Ben Widdicombe is coming to The New York Observer. The former Gatecrasher columnist, who left The Daily News‘ since-revamped gossip column in 2008 (after an impressive four year run) will be a contributing editor and develop an original column for the paper. He will also continue in his current role as editor in chief of Gilt City, part of Read More
The Observer Media Group announced today that editor-in-chief and editorial director Elizabeth Spiers is leaving her post at the end of August to launch a new company.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve built to date and will miss the fun of putting out The Observer every week and doing the kind of smart, witty stories we do,” said Spiers. “But I’m also leaving it in excellent hands and look forward to enjoying it as a reader with no red pen in my hand.”
Executive Editor Aaron Gell has been appointed The Observer’s new editor-in-chief, overseeing the weekly paper, Observer.com, and the websites Betabeat, Politicker, GalleristNY and VelvetRoper. Read More
Ed Koch is mailing letters today to Albany lawmakers who signed on to his New York Uprising pledge to support non-partisan redistricting but are now reneging on their word.
The timing, Koch says, is because some lawmakers said that they wanted to wait until after the budget to take up the issue. Now, with the Read More
Perhaps the whole country now will hear the baby’s stomach growl.
Rent Is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan, fresh off a surprising 40,000 vote finish, appeared on the Libertarian Internet talk show “Revolution Radio” and announced that he will run for President in 2012.
Says McMillan, “If you don’t do your Read More
Conde Nast is all about the future these days! Scott Dadich is the Big Man on Campus at 4 Times Square. Bob Sauerberg is suddenly all powerful! Tom Wallace, the editorial director, has been telling us, emphatically, that digital magazines represent “the future.”
And today the company keeps taking its hard line to prove its Read More
From: Thomson, Robert
To: WSJ All News Staff
Sent: Tue Jul 27 11:01:44 2010
Subject: Deborah Needleman
I am delighted to announce Read More
Two announcements out of 4 Times Square today, both of which the company hopes help move it ever so slowly into the future, even if these are concessions that would have been unimaginable to Si Newhouse and many editors within the company just two years ago.
First up, welcome special editions! On the Read More
CNN President Jon Klein announced this morning that Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker will be taking over his
The Times has hired Arthur Brisbane as their fourth public editor.
Mr. Brisbane will quickly become a very big favorite in the newsroom, we’re sure. It appears he has experience both in the newsroom and on the publishing side.
According to a Times memo, here’s his career breakdown:
1977: Kansas City Times, Metro columnist
1984: Washington Post, Read More