This photo and cutline (without the red letters and name redacted) was distributed to the AP wire.
At least one newspaper ran the cutline – with the aspiring BuzzFeed photo editor’s name. I did the job-seeker a favor and blacked out the name. I’ve confirmed that the person is a current AP employee but not Arian Schuessler, credited for this photo.
New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy tells me the paper wasn’t printed because of this story about New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus. “We’ve been in touch with our local printer in the UAE to express our profound disappointment in this decision,” she writes in an email.
“Am I doing a bad job of picking leaders for The New York Times?” asks New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. “I don’t think so,” he tells Vanity Fair. “Everyone who pretends they have a 100% success rate isn’t trying hard enough.” (vanityfair.com) | Sulzberger shouldn’t have done the interview, says Josh Marshall. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
* Sulzberger calls Jill Abramson “a powerful and outspoken advocate for a free press.” (capitalnewyork.com) | (huffingtonpost.com)
* At Wake Forest, “Abramson managed to make some good points for the graduates.” Here are five: (washingtonpost.com) | Watch her 11-minute speech. (nytimes.com)
* Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron gave a commencement speech, too. (washingtonpost.com)
* PBS shouldn’t be getting in the way of journalists trying to cover the news, says the network’s ombudsman. (pbs.org)
* Philadelphia Magazine is the big winner at the CRMA Awards. (citymag.com)
* What’s left of the digital team that’s trying to “save” the New York Times. (qz.com)
* Watch the 3-minutes talks by John S. Knight Journalism Fellows. (stanford.edu)
* The Baltimore Sun calls a 68-year-old woman “elderly,” prompting the paper’s grammar czar to tell colleagues: “All right, people, steer clear of using elderly. You know how cranky old people get.” (baltimoresun.com)
* Paper is “still a pretty damn good technology,” says New Yorker editor David Remnick. “It’s just not the only one.” (thedailybeast.com)
* Tribune Co. profit falls 30% in the first quarter. Broadcasting revenue soared, but publishing revenue declined. (wsj.com)
* At home with gossip columnist Michael Musto. (Photo at right by Emily Assiran.)(observer.com)
* So brave! A journalism student decides “to bite the bullet and drop legacy media” for one week. (ajr.org)
* The longtime editor San Antonio Business Journal quits after his publisher pledges to “continue pushing the line” between editorial and advertising. (narconews.com)
* Hamilton Nolan discusses the role of luck in landing a job. “I can testify to the fact that quite a significant percentage of people employed in the media are not the very finest candidate available for the jobs that they hold,” he says. “Many morons hold very important and high profile jobs!” (gawker.com)
* Jezebel’s Anna Holmes jumps to Fusion. (recode.net)
* Tim Whitaker – fired as Philadelphia Weekly editor in 2009 – now runs the Mighty Writers program for kids. (philly.com)
* MetaFilter is operating at “a significant loss” — “the result of ongoing Google index updates.” (metafilter.com)