Jeff Koyen, born in 1969 in suburban New Jersey, is an American journalist living in Venice Beach, CA. He is a graduate of Rutgers University. He has worked as a freelance travel and culture writer, filing with Travel and Leisure, The New York Times, New York magazine, Radar, New York Post, New York Press, Penthouse, Wired.com, The Prague Pill, and others.In July 2010, he started the travel, crime and weirdness website, Caveat Viator. He also founded the writing project 100 Words in 2001.He was the editor of the zine Crank, from 1994 to 2000.He was the production manager at New York Press before he quit in 2001.
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New startup Assignmint has an ambitious goal: To change freelance journalism as we know it. The company, headed by former New York Press and Forbes Traveler editor Jeff Koyen, will offer a complete pitch-to-payment cloud workflow system for freelance. . .
Rumors of New York Press’s demise (the cool kids always left off the ‘the’) have been swirling as long as I’ve been working in journalism, but when the end actually came today, via the New York Observer, it still somehow seemed abrupt.