It feels like a burden has been lifted from me,” Martin Peretz said on Feb. 27.
For the first time in three decades, Mr. Peretz, 68, no longer owns a stake in The New Republic. He was on the phone from Cambridge, Mass., some two hours after the Canadian media conglomerate CanWest Global Communications announced Read More
The Wall Street Journal news staff can live with occasional opposition from the paper’s editorial page. What it can’t live with is the editorial page’s support.
“People feel like we’re walking around with knives in our backs,” one news staffer said. “We rely on our editors to stick up for us. There’s really a Read More
The empty real estate near the top of the Wall Street Journal masthead got some new tenants yesterday, as five editors were bumped up the org chart. The moves fill spaces left by departed deputy managing editors Stephen Adler, Joanne Lipman, and Byron Calame.
Adler and Lipman’s departures–for Business Week and Conde Nast–had left Read More
When The Wall Street Journal unveiled its redesign last April, executives from the paper’s parent company, Dow Jones, treated the moment with the blustery fanfare of a Krispy Kreme grand opening. On street corners all over Manhattan, vendors shoved free copies into people’s arms. Mannequins gripped The Journal in the windows at Saks. The paper’s Read More
After George Bush’s Oct. 7 speech in Cincinnati, where he evoked the Cuban missile crisis and laid out his case for waging war on Iraq, newspaper editors were wondering how soon they would need to tell their reporters to unpack their flak jackets and grab a satellite phone.
“It’s preparing for Wave 2,” said Paul Read More
On Sept. 11, a view of the empty sky and hollowed-out ground where the Twin Towers once stood will be broadcast to the nation from the offices of The Wall Street Journal . The paper, which only returned to its space at the World Financial Center in early August, will provide the terrace of its Read More
Paul Steiger, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal , stood on a desk in the paper’s temporary newsroom in South Brunswick, N.J. It had been five weeks since the terrorist attack of Sept. 11 had made The Journal’s offices at the World Financial Center uninhabitable, scattering the newspaper’s operations to various locations across the Read More
Seven Pulitzers. They didn’t expect that haul even within The New York Times.
“How many could they possibly give us?” a Times source wondered the week before the Pulitzers were awarded on
April 8. “Would
they go as high as five or six for one paper? They deliberately don’t
want to do that.”
Until recently, it would have been hard to imagine The Wall Street Journal as a wartime newspaper. But since Sept. 11, that’s exactly what the paper has become. Over the past seven weeks, the staff of the 112-year-old Journal -which evacuated its World Financial Center headquarters during the World Trade Center attack-has functioned as a Read More