This afternoon gives new meaning to the term "news dump," as six boxes containing 24,199 printed pages of emails -- weighing 250 pounds -- from Sarah Palin's half-term as governor of Alaska become part of the public record. For each publication that filed the necessary open law records paperw ... More >>
Sidney Harman, the audio equipment billionaire, philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Newsweek since purchasing the struggling weekly magazine about six months ago, died on Tuesday after a brief fight with acute myeloid leukemia, his family announced today in a brief statement. He was 92. ... More >>
"I'm fine, I'm fine," fired schools chancellor told the reporters gathered outside of her Park Ave. apartment yesterday, hours after the announcement of her departure from the post after just about 100 controversial days. "It's been a privilege to serve the city of New York and the mayor for ... More >>
Newsweek, the long-suffering magazine, was purchased by audio equipment billionaire Sidney Harmon way back in mid-2010 and hobbled on, losing employees along the way, but impressively still managing to put out a product every seven days. Then, after months of rumor, Tina Brown came along, joi ... More >>
The Village Voice's media column makes its triumphant return after a hiatus; contrary to non-popular belief, we have not been purchased by AOL or -- like every other media reporter in New York, apparently -- changed jobs. Press Clips, Day 10, Late Afternoon Edition, right here:
The Times blog MediaDecoder comes with a Sunday afternoon scoop, announcing the departure of another brand-defining Newsweek veteran, as Howard Fineman has packed his bags and is moving to the internet. Fineman follows editor-in-chief Jon Meacham, big fish Fareed Zakaria, Tumblr guru Mark Coa ... More >>
Smell that? Media beefs, cooking everywhere this week. Also, blogging on drugs, suing the small guy, shady lobbyists, good hiring sprees, bad hiring sprees, and someone taking issue with Gawker's ethical standpoints. Happy Friday, Part 1, folks:
Keith Kelly reports in the New York Post, like, a few minutes ago that Newsweek editor-in-chief Jon Meacham is supposedly out once the magazine's sale to Sidney Harmon is complete. Politico's Mike Allen just reported what's all but a confirmation. And Michael Calderone of Yahoo just Tweeted o ... More >>
The New York Post's Media Ink columnist Keith Kelly almost gleefully reports today on the New York Daily News staffers (except for editor-in-chief Martin Dunn) reportedly being handed buyout offers early this week and late last week.
Eire on the side of the new president: There's no one as Irish as Bearach O'Bama.
Too short to be an oratorio, Barack Obama's inaugural speech (video) proved nevertheless that as an orator he's got handle.
That guy can speak. Notwithstanding our gratitude to George W. Bush for the past eight yea ... More >>