Dylan Byers


Twitter to Launch Political Ads

As it continues to increase its involvement in the 2012 election, the social networking service Twitter has told Politico’s Ben Smith that it will begin this week to sell po

‘WSJ Social’ Launch Leaves Some Underwhelmed

Earlier this year, Facebook invited news outlets to create “Facebook editions,” applications that would put content from that outlet, be it CNN, The New York Times, or The Washington Post directly on the Facebook platform. The payoff for the users: no jumping back and forth between Facebook and the Web.

Sam Sifton Opens Up

New York Times restaurant critic and former culture editor Sam Sifton is getting ready to take the reins at the paper's national desk, under the Times' new editor, Jill Abramson.

Keeper of the Commentary

Gone are the days when Reuters was just a wire service. Former Slate media critic Jack Shafer, hired last week, is only the latest appointment op-ed editor James Ledbetter has made in his effort to turn the Reuters opinion page into a leading source of commentary. Shafer won’t be the last.

Is ‘New York’ Going National?

What do Frank Rich, Jonathan Chait, and John Heilemann all have in common? One, they’re all nationally recognized writers. Two, they all write about national politics. And three, they all write for a local magazine.

Jack Shafer Joins Reuters

Media critic Jack Shafer, who was laid off by Slate last month, announced Tuesday that he had been hired as a columnist at Reuters, where he will report to opinion editor James Ledbetter. 

Jill Abramson’s Email to ‘New York Times’ Staff

In a Tuesday email from Jill Abramson to her staff, the new executive editor of The New York Times laid out what she and the other editorial leaders at the paper will be focusing on in her first year—or, as she puts it, “Year One.”

‘NYT’ Steals Two From ‘WSJ’

Just hours into Jill Abramson’s first day as executive editor, The New York Times is already poaching from the competition. On Tuesday, two longtime reporters from The Wall Street Journal announced that they would be moving to the Times.

Can Politico Win Again?

Ben Smith has a problem.

‘New York Times’, ‘Guardian’ Condemn WikiLeaks

The whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks is in hot water again—and this time, it is being condemned by news outlets that had been its partners.