Remember last week when Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "emphatically declared," according to the New York Times own coverage, that the newspaper was not for sale?
In journalism school, plagiarism is equivalent to life without parole: it is the bane of any writer's existence and an automatic halt on one's professional reputation. We are told over and over and over again to source everything, make sure all of your facts line up and that we'll be outcasted from ... More >>
American nuns have been helping poor and sick people too much, so the Vatican has appointed a strict supervisor to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to make these liturgical ladies behave. And as the Voice reported yesterday, the Conference has since shot back at the Church, slamming Ca ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.) Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
Much has been made of the recent Newsweek cover featuring Michele Bachmann. Some consider it sexist; others have seen it simply as another opportunity to mock the Minnesota representative (see: every commenter on here, basically). We noticed today that our friends at BuzzFeed had created a fo ... More >>
Gabriel Snyder, who was fired by Nick Denton as the editor-in-chief of Gawker in February 2010, will be joining The Atlantic as the editor of the magazine's Atlantic Wire aggregation website, according to an Observer report today. Snyder will replace Ben Carlson, who left for a job at Rupert ... More >>
ARISE, DAILY NEWS BEAST OF THE WEEK! Press Clips, Day 20, I'm Somehow Writing About The Observer Again edition, right here:
Only one item today: Why didn't the New York Observer's new media writer disclose any potential conflicts of interest with his first cover story for the paper, on Slate? Feels like he should've. Why? UPDATED.
The New York Observer's star media reporter John Koblin left his post there a few weeks ago to work with longtime Observer editor-in-chief Peter Kaplan at Fairchild Publications as Womens Wear Daily's Memo Pad reporter. Culture editor Sara Vilkomerson left last week for a job with Entertainme ... More >>
Via Newsweek-reporter-turned-Tumblr-Emissary Mark Coatney and Newsweek's Sarah Frank, here's a picture of the Newsweek sign being pulled down. She notes: "In case anyone wants to watch, they're pulling the Newsweek sign down from the front of the building right now. They won't give me the 's ... More >>
Plus Amy Ryan: not your everyday Jane
Okay, second day of Press Clips. All killer, no filler. Here we go.
We've come a long way from Talk Magazine, back when a bunch of writers doing something new meant a Robert Isbell-planned party on Liberty Island and George Plimpton drunkenly screaming at Salman Rushdie while he was busy trying to close on Padma. Yet, now, in an era when "editorial launch" me ... More >>
RIOT GRRRL MOVES OUT OF THE STREETS AND INTO THE LIBRARY
The disaster in Haiti has obsessed both mainstream media and bloggers, and for the most part rightbloggers have been exceptionally well-behaved about it. Even some normally obstreperous critics have praised Obama for his interventions, and if they piled on Danny Glover for attributing the quake t ... More >>
President Obama has just come back from his Hawaii vacation, but for rightbloggers it was as if he never went away. They continued to hammer Obama's terrorism policy in his absence, recycling old tropes and coming up with with some fascinating new ones. When seven members of the CIA were kille ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 28, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 28 Mr. Hearst's Flagship Sank Like the Maine By Stan Fischler The Journal-American died with its boots on last Sunday morning at the age of 71. When the boots were removed there was a stench. "Nat Hento ... More >>
We have to admit. we were disappointed that the shorts Michelle Obama wore to the Grand Canyon -- which have burned up the non-partisan idiot press -- have yet to roil the usually roilable rightbloggers, despite the involvement of an Obama. There were a few takers. These affected sympathy, b ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Robert Christgau's titanic 1984 piece on arena rock, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and the complicated place where all three meet. Working the Crowd By Robert Christgau August 21,1984 If you'd told me five years ago that I'd will ... More >>
Thoughts on book tours, literary self-promotion, and one published writer's blog spat
Watergate-era hero reporter on Plamegate story? He can put it down.
Equal-opportunity marketing for stinky women and puny men
The media must get toughereven on itself
No, you shouldn't call Prince's new album a comeback, but musicology will do just fine
The question is not what went wrong, but what didn't.
Portrait of the Careerist as a Young Man
Two Photographers Shoot, Score
'Time' Mag Closes Mexico City Bureau
The 'Times' Condones Censorship, Venezuelan Style
New York Bookstores on My Mind
A New U.S. Threat to Human Rights
Looking for a Mindset at CMJs Special Apocalypse Edition
A Hollywood Daughters Radical Past Winds up on the Cutting Room Floor
The Culture Wars Are 10 Years Old. Has the Right Won the Struggle Over P.C., Multiculturalism, and the Canon?
He's Back in Bed With the Republican Right
Lucky Seven Pays Off Big When You're Corn-Fed and White