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So The Journal announced its new Friday real estate section today. You can read all about it in the release below. What struck us though, was the name. “Mansion” it will be called.
We couldn’t help but think it lacked a certain sophistication (say the people who brought you VelvetRoper.com), so herewith are some suggestions: Read More
NYU’s warring media publications continue to war. A new media Tumblr-meme-thing’s author is mysterious. Jay Penske pissed on someone’s boots outside of a yacht club, and, after that, what else is there to discuss regarding media today? Truly? Here are your (very short) Thursday Evening Media Briefs:
Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto’s bad Tuesday night on Twitter is a tale of two tweets. First, Mr. Taranto’s offending post, which started a firestorm. Referring to the three women whose boyfriends saved them from the bullets of a mass murderer in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater on July 20, Mr. Taranto wrote:
Rupert Murdoch didn’t overlook The Wall Street Journal in his publicity blitz to promote News Corp.’s plan to split up into two publicly traded companies, one for newspapers and publishing, one for television and entertainment.
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A media odd couple was formed on Monday, when BuzzFeed and The New York Times announced that they will join forces to cover the Democratic and Republican national conventions in live-streaming video “TimesCasts” on NYTimes.com.
The collaboration, which serves to lend the Times’ growing video department a jolt of buzzy, young talent while cementing BuzzFeed’s nascent journalistic credentials, was born from the Twitter-based mutual admiration of New York Times assistant managing editor Jim Roberts and BuzzFeed editor-in-chief, Ben Smith. The two met IRL when they sat on a panel together during Social Media Week in February.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is famous for changing the way we shop for books (and a lot of other stuff), shaking up entire industries in the process. He’s less well known for “The 10,000 Year Clock,” the 200-foot-tall clock designed to outlast human civilization, into which he’s sunk $42 M., according to the Wall Street Read More
The late Howard Ronson and his family had a dream—a dream of making the mansion at 828 Fifth Avenue whole again, as it was in the glorious days when coal magnates commissioned Fifth Avenue manses and robber barons ruled the land. But sometimes dreams die.
After a buying spree that netted four of the nine luxurious co-op units in the building, the family is giving up, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The family has decided to give one lucky buyer—a “person with vision”—the chance to purchase their failed dream for $72 million.
The New York Times social media editor Liz Heron has jumped to rival Wall Street Journal, according to an internal memo sent out today by Journal digital managing editor Raju Narisetti. She replaces Zach Seward, who left late last month to help launch a business news product at Atlantic Media, although the role has been expanded, according to a company spokeswoman. Her official title is “Director, Social Media and Engagement.”
She will lead a growing a team and report to Mr. Narisetti, a former Journal deputy managing editor who returned to the Wall Street Journal last month after a three-year stint at The Washington Post immediately following the Murdoch takeover. When he stepped down as managing editor of the Post, editor Marcus Baruchli credited him with increasing the paper’s web traffic.
In the memo, reproduced below, managing editor Robert Thomson praised Ms. Heron’s “e-empathy and e-expertise.”
Bloomberg View’s take on Goldman Sachs vice president Greg Smith’s New York Times editorial-as-resignation reads like catty note written in Calc class and passed to all the Goldman Sachs employees reading the morning news on, well, their Bloomberg Terminals.
Just about every newspaper has treated yesterday’s editorial as a news story in itself, including other departments of The New York Times. Rival Wall Street Journal covered it from every angle, publishing both the internal memo in which Goldman ceo Lloyd Blankfein responded to its allegations and a parody in the voice of Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, who also resigned yesterday.
But today’s un-bylined Bloomberg View editorial shows up even the parodies with its derision, synthesizing all the nasty things that cooler banker types said on Twitter yesterday.