TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

The Blot Aims for Intersection of Sex and Scandal

The origins of The Blot, a new digital magazine that officially launched last week out of modest Manhattan digs, is so far what’s most fascinating about the site. From Dan Orlando’s New York Business Journal piece:

“The project was inspired by a friend,” said publisher and editor-in-chief Neil St. Clair, “who had been wronged in the press many years ago, and found, that despite all her efforts, she couldn’t be made whole.”

St. Clair, who spent time as a YNN and NY1 television reporter, continued that “there was no verified platform to tell her side of the story. [Alex Geana and I] set out to create one that would give people a chance to be heard.”

The site appears so far to be a mix of bylined and unbylined items. St. Clair told Orlando there is one silent investor currently on board and that The Blot hopes to add $750,000 of funding in the coming year.

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!