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Posts Tagged ‘ASSME’

Welcoming A New Fishie To The Bowl

drew.jpgNew York has no shortage of media reporters. But we thought, hey, why not add just one more?

Meet Drew Grant, the newest contributing editor to grace these virtual pages. We have brought her on to help us cover the biggest names in New York media, breaking industry news and the most happening events.

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ASSME* Launches Group Blog

ASSME_logo_nobox_lg.jpgASSME (*American Society for Shitcanned Media Elites) has officially launched its group blog. Founder Aaron Gell sent out this announcement email earlier today:

I wanted to…let you know about today’s official launch of the ASSME blog (for those with short memories, that’s the American Society for Shitcanned Media Elites, the “support group” I founded after Radar went down).

We’ve got the blog up at and a number of really great contributors. Sheila McClear, formerly of Gawker, is the “editor” (the posts aren’t actually edited, however), and there are 8 or so contributors, including an anonymous blogger from Iraq (one of those!) who says he works for a contractor and for all I know really does; acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Stanley leading a book group; true crime blogger Steve Huff taking a break from blood and gore to opine on pop culture; and other people we know and love.

The idea of the group blog is simply to further ASSME’s core goal of providing an outlet (first alcoholic, now literary, and eventually who knows?) to disenfranchised former media elites and their worried cohorts.

You can find the whole shebang here, as well as some good unemployment filing advice from Sheila.

ASSME Blog Looking For Contributors

2177097314_2acb72a17d_o.jpgASME may have just announced the Elly. But ASSME – the Association of Shitcanned Media Elites, founded by former Radar editor Aaron Gell — is pseudo hiring! Also, seems that they’ve had the good sense put former Gawker-er Sheila McClear in charge. Point being, ASSME is apparently launching a group blog and looking for contributors.

We want YOU to blog for ASSME. Well, maybe we want you. Maybe we don’t. That all depends. We can’t hand just anyone the keys to the kingdom. Naturally, there’s a selection process, a weeding out. We have standards. If you’re interested in being a part of the ASSME Group Blog, we’ll need a sign of your commitment, a token of your dedication….

The whole shebang, including where to send your application, is after the jump.

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