The Daily Show
Last night, The Daily Show criticized news outlets for failing to cover a credit default swap scheme by Blackstone Group that was first reported by Bloomberg News back in October.
Despite reports that everybody was abandoning the Times, lots of people still work there. And some are even sticking around.
The New York Times announced three promotions this afternoon. Janet Elder and Larry Ingrassia will become deputy managing editors and Rebecca Corbett will become an assistant managing editor.
Last week, The New York Times ran a story on China that sounded remarkably like a story that the Times reported had been killed by Bloomberg News, without mentioning the coincidence.
There is a food fight underway between The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle over the fate of Bay Area newspaper’s beloved food and wine section.
The New York Times is looking to hire some experienced news editors, Times editor for news presentation Patrick LaForge tweeted this afternoon.
Adventures in Social Media
“OMG @OneDirection’s new song leaked!” might sound like something a giddy tween would tweet, but it was actually tweeted by the Daily News’s official account.
Then there was this gem: “Teacher fired after taking teens for penis piercings. There’s a picture of him going all: ¯\_( )_/¯”
And this one too: “Is this _really_ why @TaylorSwift13 said STFU at the VMAs?”
Like, OMG! If that doesn’t sound exactly how a 93-year-old newspaper ought to talk, the struggle to find a Twitter voice is not unique to @nydailynews.
Jim Roberts is the new executive editor and chief content officer at Mashable, he announced this morning in a post on Mashable.
Around the town
Dan Froomkin and Liliana Segura are joining Glenn Greenwald in his new, Pierre Omidyar-backed venture (The Omidiyar Group).
off the record
There was a time when a journalist fortunate enough to land at The New York Times would only leave if he or she was forced out, incentivized with a lucrative buyout or dead.
Times tech writer David Pogue is leaving The New York Times for Yahoo, he announced today on his Tumblr.