Andrew Fedorov

It’s Rivalry Week

On deck this week: Susan Matthews, Emily Bazelon, Mark Joseph Stern, Seth Maxon, Hillary Frey, Steve Bloom, Matt “Skip” Kiebus, Damion DaCosta, Tim Rohan, Sophie Haigney, Zach Helfand, and many more…

The Party Hop Won’t Stop

On the town this week: Katy Tur, Tony Dokoupil, Rashida Jones, Lindsay Lerman, Madeline Cash, Mitch Moxley, Sophie Haigney, Magdalene Taylor, Lake Micah, Cat Marnell, Dean Kissick, Ben Goggin, Chris Miller, and many more…

Unit Chairs in the Hot Seat

So far this year, five heads of media unions in New York — a role they describe as like holding a second unpaid job that can give them a new perspective on the publications they work for — have quit their jobs

Let’s Play Ball!

Making moves this week: Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn, Noah Hurowitz, Kermit Alayon, Joshua Pashman, David Haskell, Tirhakah Love, Choire Sicha, Mark Krotov, Lisa Borst, Jordan Castro, Honor Levy, and many more…

Love Comes Swiftly

Oh, the Hangovers We’ve Seen

Out and about this week: Jacob Shamisan, Jessica Pressler, Emily Palmer, Katie Drummond, Mitch Moxley, David Gauvey Herbert, Preya McMahon, Katie Gee Salibury, Sam Sussman, and more…

How The New Yorker’s Ukraine War Reporting Reaches Russians

Contributing writer Joshua Yaffa’s combat dispatches have found a second life in translation on Mediazona, an independent news outlet founded by members of Pussy Riot

The Wall Street Journal Tires of New York Times Poaching

According to recent departees and newsroom sources, editor-in-chief Matt Murray is increasingly frustrated by the steady of stream of losses to the expansionist Gray Lady

Podcasters Let Loose!

In the social column this week: Leon Neyfakh, Steven Phillips-Horst, Evan Hughes, Emily Blunt (sort of), Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Wesley Morris, perpetual party guest Matt Zeitlin, Elvia Wilk, and many more…

Pulitzer Prizes Come with a Surprise Inside

While awards stalwart New York Times won in three categories, the most unexpected award went to first-time winner Insider for illustrated reporting for a comic about Xinjiang internment camps

Party Politics

In the social column this week: Mari Cohen, Peter Beinart, Jonathan Cohen, Kathleen Peratis, Arielle Angel, Nora Caplan-Bricker, David Meyer, David Walsh, Jacob Pittman, Mark Egerman, and a mask maker on a first date with a poet

Offshoring Comes for Condé Nast’s Copy Editors

After a round of layoffs in New York last year, the publisher set up an English-language copy editing hub in Mexico City, leaving remaining employees fearful their jobs are next to be shipped across the border

Hooking Up with The Believer

After the literary magazine published its final issue and laid off its staff, a novel genre of content is now appearing on its website

The Organization Man

How Joseph Kahn spent nearly a quarter-century navigating the politics and pitfalls of the New York Times newsroom to rise from foreign correspondent to executive editor

Late Spring Is Coming

In this installment of our social column: Matthieu Aikins, Dean Baquet, Mark Yarm, Tina Brown, Leah Finnegan, Kim Kelly, Micah Uetricht, Jad Adumbrad, Molly Jong-Fast, and more…

A Young Man in a Hurry

Propelled by privilege, talent, and ambition, Joseph Kahn’s path to leading The New York Times ran through elite enclaves in Harvard and China where he fit in comfortably with the media’s future power elite

IT’S KAHN! New York Times Picks Next Executive Editor

Publisher A.G. Sulzberger announces that Joseph Kahn will succeed Dean Baquet

Making Sense of Vox Media’s New Org Chart

After years of growing through acquisitions, the publisher recently created a new tier of group publishers who oversee both editorial and business operations of its titles

It’s Gala Season! Plus, a Wedding and a Newborn

In this week’s social column: Nadja Spiegelman, Jackson Howard, Kay Gabriel, Betsy Sussler, Mitch Moxley, Joe Bernstein, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Kat Stoeffel, Adlai (but not Stevenson), and more…

Springing Forward

In this week’s edition of our social column: Rachel Seville Tashjian, Kira Brunner Don, Abby Rapoport, Jake Silverstein, Andrew Marzoni, Adriane Quinlan, YuJung Kim, and more!

The National Magazine Awards Ceremony Makes a Return

After two years of handing out prizes remotely, grateful editors gathered to revive one of the biggest occasions on the magazine industry’s social calendar

Taking the Plunge

In this week’s edition of our new social column tracking the ways lives are lived… Kate Lee, Sam Adler-Bell, Ari M. Brostoff, Dana Brown, Emily Nussbaum, Alex Shephard, and plenty of cake

Condé Nast’s Big Union Moment and the Plight of the Permalancers

The announcement that eleven titles representing 500 employees have formed a union comes as welcome news to the publisher’s ranks of “contingent workers” who work full-time for meager wages and without employment protections

Birthdays, Books, Engagements, Trips, and Diplomacy

Introducing our new social column, Vital Moments, tracking the ways lives are lived… featuring Allison P. Davis, Mary Childs, Jack Crosbie, Jo Livingstone, and “that guy Adam”

A Bad Day for BuzzFeed News

After the investigations, politics, science, and inequality teams were offered buyouts, CEO Jonah Peretti says BuzzFeed News going forward will concentrate on “the biggest news of the day, culture and entertainment, celebrity, and life on the internet.”

Growing Up Gus Wenner

A scion of the magazine empire his father, Jann Wenner, founded and sold to Penske Media, the CEO of Rolling Stone is now “basically an employee versus ‘my dad owns the company’”

‘We Are Prepared for This Ukrainian War Fatigue… The Hope Is You Guys Will Continue to Cover These Stories’

Soon after the Russian invasion began, New York magazine scrambled to assemble an ambitious cover package featuring Ukrainians under 30 living through the first weeks after the world they’d known fell apart

The Last Days of Condé Nast Russia

The arrival of Vogue Russia was synonymous with the country’s re-emergence after the Cold War. The decision by it and other American glossies to shut down signals the depths of the nation’s isolation following its invasion of Ukraine.

All Yesterday’s Media Parties

A celebration of Andrew Rice’s new book, The Year That Broke America, draws a crowd nostalgic for their turn of the millennium heyday

A Radical Takes Over as President of The Nation

Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of the socialist quarterly Jacobin, once bemoaned The Nation’s limp leftism. Now he’s in charge of growing its business.

War and Sanctions Hit Ukrainian and Russian Editions of U.S. Glossies

International editions of Condé Nast and Hearst Magazines titles like Vogue Ukraine and Marie Claire Russia face an uncertain future

The Ellies Long March Back to Normalcy

National Magazine Award judging once served as a de facto annual convention for editors. Though this year’s finalists were selected virtually, the winners will be presented (fingers crossed) in person.

Into the Abyss in Ukraine

War came suddenly for the hordes of reporters who streamed into the country ahead of Russia’s full-scale assault of its neighbor

Susan Orlean Gets to Work with the Dead

The longtime New Yorker staff writer on how she’s holding up after enlisting to write a weekly obituary column for the magazine. “David Remnick really wanted me to do Betty White.”

A Headless Slate Awaits the Other Shoe

The site has lost five of its top editorial leaders since New Year’s — including its editor-in-chief, two editorial directors, and an executive editor — while management has begun a push for profitability

James Bennet’s Day in Court Arrives

Since resigning as New York Times opinion editor in 2020, the distinguished editor’s most prominent moments have been as a defendant in Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit

The New Republic’s Pendulum of Power Swings Back to the Beltway

The elimination of New York-based culture staff writer Jo Livingstone’s job comes as part of editor Michael Tomasky’s project to refocus the magazine on political affairs

Sarah Palin Prods a Camera-Shy New York Times into the Spotlight

Former opinion page editor James Bennet ducks the paparazzi as the attention-seeking former Alaska governor’s defamation trial opens following her bout with Covid

An Outsider from Insider Moves In at Fortune

A reputation for micromanagement and meddling preceded Alyson Shontell’s arrival as the first female editor-in-chief of the legacy business title

Catching The Drift

Co-founders Kiara Barrow and Rebecca Panovka explain how their little magazine born at the onset of the pandemic captured the hearts and minds of young literary Brooklyn

About That Napoleon Hat Bryan Goldberg Bought…

Did the French emperor ever truly wear the hat that the CEO of BDG spent $1.43 million on? The 27-year-old Scottish aristocrat who originally bought it while touring Europe sure thought so!

Hanya Yanagihara and Dean Baquet Take the Stage

The editor-in-chief of T talked with her boss about her latest novel, To Paradise, but not about staff departures and complaints at the magazine

All the History Fit to Frame

Tucked inside the New York Times is a museum overseen by David Dunlap, a former reporter whose life has been intertwined with the paper for more than 40 years

A Tempest at T

Hanya Yanagihara’s latest novel has attracted lavish public attention, but the staff who work for her at The New York Times’s fashion magazine say the portrait of her management style is incomplete

What’s Eating Ruth Shalit Barrett?

The fallen star scribe’s nearly 30-year-old journalistic sins were exhumed by missteps in a now-retracted feature in The Atlantic, but her recent lawsuit turns on a decidedly modern magazine concern: television rights.

All the Pandemic’s Parties

How underground nightlife reporters Michelle Lhooq of Rave New World and Brock Colyar of New York shine a light on places where people don’t always want to be seen

Who Wants to Be the Next New York Times Media Columnist?

Ben Smith’s departure for a media startup opens up one of journalism’s plum jobs. Potential successors tell us what they’d do if they were tapped next.

The Way The New York Times Won Its Slack Back 

Once a free-wheeling space for the newsroom to air its grievances, the paper has mounted a campaign to pacify its internal chat platform

The Week Omicron Came to Town

A surge in the new variant surprised a media community longing for a return to holiday parties, resulting in breakthrough infections at BuzzFeed, Insider, New York Magazine, and The Paris Review

The Celebrity Profiler and the Viral Tweetstorm

The fallout over Michael Schulman’s piece on Succession star Jeremy Strong has confounded other practitioners of the form

Do Morning Newsletter Writers Dream of the Hectic Half-Asleep?

Surveying the ongoing battle to be the first thing people read when they grab their phones in the morning

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Inside the Ghislaine Maxwell Media Scrum

Pre-dawn lineups, laggy lo-res live streams, print stars turned podcasters, impounded electronics, frantic phone call filing, hotel room cooking, doodles, and more…

What Happens to BuzzFeed News Now?

After the SPAC, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom is now a small money-losing division of a much larger publicly traded media company

Anti-Woke-Off Breaks Out at Harper’s

Publisher and president John R. MacArthur considers Walter Kirn’s accusation that the magazine terminated him to appease young leftists an outlandish slur

Curse of the Byline Doppelgängers

As The New York Times’s Julian Barnes (“Not the British Author”) and a pair of Alexandra Petris (Washington Post and New York Times) explain, it’s not always easy sharing a name in journalism

Wirecutter Union to Return to Work After Black Friday Strike

While the 65-member editorial team spent the holiday with family instead of combing the Internet for deals, the site continued to publish without staff bylines

Wirecutter Union Announces Black Friday Strike and Boycott

Working without a contract since The New York Times recognized the NewsGuild unit in 2019, the product recommendation staff is walking out during its busiest stretch — and asking readers not to shop with the site

Travel Journalism in the Age of Lockdowns

What do you do when a magazine’s reason to exist disappears overnight?

What Nikil Saval Misses After Trading in Editing for Politics

After being sworn in last year as a Pennsylvania state senator, the former co-editor of n+1 has had to adjust to life as a public official

New York Times Unions Return to the Office for a Labor Rally

At the first in-person event that included all three NewsGuild units at The Times, members denounced management for union-busting and called for better compensation

Mapping a New World Order at Condé Nast

A new strategy for the publisher’s sprawling international editions has scrambled org charts and reporting structures, ushering in the era of the “global editorial director”

Remote Control: Looming Back to Office Mandate Roils New York Times

“The company says that one of the reasons we need to be back in the office is for the culture … and many people say that the reason they don’t want to go back into the office is because of the culture at The New York Times

Freelancers Notch a Rare Win as Hearst Moves to Net Zero Payments

After a Twitter kerfuffle sparked by author Roxane Gay, the magazine publisher will no longer ask writers to pay a fee for the privilege of prompt payments

Perpetual Frailty and the Ever Shrinking Internet

Recent image purges at BuzzFeed and G/O Media serve as reminders of the challenges of creating a cultural legacy in a medium designed for disposability

The End of the Facebook Papers Consortium

The group of news outlets sharing access to a whistleblower’s trove of documents shut down their Slack a day after their stories published, while publications outside the U.S. are still locked out and trying to get access

I’m Not Tired, You’re Tired: Newsletter Writer Fatigue Sets In

Attracted by the dream of being your own boss and writing whatever you want, a hidden truth behind the Substack-driven newsletter boom is sinking in: it is absolutely exhausting

Meet Stanley Chow, the Artist Who Draws All The New Yorker’s Contributor Portraits

“Sometimes, I just don’t think I get enough credit for this job.”

How Time Got Hooked on NFTs

Inside the crypto skunkworks set up by magazine president Keith Grossman, who has turned a personal passion into a new revenue line for the sober news chronicle

Farewell to The Believer

Writers from across the literary journal’s history mourned UNLV’s announcement that the publication will cease next spring

Beyond a Shadow, Doubts Mount

Six months after its editor resigned in disgrace, The Believer’s masthead has thinned and its current owner UNLV says its future is under “review”

How Did The New York Review of Books Get $7.5 Million to Buy Milton Glaser’s Townhouse?

One year after the purchase, the publication has yet to move into the Kips Bay property where New York Magazine was born

Paper Famine Hits Magazines

A pandemic-induced print shortage is upending press runs and sending titles scrambling to lock in supplies

A Betting Guide to New York Times Succession

Speculating about who will be picked as the next executive editor is the media's favorite pastime

Literary Serfs in an Age of Revolt

In a recent novel centered on the underpaid interns of New York’s fanciest publications, Hermione Hoby asks whether a cultural legacy can be simultaneously saved and overthrown

The Feature Creatures of Vox

How is Vox Media making sure its bevy of longform editorial units, now including ones at New York, Epic, The Verge, Vox, Eater, and Polygon, get along?

Done Climbing Mountains, Arthur Sulzberger Takes a Hike

Retired in New Paltz, the former publisher of The New York Times has walked more than 3,000 miles through the pandemic

Tom Bissell’s Wild Ride from Magazines to Video Games to TV

‘There may be money for writing longform, just not for me’

Nick Kristof Wins New Republic Owner’s Vote in Potential Oregon Governor Run

Win McCormack and Carol Butler, a political power couple in the Beaver State, are prominent backers of The New York Times columnist’s foray into electoral politics

Harper’s Has (Yet Another) New Editor, This Time Without All the Drama

Christopher Beha, the magazine’s fourth top editor in the last six years, is taking a six-month book leave… and promises he’ll be back

The Media May Change but the Softball Stays the Same

Buzzfeed successfully defends championship