Bid on work by leading photographers including Pulitzer-prize winners Catherine Spangler and Adrees Latif at the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s annual silent auction and reception. Founded in 1922 and located on leafy Gramercy Park, the Newswomen’s Club is the oldest professional organization for women journalists in the city. Proceeds from the annual benefit will Read More
Gawker Media overlord Nick Denton is engaged, reports Confidenti@al, the Daily News gossip page. Mr. Denton proposed to his actor boyfriend, Derrence Washington, over the weekend, and they are planning on a wedding next May in upstate New York.
The Gawker owner also updated his Facebook page this morning to reflect his new relationship status.
“This is the one event even I wouldn’t gossip about,” Mr. Denton told Confidenti@l. “Nobody else compares. You know how guys wrestle with marriage, with all the possibilities they’re giving up. I’m not giving up anything.” Read More
What a week!
First, “restructuring” at the New York Daily News resulted in a flurry of long-anticipated pink slips.
“It is a process that has been difficult and painful,” News editor in chief Colin Myler and publisher Bill Holiber wrote in a staff memo that was first obtained by Capital NY. “But it is an inevitable consequence of the challenges we continue to face.” Read More
Confused about your future in media? Who isn’t? Don’t know which publication to read or try to work for? Lucky for you, two contributors to Brown University’s The College Hill Independent “with an interest in media” have broken it down in a handy (and only slightly confusing) flow chart.
You see, it’s all based on how you communicate and what you like. Read More
Bonnie Fuller, one time editor of Star and US Weekly and current editor of Hollywood Life, Jay Penske’s celeb site, sent out an email today to share some “fantastic news” about the site’s traffic and share her latest column in Ad Age, where she discovered all the ways that Baby Boomers are misreading millenials.
But despite the fact that she touts her insight into the youth demographic, Ms. Fuller made the same mistake as your Aunt Sue–she forgot to Bcc when she sent out a mass email to what seems to be a large swath of her address book. Read More
It’s been nearly 7 years since YouTube first launched its “Partners Program,” a platform for YouTube creators that gives them a portion of revenue made on their videos, and nearly two years since Google invested more than $100M in YouTube content producers. Despite this financial influx, the quality of content on YouTube has stagnated somewhere between “awful” and “downright terrible.”
Call it the Jenna Marbles paradox, after the top YouTuber profiled in the New York Times earlier this year who, after more than one billion views and millions earned in ad revenue, still makes some of the most amateur videos you can imagine. As she put it, she makes “more money than I need, ever” and yet, if you had no idea who she was and watched one of her million-views-plus videos, you’d think this was the first time she’d ever turned on a video camera.
Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, in an attempt to “try to soften her often rough-edged political image,” according to The New York Times, called up and gave The Grey Lady a big scoop: as a young woman, she struggled with bulimia and alcoholism.
But despite Ms. Quinn’s best efforts to win the news cycle, she couldn’t have known that she was up against Angelina Jolie, who unveiled big news of her own in an Op-Ed, that also ran in today’s Times, discussing her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. Ms. Jolie wrote that she possesses a gene, BRCA1, that puts her at a high risk for ovarian and breast cancer. Read More
The cover showed a rather slender model dressed in a lace one piece, with wet hair and a leather jacket slung over one shoulder and the accompanying feature, which was a round-up of models in black bathing suits and leather cover ups, promoted readers to declare the model too thin and too young, and the feature too bondadge-y. Read More
Earlier today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg repeatedly refused to comment on accusations that his media organization, Bloomberg News, improperly accessed information about subscribers of the firm’s financial data service.
“No, I can’t say anything. I have an agreement with the Conflicts of Interest Board. You’ll have to talk to the company,” Mr. Bloomberg replied when first asked about the controversy at a press conference in Brooklyn, insisting that city rules prohibit him from weighing in. Read More