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Maggie Koerth-Baker Named Monthly Columnist for New York Times Magazine

Maggie Koerth-Baker has been hired by The New York Times Magazine as a science columnist. Hugo Lindgren, editor-in-chief of the Times Magazine, tweeted the news, calling Koerth-Baker “wonderful.”

Koerth-Baker is a published author and science editor for BoingBoing.net. Her work has also appeared in publications such as Discover and Popular Science.

The first of Koerth-Baker’s monthly columns is available online now.

Mark Leibovich Joins New York Times Magazine

Mark Leibovich is joining The New York Times Magazine as chief national correspondent. Leibovich has been a political reporter for the Times, most recently covering the Republican primaries. Leibovich will also contribute to the paper’s Style section.

Below is the memo announcing the move from Hugo Lindgren, editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazine.

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New York Times Magazine to Get New ‘Ethicist’

Ariel Kaminer is leaving her spot as The New York Times Magazine’s Ethicist columnist. According to Capital New York, Kaminer is headed to the Metro desk, where she will write features. Per a memo from Hugo Lindgren, there will be a few guest Ethicists before a replacement is announced.

“Ariel took on a tough assignment when she agreed to be the new Ethicist,” Lindgren said in the memo. “As we all know, many of our readers don’t exactly greet change with open arms. But with her fresh, distinctive voice, Ariel breathed life into the column. Her counsel was elegant, well-reasoned and forceful.”

Kaminer’s last column will run in the April 29 issue.

The New York Times Magazine To Get iPad App… In Two Years

We’re big fans of The New York Times Magazine under the direction of Hugo Lindgren. It’s pretty much the number one reason we subscribe to the weekend edition of the Times. Judging by Lindgren’s talk at Columbia Journalism School yesterday, he knows that the magazine is doing well, but he did admit one mistake: Not pushing for an iPad app.

Lindgren explained that he had the chance to get a separate app made, but let it slip by:

When I got there, we had a budget to create our own app. Literally, we were about to hire our own people and the budget disappeared. And I got pretty focused on the magazine, on the print magazine, because that’s where we needed a lot of attention. And I probably kind of blew it a little bit not fighting that hard enough, and we’re going to get that restored.

Exciting, right? We’d love to read the magazine separate from the Times’ app. But Capital New York reports that Lindgren said the app won’t be ready for about two years.

Two years! Will there even be an iPad in two years??? We might be living on Mars in two years! Will we even want to read on Mars, since it’s a new planet and all?

Life is unbearably difficult sometimes.

Latest New York Times Magazine Cover is a Gem

Arem Duplessis, the Design Director at The New York Times Magazine, has done it again. The above cover is spectacular. Duplessis tweeted that Hugo Lindgren, the Editor-in-Chief, “comes in my office and says he wants 1028 little illustrated people on our cover,” and the result is one of the reasons we love magazines.

Also, Tim Enthoven, the illustrator, did each of those people by hand. Fantastic work fellas.

Bill Keller Ends New York Times Magazine Column, Moves to Op-Ed

It seemed like each time Bill Keller wrote a column for The New York Times Magazine, half the world loved it and half the world hated it. From lamenting the lure of Twitter to wishing that people would stop writing books, each piece brought a strong reaction from readers, but apparently not a strong enough one from Keller himself.

According to WWD, Keller is ending his column in September. He says that he’s moving on to the Op-ed section because it’ll give him more freedom. “The magazine column has been fun — and I’ve loved being part of Hugo’s relaunch — but op-ed has greater license to have opinions, and a day-before deadline,” said Keller.

Hugo Lindgren complimented Keller’s pieces, calling them “smart.” He also noted the old adage that there’s no such thing as bad press.

Going to the Op-ed section is a good move for Keller. He’s certainly got a knack for getting the media world wound up (which is what we love about him – there’s nothing more fun than watching media people lose their minds over a column), and as he said, he’ll be able to take it to a new level in the Op-ed section.

We look forward to the ensuing criticism or praise that those columns will generate almost as much as the columns themselves.

Hugo Lindgren Pokes Fun at Frank Rich Debut in New York

This week’s New York features the anticipated debut of Frank Rich. When Rich left The New York Times for the magazine, it was quite a loss for the paper. And then, more recently, New York appeared to be rubbing it in that he was now writing for them. So it’s good to see Hugo Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief of The New York Times Magazine, poking some fun at New York for its cover.

Lindgren tweeted this morning, “Hey @dixonanddixon [the guy behind the mag's design], why is Frank Rich’s name so small on the cover of @nymag? Shouldn’t it be bigger than the logo?”

A little rivalry is always a good thing.

Why did Bill Keller Resign as The New York Times’ Editor?

The announcement today that Bill Keller would be replaced by Jill Abramson as Executive Editor at the New York Times was something of a bombshell. Keller, it seems, has been achieving a higher and higher profile lately with his columns for the Times. So what’s the story behind this? The official statement is that Keller stepped down, and his boss Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the paper’s publisher, accepted his resignation “with mixed emotions.” But is there more to it than that?

Hamilton Nolan at Gawker speculated:

The official word is that this was completely Keller’s decision, and “with a formidable combination in place to succeed him, he felt it was a good time to step aside.” Fine. Could be the truth, and that’s it. Then again, could be more to it. The NYT may very well have another round of newsroom cuts coming down the road—declining print ad revenue will not be replaced by online ad revenue (or paywall revenue), so eventual cutbacks are inevitable. Keller’s already presided over one major round of newsroom layoffs. Maybe he just didn’t want the heartache of doing another

Another question is: how long has Keller wanted to leave? In a recent Esquire interview with Keller, it seems that he may have thought he would be working the job for much longer.

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The New York Times Magazine Gathers More Banned Words

Last week we told you about the list of banned words that Hugo Lindgren had found from the previous editor at The New York Times Magazine. The list included such cringeworthy (that’s probably on the list now that we think about it) words as “celeb” and “hubby.”

At the end of his post, Lindgren then invited readers to submit words they hated, and today the 6th Floor Blog has published the entire list. That’s it on the right, hanging in the Times’ office. As you can see, people submitted a lot of words.

Here’s a few that we agree with:

  • boffo
  • nosh
  • über- anything
  • sammich

Any words you’d like to add?

‘Celeb,’ ‘Eatery,’ and Other Words The New York Times Magazine Doesn’t Use

There are certain words that people just cannot tolerate. For example, FishbowlNY doesn’t like “moist.” Something about it just grosses us out. Today Hugo Lindgren sheds some light on the words that the previous editor at the New York Times Magazine banned, and as he notes, it’s still relevant.

A sample of the prohibited words:

  • zeitgeist
  • staffer
  • hubby
  • celeb
  • duo
  • indie
  • bistro

We’re trying not to take offense to that last one.

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