This morning, The New York Post gave the news that Anthony Weiner is contemplating a political comeback a pun-filled cover treatment.
Meanwhile, the Daily News devoted its front page to their ongoing coverage (some may call advocacy) of the gun control debate.
On a day when every tabloids’ favorite congressman is back in the spotlight, the Daily News‘s front page seems an odd choice. In a two-tabloid town, how, we wondered, has this impacted sales of the News?
In a highly unscientific survey, we canvassed 15 newsstands in the vicinity of the Observer‘s midtown office. Of the vendors we talked to, eight said that The Post outsells the News, two said that News sells better and the remaining five said that they were neck-and-neck.
Martin Dunn was the editor of the New York Daily News for about ten nonconsecutive years: Once in the early 90s, and again from 2003 to 2010. Now in his old stead is Colin Myler, the former News of the World editor thrown under the bus by the Murdoch family. Myler’s rise to the position was ostensibly going to reignite the longstanding rivalry between the New York Daily News and the Murdoch-owned New York Post. We learned that wasn’t the case after the revelation that Myler held onto a story about the ‘Soccer Mom Madam’ Anna Gristina, bragging about her “close, close friendship” with the editor of the New York Post, Col Allan.
Col Allan happens to be the former boss of current New York Daily News editor Colin Myler. Martin Dunn has some thoughts about this.
In April, New York Post editor in chief Col Allan fired one of his reporters for slipping Adweek a tasty scoop: on Monday the Post would raise its newsstand price a quarter, to 75 cents. Mr. Allan demanded better stories than usual for the occasion.
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When the New York Post raised its newsstand price from 50 cents to 75 cents, a Post reporter lost their job forleaking the news early. When the Daily News followed suit…recently… a News reader asked editor Kevin Convey about it in a live chat, bringing it to Fishbowl NY’s attention.
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