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Kinja! Gawker founder Nick Denton is “set to unveil ‘a manifesto’ of sorts that will outline Gawker’s plan to further blur the line between reporters and readers and explain readers’ rights.” (The New York Times)
Slate explains its redesign. (Slate)
A federal judge in Manhattan yesterday denied New York Post editor Col Allan the right to invoke editorial privilege to avoid answering questions about Rupert Murdoch posed by former employee and plaintiff Sandra Guzman, reports Reuters. Ms. Guzman, a former associate editor, is suing the paper and parent company News Corp. for discrimination and harassment on the basis of her gender, race and nation of origin.
New York Post scribe Jeanne MacIntosh reports today that she—and not her editor, Col Allan—is the paper’s connection with alleged Mommy Madam Anna Gristina. Her story contained a false assertion, namely that we claimed “that the editor in chief of the New York Post, Col Allan, had a close friendship with Gristina and suggested that he had allowed that relationship to interfere with his professional responsibilities as the paper’s top editor.”
In fact, our story said no such thing. We never claimed that Mr. Allan was friends with Ms. Gristina, only that she said he was on surveillance audio.
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.
There’s one intriguing scoop in the ongoing saga of the Soccer Mom Madam, Anna Gristina, that you’re not likely to read about in the New York Post.
According to multiple sources familiar with the situation—none of whom were willing to be identified, for fear of retribution—among the names of various powerful men found in transcripts of the surveillance audio from the five-year-long investigation is one prominent media figure: Col Allan, the editor of the New York Post. UPDATED.
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.
The gossip recalled the bloodiest skirmishes of the Read More
Rest In Peace
Another sad day for the city’s wood. Veteran New York Post copy editor and front-page headline writer Joseph Brendan Cunningham died Thursday of complications following a stroke. He was 43.
Cunningham made a name for himself with the Jan. 24, 2003: “Axis of Weasel,” which referred to US allies Germany and France, who Read More
Poynter has a memo from Col Allan which prepares Post staffers for a letter from their legal counsel asking them not to discard or alter any “documents” related to phone hacking. He notes that this request was “not unexpected” in light of what has gone on in London at News of the World, and “not Read More
We always knew we liked Gregg Birnbaum, from his obsessive Hillary Clinton campaign blog, his glorious exit from the Post in December and his resemblance to Cabin Boy‘s Chris Elliott. Now, a tipster points us to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, which shows Mr. Birnbaum getting patriotic at Ground Zero on Sunday night after Read More
Former New York Post editor Sandra Guzman has sued both the paper and News Corp, alleging that she “was terminated on September 29 in retaliation for complaints about allegedly pervasive racism and sexism at the newspaper,” according to Reuters.
The 38-page complaint, available at The Huffington Read More