Reporter, The New York Times. Ex-Londoner.

Nikki Finke, Hollywood Chronicler, Said to Be in Talks With Politico — Politico has been in talks to hire the Hollywood journalist Nikki Finke to write about Washington as a political columnist, people familiar with the discussions said Friday. Ms. Finke has visited Washington to meet with senior Politico staff, but has not committed to the move, said the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were continuing.

Layoffs begin at The New York Times as buyout volunteers fall short — The New York Times: More staff to go. Photo: Bloomberg The New York Times and its primary union said on Tuesday that the paper was laying off at least 21 employees because it had not received enough voluntary buyouts to cover newsroom budget cuts.

Stuyvesant High Student Admits He Didn't Make $72 Million on Stock Trades — An article in New York magazine about a high school student who had earned eight figures trading stocks was a hoax, a representative for the student said Monday night. The article appeared in the magazine's "Reasons to Love New York" issue. No.

David Denby to Step Down as New Yorker Film Critic — David Denby, a film critic for The New Yorker since 1998, will step down from that role in early 2015, though he will remain a staff writer, the magazine said over the weekend.

Meltdowns at The New Republic and Rolling Stone: Reporter's Notebook — The Times media reporter Ravi Somaiya wrote Monday about the staff exodus at The New Republic and also about the controversy surrounding Rolling Stone and its coverage of a gang rape at the University of Virginia. Here Mr. Somaiya writes about what he calls a surreal adventure.

Alan Rusbridger to Step Down as Editor of The Guardian — Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, who oversaw a period in which the newspaper expanded from a British broadsheet to a global brand and won its first Pulitzer Prize, announced Wednesday he will step down next summer after 20 years in the role.

Report Says C.I.A. Used Media Leaks to Advantage — The Central Intelligence Agency leaked classified material to reporters to shape the perception that its detention and interrogation program was an effective tool in thwarting terrorism, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday.

Rolling Stone tries to regroup after disputed rape article — Will Dana, managing editor of Rolling Stone. The magazine has acknowledged that it now has reservations regarding the University of Virginia campus rape article. Photo: Richard Perry/The New York Times Started nearly a half-century ago as a chronicle of 1960s counterculture, Rolling Stone established its journalistic credibility with provocative coverage of politics and current affairs.

Revolt at the New New Republic — In retrospect, last week's meltdown at The New Republic should have been easy to predict. The quintessential social media mogul - Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard roommate - buys the ultimate symbol of the old media, a progressive opinion journal that dates back to the Woodrow Wilson administration. What could possibly go wrong?

Rolling Stone Tries to Regroup After Campus Rape Article Is Disputed — Started nearly a half-century ago as a chronicle of 1960s counterculture, Rolling Stone established its journalistic credibility with provocative coverage of politics and current affairs.
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Dec 19, 2014

RT @lpolgreen: “A woman in my heart.” Another stellar writeup of @candyfight’s extraordinary photographs.…

Dec 19, 2014

In other Hollywood news: Nikki Finke has been in talks with Politico to write about politics:…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @peterlattman: .@nytimes photographer Barton Silverman is retiring after a 5-decade career. Would ya look at this shot of Namath!?

Dec 18, 2014

@pbump Another potential factor in backlash: algorithms really suit companies, as they're opaque. Airline pricing, for example.

Dec 18, 2014

It's kind of weird how apparently devoted the MTA is to making sure it's hard to tell what station you're at from inside a train.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @nytimesworld: Follow correspondent @damiencave for live updates from Havana, Cuba. Today's front-page story:

Dec 18, 2014

@geneweingarten @ssstrom Interesting, sometimes accidentally revealing, comments from those in the picture here:…

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