Construction was done to accommodate all of the paper's several-hundred employees on floor seven; they previously occupied floors six and seven. The News is looking to rent out the sixth floor but hasn't yet found a tenant, sources said.
Gibbs announced in a staff memo this morning that Michael Duffy and Radhika Jones have both been promoted to deputy managing editor.
We're reliably told that Bloomberg, who founded the company in the early 80s and built it into a financial news and information titan, will write for Bloomberg View as well as wrangle bold-faced bylines for the site, which launched in 2011 as an opinion supplement to Bloomberg's flagship news service.
When Allan returned from his two-month Australian detail on Oct. 8, he seemed to be getting back to business as usual. Rupert Murdoch even poked his head into one of Allan's editors' meetings to say hello, something the News Corp. chairman hadn't done in awhile, according to one of our sources. But he's been missing since Oct. 24, sources tell Capital, with Jesse Angelo running the editorial show.
"What's so teerrribllle about Rupert Murdoch?" Colbert goaded his guest. "He's a successful businessman, is that your problem with him? Because he's profit and you work for a non-profit? Are you jealous?"
"It would not be false to say we discussed some sort of potential Gawker Media/Business Insider merger/partnership/collaboration," Blodget told Capital when reached for comment via email. "We did!" But he added: "I would just caution folks not to start hyperventilating about it."
Max J. Rosenthal has signed on as a Beirut-based Middle East bureau chief who will largely focus on the war in Syria; Sophia Jones will be a Middle East correspondent based in Cairo. WorldPost also is in the process of looking for someone in China, mostly likely to work out of Beijing, where HuffPost editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington and executive editor Peter Goodman have been rubbing elbows with heads of state and other Davos types at a Berggruen Institute conference they're currently attending.
The goal of the promotion is to convert people who buy single copies of the Times at newsstands into new paid digital subscribers, as well as to collect data on newsstand readers.
Rayman's termination, which was handed down by editor-in-chief Tom Finkel, is the latest in a string of downsizing at the Voice over the past several years.
The New York Times' sales team got a vote of confidence from chief executive Mark Thompson amid a report this week that the paper of record's sales reps are struggling.