Media Bubble: YOU Are Kind Of Creeping Us Out

  • Dean Baquet wins the coveted Observer Media Mensch of the Year award. This follows hot on the heels of a bunch of other bullshit made-up media awards by organizations you've barely heard of, and comes a day in advance of our naming Chris Mohney's right testicle Gawker's Blog Ball of the Year. [NYO]
  • Bryan Keefer, semi-erstwhile Voice editor Erik Wemple: doucherati. [Wonkette]
  • "Time Inc. axed 27 mid-level and junior employees from its consumer marketing department." We're having a hard time coming up with less interesting media news. [AdAge]
  • CNN's Jon Klein, entire viewing public, not fans of old ladies. [Jossip]
  • Caroline Miller, whose tenure at New York we would have been much kinder about had we known that she'd be succeeded by Adam Moss, working on a "news Web site" with noted asshat Michael Wolff. [NYO]
  • If you really care about deputy editors at the NYT's Editorial page, feel free to click on this link. [NYT]
  • Website exclusive: Bloggers unattractive. [Radar]
  • "Instead of living up to the high mandate of its own editorial policy, Time responded with a non-choice, awarding the Person of the Year to an abstraction. By giving the award to "You," it effectively gave the award to no one. In dong so, it has insulted its readers with the assumption that they are too vain and gullible to know the difference." Hahaha, they said "dong." [CJR]
  • Speaking of Time, Managing Editor Richard Stengel justifies Jon Friedman's existence: "If you're not making some percentage of the people unhappy, you're not making an interesting choice." [Marketwatch]
  • Speaking of Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel, that's one scary-looking dude. [Kausfiles]
  • Correction of the Day: "A chart on Sunday comparing biographical and personal points about Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, two like-minded New York leaders with a warm relationship who could find themselves at odds once Mr. Spitzer is sworn in, misidentified one of Mr. Bloomberg's favorite foods. It is saltines, not sardines." [NYT]