For the first time in more than a decade, the Knicks are generating some late-winter excitement in Madison Square Garden. The arrival of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to go along with the off-season’s big addition, Amar’e Stoudemire, has the team headed in the right direction after years of mediocrity.
Knick fans have suffered through Read More
Last Wednesday afternoon, James Dolan rose from his stool on a makeshift stage in the bowels of Madison Square Garden and shuffled to the podium to introduce Carmelo Anthony, the unstoppable small forward for whom the Knicks had just dealt half of their starting lineup to anoint as the team’s latest savior.
“While we have Read More
Newsday editor in chief Debby Krenek announced to her staff today in a memo that the paper will be expanding! Ms. Krenek plans to hire 37 employees — 34 journalists and three staffers to help the editorial board. Her goal is to add 2,600 pages to the paper in the next year and fill them Read More
James Dolan — the singer-songwriter, not the vengeful media owner — is profiled in The New York Times Style section today.
“I draw pictures in my mind,” Mr. Dolan told The Times about his approach to songwriting.
But can you separate the man from his music or, for that matter, the zen blues Read More
The Post feels it has prompted a carding crackdown. [NYP]
James Dolan writes country songs that target his enemies. [NYT]
Emergency rooms crowded in the wake of the St. Vincent’s closing. [WSJ]
Candace Bushnell‘s got two more books coming. [AP]
Well, Dave Dinkins likes Obama, for one. Read More
Following James Dolan-owned Rainbow Media’s purchase of Gothamist, Foster Kamer poked fun at Mr. Dolan on The Voice‘s Runnin’ Scared.
Three days later Independent Film Center, also a Rainbow Media property, pulled all of its advertising, worth some $20,000, from the paper, wrote Mr. Kamer.
Now LiveNation, which does all the Read More
Cablevision Systems reported a three-fold increase in net income for the first quarter, thanks to a slew of new subscriptions and robust cable ad revenues.
Revenue rose 5 percent, to $1.75 billion, slightly higher than the average estimate of $1.73 billion. A highlight was a 35 percent increase in cable advertising revenue. Revenue in Read More
Newsday has a new policy for its sports page. The paper’s editors have told their writers there has to be a new, softer tone. They don’t want loaded words. They don’t want name-calling. They don’t want stories to be unnecessarily harsh.
In interviews with several staffers at the newspaper, the policy was explained to Newsday’s Read More
The execs at the Tennis Channel need a little lesson on how the Dolans work. We’re here to help you!
First, a little background. The Tennis Channel is a relatively new, 24-hour tennis network, much in the same style as the NFL Network. They’re out here at the U.S. Open and broadcasting matches on the Read More
The Dolans are enacting their first big job cuts at Newsday.
In total, 5 percent of the workforce will be reduced with hits on both in the newsroom and on the business side. For editorial, the sports department, photo department and newsroom editors will be hit hardest. The position of sports columnist will be entirely Read More