While leasing activity for much of New York City in the past few months has been more lackluster than blockbuster, a sizable chunk of available space –sizable in the, say, 6 million square foot range– is on the cusp of hitting the market, The Wall Street Journal reports.
New developments like 1 World Trade Center, 4 World Trade Center, and Edward Minskoff’s 51 Astor Place, are all slated to hit the market in 2013. The last time NYC had this much new space becoming available was in 1989, said Cassidy Turley’s Robert Sammons.
In the past week, the Newsweek Daily Beast Company has lost three high-level staffers and recouped some long-lost Newsweek veterans, suggesting a major overhaul as executive management comes to grips with a disappointing first year.
Early last week, Tina Brown announced that she’d lured back Dan Klaidman, a longtime managing editor of Newsweek and its Read More
The Wall Street Journal ran its first bestseller list for e-books over the weekend, with data provided by Nielsen BookScan. It’s pretty much identical to all the other bestseller lists, which means its non-fiction list is also topped by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s Killing Lincoln and its list includes self-published authors. The Read More
Occupy Wall Street
[UPDATE: It's not the Yes Men behind The Occupy Wall Street Journal, it's The Indypendent. Capital NY has the story.]
Media activists The Yes Men are raising money on Kickstarter to publish a four-page broadsheet about the 99% represented at Liberty Plaza called The Occupy Wall Street Journal, Animal NY noticed.
The Yes Men’s previous news pranks provided political commentary through the lens of the city’s existing media. The “We’re Screwed!” New York Post suggested that global climate change is one issue that actually merits tabloid-style histrionics. What looked like a liberal idealist’s fantasy edition of the New York Times was actually based on President Obama’s campaign promises.
The Occupy Wall Street Journal, by contrast, aims to be an earnest and functional news outlet.
Alix M. Freedman has been named Global Editor for Ethics and Standards at Reuters. She comes from the Wall Street Journal, where she was deputy managing editor and page one editor. Before that she oversaw ethics and standards of high-impact stories in the paper and on the Dow Jones newswires. Ms. Freedman won a Pulitzer for her tobacco industry reporting. Full memo from editor in chief Steve Adler below.
Conan O’Brien’s reign as TBS’s late-night host is more turbulent than the cable net might have expected, reports the Wall Street Journal. During Mr. O’Brien’s season on the air, TBS’s viewership among the 18-to-49 key demographic has fallen 11 percent and the network canceled its other late-night show, George Lopez’s Lopez Tonight.
Regarding the scandal that has roiled Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire, a few things seem clear. The phone-hacking scandal in London is deplorable. Journalists have violated the privacy of ordinary citizens and, it is alleged, the law of the land in the United Kingdom. Tabloid reporters from the now-shuttered News of the World showed a Read More
The Times‘s Joe Nocera has finally gotten his chance to shine during the current News of the World scandal, intoning last week that Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal had been characterized by lack of ethics and “weirdly, sometimes surprisingly unsophisticated coverage of business” and going yet further today. “There is something undeniably rich Read More
The New York Media Softball League continues to heat up as landlocked editorial staffers channel their sublimated rage into line drives. Two-time champions the Wall Street Journal Capitalists faced off against the Newsweek/Daily Beast team during Week 2 of the league’s exhibition play. In 2010, the only team to slay the mighty Beast was Newsweek. After a tumultuous year in which the properties merged and the editorial reins were handed to Tina Brown, the combined entity can be sure of at least one outcome: a better, tougher softball team.
off the record
The e-G8 tech summit sponsored by French President Nicolas “No Sleep ‘Til Tripoli” Sarkozy kicked off Tuesday in Paris, and a few hours into it Off the Record found Robert Thomson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and close friend of Rupert Murdoch, outside the main white tent in the Tuileries Garden. Mr. Thomson Read More