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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.”

New York Daily News Veteran Don Singleton Dies

Don Singleton, the legendary New York Daily News reporter, has died. He was 77 years old.

Singleton worked for the Daily News from the mid 60s until he retired in 2007. During his time there he covered a variety of subjects, including the Attica prison riots in 1971 and John Lennon’s death in 1980. Singleton had a true passion for reporting, and he was especially fond of the Daily News:

Singleton, who had suffered a stroke and heart attack, struggled with memory loss, but there were aspects of life he would never forget. When his daughter asked him to recall his telephone number, rather than answer with his home phone, he recited his old number at The News.

The Daily News reports that a wake will be held Thursday in Hoboken, at the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home.

[Image: Chet Gordon/Daily News]

Grant Whitmore to Leave Hearst for NY Daily News

Grant Whitmore GA lot of moves today. Stick with us. The latest is Grant Whitmore, who is leaving Hearst Magazines to join The New York Daily News as its executive VP of digital. Whitmore has been with Hearst since 2011, most recently serving as digital vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines.

“Grant is a creative and bold thinker, exactly the kind of visionary to lead and advance our growing digital business,” said Daily News CEO and president, Bill Holber, in a statement.

This is quite the hire by the Daily News, as Whitmore helped build and expand Hearst Magazines’ digital brands.

Whitmore joins the Daily News in January.

New York Times and Post Endorse Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota for Mayor

The New York Times and The New York Post have thrown their collective weight into the mayoral race. Both papers endorsed Christine Quinn for the Democrats and Joe Lhota for the Republicans. The announcements came days after The New York Daily News backed Quinn.

In an editorial, the Times explained that Quinn’s strong performance during last Wednesday’s debates sealed the deal:

We had already made up our own minds in favor of Ms. Quinn, but the Wednesday debate would have clinched it anyway. Candidates were asked what legacy they wanted to leave after two terms. ‘More people in the middle class,’ Ms. Quinn said. It was a perfect answer, and she could have left it there. But, Quinn being Quinn, she threw in supporting details.

The Post claimed that Quinn was the choice for the Democratic party because she “is the only candidate who has shown the basic common sense any mayor needs.”

On the right, the Times said Lhota was the right choice based in part on his achievable ideas (Lhota suggested installing park-and-ride lots at the end of subway lines to encourage more people to use the trains). The Post wrote that Lhota “stands head and shoulders above the field,” because “He has valuable know-how and experience, in both the public and private sectors.”

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Daily News Endorses Christine Quinn

The New York Daily News has officially endorsed Christine Quinn to be the next mayor of this fine city. In an editorial, the paper says it’s backing Quinn because she has the experience necessary to carry on the successes of Michael Bloomberg:

The News endorses Quinn because she combines the clearest understanding of the difficulties facing the city with the most extensive record of getting things done. Her proposals for the working and middle classes could actually come to fruition, as opposed to the many pie-in-the-sky pronouncements of her competitors.

As for The New York Times’ boy — Bill de Blasio — the News credited him for having strong ideals, but said “de Blasio’s oratory is far more powerful than the small-bore economic inequality fixes that he has advanced.”

Daily News Corrects Report, Makes Weiner More Firm

When the New York Daily News asked Anthony Weiner if he was currently sexting anyone, his answer was so ambiguous that it caused people to roll their eyes and say something along the lines of “Here we go again.” However, since that interview was published, the paper issued a correction, claiming that Weiner’s answer was “transcribed incorrectly.”

Here’s the original exchange:

Daily News: “There’s no one you’re sexting now?”

Weiner: “You can quibble about beginnings, middles and ends but what we’re talking about is over a year ago.”

You can see why people were annoyed. The answer to this question should’ve been easy. Now check out the “clarified” version:

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New York Media Wants Weiner to Pull Out

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Daily News have all had enough with Anthony Weiner and his weiner. After Weiner admitted to sending more sexts, each paper ran pieces asking him to please, just go away.

The Times was plain in its request:

At some point, the full story of Anthony Weiner and his sexual relationships and texting habits will finally be told. In the meantime, the serially evasive Mr. Weiner should take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from cameras, off the Web and out of the race for mayor of New York City.

The Journal rightfully pointed out that Weiner is more than slightly out of his mind:

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Daily News and NY Post Put James Gandolfini’s ‘Last’ Photo on Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For their covers today, the New York Daily News and the New York Post both went with what they’re claiming is the last photograph of James Gandolfini while he was still alive.

The Post — being the Post — went above and beyond and listed what Gandolfini ate and drank for his meal. The actor “downed two orders of fried king prawns, a heaping helping of foie gras, four shots of rum, two pina coladas and two beers.” Nice and sensational. Good stuff.

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.

Battle of The Weiner Headline: Post or Daily News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The timing of Anthony Weiner’s announcement that he was running for mayor might have prevented the New York Post and New York Daily News from punning the hell out of the city yesterday, but today the paper’s did their best to bring it. The only question is which Weiner headline is better?

We do like “spanks” better than “beats,” but FishbowlNY gives the win to the Post because it added “…Then goes limp.” Two puns in six words is strong work.

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