If there is one place on the Internet where reality and faux personalities reign free, it is Twitter - the rapid pace of the constantly updating network allows mistakes to proliferate tenfold, sending shock-waves across the web much faster than ever before. And, this morning, Bill Keller, ... More >>
VargasIn Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine, online today, a former Washington Post reporter and senior contributing editor for The Huffington Post, Jose Antonio Vargas, tells the story of his own life as an undocumented immigrant. Sent by his mother to the United States from the ... More >>
We mentioned last week that a large portion of all the emails Sarah Palin sent in her half-term as governor of Alaska are finally being made public long after a few publications requested them via open records laws back in 2008. It's now being reported that the mother-load will drop tomorrow. ... More >>
Yesterday the New York Times announced that Bill Keller will step down as the executive editor and be replaced by managing editor Jill Abramson, while Keller will focus on just writing. Keller seems to have started this transition when he took on a column in the redesigned New York Times Maga ... More >>
Jill Abramson, the former Washington bureau chief and a reporter at the New York Times, will become executive editor of the paper in place of Bill Keller, who will focus on his writing, the Grey Lady announces today. Abramson will be the first woman to serve in Times' top spot. Washington bur ... More >>
When President Barack Obama decided he would not make pictures of a dead Osama Bin Laden public for fear of inciting violence by "spiking the football," a handful of enterprising journalists went the legal route to campaign for their release. By filing Freedom of Information Act requests, pub ... More >>
The testiness between the Huffington Post and New York Times continued late this week with HuffPo/AOL chief Arianna Huffington taking a lunch speech as yet another opportunity to needle Times executive editor Bill Keller. To be fair, Keller started it, but at this point, it's the Times that'd ... More >>
The media must have been all caught up today in covering really super important news like the fact that our black president is not from Africa, at least not directly -- that, and the fact that our news cycle can still be manipulated by a moron if he's rich enough -- because the press seems to ... More >>
viaDid you win a Pulitzer Prize today? Us either. If you're from the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald or The Tennessean, you also did not win, even though you were in fact nominated in the category of Breaking News Reporting. That $10,000 prize -- "For a distinguished example ... More >>
Assange, happier timesThe battle between Julian Assange and New York Times executive editor Bill Keller took place in person -- well, almost -- over the weekend, for the first time since Keller escalated the beef in a New York Times Magazine tell-all. (There, he called Assange "arrogant, thin ... More >>
Today, almost every media operation in the world has already attempted or will soon attempt to make a joke at the expense of their readers, viewers, visitors, or customers. Most will actually fool very few, while even less will be funny. We've already noted some of Google's gags for the day, ... More >>
First of all, if you click on this, you will have wasted one of your 20 monthly free New York Times articles on something about white male bloggers. That's because in addition to a new website about addiction from Radar founder Maer Roshan, which went up with little-to-no build-up, today is a ... More >>
BossArianna Huffington's website, recently joined with (bought by) Tim Armstrong's AOL in an attempt to usurp the internet content throne together, has been making all sorts of media news headlines early in this 2011, and up to this point, they have fit into one of two categories. First, ther ... More >>
Two of the missing NYT journalistsOn Friday, the New York Times was told that four of its reporters being held by government forces in Libya would be freed. Meanwhile, bombing commenced from allied forces and Gaddafi's troops struck back against their own people in the embattled African natio ... More >>
The four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday were confirmed captured by Col. Muammar Gaddafi's troops, but will be released today, according to the dictator's son, Seif Islam el-Qaddafi, in an ABC News interview with Christiane Amanpour. According to the Times, "the four ... More >>
AOL is balancing a lot right now. In addition to letting hundreds go last week, the media giant is moving toward becoming an editorial powerhouse, sucking up websites like Michael Arrington's TechCrunch family and Arianna Huffington's The Huffington Post, which is even hiring more journalists ... More >>
Since becoming a pair with his company's $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and HuffPo founder Arianna Huffington have overseen the cutting of hundreds of content providers on the parent company's side, with Armstrong presiding over the laying off of over 2,00 ... More >>
Bill Keller, executive editorNew York Times executive editor Bill Keller does some tired stomping and finger-wagging from atop a his new pulpit this weekend with his second go as a columnist at Hugo Lindgren's redesigned New York Times Magazine. In this filing, to be published Sunday, Keller ... More >>
The New York Times had a big, important meeting today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, in which the people in charge talked about how the business side is going. For most everyone that reads the paper, the discussion is boring beyond belief. ("The improvement in p ... More >>
At least according to New York Times editor Bill Keller, who just last week blasted WikiLeakes chief Julian Assange in a massive profile, calling him "arrogant, thin-skinned, conspiratorial and oddly credulous." But that doesn't mean the work Assange's organization does can't spur political c ... More >>
The New York Times posted the cover story for this week's Sunday magazine online today, in which executive editor Bill Keller details his newspaper's relationship with WikiLeaks, and specifically, the rogue organization's egomaniac honcho Julian Assange. Like any good media chief, Keller does ... More >>
""recoverycouch.jpg" viaIt happens: some mornings you get to work without having been home the night before and you pull a freshly starched white shirt from the bottom drawer of your desk, you brush your teeth under the fluorescent light of the men's room with one of those little things you p ... More >>
Well, here we are. The final Press Clips. COME ON, POOKIE! Let's burn this mothafucka down!
Well, it's media reporting day-a-palooza here, which means that seven more people are reading this blog than they are on the average day. So while we're at it, here's how to explain the relevancy and case for a great media reporter like John Koblin, which involves two angry, high-level New Yo ... More >>
Arthur Brisbane's first Sunday column for the New York Times, which will appear at least twice monthly until his soul is fully sucked, is titled "Why I Would Do This." That's defensive, implying someone asked him, Why would you do this? Apparently everyone did. He writes: "'I feel like I've b ... More >>
Guess which member of Set Aflame has the most involved hair-care regimen. Pic by Dan.Meek Is Murder/Set Aflame/Bandladeafy/Psycho Enhancer Public Assembly Tuesday, August 10 After the crushing disappointment of last week's canceled Destroyer 666 show, Tuesday night's affair at Brooklyn's Pub ... More >>
Okay, second day of Press Clips. All killer, no filler. Here we go.
Clark Hoyt, public editor of the New York Times -- charged with trying "to help this newspaper live up to its own high journalistic standards" -- published his final column Sunday. Hoyt, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning editor reporter became the third man to hold the ombudsman position in 200 ... More >>
Much has been made already about the New York Times front page scoop alleging that United States Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has repeatedly mischaracterized his service in Vietnam. It came out that the story was fed to the press by Blumenthal's opponent in Connecticut, Linda McMahon, ... More >>
The New York Times is dealing with fallout from their coverage of Connecticut senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal (pictured), and now, their public editor/ombudsman, Clark Hoyt, is looking into it.
It's been a while since we last reported on the utter insanity that the warring ad campaigns between the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have unleashed on New York. Which is - somehow, mystifyingly, though satisfyingly - still going strong. And now they're getting aggro.
As Julia discussed this weekend, the New York Times suggested via a column by public editor Clark Hoyt that the "gauzy rumors" about a salacious story his paper was going to release someday about David Paterson were not the paper's fault, but that of other, less principled journalistic outlet ... More >>
New York Times editor Bill Keller e-mailed in word today to his staffers that the paper is going to cut 100 newsroom jobs by the end of December. Times staffers had already taken 5 percent pay cuts earlier this year to fend off job losses.
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The Observer reports that Times' executive editor Bill Keller will announce Bruni's replacement by the end of the week (he hopes). A source says that the candidates were narrowed down to a short list--three from inside the Times, one from outside--and that the editors will likely go with a replaceme ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cEnd Timeswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNewt Gingrich Unedited Interview So the Daily Show's Jason Jones was somehow invited to infiltrate the Times for a segment that ran last night called "End Times," in which Jones w ... More >>
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