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Adam Moss Named Editor-in-Chief of NEW YORK Magazine.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 11, 2004

NEW YORK magazine today announced that Adam Moss, a 12-year veteran of The New York Times, has been named Editor-in-Chief. Moss most recently oversaw The Times' Culture and Style coverage, The New York Times Magazine, and the Book Review among other sections of the paper. Previously he was editor of The New York Times Magazine. Before joining the paper he had been founding editor of the award-winning New York weekly magazine 7 Days and managing editor of Esquire magazine. He replaces Caroline Miller, who will stay on with NEW YORK through Friday, February 20th.

Bruce Wasserstein, Chairman, New York Media Holdings, which recently acquired NEW YORK, said, "We are delighted to have been able to attract a journalist of Adam's caliber to NEW YORK. He is a proven leader and I am confident he is the right person to build on NEW YORK's already strong editorial foundation and take the franchise to the next level. This appointment is further evidence of our commitment to investing in the business to ensure NEW YORK remains the acknowledged voice of the City."

"Adam Moss brings to NEW YORK a unique combination of journalistic integrity, editorial style and visionary leadership," said Anup Bagaria, Chief Executive Officer, New York Media Holdings. "For many years, he has been a key player in New York media and is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented editors in the industry. He has an uncanny ability to produce award-winning magazines that are provocative, intelligent and insightful."

Moss said, "NEW YORK is one of the world's great magazine franchises and I could not pass up the opportunity to lead it into a future as dazzling as its name. It's with mixed emotions that I leave this extraordinary newspaper and the trusted colleagues and great friends who have made working at The Times so rewarding. In particular, I am especially grateful to Bill Keller and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., two of the finest newspaper executives in the world."

Moss continued, "I am excited by the great responsibility and challenges ahead, and by the new owner's commitment to transforming a great magazine into an exceptional one. I look forward to working with the talented group of journalists and the entire staff at NEW YORK who have made the publication synonymous with the vitality and sophistication of the City."

Moss succeeds Miller, who served as Editor-in-Chief from 1996 to 2004, during which time NEW YORK received a National Magazine Award and was nominated for three. Larry Burstein will continue as NEW YORK's publisher, a post he has held since July 2003.

"Caroline was in charge of NEW YORK during one of the City's most tumultuous eras and made many important contributions to the magazine during her seven-year tenure," said Bagaria. "She is a talented professional and has been an outstanding editor. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors."

Miller said, "I have loved every minute of my seven years at NEW YORK Magazine. I've enjoyed working with a great many talented people here, and I think Adam Moss will be a fantastic editor for what is, I believe, an excellent publication with an important role to play."

Moss, 46, most recently served as assistant managing editor for features at The New York Times, a position that was created for him in August of 2003. In 2000, he had been named an associate managing editor of The New York Times, while remaining editor of The New York Times Magazine. Moss was named editor of The New York Times Magazine in 1998, having joined the magazine as editorial director in 1993. During his tenure as editor, the magazine received many awards for journalism, photography and design, including two Overseas Press Club Awards, the Livingston Award for international reporting and Magazine of the Year from the Society of Publication Design. Under his leadership, the magazine was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the issue "Talking About Race" was part of The Times series that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001.

From 1991 to 1993, Moss was a consulting editor to The Times, responsible for the development and redesign of various sections of the paper. In 1990, he was founding editor of 7 Days, which won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in its circulation class in 1990. Prior to that, he worked at Esquire magazine in a variety of positions, including managing editor and deputy editor. Earlier in his career he worked at Rolling Stone magazine.

Moss, who was named by Columbia Journalism Review as one of the "10 Best Magazine Editors" in 2000 and "Advertising Age's Editor of The Year" in 2001, graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. degree in 1979. Moss' first job in journalism after graduating was as a copy boy at The Times.
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