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At 'The New York Observer,' Another Account Of The Editor And President's Departures

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Aaron Gell, the newly appointed editor of The New York Observer, has hit the ground running.

In the paper's regular Friday editorial meeting, Gell, who was bumped up from executive editor several days ago, talked to staffers of the weekly broadsheet and web franchise owned by Jared Kushner about the surprising simultaneous exits of Elizabeth Spiers, who'd served as editor for the last 18 months, and Christopher Barnes, who as president oversaw the sales and business side for the past three years.

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