Is anyone occupying Midtown’s fountains?
TimesUp!, a New York “direct action environmental organization” had big plans for today. They were going for their 3rd annual “fountain ride,” which is exactly what it sounds like: splashing around in public fountains and evading the police. But in solidarity with both Occupy Wall Street and Columbus Day (?), the event was renamed “Occupy Fountains.” And though the event ends in half an hour, so far there hasn’t been much of a ripple about the spectacle on Twitter.
Layoffs are hitting Village Voice Media papers this week.
Management specified that the lay-offs would be chain-wide and blamed the struggling economy, according to one fired reporter.
Yesterday, The Dallas Observer eliminated its full-time sportswriting position the laid-off Richie Whitt wrote. SF Weekly laid off its web editor, the editor of its SFoodie blog, a calendar Read More
If there is one hire that signifies the changing of the guard moment we’re witnessing in the New York media scene, I’d argue it’s the Village Voice‘s hiring of Harry Siegel, which they announced yesterday afternoon.
Siegel will be their new city columnist and is taking over the space filled, Read More
Tough week at the Voice.
Editor Tony Ortega pulled an article called “For-Profit Blues,” about proprietary colleges leaving low-income students with piles of debt but no degree, from The Village Voice‘s website yesterday. Freelance writer and Columbia Journalism School student grad Rob Sgobbo allegedly made up two sources: Berkeley College student “Tamicka Read More
To paraphrase a well-worn koan: If a pair of dirty hipster sex blogs get NSFW on the internet and nobody links to them or knows they exist, can they bring in any revenue?
Village Voice Media has been quietly publishing two sex-oriented websites—Naked City NY and Naked Read More
Page Six is still the gold standard. Gawker is stronger than ever. And gossip at the Daily News is ready to make a comeback.
The Village Voice‘s Joe Coscarelli and Foster Kamer survey the world of gossip reporting in their cover story this week, and suggest that as the playing field has become more crowded, Read More
Michael Musto is not the slightest bit pleased with Regent Media, the owners of Out and The Advocate, and, incidentally, the publishers of his forthcoming book that hasn’t quite been published. Mr. Musto dedicated his weekly column to lashing out at Regent (owners who have earned a reputation for being particularly Read More
Just over two weeks ago, Tumblr announced they were looking for an intern. A lot of Tumblr users were really excited. “This is another one of those things that makes me wish i was three years older, done with my undergrad/grad stuff, and living in NYC,” one user wrote in response to the job Read More
For the Village Voice‘s cover story this week about down-low Guidos, photographer Carrie Schechter shot Ronnie Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, personalities from the MTV reality show The Jersey Shore.
Did anybody involved know the photographs were for the cover of the newspaper’s queer issue?
“I didn’t know, so I Read More
Following James Dolan-owned Rainbow Media’s purchase of Gothamist, Foster Kamer poked fun at Mr. Dolan on The Voice‘s Runnin’ Scared.
Three days later Independent Film Center, also a Rainbow Media property, pulled all of its advertising, worth some $20,000, from the paper, wrote Mr. Kamer.
Now LiveNation, which does Read More