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NY Post Names David Brinker President

nypostlogoThe New York Post has named David Brinker its new president. Brinker will also retain his role as News Corp’s senior VP and head of corporate/business development.

In a memo obtained by Capital New York, Jesse Angelo, the Post’s publisher, wrote that Brinker was being tapped for president “in recognition of his incredible hard work and contribution to our business.”

The same note also mentioned three new VPs: Sandra Baez, VP of advertising product, strategy and operations Ariscielle Novicio-Ablan, VP of technology; and Michael Cascio, VP of national advertising.

NY Post Editor Calls Newtown Tragedy ‘Little Convenient Massacre’

s-FRED-DICKER-largeFredric Dicker, The New York Post’s New York state editor since 1982, might want to be a little more careful with his words. The New York Daily News reports that during his WGDJ talk show, Dicker described the Sandy Hook shootings as a “little convenient massacre.” Not only is that not smart, it’s a bit of an oxymoron, right? Massacres aren’t little, and they’re definitely not convenient.

Dicker’s odd comment came while he was addressing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun-control legislation. Dicker, a gun enthusiast to the point that he was ammunition in his office, said, “That was his anti-gun legislation, which he had promised not to do, but then he had a little convenient massacre that went on in Newtown, Connecticut, and all of a sudden there was an opportunity for him.”

The New Yorkers Against Gun Violence caught wind of Dicker’s words, and are demanding that he apologizes to the families of the Sandy Hook victims.

Dicker said his comments were taken out of context:

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NY Post Goes Retro in Remembrance of JFK

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The New York Post has gone back in time — exactly 50 years ago today — in remembrance of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The paper also details how it reported the tragic news back then.

The Post was all set to publish that day, when about 15 minutes after the shooting, a press foreman came rushing into the newsroom, asking when the front page would be remade. When asked why, he replied, “Because the president’s been shot.”

The front page ended up being remade, but not without a mistake. It’s a little hard to see here, but you might be able to spot it. See below for the error.

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The NY Post Loses Over $50 Million a Year But Things are Great

The assertion of a New York piece on the The New York Post: The paper has long been in trouble, but now that it’s housed under News Corp., and can no longer hide its deficiencies with piles of TV and movie studio money, things are especially grim. Given that the Post’s annual losses are estimated at a little over $50 million, this seems like a reasonable stance. But no! The Post is doing great, says Jesse Angelo, the tabloid’s editor.

“Many people have wanted to write our obituary in the past, and it is wishful thinking,” Angelo told New York. “We’re not going anywhere. We have one of the best brands in the business.” Angelo’s plan? Conquer the web. While we don’t see having a strong web presence as enough to overcome constantly hemorrhaging money, Angelo thinks otherwise. One key, he said, was native advertising:

I would say, ‘You, dear advertiser, want to create content. Come to us; I can help you create better content than you can perhaps do on your own. We are the New York Post. We create content.’

You have to admit, that’s a better tagline than “We are the New York Post. We lose $50 million a year.”

Topless Woman Story Tailor-Made for NY Post

NY_NYPJessica Krigsman, a burlesque performer, is suing the NYPD and two officers who arrested her for going topless in public. Krigsman claims that last summer, when two cops spotted her sitting on a bench with nothing covering her breasts, they forced her shirt back on and arrested her. Despite the fact that it’s not illegal for women to be topless in NYC.

Krigsman said that it was a female cop who put the shirt on her, explaining, “The female cops hate to see topless women. The guys are always cool with it.”

Well, sure.

Regardless, this, dear readers, is a story tailor-made for The New York Post. And as you can see, the tabloid didn’t disappoint. “Topless Woman in Senseless Bust” is quality work.

Richard Johnson Gets New Gossip Column at NY Post

Richard Johnson, the veteran New York Post Page Six editor, is returning to New York to start a new gossip column. In a memo obtained by Daily Intelligencer, Jesse Angelo, the Post’s publisher and editor-in-chief, said Johnson’s column “will be a mix of gossip from both coasts, society news, business and politics in the legendary style of Neal Travis.”

Johnson left his spot at Page Six in 2010 to lead the now-shuttered The Daily’s gossip section. When The Daily shut down operations, Johnson stayed in Los Angeles and acted as a correspondent for Page Six.

Johnson’s return to New York won’t lead to other changes at the PostEmily Smith remains the Page Six editor and the column maintained by Cindy Adams is staying as well.

New York Post Unveils New Website

 

We’ve been hearing about The New York Post revamping its website for a couple months, and now it’s here. Late last night the Post made the change, and we have to say, it was worth the wait. The new site is a welcome upgrade from the previous version.

While the old nypost.com was so cluttered reading it would give you a headache, this version is much cleaner. It’s also easier to navigate, as sections are clearly marked. The font used in the body of articles has also been enhanced. Photos get their own shiny new section, titled “Postography,” that allows you to scroll through each large, high resolution image of b-list celebrities engaging in b-list behaviors.

Check out the new nypost.com at some point today, we’re sure you’ll agree with us that it’s a step up.

NY Post Considers South Carolina and North Carolina Same State

The New York Post’s sports editors missed something when publishing the above article about the South Carolina versus North Carolina college football game.

[Editor's note: To be fair, I went to college in West Virginia and — while visiting San Francisco — had more than one person refer to the state as "Western Virginia." So it's not just East Coast people who have a difficult time with geography.]

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The New York Post is Pretty Excited About War with Syria

This is just a guess, but we’re thinking today’s New York Post cover means that the tabloid supports the United States going to war with Syria. And hey, why not? War is a blast. Literally!

New York Post Adds to Staff Ahead of Website Revamp

The New York Post’s website looks like it was created in 2001, so we’re happy to hear that a completely new NYPost.com is launching next week. According to a memo obtained by Capital New York, the new site will include “responsive design across all devices, better navigation and search, immersive and fun new features, and much more.”

In advance of that relaunch, the Post has expanded its team. See below for the major additions.

And just for the record, we don’t have anything against 2001. It was great. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles came out that year! Hard to top that.

  • Brad Feldman has been named VP and head of “Post Studios,” which is a team “dedicated to creative custom integrated solutions.” Feldman comes to the Post from Time Inc.
  • Melissa Hart joins as director of sales and marketing. She most recently worked at Microsoft.
  • Michael Cascio joins as VP of national sales. He was most recently with the social advertising platform 140 Proof.
  • Sandra Baez has been tapped as VP of advertising strategy, product and operations. She joins the Post from Dow Jones.
  • Neil Nagraj, most recently the New York Daily News’ homepage editor, has been named web editor.

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