Here Is the VICE Style Guide

Hamilton Nolan · 09/25/14 01:20PM

Many media outlets have style guides, which governs all matters related to writing style. We got a copy of Vice's style guide. Here it is.

30 More Buyouts Coming to the New York Times

Hamilton Nolan · 12/03/12 09:26AM

The New York Times, like the rest of the newspaper industry, went through a painful series of buyouts after the 2008 financial collapse exacerbated the already ongoing collapse of the newspaper industry. In 2009, they cut 100 positions. In 2011, they had 20 more buyouts. This morning, they announced they want 30 more.

Here's the Script Target Is Using to Train Its Employees to Be 'AMAZING'

Hamilton Nolan · 10/01/12 10:00AM

Devil-tinted big box retailer Target has one great competitor that keeps its executives awake at night. No, not Wal-Mart—Amazon. It's Amazon that is poised to become the amorphous online "big box" of the future, leaving today's big, concrete boxes in a perilous position. But Target has a plan to save itself: it will give all of its customers an AMAZING shopping experience.

Washington Post Event Has #Hashtag Name Just to Be #Cool

Hamilton Nolan · 03/13/12 02:19PM

Put on your thinking caps, go into active listening mode, and stretch out your inside voices, Washington Post employees: it's time for a good old-fashioned in-house daylong corporate brainstorming session. No idea is too wacky to win the $1,000 prize! Looking at you, Hipness Desk. So remember to RSVP for this big event, #PostDisrupt. Is it on Twitter? No, there's just a hash tag in the name. For reasons of #Disrupt #Journalism #Hipness #BobWoodwardIsDoneAndWeNeedSomethingBig. The full email is below.

Young Sulzberger Is Coming Home to the Big City

Hamilton Nolan · 03/06/12 03:28PM

A.G. "Baller of a New Generation" Sulzberger—son of NYT publisher Pinch Sulzberger, heir to the throne of the Times empire, and natural wisenheimer—has completed his exile in Middle America, where he helmed the Kansas City desk and was forced to endure prolonged periods of subpar vegetarian cooking. He's coming home... TO RULE. To work on the Metro Desk, we mean. Don't fool yourselves; he'll be ruling soon enough.

The AP Must Beat Blogs, Demands AP Memo Leaked to Blog

Hamilton Nolan · 12/13/11 03:00PM

You would think that the AP would be satisfied with its status as "last remaining source of non-local 'news' for 95% of American newspapers." But no! Now they want to be kings of the internet, and whatnot, as well.

New York Times Asks For More Newsroom Buyouts

Hamilton Nolan · 10/13/11 10:33AM

The following email just went out to New York Times newsroom staffers. These are the first buyout offers the paper's put out since the real depths of the recession in 2009. "Voluntary," yes. But not a good sign.

Who Broke the Speaking Rules at the New York Times?

Hamilton Nolan · 10/11/11 08:54AM

New York Times ethics cop Phil Corbett just sent out the following memo to the newsroom, reminding them about the paper's rules for paid speaking engagements. (Thomas Friedman, among others, has had trouble with this in the past.) An NYT source says "they don't send these reminders out unless someone breaks the rules or screws up." So who was it? Email me if you know.

David Leonhardt Named NYT Washington Bureau Chief

Hamilton Nolan · 07/22/11 10:24AM

As predicted, economics columnist David Leonhardt is the new Washington bureau chief of the New York Times, taking over for Dean Baquet, who's moved up in the world. The announcement memo, which just went out, is below.