Daily Archives: June 8, 2015

Jezebel editor-in-chief Emma Carmichael and her cousin suffered serious injuries Thursday after a three-vehicle accident. “With one surgery down and another to go, she’s expected to make a full recovery, as is her cousin,” reports Gawker Media executive editor Tommy Craggs.

From: Tommy Craggs
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM
Subject: Emma Carmichael
To: edit

For those of you who haven’t heard, Emma is in the ICU, recovering from serious injuries sustained in a car accident Thursday. (Details are here.) In deference to Emma’s wish not to be fussed over, I’ll be brief: She has no head, spinal, or internal injuries, and with one surgery down and another to go, she’s expected to make a full recovery, as is her cousin. A few of your colleagues saw her over the weekend and report, via Jia Tolentino, that Emma is “doing fucking great.” We can now add pickup trucks to the list of things that should not fuck with Emma./CONTINUES Read More

* New York Times corrections for June 8, 2015 (

Earlier on “Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle”:
* “I think the right answer is Yes sir, Yes sir. I always thought the questioner starts with BAA, BAA”
* “Good catch. I say, ‘Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?’ And the sheep responds, ‘Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full…'”

New: “The Times regrets that it has readers for whom this correction is necessary,” and more comments (

A Monday morning memo to USA Today staffers:

Date: June 8, 2015 at 10:46:56 AM EDT
To: A message from Bob Dickey
Subject: Announcement

I want to share with you all that Larry Kramer will be joining the board of the new Gannett and will be stepping down as president and publisher — effective at the time of the corporate split.

As most of you know, Larry passionately took on the challenge of making USA TODAY a digital first news organization in May of 2012. During his three years at the helm, he has helped USA TODAY and its related brands reimagine the iconic “newspaper.” This 40-year veteran newsman and online pioneer came out of retirement to help us forge a path in a rapidly changing landscape — while keeping a keen focus on quality journalism. His personality, personal brand and joy for the industry have given us numerous contributions.

Over the last three years, our USA TODAY newsroom has proudly earned numerous journalism and product awards. During his tenure our mobile page views are up 50% and visitors are up 150%. Larry helped implement our USA TODAY Local print edition that has brought USA TODAY content to 35 Gannett local markets, as well as a growing number of non-Gannett markets, more than doubling our print circulation.

Before arriving at USA TODAY, Larry was president of CBS Digital Media. Prior to that, he founded and led MarketWatch for 12 years before selling it to Dow Jones in 2005. His journalistic roots come from his more than 20 years as a reporter and editor.

We will be conducting an extensive search for our Chief Content Officer role.

And, we will soon share details for a reception honoring Larry’s role with USA TODAY. Meanwhile, please join me in thanking him for his service and welcoming him to his new role on our board.


* Gannett board approves completion of spin-off transaction (