Time

cyberporn-cover-100

‘Cyberporn’ scare of 1995 demonstates the early Web’s corrective power

This article was republished with permission from the 1995 blog.

The demotion last month of Brian Williams, the former NBC News lead anchor, was testimony, at least in part, to the power of social media to expose and debunk.

The New York Times made that point last week, saying the storm over Williams’ falsehoods — among other tall tales, he was accused of lying about his presence on an Army helicopter in 2003 that took fire in Iraq — “began with … Facebook comments, was amplified by Twitter and reached a crescendo as amateur sleuths took to YouTube to fact-check Mr. Williams’ reporting.”

Such unmaskings, the Times suggested, were far more difficult “before the Internet became ubiquitous.”

Well, maybe.

But memorable unmaskings there were in the mid-1990s, the time of the early Web, when just a fraction of the American adult population was online. Read more

Tools:
0 Comments

Career Beat: Kevin Krolicki named Washington bureau chief at Reuters

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Kevin Krolicki has been named Washington bureau chief at Reuters. Previously, he was Japan bureau chief there. (Poynter)
  • Michael Oreskes is now senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR. Previously, he was vice president and senior managing editor of The Associated Press. (Poynter)
  • Amy Gardner is now senior local politics editor at The Washington Post. Previously, she covered the White House there. (Washington Post)
  • Dakarai Turner is now a reporter and multimedia journalist at WMAR in Baltimore. Previously, he was a reporter at WLTX. (TV Spy)
  • Julie Shapiro is now news editor on the global continuous publishing desk at Time. Previously, she was news editor at DNAinfo.
Read more
Tools:
0 Comments

Career beat: Cheryl Fair named general manager at KABC

Good morning! Here are some career updates from from the journalism community:

  • Cheryl Fair is now general manager at KABC in Los Angeles. Previously, she was news director there. (Rick Gevers)
  • Jorg Stratmann is now associate publisher at Time. Previously, he was Time’s executive sales director for the northeast. (Email)
  • Maura Egan is now editor-at-large at Travel + Leisure. She has worked for T Magazine, Yahoo, Refinery29 and The Huffington Post. Amy Schellenbaum will be digital editor for Travel + Leisure. Previously, she ran Curbed’s national site. Flora Stubbs will be articles editor at Travel + Leisure. Previously, she was a founder of Condé Nast Traveller. Thessaly LaForce will be senior editor at Travel + Leisure. Previously, she was editor of New York magazine’s SEEN.
Read more
Tools:
0 Comments

Career Beat: Natasha Vargas-Cooper joins Jezebel

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Natasha Vargas-Cooper will be a senior reporter at Jezebel. Previously, she was a staff writer at The Intercept. (Capital)
  • Meredith Long will be publisher of Time magazine. Previously, she was executive director of West Coast operations. (Poynter)
  • Howard Fineman will be Global Editorial Director at The Huffington Post. Previously, he was an editorial director there. (Poynter)
  • Brian Barrett will launch a site with The Awl. Previously, he was editor of Gizmodo. (@brbarrett)
  • Annalee Newitz will run a new tech site at Gawker Media. She is the editor of i09. (Gigaom)
  • José Guzmán will be News Operations Manager at KDEN in Denver. Previously, he was a photographer there.
Read more
Tools:
0 Comments

Meredith Long will be publisher of Time magazine

Time Inc. Thursday named Meredith Long publisher of Time magazine, responsible for supervising sales and marketing operations.

Long, 38, began her 12-year career at Time as an account manager and has worked in the magazine’s offices in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to a release announcing her hire. In February 2013, she was promoted to her most recent position, executive director of West Coast operations.

Here’s the release:

MEREDITH LONG NAMED PUBLISHER OF TIME

(New York, January 15, 2015) — Meredith Long has been named Publisher of TIME, it was announced today by Evelyn Webster, Executive Vice President, Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME).

Long, 38, will oversee the integrated sales and marketing operations across all platforms of one of the world’s largest news brands, with more than 70 million TIME readers worldwide in print, online, mobile and social media.

Read more
Tools:
0 Comments
2015, as the new year, in a keyboard

What are your tech and social media resolutions for 2015?

2015, as the new year, in a keyboard

Less time spent wading through your email? More time spent away from tech? Less selfies? More selfies? It’s almost a new year and, like with the resolutions you may be making about more exercise and less Uber riding, you may also have some work-related resolutions. I asked a handful of journalists about their tech and social media resolutions for 2015. What are yours? Email or tweet them to me and I’ll gather them into this story.

Tech resolutions

S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor (at large), Quartz: My tech resolution for 2015 is to embrace the chaos. In 2014, I read every story on getting more organized, commissioned a few myself, experimented with a few productivity apps, even went to see an email doctor to help me winnow down my inbox of 145,000 messages. Read more

Tools:
1 Comment

Career Beat: Joel Lovell joins ‘This American Life,’ The Atavist

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community.

  • Joel Lovell will join “This American Life” and The Atavist. He was editing special projects for The New York Times. (Huffington Post)
  • Hernán Rozemberg will be editor-in-chief of the San Antonio Current. He is metro editor for the Lafayette Journal and Courier. (Media Moves)
  • Mike Wilson will be editor of The Dallas Morning News. He’s the managing editor of FiveThirtyEight. (Poynter)
  • Byron Pitts has been named co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts is chief national correspondent at ABC News. (Huffington Post)
  • Ben Pershing will be editor at National Journal Daily. He’s the Washington editor at National Journal. Tim Alberta is now a senior political correspondent at National Journal. Previously, he was senior editor of National Journal Hotline.
Read more
Tools:
0 Comments

Goodbye, Stephen Colbert, love, NYT

The New York Times

“I think it’s gonna leave a hole in my night,” The New York Times’ David Carr says in this farewell video the Times published Thursday. “I really liked getting tucked in by Stephen Colbert.”

In the video, the Times’ Bill Carter, Nicholas Confessore, William Rhoden, Mark Leibovich, and Carr all talk about Colbert’s show.

More goodbyes:

Mashable has a walking goodbye with Google Map Street View studio tour.

Vulture has lots of famous people saying goodbye.

And Time has four enemies of Colbert’s saying goodbye, including Suey Park. Read more

Tools:
0 Comments

Career Beat: Newsday makes 2 executive appointments

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community.

  • Paul Likins is now vice president of digital operations at Newsday Media Group. Previously, he was head of revenue operations and programmatic solutions for Wenner Media. Stefanie Angeli is now senior director of national sales at Newsday Media Group. She previously led sales at Mom365.com. (Email)
  • Gregg Birnbaum is now managing editor, head of political content at New York Daily News. He is a deputy managing editor at Politico. (Email)
  • Matt Cooper is now politics editor at Newsweek. He has covered the White House for Time, The New Republic and U.S. News and World Report. Ross Schneiderman is now a senior editor at Newsweek. He has contributed to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Read more
Tools:
0 Comments

NYT corrects: Pope didn’t open heaven to pets

A New York Times story by Rick Gladstone carries a hefty correction explaining that pooches are still barred from everlasting paradise:

An earlier version of this article misstated the circumstances of Pope Francis’ remarks. He made them in a general audience at the Vatican, not in consoling a distraught boy whose dog had died. The article also misstated what Francis is known to have said. According to Vatican Radio, Francis said: “The Holy Scripture teaches us that the fulfillment of this wonderful design also affects everything around us,” which was interpreted to mean he believes animals go to heaven. Francis is not known to have said: “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.’’ (Those remarks were once made by Pope Paul VI to a distraught child, and were cited in a Corriere della Sera article that concluded Francis believes animals go to heaven.) An earlier version also referred incompletely to the largest animal protection group in the United States.

Read more
Tools:
2 Comments
Page 1 of 6123456