Colin Myler, Daily News Editor, Back in Spotlight With Phone-Hacking Report – NYTimes.com

by peterjukes

In his brief time at the helm of The Daily News, Mr. Myler has made a visible mark. The paper seems to have been redirected toward hard news, under headlines consistent with the crusading, provocative, profane school of British tabloid journalism.

 

Last week, a cover story on the Secret Service prostitution scandal ran beneath the headline: “Memo to the Colombian Ambassador Who Doesn’t Accept America’s Apology for Agents’ Hooker Scandal … SCREW YOU!” The accompanying picture was of the woman suspected of being at the center of the scandal, wearing a skimpy bikini.

Mr. Myler favors big graphics and big pictures, with multiple design elements defining the page. Lots of type fills the tops of pictures. “Sometimes it feels like design on steroids,” said a Daily News staff member who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Mr. Zuckerman said he felt Mr. Myler had made The Daily News “much, much more engaging, more powerful, more lucid, more consistent; and it’s called talent.”

via Colin Myler, Daily News Editor, Back in Spotlight With Phone-Hacking Report – NYTimes.com.

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