This weekend 22-year-old Elliot Rodger killed six people and wounded 13 others near the University of California at Santa Barbara in Isla Vista. He left behind a video complaint -- with references to women who wouldn't have sex with him as "blonde slut[s]" and to himself as the "supreme gentleman" a ... More >>
Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein had several reasons to celebrate on March 28. The last installment of an exhaustive five-part, 25,000-word series on a botched triple homicide investigation was live online; the day before, a big Texas Monthly-branded barbecue event had gone off without a hitch ... More >>
The New York Times' roughly 1,150-person newsroom is about to get smaller, the paper announced in article published this morning.In a letter to the staff, Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson announced she is "seeking 30 managers who are not union members to accept buyout packages.""There is no get ... More >>
From the Department of Karma and Fortuitous Timing: President Obama will be speaking at Barnard's graduation today, but the women's college will also be honoring Evan Wolfson. Wolfson, who will be receiving Barnard's Medal of Distinction, is the founder and president of "Freedom to Marry" and is ... More >>
President Barack Obama will be Barnard College's commencement speaker, replacing New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, who had been already scheduled to speak. The New York Times confirmed yesterday that the White House had contacted Barnard to "offer the president as the commencement speak ... More >>
Linguists have actually taken measures to study the famously unusual speech patterns of New York Times executive editor and noted dog lover Jill Abramson. A video of Abramson talking, in case you're unaware: You'll be shocked to know that scientists at Penn have found that Abramson's speech diff ... More >>
Rosie GrayOur copy of the Puppy Diaries.The New York Times review of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson's The Puppy Diaries is in. They got the guy who wrote Marley & Me to do it, and he loved the "worthy addition to the crowded so-called dogoir genre." Amazing.
Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times, is a huge dog lover. How huge? She blogged about her adorable golden retriever puppy Scout on nytimes.com and she's coming out with a book this month, The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout, also known as Jill Abramson's God Damn Puppy Boo ... 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 >>
Not her?!The defiant lesbian blogger Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari (a.k.a. Amina Arraf or Amina Abdallah), who was reported kidnapped on her blog "A Gay Girl in Damascus" by a cousin this week, may not exist at all or otherwise has a lot of explaining to do. Her story circulated everywhere fro ... 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 >>
In a special Monday edition of our daily media column Press Clips, we're going to focus on the only news that anyone cares about today: the death of Osama Bin Laden. The 10-plus-year tale obviously includes endless details, angles and lessons in international diplomacy, military operations, c ... 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 >>
In this trying era of journalism and media, there is only one surefire route to success: Cats. Those mangy scratchanimals have proven to be "content gold," as some random New Media Guru has surely, at some point, said somewhere. It would look as if the New York Times is finally picking up on ... More >>
The New York Observer news can't stop, won't stop. The New York Times and David Carr discover The Joy of Cock-ing. The Daily Beast/Newsweek honeymoon is over before it starts. Vogue strikes a nerdy pose. Press Clips, Day 13, Happy Monday Hour edition,, right here.
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 >>
What would cause the executive editor of the New York Times to tell New York Observer media reporter John Koblin to "get a life"?
This weekend's New York Times Public Editor column is like stubbing your toe, bending over to check on it and smashing your head into a doorknob on the way down. You just have to laugh. It's about "blogs." What's the deal with them, anyway? A grizzled newspaper veteran from the Providence Jou ... More >>
Hmmm . . . Maybe the Washington Post would be good . . . (Via the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life) As the political race for the 2008 election heats up, so does the corollary battle between the New York Times' and the Washington Post's political desks. The latest salvo has been the Post's sn ... More >>
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