11:24 am Jul. 9, 2012
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After two years as head gossip for the New York Daily News, Frank DiGiacamo bid farewell on Sunday to the paper's Gatecrasher column.
DiGiacamo worked the gossip beat at the New York Post in the early '90s before becoming an editor at The New York Observer and then a contributing editor at Vanity Fair; throughout, gossip and the film industry have been big topics for him. So it makes a certain kind of sense that he's headed to Movieline.com, one of the various entertainment publications owned by Penske Media Corp., which also publishes Nikki Finke's Deadline.com.
The move was first reported last month by Women's Wear Daily. His title is editorial director.
"It’s been a wild ride, and I can’t leave without thanking the remarkable editorial staff at The News for all of their tips, encouragement and tough love," DiGiacamo wrote in yesterday's column. "To the sources who fed the column, as Leonard Cohen sings: 'I thank you for those items that you sent me.'"
DiGiacamo is one of the latest Newsers to leave the tabloid in what seems like a growing list of departures under former News of the World boss Colin Myler, who was named editor-in-chief back in January. (DiGiacamo previously told W.W.D. that "his new job is not a reflection on Myler’s tenure.") Last week, the News also lost star political reporter Alison Gendar and assistant city editor James Fanelli.
It's still unclear who will replace DiGiacamo as Gatecrasher's editor, but there's been speculation that the baton might pass to Carson Griffith, one of the column's co-authors.
In other news...
David Carr's dire prognostication for the future of newspapers. [The New York Times]
New Republic insiders "wonder if the magazine is a sideline or a lifelong commitment for [Chris] Hughes, a hobby or a crusade." [The Washington Post]
Yet another "what's wrong with CNN?" story. [The Wrap]
New York magazine is expanding The Cut. [NYT/Media Decoder]
Times-Picayune reporter to management: "Our product is suffering. Big time. And you all should be aware of that because it means losing respect in the community and losing readers and I’m not sure ya’ll want to be risking that right now." [Jim Romenesko]
CNN and Facebook are teaming up on 2012 coverage. [CNN Pressroom]
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