Print Is Deader

Hamilton Nolan · 08/05/14 07:41AM

Gannett, the owner of USA Today, announced that it is spinning off its more than 80 newspapers into their own company, because, ah... hey, good luck to all you newspapers, we wish you the best!

Newspaper Company Proudly Launches Shitty Right Wing Tumblr

Hamilton Nolan · 06/18/14 07:40AM

Morris Communications is the publisher of about a dozen newspapers across America, many of which feature jaw-droppingly fascist editorial pages (hi, Florida Times-Union). Now, the publisher has something even bigger in store for the changing media landscape.

The New York Times Is Run by a Human PR Disaster

Hamilton Nolan · 05/15/14 09:31AM

The New York Times, and in particular its publisher, Pinch "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr., is taking a lot of flack for abruptly firing editor Jill Abramson yesterday. Amid the uproar, let's not forget to criticize Sulzberger for this: had it been handled differently, there might not be all this criticism.

Karl Rove Is Not Even an Interesting Troll

Hamilton Nolan · 05/08/14 09:28AM

The Wall Street Journal op-ed page is known as America's premier forum for right wing lunacy. Fine. At least that can be defended as interesting. What cannot be defended is a major newspaper donating space for blowjobs of ex-presidents by their own former advisors.

Bill Keller's Legacy Is the Decline of the Times

Hamilton Nolan · 02/10/14 12:09PM

Former New York Times editor Bill Keller's announcement that he's leaving the paper for a news startup is a smart move. It's also the final act in Keller's long history of proving that the New York Times is not as important as it once was.

Hamilton Nolan · 01/21/14 03:53PM

The publisher of the St. Augustine (FL) Record is asking readers to gather in the paper's offices each night to help proofread pages. "A nice dinner for two to the person who helps us catch the most typos and errors," she writes. God, that is humiliating. Related.

The Wall Street Journal on the Nuclear Option: 2005 vs. 2013

Hamilton Nolan · 11/22/13 11:11AM

Today, the Wall Street Journal's editorial page decried the Democratic Senate's use of the "nuclear option" to end filibusters of presidential nominees, sniffing, "They view the minority as an inconvenience to be rolled." But... but you said before...

Who's Left at the New York Times?

Hamilton Nolan · 11/13/13 02:54PM

The New York Times has long been considered the top of the media food chain, the final stop in a journalism career. No mas. In recent weeks, the Times has been leaking talent left and right. Who do they have left that they really need to hang on to?

Hamilton Nolan · 10/09/13 08:33AM

Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow was fired on Monday with little warning or explanation. The reason, according to a new report: he refused to fire five staffers the company ordered him to fire.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/06/13 02:40PM

Here is an exhaustive rundown of the shitshow that is the Philadelphia newspaper business. (Including a Jann Wenner-esque owner putting his 20-something child in charge of an entire online operation!)