Just got out of a terrific panel at the American Society of Newspaper Editors conference in D.C. and wanted to rush some of the bon mots out to you, even though I should probably be trying to get some face time with Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to snag that public editor's job. Yes, Sulzberger was there, sitting quietly in the middle of the pretty packed audience at the Digital Media and the Future of Newspapers panel moderated by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the WSJ and their "D All Things Digital" conference, plus WaPo's Don Graham, IAC's Barry Diller and my daily taskmasters, Arianna Huffington and Ken Lerer, the co-founders of the Huffington Post. I have to be quick if I want to catch lunch with the swing-votingly elusively-liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, so bullets it will have to be. Here's what was said, in brief:
I wish I had recognized people in the room; I only saw Sulzberger, taking it all in, and Graham mentioned that Len Downie was in the second row. But if you want more, you know Greg Mitchell and the E&P gang have got it covered.
Update: See? They do indeed, right here.
Update to the update, next day: Not that Walt Mossberg isn't very popular, but we goofed when we wrote that his vid had gotten 600,000 hits - it was 60,000. We can't read our own writing, but also, were clearly dazzled by his telegenic-ness. It has been corrected. Sorry Walt!
*That one's for you, Stephen Breyer, because I'm totally missing your talk right now.