Thursday, October 14, 2004

Spiers heads to Media Bistro

According to Mediabistro's media newsletter - I guess a good as source as any for news about Mediabistro - they went off and hired Elizabeth Spiers as the new editor-in-chief.

I liked Spiers when she wrote for Gawker, liked Choire's writing more when he replaced her, and like Coen's writting now - but that's just because she's an MOT.

Congratulations to my good buddy Laurel Touby for landing Spiers. Should be interesting to see what she does with it.

Oh, an afterthought:

Spier's qoute in the release was:
"Given recent screaming headlines about forged memos, presidential debate coverage, and subpoenaed journalists, I think this is a great time to re-evaluate the way the media industry covers itself," says Spiers. "As we expand the breadth and depth of coverage and analysis on mediabistro.com, we’re well-positioned to be on the cutting edge of that. I’m very excited about the opportunity to build the site into something that’s truly useful, entertaining and, ultimately, indispensable."
Does the mainstream consumer really care about the media, or does the media cover the media because it interests the media? Just a thought ....

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