Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the early frontrunner in this year's race for mayor, today proposed that the city's school system ditch textbooks in favor of tablets as part of a broader speech about education policy.
"I'm proposing that we move all of our 1,700 schools from a system of textbooks to a system of tablets," she said today, during a wide-ranging speech at the New School.(1)
Capital has learned that Rebecca Dana, previously a senior editor at Newsweek and one of the magazine's young stars, left the magazine last month to work on a book for Amy Einhorn at Penguin/Putnam. Her first book, a memoir called Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde, is due out from Penguin/Putnman in January and covers her time working for Brown. (Further departures, as well as layoffs, are expected, and if you know of any, please drop us a line!)
The latest magazine circulation report tells a familiar story: Newsstand sales continue to slide, while digital editions continue to pick up steam, even if they only generate a sliver of sales throughout the industry.
Murdoch's tablet newspaper 'The Daily' makes it official, announces layoffs for 29 percent of its staff
50 full-time employees, or about 29 percent of the publication's full-time staff, are being let go while the sports section will begin to rely more heavily on third-party content and the opinion pages will be absorbed by the news section.(1)
"Certainly from the beginning we wanted to do something that felt like a print magazine," said Klenert. "We've started smart, small and nimble and we'll grow from there." "A weekly felt a nice compromise to the frenetic rush of a daily and the detachment of a monthly, so we could be on the news but not necessarily just of the news," said O'Brien. "We felt this was a nice counterpart to the web experience we offer readers."