• April 27, 2018

    Rita Dove

    New York Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein has announced that Rita Dove will be the publication’s poetry editor starting this summer. Dove, a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of numerous books—including poetry, short stories, and essays—will take over the job from poet Terrance Hayes.  

    A movie focused on the journalists behind the Harvey Weinstein exposé is in the works. Deadline magazine reports that the film will focus on how reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and editor Rebecca Corbett broke the Pulitzer Prize–winning story: “The thrust of the film isn’t Weinstein or his scandal. This is about an all-women team of journalists who persevered through threats of litigation and intimidation, to break a game-changing story, told in a procedural manner like Spotlight and All the President’s Men.”

    Charlie Rose, who stepped down from hosting his PBS show after sexual misconduct allegations from seventeen women surfaced last year, is reportedly pitching a show on which he interviews other powerful men, such as Matt Lauer and Louis CK, who have been accused of harassment. On Twitter, New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum wrote: “I am only up for this Charlie Rose show if it is a reality competition called The Reckoning & it is hosted by the angry ghost of Frances Farmer.” Tina Brown says she was approached to produce the show, adding, “These guys are already planning their comebacks!”  

    The Library of Congress has announced a new poetry podcast.

    At the New York Review of Books Daily, Jay Rosen writes about Trump and the media, tracing the long history of the Right’s attempts to discredit journalists: “There is alive in the land an organized campaign to discredit the American press. This campaign is succeeding. Its roots are long.”