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Daily News Gives Dan Snyder a New Team Logo

It’s not just the name of the Washington franchise that will be absent from tomorrow’s Daily News NFL 2014 season preview. The paper has also created a modified version of the team’s logo for use in the paper, one that loses the illustration of a feathered Native American:

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From the paper’s editorial:

Henceforth, in The News’ sports coverage, the team that has been known as the Redskins since 1933 will simply be called Washington.

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Vanessa Williams, Senator Chris Dodd and Carlos Falchi on His Encounter With Jackie O

LunchAtMichaelsThey don’t call this “Upfront Week” for nothing. It was clear from the SRO dining room at Michael’s today everyone who’s anyone (at least among certain circles) wanted to be up front at 55th and Fifth. Of course, this delicate dance was pulled off with aplomb by the clever and infinitely gracious Loreal Sherman. We don’t know how she does it. After all, at Michael’s you are where you seat. TV titans (Matt Blank, Steve Mosko, Henry Schlieff), actress Vanessa Williams (rocking a hippie look and some cool shades) and even a U.S. senator (Chris Dodd) were all high up in the pecking order as the usual suspects filled in the blanks. We were thrilled to score our favorite table (7) for a fun-filled and fascinating confab with iconic designer Carlos Falchi, his incredible daughter Kate Falchi and trusted friend and adviser Mickey Ateyeh — who, incidentally, happens to know every single person in the city and did her best to introduce us to anyone who walked by our table today.

Front: Diane Clehane and Carlos Falchi; Back: Kate Falchi and Mickey Ateyeh

Front: Diane Clehane and Carlos Falchi; Back: Kate Falchi and Mickey Ateyeh

I first met the Brazilian-born designer in this very room (where else?) when Mickey introduced us. But I’d certainly known of his work for many years. While the word “legend” is as commonplace as tech startups these days, Carlos is one of the few designers today who is actually more than worthy of the moniker. His signature handbags and accessories in exotic skins have always been manufactured in New York City and have earned him legions of fans that range from the ladies who lunch of the Upper East Side and in those cities in Texas where big spenders rule (“Those ladies love their handbags!”) to their fashion-savvy granddaughters. But lest you think that Carlos is the dowagers’ designer of choice, think again. His roots go back to his days of making hand-stitched leather clothing for Miles Davis, Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. And his rock-and-roll sensibility is very much a part of his individualistic ethos today. Before our lunch he’d just come from a meeting with HSN executives, during which he was formulating plans to be part of the shopping network’s designer collective of limited-edition pieces being produced as an homage to the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary.

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Rupert Murdoch Elevates Eldest Son to Be His News Corp. Co-Chairman (The Guardian / Greenslade Blog)
Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son, Lachlan, has been promoted to the role of non-executive co-chairman on the News Corp. board. It means that the two will work alongside each other. Rupert, the executive chairman, described the appointment as “recognition of Lachlan’s entrepreneurial leadership and passion for news, digital media and sport.” TVNewser Lachlan has been named non-executive chairman at both News Corp. and 21st Century Fox. The 42-year-old has been a director of both companies, but effectively left the media empire in 2005 where he had been deputy chief operating officer directly responsible for News Corp.’s U.S. television stations group and publishing assets. After Lachlan left News Corp., Roger Ailes, the co-founder and chairman of Fox News Channel, was named chairman of News Corp.’s (now 21st Century Fox’s) television stations group. FishbowlNY The promotion means that Lachlan is all but guaranteed to take over News Corp. when Rupert steps down. In the past, it was believed that James Murdoch was the heir apparent, but no more. James was promoted as well — to co-chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox. Financial Times James’ elevation comes two years after he was embroiled in the U.K. phone hacking scandal as the former head of News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper business. His new position gives him a more central executive role at one of America’s most global media companies, in contrast to Lachlan’s non-executive position, keeping him in contention in a succession race that has seen numerous twists. James will share his new title with Chase Carey, a trusted adviser and second-in-command to Rupert, to whom he had reported in his previous role as deputy chief operating officer. Reuters Each son has at various times been seen as heir apparent, and it is unclear how well they will work together when Murdoch finally hands over the companies. The Murdoch family controls both Fox and News Corp. through a trust that has a 38 percent ownership stake of Class B shares with voting rights. A source familiar with the companies said that the plan to elevate Lachlan and James had been in the works for a while and that a tussle over control would be unlikely.

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Colin Myler Named President of Daily News

Colin Myler goodColin Myler, editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News, has a new role — president. Capital New York reports that Myler — who once bluntly explained that the paper features stupid content because people like dumb things — will continue as editor.

Myler has been editor of the Daily News since January of 2012. He was previously editor of the now folded News of The World, which as you know, got into a bit of trouble with the law. Myler also spent some time as executive editor of The New York Post.

In a memo obtained by Capital, Bill Holiber, the Daily News’ CEO, said of Myler, “His stewardship and leadership of the Daily News editorial brand – both in the paper and online – has been outstanding. His extensive media knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset for our future growth.”

Parents of Daily News Photo Chief Killed in Weekend Car Accident

There is more terrible, tragic car accident news to absorb from this weekend.

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Alexander Hitchen, managing editor, pictures at the New York Daily News, is on his way to Spain with his wife to collect the bodies of his parents. The elderly pair were hit by a car on Sunday while crossing a road in the resort town of Altea, where they own a home.

Brian Hitchen, an “ebullient and joyful” former Fleet Street newspaper editor who received a Commander of the British Empire award from Queen Elizabeth in 1990 for his journalism efforts, died in hospital from sustained injuries; wife Nelli was declared dead at the scene. From this afternoon’s item by Daily News reporter Corky Siemaszko:

Daily News editor-in-chief Colin Myler broke the news to the staff on Monday.

“Brian was a warm, generous and incredibly talented journalist and editor,” Myler said. “He was a mentor to so many Fleet Street journalists who adored him. But above all he was devoted to Nelli and his children and grandchildren. It is such a tragic loss.”

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Daily News Editor: Readers Enjoy Stupid Content

We have to admit, Colin Myler, the editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News, is calling things like he sees them. In an interview with Capital New York, Myler discussed how he was remaking the tabloid in his vision.

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the Daily News seems more celeb heavy than in years past? This is Myler’s doing. Maybe you’ve even clicked on items like “PHOTOS: Boom, boom pow! Fergie shows off baby bump.” And maybe, just maybe, you hated yourself for doing so. Myler says those dumb stories wouldn’t be there if Daily News readers didn’t enjoy it:

If you look at our readers and the amount of TV they watch, most of that TV is light. It’s the Kim Kardashian phenomenon. Some people will regard this as being irrelevant and inane, but we’re doing no more than reflecting lifestyles in terms of what our readers watch on TV, whether its ‘Entertainment Tonight’ or ‘Access Hollywood.’ It seems sometimes the paper is criticized for that.

We give him points for being blunt.

New York Daily News’ National Push is Paying Off

The New York Daily News’ relatively new national vertical — Daily News America, which debuted in July — is off to a strong start. Capital New York reports that traffic was up 21 percent in August, to about 19 million unique visitors.

In a memo obtained by Capital, the Daily News’ editor-in-chief Colin Myler and president Bill Holiber expressed their excitement:

We can now say with confidence that we are a national player. Every aspect of the content being created, whether it be national, international or local, has had a significant impact on our great web audience growth.

It’s only one month, but sure, get crazy. And because no Daily News story is complete without a New York Post diss, the memo also stated “In case you were wondering, the New York Post website does not figure in the ComScore premier league of players.”

Nicely done.

New York Daily News Fires Political Editor

Capital New York is reporting that Ian Bishop, the New York Daily News’ managing editor for politics, has been fired. Bishop had been with the paper since 2007. Prior to that he was with The New York Post for one year.

The reason for Bishop’s dismissal (according to newsroom rumors) is that he did not get along with the paper’s editor-in-chief, Colin Myler.

The timing — a month before the Republican and Democratic conventions — has left some at the paper concerned. ”It’s a big loss,” one staffer told Capital New York.

New York Daily News Hires Web Editor

The New York Daily News has hired a replacement for Scott Cohen, its Digital Editor who left last week. Capital New York reports that Colin Myler has brought a fellow Brit aboard: Ted Young, formerly the editor of the Daily Mail’s website, will be the Daily News’ new web editor.

“I am thrilled that a journalist of Ted’s outstanding ability is joining us to guide our expansion plans for our online operation, both locally and nationally,” Myler said in a memo obtained by Capital New York. “I know he is looking forward to working with the great team of journalists who have done so much to establish such a successful site.”

Young is expected to start in June.

Mort Zuckerman is Happy with Colin Myler

Among the many damning quotes featured in the British panel’s report on Rupert Murdoch and News International, there was the revelation that Colin Myler, the current New York Daily News Editor-in-Chief, was charged with misleading Parliament during his testimony. The allegations apparently didn’t bother Mort Zuckerman. Ed Pilkington, the New York correspondent for The Guardian US, tweeted that Zuckerman said Myler “is doing a great job as Editor of the Daily News.”

It makes us wonder: What, exactly, does one have to do to not be doing a good job at the Daily News? The UK panel’s claim is just the latest storm cloud to gather over Myler’s head in a very short amount of time. He has already been accused of bullying British investigators and blamed for the entire phone hacking scandal by Murdoch.

Maybe the catch is that Myler hasn’t been arrested for any of those accusations, so Zuckerman is happy with things as they are. Ah, working at The Daily News: Just don’t get thrown in jail, everything else is fair game!

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