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Daily Candy No Longer Sweet in Miami

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Daily Candy, the popular listings and shopping website, is cutting its editor in Miami and six other cities. Its daily emailed suggestions of things to do will reduce in frequency to twice a week....and its editor, Brooke Siegel, will be "splitting her time between Miami and New York," according to an email that you can read after the jump. .

Gawker dug up a memo that talks about is reporting that it comes as a result of "hard  realities" and the like. Read.We need more money!

The cutback comes just days after Comcast, which owns the service, announced the purchase of NBC Universal. Comcast bought Daily Candy last August for $125 million.

Reports say staff will be added in New York, where Daily Candy will continue to publish.

As you

may have heard, DailyCandy is making some changes to its local content

delivery.

 

Starting in January, 2010, in seven markets - Boston, Philadelphia,

WashingtonD.C.,

Atlanta, Miami,

Dallas and Seattle - we will reduce the frequency of our

e-mails to twice a week. We will continue publishing the Weekend Guide on

Thursdays, and introduce a Sunday edition featuring local news, things to do,

and recommendations for the week.  Subscribers in these markets will also

receive our national Everywhere edition. 

 

As a

result, we are eliminating the staff positions in these markets and creating

contributing editor roles in their place. I will be moving back to New York to take over a

new role overseeing these seven city editions.

 

I'll

be splitting my time between New York and

Miami till the

end of January. I'll be sure to let you know who your local contact will be once

I've transitioned. In the meantime, it's business as usual, meaning I hope to

have a mojito with many of you before leaving this fair

city.

 

Best,

Brooke

 

 

brooke

siegel

miami editor

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