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Chuck Klosterman Discusses His Non-Role Role in the David Petraeus Scandal

The media demands that the non-essential be essential, and so we now know what Chuck Klosterman thinks of his peculiar involvement in the David Petraues scandal. In July, Klosterman addressed a question in his Ethicist column for New York Times Magazine that many now speculate was written by Paula Broadwell’s husband.

The question was from an anonymous husband whose wife was cheating on him with a “government executive,” whose job was “to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership.” It sounded a lot like something Broadwell’s husband would talk about. However, Hugo Lindgren, editor of the Times Magazine, denied this was the case.

Despite Lindgren’s statement, the media storm picked up, and so it was only natural that Klosterman addressed the situation.

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New York Times Public Editor Gets it Wrong

Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times’ public editor, has been great since taking on the role, but when she attacked Nate Silver, she was wrong. Silver, the author of the political blog FiveThirtyEight, has become a target for Republicans lately because his prediction model has President Barack Obama easily beating Mitt Romney next Tuesday.

Joe Scarborough recently called Silver and his work out, and so Silver asked Scarboroguh to bet on the election results. “If you think it’s a toss-up, let’s bet,” tweeted Silver, to Scarborough. “If Obama wins, you donate $1,000 to the American Red Cross. If Romney wins, I do. Deal?”

Sullivan caught wind of the bet and called out Silver:

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New York Times Suspends Andrew Goldman for Twitter Remark

The New York Times has decided to discipline Andrew Goldman, the writer of the “Talk” feature in the Times Magazine, for his Twitter outburst last week. Goldman had drawn criticism for lashing out at a female author when she suggested his material was sexist. Capital New York received an email from the magazine’s editor, Hugo Lindgren, that stated Goldman will keep his job at the Times Magazine, but will be suspended for four weeks.

The decision to take Goldman to task is timely, considering the paper’s standards editor — Philip Corbett — just sent out a memo reminding staffers of the company’s social media guidelines.

In the note — available in full on the public editor’s blog — there is a section mentioning freelancers:

As with all of our ethics guidelines, these principles also apply to freelancers in connection with their work for The Times. Readers do not distinguish among bylines, and regular contributors in particular are closely associated with The Times. Editors have a responsibility to ensure that freelancers understand their obligation to protect The Times’s reputation.

New York Times Writer Incurs Wrath of Public Editor for Sexist Material

Andrew Goldman, the regular contributor for The New York Times Magazine’s “Talk” feature, is getting soundly criticized for what some claim to be a pattern of sexist and misogynistic questions during the interviews he conducts. The latest incident even prompted a response from Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ public editor.

In Goldman’s latest interview, he asks the actress Tippi Hedren if she ever thought about having sex with a director to advance her career. Jennifer Weiner, a published author, noticed Goldman’s question, and took to Twitter to criticize him for it — specifically because she thought he had been sexist in the past. Weiner’s tweet prompted Goldman to tweet back to her that she “would have liked at least to have had opportunity to sleep way to top.” Eventually Goldman apologized, and he has since deleted his Twitter account.

Sullivan noticed the incident, and asked Hugo Lindgren, the editor of the Times Magazine, about it.

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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.

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