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Newsday, Observer Name New Editors

Debby Krenek.jpgIt’s a Friday afternoon a few weeks before the end of the year, but that hasn’t stopped two New York-area papers from announcing moves at the tops of their mastheads.

The latest editor of The New York Observer, Kyle Pope, named Christopher Stewart the paper’s deputy editor, according to a memo obtained by Romenesko. The two formerly worked together at Portfolio magazine, where Pope was one of two top editors and Stewart was a contributing editor. Pope was named editor of Observer last month.

Also today, Long Island newspaper Newsday announced a changing of the guard atop its masthead, as managing editor and senior VP of digital media Debby Krenek (pictured) was picked to succeed editor-in-chief John Mancini, who resigned.

Cablevision-owned Newsday‘s former publisher Tim Knight, resigned in September, with Terry Jiminez, the publisher of amNY, which is also owned by Cablevision, stepping in to replace him.

Full release about Krenek, after the jump

Christopher Stewart named NYO deputy editor –Romenesko

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Newsday Prepares To Go Behind Paywall Next Week

newsday1022.jpgCablevision-owned Long Island paper Newsday is preparing to go behind a paywall on October 28.

Although Newsday announced plans to charge for its online content earlier this year, we just noticed a note about it on the site this morning.

Access to Newsday.com will be free to current Newsday subscribers as well as those who get their Internet access through Cablevision’s Optimum Online, and the site is currently asking all visitors to register before the paywall goes up. Anyone else will have to pay $5 a week for limited access to the site, and there will also be an e-edition option that will cost $19 for a four-week subscription to $195 for a year.

Newsday has made a number of changes in recent months, updating its logo and front page and revamping its Web site. Last month, the paper’s publisher Tim Knight resigned from his post, and Terry Jimenez, the publisher of amNewYork, the free paper also owned by Cablevision, was appointed to take his place.

Earlier: Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle To Start Charging For Online Content

Newsday Publisher Knight Resigns After 5 Years

knight.jpgTim Knight, the publisher of Cablevision-owned Long Island newspaper Newsday has resigned from his post. He will be replaced by Terry Jimenez, the publisher of amNewYork, the free paper also owned by Cablevision. Jiminez will now serve as Newsday‘s acting publisher, although Knight said he would stay on until November 1 to help with the transition.

In a letter sent to staffers yesterday, Knight touched on some of the challenges he has faced as publisher in the last five years:

“I am proud, as a team, we successfully addressed the circulation
misstatements and, in the process, strengthened relationships with our
advertisers as well as created a stronger circulation department. We
undertook a number of changes to the paper to better focus our
resources on providing Long Islanders with unique and valuable local
news and information. A recent effort by the newsroom to expose the
abuse surrounding the state pension system resulted in widespread
changes to better protect taxpayers. And, importantly, we recently
re-launched newsday.com, which will allow us to better provide our
subscribers with a unique and valuable multimedia web experience.”

However, beyond saying it was “the right time to let others move our business forward,” Knight did not give a reason for his departure. You can read more of Knight’s memo, as well as a memo from Tad Smith, president of Cablevision’s local media unit, after the jump.

Since Cablevision purchased Newsday last year, the paper has undergone a number of changes, from a new layout (that looks more like amNewYork), to a new Web site, launched in July.

Newsday Publisher Tim Knight ResignsNewsday

Related: Newsday Revamps Web Site

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