Yesterday, I encountered an interesting story from some entity called “Observer” and subscribed to their newsletter. It wasn’t clear if it is just a web site or a real newspaper, and no hint who owns it. The articles are mostly opinion pieces rather than hard news.
After a little research, I was able to discern it is the New York Observer, headquartered on Whitehall Street, which is right in the financial district at the Southern tip of Manhattan. So who owns it and why are they looking to capture my eyeballs?
It turns out the “paper” was acquired in 2006 for $10 million by Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald Trump. It had been a weekly print publication for 50 years, but with the victory of Donald J Trump, it ceased printing a paper version and the digital assets were put up for sale.
This account by the former editor of Observer gives insight into both the paper and Jared Kushner