David Blum is a New York City writer and editor.
He began his career as a reporter in 1979 for The Wall Street Journal. He has also worked for Esquire (where he became as associate editor in 1983), been a contributing editor at New York Magazine (1985-1992), and a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine (1995-2000).
In 1992, he published his first book, Flash In The Pan: The Life and Death of an American Restaurant, which was named a notable nonfiction book of the year by The New York Times Book Review. He published his second book, Tick...Tick...Tick...: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes, in 2004.
Blum was editor-in-chief of The Village Voice from September 2006 through March 2007 (one in a string of editors the publication had in a short period of time), and editor-in-chief of the New York Press from September 2007 through June 2008. In the latter half of 2008, he briefly served as editor-in-chief of the short-lived 02138 Magazine. He has also served as editorial director of its owner (and the owner of the New York Press), Manhattan Media.
- "New 'Village Voice' Editor: David Blum". The Village Voice. August 8, 2006. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- Blum, David (1985-06-10). "Hollywood's Brat Pack". New York: 40–47.
- "Notable Books of the Year 1992". The New York Times. December 6, 1992. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- Julie Bosman (March 3, 2007). "Village Voice Fires Editor After Six Months". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- Juston Jones (August 13, 2007). "Formerly at Voice, Editor Takes a Job at the Competition". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- Matt Haber (July 18, 2008). "Editorial Shuffle at Manhattan Media; New Editors for New York Press and 02138". The New York Observer. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- John Koblin (October 28, 2008). "Notes on Black Friday: Maer's Pot of Gold, David Blum's Demise Foretold". The New York Observer. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- Gabe Habash (July 8, 2011). "Kindle Singles Gains Traction". Publishers_Weekly.