Rutenberg has been with the Times since 2000, most recently serving as national political correspondent. During his time at the paper, he has also served as City Hall bureau chief.
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Corkery had been with the Journal since 2005. During his time there he covered a variety of subjects, including mergers and acquisitions, housing and public finance.
Dean Murphy, the Times’ business editor, described Corkery as “both a digger and a story teller, often taking apart complex subjects for readers,” in a memo to staffers.
The revamped NYTimes.com is here, and it’s as good as promised. First of all, look at all that white space! It’s glorious. Navigating between sections is now more convenient; all you have to do is click on the menu in the upper left hand corner. We appreciate that the Times updated its fonts as well.
Perhaps the most noticeable upgrade is article layout, as you can see below.
The much anticipated revamped New York Times website arrives tomorrow. If you’re like us, you’re excitedly anticipating the its debut. If you’re not like us, you’re probably lame. The Times is the best newspaper in the world! It’s getting a fancy new site! If that doesn’t make you want to pound an OE and high five your boys, what does?
Anyway, NYTimes.com has come a long way since it launched in 2001. To showcase that, The Atlantic created that nice little gif above. As you can see, 2001 was a sad, sad time.
For some reason, today The New York Times ran a column that dragged Michael Vick over the coals. The column pointed out the atrocities of Vick’s involvement in dog fighting, as if no one was aware of them. The point of the piece — other than to shake a morally righteous fist at Vick — seemed to be that NFL teams shouldn’t sign Vick, or anyone else who had made mistakes:
The cast of characters in Saturday’s game was a reminder of just how generous the league is with its ridiculous offers of second chances, like Vick’s. Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper made racist remarks about African-Americans — on a team filled with African-Americans — and still ended up starting in the playoffs, the recipient of roaring cheers. Saints Coach Sean Payton was suspended last year for a bounty program in which players were paid to inflict serious injuries on their opponents, and still he was hailed for ushering the Saints to their first ever road playoff win.
What can children who watch the game and idolize its players learn from that?
Here are some things that children can learn from Vick and others playing in the NFL:
We’ve never met The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, but we imagine he’s a solid dude. If nothing else, he’s done some fantastic work for the Times, so that’s worth something. However, today he wrote a short piece announcing that he was dropping the “D” from his byline, and we cringed.
Penning a 321 word piece about dropping a middle initial is something that maybe — just maybe — you simply shouldn’t do. Why? Because no one cares, “Donabet” is kind of a badass name, and pointing out such a minor thing only makes you look self-centered.
In fact, the only way to top that type of egotistic move is to then whine because people are reading about the egotistic move:
The long awaited revamp of The New York Times’ website will take place on January 8. In an announcement, Denise Warren, the Times’ executive VP of digital products and services, said that the new NYTimes.com will be customizable, sleeker and faster than the current one.
The new site also gives the Times the ability to add digital products more easily. “With this redesign, not only are we refreshing the look and feel of our public-facing site, but we have also laid down the foundation that gives us the ability to regularly iterate and enhance the user experience on NYTimes.com,” explained Warren.
We’re excited about the change; especially the cleaner look. As we’ve already seen from previews of the site, there is a welcome influx of white space on the new version.
The Times said some users will be seeing the new site as early as today. If you’re one of the lucky ones, please send us some screenshots. We’d love to get a look at it.
Mediabistro’s UnBeige reports that in February, Duplessis will become Apple’s creative director, with a focus on the company’s marketing team.
Duplessis said he was leaving the Times because it was “time for a new chapter and a new challenge.”
For more from Duplessis, head over to UnBeige.
Haberman has been with the Times since 1977. During his time at the paper he served as City Hall bureau chief, foreign correspondent, and editor of the Times’ Week in Review section. Most recently, Haberman served as a columnist for the Metro Desk. His “Breaking Bread” column has run every Monday since 1995.
You can read Haberman’s last Breaking Bread piece here.
Irwin tweeted that he will miss his WaPo colleagues “enormously.”