A couple of items from the local media scene:
Mike Amon is leaving Newsday this Thursday to become an editor at the Wall Street Journal’s Greater New York section. (The Journal recently hired editor Kirsten Danis away from the Daily News.)
And over at the New York Post, Jennifer Fermino — who has written some of the most memorable Anthony Weiner stories – will now be that paper’s transit reporter. [clarified]
Update: The Post’s former transit reporter, Tom Namako is now an editor at the paper.
Eliot Spitzer’s In the Arena has been canceled, according to Media Decoder.
CNN had hoped a Crossfire-like exchange between the former New York governor and conservative columnist Kathleen Parker would help restore its prime-time ratings, but it didn’t happen. So they tried shedding Parker and the forced camaraderie, but apparently that didn’t help.
Earlier this week, YNN–the upstate sister station of NY1–sent a team of reporters to Washington D.C. to cover the swearing-in of Kathy Hochul, with an eye toward its impact on Western New York.
It’s a familiar trek for NY1 reporters, who frequently travel to Washington for stories about the city’s Congressional delegation, but one that’s Read More
On page 6 the Amsterdam News, a correction about a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Jay DeDapper, adjunct professor of journalism at CUNY and contributor to Buzz 60.com, says,”If you ever get into the argument with somebody that prime time cable ‘news hosts’ are actual reporters, just show them this clip from Chris Matthews.”
According to DeDapper, Matthews is not interested in interviewing any of the leading GOP 2012 candidates “because they’re boring.” It is, according to DeDapper, “a perfect example of why prime-time cable ‘news’ is anything but. A wasteland populated by entertainers posing as journalists. And they’re not even that entertaining….”
Here’s what Matthews told his audience last night:
“I don’t want an interview with any of these guys. Let me tell you something. I don’t think any one of them excites the Tea Party People.”
Matthews video after the jump.
Columbia University’s much-lauded school of journalism is preparing to launch a new publication with an emphasis on “accountability journalism.”
And they’re looking to hire an editor. So, if you have any recommendations…
Tonight, former New York City Park Commissioner Henry Stern is hosting a silent auction to raise money to fund six investigative journalism fellowships.
Among the items being sold: a “rare Adlai Stevenson handkerchief” from one of his presidential campaigns in the 1950s — $50; “two rare political pins: George McGovern and Adlai Stevenson” — $50; and “1,000 vintage baseball cards, from 1909-1979 w/ Mickey Mantle” — $500.
New York Times Metro Editor, Carolyn Ryan, on New York 1 News.
According to Carolyn Ryan, The New York TimesMetro Editor, there’s been a change in the way Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been treated in the press.
Since leaving the Boston Globe for The Times in 2007, Ryan said the press used to be “remarkably deferential to the mayor, even a little docile.” Now, there’s “more truthsquadding, and a bit more bite.”
Albany, she said, is a different story.
“My sense is that the press – other than Fred Dicker – is a bit puzzled about how to cover Cuomo,” Ryan said, in an email interview last night [links are mine].
Here’s Carolyn Ryan:
a tipster points us to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, which shows Mr. Birnbaum getting patriotic at Ground Zero on Sunday night after Osama bin Laden’s death.
I emailed Birnbaum to ask if that is him. He emails, “Oh no, that is me and I am quite proud of it!”
New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman is taking his act to the Internet.
Haberman emailed friends this evening to announce that after a somewhat abrupt ending of his 16-year print column last month, he’ll continue writing for The Times.