Oil those gloves: the softball season of Manhattan’s typically nebbishy and not entirely athletically inclined media and arts institutions is now underway. What is in theory a casual morale-building exercise can result in either a yielding of institutional pride or a sad display of negligible athletic skills. Or both.
Recently, two high-profile News Corp. properties Read More
It’s Day Two at the e-G8 tech summit in Paris, and the main event is a standing-room-only panel going on now (8:52 a.m. New York time) about disintermediation (“Is the Internet Relaunching or Killing the Media?”), featuring Arthur Sulzberger of The New York Times and Robert Thomson of The Wall Street Journal. Interestingly enough, from the audience’s perspective, Mr. Read More
Raj Rajaratnam’s defense team would like you to forget about all those phone calls and offshore accounts and millionaires and focus on the real injustice: a reporter has used some anonymous (or, if you will, “concealed”) sources.
Raj Raj’s publicity squad has declared an unlikely war against Susan Pulliam, ace investigative reporter at the Wall Read More
When Philip Connors–whose first book, Fire Season (Ecco, 246 pages, $24.99), about his job as a fire lookout on a mountaintop in New Mexico, arrives this month–applied for a job at The Wall Street Journal in 1999, he was asked to send along six clips of his work. The problem was, his best piece, an Read More
The December issue of WSJ. Magazine will be the first under the stewardship of Deborah Needleman, former editor of Conde Nast’s Domino, and it will feature a page tally of 102, the highest in its history. As for the cover, WWD reports that WSJ. has bet big on Vincent Cassel, a French Read More
New York has always been home to failed actors and actresses. The story is an age-old cliche: a fresh face comes from the midwest, auditions endlessly, but can’t quite make it. So what do all the sad young thespians do to pay the rent these days? Well, it looks like they hunt bed bugs.
The Read More
With its last Tina Gaudoin-helmed issue currently on newsstands, WSJ. Magazine has brought in Andrew Cenname to become publisher of The Journal‘s glossy, Dow Jones announced in a statement. Cenname had previously been vice president and advertising director at Travel + Leisure.
WSJ., launched in 2008 as an answer to The New York Times’ T Magazine, Read More
Of the 24 biggest daily newspapers in America, only two saw an increase in circulation in the six-month period ending Sept. 30, Jeff Bercovici reports from an Audit Bureau of Circulation study. One of those two happens to also be The Wall Street Journal — the newspaper with the highest print circulation in Read More
The New York Times may have given Del Posto four-stars, but you know who’s decidedly not raving the place? The employees!
Mario Batali’s acclaimed restaurant is being sued by 27 current and former workers, The Wall Street Journal reports. The employees alleged today in federal court that management hoarded an undeserved portion Read More
The Nobel Prize, literature
The Swedish Academy announced this morning that Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa will be the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In a statement on its website, the academy said they decided to award Llosa for his “cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and Read More