Daily News vet JoAnne Wasserman is going to Capital New York, where she will be an editor.
Capital New York has hired New York Post’s powerhouse political reporter Sally Goldenberg to join its rapidly expanding team.
Capital’s co-editor and co-founder, Josh Benson, confirmed the move this morning, telling The Observer that Ms. Goldenberg will be covering city politics for the online news site.
“At the same time, the fees it pays contributors — $100 to $300 per article, according to people familiar with its rates — are considered either a princely sum or meager commission, contingent on the observer’s age and station in the editorial world. ‘I can’t believe they’re paying people so much,’ one web publisher said Read More
Andrew Rice sends in this email about what the primaries might look like in 2008:
You know, I realize it’s way early to even be thinking about this, but it occurred to me yesterday morning when I was reading about California moving its primary up that one possible outcome of all this frontloading Read More
Greetings Politicker readers!
So as Josh Benson wrote, he and the rest of the usual gang are taking the next week off. They’ve left me with the keys to this mean machine. At present, I’m still figuring out how to work the clutch. Please bear with me if I grind the gears a Read More
This must be a first.
RNN interviewed their own news director about “new media” things like blogs and YouTube and, to complete the incestuous circle, and posted the clip on YouTube.
Tomorrow, I’ll interview my editor, Josh Benson, about what he thinks me writing about this.
–Azi Paybarah Read More
Suggestive banter! Partial nudity! And, um, a narrated subway ride!
All on Mark Green’s new video blog.
– Josh Benson Read More
Jason Horowitz reports on John McCain’s big week in New York.
Observer Classics features Josh Benson on Al Gore.
Joe Conason doesn’t think anyone is laughing at Al Gore anymore.
Julia Gorin doesn’t believe the right should embrace Hillary.
Anna Schneider-Mayerson reports on Scooter Libby’s difficult defense.
Jason Moring Read More
It’s been fun and exhausting quarterbacking the Politicker, and, well, the results are for you to judge.
But the good news for us and for you is that we now have sealed the deal on our new political editor: Josh Benson of The New York Times, formerly of The New York Observer.
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The Times launched a Newark Mayor’s race blog last week, which should be interesting for a handful of reasons. First on the merits, because the people writing it, including ex-Observerite Josh Benson, are good reporters; and what’s shaping up as a James-Booker rematch could be fascinating.
But it also raises a couple of Read More