Guys Suing HuffPost: Hey, We Invented the 'Mish-Mash of Crap' Idea

Hamilton Nolan · 05/25/11 02:14PM

In your absurd Wednesday media column: a lawsuit against HuffPo proceeds, Amazon dives into book publishing, Bloomberg View is totally out there, the New York Times has a drug pusher's business strategy, and e-commerce is your future.

New AP Stylebook: Now With More Corn Smut

Hamilton Nolan · 05/16/11 02:10PM

In your overcast Monday media column: a new yuppified AP Stylebook, NewsBeast's ad troubles, HuffPo keeps on poaching, Carol Smith to Hearst, and Glamour's iPad revolution.

Good News: New York Times Still Popular Enough to Spoof

Hamilton Nolan · 05/10/11 02:00PM

In your blazing Tuesday media column: a new NYT parody, the NYT scores a good columnist for once, the news on the news in jail, the AP wants the bin Laden death photos, and HuffPo bloggers won't put up, so shut up.

Chris Matthews' Right-Wing Pundit Crush

Hamilton Nolan · 05/04/11 01:26PM

In your brash Wednesday media column: Chris Matthews' wacky idea of "influential journalists," Alex Kuczynski strips, AOL's momentary earnings lapse, Adam Moss's reading list, crazy UK libel laws, and Newsweek's subtle Bin Laden cover.

Bin Laden Saves DC Reporters From Annual Dose of Ridicule

Hamilton Nolan · 05/03/11 02:06PM

In your moody Tuesday media column: Bin Laden saves the White House press corps, HuffPo people moves, Andrew Sullivan's traffic, a missing Al-Jazeera reporter, and Michael Wolff speaks (some more).

What Makes People Want to Work for the Huffington Post?

Hamilton Nolan · 04/25/11 02:05PM

In your magic Monday media column: HuffPo hires some more, Elvis Mitchell loses another job, DC ladies discuss The New Yorker, MSNBC sloganizes, Brian Williams jokes, Katie Couric states the obvious, Adweek rhapsodizes, and Reader's Digest's CEO is out.

Dilbert Creator Defends Gwyneth Paltrow From Privileged Black Woman

Adrian Chen · 04/22/11 11:22AM

The ridicule heaped on Scott Adams after being caught using a pseudonym to defend himself on message boards has left an indelible impact on the Dilbert cartoonist. He is now a defender of all famous people from the internet's smears. Let him explain why a black woman blogger has no right to criticize Gwyneth Paltrow's privilege, because she's a black woman.

HuffPo Writers Sue For Their Piece of the Pie

Hamilton Nolan · 04/12/11 10:17AM

Ever since The Huffington Post sold itself off to AOL for an enormous pile of treasure, the legions of people who've been happily blogging for HuffPo for free for all these years have been asking themselves: Hey, shouldn't we get a piece of that pie? Now, they are demanding it.

Arianna Huffington's Ego Rules AOL, Says Arianna Huffington

Ryan Tate · 04/07/11 03:29PM

Two months after AOL acquired her website the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington has begun refashioning the internet conglomerate into a gigantic digital mirror whose reporters will document every last twitch of her ego. Or so says Arianna Huffington.

The Three Luckiest Guys in Tech Had an Awesome Week

Ryan Tate · 04/07/11 02:20PM

Meet Greg Coleman, Sundar Pichai and Neal Mohan. They are having an awesome week. A week that involves, collectively, roughly $150 million dollars in bonuses; monster severance for short-lived jobs; and orders to report to a new boss in Paris.

AOL Is Firing People for Being Bad at Firing People

Ryan Tate · 04/06/11 07:01PM

Few managers enjoy firing people, but at efficiency-obsessed AOL, layoff skills are apparently considered crucial: The internet conglomerate just dismissed a top editor for firing writers and then telling them they could write for free.

What is AOL Thinking?

Ryan Tate · 04/06/11 01:31PM

Extending a wave of layoffs, AOL reduced its entire business news team to one or two people and is expected to use Huffington Post staff to pick up the slack. Because that's what HuffPo is famous for: business news.

You're Fired. Would You Like To Work for Free?

Ryan Tate · 04/05/11 05:58PM

Now that the Huffington Post has taken over editorial operations at AOL, freelance AOL movie writers will be transitioned to a new compensation model that replaces contractual pay with deep, deep appreciation and possibly compliments.

Shocking Photo Alerts College Students to the Existence of Oral Sex

Hamilton Nolan · 03/29/11 12:47PM

In your saddening Tuesday media column: college newspaper sex scandal of the day, cable news borrows liberally from a blogger, Computer Weekly folds in print, unpaid HuffPo writers prepare to speak, and a Reuters journalist is killed in Iraq.

At Least One Washington Post Employee Is Making Millions

Hamilton Nolan · 03/24/11 02:00PM

In your persnickety Thursday media column: Katharine Weymouth has a sweet gig, NPR fights back on "liberal bias," dark predictions for HuffPo, Steven Brill sells out, and Jay-Z mysteriously controls The Atlantic, apparently.

CNN: Less Politics, More News

Hamilton Nolan · 03/23/11 01:55PM

In your improbably snowy Wednesday media column: CNN's new strategy, all important and unimportant NYT news, HuffPo tells AOL freelancers their fate, Jane Pratt's back, and an honest journalism job ad.