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Racist headline tops NY Daily News website

Racist headline tops NY Daily News website

If an editor had substituted “Jew” or “Black” or “Arab” or “Irish” or “Italian” or whatever … would this homepage topper pass muster at the New York Daily News? —…

Our morning after pill

Our morning after pill

It’s good to see that New York’s tabloids had their priorities straight, the morning after Bob Schieffer’s foreign-policy debate! Meanwhile, in Middle America … the Des Moines Register gave its…

Gersh exits Brooklyn Paper to run CUNY-NYTimes ‘Local’

Gersh exits Brooklyn Paper to run CUNY-NYTimes ‘Local’

Brooklyn Paper Editor Gersh Kuntzman may not be joining the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism staff with the rank of full professor, but in my mind he’ll always be THE…

Practical Social Media for Small Businesses … Getting Started NOW

Practical Social Media for Small Businesses … Getting Started NOW

Every small businesses should claim its place in Social Media heaven NOW — but that doesn’t mean it has to do everything all at once. Ed’s message to small business…

Linotype’s 125th Birthday

Linotype’s 125th Birthday

Whielaw Reid, NY Tribune, 1886: “Ottmar, you’ve done it! You created a line of type!” http://youtu.be/aVgTBpbfWS4 “Happy type gone byte!”: @sodamncorporate…

Printed newspapers amount to nothing if they don’t reach their readers

Printed newspapers amount to nothing if they don’t reach their readers

In the newspaper business, it all comes down to one little kid on a bicyle (these days, actually, it’s more likely to be his grandpa or grandma). Unfortunately, newspaper execs…

Gersh eats dog food

Gersh eats dog food

What can I say? He’s pushing for another award. For Brooklyn Paper editor Gersh Kuntzman and Courier-Life editor Vince DiMiceli (seated behind Gersh in the video) the news is born…

Newspaper war in Brooklyn

Newspaper war in Brooklyn

Who says newspapers are dead? An old-fashioned newspaper war is expected to get underway any day now in Brooklyn, NY. I’d be remiss in not reporting on it, since I…

Gersh Kuntzman and the future of journalism

Gersh Kuntzman and the future of journalism

Gersh Kuntzman, a standout community editor, was running with a Flip before Al Gore invented the internet (I exaggerate, but so does Gersh — usually to good effect). Any reporter who…

UPDATE: 2 stars leave Village Voice

UPDATE: NY Times, in Wednesday report on Village Voice changes, has VV editor Tony Ortega blaming the economy for the firing of Wayne Barrett: “By now I think we expected…

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