Are CNN Staffers Actually Staging a “Revolt” Over Corey Lewandowski?

J.K. Trotter · 06/27/16 12:00PM

On Friday, Page Six reported that CNN staffers were “pissed” and felt “betrayed” after the network’s president, Jeff Zucker, hired Donald Trump’s physically combative former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, as an exclusive contributor to CNN programming. Citing what appear to be at least three sources (including one “TV insider”), the column claimed that female and Latino staffers were particularly alarmed by Lewandowski’s new position:

J.K. Trotter · 07/07/14 10:35AM

Reliable Sources anchor Brian Stelter: “I will eat my remote control—in fact, I will eat my copy of the New York Post—if Murdoch becomes the owner of CNN.”

Hamilton Nolan · 11/12/13 09:58AM

New York Times media robo-reporter Brian Stelter is leaving to join CNN as host of Reliable Sources, its Sunday media news program. New York TV viewers will now find it even harder to escape the Stelter-Shupak power combo.

Why is Brian Stelter Still Writing About Cable News?

J.K. Trotter · 08/21/13 02:28PM

TV reporter and book author Brian Stelter isn’t supposed to write about cable news, given his recent try-out as the new host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, where Howard Kurtz policed the media (well, tried to) before signing with Fox News. But on Monday the Times published Stelter’s report on the cable news upstart Al Jazeera America, citing its executives’ plan to usurp established channels (such as Stelter’s potential employer). And today Stelter reported on Al Jazeera’s litigation against AT&T for dropping the network. Has a would-be media cop lost track of his own conflicted interests?

Leah Beckmann · 04/22/13 05:00PM

The New York Times just torched Times reporter Brian Stelter's new book Top of the Morning, calling it "overblown" and "silly" and comparing it unfavorably with the work of Stelter's partner on the TV beat, Bill Carter. The upside? "Mr. Stelter is just 27, so there’s ample time really to get the hang of this."

Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter Reveals Number-One Dating Secret

Max Read · 02/16/12 01:15PM

Those of you who caught the news (revealed, no doubt coincidentally, in two different articles published on the same day) that New York Times media wunderkind Brian Stelter and NY1 traffic reporter Jamie Shupak are dating — and have been for five months, apparently — may be wondering what we wondered this morning when we heard: What is Brian Stelter's romance secret? (Stelter, after all, is known also for wooing CNBC reporter Nicole Lapin.) We emailed to ask, and Brian tells us:

Brian Stelter No Longer in Media Power Couple

Hamilton Nolan · 07/21/11 01:52PM

In your wilting Thursday media column: the Stelter-Lapin dream couple is no more, WaPo employees get a raise, Vogue's September issue is big, the NYT Co. has glimmers of hope, and the LAT will remake itself, with blogs.

The DC Press Corps' Mutual Defense Pact

Hamilton Nolan · 06/27/11 02:05PM

In your loving Monday media column: Howie Kurtz sticks up for Ed Henry, Brian Stelter gets a book deal, Erik Wemple launches his blog, the NYT profiles the media's most already-profiled people, and the royal wedding saves magazines, momentarily.

Some Thoughts on Casey Anthony Murder Trial Fever

Lauri Apple · 06/26/11 05:34PM

Today's New York Times tells us that the trial of Casey Anthony, who's facing the death penalty for allegedly murdering her toddler Caylee, has become "this year's hot attraction" for tourists passing time in central Florida. Even Mickey Mouse has abandoned his gig to go watch the drama unfold.

NYT Media Reporter Is Dating CNBC Anchor

Hamilton Nolan · 06/15/11 02:00PM

In your weaponized Wednesday media column: Brian Stelter forms a media power couple, the NYT's Week in Review revamp approaches, Keith Olbermann's childishness cataloged, Lloyd Grove lurches drunkenly, and the NY Daily News gets new offices.

Everyone's Ditching Their iPad

Ryan Tate · 04/14/10 06:35PM

A programmer sold his iPad abroad; a reporter auctioned his mom's iPad on eBay; and a media consultant ceremoniously reboxed his iPad. The Twitterati were saying goodbye to their not-so-magical Apple slates — or watching people who did.

The Twitterati Hitch a Ride

Ryan Tate · 03/16/10 08:03PM

Zach Klein and Megan McCarthy tried to hustle their way out of Austin; Brian Stelter and Ana Marie Cox wished bourbon on their audience; and Jeff Jarvis helped an old-media addict escape denial. South by Southwest changed the Twitterati.