BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE IVY
In the event you haven’t heard, there’s a big hullabaloo over who’s going to be the next President of this subjectively important office, and New York Times readers are on it.
The New York Times Company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr and CEO Janet Robinson announced today that they are cutting the salaries of New York Times editors, as well as all employees on the corporate side by 5 percent through the end of December. Mr. Sulzberger, along with Times executive editor Bill Keller, is also asking Read More
Lots of people seem to be thinking about The New York Times today. Or is it just us?
The future of the country’s leading newspaper—which as recently as early January was called into doubt by The Atlantic‘s Michael Hirschorn—is touched on in this week’s Time magazine cover story by Walter Isaacson, which Read More
Today, The Huffington Post’s Media Vertical has a huge, attention-grabbing above-the-scroll headline about The New York Times‘ announcement that the paper is now selling ads on A1, which reads, FRONT PAGE FOR SALE.
It should be noted that the Huffington Post, which was the subject of Simon Dumenco’s Ad Age column Read More
Martin Eisenstadt, principal of the Eisenstadt Group and Senior Fellow at The Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy is on a the mind of a lot of bloggers and cable news talent bookers lately. Apparently Mr. Eisenstadt, as an adviser to Senator John McCain, leaked the story that former Read More
The most interesting thing in Richard Perez-Pena’s 3,330 word write-around profile of Si Newhouse is the language from Condé Nast executives about the importance of the Web.
- Tom Wallace, editorial director, Condé Nast: “You’re going to have to go a long way on the Internet to compete with the way we Read More
More layoffs in the newspaper industry. This time it’s 1,400 workers at The McClatchy Company according to The New York Times‘ Richard Pérez-Peña. That staggering figure accounts for 10 per cent of the company‘s staff.
As Mr. Pérez-Peña reports, "The deepest cut will hit The Miami Herald, one of McClatchy’s largest Read More
That’s what Richard Perez-Pena asks in this morning’s Times, and he hears a mixed response.
A former executive at Gannett, Allen Neuharth, says that Zell is just doing what he has to do. In order to prevent newspapers to go the way of the steel industry in the 1980s, preemptive steps have Read More
According to Richard Pérez-Peña, people who have been awed and amused by Sam Zell’s dirty mouth have been "twittering" and "tut-tutting" about more serious matters lately. In today’s Times, he writes that Mr. Zell is in danger of falling into credit default.
The reasons are several: ad revenue, which was supposed to be Read More
Rub the sleep out of those eyes: it’s the morning-after in L.A.!
Richard Perez-Pena at The New York Times reports that Los Angeles Times publisher David Hiller actually had Russ Stanton pegged as his pick for weeks, well before Jim O’Shea left the paper. Some staffers were so dismayed over that decision that Read More