New Yorker magazine wonders who the “next great technology critic” might be now that Walt Mossberg and David Pogue have moved on — but the truth is there isn’t going to be one or two, there will be hundreds.
Josh Marshall of the political blog network Talking Points Memo says that he has pulled his site’s feeds from both Google Currents and Flipboard because he says he sees these services as “scams against publishers”
For some, the news that the widely-followed Horse_ebooks Twitter account was just another marketing gimmick didn’t come as a surprise — but for others, it was just another sign of how boring and predictable the web has become.
Condé Nast and Amazon have a new partnership that lets readers subscribe to magazines through Amazon and activate digital access at the same time. It’s easy to use, but you need to watch the pricing fine print. Here’s our guide to the subscription process.
Nearly 65 percent of U.S. magazines now have a digital replica edition, but those editions make up just under three percent of overall circulation. For some individual titles, though, digital growth was a lot more impressive.
Until now, the Atlantic has been the poster child for traditional media entities that have succeeded online, but the New Yorker looks to be planning some major moves of its own to boost its online presence.
If Fareed Zakaria and Jonah Lehrer had spent more time linking to the original sources of content they used in their writing, they wouldn’t have faced accusations of plagiarism. Their cases and a recent defamation lawsuit against Gawker Media help reinforce the value of the hyperlink.
Facebook Stories, a new original content site that will focus on a different theme each month, is intended to highlight Facebook users’ stories. But with a former Time magazine reporter overseeing an editorial team, does the company have something bigger in mind for Facebook Stories?
Science writer Jonah Lehrer is resigning from his position as a staff writer at the New Yorker, following the discovery by Tablet magazine that Lehrer fabricated Bob Dylan quotations in his bestselling book “Imagine.” Lehrer’s publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will stop selling the book.
The New Yorker has acquired humorist Andy Borowitz’s parody news site “The Borowitz Report.” “This is the first person we’ve hired primarily for his blogging,” NewYorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson says. The magazine is also launching another humor blog today, based on its “Shouts and Murmurs” column.