The poor, poor New York Press named associate publisher Nick Thomas as their new publisher today and also officially announced the appointment of former A&E editor Jerry Portwood as editor-in-chief. One staffer noted that morale was at its highest point of the last 16 months. Ah, "New York's premier alternative free newspaper": maybe brighter days are ahead.

New York Press Names Nick Thomas Publisher

NEW YORK, NY — MARCH 27, 2007 - New York Press president Peter Polimino has named Nick Thomas as Publisher of New York Press, New York's premier alternative free newspaper. Thomas started with the publication in early 2002 and has been acting Associate Publisher for the past year.

"Nick is a proven leader with abundant energy who knows New York Press inside and out and will be instrumental in developing the brand to its fullest potential" said Polimino. "Nick has played a critical role in our organization and will now have the ability to apply his ever-increasing levels of innovation and creativity into our marketing and cross-media advertising products."

Thomas added, "I'm thrilled to be leading the New York Press team as we continue to evolve our brand. It is our intention to cultivate a greater dialogue with New Yorkers about the local and national issues we all care about while defining ourselves as the chief local source for alternative news and events."

Thomas continued by announcing the promotion of Jerry Portwood to Editor of New York Press. "Jerry started with us as Managing Editor and has done a tremendous job as Arts & Entertainment Editor over the past year. As Editor, his intelligence, enthusiasm and creativity will be called upon as we embark on the next chapter of our 19 year history."


Founded in 1988, New York Press is a free alternative weekly newspaper based in New York City covering the areas of politics, theater, film, music, restaurants, nightlife, and sports. New York Press is also well-known for its often imitated "Best of Manhattan" and "Summer Guide" issues. New York Press serves nearly 500,000 dedicated monthly readers based in the media capital of the world.

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