After less than three years as the top editor of The New York Times, the company abruptly announced Wednesday that Jill Abramson had been fired and replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet, the first black editor to lead the paper.
Reports have indicated that a pay disparity between her and her male colleagues may have played a role in the company’s decision to remove Jill Abramson from her position at the New York Times. The hosts declared that the controversy at the Times proves that the “war on women” is real.
I don't understand this, do you?Here's a full page ad from Pfizer in the New York Times that, it seems to me, makes a prima facie case that the company is engaged in price discrimination against (1) the federal government through Medicare and ACA Exchange plans and (2) uninsured people. Show More Summary
Summary: There was a time when, if a Washington DC TV station wanted to interview someone in New York, that person had to go to a sister station and do a satellite interview. Very fancy companies might have had a Polycom video conference solution, and maybe, just maybe, the techies at the company could get on the phone with the techies at the station to work something out.
The New York Times Company has ousted the newspaper's top editor - Jill Abramson - after less than three years in the job. ||| New York - The New York Times Company on Wednesday abruptly ousted the newspaper's top editor, Jill Abramson, after less than three years in the job and named managing editor Dean Baquet to replace her. Show More Summary
New York Times top editor Jill Abramson was abruptly replaced Wednesday by Dean Baquet, the company announced. The switch means that the first African-American executive editor has taken over from the paper's first female editor.
Dean Baquet, the former editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times who left during the worst of the Tribune Company manhandling of the LAT, today was named executive editor of the New York Times. Jill Abramson is out. No explanation.
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.’s memo to staff: From: NYT Company Mail Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:34 PM To: All Company Employees Subject: Note from Arthur Dear Colleagues, I am writing to announce a leadership change in the newsroom. Effective today, Dean Baquet will become our new executive editor, succeeding Jill Abramson. … Read More
First money becomes a free speech issue, now drones get wrapped up in free speech, too. Sal Robinson at Melville House writes: A coalition of major media companies, among them The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press,...Show More Summary
Square Order is a new app by mobile payments company Square for ordering goods for pickup from local shops, cafes, and restaurants in New York City and San Francisco. Users can pay ahead of time, including tip, and be alerted when their goods are available for pickup. The app effectively replaces the previously released Square [...]
Evidence came recently as The New York Times reported that Snapchat, the popular mobile messaging service, agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that messages sent through the company’s app did not disappear as easily as promised and that it may have misled users about how their information is stored and shared, even if unintentionally. read more
The New York Times reports that Amazon is slowing deliveries of certain popular books to a crawl, apparently in retaliation against publisher Hachette Books. For example, if you want to buy Stephen Colbert's America Again: Re-becoming...Show More Summary
As I continue to track insider activity, I stumbled upon two mid-cap companies that witnessed insider purchases on Thursday, May 8. What’s interesting about these cases is that both companies boast industry leading returns on equity. So, let’s take a look at the transactions and institutional sponsorship: The first company in question is EQT Midstream […]
Time Warner investors as of May 23 will receive one share of Time Inc for every eight that they own in the entertainment giant, the company says in an SEC filing. The new stock will trade under the ticker symbol TIME on the New York Stock Exchange. Show More Summary
The New York Times reports that the single most Republican corporation in America is Georgia-based Flowers Foods — the makers of Wonder Bread. "Flowers is the only food company with a PAC that consistently gives more than $100,000 per election cycle to Republicans and nothing to Democrats," the article said. Show More Summary
The battle over domestic drone use just got a little hotter. This week, a number of media companies, including The New York Times and The Associated Press, accused the Federal Aviation Authority of violating the First Amendment. In a brief filed with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the group of 16 media outlets argued that the current FAA rules,...
In End of Employer-Provided Healthcare: By 2020, S&P 500 Companies May Dump 90% of Workforce into Obamacare I noted that the New York Times, Yahoo!, McClatchy and other mainstream media outlets referred to a healthcare report without having the decency of providing a link.Sadly, this is the norm. Show More Summary
New York Times op-ed: End Corporate Taxation, by Steven Rattner: After years of post-recession somnolence, corporate takeovers and mergers have ballooned to their highest level since 2007, fueled in part by American companies’ fleeing the United States to save tax dollars. Gaming the tax system has, of course, long been...
Charlize Theron's production company Denver and Delilah has optioned Susannah Cahalan's New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, with Dakota Fanning attached to star. The memoir chronicles the author's temporary descent into insanity after contracting a rare autoimmune disease at the age of 24. Doesn't it... More »
At the recent Future of Media conference put on by UK newspaper The Scotsman, there was some very informative field intelligence shared by Jeff Moriarty. Moriarty is currently the chief digital and product officer for Johnston Press....Show More Summary