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Jeff Bercovici

New Media Doesn't Kill and Aggregation Isn't Personal

John McQuaid | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

The debate over news and new media is too often tribal. And though it may make for lively debate, tribalism impairs judgment.

NY Times 'Vows' Saga: The Kids Are NOT Alright

Wendy Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Wendy Dennis

On Sunday, the New York Times published its now-infamous "Vows" column about newlyweds Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla, who met at their kids' Up...

First Backlash, Now Regrets: Tracking The NY Times 'Vows' Saga

Huffington Post | Sara Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

It was the New York Times 'Vows' column read 'round the world--the story about Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla, the newlyweds who left their resp...

Jason Linkins

New Newsweek's Palin Photo Controversy: Did Photographer Breach Contract? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, have you heard about this Sarah Palin sexy-lady photo from Runner's World magazine that's festooning the new issue of Newsweek and causing Palin t...

Goodbye, Portfolio. Thanks, Uncle Si

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrea Chalupa

Jeff Bercovici,'s Mixed Media blogger, broke the news at 10 a.m.: Condé Nast is shutting down Portfolio magazine and its website. Eight...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 5, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Burning up my inbox today is news of this story from the Charlotte News and Observer, about an anti-gay marriage rally in Raleigh. It contains thes...

Scarborough, Stahl, Shrum, Rollins, Rather, And Weisberg Dissect Press Coverage Of 2008 Election

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Monday night The Week magazine hosted a dinner panel on media at New York's Rainbow Room. The panel, moderated by Sir Harry Evans, discussed the medi...

Jason Linkins

'Kansas' Author Frank Debuts With WSJ, Offers View Of 'Bittergate' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici, assessing the new redesign at the Wall Street Journal, notes more than just the changes in aesthetics - there's actually a...

Cody Willard: "I Don't Have Any Idea What I'm Doing"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ETP caught up with affable Fox Business "Happy Hour" host Cody Willard last night at the Financial Times' 5th annual "Meet the FT" party at the Top of...

Vanity Fair Starts New Feature "Hitch Bitch" To Field Hitchens Hate Mail

Huffington Post | Dipayan Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media's Jeff Bercovici writes today about 'Hitch Bitch,' Vanity Fair's new feature that gives readers the chance to take on the magazine's con...

Should The Tabloids Lay Off A Mentally Ill Celebrity?

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Writing in the Los Angeles Times last week, Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and People contributor, argued that the time has come f... Managing Editor Resigns

Women's Wear Daily | Irin Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The managing editor of, Chris Jones, revealed his departure to staff on Wednesday, a sign that Portfolio's personnel woes aren't limited...