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.
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.
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The Daily News parted ways with its longtime senior managing editor, Stuart Marques, on Friday, according to a well-placed tipster.
Mr. Marques was brought in to the News in 2007 by the previous editor, Martin Dunn, a British import and News Corp. veteran. Mr. Marques stuck around much longer than the other managing editor hired by Mr. Dunn, William Goldschlag, who was fired last September, weeks after current editor Kevin Convey’s takeover.
“We don’t comment on personnel matters,” said spokesperson Jennifer Mauer. Mr. Marques did not return a request for comment.