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Three Editorial Changes at Niche Media

Niche Media, publisher of Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Ocean Drive and more, has made several editorial changes. According to the New York Post, Samantha Yanks — most recently editor-in-chief of Gotham — has been promoted to executive fashion editor. Yanks has been with Niche Media since 2004. She took over as editor of Gotham in 2009.

Catherine Sabino, who has been executive editor of Niche Media since 2011, is succeeding Yanks as editor-in-chief of Gotham. Prior to her time at Niche, Sabino was a contributing editor to PrivatAir and before that she was the editorial director of Forbes Special Interest Publiscations for over 10 years.

Laurie Brookins, who has held various top editorial positions at Niche Media since 2005, has been named fashion editor-at-large. She will be responsible for editing a variety of the company’s magazines.

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Gotham Names David Katz Publisher

Gotham has named David Katz its new publisher. Katz comes to the magazine from Field & Stream, where he served as digital sales manager for six months. Prior to that Katz was the associate publisher of Brides from 2004 to 2011.

Debra Halpert had been handling publishing duties for both Niche Media titles Gotham and Hamptons, but Niche’s COO, Katherine Nicholls, said Hamptons’ growth neccesitated adding Katz.

“Niche Media continues to make investments in our brands and in our company. Following 2011′s significant reinvestment into our editorial product, we now shift focus to accelerating magazine growth,” said Nicholls, “With his experience and success building regional publications and expanding multi-media advertising channels, David is uniquely qualified to take the helm at Gotham magazine and we look forward to deepening our connectivity with our readers and clients and expanding Gotham’s footprint in the New York region.”

Halpert will continue to serve as publisher of Hamptons.

Lydia Hearst Sues Gotham Magazine

Lydia Hearst is suing Gotham magazine and its Publisher, Jason Binn, for allegedly using a picture of her and fabricating quotes in an advert for something called Xante liqueur.

FishbowlNY has reached out to Gotham for a comment, but hasn’t heard back yet.

Somewhere, the people who work at Xante are jumping for joy, because this is the most press the liqueur has received in a long, long time. Maybe they should send her a case.

UPDATE:
We just spoke to someone at FGPR (they represent Gotham) and they had this to say:

To start, the issue is with Xante, not Gotham or Jason Binn. Publications cannot take responsibility for what clients give to them in artwork or ads. Also, at this time, they are not aware of anything formal, and no lawsuit has been brought against them.

Vanity Fair Intern Prepares To Watch Nonstop Cable TV|O Gets A New Design Director|Carr Leaves Greenspun|Ad Agencies Can See The Bottom Nearing

TVNewser: Vanity Fair intern Thomas Kaplan is going to watch 32 hours of cable news over four days next week. Torture? Or actual work?

WWD: O The Oprah Magazine is getting a new look along with it’s new editor-in-chief. Design director Kerry Robertson has departed the magazine and will be replaced — at least for an interim period — by Robert Priest, who formerly worked at Portfolio. O‘s editor-in-chief Susan Reed recently left after less than a year, and she has been replaced by Susan Casey.

Media Ink: Greenspun Media Group prez Michael Carr has left the company, leaving Jason Binn, the founder of Gotham and Los Angeles Confidential (among other titles,) in charge of the company he once ran as Niche Media.

Wall Street Journal: Advertising agencies have had a tough year, but they say things will turn around soon. Stay optimistic!

Trump Magazine Folded?

dtrump.jpgThere are reports that the newly relaunched Trump magazine has stopped printing.

Michael Blankenheim of the inVocus media blog said the magazine’s publisher, Lauren Bogage of Niche Media, confirmed the magazine’s death in an email. We have reached out to Bogage but have not yet received confirmation from her.

Niche Media, which also publishes city-centric magazines such as Miami’s Ocean Drive and Gotham, entered into a deal with Donald Trump in September 2007, with the first issue of the quarterly mag published in November of that year. But it looks like even The Donald is not immune from the pressures of the recession felt by the luxury market and the magazines that rely on luxury companies for ad dollars.

If you know anything about the future of Trump let us know in the comments below, send us an email or leave us a note in the anonymous tip box at right.

Earlier: New Trump Mag Publisher: ‘I Should Have Done Some More Research’

Tiki Barber: Working Towards Being The Prince Of New York Media

tiki_fox_friends.jpgSome essential Tiki-isms from the soon-to-be-retired Giants running back in this month’s Gotham magazine:

Gotham: Ronde has described you as the “King of New York media.” Do you consider that an accurate description?

Tiki Barber: I wouldn’t say I’m the king. I dabble a lot, and I’m working towards being, maybe … a prince.

G: You already appear on the TV show Fox & Friends once a week. Are you thinking about another morning show?

TB: I think a morning show suits my personality more so than an evening news show.

G: What’s next for you? More sportscasting?

TB: No-well, probably some. But [I plan to] mostly work outside of the sports arena. We’re talking to all the major networks: ABC, NBC, FOX…

Wow. So, Tiki, what are the major networks gonna get?

G: Are we going to see a new side of you, one we haven’t seen before?

TB: You’ve seen it all.

That, Tiki, could be the problem. But hey, at least Tiki knows what it takes to be a journalist:

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