…the top 20 companies in the United States ranked by market capitalization include no media companies. But according to figures assembled for The New York Times by Equilar, which compiles data on executive compensation, media companies employ seven of the top 20 highest paid chief executives.
Median pay for the top 20 media executives rose 10 percent in 2012, adding to a very tall stack. Not bad for a legacy industry that is supposedly under sustained attack from insurgents and secular challenges. — David Carr, New York Times
The Atlantic is using a company called NowThis News, and it’s a bunch of young kids and it’s real snappy and clever and fast-paced and quick. And it’s interesting. It’s along the lines of Huffington Post — very young. But you think about that for The New York Times, and that doesn’t feel right for us. We want to be quick and clever and interesting, but how do we do it in a way that leans into the web without being disrespectful to our audience? — Rebecca Howard, the New York Times new head of video production (Nieman Lab)
The day finally came, we’ve released a preview of our new website to the world. Let us know what you think!
Learn more about the new features here: http://sneakpeek.reuters.com/
buongiorno da Italia (at Coloseum)
To Boston From Kabul With Love
(Photo Courtesy Beth Murphy / Principle Pictures)
KABUL – After more than three decades of war, you would think Afghans would be desensitized to violent attacks like the Boston Marathon explosion. A Boston-based documentary filmmaker found just the opposite.
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Shots fired in Denver’s Civic Center after pot rally, 2 shot
Denver Post: Two people were shot in Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s 4/20 pot rally. A man and a woman were both shot in the leg and taken to the hospital, according to police. Neither of their injuries were life-threatening.
Organizers predicted around 80,000 attendees at Saturday’s gathering in Denver. The celebration was the first since Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use.
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Photo: A 4/20 rally crowd disperses after reports of shots fired at Civic Center Park Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2013. (Andy Cross, Denver Post)
Top Chef (at Sur la Table)
Chef Vanessa (at Sur la Table)
Boston is currently under lockdown as police hold a massive manhunt to capture this suspect in the Boston Marathon explosions. Reuters had identified his brother’s name, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, through a national security official. Tamerlan was killed late last night in a shootout with police in Watertown, MA.
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