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Laurel Touby, MEDIABISTRO.com founder and cyberhostess: Mr. Media Interview

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The original idea for mediabistro.com was cooked up in 1994, when Laurel Touby—then a freelance business writer and Glamour magazine contributor—and a friend decided to host a mixer for media people. About 20 editors, writers, and other content creators came to that original party at Jules Bistro in the East Village. Attendees bought their own drinks and enjoyed casual after-work bonding in the company of like-minded people. The parties quickly grew, and soon Laurel had 4,000 of New York's top media talent on her