Aaron Sorkin when asked by Tina Brown how he would create the character of General Petraeus—and if he’ll cover the scandal on Newsroom. (Spoiler: He won’t.)
Seeing the marijuana legalization wins in Washington and Colorado—and medical marijuana passage in Massachusetts -now would be a great time to read our October cover story on the new pot barons.
[photo via whats the jackanory]
Huge kudos to all for October’s stellar traffic number - 19 million uniques!
The exciting thing about this growth is how many sources it came from across the board, how much it reflects the talents, flair and energy of every single one of you firing on all cylinders, every single day. We were already beating all our records when Sandy hit, but once again, The Beast rose to it brilliantly and has aced the coverage at every turn.
Congratulations to Deidre for her great generalship in organizing storm troops so pre-emotively that we never went down and performed so well. What these numbers show is that The Daily Beast has now become a prime, trusted, mainstream news destination adding devoted users every day.
Now we have won ‘em let’s try and keep ‘em - congrats one and all!
Thanks to all too for making such efforts to keep in touch, show up at Midtown or find ways to get things done with so many difficulties with power, transportation and communications.
Recalling The Death of Life, 40 Years Ago
Newsweek, December 18, 1972
A letter to Donald Trump. Reblog if you’ll join our Trump-cott.
Tracking the presidential groundgame
As the two presidential campaigns launch into their final throws, we wanted to see who had the biggest footprint of campaign headquarters across the country. The map above ran with the resulting story showing Obama with a large advantage, especially in swing states. We thought getting from idea to map / chart would be as easy as checking the candidates’ websites or calling their press offices to request a full list. Not quite.
Finding Romney’s offices
Finding Obamas’s offices
President Obama has offices in many more states than Romney so going state by state is more of a hassle and his campaign’s website doesn’t have the same convenient state-by-state maps. Instead, you input your zip code and it gives you a map of all locations within forty miles of you.
We’re excited to show-off our newest Tumblr: NewsBeast Labs! As we write in the description, we’ll be giving you a peak at notes and images from our ever-growing digital newsroom. So if you’re into journalism, maps, data, pretty colors, etc. you should definitely follow.