Slate is shutting down its business site, The Big Money, after nearly two years. Slate group editor Jacob Weisberg and general manager John Alderman announced the news in a memo to their staff this morning.
“The problem, in a nutshell, is that the site is not pointed toward profitability on a fast enough 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
This week’s award for best disclosure statement goes to The Big Money’s Chadwick Matlin, who included this helpful paragraph in yesterday’s Michael Lewis: Our Money Laureate:
That Lewis is so devoted to profile-driven journalism is surprising considering his influences (which, it should be said, are influences that I—and The Big Money—share). Lewis’ career Read More
Writing on The Big Money yesterday, Lesley M. M. Blume took a look at Condé Nast’s Web layoffs and asked:
What is behind Condé Nast’s bellicose approach to the Web? Other traditional media outlets properly regard the Internet as both destroyer and savior and have gone into overdrive to translate themselves into Read More
Writing for The Big Money, Chadwick Matlin, asks, "The election is over. What happens to the political press?" (This comes via Jim Romenesko.)
To find out, Mr. Matlin asked The New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller what happens after November 4th. Mr. Keller once again asserted that there will Read More
These are bleak economic times. Everyone who’s not listening to John McCain and Sarah Palin talking about Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright knows that. But amid bank closings, job losses, and belt-tightening, there’s one field that’s experiencing a bump.
We’re speaking, of course, of stock photography from the Great Depression. Photo agencies like Read More
Spinoffs are well known in television. Sometimes they work: The Jeffersons spun off from All in the Family and ran for 10 years. Sometimes they don’t: Look at Joey. (You didn’t while it was on.)
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"I can’t remember a time when it had more urgency and relevance," Mr. Weisberg said. Read More