As You Readers Already Know, the Media Is Swiftly Changing

“The pressure for scoops is bigger than ever because of the linking system that has developed,” said Matt Chaban, referring to the preponderance of online publications and shared information. Chaban now writes the “Appraisals” column published every Tuesday in The New York Times, but his byline has previously appeared in the New York Observer, Crains New York Business, the New York Daily News, and The Architect’s Newspaper. He has been covering real estate for all of those publications, employing his versatile writing style to suit the voice of each publication. He had to excuse himself several times during the “Design Media Update: Insights from the Insiders” program to do some last minute fact-checking with his editor. Fact-checking, a safeguard against publishing mostly accidental errors, is somewhat of a luxury in this lightning-fast age of media, which, according to Chaban, has prompted the “update” to become the new “correction.” Continue reading “As You Readers Already Know, the Media Is Swiftly Changing”

Honors and Awards Luncheon 2014: Design Matters

“If you’re ever going to get an award from the AIA New York Chapter, this was the year to do it.” No one can deny the truth spoken by honoree David Burney, FAIA, winner of the Chapter’s Award of Merit, in extolling this year’s impressive line-up for the Honors and Awards Luncheon, which included Metropolis Magazine Editor-in-Chief and publisher Susan Szenasy, Hon. AIANY, winner of the Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award; Medal of Honor honorees Denise Scott Brown, RIBA, Int. FRIBA, and Robert Venturi, FAIA, Int. FRIBA; and a special keynote from Shaun Donovan, Hon. AIANY, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Continue reading “Honors and Awards Luncheon 2014: Design Matters”