Headlines at radaronline.com on Tuesday, Oct. 28, included: “Jessica Simpson: Major Movie Star, Comrade”; “Vanessa & Zac Back in the U.S”; “Sean Penn’s Gay History Closeted.”
Radar has ever been sold as an heir to Spy: poppy and irreverent and, most of all, smart, as though Read More
In May, Manhattan Media, publishers of the New York Press, City Hall, and other local New York papers, acquired 02138 and announced plans to reposition the Harvard lifestyle magazine.
Today, another release touts several hires at the magazine. George Lois, creator of Esquire‘s most iconic magazine covers of the 1960s and Pentagram’s Read More
Yesterday afternoon, New York Press editor David Blum sent out an e-mail to Media Mob advertising his newest sex columnist.
just wanted to let you know, we launched a new sex-advice column this week (on the cover, which i’ve attached)… it’s by claudia lonow, a television comedy writer, and i hope you’ll think it’s funny. Read More
The New York Press wants to redesign its web site. David Blum, the paper’s editor, sent a letter to the Columbia j-school list serv looking for freelance web designers. In a conversation with Media Mob, he said couldn’t quite recall when the web site last had a redesign, but agreed that it badly needs one (and hey! Read More
In the past two days, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz has been getting a lot of attention for his “scoop” about Dan Rather.
But the anecdote, published today in his book Reality Show, is old news.
In Mr. Kurtz’s book, he writes that former CBS anchor threatened to release a document Read More
On two occasions when executives of Village Voice Media came to visit The Village Voice’s then editor, David Blum, in New York, they asked for reservations at the Waverly Inn, Graydon Carter’s secret-phone-number-protected West Village eatery.
Mr. Blum’s bosses—in town from the Sun Belt and the West, where they built the New Times alternative-weekly chain—succeeded Read More
Tony Ortega, 43, has been named editor of the Village Voice. The hiring comes the first business day after Friday’s firing of Village Voice editor David Blum.
Ortega is an 11-year veteran of Village Voice Media, the paper’s parent company–specifically, of the New Times chain, which merged with the Voice chain in January 2006, Read More
The Village Voice has just named Deborah Kolben, formerly the city editor of the New York Sun, as the paper’s managing editor.
Since David Blum, ex-Sun television critic, took over as the Voice‘s editor-in-chief, there have been several defections from the conservative daily to the lefty weekly. Ms. Kolben now joins Sun alumni Nathan Read More
“When eight people are laid off from an institution, it’s not a happy day,” said David Blum, incoming editor-in-chief of the Village Voice.
Blum was on the phone after a meeting with staff at the newspaper’s Cooper Square office. Last week, his superiors-to-be at Village Voice Media dismissed eight staffers from the weekly paper. Today, Read More
It Takes a Village
The Village Voice announced that David Blum is the latest choice for its hard-to-fill editor-in-chief post. The memo making the announcement is below.
DAVID BLUM IS THE NEW EDITOR OF THE VILLAGE VOICE
Veteran New York magazine writer and editor David Blum has been named editor-in-chief of the Village Voice.
Blum, who Read More