J.K. Trotter · 02/23/16 09:22AM

The New York Times has awarded David Carr fellowships to three journalists: John Herrman of The Awl, Amanda Hess of Slate, and Greg Howard of Deadspin. The paper established the fellowship after Carr, who wrote the influential Media Equation column, died of complications related to lung cancer in February 2015.

BuzzFeed Pulls Writer’s Employment Offer Over Leak Allegations

J.K. Trotter · 01/06/15 05:30PM

The small staff of Boston.com, the breaking-news site associated with The Boston Globe, is still reeling from weeks of internal unrest stemming from a series a viral posts about a Harvard professor and a Chinese restaurant published in early December, which resulted in a retraction, some disciplinary actions, and a suspension for one staffer. The turmoil’s latest casualty, however, involves a previously unrelated party: a young journalist who was about to start a fellowship at BuzzFeed.

Gabriel Snyder Will Replace Franklin Foer at The New Republic

J.K. Trotter · 12/04/14 02:35PM

Something is afoot at The New Republic. Though no official announcements have been made, we’re told by staffers that the office is buzzing with rumors that Gabriel Snyder, a digital advisor at Bloomberg Media and former editor of The Atlantic Wire and Gawker, has been hired as its new editor-in-chief—replacing Franklin Foer in the magazine’s top spot. (Update: Foer has resigned.)

J.K. Trotter · 11/12/14 05:21PM

Ex-First Look editor Matt Taibbi has landed a new feature-writing gig at Grantland. Taibbi has also returned to writing for Rolling Stone.

J.K. Trotter · 07/14/14 01:00PM

David Plotz, the editor-in-chief of Slate, is stepping down after six years. His deputy editor, Julia Turner, takes over the online magazine today.

J.K. Trotter · 03/28/14 02:29PM

Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein is the new editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine. According to Politico, Silvertein started out as “a reporter for the Big Bend Sentinel, a weekly newspaper in Marfa, Texas.”

Facebook's Newest Hire Cost Sony $24 Billion

Adrian Chen · 06/27/11 01:20PM

Just a month after George "GeoHot" Hotz was sued by Sony for hacking the PlayStation 3, he's got a new gig: He's working at Facebook. Think of what kind of example this sets for the kids.

Meet Al Qaeda's New Acting Leader, Saif Al Adel

Max Read · 05/17/11 06:29PM

Hey guys! Can I have everyone's attention, please? Where's Heather? Does anyone know where Heather is? Well, can you go grab her? We've got a big announcement. Yes, that's right, we've decided to appoint an acting chief of Al Qaeda.

Robert Gibbs Might Go Work at Facebook

Max Read · 03/27/11 11:00PM

Get ready for some truly horrible jokes from our nation's least funny people, political pundits: Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may be joining Facebook in "a senior role in helping to manage the company's communications."