Question and Answer
Ever wonder how New York Post‘s Page Six works? Us either. But today, former Page Six deputy editor Paula Froelich posted a response to the question on Quora, the website that lets people answer all the questions you never thought to ask.
The war between the city’s tabloids warmed up last night when Confidential, the Daily News‘s gossip page, posted an item refuting “new stories making the rounds” that ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his political operative girlfriend got frisky in a public hot tub on their recent trip to Jamaica.
Later in the night, the Post posted today’s front-page story alleging that Mr. Spitzer sucked on the toes of a topless Lis Smith in front of children at the resort where they stayed over the weekend.
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The New York Post had this amazing article about the new Bushwick luxury lofts (“for artists”), CastleBraid, today. Apparently, some hipsters are mad about other hipsters moving onto their turf. (Since it’s The Post, anyone who is in their twenties and living in Bushwick is considered a hipster…which is exactly right. Way to get one correct, The Post!)
New York magazine writes a (somewhat premature) obit for The New York Post. ( Read More
Lifestyle blogger Aly Walansky is considering suing The New York Post after the tabloid printed her tweet in an article about the racist backlash to the newly crowned Miss America.
“The sad thing is, Miss Kansas didn’t make it because America isn’t ready to crown someone who represents AMERICA. #MissAmerica,” Ms. Walansky wrote while live-tweeting the pageant on Sunday night.
The New York Post is eliminating 13 full-time positions, editor in chief Col Allan announced today in an email to the newsroom. The news comes in advance of the expected June 28 News Corp split, when the book and newspaper assets will separate from the more lucrative TV and film properties. The shakeout is expected to be rough.
“As we continue to strengthen the business of the Post, and as part of the staff reduction initiative announced a few weeks ago, I am writing to let you know that we will be eliminating 13 full-time positions today throughout the organization,” Mr. Allan wrote in an email to the newsroom, which was first obtained by Jim Romenesko. “We have already contacted those who will be departing, and I want to express my sincere thanks for all of their contributions to the Post.”
Sean Delonas, The New York Post‘s veteran Page Six cartoonist, is taking a buyout after 23 years at the paper, he announced on his Facebook page. Mr. Delonas wrote that after nearly 6,000 cartoons, he has drawn his last cartoon for the paper.
“Almost 23 years ago, I took a temporary 3 month job cartooning for The New York Post. Nearly 6,000 cartoons later, I’ve drawn my last cartoon for the paper. I’ve accepted a buyout,” Mr. Delonas posted on his Facebook page. “I’d like to thank all my colleagues for the great memories. I have nothing but gratitude for Mr. Murdoch and the Post. I believe the paper has a bright future and I look forward to reading it for many years to come.”
Two Massachusetts residents have filed a defamation lawsuit against the Post for insinuating that they were suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Their image was splashed across the front page with the headline, “Bag Men: Feds seek this duo pictured at Boston Marathon.”
The suit alleges that the photos and accompanying article implied that the FBI was Read More
It’s the end of an era at The New York Post. Myron Rushetzky, the Post‘s long time support staff supervisor and newsroom institution, is taking a buyout and leaving the paper, according to an email obtained by The Observer.
“I’m commandeering Myron’s extensive email bank to inform you that it’s the end of life as we know it,” veteran journalist Mary Papenfuss wrote in an email to over 200 of Mr. Rushetzky’s contacts. “Guardian of the community, keeper of the flame, birthday card sender extraordinaire, Myron Rushetzky is leaving the New York Post, his nearly life-long home away from home. He’s taking a buyout, and HIS LAST DAY is THIS THURSDAY.”
The first time The Observer met Mandy Stadtmiller at her Chelsea studio, the contents of her trash were strewn all over the floor. While Ms. Stadtmiller had been at a friend’s art opening, Samsung, her rescued pit bull, had thwarted his owner’s quickie attempt to clean up. Before we could examine the contents of the mess, Ms. Stadtmiller ushered us into the hallway to wait while she located a trash bag in a cabinet next to a pair of high heels and picked up the refuse.
Inside, her crystal collection sat on a shelf above a bin of bras. A couple of stuffed animals, inspirational sayings and books with titles like Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind decorated the room. A file cabinet served as a combination bedside and dining room table next to a double bed with a plush green velvet headboard.