Media Miscellany: 04.28.2005

Newsweek gets this newfangled web thing: Perhaps taking advice from BusinessWeek, this week Newsweek launched “Street Fighting”, a web-only business column by business scribe Charles Gasparino. In its maiden voyage, Gasparino continues to expound on the Langone NYSE bid, no doubt to the delight of the WSJ.

But, boy, do they know blogs! Speaking of the Langone bid – a tipster points out that “Business Week totally missed out on the NYSE story, even though it happened on its time–just before Wednesday deadline. The magazine’s Wall Street staff is so embarassingly short-handed that they could only rustle up a brief in the “In Business This Week” column–on one of the most important stories to come out of Wall Street in years.” (Ed.- probably from a Forbes editor, but nonetheless…)

The NYT is Koppelicious; Koppel is Murrow-tastic: The NYT reports (presumably gleefully) that they won five Overseas Press Club awards, “the most any media organization has received in a single year.” Ted Koppel, meanwhile, was awarded his 10th award — a record which surpasses CBS legend Edward R. Murrow who had earned nine. Sorry about the heading but this was, like, the driest entry ever and I really just wanted an excuse to write “Koppelicious.”