Thomas B. Morgan, former editor of the Village Voice, died of lung failure on Tuesday. He was 87. Morgan was installed as editor of the Voice on September 4, 1975. He left in 1976, after just one year with the paper. Prior to joining the Voice, Morgan worked as press secretary for Mayor John Lindsay ... More >>
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Almost as soon as it arrived, the snarky @CondeElevator Twitter account has made its exit. The account, which was allegedly composed of real quotes from inside the elevators at Condé Nast, went dark today with a contrite tweet from whoever's been controlling it:
Game over. Multiple sources told The Daily Beast that the owner of the @CondeElevator Twitter is John Jannuzzi, a style editor at Lucky Magazine who also runs the popular Textbook tumblr. Jannuzzi hasn't admitted to anything, but he did tweet "This is fucking ridiculous" and "Frantic text message ... More >>
The @CondeElevator Twitter account, which purports to tweet real quotes from inside the elevators of the Condé Nast building, is attracting intense interest from a surprisingly large number of people. Are the tweeted quotes even real? A lot of them are simply too good to be true. Regardless, ... More >>
Katie Holmes has sued the publishers of Star Magazine for libel, Entertainment Weekly reports. Star printed the story, "Katie Drug Shocker" and refused to retract it after Holmes asked. The story revolved around "Ms. Holmes' controversial use of the Scientology 'e-meter,'" which American Medi ... More >>
Sports Guy SimmonsThe warring of rich white men behind the scenes at magazine companies can be as dull as it sounds or, as in the case of Jack Griffin's firing from Time Inc. at the hands of Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, it can be amusing, provided the powerful people are pissy and willing to ... More >>
SlimThe richest man in the world will soon be a little richer. The New York Times Co., who put out a newspaper, have announced they will pay back a $250 million debt to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim by January 2012 instead of the previously agreed upon January 2015, Bloomberg is reporting. ... More >>
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 >>
About an hour ago we saw this rather disconcerting Tweet from @sfj (Sasha Frere-Jones): Not joke: "We have received reports that a firearm has been discharged on the 10th floor of 750 3rd Avenue. If safe, remain where you are." 750 3rd Avenue is the former site of Fairchild and currently th ... More >>
Here's a double whammy: Bon Appétit is moving itself from the wilds of Los Angeles to the Death Star Condé Nast headquarters in New York. And it is doing so without Barbara Fairchild, its longtime editor-in-chief.
Earlier today, it started breaking that Reddit -- the user-controlled web content aggregator recently purchased by Condé Nast, which has now been accurately described as "their most visable web property" -- wasn't allowed to run "Yes On Prop 19" ads supporting pro-legalization that Facebook ... More >>
Yesterday, New York Observer editor-in-chief Kyle Pope squeaked out on Twitter: "Running an unabashedly positive story on the front of tomorrow's Observer. When's the last time that happened?" He won't find anybody who remembers when, because "unabashedly positive" stories aren't exactly the ... More >>
Tenative Design for Ground Zero Cabal Flag by F. Kamer.On the same day that the fascists on the Landmarks Preservation Committee voted down landmark status to a building two blocks from Ground Zero that's gonna become a mosque/end-zone touchdown dance for the world's Muslim population, what h ... More >>
Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel resigned a few weeks ago in the wake of his off-the-record emails being leaked from fellow Post blogger Ezra Klein's infamous DC email listserv, Journolist. One of the emails had him explaining that Matt Drudge should set himself on fire, which isn't inaccu ... More >>
Today's New York Times features a fascinating look into big-money New York and the constant reach-arounds given by local government to the corporations that make this city what it is, for better or worse. "Companies We Keep, and Pay For" describes the subsidization process, in the form of gia ... More >>
In an interview with Advertising Age, Conde Nast's president-CEO, Charles H. Townsend, shed a little light on the demise of Gourmet. The decision to close the magazine while preserving Bon Appetit was, to no one's surprise, a matter of money. Among other things, Townsend told Ad Age that "[i] ... More >>
A source close to the now-shuttered Gourmet magazine reports that employees have been given just 48 hours to clean out their desks and go. Some of the staffers had been there 30 years and more. Many have offices that are stacked to the ceiling with reference materials, framed works of art, ... More >>
The New York Times Company announced yesterday that it's starting a wine club. An un-bylined article in the Times' business section today reports that the new business, called (suprise) the New York Times Wine Club, is one of several ventures the company has been exploring as its advertising sales h ... More >>
We thought the Boston Globe was home free, with union concessions in May keeping the paper going. But the New York Times Company, which runs the joint, wasn't content with the 8.3 percent giveback* and announced they were going to take 23 percent instead. And Times Co. is shopping the paper on th ... More >>
A revival of Arthur Arents play Power
Hey, bitches: I have been rated the fourth most fabulous newspaper gossip columnist/society contributor in NYC, according to famegame.com. And don't say "What the fuck is famegame.com?" It happens to be "a rapidly-growing website that maps and analyzes social connections and media attention to hel ... More >>
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