As the New York Times faces budget cutbacks and new digital media threats, talks of an enormous buyout have risen a good deal in media circles. And rumor has it that the Donald has been recently hosting meetings on ways to become its new owner. It's safe to say that the Sulzberger family would never even imagine giving the reigns over to Trump, especially after he crudely criticized columnist Gail Collins.
So yeah, no.
Cue his advice from The Apprentice for further research.
Yesterday, Runnin' Scared brought you news of Picture the Homeless' funding fracas.
The Bronx-based non-profit has received $240,000 in public money over the last five years, but payouts got frozen this week as the City Council investigates squatting allegations.
Picture the Homeless says that the City's move stems from a New York Post story claiming that a non-profit member taught illegal squatting classes on the taxpayers' dime -- an allegation the group disputes.
Now, Picture the Homeless is strongly considering legal action against the tabloid.More »
When Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show Feb. 29, it sure seemed like the end of an era might be upon us.
Public outcry prompted sponsors to pull support from the show, leaving many to wonder whether the conservative stalwart would have much longer to lash out against liberals and ladies.
To be fair, Rush did
damage control issue an apology, but many saw the mea culpa as meaningless -- worthy of all-out mocking.
But as bad as Rush's gaffe might be -- and to be clear, it is bad -- you have to wonder: could this bolster Limbaugh's languishing career?More »
Yesterday, Runnin' Scared wrote about a series of photos chronicling a group of neo-Nazis in Greenpoint.
Runnin' Scared has recently learned that these polemic pics are at least two years old.More »
Three's a trend, didn't you know, and so we'd be remiss not to report that the other weekly paper that comes out on Wednesdays is losing its third staff writer in
a single week three weeks. First there was Azi Paybarah, then Reid Pillifant (both are going to Capital New York); and now there's culture reporter Daniel D'Addario, who gave notice today, according to a leak we received this morning.
Today in Press Clips: Jim Romenesko is kind of retiring, but not fully, Nikki Finke will provide voiceovers for entertainment news clips, the journalists who have been trapped in the Rixos Hotel since Sunday are now free, and Shaquille O'Neal tried to get with a reporter at Newsweek. Just your average Wednesday.
Earthquake! Earthquake earthquake earthquake. Earthquake?
No, sorry to disappoint, but we're doing Press Clips today despite any geological interruptions. Weird things happened this fine Tuesday in media, and some of them didn't involve the unusual earthquake that hit the east coast, causing our desk here at 36 Cooper Square to tremble slightly for 10 seconds.More »
Press Clips has returned, or rather a short, bastardized version of Press Clips has returned, special for today. There's a fair bit of media news today, most of it involving highbrow New York news startup Capital New York. It's gaining some new staff members and also $1.7 million from an angel investor, and generally having a good day. First, non-CNY-related news:
The testiness between the Huffington Post and New York Times continued late this week with HuffPo/AOL chief Arianna Huffington taking a lunch speech as yet another opportunity to needle Times executive editor Bill Keller. To be fair, Keller started it, but at this point, it's the Times that'd be slumming by deigning to scuffle with an aggregating machine anyway, while Huffington wins headlines and actually some hearts (not to mention Times employees!) by standing up to the big Bill bully. In other words, any time HuffPo can be seen as the underdog -- whether they actually are or not -- Arianna is winning and so she'll continue to throw rocks at the journalistic thrown. So she did it again! More inside a Friday evening edition of Press Clips, our daily media column.