Dylan Byers

In Ratings Game, Boehner's Hail Mary Beats Obama's

NFL opener will likely draw audience from presidential address

In politics, as in sport, timing can be everything. Surely that’s what drove President Obama's request to be allowed to address a joint session of Congress on September 7, at…

An Interview With Jack Shafer

Slate columnist talks about being laid off, and his future

Slate media critic and Press Box columnist Jack Shafer lost his job on Wednesday. He was, along with three others, part of a round of layoffs at the online news…

Slate Lays Off Jack Shafer, 3 Others

Editor David Plotz confirms 'reductions'

Slate, the online news magazine owned by the Washington Post Company, has laid off four employees, including editor-at-large Jack Shafer, Adweek has learned.  “We have made some editorial changes, including a…

Watch the Throne

Could Chase Carey really take over News Corp.?

If, heaven forbid, Rupert Murdoch were to be struck by lightning, or if he just happened to go to jail, he insists that Chase Carey—the mustachioed, Budweiser-drinking, Yankee COO of…

Who's Writing Jon Huntsman’s Tweets?

Hint: It's not Jon Huntsman

The media is all abuzz about Jon Huntsman’s Twitter account, which established a new tone on Thursday morning, when the campaign responded to Rick Perry’s thoughts on evolution with this…

Newsweek-Daily Beast Announces New Hires, Promotions

Kyle Pope editor-at-large

Tina Brown’s Newsweek-Daily Beast Company got hit hard last week. First, editor-at-large Randall Lane left to become editor of Forbes, and then international general manager Alan Bone bounced to Bloomberg…

Huffington Post Relaunches Fashion Site

Original ‘Style’ editor Anya Strzemien returns to run vertical

Not a business day goes by that the Huffington Post doesn’t seem to be launching a new vertical—for parents, environmentalists, Latinos, the recently married or the recently divorced. Yesterday saw…

Top Designer Calls Controversial HuffPo Contest Unethical

President of American Institute of Graphic Arts weighs in

The entry period for the Huffington Post Politics Icon Competition may have ended, but the backlash from the design community is still going strong. After Monday’s onslaught of angry comments from…

Design Community Up in Arms Over Huffington Post Logo Contest

Site asked designers to come up with new icon for free

The Huffington Post, which has been antagonizing writers and news outlets for years with its practice of not paying blog contributors and its aggressive aggregation strategy, can add another community…

DNAinfo Goes Block by Block

News site churns neighborhood coverage—but can they sell enough hyperlocal ads against it?

They say there are eight million stories in New York City. But, a hyperlocal, hyperactive Manhattan news site rumored to be considering a bid for the New York Daily…