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How to run a successful newsroom

Liz Spayd: The highly-touted First Look Media seems to be thrashing in choppy waters lately. The most recent evidence came when top editor John Cook left in quick succession to former Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi. Taibbi's noisy departure came after clashes over management style and other issues. It's pretty clear that First Look and other startups are struggling...

If 97% of Scientists Say Global Warming is Real, 100% Say It Has Nearly Stopped

John Cook’s methodology proves that there is a “pause consensus”. Guest essay by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute The central premise of “global warming” is that human greenhouse-gas emissions will lead to a rise in the earth’s average surface temperature, and that as emissions…

John Cook Leaving The Intercept to Return to Gawker

Mr. Cook, who was the editor in chief of The Intercept, will become deputy editor of investigations at Gawker.

John Cook Leaving Greenwald's "The Intercept" - Another High Profile Bail-Out

John CookLess than two weeks after Matt Taibbi's sudden departure, today we learn of another high-profile bail-out from Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept: John Cook Is Leaving the Intercept to Return to Gawker at the End of the Year. Greenwald's post about Cook's departure is empty by-the-numbers PR-speak, revealing nothing. Which is...

John Cook’s rehire is sign of new, integrated editorial approach at Gawker Media

John Cook is returning to Gawker Media as part of what the company’s editorial director, Joel Johnson, calls its “first executive-level, meta-level team.” Gawker Media will “almost certainly” hire a small team of reporters and researchers...Show More Summary

Elton John Sticks it to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Invoking Tchaikovsky, Tim Cook, and even the iPad, pop's megastar minced no words in calling out the absurd brutality of Russia's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda during a concert in St. Petersburg. read more

The Intercept loses its editor in chief as First Look crumbles

John Cook is out at The Intercept, the investigative news site helmed by Glenn Greenwald and backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar under the First Look Media umbrella. Cook will return to Gawker in an investigatory role after less than...Show More Summary

John Cook leaves The Intercept

Intercept Editor-in-Chief John Cook is leaving the publication and returning to Gawker Media to run investigations, an individual with knowledge of the hire tells Poynter. Cook was previously editor of Gawker. He announced he’d leave...Show More Summary

Elton John Sticks it to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Invoking Tchaikovsky, Tim Cook, and even the iPad, pop's megastar minced no words in calling out the absurd brutality of Russia's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda during a concert in St. Petersburg. read more

Janice Joplin’s Kozmic Blues

John Byrne Cooke, Joplin’s road manager, was by the singer's side throughout most of her career. His new memoir examines Joplin, demons, riotous—and romantic—antics, and all.

What Drives Foodies?

John Lanchester analyzes food obsession: By the end of the twentieth century, it seemed that more or less the entire developed world was shopping and cooking and dining out in a way that was given over to self-definition and self-expression and identity-creation and trend-catching and hype and buzz and the new new thing, which sometimes […]

About That 97 Percent

(October 31, 2014 01:35 PM, by David Henderson) I've posted before (here and here) about the John Cook study that purports to find that 97% of climate scientists believe that humans are the main cause of global warming. Now Richard Tol, a professor of the economics of climate... (0 COMMENTS)

Slugfest Over Taibbi Exodus From First Look Fails to Address Editorial Meddling Doubts

As reader Christopher put it, this got ugly fast. Yesterday, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Schill, and John Cook issued a joint "inside story" on why Matt Taibbi left First Look. Let us note that it is pretty much unheard for journalists to report on personnel matters at their own employer, particularly so rapidly after a story breaks. Show More Summary

Late Night Change of Pace: “A Foodie Repents”

Professional restaurant reviewer John Lancaster, in the New Yorker, says we should “Shut Up and Eat“: … The specifics of how my mother came to be interested in cooking are unusual. She’s the only person I know who learned to make beef Stroganoff as part of the decompression process after running a convent school in [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Tim Cook, authenticity and America's (slowly) changing corporate culture

For years, John Browne led two lives. In public, Browne pretended to be "asexual" while he ran BP, one of the largest corporations in the world. He lived with his mother and took her to business events in lieu of a date. In private,Show More Summary

Report: As a Manager, Matt Taibbi Made a Loud and Unwelcome Racket

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

This afternoon, by way of an entirely unpredictable “second look” from First Look Media, we have an internal item bylined to Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill and John Cook. It’s all about what led to the shocking exit of...Show More Summary

Counting down the top wireless nightmares

Halloween is upon us and FierceWireless is counting down the top wireless nightmares in its annual feature. From Tim Cook's worries over China to John Legere's concerns over Sprint, Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, takes a look at various scary scenarios that are keeping wireless industry executives awake at night. Read more

The Pelicans' cooking intro video was so uncomfortable

So, here are several Pelicans and coach Monty Williams cooking a meal at a New Orleans restaurant: This video features the extremes of acting. We've got Wildly Gesturing Chef Man: No word on whether this is John Tesh in disguise and full of caffeine. Show More Summary

Tuesday Morning Splash

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — Transformational Media Summit: Creative Storytelling in the Offline World at the International FInance Program, noon — Book Rap: John Byrne Cook “On The Road With Janis Joplin” at the National Press Club, 6:30 p.m. The...Show More Summary

Cook, Dawson Share Champions Tour Lead

4 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

John Cook and Marco Dawson shot 7-under 65 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season.

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