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NY Post Officially Kills Book Reviews?

The news, if true, is hardly a surprise, but now NY Mag’s Daily Intelligencer says the paper, which has been skimping on literary coverage since former books editor Jared Paul Stern was embroiled in a bribery scandal relating to his more high-profile job with Page Six, won’t run book reviews in the future. We’re waiting for official comment from the Post and should that come through, we’ll have that here.

UPDATE: That part about there being no book reviews since July? Not true, says Sunday editor Stephen Lynch. In fact, Anna Marrian‘s review of a book about the New York Giants ran just two days ago – as did William Georgiades‘ “required reading” piece. “Daily Intelligencer apparently can’t use Internet Explorer … or call for comment.”

RELATED: The Columbia Journalism Review did a cover story on the subject as well. If you’d like to attend CJR’s panel discussion on the “Crisis In the Coverage of Books,” go to the 3rd Floor Lecture Hall of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism on Tuesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. It’s free and there’s no RSVP required.

The Future of Book Reviews
Date: September 18, 2007 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT

Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus

Journalism Building, Lecture Hall

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Evan Cornog by sending email to or by calling 43865.

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