Andy Carvin Tweets 1200 Times In One Weekend; Drinks (Not) On Bill Keller; Eliot Spitzer Sued For $60 Million


Today in Press Clips, people in media are doing what they do: tweeting, e-booking, getting sued, and drinking, though not together and certainly not on Bill Keller’s dime. NPR’s prolific tweeter Andy Carvin got even more prolific, the New Yorker is entering the e-book game, Eliot Spitzer may have done a little defaming, and Bill Keller will not stand his employees a drink.

  • Andy Carvin, the NPR senior strategist who is most famous for tweeting a lot, tweeted even more this weekend as the revolt in Libya boiled over. Carvin tweeted a truly astonishing 1,201 times over the course of the weekend, 879 of those tweets on Sunday alone. That’s almost 37 tweets per hour. Even Carvin was taken aback. As we wrote this post, he tweeted about 50 times. [Romenesko]
  • Bill Keller’s leaving his executive editor position at the Times, and his going-away party will have a cash bar. We’re not invited, but if you want to crash, it’s on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Canal Room. Also: is that flyer (above) for real? [Gawker]
  • Eliot Spitzer is getting sued for $60 million for defamation for something he wrote in a Slate column titled “They Still Don’t Get It” from last summer. Spitzer is being sued by William Gilman and Edward McNenney, former insurance executives at Marsh & McLennan, for allegedly falsely suggesting that they committed insurance fraud. Gilman and McNenney were indicted on fraud charges, but their convictions were eventually thrown out. They’re also suing the Slate Group. We’ve called Slate for comment but haven’t heard back yet. [Bloomberg]
  • The New Yorker is getting into e-books. It’s publishing one called After 9/11, which will be a collection of essays and articles from the magazine, and it’s being released in the buildup to the 9/11 tenth anniversary issue. The New Yorker joins news outlets such as The New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, ABC News and Vanity Fair who have all gotten into the e-book business. After 9/11 costs eight bucks and, as Joe Pompeo notes, it includes “vignettes from the magazine’s trademark ‘Talk of the Town’ section by Hendrik Hertzberg, John Updike, Jonathan Franzen, Susan Sontag, Calvin Trillin and George Packer; deeply reported features by Adam Gopnik, Seymour Hersh, Jane Mayer, Jon Lee Anderson and Steve Coll; criticism by Malcolm Gladwell; and fiction by Don DeLillo.” [Joe Pompeo/Yahoo]