Joe Pompeo

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Levi Johnston and I Spent Quality Time In Times Square Last Night

    ​Last night's Times Square Social--a cash-bar networking event for LGBTs, held at Dave & Buster's--was extra surreal considering that two tables down from my book signing perch was none other than Levi Johnston. You know, Bristol Palin's former dancing partner, the guy who's currently competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Daily Praises iPads With Gabrielle Giffords, Gets Bootlegged on Day Two

    ​It's day two of Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper, The Daily, which launched yesterday to many tweets. Already, they're dominating the online media conversation, in certain circles, but not just for the 360-degree photographs. This morning, the paper-less paper teased a "touching interview" wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Gawker Media Rolling Out Redesign, The Daily Coming Tomorrow and NewsBeast Merged

    New Jalopnik, Gawker's Car Blog​Gawker, The Daily and NewsBeast, oh my. Three of the year's biggest media launches so far have landed, albeit in different stages, on or around February 1, 2011, making for some vaguely exciting times on the internet, if you're into that sort of thing. Taken tog ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Bloomberg Names First Chief Digital Officer; New York Times Readies Online Paywall

    ​Rachel Sterne, a 27-year-old child of New York City's burgeoning start-up scene and a citizen journalism early adopter, has been named the city's Chief Digital Officer by the Bloomberg administration. What on earth does that mean? Find out inside Press Clips, our afternoon media round-up. Plu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    The Huffington Post Gets Blacker, Howard Kurtz Gets Paid as Press Clips Returns

    ​Press Clips has long, if intermittently, been the name of the media column at the Village Voice, years ago on paper in the hands of journalists like Sydney Schanberg and Keach Hagey, before being brought to this blog by some untamed rabble-rouser called Foster Kamer. But as a wise man once wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Is Playboy Coming to the iPad?

    ​Maybe, sort of! Hugh Hefner took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the good, if incomplete, news: ""Big news! Playboy--both old & new--will be available on iPad beginning in March." According to its founder, the digital editions "will include the whole magazine from the first issue to the latest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    "Ooh La La"

    ​I know, I know. I should be out of here already. But since I'm already on this terrible, indulged roll, one more very, very important piece of business:

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    December 6, 2010

    Who is the Media Person of the Year? (or "This Discussion Panel is On Fire, A Play in One Act.")

    ​At 12PM today at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute -- less than a block away from the Village Voice offices -- a panel discussion sponsored by I Want Media convened to discuss their 9th Media Person of the Year award. The panel -- featuring the New York Times' David Carr, Mediaite's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

    ‚ÄčAs it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    News Corp. is Basically Hiring Everyone for The Daily iPad Thinger

    ​Lock up ye editorial staffers! The Daily is trying to hire them if they haven't already. And if Papa Rupe doesn't come for 'em, Yahoo will. A New York Observer-er peaces out. Finally, the clearing out of some old items, the firing of some long-needed shots, and the media company you're most l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    NY Mag, Yahoo, Mediaite, CNN, and Gawker Media: A Manic Monday's Media Moves

    ​Remember, remember, the 15th of November. The world of media gigs spins, and with it, our heads. How are New York Magazine, Mediaite, Business Insider, CNN, and Gawker Media intricately tied together today? If you get motion sickness easily, well, you probably shouldn't be reading this on a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Press Clips: Joe Pompeo Leaves Business Insider for Yahoo

    ​The second part of the change-up at Business Insider comes down the transom! A leaked memo about protest at Fox News, and, hey, activists! Here's how to get around those pesky security arrangements. This American Life host Ira Glass is...singing Elliott Smith. Rupert Murdoch has surrendered t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Media Moves: Doree Shafrir to Rolling Stone

    ​Doree Shafrir -- who was responsible for, among other things, being one-half of the author of the blog-to-book phenomenon that was Postcards from Yo Momma and being responsible for the "Hipster Grifter" story during her tenure at the New York Observer in addition to being among the few to sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Press Clips: Parker Spitzer Goes For Ratings Glory, Doggy Style

    ​It is no longer hailing, but it's supposed to be freezing outside. Inside, I have a fan blowing on my face. It's Tuesday. Press Clips, Day 12, Late Edition, right here:

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Press Clips: "10 Reasons Nick Denton is an Asshole"

    ​Well, since it's now hailing outside, I'm stuck inside the office until it lets up just enough for me to run from our office to the Astor Place 6 using my emergency Umbrella Mafia-umbrella without getting completely drenched. Might as well do this thing. Press Clips, Day 11, Late "Hailpocolyp ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Press Clips, Late Day Edition, Day 3: Biters, Fakers, and Mistake-Makers

    ​Day 3 of Press Clips, and we' I think that chewed pencil is going to be our logo. Anyway: Your late Wednesday media column where we pick apart the things we want to pick apart has arrived. Onward:

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Henry Blodget's Money Talks: New Cash, Same Strategy

    ​Yesterday, The Business Insider's chief Henry Blodget announced a new round of funding to the world in a blog post explaining that the company just scored a cool $3M in the form of backing from a venture capital firm, RRE Ventures. That's more than the company's had since they started. TBI an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Media Moves: Joe Pompeo Leaves the NY Observer for Business Insider

    ​Peacing out: Joe Pompeo, managing editor of The New York Observer, leaving the pink paper for Business Insider. The news was broken by Observer media reporter Felix Gillette via Twitter. This comes in the wake of Clusterstock editor John Carney's firing, and the consequent shitshow (also acce ... More >>