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The Brooklyn Paper editor Gersh Kuntzman is leaving the News Corp.-owned weekly for a position at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, The Observer has learned.
In addition to teaching the craft of journalism, Mr. Kuntzman will oversee its practice on The Local-Fort Greene, CUNY’s hyperlocal online news collaboration with The New York Read More
The Great Media Thaw brought journalism job-hopping back in style (for the time being), but one outer-borough publisher is taking a stand.
On July 13, two weeks after Daniel Bush, a 20-something news editor and reporter for the Brooklyn Downtown Star and Queens Ledger, announced he’d be hopping to the Brooklyn Paper, his publisher Walter Read More
Jonathan Safran Foer sat down with The Brooklyn Paper‘s Gersh Kuntzman to discuss his latest book, Eating Animals. Over a lunch of lentil soup (J.S.F.) and a chicken sandwich (Kuntzman), they sparred on topics ranging from factory farms to Foer’s self-professed status as a non-journalist writing nonfiction.
And yet! Though J.S.F. may Read More
When Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation bought the Brooklyn Paper back in March (following rumors of financial trouble) editor Gersh Kuntzman promised that it would remain “the same great paper that you have always loved.”
Maybe he was right!
Today The Brooklyn Paper trumpeted: “We win–again! More awards for your Brooklyn Read More
On the evening of Thursday, March 26, staff members of The Brooklyn Paper gathered at their favorite Dumbo happy hour spot, a bar and restaurant called Superfine, for one last round of post-work drinks in the neighborhood the scrappy weekly broadsheet has called home for the past five years.
Editor in chief Gersh Kuntzman, looking Read More
It’s not the first time Rupert Murdoch has come knocking at the doors of The Brooklyn Paper, the Brooklyn newspaper chain that covers Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint.
But it is the first time the independent news outfit’s founder and owner of 31 years, Ed Weintrob, felt inclined to listen.
As we Read More
The Observer has learned that the 31-year-old independent newspaper, The Brooklyn Paper, has been purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
The Brooklyn Paper‘s editor (and onetime Observer profile subject) Gersh Kuntzman and its publisher Celia Weintrob confirmed the news.
“We’re very excited,” said Mr. Kuntzman in an interview.
He said that he has not Read More
Brooklyn Paper senior reporter Mike McLaughlin just got dumped — now he needs a new girlfriend and, more importantly, a new apartment.
Cue the cameras! Mr. McLaughlin will be chronicling his search for love and shelter in a new weekly video segment called "The Search."
"It’s a classic New York story," Read More
A recent crackdown on public-toilet violations in Brooklyn restaurants prompted this passionate essay from Brooklyn Papers editor Gersh Kuntzman.
Mr. Kuntzman is pissed because a fine levied against his beloved Roma Pizza on Seventh Avenue convinced the proprietor to take immediate action–and eliminate a bunch of seats.
Roma ripped out half of its Read More
In this week’s Transom, your trusty reporter may have (in the interests of moving things along) slurred over a fact well-known to him, and therefore left an unintended impression.
Gersh Kuntzman, a former employee of the New York Post, was mentioned in the story in relation to current Post employees. He is not Read More