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The Daily News said goodbye to managing editor Robert Sapio on Friday, according to newsroom sources.
His departure marks the end of a 40-plus-year career at the News. Mr. Sapio first joined the tabloid as an advertising office boy in 1969. After moving to editorial, he rose from typist to copy editor, then to news editor and senior executive editor.
New York Daily News reporters recovering from a turbulent 2011 know one way to land in the good graces of editor-in-chief Colin Myler: any and all things Catholic.
Mr. Myler, who replaced Kevin Convey in the News‘ top spot early this year, is best known as the former New York Post editor Read More
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
“What followed was a reversal of the Herald‘s small gains in British newspapering. The three men were obsessed with local politics, and put out a serious tabloid without all the “skin,” the news-you-can-use, the screaming headlines. “A mainstream, sober tabloid” is what Boston Globe columnist Mark Jurkowitz called the Herald at the end of the Read More
When we talked to Daily News staffers on Tuesday — after editor-in-chief Martin Dunn announced his resignation and Mort Zuckerman named his replacement, the Boston Herald‘s Kevin Convey — we heard that staffers were optimistic about the new leadership. Mr. Convey is passionate about reporting and the tabloid craft in a big city, they Read More
“There’s a new editor?” said one Daily News staffer in shock on the phone from the paper’s newsroom on Tuesday afternoon.
Ten minutes earlier, an announcement went out to media writers around town that the Daily News had appointed Boston Herald editor Kevin Convey as its new editor in chief.
Three hours earlier, following the Read More