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Elizabeth Spiers Confident in The New York Observer’s Direction

Elizabeth Spiers, the Editor-in-Chief of The New York Observer, is feeling great about the paper. However, she tells Business Insider that wasn’t the case when she came to the company:

I feel like everybody was a little bit sluggish [when I arrived] because the paper had drifted into this territory that it wasn’t quite what it used to be. I think everybody is happy that it’s going back in the direction that it probably should have stayed on.

Spiers says that a redesign – for the website and the paper – is planned for June 8th, that the financial side of things is starting to take off, and even added that Hudson News has asked to start distributing the Observer once again.

It’s all good things at the Observer. But just in case you thought Spiers was getting soft with all the rainbows and sunshine news about the paper, she still knows what the ultimate goal is. “You figure out who the sacred cows are who need to be eviscerated and you do it,” she said.

Well put.

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