Jessica Silver-Greenberg had a front page byline, along with Nelson Schwartz, after her first day at the New York Times. There was one problem, though: her name wouldn’t fit. Business Day night editor Keith Leighty explains how that was solved:
I don’t know if A.M. Rosenthal started this way.
But Jessica Silver-Greenberg would not fit in a one-column space on Page A1.
Nor would Jessica SilverGreenberg, and Jess Silver-Greenberg just wasn’t right.
Thus arises: J.B. Silver-Greenberg.
Thanks a tip of the Stetson to our newest writer.