By Wendell Jamieson
‘I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.’ — Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
New York is a city whose DNA comes from all over the world, a fantastic and unique place belonging to America yet not completely American. Such a strong cultural personality deserves a book, and Martine Assouline introduces this grand new title as “a little tribute to the New York I love....
Finding your ‘pothole’: All news is local if the perspective is right, journalists say at Bayside forum Featuring Wendell Jamieson
How do journalists, like Wendell Jamieson, approach a local story when their audience is consists of a broader geographic range? According to editors from publications that have withstood the financial downturn in the industry, it all boils down to perspective and finding pothole stories that every community can relate to.
Wendell Jamieson is featured in this QNS Article!
Wendell Jamieson spent 30 years in local news, as a reporter and editor, most of them covering New York City. He spent 18 years at The New York Times, the last five as Metro editor. During his tenure, the Times’ Metro department was a finalist for four Pulitzer Prizes. A story-idea whiz, Jamieson challenged conventional notions of how to cover one region, and successfully drove up online traffic while maintaining the highest journalistic standards. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
As NewsPrime’s Director of Strategic Alliances, Wendell Jamieson is responsible for outreach initiatives with local news providers. His work centers on building mutually-supportive partnerships with content creators and media organizations by explaining the potential benefits of joining. He also helps existing partners find ways to make their local stories interesting to a national audience or, in a best-case scenario, even go viral.
"New York by New York," by Wendell Jamieson. Assouline. "Something's always happening here. If you're bored in New York, it's your own fault." So says Myrna Loy in this gifty, photo-driven tome with a foreword by Jay McInerney. Big moments and little ones are celebrated. It took a two-page spread to do justice in black and white to Bianca Jagger marking her birthday in 1977 by mounting a white horse for a walk into Studio 54, launching the club into the social stratosphere. $250.
On the morning of December 16th, 1960, two airplanes collided in the fog over New York City. The New York Times ran a triple banner headline, covering what was the worst air disaster in American history at that time. Fifty years later, The Times is covering the story again. Nytimes.com’s deputy metro editor Wendell Jamieson says the project highlights the stark difference in the way newspapers covered such disasters then and now.
Speaking of the Times, let the record reflect that, among the countless shrewd decisions that shaped the paper’s exemplary post-September 11th performance, what for many readers became the most compelling running story—“Portraits of Grief,” the page or two devoted each day to biographical sketches of the dead—was the result of a distinctly seat-of-the-pants, whoa-what-have-we-gotten-ourselves-into lack of calculation on the part of the newspaper’s editors. Which is also to say that, for a lon...
Neighborhoods are made, saved, and remembered by the people who inhabit them. Even as change crests over the landscape, washing away long-loved buildings and ushering in new people, residents keep the spirit of the place in check. Their aspirations, relationships, and ideas are as much of a foundation for a neighborhood as any concrete structure. Their memories are the ones that New York itself is built on -- and only the residents know a neighborhood's whole history.
Author Wendell Jamieson talks to Martha about his new book, "Father Knows Less," which answers some of those hard questions children love to ask.
Wendell Jamieson sat down and gave an interview -- discussing his life, his work, his books and his passions!
Wendell Jamieson is a prize-winning, New York-born and raised writer and editor who spent 30 years covering every major story the city had to offer – from riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to the Crash of TWA 800 in 1996 to 9/11 and its aftermath. He has worked for four major New York newspapers, beginning as a copy boy, and is perhaps best known in journalism circles for editing “Por...
By: Gabrielle Martinez
New York Times Metro Editor, Mr. Wendell Jamieson came to Murrow mid-November to discuss his job as well as his newspaper’s coverage of this historic election.
But what got students really interested was when Mr. Jamieson spoke about what the Times could’ve done better when covering the election, especially an Upshot Poll that said Hillary Clinton had an 85 percent chance of winning just one day before the election.
“(The) polling calculation was clearly flawed,” said M...
This article glances at three pieces that Wendell Jamieson wrote during his tenure at the New York Times.
Wendell Jamieson was born and raised in New York. The city is home -- but sometimes, he's found, a span of familiar city blocks doesn't spark quite as many insights as a journey to somewhere you've only ever read about. This article glances at three pieces that Jamieson wrote during his tenure at the New York Times. All are concerned with travel and the self-explorations that inevitably s...
Children are naturally curious, but that curiosity can drive a parent crazy! Wendell Jamieson, author of "Father Knows Less..." discusses some humorous ways to deal with a seemingly endless string of questions.
Jamieson's book was inspired by his son, Dean. One day, Dean asked his father, "What would hurt more: getting run over by a car or getting stung by a jellyfish?" Jamieson first laughed at the question, but then decided to delve deeper to find the true answer for his son. The result? Ge...
With its cascading delays and cast injuries, the troubled birth of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on Broadway has attracted a great deal of attention. Thus inspired, City Room paged through yellowed clippings to bring you some other notable theatrical misfires through Broadway history.
Model T! (1914) Plagued by repeated Equity work stoppages — something producer Henry Ford never encountered back in Detroit — the musical drama about the creation of the nation’s first assembly-line automobile...