Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Legend Lost


In this New Media World, it's a shame that I got to the party too late to enjoy the wisdom and exuberance of Mr. Clay Felker, founder of New York Magazine. The Observer has a great article chronicling his accomplishments - both personal and professional - that paint an impressive portrait of the media mogul, who passed away yesterday in Manhattan of natural causes. He leaves us with some important advice, as dictated by Peter Kaplan of The Observer:


1. Never hold your best stuff.
2. Put something shocking at the top of the page.
3. Women are the best reporters.
4. Point of view is everything.
5. Personal is better.
6. Never hold your best stuff.


Number 3 is obviously my favorite, though number 5 seems intensely resonant and relevant in this ocean of oversharing.

-Jess

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