Bloodied and booked in domestic dispute, news anchor Rob Morrison dominates the tabloids
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It's not every day that both tabloids lead with scandalous news about a local media personality. (The most recent example must have been right around this time last year when "Good Day NY" anchor Greg Kelly was facing rape allegations.)
So we couldn't resist presenting without comment the News and Post treatments of Rob Morrison, the WCBS anchor accused of choking his wife, CBS financial news anchor Ashley Morrison, at their Connecticut home. And whose bloody-nosed mug shot was really the only logical choice for today's wood.
In other news...
NBC News has hired David Axelrod. [NYT/Media Decoder]
Lex Fenwick is still working to "sharpen" things at Dow Jones. [The Financial Times]
Margaret Sullivan's verdict on the New York Times-Tesla test drive dustup. [NYT/Public Editor's Journal]
The Conde-fication of Bloomberg Pursuits. [W.W.D.]
Vogue breaking up with Andre Leon Talley? [NYP/Page Six]
Quote of the day...
With more technology, and fewer resources at many media companies, the balance of power between the White House and press has tipped unmistakably toward the government. This is an arguably dangerous development, and one that the Obama White House — fluent in digital media and no fan of the mainstream press — has exploited cleverly and ruthlessly. And future presidents from both parties will undoubtedly copy and expand on this approach.
Gracious of NYT to correct reporter Amy Chozick's glaring error in which Newsweek was described as having "stopped publishing" @nyteileen— Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv) February 19, 2013
Scarborough: "Roger Ailes figured it out...That's why he was going to Chris Christie, trying to ask him to run for president."— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) February 19, 2013
Remember...for cable nets the crawl is not a benefit for the viewers. It is an excuse to not cover stories on the air.— InsideCableNews (@InsideCableNews) February 19, 2013
In which a quartet of incredulous local news anchors marvel at Morrissey's "clout" in getting the Staples Center to go meatless for his concert there:
The New Yorker has launched a new web vertical focused on business:
The New Yorker’s new online hub for business coverage and commentary, The Business Pages, launches today on newyorker.com. It will feature business content from the magazine, as well as original Web content from Malcolm Gladwell, James Surowiecki, John Cassidy, Amy Davidson, Ken Auletta, Tim Wu, and many others. Xerox is the exclusive launch sponsor of The Business Pages. Weekly features on the site include “The Idea of the Week,” an infographic visualization of an important business or financial issue; “The Number,” a deep dive into an economic indicator, data point, or other figure that best captures what’s happening that week; a video series hosted by James Surowiecki, tied to hiscolumn in the magazine, The Financial Page; and “How Do They Make Money?,” a series that asks how different people make their livings—from street musicians to shoeshine men to fishermen. The hub will also provide links to classic New Yorker stories about business.
“Our hope is that The Business Pages becomes a place for readers who care about economics, people, and, most important, ideas,” said Nicholas Thompson, the editor of newyorker.com. “We want to do what The New Yorker’s business coverage has done for eighty-eight years, but with Internet speed, to reactquickly to business trends and breaking news.”
“The New Yorker is an iconic brand evolving to meet the growing need for digital ‘always on’ news and information,” said Christa Carone, the chief marketing officer for Xerox. “We see The Business Pages as a complement to our brand transformation, using technology and innovation to deliver services that simplify how work gets done.”
Today’s posts include Ken Auletta on the future of television; Tim Wu on Apple and the debate over open and closed software companies; John Cassidy on the economics of the sequester debate; and James Surowiecki on the problem with the banking industry. We also are unlocking, for the first time, Kelefa Sanneh’s feature on the Scotch industry, from the print magazine.
Visit The Business Pages here: http://www.newyorker.com/business