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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…

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…

Followup: Gersh an ‘Editor of the Year’—again

Followup: Gersh an ‘Editor of the Year’—again

Actually, there’s more to it than that. After we posted yesterday’s item on Gersh Kuntzman’s outstanding editorial leadership, Suburban Newspapers of America announced that is had chosen Kuntzman as “Editor…

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…

Thin crust delicacies, Brooklyn-style

Thin crust delicacies, Brooklyn-style

There are two thin-crust eatables in high demand in Brooklyn this week. One is a 52-week favorite: Grimaldi’s pizza in DUMBO. The other is an eight-day wonder: shmura matzoh out…

Paper changes its play of a F—ing street sign hack. Print v. online: Standards are still different.

Paper changes its play of a F—ing street sign hack. Print v. online: Standards are still different.

When a protester hacked into a Brooklyn street sign on Tuesday, New York media divided over whether to show the “F” word. The Brooklyn Paper sided with most bloggers and ran…

Consider this: Tens of thousands of your readers drive by a sign bearing an unarguably obscene word. The bloggers run it. How about you? [Multiple updates]

Consider this: Tens of thousands of your readers drive by a sign bearing an unarguably obscene word. The bloggers run it. How about you? [Multiple updates]

If you’re the NY Times (UPDATE: or even the NY Post!), you edit the photo. The scene is near the controversial Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, NY (planned future home…

Reader sensibilities: Just how considerate should an editor be?

Reader sensibilities: Just how considerate should an editor be?

When what you publish is likely to really piss people off — and let’s define “people” as your average work-a-day readers, not powerful politicians, rich developers or prized advertisers —…

To out of touch NY Times editors, New York City’s soul revolves around underworked streetwalkers

To out of touch NY Times editors, New York City’s soul revolves around underworked streetwalkers

On Monday, Rupert Murdoch made it clear that he thinks the NY Times is detached from its city. Most everyday, Times readers can detect some of that detachment. In today’s…

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