Beloved newspaperman – from back when the term held significance – and novelist Pete Hamill spoke about his new book Tabloid City, the future of journalism (it will survive) and the good old days last night at The Museum of the City of New York.
“This was my attempt to sum up Read More
ROUND 'EM UP
The 50th anniversary party for Dorrian’s looked, well, exactly as you would have expected.
Pete Hamill says keep dreaming, boys and girls, for the future of The Internet: “The youngsters I meet at NYU have true passion. They want to do good, solid, reported work. I think they will Read More
All-star old-school newspaperman Pete Hamill gave an interview to the Syracuse Post-Standard yesterday, in which, of course, he reflects on the dying newspaper business, and the problem with internet news.
Lamenting the loss of the bookstore/record shop/newsstand browsing mentality, Hamill said the variety of media people are consuming has fallen:
I think there will be Read More
Downtown: My Manhattan, by Pete Hamill. Little, Brown and Company, 289 pages, $23.95.
Pete Hamill and I make an odd couple. He’s a grizzled old guy; I’m a fresh young daisy. He’s been the editor in chief of the New York Post and the Daily News, covered numerous foreign wars and produced a fat Read More
New York Exposed: Photographs from the Daily News , by Shawn O’Sullivan. Harry N. Abrams, 319 pages, $39.95.
What meaning clings to a collection of images of New York-320 photographs from the Daily News -all taken between 1920 and New Year’s Eve, 2000? I put off looking at it, suspecting that the stories it had Read More
From the pulpit of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, ABC news anchor Peter Jennings surveyed the hushed crowd that had gathered at the May 8 memorial service for public-relations man John Scanlon. “Take a look around you this morning, and you will see the depth and the breadth of John’s connections.” Those who Read More
David Tang did not need the bullhorn that he carried into the confusion on Madison Avenue. His yellow silk pants were loud enough to command the attention of the thinning crowd that had remained behind blue police barricades long after the police had closed down the Nov. 21 opening night of Mr. Tang’s new store, Read More