Monday, May 5, 2008

My Own Private Super Tuesday

Sometimes stuff just all comes together all at once. But this is ridiculous. Here's a rundown of my May 6:

* The New York Times: My long feature on the young casino moguls of Vegas, is out front in the Business Section.
* Newsweek.Com: My piece examining the recession's impact on Vegas is the top front-screen story.
* The Washington Post: My account of Nevada's messy gubernatorial divorce is on page A2.
* Agence France Press: My report on the Tropicana's bankruptcy filing is here.

Enjoy!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

First sentence reads awkwardly in the Post piece - typo by the editor maybe?

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

looks like that's how i filed it. i left out a word. surprised no editor caught it, tho. boo.

Troy from Las Vegas said...

Congrats on getting so much work. Good job.
Does that mean you are gonna buy me lunch sometime this week?

dan kane said...

hmmm...steve's working his ass off means he gets to buy lunch for troy. Gosh, he's a lucky dog.

Ryan said...

The Newsweek article is linked from Drudgereport. That should drive a ton of traffic.

rob said...

Steve can I borrow a few $$$ so I can come to vegas again!

I have been getting plenty of email offers from hotels..

Rob & Suzie

Jerkstore said...

I enjoy your podcast and blog very much and listen most every week. I know you are a stickler details....I think there is a small error in your NY Times story -New Titans of Las Vegas Reinvent Old Formula
"And, as Mr. Breitling describes in his new memoir, “Double or Nothing,” Mr. Rogers, 39, Mr. Poster and Lorenzo Fertitta became friends at the same Las Vegas parochial high school, and Mr. Fertitta befriended Mr. Breitling at the University of Southern California, which led to the Fertittas, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Agassi helping to finance the Golden Nugget purchase."

Breitling and Fertitta were college roommates at the University of San Diego rather than USC. (pg 16, Double of Nothing) No big deal, but I thought you would like to know.

Take care and keep up the good work.

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

Jerkstone: damn damn damn. you are correct. I will suggest a correction. i can see where i'd mishear USC and USD, but i should've double-checked. thanks.

Gargamello said...

Wow you've really cornered the market on dead print papers that no one reads any more. Fabulous!

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

(a) I can assure you, millions of people read them. "No one" is not only an absurd overstatement but it's intentionally obnoxious.

(b) At least two of these pieces were written for or distributed primarily online. And all have been read and/or emailed many thousands of times on the Internet.


(c) The websites of the New York Times, Newsweek and Washington Post are all among the top 200 or 300 most-viewed sites in the world, depending on the source, so someone's reading them.

(d) Even if newspapers some day stop publishing on paper, who do you think will still gather and write most of the news and information you consume in any medium? Oh, that's right. Journalists. You're welcome.

Dave Lifton said...

Umm...I wrote a couple of blog posts and I considered that to be a busy day...

John said...

I check the NY Times everyday, sometimes online and sometimes hardcopy, depending on how much time I have. Even in New York City, the Times was never the highest circulation newspaper. It's just Who reads it in New York and all across the country and the fact that a New York Times article gets reported on.

By the way, what is up with a bizarre blog by David Mckee describing the NY Times as a "grey lady" and saying that "four of the six New Titans" in the NYTimes piece haven't been in the casino industry for more than three years.

THE STRIP PODCAST GUYS said...

Well, that only proves that my dear pal Mr McKee prefers to look at pictures and not read the articles. There were six men in the photo, but in the piece in addition to them we looked closer at Murren, Maloof, Marnell, Nazarian and, to a much lesser extent, Loveman. That's five more. But mostly McKee hated Double or Nothing, Breitling's book, and probably questions why he and Poster would be included at all. And the answer is, they've been out of the biz for a little while, but when they got their license, they were the youngest licensees in the state.