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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.]

[Image: Yahoo Sports]

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.

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.”

[Image: NY Post]

V.A. Musetto, Man Behind Iconic ‘Headless Body in Topless Bar’ Headline, Fired by NY Post

V.A. Musetto, the man who penned perhaps the most iconic newspaper headline ever — “Headless Body in Topless Bar” — has been fired by The New York Post. Capital New York reports that Musetto learned that he was being cut via email.

Musetto had been with the Post since 1983 1973, most recently writing freelance film reviews. Lou Lumenick, the Post’s film editor, fired him via an email citing “budget cutbacks.” The note was two sentences long.

Obviously annoyed, Musetto forwarded the email to the Post newsroom, adding, “After 40 years at the Post, during which I wrote ‘Headless body in topless bar,’ it has come to this.”

NY Post Editor Col Allan Being Sent to Australia

Col Allan, the New York Post’s editor-in-chief, is being sent to Australia. According to a memo obtained by Capital New York, Allan is moving back to his native land to provide a helping editorial hand to the papers News Corp. owns there. Jesse Angelo, publisher of the Post, will take over Allan’s duties until he comes back in a few months.

The timing of Allan’s departure is sure to raise some eyebrows. News Corp.’s spinoff is now complete and the publication branch is starting anew, with $2.6 billion in cash. The Post is also about to relaunch its website, a big move it has been planning for quite some time.

Why send Allan off now? As Capital notes, perhaps this is the beginning of the end for Allan:

Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship. He was named publisher of the Post, where he’d previously been one of Allan’s main newsroom deputies, after News Corp. last November closed down its struggling iPad publication, The Daily, of which Angelo had served as editor.

But Angelo had been consolidating power at the Post even before then, having taken on a larger role in the paper’s online strategy as early as last March.

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