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Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

Essie Shor: Pistol Packin' Yiddishe Mamma

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Joel Sucher

Reality for the partisans wasn't as much combat as simply a day to day struggle to stay out of harm's way while offering fellow Jews a sanctuary from the hell that was consuming the world outside.

Report: Trump-Tied Paper Asked Ice Cream Shop Manager To Write Pro-Trump Piece

The New York Times | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

Bill Gifford was managing an ice cream shop in Maplewood, N.J., last summer when a customer, Ken Kurson, the editor of The New York Observer, came in ...

Why The New York Times Is the Best Newspaper in the World

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

As someone who has often found fault with The New York Times in the past, I can tell you that Ken Kurson's cover story in the Observer today does not reflect the reality of the paper I read every day.

New York Observer's Cover Tribute To Peter Kaplan

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The New York Observer dedicated its cover on Wednesday to its longtime former editor Peter Kaplan, following Kaplan's death on Friday at the age of 59...

New York Observer Names New Chief

mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 03.06.2013 | Media

It will come as something short of a surprise to those who follow the Manhattan media scene that The New York Observer has picked a new editor. ...

Influential New York Newspaper Endorses Romney

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The New York Observer, an influential weekly newspaper covering Manhattan media, politics, real estate, and culture, endorsed Republican presidential ...

NYO Editors Depart After Alleged Disagreement

www.capitalnewyork.com | Posted 10.06.2012 | Media

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,...

Elizabeth Spiers Leaving New York Observer, Executive Editor Aaron Gell To Replace Her

Observer | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media

The Observer Media Group announced today that editor-in-chief and editorial director Elizabeth Spiers is leaving her post at the end of August to laun...

Failing Upward: An Interview With the Indispensable George Gurley

David Coggins | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

His dispatches from the front lines of New York society evolved into reportage of Gurley's own exploits in boîtes he patronized until he stumbled home, or was ejected, with his dignity in disarray.

Michael Calderone

Facebook Co-Founder Considers Buying The New Republic

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.09.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is a candidate to buy the New Republic, according to sources familiar with the matter. A deal has not yet...

Michael Calderone

Will Anyone Buy Influential D.C. Magazine?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New Republic is on the market once again. But so far, its unclear if any media companies are interested in buying the influential, alb...

The New York Observer Bids To Go National

Capital New York | Sheila O'Malley | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media

The 25-year-old weekly newspaper is considering spinning off a nationally focused website, and will increase the size of the full-time editorial staff...

New York Times Staff Cuts: Longtime Editors Take Buyouts

The New York Observer | Posted 02.19.2012 | Media

IN MID-OCTOBER, a memo was sent out to all New York Times editorial staffers, from recently-installed Times executive editor Jill Abramson, managing e...

Jared Kushner, Dan Abrams In Talks To Partner New York Observer and Mediaite

Adweek | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

Dan Abrams, the founder of Mediaite and the Abrams Media Network, and Jared Kushner, the owner of the New York Observer, have been in talks that have ...

Rich Hil 'Really Sad' About Observer Profile

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 11.12.2011 | Style

Last month, the Observer profiled Tommy Hilfiger's 21-year-old rapper son who goes by the moniker "Rich Hil." In the Observer's highly entertaining...

Warren Buffett Chief Of Staff's Business Card: 'You Don't Call Me. I Call You'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

Yesterday was Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett's birthday. And while the 81-year-old's public perception is that of an affable billionaire, his c...

Michael Calderone

New York Media Startup Gets Big Investment, Hires Reporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Capital New York, a website that promises to show readers ...

Airplane Banner: 'Thanks For The Downgrade. You Should All Be Fired'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, less than a week after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit for the first time in history, a plane circled lower Manhattan with a ba...

Man Who Hunted Bin Laden Identified

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

The New York Observer reports that the man who hunted Osama bin Laden has been identified. The mystery started to unravel after the AP wrote a stor...

47 New York Media Power Couples

The New York Observer | Posted 09.05.2011 | Media

Tina and Sir Harry, Ken and Binky, Nan and Gay -- the long-standing Old Guard of media couples are well known. But who else is at the top of the love-...

New York Observer Website Gets A Facelift

Yahoo! News | Joe Pompeo | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media

Change has been perhaps the most reliable constant at the New York Observer in recent years. In the past two years alone, the Manhattan weekly blew th...

Elizabeth Spiers: New York Observer 'Back On Track'

businessinsider.com | Noah Davis | Posted 07.20.2011 | Media

So, the NYO under Spiers: A publication in need of renovation, just like the offices on 44th street. Except the metaphor isn't that simple. Sure, S...

PHOTOS: The 100 Most Powerful Names In Real Estate

The Power 100 | Posted 07.03.2011 | New York

100. Steve Cuozzo, Real estate columnist and an editor for the New York Post Last November, Mr. Cuozzo bellowed from the tab’s pages that “the ...

The Real Free Press

Michael Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Gross

Perhaps because he has a ready-made megaphone, David Carr doesn't get the benefits HuffPo and Facebook offer those of us who lack his significant advantage.