The climb to Valhalla is treacherous—but lawyers, babies, Howell Raines and a barreling truck couldn’t keep Jill Abramson down. 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
Some more comments on Don Imus’ return to radio that didn’t make it into the print story...
Bob Kerrey, New School president and former U.S. senator, told The Observer he’d go back on the show. "Look he apologized and he paid the price. Did Isiah Thomas apologize yet?"
Democratic political consultant Paul Read More
You saw so much of your apartment this winter, you considered taking it as a lover …. Now we’re one week into spring, the war in Iraq has plunged the city into anxiety and fraught emotion, and Martin Scorsese is ruing the day he ever took Harvey Weinstein’s phone call …. Spring Read More
Recently, staffers on The New York Times culture desk received an e-mail from their new editor, Steve Erlanger. As a “kind of a New Year’s Gift,” Mr. Erlanger sent along a piece by Jane Kramer from the Aug. 19, 2002, New Yorker entitled: “The Reporter’s Kitchen: A Recipe for Writing.”
“It may strike some of Read More
off the record
After seriously considering a move to midtown, Dow Jones, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal , told Off the Record this week that the company will keep its and the newspaper’s headquarters in lower Manhattan.
It is unclear where Dow Jones and The Journal will resettle downtown. Companyexecutivessay they’re keen to return to Read More
When Steve Brill swooped down last April and swept up the flashy, struggling media-biz Web site Inside.com-with the assistance of Primedia, the publisher of New York magazine-the gesture looked gallant, improbable. Here was Mr. Brill, the demanding, explosive journalism crusader whose eponymous magazine, Brill’s Content , portrayed itself as the growling watchdog of the media, seizing control Read More
Jennifer Bleyer, a 25-year-old Columbia graduate and freelance writer living in Fort Greene, thinks her Jewish friends are pretty hip. She also believes that a disproportionate numberofthe hipster scrawling around her Brooklyn neighborhood happen to be Jews. And that’s why Ms. Bleyer decided one day that the world needed a magazine about cool Jews, and Read More
David Kuhn, the new editor in chief of Steven Brill’s Brill’s Content magazine and editorial director of Mr. Brill’s Contentville Web site, has given a guarantee, of sorts: He says that both arms of Brill Media Ventures will keep their editorial integrity, despite the fact that Mr. Brill has struck deals recently with such media Read More
When Brill’s Content moves out of the dowdy offices at 521 Fifth Avenue it’s been in since the magazine started last year and into new space this winter, there will be extra room for a new venture that’s tentatively being called Planet Content. It’s Steve Brill’s update on the Amazon.com idea, the thing that will Read More