The New York Times
"Absent your interest and sustained support of the brand of journalism and the standards of the work that we do, there wouldn't be a lot to talk about tonight, or tomorrow morning," David Carr told the crowd, drawn from companies that advertise in the Times' culture pages.
Some blogs were getting so big, they were becoming indistinguishable from existing "section fronts" elsewhere on the site.
The New York Times is starting endorsement meetings early, with one Democratic mayoral candidate slated to meet with the editorial board for an endorsement interview next week, according to a Democratic source.
Peer, whose hiring has been something of an open secret among India media circles recently, replaces Heather Timmons, who is moving to Hong Kong for a new job. The Times is expected to announce the move internally later this afternoon.(2)
Ahead of an avalanche, the 'Times' reminds us this new thing is theirs, and it's called a 'Snow Fall'
The Times may have been mostly just a participant in the way digital storytelling is evolving everywhere in the web's third decade, as some have argued. But they seem to be seizing the opportunity that comes with making the biggest splash and being the brand identified with the evolving form of long-form, visually stunning, "responsive-design" digital-content features.(1)
Abramson also took a gentle dig at the concept of "native advertising," which she said was "for the conference set ... It's the buzzword of 2013's business model discussion at conferences"--such as the one at which she was presently speaking.(1)
There was nothing around there back then. I mean really, nothing but working factories, mostly textile mills with giant mechanized looms churning out cheap sweaters, amazing late-industrial objects to watch, the noises of which became familiar to us quickly as one was still operating on the other end of our floor.(9)
The Times had a combined print and digital average weekday circulation of 1.87 million between October and March, up 17.6 percent from the same six-month period a year earlier, according to the latest figures from the Alliance for Audited Media.
Asked about the status of Media Decoder, which had become a topic of interest among media wonks on Twitter these past few days, a Times spokesperson said the blog is "dormant, not dead."
Toward the end of the call, an analyst asked if there were any plans to take the Times Company private. Thompson said "we're not considering" such a move.
Has Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, "lost the newsroom"?(2)
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Wegman was most recently an editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Before that he was a legal-news editor at Reuters. And before that, he was managing editor at The New York Observer (where he hired me as a fact-checker way back in December 2007.)