Salon, the Internet’s longstanding roundtable that’s successfully straddled the line between a high-lit sensibility and self-aware celebrity fixation, is searching for another media company to swoop in and relieve it from increased losses, The Wall Street Journal reports. In the past three years the Salon Media Group has incurred losses of $15 Read More
Literature by Numbers
As if just reading Sarah Palin’s new book America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag wasn’t painful enough, Salon’s Justin Elliott has tallied up every time The Thrilla From Wasilla mentioned certain names, words, or phrases. For those not planning to pick up a copy of the book – it’s nothing Read More
Joan Walsh is stepping down as editor in chief of Salon.com. Ostensibly, Walsh is leaving the highbrow news and culture site to work on a book, but with all of the red ink in the company’s SEC filings, it looks like she might also be escaping a sinking Read More
Well, we told you earlier today about the sudden activity in the New York job market, and here’s yet another move: Alex Pareene is leaving Gawker and joining Salon.
Mr. Pareene, 24, will be a blogger for Salon’s War Room blog. He was hired by former Observer staffer and current Salon political guy, Steve Kornacki. Read More
Salon’s new Food vertical takes its place alongside such categories as “News” and “Life” today.
In his introductory post, Francis Lam writes that the section will offer “food coverage for curious people, for people who care about people, for people who are passionate about finding new ways to look at the world, Read More
- Christmas Is Canceled!: "In this chilly economic climate, some companies are dumping holiday fetes—but others are still partying like it’s 2007," by Elizabeth Gallagher, Page Six Magazine.
- Gender Bender: "More women are drinking, and the women who drink are drinking more, in some cases matching their male peers. This Read More
"[W]hen you see those transcripts, it’s like out of an Oliver Stone movie. It’s like somebody wrote this guy into the plot of a movie…"—Dan Barrett, quoted by Bob Seidenberg, The Evanston Review.
"I have never even seen or heard anything like this. I don’t even know if a Hollywood movie producer could Read More
Before the collapse of the economy and the loss of thousands of jobs in New York, there was a time when a lone, well-dressed but overdrawn young woman captivated the world with her plucky tale of credit card debt and savvy Internet self-marketing. We’re referring, of course, to savekaryn.com, the Web site launched Read More
Today, Salon‘s Rebecca Traister has a terrific essay analyzing the success of CBS’s Katie Couric, CNN’s Campbell Brown, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow during this year’s presidential campaign.
From the piece:
While pondering the meaning of this year’s 18 million cracks in the White House ceiling, we might easily have missed the Read More
Two things curious about Dwight Garner’s new gig as daily book critic at The New York Times: One is that he had some not very nice things to say about his new colleagues back in 1996 when he worked at Salon, and two is his 1998 profile of Michiko Kakutani, Read More