Hail to the new chief!
Schneps Community News Group is proud to announce that Brooklyn Paper Deputy Editor Anthony Rotunno, who joined our newsroom in America’s Downtown in May 2017, is taking the reins as the Paper’s new editor-in-chief.
“We are thrilled to have Anthony leading our Brooklyn editorial team. His experience, vision, and passion will help us continue to improve, and be the leading source of local news across multiple platforms now and in the future,” said CEO and co-publisher Joshua Schneps.
Rotunno, also a co-host of Brooklyn Paper Radio, will oversee the editorial team in its print and digital operations, with a focus on growing the latter by expanding online coverage and social-media presence in order to deliver hyper-local news to even more readers around Kings County.
“Brooklynites for more than 40 years have turned to the Brooklyn Paper for its singular coverage of issues that matter in their neighborhoods, including local politics, real-estate development, and, of course, dog-fashion shows,” Rotunno said. “And I look forward to ensuring locals can find that coverage for the next 40 years and beyond, whether they read it in print, on our website at their desktop computer, or via Twitter on an iPhone aboard the subway.”
The 32-year-old was among the editors whose punny copywriting earned the Paper its 2017 first-place award for headline writing from the New York Press Association. And his work with reporters Julianne Cuba and Colin Mixson on the Paper’s “Blind Spots” series, which spotlights the shortfalls of the Vision Zero initiative, has been cited in such national publications as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
In addition to serving as the Paper’s top editor, Rotunno, who lives in Bushwick, will also oversee the editorial operations of SCNG’s four Courier Life newspapers in the borough, the Park Slope Courier, Mill-Marine Courier, Bay News, and Brooklyn Graphic.
Prior to joining our newsroom, Rotunno spent roughly a decade at media companies on the distant isle of Manhattan, working for such firms as Condé Nast and Time Inc., and publications including Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, Departures, and Du Jour. He was also founding editor of website The Thick, a digital style and culture publication.