Around the town
“What if Gawker tried to out an anchor at Fox News and no one cared?” writes David Carr. But what if David Carr devoted a whole column to said outing of a Fox anchor and we still don’t really care? (The New York Times)
Morning Media Mix
Save the date! The New York Times Company and John Henry have set October 15 as their target date to close the sale of the Boston Globe and New England Media Group. It was first announced that the billionaire investor had won the bid back on August 2. (Boston Business Journal)
The BBC will axe 75 more posts as part of “cost-cutting plans” laid out in 2011. It plans to shrink its staff by 600 come the 2016/2017 financial year. (The Guardian)
off the record
In the H.R. equivalent of lining up to high-five a rival team after a foul-filled game, Bill Simmons has hired Charles P. Pierce, most recently of The Boston Globe, to write a column for Grantland, despite the pair’s longstanding feud.
It began in November 2009, when Mr. Pierce reviewed Mr. Simmons’s book, The Book of Basketball, on Deadspin. He took the opportunity to knock the messianic sportswriter down a notch.
“He did not reinvent sportswriting,” Mr. Pierce wrote, while allowing that Mr. Simmons was “an amusing writer who saw the vast potential of the Internet before just about anyone not named Gates or Gore.”
A year after The New York Times Company put The Boston Globe on the market only to yank it back into its fold, a group of investors says it has put together an offer to purchase New England’s largest newspaper. The news comes from The Globe, the very newspaper Read More
This morning in the 743-seat basement theater of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, Jeff Bezos, president, chief executive and chairman of the board of Amazon, and Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times and chairman of the New York Times Company, unveiled a device they Read More
Today, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. addressed New York Times Company shareholders at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. It was a week of ups-and-downs for the Times Company, with Monday’s announcement of five Pulitzer Prizes for the flagship paper followed two days later by a dismal quarterly earnings report, which saw the New York Read More
Months before The Boston Globe dedicated its lead news story on April 4 to the New York Times Company’s threat to close the Boston broadsheet, The Globe’s future was discussed in the New York Times Building on Eighth Avenue.
Presumably, more than once, in the office of Times Company CEO Janet Robinson. But at Read More