'Washington Post' and 'Times' in dueling 'Mother Jones' profiles
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With all the noise emanating from Mitt Romney's now-infamous secretly videotaped "47 percent" presentation, was there any chance that Mother Jones, the underdog nonprofit lefty mag credited with breaking the story wide open, wasn't going to end up landing profiles in the print editions of both The New York Times and The Washington Post?
Although in the case of the Washington Post piece, which explains "How Mother Jones got the Romney '47 percent' story," one might wonder whether venerable media writer Paul Farhi reads any of the other reporters on his beat: Both BuzzFeed's Ben Smith and Politico's Dylan Byers each wrote pretty much this very same feature a day before.
The Times, on the other hand, takes a look at Mother Jones' "long history of public affairs journalism."
In other news...
Barry Diller and Scott Rudin have a new book-publishing partnership with The Atavist. [The New York Times]
More cuts are coming to Conde Nast. [Adweek]
Quartz has a new publisher and a Monday launch date. [Adweek]
HuffPost Live, one month later. [Mashable]
The New York Observer's nightlife and society magazine, Scene, is getting a website that will replace The Velvet Roper. [The New York Post]
More departures at the Daily News. [The New York Post]
BuzzFeed gets a chief creative officer. [Ad Age]
Good founder on laid-off staffers: "I worked very hard to get them on board and they chose not to be and that’s why we had to part ways." [Adweek]
Matt Lauer, "anchor animal." [NYP/Page Six]