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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.

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.

Daily News and Post Use Same Photo for Oklahoma Tornado Covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New York Daily News and The New York Post both used the same photo to illustrate the devastation left by the tornado that hit Oklahoma yesterday. Ironically, though the captured moment is extremely sad, the woman carrying the child conveys hope.

If you’re wondering how you can help the tornado victims, here’s a nice roundup.

The Post and Daily News Want You to Know That OJ is Fat Now

OJ Simpson is back in court this week and well, the man has put on a few pounds. As long as you mention this at least once today or tomorrow in a conversation, the New York Post and New York Daily News have done their jobs.

You can try a simple ”Man, OJ is huge!” Or if you’re feeling up to it, the more complex “OJ? More like ‘OK that’s enough cupcakes,’ am I right?” Either one should suffice.

Daily News Cuts Over a Dozen Staffers

The New York Daily News just cut about 15 staffers, according to Capital New York. Two veterans of the paper — Albor Ruiz and Joanna Molloy — were among those let go. Ruiz had been with the Daily News for 19 years; Molloy for 15.

Other names in the bunch include Christina Boyle and Robert Gearty, both reporters for the Daily News.

The unlucky staffers were being told that the cuts were part of a “restructuring,” which is pretty much what they always say.

NY Times Circulation Jumps 18 Percent, Daily News and Post See Declines

According to the new circulation report from the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), The New York Times has been enjoying some success, but the New York Daily News and New York Post haven’t. For the period between March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013, the Times’ circulation grew by 18 percent; while the Daily News and Post saw their numbers drop by 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

As of the end of last month, the Times had a circulation of 1,865,318, but that still wasn’t enough to take the top spot from the Wall Street Journal. The paper’s circulation experienced a solid 12 percent growth, and clocked in at 2,378,827.

Much like the Daily News (516,165) and Post (500,521), Newsday’s numbers left a lot to be desired. The Long Island daily saw circulation drop by five percent over the past year, down to 377,744.

Let the over celebration or casual dismissal of the numbers begin.

NY Post Wrongly Accuses Man as ‘Bag Man,’ Daily News Enjoys Every Second

The New York Post is looking worse and worse as the events unfold in Boston. Despite an attempt by Col Allan to defend the paper’s cover which portrayed two men as the Boston Marathon bombers (which we know now they are obviously not), and the Post backtracking on the story, this week has been rough for the tabloid. Which makes it a great week for the Post’s rival, the New York Daily News.

The Daily News took advantage of the bumbling Post by publishing a story about one of the men on the Post’s cover, Salah Barhoum. “It’s such a disaster,” he said. “To be blamed for all that injury and death. It’s the worst.” He also told the Daily News that he was being called racial slurs at school because of the Post’s photo. Barhoum’s father expressed outrage.

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Daily News Launches City Guide App

The New York Daily News has partnered with MyCityWay — a city guide tech platform — to launch the new Daily News Mobile App. When using the app, people can read the Daily News and take advantage of MyCityWay’s offerings, which includes the ability to sign up for local deals, view Instagram photos taken near the users’ location, and more.

“The app gives our audience an extensive and up-to-date resource of highly useful information and allows advertisers the ability to engage customers at new levels of geographical and category targeting,” said Steve Lynas, the Daily News’ senior vice president of digital, in a statement. “We have found strong engagement with our audience and now we are offering them morevaluable New York information in a compelling format.”

As Lynas points out, this app is great for advertisers. For users? Well, that depends on how much they like targetted ads crowding the things they read.

New York Daily News Moves Three Blocks Away From New York Post, Journalists to Fight in The Streets

The battle will take place on Sixth, between 48th and 51st. Crain’s reports that The New York Daily News staffers — after months of working from home and New Jersey offices because their downtown office was flooded by Hurricane Sandy — are returning to the city. The only problem? The temporary office is at 1290 Sixth Avenue, only three blocks away from the tabloid’s number one competitor, The New York Post.

While Bill Holiber, publisher of the Daily News, said he expects the paper to be back at 4 New York Plaza in about three months, we must be prepared for News and Post employees to take their rivalry to the streets. And trust us, you don’t want to find yourself in the middle of a journalist fight.

The brawl will likely start with yelling about exclusives and threats to retweet typos, and then next thing you know one will yell something like “Embargo this bitch” and all hell will break loose. It’s not pretty.

Which Tabloid Described Lindsay Lohan’s Latest Arrest Best?

Lindsay Lohan will never go to jail for a long time. It doesn’t matter what she does or how often she does it. She just won’t. The 26-year-old actress could steal a police car, and when the cops show up to arrest her, snort lines of coke off the hood of the vehicle, set it on fire then slap the first two officers that approach her, and she would still get community service.

If you accept that, then you can start to see the humor in her constant stream of arrests. Those stories are great fodder for newspapers, so FishbowlNY thought it’d be fun to see which New York tabloid described Lohan’s latest stumble the best. Below are a couple choice excerpts from The New York Post and The New York Daily News’ coverage of Lohan getting nabbed by cops for allegedly punching another woman. Read them and see if you can pick the better reporting.

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