Media Minutiae: ‘Not Authorized to Comment’ Edition

  • We Cannot Comment Due to an Ongoing Investigation: ‘Not authorized to comment’ tops the list of reasons NYT reporters have given in 2006 for granting anonymity to sources, Muckraked reports.
  • Anonymous Sources Question Answered: NYT executive editor Bill Keller answers e-mail questions, including one about sourcing, on the new nytimes.com.
  • Checkmate: The NY Sun says now that the spotlight has turned to Katie Couric, time’s up for Diane Sawyer: “The game is over.”
  • Behind the ElleGirl Killing: AdAge‘s Nat Ives talks to Hachette president Jack Kliger about the unpopular decision to shutter a popular magazine.