Richie Rich Rich Boy Jared Kushner Hates Taxes on the Rich

Hamilton Nolan · 12/07/11 11:00AM

There is nothing more amusing on a Wednesday morning than to read some of the New York Observer's voluminous, fawning Occupy Wall Street coverage, and then immediately afterwards read the paper's invariably horrific in-house editorial of the week, which is dictated from on high by the paper's owner, millionaire real estate scion and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose silver spoon gives him divine guidance on the issues of the day.

Jared Kushner Just Launching Any Old Paper Now

Hamilton Nolan · 11/02/11 01:28PM

In your wispy Wednesday media column: Jared Kushner's latest scheme, Michele Norris's replacement, the gradual death of print continues, Harper's Bazaar revamps, and Chris Matthews make a funny.

Judith Miller Angered by Concept of Responsible Journalism

Hamilton Nolan · 09/30/11 02:05PM

In your mordant Friday media column: Judith Miller critiques someone else's journalism, the Occupy Wall Street Journal is coming, the NYO begs for a raise, Slate redesigns, and Jill Abramson wants questions from you.

The Godfather of Media News Is Semi-Retiring

Hamilton Nolan · 08/24/11 02:21PM

In your era-ending Wednesday media column: Jim Romenesko is semi-retiring, cartooning for The New Yorker is hard, the NYO broadsheet is here, a weather lady is scared of earthquakes, and newspapers have grown.

The Onion's Paywall Is Coming

Hamilton Nolan · 08/05/11 01:21PM

In your ferocious Friday media column: The Onion won't be free online forever, the Brits call for Piers Morgan, celebrity magazine circulation plummets, WaPo Co. revenue drops, and the New York Observer's back to broadsheet, baby.

America's Most Trusted Political Reporter: 'Don't Know'

Hamilton Nolan · 05/20/11 03:20PM

In your finally Friday media column: America's love affair with political media knows no bounds, Twitter will get reporters fired, Katie Couric leaning towards ABC, Elizabeth Spiers has eyes everywhere, and Kurt Andersen's, um, indie bistro of words.

The New York Observer's Trump Problem

John Cook · 04/13/11 04:00PM

Pouty fathead Donald Trump is a tailor-made character for the New York Observer, which purports to monitor Manhattan's smug oligarchy with a gimlet-eyed detachment. And his semi-coherent presidential grumblings, which count as news just about everywhere else, make ideal grist for the Observer's mill. Too bad he's the owner's father-in-law.

Gossip Girl: The Whore of Babylon

Richard Lawson · 10/26/10 12:05PM

On last night's episode we saw the terrible lemur's return of one Jennifree Q. Humphrey, Brooklyn's most hated daughter, the Sephora eyeliner department's most loyal customer, and our favorite character. And by "favorite" we mean "make her go away."

New Magazine Named After Extinct Creature

Hamilton Nolan · 10/15/10 01:38PM

In your gusty Friday media column: a new fashion magazine, undermining at the Chicago Tribune, gay anchors invade the airwaves, the NYO hires a media reporter, and Gannett's money isn't as long as it looks.