Richard Kim, TheNation.com’s executive editor, called out The Times for running a story in today’s paper that’s awfully similar to a story that The Nation ran four months ago.
Are you a publicist looking for something to direct? Do you like your opinions liberal and your commentary trenchant? How do you feel about Katha Pollitt? Because The Nation is looking for a new publicity director.
Last night, an email went out to Nation mailing list alerting readers that the magazine is looking for a publicity director to “oversee and implement the publicity and syndication programs for both the print publication and thenation.com.” Like all ideal candidates in all job listings everywhere, the ideal candidate for this position will be “detail oriented” and good with tight deadlines.
off the record
An article in The Nation today exposes growing rifts over the future of the New York Public Library. The main concern involves its so-called Central Library Plan, an upcoming renovation that will remove the stacks from the central Stephen A. Schwarzman building at Bryant Park and store print books and other physical materials off-site. Patrons will also be allowed to borrow books from the central library and the newly opened rooms currently holding the stacks will be filled with computers and other media.
The Nation is publishing a series of articles based on United States and United Nations diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks, and it didn’t even have to wrestle egomaniac Julian Assange for them!
The Nation’s cache comes secondhand, from Haitian newspaper Haïti Liberté. According to Nation executive editor Betsy Reed, the series reflects a new approach for Read More
London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers is looking for a new employee. The ideal hire, if an American, “would have to say all the right things about the publication-and have a knowledge of history, as we’re a bit lacking at the moment.”
Ms. Wilmers, sipping Campari at a book party in her honor at Read More
Something must have bee in the air on Friday as the media industry was hit with a series of scandals and shakeups. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t paying attention to the day’s insanity.
It all began early in the morning when a recent college grad named Simmi Aujla published a story on Read More
After the Bust
Today is just not MSNBC’s day.
First, the network suspended its top-rated host Keith Olbermann after Politico published a report detailing his political donations to three Democrats campaigning in Tuesday’s mid-term elections. Initially, MSNBC tapped The Nation Editor Chris Hayes as Olbermann’s replacement for Friday night’s show, but shortly after Hayes was named, the Read More
Who takes care of champion show-jumper Hillary (daughter of Lou) Dobbs’ Europeam Warmbloods on the former CNN anchor’s various horse farms? Illegal immigrants from Mexico, according to an investigative piece about Mr. Dobbs published by The Nation this morning.
But with his relentless diatribes against “illegals” and their employers, Dobbs is casting stones Read More
“Maybe you’re even reading [this column] on your smartphone or Kindle,” speculated Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel in a blog post introducing the redesigned TheNation.com, which went live last night. “It’s now far more likely you found us on Twitter than in a bookstore, and you might be following my Read More
How much worse can things get for journalists?
Newspapers and magazines are closing; the ones that remain grow thinner by the week as if somehow cursed; freelance budgets are being slashed and staffers accustomed to taking it easy are being forced to write like their livelihoods depend on it. (Hint: They do.) The Read More