Reporter, The New York Times. Ex-Londoner.

Salon’s Editorial Staff Plans to Unionize

nytimes.com — The editorial staff of the online magazine Salon plans to unionize, according to a letter posted on a union website on Thursday, the second major web publication to do so in recent weeks. The move comes a month after employees at Gawker Media voted to unionize, and Salon, which was started in 1995, has opted to work with the same union, the Writers Guild of America, East.

Charleston Newspaper Brings Local Perspective to Shooting

nytimes.com — CHARLESTON, S.C. - Glenn Smith, the projects editor for The Post and Courier here, was with friends last Wednesday night when a colleague called. "He said: 'I've just heard that people have been shot at the church near your house. You need to get over there as soon as possible,' " Mr. Smith recalled.

Brian Williams Scandal Shows Power of Social Media

nytimes.com — The soldiers who prompted Brian Williams's fall from one of the most powerful jobs in the media had first tried to blow the whistle on him in 2003. But that was before the Internet became ubiquitous. And so, like most people who had a problem with the news, the soldiers had few options.

Arianna Huffington Renews Contract for Four Years

nytimes.com — Arianna Huffington, a founder of The Huffington Post, has signed a new four-year contract to remain chairwoman, president and editor in chief of the publication, ending speculation that she might leave now that its parent company, AOL, was acquired by Verizon.

Dow Jones Begins New Round of Layoffs

nytimes.com — Dow Jones, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, will begin a round of job cuts on Thursday, encompassing union employees in its newsroom, management positions and staff members outside of America, its union said.

NBC plans to let Brian Williams stay, but not as anchor

charlotteobserver.com — NBC is planning to announce Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its "Nightly News" show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his experiences during a helicopter attack in Iraq, according to two people briefed on the discussions who requested anonymity because the discussions are private.

Former Guardian Editor Janine Gibson to Head BuzzFeed’s British Operation

nytimes.com — Janine Gibson, a former senior editor at The Guardian who left the newspaper recently after being passed over for its top editor's post, will join BuzzFeed as the editor in chief of its British operation.

James Murdoch to succeed father Rupert Murdoch as CEO of 21st Century Fox: reports

smh.com.au — Succession plan: Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch. Photo: AFP Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old chief executive of 21st Century Fox, is planning to hand over the reins of the media conglomerate to his son James, two people briefed on the plans said on Thursday.

Rupert Murdoch Planning to Hand Reins of 21st Century Fox to Son James

nytimes.com — Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old chief executive of 21st Century Fox, is planning to hand over the media company's reins to his son James, two people briefed on the plans said Thursday. The elder Mr. Murdoch will remain at the company as executive chairman, and his son Lachlan will take on the position of co-executive chairman, the people said.

Huffington Post in Limbo at Verizon

nytimes.com — Over the last couple of years, an array of media companies, venture capitalists and wealthy individuals have quietly explored buying a stake in The Huffington Post. The most recent valuation, according to half a dozen people briefed on the matter: about $1 billion.
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Jul 06, 2015

Surely one of the messages here is that it is so, so much easier to run a small country than a big one: nytimes.com/2015/07/05/bus…

Jul 05, 2015

RT @RobertMackey: Another poll-fail: exits in Greece referendum suggested narrow 3 point win for No; count so far: 22 point landslide twitter.com/twittprognosis…

Jul 04, 2015

RT @TheBuffaloNews: Richard Matt had to drop 40-50 pounds in order to fit through this pipe at end of escape route buffalonews.com/city-region/co… pic.twitter.com/KyaOz215RN

Jul 04, 2015

RT @maggieNYT: Clinton advance aides create a rope line for the press, moving with the candidate pic.twitter.com/9S7CpVt7x4

Jul 04, 2015

RT @LeoJCarey: This a great obit. The Econmist's obituaries editor Ann Wroe is a real artist. twitter.com/davidedgarwolf…

Jul 04, 2015

RT @deray: Today's @ClarionLedger cover w/ all of the Mississippi legislators silent on removing the confederate flag. 7/4. pic.twitter.com/YjBbxZnpOD

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