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More Daily News Departures

The New York Daily News is in a bit of tailspin, as three more staffers have left the paper. The New York Post reports that Anjalie Mullany, a Social Media Editor, has left for a spot with Fast Company, and Melissa Grace and Tom Zambito — both veteran reporters — are out as well.

These are just the latest in a wave of departures for the paper; Richard Huff left recently, as did Bob Sapio. The exodus also comes as the Daily News faces an extortion claim by James Dolan and Cablevision.

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Bob Sapio Exits New York Daily News

For the first time in over 40 years, Bob Sapio is not an employee at The New York Daily News. The New York Observer reports that Sapio — the paper’s Managing Editor — departed on Friday.

Sources told the Observer that Sapio’s exit wasn’t much of a surprise since in October, Sapio was part of the “masthead changes” that shifted Sapio to a Managing Editor from Senior Executive Editor.

The Daily News Shuffles Managing Editors

One way Kevin Convey, the Editor-in-Chief of The New York Daily News, is keeping the heat off of him is by issuing sweeping changes at the behest of Mort Zuckerman. According to the New York Post, early this week Convey called seven of his top editors into his office and told them that there were going to be changes on the Daily News’ masthead, and from now on there would be only three Managing Editors.

The new Managing Editors that were named in a memo Convey sent around later included Senior Executive Editor Bob Sapio, Senior Managing Editor of Digital Scott Cohen and Senior Editor of Convergence Adam Berkowitz. The odd changing of titles has led to a bit of chaos at the paper:

Since two of the editors, Sapio and Cohen, already had titles that suggested they were above the rank of managing editor, the memo was rather perplexing to insiders. Also, the inclusion of Berkowitz seemed to confirm fears throughout the newsroom among the old guard print reporters that their status was being diminished and the digital side is being given more clout. ‘There is a real battle internally between old media and new,’ said one source.

With movement at the top of the Daily News, we wouldn’t be surprised if there are a lot more changes on the way.