I’ve asked New York Times Magazine and New York magazine contributor Wil S. Hylton [upper right] if Jeb Bush ever replied to his email. Update: “Ha, no idea,” he tweets. “When was it? Enviro-left bullshit is a big category, but oppo to nuke power springs immediately to mind.”
He links to this GQ piece from 2008.
* Jeb Bush: My emails with Floridians (jebbushemails.com)
* Wil S. Hylton on Twitter (@wilshylton)
North Jersey Media Group staffers had better cross their fingers and hope there’s not a follow-up seminar on email signatures.
From: [North Jersey Media Group publisher] Lawson, Mike
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:46 PM
To: [Fifteen names]
Subject: Please share with your staff…
There is an effort underway to bring some standardization to our email signatures. Our current signatures are all over the place with off-topic quotes, outdated logos and the like. Introducing a template helps with brand identity and it shows some company uniformity. I’m sure a note from corporate will come at some point and it may tweak further what I’ve outlined below but I’d like to be ahead of the curve and start updating our own now. I suspect that starting early will also create some feedback on how to handle certain nuances. If you have feedback, please share with your manager and they will share with me.
I realize that we may not get it 100 % correct at first – so I may suggest corrections as I see your updates.
The don’ts: no color, no quotes, no logos and no artwork
The do: all type is 10 pt. Arial (bold name, title and electronic links only)/CONTINUES Read More
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* One of three options considered by NBC was firing Williams. (washingtonpost.com) | (nytimes.com) || Lester Holt, heir apparent. (latimes.com) || A New Orleans cop defends Williams. (theneworleansadvocate.com)
* [RIGHT] Editorial cartoon by Tom Toles. (washingtonpost.com)
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* Rupert Murdoch doesn’t like to see a lot of bylines on one story. (capitalnewyork.com)
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