Keith Olbermann Was Once Cable News’s Liberal Standard-Bearer. Now He’s Missing Its Boom Times.
The fall of a famous anchor.
The fall of a famous anchor.
After decades at the fringe, conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones helped usher a president into office. Now, the only person standing in Jones’ way is Jones.
Bill Conradt, a well-known prosecutor, never arrived at the house in Murphy, Texas, where police and a crew from NBC’s To Catch a Predator were waiting. So the crew, along with a SWAT team, went to Conradt.
In the era of cord-cutting and mobile viewing, ESPN is at the crossroads.
A day with ESPN’s NFL scoopmaster.
An interview with the founding editor of the New York Review of Books, who died Monday.
A profile of Jimmy Breslin.
Sean Spicer and a new era in the briefing room.
George Trow’s Within the Context of No Context was a brilliant, scary vision of a cultural end-time. Then, having described it, he lived it, spiraling into madness.
How New York Times is clawing its way into the future:
The main goal is... to transform the Times’ digital subscriptions into the main engine of a billion-dollar business, one that could pay to put reporters on the ground in 174 countries even if (OK, when) the printing presses stop forever. To hit that mark, the Times is embarking on an ambitious plan inspired by the strategies of Netflix, Spotify, and HBO: invest heavily in a core offering... while continuously adding new online services and features... so that a subscription becomes indispensable to the lives of its existing subscribers and more attractive to future ones.
" I was twenty-six years old and an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America, and that’s all that most people knew about me. But beneath the surface, I was full of secrets..."
"There is a real danger here that this maneuver can harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him."
No one understands our new era of reality-TV populism better than the man who turned “The Real Housewives” into an empire.
Not all that long ago, as the editor in chief of Gawker.com, Daulerio was among the most influential and feared figures in media. Now the forty-two-year-old is unemployed, his bank has frozen his life savings of $1,500, and a $1,200-per-month one-bedroom is all he can afford. He's renting here, he says, to be near the counselors and support network he has come to rely on lately.
“You know, you’re a nasty guy,” he said. “You’re really a nasty guy.”
Leaking from the inside, leaking from the outside.
A conversation with Vasily Gotov:
"Russia undoubtedly celebrated the reports in American media about its activities. They want to instill doubt. They want to be part of the agenda. They want to penetrate our media culture. Russian penetration is dramatically overstated in American media, but that only serves them better. It creates the impression that they're more powerful than they are. That discussions like this are necessary at all is a tremendous win for Russia."
Inside the fall of Village Voice Media’s backpage.com.
A profile of Steve Bannon — former naval officer and Goldman Sachs banker, executive chairman of Breitbart News, founding chairman of the Government Accountability Institute, and, as of yesterday, Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist.
The complicated relationship between Gawker founder Nick Denton and his arch-nemesis investorr Peter Thiel.
For 60 years, the weekly Evening Whirl attacked the drug lords, whoring preachers, and hypocritical bourgeoisie of St. Louis’ black community, sometimes in rhyming Iambic couplets.
The story of Jennifer Frey, a sportswriting prodigy who drank herself to death.
A former WikiLeaks employee on the motivations driving his old boss.
How Warren Hinckle and Ramparts magazine helped revive muckraking journalism and launch the New Left.
A young journalist spent her days covering sexual assault and domestic violence. Then she became the story.