Co-associate publishers at Worcester Magazine are taking the pressure off owner-publisher Allen Fletcher as the parent company grows. Kathleen Real and Betsy Abeles-Kravitz, both seasoned alt-pub editors, continue to work with former publisher Peter Stanton, who’s now the parent company’s COO.
Peter Noel says he was kicked out of the Hip-Hop Summit, an event Def Jam founder Russell Simmons helped organize at the New York Hilton. Noel tells the Daily News' Mitchell Fink that he was barred from the meeting because Simmons didn't want him there. "When Russell found out I was a part of (a media panel on mainstream press hip-hop coverage) he went off." Simmons says nothing could be further from the truth.