Steven Brill's Iron Curtain

Ryan Tate · 09/15/09 07:08AM

New Yorker contributor and media entrepreneur Steven Brill now says 1,000 newspapers have signed "letters of intent" to explore charging for their content, twice as many as a month ago. These aren't meaningful numbers. But Brill needs them to be.

Cuts at Condé, Leno's Big Pick, The Glenn Beck Exodus

cityfile · 08/14/09 01:29PM

• The next top editor to fall victim to budget cuts at Condé Nast, at least according to Keith Kelly: Architectural Digest editor Paige Rense. [NYP]
• The first guest on Jay Leno's new show on Sept. 14: Jerry Seinfeld. [THR]
• Jay, Conan, Jon, Jimmy, Jimmy, or Craig? Now more than ever, celeb (and their publicists) are being forced to choose between late-night hosts. [THR]
• At least a dozen advertisers have abandoned Glenn Beck's show now that he's established himself as the most vile human being on television. [NYT]
• A big group of media companies—including CBS, NBC, Disney, News Corp., and Viacom—have teamed up to give the Nielsen ratings a run for its money. [NYT]

New Trial For Anna Politkovskaya's Accused Killers

Hamilton Nolan · 06/25/09 12:46PM

In your breakthrough Thursday media column: a new trial for a Russian journalist's murder, a mini-Jayson Blair at a college paper, Steven Brill's optimistic projections, and Boston Globe staffers are unhappy with their lot in life.