Borowitz Report moves to The New Yorker
The New Yorker
Andy Borowitz announces the move in a blog post: "Longtime Borowitz Report readers might ask: how will moving to The New Yorker, known for its excruciating fact-checking, change the Borowitz Report, which is composed entirely of lies? The answer: not at all. The Borowitz Report will be as inaccurate as always..."
Borowitz's obsession with Mitt Romney will now occupy some nice online real estate. "David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, has assured me that I can write whatever I want as long as I don’t make fun of Malcolm Gladwell," he writes. (If he really wants to prove his independence, though, shouldn't he make a Jonah Lehrer joke?)
Last week The New Yorker's owner, Conde Nast, restructured its Media Group. Lou Cona, the company's chief marketing officer, plans to "more fully integrate digital and print, which have often been sold separately," Amy Wicks wrote at the time. Borowitz's popular online column might be one good vehicle for such a strategy. His pieces often appear in the print New Yorker. He's written "Shouts and Murmurs" pieces for years, and that page online includes a widget with his Twitter feed as well "Borowitz Report" stories.