A developing niche gets its own magazine.
Bio: Joe Pompeo is a senior reporter at Capital, where he covers media. He was previously a reporter at Yahoo News, Business Insider and The New York Observer.
The fact-checking desk at The New Yorker is known for producing some of the industry's most prominent writers, editors and journalists. But often not for The New Yorker. Former fact checkers Ben McGrath and Raffi Khatchadourian made the leap, and so did Amy Davidson, but most leave the magazine after a few years. And then, sometimes, they come back.
Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio attended a private meeting with a number of leading New York City business officials yesterday, including Rupert Murdoch, the head of New Corp who has taken a particular interest in trying to reshape public education; Robert Thomson, the chief executive of Murdoch's media company, New Corp, and Mort Zuckerman, the wealthy real estate developer who also publishes the Daily News.
Bell was in the running for the job and had recently been in discussions with Twitter, sources told Capital, but she plans to remain at Columbia running the Tow Center.
In just three weeks he's hired nearly two dozen staffers, rethought the magazine with an almost entirely new masthead and, in the early morning hours today, released his inaugural issue.
The regional newspaper, which covers Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, caused a national controversy 10 months ago for publishing the names and addresses of handgun-permit holders.
For Esquire's 80th birthday, the magazine commissioned portraits of 80 males ages 80 to 1 for its 80-plus-page "Life of Man" package in the October issue, on stands now.
Sources said the new staff is scrambling to put its first issue to bed by tomorrow night and to transform the existing newsweek.com from a static site to a live one by the time the issue lands.
The employee reduction brings The Daily Beast's headcount down to around 65, which is comparable to what the site launched with in 2008, our source said. The site is now running on a scaled-back budget through at least 2014.
Myler, who previously edited the infamous News of the World, has given the News a jolt of old-school tabloid adrenaline, reminding readers that New York is still a two-tabloid town.