift. There’s a new editor, Rick Berke. There is a new deputy editor in Adam Bryant. And there will be a new Los Angeles bureau chief in Adam Nagourney.
Two editors will leave the department—Suzanne Daley, the outgoing editor, and Dean Murphy, Read More
On Tuesday morning, The New York Times filled a seven-month vacancy and announced the hiring of a new spokesman. Bob Christie, a seven-year veteran as spokesman for The Wall Street Journal, will be the Times Company’s senior vice president of corporate communications starting March 22.
In the increasingly visible war between The Times and The Read More
Five days ago, Robert Thomson, the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, wrote a letter to The Times’ executive editor, Bill Keller, about “apparent plagiarism” on The Times’ DealBook blog, in a post by Zachery Kouwe, a 31-year-old business reporter.
The examples laid out by Mr. Thomson were pretty clear-cut: Much of the Read More
On Tuesday morning, the wood of the New York Post howled: “I Did Not Have Sex With That Woman.” There’s a little cutout of David Paterson’s head in the corner of the page. “The Angry Gov,” the subhead reads, “denies raunchy rumors.” It said that he would not resign.
But what woman? What raunchy rumors? Read More
When personal reflection becomes a tabloid prize Read More
“Come to me!” proclaimed John R. MacArthur—better known as Rick—the longtime publisher of Harper’s magazine in a staffwide meeting, which took place two days after he fired Roger Hodge, the magazine’s editor.
Mr. MacArthur was telling his staff that if they had a big writer, or a big manuscript they wanted to get in Read More