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RIP: Al Goldstein

Four and a half decades ago, Screw magazine announced its arrival by means of a short manifesto. The publication’s purveyors promised to never ink out pubic hair and never apologize.

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This morning, at a hospice in Brooklyn, Al Goldstein, the co-founder and flamboyant publisher of that publication passed away at age 77. His death follows earlier, premature reports last year at this time. From this morning’s New York Times obit:

Mr. Goldstein did not invent the dirty magazine, but he was the first to present it to a wide audience without the slightest pretense of classiness or subtlety. Sex as depicted in Screw was seldom pretty, romantic or even particularly sexy. It was, primarily, a business, with consumers and suppliers like any other.

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New York Times Union Letter at Over 270 Signatures

The open letter sent by the New York Times’ union to Arthur Sulzberger Jr., protesting the recent moves that he has made, now has over 270 signatures. The letter, which can be viewed here, is currently endorsed by 272 Times staffers, including Howard Beck, Jeremy Peters, Andy NewmanGinia Bellafante and many more.

Bill O’Meara, the president of the union, told The Huffington Post that it could have been worse. “There were people who wanted to storm Arthur Sulzberger’s office,” said O’Meara. “There were people who wanted to stage a walkout.”

O’Meara said that plans to issue the letter and the signatures to Sulzberger at the end of the week, and he will also be publishing some searing comments the staffers made, if given permission. We’re sure those will make for a juicy read.

Times New York Metro Desk Gives Fond Farewell To Chan, Welcomes Newman

Earlier today, we reported the news that The New York Times‘s metro reporter and bureau chief Sewell Chan was leaving the New York office — and the City Room blog — for a gig in the paper’s Washington bureau. He’s being replaced by Andy Newman.

FishbowlNY has gotten its hands on the memo that went out today from metro editors Joe Sexton and Wendell Jamieson to the staff.

In the memo, Sexton calls Chan a genius:

“…a reporter who took a mighty dare with a new genre, inhabited it, and remade it. City Room, sometimes called a blog, was and is, of course, way more than that. And Sewell, its creator and conscience and beating heart from Day 1, was no less than all of that.”

There’s also thoughtful quotes from executive editor Bill Keller and a heartful introduction for Newman by Jamieson. Read the full memo after the jump

Previously: Changes At Two NYT Blogs

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Changes At Two NYT Blogs

schan.jpgThe New York Times unveiled some big changes to its City Room blog this morning.

Sewell Chan, the metro reporter who helped found the blog in 2007, is leaving his post for a position at the paper’s Washington, D.C. bureau. Andy Newman, who currently runs The Local blog, will take over for Chan.

Meanwhile, at The Local, Newman explains that the blog will remain part of the Times but will now be integrated into CUNY’s graduate journalism program, where it will be managed by CUNY professors and run by blogger Annaliese Griffin, who’s currently senior editor at the blog Brooklyn Based.

Read more: Changing of the Guard at City Room –City Room

The Day: A New Chapter Begins –The Local

So What Do You Do, Sewell Chan, New York Times City Room Bureau Chief? — mediabistro.com

(Photo via The New York Times)

NYT.com Takes ‘The Local’ Route

editorial.jpgThe New York Times may have shuttered its stand alone Metro section last year but the website is gearing up to go super local, with the help of the locals.

The Times is launching a new site on its homepage dubbed ‘The Local‘ (it doesn’t seem to be live yet) which will cover a number of communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey. According to E&P the site will primarily feature content from local contributors and will be overseen by Times staffers Tina Kelley, in New Jersey, and Andy Newman, in Brooklyn who have already been recruiting.

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