Tell, editor and publisher
more than 20 years, David has created and managed publications
of all sorts. After gaining initial experience reporting
and editing for major metropolitan dailies, he became business
editor of a small-city daily and then news editor of a suburban
weekly newspaper. He helped overhaul and redesign the weekly
paper, located in a fast-growing, affluent area of Oakland
County, Michigan--adding new departments and features and
making it the entertainment "things-to-do" information
source for its suburban locale. For the same publisher, he
also created and managed a niche magazine targeting lakeside
dwellers/boaters in its watersports-intensive coverage area.
this springboard, David left news journalism, making the leap
to strategize, launch and manage newsletters and magazines
for corporate sponsors including GM, Unisys, Compuware, New
Detroit, Baylor University Medical Center, Ohio State University
Medical Center, University of Phoenix, SAP A.G. software
maker and a number of others. Subsequently, resuming a local, consumer-lifestyle
publishing focus, David played a key role in getting a new
city magazine for the Valley's West Side--Glendale Magazine--off
the ground and into print. Restless to run his own publishing
operation and make a positive difference in the community
in which he lives, David then created The Midtown Messenger,
adopting the successful model of publishing around a core
of well-selected, tightly written and thoughtfully edited
hard news, reporting on matters affecting neighborhood residents
in midtown Phoenix. E-mail David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Midtown Messenger
P.O. Box 36241
Phoenix, Arizona 85067
Editor and Publisher
Advertising Sales Office
Oxborrow, design consultant
creative director at McMurry Inc., created the
distinctive logo and effective publication design for The
Midtown Messenger. He designed and art directed many of the
same publications edited by then associate publisher David
Tell at McMurry, prior to which he was art director for Selling
Power magazine for a number of years. E-mail Marc at email@example.com.
Boulanger, cartoonist and illustrator
is board vice president and the driving, unifying force
behind Artlink. In her spare time she does marketing
design for Sun Sounds of Arizona. She is also a founding
member of PlanB Writers Group (www.planbwritersgroup.org),
where her dissociative identification with a persona called "Iris" finds
its voice. In The Midtown Messenger, by contrast, Iris'
dissociative identification with Shari yields brilliant,
New Yorker-like cartoons. (Or used to ...)
|Matt Jewett, theater critic
When we first met Matt, he was with the Ken Clark state legislative campaign. Currently, he is a recovering Ken Clark state legislative campaign associate, a program in which he is aided by retreating into the alternate worlds provided by live theater. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. .
|Barbara Stocklin, historic preservation columnist
Barbara has been city Historic Preservation Officer since late 2002, when she was appointed after a nationwide search. She had held an analogous position in Austin, Texas. She administers the city's HP Office, programs and ordinance with a soft, singsong-y voice and an iron fist, and maintains an incomprehensible grace under the pressure of City Hall politics. Not only that, her columns require minimal editing, only one of many things for which we are eternally grateful to her.
E-mail her at email@example.com.
Eric Eggert is
The Midtown Messenger's Web designer and interactivity coordinator.
E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert, a former president of Arizona Macintosh Users Group,
is the Midtown Messenger's
technology infrastructure specialist and network administrator.
He can be e-mailed at email@example.com, usually.
PDQ Baklava, Portobella Vanderbilt
Diaz-Thigpen, L.E.J. Hunter, dining critics
PDQ's Greek roots mean he brings an epicure's discernment
and a Hellene's passion and immoderacy to the enjoyment of
all types of cuisine. Don't even get him started on the fun
he claims can be had with phyllo dough, ouzo, and a live
lamb. In her own kitchen, Portobella has a fondness for comfort
foods such as Spaghettios laced with tablespoonfuls of Kraft
(R) Grated Parmesan and Romano cheese--but when dining out,
she is exacting in her standards of service and culinary
L.E.J. is an inheritor of the literary and gustatory acumen
of the Algonquin group of expatriates in interregnum Paris
of the 20s, being a protege (and, some say, bastard issue)
of the great food writer M.F.K. Fisher in sensibilities and
author Ernest Hemingway in style. And Norman Mailer in temperament--don't
bring him a good beer in a chilled (much less a frosted)
mug, unless you want to wear it. Contact these gastronomes
Daniel Tell, Naomi Tell, contributing writers, data entry workers, receptionists and delivery girls
Few organizations completely eschew nepotism, and The Midtown Messenger is no exception. Who says you have to be a multinational corporation exploiting cheap overseas labor markets to keep costs down? Nonetheless, the editorial, clerical and menial contributions of the offspring of the patriarch--er, publisherhave been inestimable, if not invaluable. Daniel plans to follow in his father’s footsteps by disregarding probable medical and scientific aptitudes in favor of liberal-artsy stuff, having begun a career as a novelist at age 9. He is almost a clone of the editor, in fact, in his nuanced logical and aesthetic judgments, except for his review of the film “Signs,” and, his sister Naomi would say, “Reign of Fire.” Naomi, a subtle if aberrant thinker and articulate writer herself, is also a budding rock musician and cult leader, facets people say they never would have realized from her friendly yet professional phone manner.