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
When looking back on the career of Alan Abelson, the longtime Barron’s columnist who died last week at age 87, one gets the sense that he could have written about any subject if he had wanted to.
Mr. Abelson was known as much for his elegant prose as he was for his keen insight into the financial Read More
Joe Muto, a former producer on the O’Reilly Factor who wrote anonymous posts for Gawker about Fox News until he was nabbed and fired from the network, pled guilty yesterday in Manhattan Criminal Court to two misdemeanor charges–attempted unlawful duplication of computer related material and attempted criminal possession of computer-related material.
As part of his plea deal, Mr. Muto was fined $1,000, agreed to give his $5,000 Gawker fee to Reel Works, a free filmmaking project for New York teens, and sentenced to 10 days and an additional 200 hours of community service. Read More
Cyndi Stivers is leaving The Columbia Journalism Review, where she was editor in chief, to become as editor in chief of AOL.com, AOL’s Chris Grosso announced in a blog post this afternoon. In her new role, Ms. Strivers will be in charge of editorial and programming across the AOL homepage, all associated apps and syndicated feeds. Read More
The Village Voice‘s editor in chief Will Bourne and deputy editor Jessica Lustig met with staff late this morning to announce they are leaving the paper rather than lay off any more of their already skeletal staff, The New York Times reported.
Voice Media Group executive editor Christine Brennan had told Mr. Bourne and Ms. Lustig that they would have to eliminate or drastically reduce five of the 20 postions at the paper. Read More
As part of Hearst’s push towards digital, Troy Young will become the head of digital media, Hearst President David Carey announced today. In the newly created Mr. Young will oversee the digital content, technology, operations, revenue, product and business development strategies for the magazine division’s 26 online brands.
“He’s incredibly strategic and will bring the Read More
When BookCourt opened in 1981, just crossing the Brooklyn Bridge felt like a visit to the country, or at the very least to a suburb of Manhattan. But in the past 30 years, the Cobble Hill bookstore has become the epicenter of the booming literary Brooklyn scene. Now, the family-owned indie is planning to expand to the actual country, where fresh air and sunshine will mingle with that book smell that even people who mostly read on tablets claim to love.
Earlier this week, BookCourt announced their plans to buy Bibliobarn, the Catskill bookstore 160 miles north of the city that was recently put up for sale. The idea is to make the new second location in South Kortright, which they are going to call BookCourt North, into a bookshop, event space and writers’ retreat. Read More
Today is layoff day at The Daily News, reports Capital NY, who put the number at around 15–columnists Albor Ruiz and Joanna Molloy and reporters Christiana Boyle and Robert Gearty among them.
Rumors have been circulating for some time that a round of pink slips was imminent at the News. Although this is the most significant number of layoffs since editor in chief Colin Myler took over in November 2011, there has been a slow trickle of departures over the past months. Features editor John Oswald left in March, and features reporter Jacob Osterhout vented his rage in a goodbye email after he was let go earlier this spring. Read More