'Daily News' chief Colin Myler tells staff layoffs were 'inevitable,' announces new digital initiative in boroughs
We want to assure you that the decisions that have been taken followed serious consultations with all departmental heads."(1)
It's unclear who's been let go and how widspread the cuts will be. Several high-profile bylines have been floated by sources, but we've so far been unable to confirm any names.(2)
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The promotions reflect the paper's increasing focus on web growth, which it's achieved this past year by tailoring its homepage to photo-heavy national news. But they also come during a period of relative anxiety in the newsroom.
John Oswald, a veteran editor who was given the features desk about a year ago, is leaving, Capital has learned. Oswald came to the News in 1997, which makes him one of the longest-serving editors at the paper behind its No. 2 editor, Arthur Browne.(6)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
One source said various Wall Street Journal editors were on-hand to assist in the teaching session. Others confirmed that Alan Murray, the Journal's deputy managing editor and executive online editor, was one of them. (The Journal, like the Post and Fox News, is owned by News Corp.)
Don Kaplan will be the News' TV critic; Jon Blackwell will be deputy managing editor for production.
Starting this week, the News will run regular fashion features in its Thursday and Sunday editions, mirroring the popular style formula of The New York Times and marking a return to a beat it had abandoned in recent years. The change takes effect just in time for Fashion Week, which kicks off on Sept. 6.(3)
Gatecrasher, will at some point in the near future cease to exist as it does now: a standard two-page spread of scoops, party items and celebrity photos similar to Page Six, the long-running gossip column of rival tabloid The New York Post.
"All, Please join us for a Daily News Town Hall on Tuesday, July 24 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the building cafeteria," said a July 16 email from Myler and News publisher Bill Holliber. "Look forward to seeing you."
Attempts to reach Bishop for comment were unsuccessful. But the story circulating is that he and editor-in-chief Colin Myler had been butting heads over coverage, which ultimately led to Bishop's dismissal yesterday.(3)
Alison Gendar, who over 13 years at the paper has covered everything from public schools to One Police Plaza to national courts and politics, will leave the paper to take a position as deputy press secretary for the United Federation of Teachers.(1)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)