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Iris Dorbian

New York City
Freelance Writer and Editor — Freelance
Covers:  media, marketing/advertising, arts and culture, small business, venture capital, private equity


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Iris Dorbian is an experienced and skilled business journalist whose specialty beats have included marketing/advertising, media, small business and theater.

Currently, she is writing news briefs for PE HUB (formerly owned by Thomson Reuters, now part of BLR) and contributes to its sister publica...

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@tishywishywashy @Jamey_Giddens @DanJKroll Again, it's a shame because she's such an icon and the character is so important to the show.
@tishywishywashy @Jamey_Giddens @DanJKroll Even though it was in her contract and only came back after the show told her if she didn't return to finish the story, they would kill Laura off. Tony is no saint but neither is she. I think FV simply has no patience for divas--look at what happened to Steve B 5 yrs ago.
@tishywishywashy @Jamey_Giddens @DanJKroll Her ultimatum to the GH brass in the 90s had nothing to do with $ and everything to do w/Tony (and I don't condone his diva behavior either) and a charge she made against him (which has been written about). Prior to that, she took an maternity leave, refused to come back,
@Jamey_Giddens @DanJKroll Genie is an icon and this is a damned shame. HOWEVER, Genie has pulled a lot of ultimatums over the years--the ugliest one I know (and I'm sure you do too) involved Tony in the late 90s.. Maybe she pulled another one of her ultimatums and this time, the brass (FV) wouldn't jump.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelance writer for Newsweek's communication department

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! I used a Selectric when I was in high school and college. By the time I went to graduate school, we were already in the digital age.

How is social media changing news?

It is giving news an immediacy that is sadly rendering print, a platform ruled by the deadline-driven publishing cycle, obsolete.