“The three most judgmental places on earth are (1) the Vatican, (2) Park Slope, Brooklyn, and (3) Facebook. My wife and I live near Park Slope and spend too much time on Facebook. So we get hit twice.”
We are in the news this morning: This website, which we launched in June of 2010, has been sold to Robert Allbritton, the owner of POLITICO.
This is going to allow us to get bigger and better.
Here’s what we’re doing now:
- Hiring more people: This will bring you more stories from more reporters and editors on topics central to the mission of a website dedicated to explaining how New York works. We’ll be setting up an employment page, but in the meantime, if you’d like to be considered for a job with us, write us at email@example.com. You can also write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what kinds of stories and beats you’d like to see covered here, or tell us the names of people you think we should hire and why.
- Redesigning the website: We still love our design, which has changed very little since we launched, but we’ll be studying the way you use it, and we’ll be introducing some new features and functions. Tell us what you’d like to see, what you like and don’t like about the look and feel and functionality of the site. Write us at email@example.com or write a comment in our TUMBLR ASK box.
- Introducing new revenue streams: We’ve always believed that journalism needs more than display advertising to support itself. With POLITICO, we’ll have the strategic and organizational muscle to tap into other revenue streams.
We’ll keep you posted on our progress and look forward to growing with you; whether you’ve been with us these last two years or are coming here for the first time today, we want to hear from you.
This page will be updated to reflect the decisions we make as we go along. Follow @capitalnewyork on Twitter to be alerted when we’ve updated it.
Want to read more about what’s happening at Capital? Here is some of the recent coverage:
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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is now leading in the polls thanks in no small part to introductory television advertising featuring his biracial family, was endorsed this morning by Peter Rosenberg, one of the hosts on a popular rap radio station.
“The verdict comes and a large portion of the country—white people, frankly—go on their merry way," he continued. “‘OK, that sporting event is over. The Rodney King trial is over, Amadou Diallo, now this one.’ But for large numbers of Americans, and large numbers of New Yorkers, it’s not as if a sporting event ended. It’s just that nothing changed. We’re kind of going from one thing to another, ‘Wow, OK, nothing has changed.’”—Anthony Weiner on stop-and-frisk and the Trayvon trial as ‘sporting event’ for white people.
“If we devoted a quarter of the space to, ‘Tell us what you’d in the real world, where’s the money gonna come from to deliver the things you promised,’ the dialogue would be a lot better.”—Mayor Bloomberg, chiding the press for Weiner-Spitzer coverage.
“At a time when non-whites make up roughly 37 percent of the U.S. population, the percentage of minorities in the newsroom has fallen to 12.37 percent from its 13.73 percent high in 2006. In last year’s 2012 ASNE study, overall newsroom employment was down 2.4 percent, but the picture looked much worse - down 5.7 percent - for minorities.”—Riva Gold, on how the recession is killing newsroom diversity. (via theatlantic)