It would have seemed unthinkable some years ago, but Newsweek will not be a print magazine after December 31.
The newish editor-in-chief of Newsweek is the very famous and talented Tina Brown, who took over when her floundering web project The Daily Beast partnered with the floundering newsweekly. During her editorship, Brown famously made both Vanity Fair and the New Yorker sharper and flashier, and ... More >>
The cover of New York magazine this week features another Fox News/Republican party exposé from reporter Gabriel Sherman (see also: "Chasing Fox," Sarah Palin), this time focusing on the network's boss Roger Ailes, who never fails to make an interesting (and infuriating) subject with his pro ... 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 >>
Every time we turn around there's a switch-up at the newly Arianna Huffington-helmed AOL and Huffington Post hybrid, with the boss simultaneously cleaning house and sprucing up, by kicking AOL-ers to the curb and hiring up a handful of big names. The Huffington reign has left a large number s ... More >>
Today is the day: the first issue of the new Newsweek is for sale, redesigned under editor-in-chief Tina Brown, whose website The Daily Beast paired off with the struggling weekly magazine after billionaire Sidney Harman bought it for $1. The issue has Hillary Clinton on the cover, just like ... More >>
If there's one word to describe the media news narrative so far in 2011, it's probably "reinvention," or something like it, what with all of the relaunches, redesigns and restructuring, from AOL and the Huffington Post to Gawker, the New York Times (plus Magazine), New York Observer and Tina ... More >>
via Daniel O'NealJust about everyone on the internet (including us) has already praised the Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, which ended its journey when the real Emanuel won last week's election for Chicago mayor. That fanfare makes today's victory lap and collective celebration entertaining o ... 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 >>
New Jalopnik, Gawker's Car BlogGawker, The Daily and NewsBeast, oh my. Three of the year's biggest media launches so far have landed, albeit in different stages, on or around February 1, 2011, making for some vaguely exciting times on the internet, if you're into that sort of thing. Taken tog ... 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 >>
At 12PM today at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute -- less than a block away from the Village Voice offices -- a panel discussion sponsored by I Want Media convened to discuss their 9th Media Person of the Year award. The panel -- featuring the New York Times' David Carr, Mediaite's ... More >>
• Happy Friday! The heroin den formerly located at 417 W. 43rd St., inside, as the New York Post puts it, a "Next to Normal-seeming ground-floor duplex," (wink, wink! groan, groan) has been busted and a stash worth $6.5 million has been seized. Note: when the neighbors move in and put black ... More >>
Dan Abrams' news operation Mediaite loses a founding staff member. New York Magazine snubs New York Magazine. Alec Baldwin is New York's hot new media critic -- Guest of a Guest? Not so much. -- and Emily Smith at Page Six is having some growing pains sans-Richard Johnson, it'd appear. Press ... 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.
Regardless of the likely event you're like the majority of the universe and don't follow the navel-gazing meta-narrative that is media reporting, you may have come accross the fact the one of the nation's most known media columnists -- Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post -- is leaving his job ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday, we wondered if Bros Icing Bros - the urban guerrilla warfare game involving The Worst Malt Liquor Beverage on Planet Earth - was going to end, and if it wasn't, who'd be the first "Bro" iced on Monday morning. We got our answers.
The Gawker masthead's been pretty busy in the last few months, and they haven't even had any of their doors kicked in! It's about to see a little more action, though, as they've now added another name to their editorial team.
Actually, I never even leave my seat at intermission.
They gave out the National Magazine Awards last night. We were ineligible, unfortunately, so we missed the event at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, which the Observer called "understated" with "fewer attendees" than in years past, and lamented that "the open bar closed promptly at a few minutes before ... More >>
Last week brought the announcement of the Man Booker International Prize 2009 Judges' List, the official shortlist for the sixty thousand pound, every-other-year prize for "one writer's continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." By way of making an occ ... More >>
Those of you who remember "the end of job security" and other paternosters from the dawn of Fast Company will be interested to learn that Tina Brown of The Daily Beast has conducted a poll of college-grad office-worker types, showing many of them are forced by economic circumstances to work two or ... More >>
Lance Armstrong has been training lately in Hawaii, a convenient halfway spot before he heads for Australia this weekend. On January 18, he'll make his return to televised cycling competition with the one-day prequel to the Tour Down Under, as we reported earlier.And what do his antipodean rivals th ... More >>
Ken Russell and other crazy people we love.
First, let me say that I love Mark Ebner. He's the dude who punked Scientology by walking into its Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles pretending to be a German rock and roll guitarist. He pulled off the stunt beautifully, resulting in a Spy Magazine article that, for my money, is still the best, most h ... More >>
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Tina Brown looked stunning in a green, flowing ensemble. (Oh, that was Lady Liberty.)
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