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Posts Tagged ‘Arthur Browne’

The Daily News Drama Continues

As The New York Daily News turns… The latest in the soap opera like action at the paper? Last night Gretchen Viehmann, the Managing Photo Editor, walked out and is rumored to have resigned. The New York Observer cites two sources on this, so we’re guessing this must be true.

There will likely be more staffers leaving the Daily News in the weeks to come — especially if Arthur Browne does end up taking the EIC position from Kevin Convey — but let’s give credit where credit is due. Viehmann allegedly made her departure as dramatic as possible, and FishbowlNY appreciates that.

UPDATE:
We just received word from Jennifer Mauer, Director of Communications at the Daily News, that Viehmann isn’t as dramatic as we thought. She did resign, but there “was no dramatic “walk out.’” Viehmann will be with the paper until the end of the month.

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A Glimpse at Arthur Browne’s Management Style

We told you this morning that Arthur Browne is now the Deputy Editor at the Daily News, and apparently that has brought to mind some memories of “Chucky.” A tipster sent us the following rumor about what it was like to work under Browne:

Art Browne, when he was last at the helm of the paper, called several reporters and editors into a conference room where two boxes sat. Reporters were told to dig in the box and fish for their name. One box contained their job description and title, the other was a pink slip and a small parting gift.

If that’s not true, no big deal. If it is true, well… At least they got a going away present?

Arthur Browne Moves to Deputy Editor at Daily News

The chaos that enveloped the Daily News newsroom last week has settled a bit, leaving Arthur Browne second in command to Kevin Convey as Deputy Editor. The New York Post reports that while things have calmed down, nothing is certain for Convey because, “If Browne is the new Deputy Editor, it’s only a matter of time before Convey is gone.”

Browne has been with the paper for many years, and earned the nickname “Chucky” because of his unique ability to withstand many previous tenuous moments at the Daily News:

Browne has been one of the more resilient editors in Daily News history. He was fired once by Mort Zuckerman when the real-estate developer took over the paper in early 1993, but showed up the next day as the newly appointed editorial page editor.

That sounds more like a George to us than a Chucky.

Rumors of Daily News Changes Circulate Again

(Via NY Daily News)

Kevin Convey, the Editor-inChief at The New York Daily News, has been under the gun since April, when word first leaked that Mort Zuckerman was feeling like making some changes.

And now, according to the New York Post, that gun is getting closer to being fired (pardon that pun): It’s being said that Convey is going to be replaced by Daily News veteran Arthur Browne, the paper’s Editorial Page Editor.

Convey lasted about seven months after the first rumor of his demise was mentioned, so maybe this is all baseless, but we’ll keep you posted.