Friday, June 23, 2006


Mediabistro's 'Endless Summer' roundup

Dylan Shackleford, managing editor of, sent a survey to numberous media professionals such as myself asking the following questions:

1) what's the biggest media story of the summer? and 2) what are we doing for the summer? The first installment of what he's calling Endless Summer Media Preview appeared in yesterday's FishbowlNY. The journos and flacks included Gawker's Jesse Oxfeld and Jesica Coen, the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly, Huffington Post's Rachel Sklar, fellow Met fan Drew Kerr and disgraced "Page Six" gossip columnist Jared Paul Stern. (His top media story? "My own, of course.")

Here's what I had to say:

Summer media story: My top media story of the summer has to be the Mets. In a nod to their last great team — the 1986 Mets — they're running away with the NL East division. And it's only June! When the Mets win, the media follows. Will the Mets be this year's White Sox? We've got all summer to watch and figure it out.

Summer plans: I tend not to travel much during the summer. I'll sweat it out at home in New York. I'll probably head out to the Hamptons once or twice and make a few other visits to closer beaches. I plan to attend the Gathering of the Vibes festival in upstate New York. I'll be glued to the tube following the Mets and may even attend a few games at Shea.

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