Call it an early spring reorganizing. Media firms have made sweeping management changes, none more than Ziff Davis Media, which filed Wednesday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. United Business Media restructured CMP into four distinct divisions, while Nielsen Business Media announced its four-member Entertainment Group leadership team. On the naughtier side, Penthouse Media Group is planning a $250 million initial public offering.
In focus: Pulitzer winners on the way out
David Cay Johnston, 13-year New York Times veteran and 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner, who said he considers working at the Old Gray Lady “the greatest honor of [his] life,” accepted a buyout on Wednesday, following Supreme Court reporter and 1998 winner Linda Greenhouse out the door. Across the continent at the Los Angeles Times, Pulitzer winners David Willman and Sonia Nazario are on another buyout list.
More people believe Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) than the New York Times.
Thirty years after Ben Bradlee, portrayed by Jason Robards, famously declared the Washington Post a family newspaper in All the President's Men, this coverage of an expletive-laced fight between Clinton campaign gurus shows it still is.
The Atlantic Monthly cuts down on word counts with The Current.