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.