The New York Observer has decided that our tiny little metropolis is just too small. It wants to spread its wings, and according to Capital New York, it will start doing that soon. Elizabeth Spiers, Editor-in-Chief of the Observer, has been given the go-ahead by Jared Kushner to hire additional editorial staff for a digital spin-off that will focus on national coverage, while the paper will remain specific to Gotham.
A national expansion is a great idea, and the fact that the Observer is even considering it is a testament to Spiers’ skills as an editor. Since taking over the Observer has gained its wit and zing back, as well as enjoyed an online boom — sources say that visits have been up over 80 percent since she took over.
FishbowlNY is excited to see what the future holds for the Observer. Under Spiers’ guidance we’re sure it’ll be great. Plus, if the site goes national, just think of how many more “power lists” they could publish.