TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Media People

NY Times Exec Editor Dean Baquet Explains His Biggest Fear

dean baquetAs executive editor of The New York Times, Dean Baquet has a lot on his mind. But what bothers him the most? What worry swirls in his head? Baquet told The Daily Beast his primary fear is how the Times reports on dangerous areas.

“My biggest concern is how to cover the world right now when it’s really dangerous,” explained Baquet. “How the hell are we going to cover what is a new, heightened U.S. intervention in a region in which the enemies of the U.S. have proven that they do really bad things to journalists? That’s the thing that keeps me most awake at night.”

Baquet also said that he worried about President Obama’s attempts to stop any reporting on national security subjects. He described Obama’s attitude toward the press as “disturbing.”

For more from Baquet, check out the full interview.

Martha Stewart Wants Gwyneth Paltrow to ‘Be Quiet’

Shutterstock_MarthaStewartMartha Stewart has had it with Gwyneth Paltrow. In an interview with Porter magazine, Stewart sniped that no one can be her except her.

“She just needs to be quiet,” said Stewart. “She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.” Oh daaaaaaammmmmmnnnn. 

This isn’t the first time Stewart has taken issue with what she perceives as actresses attempting to be like her. Regarding Blake Lively’s weird-as-hell lifestyle site Preserve, Stewart said “Why would you want to be me if you could be an actress?”

If Stewart willingly attacks Paltrow and Lively, is any female actress safe from her wrath? We highly doubt it.

Joanna Coles Discusses Cosmo

Joanna Coles GRefinery29 has published an interesting and thorough interview with Joanna Coles, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan.

Coles discusses a variety of subjects, and it’s well worth your time. Below are some highlights. Click through for the entire piece.

On critics who attack Cosmo for covering fashion as well as more serious issues:

I don’t understand why men are allowed to talk about sports and women aren’t allowed to talk about fashion. And, somehow women who do talk about fashion are taken less seriously than men who drone very boringly on about sports.

On how Cosmo maintains its success:

Read more

Rich People Mad at Other Rich People

Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo and her billionaire husband, Andres Santo Domingo, are pissing off their Gramercy Park neighbors. According to the New York Post, the couple is having a geothermal well installed under their home, and the drilling is “deafening.

A geothermal well, for those who are interested, is a heating/cooling system that you cannot afford.

Installing a well of this nature requires a 1,600-foot hole, and that means a lot of loud drilling. Santo Domingo’s neighbors are furious. One person told the Post it was “unconscionable” for the couple not to consider the noise.

The head of the Gramercy Park Block Association added, “People are calling me in the middle of the night saying they can’t cross the traffic. They should have been working with us to address safety.”

How will this all end? Will the residents of Gramercy Park persevere? We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any developments. In the meantime, try and put their suffering out of your head and enjoy the weekend. We know, it will not be easy.

Anna Wintour Answers The Scene’s 73 Questions

Can you write down the one fashion word you wish everyone would stop using? How do you feel about Brooklyn?

These are two of the 73 rapid-fire queries Anna Wintour answers in the latest edition (Episode #5) of The Scene’s Web series 73 Questions. A number of her staff colleagues and Oscar de la Renta lend able support as Wintour walks and talks through the halls of a busy media and fashion empire.

AnnaWintour73Questions

Read more

NBC Pays for Matt Lauer’s Helicopter Commute

How was your commute to work this morning? Was the train packed? Did various strangers emit odd odors? Did anyone yell about Jesus? If you’re like most people, you probably answered “Shitty, yes, one guy smelled like a rotten ham sandwich, of course.” However, if you’re Matt Lauer, you had a completely different set of answers, because you flew via a helicopter paid for by NBC.

According to The New York Post, as part of Lauer’s recent contract extension, NBC pays for him to fly back and forth from his home in the Hamptons.

“NBC News chiefs want to do everything to keep Matt happy,” a source told the Post. “They believe Today has turned a corner and he is the key to its continuing success. They agreed to pay for his helicopter flights to the Hamptons and back, so he can spend more time with his family.”

Please think of this tomorrow morning when you’re elbowing someone too immersed in their Metro to get out of your way. We bet it’ll give you some extra oomph.

[Image: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com]

Michael Bloomberg is Returning to Bloomberg LP

It seems like only yesterday that Michael Bloomberg was chiding us for drinking large sodas and eating too much salt. In fact, that was about nine months ago. During the time since he vacated the mayor’s office, Bloomberg has become bored. And so he’s returning to a little company called Bloomberg LP, as its CEO.

According to The New York Times, Bloomberg is taking over the company from Dan Doctoroff, who prefers to resign rather than continue with the way things have been. Doctoroff told the Times that when a man returns to a company he founded and still carries his name, that’s pretty much a wrap:

Mike is kind of like God at the company. He created the universe. He issued the Ten Commandments and then he disappeared. And then he came back. You have to understand that when God comes back, things are going to be different. When God reappeared, people defer.

How much do you think Bloomberg is going to like hearing himself described as a god? On a scale of “Oh he’s going to love it” to “He might die from happiness.”

[Image: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com]

NY Times Public Editor to Deliver CUNY J-School Commencement

MargaretSullivanHeadshotThis will be a great speech. Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times’ public editor, will serve as the commencement speaker at CUNY’s graduate school of journalism on December 19.

Sullivan has only been with the Times since 2012, but in that short amount of time she has established herself as one of the paper’s best public editors.

“We’re delighted to have such a thought-provoking journalist, one who is constantly wrestling with the thorniest issues of journalistic ethics and integrity, addressing our graduates as they enter the field of professional reporting,” said CUNY Dean Sarah Bartlett, in a statement.

Greg Coleman Talks BuzzFeed

Greg Coleman, the new president of BuzzFeed, has an interesting way of talking about the company. In an interview with USA Today, Coleman described BuzzFeed as a rocket ship and said he was happy to be part of the “Huffington Post mafia,” which makes us wonder if he knows what “mafia” means.

Coleman explained that for now, he’s just trying to get up to speed. “I’m meeting, learning, listening,” Coleman said. “In the next couple of months, I’m gonna be catching up to the rocket ship, getting into the rocket ship. Then once I catch up, I’ll figure out how to add the value the team here wants me to add.” We hope he brought his space suit.

Read more

Arianna Huffington: ‘I’m 64-Years-Old and I’ve Never Had Plastic Surgery’

MilaMoursiTwitterProfilePicThere is a fountain of brand information in the latest installment of Harper’s Bazaar‘s “Beauty Diaries.” Here for example is what Arianna Huffington told the magazine’s senior beauty editor Jessica Prince about her approach to skin care:

“I’m 64-years-old and I’ve never had Botox, fillers or plastic surgery, but I do believe in great maintenance. I see aesthetician Mila Moursi for facials or microdermabrasion every three weeks. She specializes in women who don’t want to have plastic surgery.”

Read more

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>