Mediabistro screeches to tenth year

Last night I attended the big, big tenth anniversary party for Mediabistro, which has grown from a series of cocktail parties into a huge...

Last night I attended the big, big tenth anniversary party for Mediabistro, which has grown from a series of cocktail parties into a huge media Web site that also throws cocktail parties. The slightly too-small room was packed past fire code violation point with the usual suspects, who drift aimlessly from media party to media party throughout New York in search of their own souls.

The party doubled as an awards show for ten notables from every media-related category. Ken Sunshine was there representing the PR industry, along with fellow honorees including New York Magazine editor Adam Moss, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, and NPR correspondent Adam Davidson. The one honoree that everybody (or me, at least) actually showed up to see, Stephen Colbert, didn't make it. Dang.

Mediabistro founder Laurel Touby gave a quick, loud speech and handed out the awards with accompanying shrieks of... joy? She referred to Adam Moss as a "hot babe," a questionable characterization. I spent most of my brief time at the party waiting in line to pay $7 for a Red Bull, and chatting with new (young) NYT TV writer Brian Stelter and new (still young enough) PRNewser blogger Jason Chupick, who in a previous life actually represented PRWeek while working at Plesser Holland.

You're moving up in the world, Jason!

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