New York Post scribe Jeanne MacIntosh reports today that she—and not her editor, Col Allan—is the paper’s connection with alleged Mommy Madam Anna Gristina. Her story contained a false assertion, namely that we claimed “that the editor in chief of the New York Post, Col Allan, had a close friendship with Gristina and suggested that he had allowed that relationship to interfere with his professional responsibilities as the paper’s top editor.”
In fact, our story said no such thing. We never claimed that Mr. Allan was friends with Ms. Gristina, only that she said he was on surveillance audio.
Martin Dunn was the editor of the New York Daily News for about ten nonconsecutive years: Once in the early 90s, and again from 2003 to 2010. Now in his old stead is Colin Myler, the former News of the World editor thrown under the bus by the Murdoch family. Myler’s rise to the position was ostensibly going to reignite the longstanding rivalry between the New York Daily News and the Murdoch-owned New York Post. We learned that wasn’t the case after the revelation that Myler held onto a story about the ‘Soccer Mom Madam’ Anna Gristina, bragging about her “close, close friendship” with the editor of the New York Post, Col Allan.
Col Allan happens to be the former boss of current New York Daily News editor Colin Myler. Martin Dunn has some thoughts about this.
There’s one intriguing scoop in the ongoing saga of the Soccer Mom Madam, Anna Gristina, that you’re not likely to read about in the New York Post.
According to multiple sources familiar with the situation—none of whom were willing to be identified, for fear of retribution—among the names of various powerful men found in transcripts of the surveillance audio from the five-year-long investigation is one prominent media figure: Col Allan, the editor of the New York Post. UPDATED.
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The Statue of Liberty is Tebowing on the back cover of today’s New York Daily News.
The tabloid has swiftly transferred its hype-mongering efforts from Knicks phenomenon Jeremy Lin to the newest New York Jet, Tim Tebow, promising “Timsanity.”
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Two longtime Daily News staff photographers laid off in November are suing the tabloid for unlawful termination, citing age and gender discrimination. They seek compensatory and punitive damages, including legal costs.
According to a complaint filed with the State Supreme Court February 7 by John Roca, 60, and Linda Rosier, 48, the Read More
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 yet another sign that lamentations about the death of the books coverage are only the bookish equivalent of the repressive hypothesis, the New York Daily News has started Page Views, a new blog devoted to books. Deputy op-ed editor Alexander Nazaryan writes, “You may not think of the tabloid as a particularly literary format, but we are going to challenge your assumptions of what constitutes literary/cultural reporting in this town.”
The journalism community prides itself on its social media use, but a study released yesterday reveals that mainstream news organizations are using Twitter wrong, i.e. to advance their own material as opposed to engaging with readers and followers.
Researchers from The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and The George Washington University’s Read More
The bad news keeps coming at the New York Daily News. Another two staffers have been let go, and the rumor is that there are more to come.
The Daily News reports that Leighton Meester has sued her mother for misappropriation of funds intended for the care of Ms. Meester’s ill brother (Ms. Meester’s mother allegedly used the money for plastic surgery). While this is a grave matter if Ms. Meester’s claims are accurate, our understanding of Ms. Read More