Prophetic Internal Memos
When Arthur G. Sulzberger was named the Times Kansas City bureau chief, then-national editor Rick Berke worried about the vegetarian’s dining options.
“Arthur may be hard pressed to find vegetarian food amid all the barbecue joints, but he’ll have no trouble finding stories,” Mr. Berke wrote in an internal memo.
As it turns out, Read More
Spring is (unofficially) here! Get outside!
O.K., fine. Then join us for a look back at some of the week’s more notable developments. To wit: A new taste for raciness at Granta, “neck-snapping” changes at The Times, some vaguely unsettling news about Facebook, and, of course, an item or two about Governor Paterson’s 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
“We’ve never done anything like this,” said Rick Berke, assistant managing editor of The New York Times.
It was Monday night at the TimesCenter and Mr. Berke made this announcement on a well-lit stage in a dark auditorium as he prepared to interview his two bosses, Times executive editor Bill Keller and managing editor Jill Read More
The Times welcomed The Daily Show with Jon Stewart into its headquarters last night.
“It’s always been one of the higher aspirations in the business to work for The New York Times,” said Bill Keller in his opening remarks to The Daily Show‘s Jason Jones.
That’s true! But that’s also where the segment started going Read More
New York Times editors have come to the newsroom with a simple question: Got any ideas on how to save money?
Rick Berke, The Times’ assistant managing editor, sent a memo to the newsroom this morning to ask reporters and editors to come forward with any ideas to cut costs. The ideas can be small Read More
There’s a strict caste system for press passes in Denver. There’s the perimeter pass, which gets you inside the general media area, which takes up a large portion of the parking lot to the Pepsi Center; a hall pass which gets you inside the Pepsi Center, but only throughout the concourse; and then there’s the Read More
Last night in the New York Times building, before a crowd of over 300, five members of the Times political team — assistant managing editor Rick Berke, chief political reporter Adam Nagourney, online political editor Kate Phillips, and reporters Patrick Healy and Jodi Kantor — held a surprisingly frank conversation about the 2008 presidential campaign Read More
Today, Times editor Bill Keller announced changes in the paper’s Page 1 meeting schedule. And he insists this move is not just to get AME Rick Berke out of bed earlier: it’s about web strategy.
Full memo after the jump.
Date: Mar 12, 2007
Subject: Note From Bill Keller: New Time, Read More
New York Times Washington editor Kate Phillips, the number-two editor in the bureau, left the position Tuesday, according to a source in the bureau familiar with the matter.
Bureau chief Phil Taubman is scheduled to hold a brown-bag lunch meeting today to address the staff about Phillips’ departure.
“There’s a lot of confusion about Read More