Not So Blind Items
Leela De Kretser, the Editorial Director and Publisher at local news site DNAinfo, took to Facebook to publicly air her grievances against The Daily News.
“Let’s play guess the news organization,” she posted on her non-private Facebook page. “Two married journalists each call into their desks to say the [sic] are stuck in Chicago.” Ms. De Krester works for DNAinfo. Her husband, Janon Fisher, is a courts reporter at The Daily News. Mr. Fisher is tagged in the post and commented on it.
Not to ruin the fun of guessing, but our money is on The Daily News.
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.
Thinking About It
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
Condé Nast is not the only publishing company thinking about moving downtown. Mort Zuckerman is also thinking about moving the Daily News offices from West 33rd Street to space downtown, according to Daily Finance.
Daily News real estate man Jeff Zomper told Jeff Bercovici that the company has gone back and forth Read More
The Daily News has issued another round of buyouts, offering employees one week’s pay for every six months they have been with with the paper, according to Daily Intel.
Keith Kelly also has the story this morning, but his sources say the offer is one week’s pay for every year of Read More
The prolific political blogger Liz Benjamin is leaving The Daily News, Ben Smith reports. She will be hosting the show Capitol Tonight on Time Warner Cable (a show that isn’t aired in the city). She’ll be writing a blog there as well, and she’ll apparently appear on NY1 as well.
It’s a Read More
The New York Post: Madonna has always had a hard time making it past co-op boards, with the notoriously fusty upper crusties feeling that too much publicity was a bad thing for their otherwise anonymous buildings. But it seems the East of Lexington location was not enough to deter Madonna from plunking down $40 million Read More
New York Post: Supple, pretty, carefully photographed flesh: Where would tabloid covers be without it? And for today’s New York Post we have Gisele Bundchen to thank, and Vanity Fair, which presumably allowed the Post to use one of the fleshier images from the magazine’s photo spread on the Brazilian newlywed to promote its piece Read More
Back in October, The New York Daily News printed a story about media investor Steve Rattner’s wife and her problem with booze and driving a car one night on the Throggs Neck Bridge. As Michael Wolff pointed out on Newser, the story mysteriously vanished from the News‘ Web site.
Well, it’s happened again, Read More