Articles about "New York Post"

Ellen DeGeneres grants AP rights for editorial use of Oscar selfie

Associated Press
Ellen DeGeneres has "granted The Associated Press the rights for the editorial use of her star-studded selfie by AP members and subscribers," AP informs its members.
The selfie. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

The news co-op also offers a photo of the scene from another angle: (more...)
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Martha Stewart cuts 100 employees

New York Post | AdWeek
On Thursday, as predicted, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia fired 100 employees, Keith Kelly reported Thursday in the New York Post.
Included in the downsizing were some of the company’s upper-level executives, including executive vice president Daniel Taitz, who had served as acting CEO before Dienst was appointed Oct. 29.

Chief Revenue Officer Joe Lagani; Martha Stewart Living Publisher Peter Medwid; Vice President of Integrated Sales Laura Petasnick; and head of digital sales Jess Hollander.
Adweek reported Thursday on the cuts, writing that one MSLO employee said the office atmosphere was awful. "It’s really scary and terrible right before the holidays.”
Advertisingwise, Martha Stewart Living had an up year, with full-year ad pages rising nearly 16 percent over 2012. Circulation was flat in the first half of 2013, and newsstand sales dropped 13 percent. The magazine unveiled a well-received redesign in July in hopes of boosting those numbers.

Martha Stewart expected to cut 100 jobs

New York Post
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is expected to fire 100 employees on Thursday, Keith Kelly reported in the New York Post, calling the move "a massive downsizing that is expected to hit the flagship magazine particularly hard."

Kelly writes that stock prices for the company, once more than $37 a share, opened Thursday at less than $3.
The speculation is that media is going to be deemphasized as the company concentrates more and more on its licensing and products line.
Glenn Britt

New York Post editor heading to Australia, Time Warner Cable CEO retiring

Capital New York | New York Times

Col Allan, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Post, is heading to Australia to help lead News Corp.'s papers there.

Capital New York's Joe Pompeo reports that Allan will provide "extra editorial leadership":

The Australian detail will last for two to three months, starting next Monday, and longtime News Corp. lieutenant Jesse Angelo will oversee the Post during that time.

All of this is sure to fuel speculation about Allan and Angelo's futures at the Post. Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship.
In other leadership news, Time Warner Cable announced that CEO Glenn Britt is retiring. Britt, who has led the company since 2001, will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Robert D. Marcus. (more...)

New York Post’s surprisingly restrained Anthony Weiner front

You'd sort of assume that a new Anthony Weiner sexting scandal would cause the New York Post to scramble its jets and create a front page as cheeky as its one that welcomed Eliot Spitzer back to electoral politics. And while the paper makes plenty of hay online: "He must pull out," "Carlos the Jerkel" -- today's front page is remarkably low-key by Post standards.
Image courtesy the Newseum

News Corp will split into two companies Friday. CEO Robert Thomson talks about the newspaper company’s plans.

The new company, whose assets range from a US coupons company to Foxtel pay-TV in Australia, was working on projects including a plan for the New York Post to compete nationally with digital news and entertainment brands such as Buzzfeed, he disclosed.

“Some of the most successful recent start-ups are basically ersatz tabloid journalism,” he said. “If we can’t do it better than they can, then we’re not as good as we think we are.”

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times

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Men identified as ‘Bag Men’ sue the New York Post

The Boston Globe
Salaheddin Barhoum and Yassine Zaimi filed a defamation suit against the New York Post Wednesday, Maria Sacchetti reports in The Boston Globe.

The paper ran a photo of the Massachusetts men under the headline "Bag Men" during the manhunt for suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.

The New York Post's April 18, 2013, front page (courtesy the Newseum)
In an article that showed Barhoum and Zaimi with red circles around their heads, Larry Celona, Brad Hamilton and Jamie Schram wrote law enforcement officials were "circulating photos of two men spotted chatting near the packed finish line." They also reported that while authorities had spotted two men in surveillance videos, it was "not immediately clear if the men in the law-enforcement photos are the same men in the surveillance videos." (more...)

Village Voice editors quit instead of laying off staff

Thursday would be a good day to own a New York bar popular with journalists, judging by reports about three Gotham publications:

• Village Voice Editor-in-Chief Will Bourne and Deputy Editor Jessica Lustig resigned Thursday rather than institute layoffs demanded by management, David Carr reports. “When I was brought in here, I was explicitly told that the bloodletting had come to an end," Bourne told Carr.


Photos of bombing suspects’ shootout with cops: Where will they end up?

Andrew Kitzenberg put together a blog post of cell-phone photos he took from his bedroom window in Watertown, Mass., during a shootout between Boston Marathon bombing suspects and police.

The photos and captions are gripping: The suspects crouch behind a car, and in one Kitzenberg has highlighted what he says is a pressure-cooker bomb. In another, you can see a bullet hole that went through his roommate's chair and a wall.

A Google Image search this morning doesn't show any news organizations swiping the photos. Kitzenberg tweeted that he's had some interest from one paper, though:  

Pranksters insert ‘apology’ letter into copies of New York Post

Animal | The Huffington Post | Salon | USA Today
The art and culture site Animal inserted a letter purporting to be from New York Post Editor Col Allan into some copies of the paper Friday. A video outlines the prank:

"This week, the New York Post has acted recklessly and with flagrant disregard for the principles of good journalism," "Allan" writes. "I'd like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to our readers, to the people of Boston, and to the three men who were mistakenly investigated as subjects."

The paper was criticized last week for running a front-page photo of two men and (incorrectly) suggesting they were suspects in the bombings. (more...)
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