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The Fix is all fixed up and ready for a new chapter in covering recovery.
Maer Roshan, former editor of Radar and founder of the recently shuttered The Fix, is joining the board of directors at Assignmint.com, a start-up job management site designed to streamline the editorial process between freelance writers and publishers.
“Maer’s deep industry knowledge and proven entrepreneurial skills are invaluable in furthering Assignmint’s goal of fixing the relationship between publishers and writers,” Assignment.com CEO (and New York media vet) Jeff Koyen said, in an announcement.
“Publishing will never be easy but Assignmint fixes the day-‐to-‐day problems that can derail otherwise great companies,” Mr. Roshan said.
In addition to her @Courtney Twitter account, sometimes a source of entertainment, consternation and lawsuits, kaleidoscopic rock queen Courtney Love has a second, private and much more personal account on the microblogging site: @Cbabymichelle. “Personal” as in Cbabymichelle is actually written by Ms. Love and not an assistant. According to former Radar Magazine chief and current Fix-meister Maer Roshan‘s new eBook about Ms. Love, Courtney Comes Clean: The High Life and Dark Depths of Music’s Most Controversial Icon, Ms. Love has used the lesser-known account to have barbarically yawping dialogues with her public persona, one online voice acting as a PR-friendly saint to Cbabymichelle’s heckling sinner. Mr. Roshan writes:
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Forget how many trend pieces it takes to make a genre: how many staff departures does it take to make an exodus?
Details entertainment editor David Walters resigned late last week to take a job at The Daily, according to a Conde Nast source. Mr. Walters, formerly of GQ, is the third high-level departure Read More
Recovery Media, LLC, parent company of Maer Roshan’s The Fix, raised $2.4 million in equity financing, according to an S.E.C. filing.
Named alongside Mr. Roshan are Allison Floam, founder of MicroDialogue, and Paul Allen McCulley, a former managing director at PIMCO, according to CityBiz.
Mr. Roshan, the wunderkind New Read More
On or around April 5, a group of prominent New Yorkers—including Andre Balazs, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lindsay Lohan and Harvey Weinstein—received a curious group text.
La Vida Loko
Months after the beloved caffeine-blasted booze got banned from New York’s bodegas, Phusion Projects is hoping Four Loko can still sell without the kick.
Maer Roshan’s new addiction news site, The Fix, has published a sprawling 5,000-word profile of the parent company that gifted the world with Four Loko. So who are these Read More
More than two years after bidding farewell to Radar, the magazine he shepherded through…what was it?—19 or 20 separate incarnations and which lives on in name if not in spirit as an awful TMZ manque owned by American Media, Maer Roshan unveiled his latest creation on Monday, a website called The Fix, Read More
It hardly seems like a year ago, but remember last September? Just after Lehman declared bankruptcy, we dealt with a rapid wave of media closures here in the city: The Sun, 02138 and, for a third time, Radar.
But we didn’t expect that it would take long for Maer Roshan, Radar’s editor, to get Read More
John Cook, the longtime Radar contributor and the crackerjack TV reporter for the Chicago Tribune, is heading to Gawker. His first day is Monday.
He’ll be covering covering a variety of things: his old beat in television; he’ll respond to the day’s news when he’s got something to say; and he’ll be digging Read More