Walt Mossberg Profile in This Week’s New Yorker

5,000-word profile of The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg, by Ken Auletta:

Some journalists, such as Thomas L. Friedman, of the Times, earn more if one factors in speeches and books, but when, recently, Mossberg signed a four-year contract, two Journal sources told me, his annual compensation approached a million dollars. Mossberg refuses to discuss his pay; a friend with knowledge of the negotiations says that “pay has always been an issue at the Journal,” and that Mossberg doesn’t want to be viewed as a “prima donna.”

I’m sure this jackass from PC World thinks the headline should have been “Ten Things We Love About Walt Mossberg”.

Monday, 7 May 2007