Joe Pompeo

Journalist on leave after tangle with secretive 'NXIVM' group:

Recent developments have prompted rumors his leave is tied to the proceedings

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.

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At her Cooper Square HQ, Arianna Huffington goes even bigger with yoga, meditation and ‘breathing exercises’

"I just had a reporter who was on a call and couldn't make this week's meditation ask me if I could offer them every day," said Paul Raushenbush, the site's religion editor. (His class was particularly packed the first time Huffington herself attended, according to people who were present, and there was even a special guest in the room: New York Times media columnist David Carr.)

Jun. 5, 2013

 
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Notes from the tabloid détente: Colin Myler’s bid to remake the ‘Daily News’

To outsiders New York's tabloids may be indistinguishable much of the time, even sometimes running identical cover lines; but to New Yorkers the distinction was always clear, if not always easy to articulate. Let's say, the News was the newspaper of the dugout, while the Post was the newspaper of the owners' box; the News was the voice of the beat cop, the Post the voice of One Police Plaza. Nowadays, even to New Yorkers, it's getting harder to tell the difference.

Jun. 4, 2013

 
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With relish, a rival reports that ‘Hollywood scourge’ Nikki Finke is getting the ax

The Lineup collects the media stories, big and small, that are on our radar each day.

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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‘New York’ mag hires new online deputy, as traffic grows

New York magazine has a new deputy editor for its website.

May. 31, 2013

 
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Original ‘riot grrrl’ Kathleen Hanna meets the press, and this time it’s happy

Riot grrrl is getting a second wind in the same mainstream media outlets it once shunned. (Did you notice the three-page Bikini Kill spread in The New York Times Magazine two Sundays ago?) Part of it has to do with the buzz surrounding The Punk Singer, which made it through post-production thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011.

May. 31, 2013

 
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Michael Musto’s quick turnaround: ‘Out’ column will debut June 3, alongside work for ‘Advocate,’ Gawker

"At this point in his long and storied career Michael Musto is a national treasure, and I'm delighted that we are able to bring his talent, wit, and profile to OUT.com and The Advocate magazine,” said Aaron Hicklin, Out's editor-in-chief, in a statement issued today.

May. 30, 2013

 
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At last, Barry Diller gets to correct his ‘mistake,’ unload ‘Newsweek’

The Lineup collects the media stories, big and small, that are on our radar each day.

May. 29, 2013

 
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As protesters gather in Midtown, Koch brothers call Tribune bid ‘media speculation,’ tout union record

"Local and national groups will ask the investment firm to pledge to oppose the sale of the Tribune Company’s nine daily newspapers to the Koch brothers," a news alert Capital received on Tuesday read, in part.

May. 29, 2013

 
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Ahead of an avalanche, the ‘Times’ reminds us this new thing is theirs, and it’s called a ‘Snow Fall’

The Times may have been mostly just a participant in the way digital storytelling is evolving everywhere in the web's third decade, as some have argued. But they seem to be seizing the opportunity that comes with making the biggest splash and being the brand identified with the evolving form of long-form, visually stunning, "responsive-design" digital-content features.

May. 23, 2013

 
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What is this new Twitter ‘Amplify,’ you ask?

The Lineup collects the media stories, big and small, that are on our radar each day.

May. 23, 2013