"When I came here it sort of made me crazy that we had all these great reporters being referred to as bloggers. We’re a newsroom, not a blog network."

Yahoo! News’ new editor in chief Hillary Frey. Looks like powerful, competent women are taking over Yahoo! this week.

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The New York Observer, in a bid to go national, will expand its editorial department

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Also signing the letter, which takes the NYPD to task for a failure to reply to several previous letters of complaint, are signatories from the New York Post, the Daily News, the Associated Press, NBC Universal and WNBC-TV, Dow Jones, WCBS-TV, WABC-TV, Thomson Reuters and others. The New York Civil Liberties Union has sent a companion letter to the mayor’s office.

The letter reads in part: “The signatories below wish to express their profound displeasure, disappointment and concern over the recent actions taken against the media. … Over the past few months we have tried to work with [the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information] to improve police-press relations. However, if anything, the police actions of the last week have been more hostile to the press than any other event in recent memory.”

"[I]t will be an expensive fall for the city. NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly testified before the city council that overtime pay for police officers to maintain their 24-hour presence has already cost the city $2 million. That was on Day 18."

How #OccupyWallStreet is costing New York City big

TIME

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Mike Bloomberg plans on letting the protesters voice their concerns “indefinitely,” as long as they obey the law.

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"Two of the fundamental attributes of good journalism are curiosity and a respect for the people on whom you report. Burnett got an “F” on both those counts with her Occupy Wall Street piece. Not only didn’t she listen hard enough to learn anything from the people in the group, she and her producers positioned the speakers to be seen as objects of derision. That is deplorable."

David Zurawik, in a nice Baltimore Sun piece on Erin Burnett and Occupy Wall Street. (via markcoatney)

This is what got us in that piece: “In a time when many of the people who watch cable news at night hoping for information that can help them make sense of the economic nightmare this country has plunged them into, she comes across as self-satisfied, smug, privileged and feeling not one whit of their pain. In fact, she’s there to mock them and sarcastically say, ‘seriously!?’ — as she did of the protesters.”

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joshsternberg:

Some fuel for fire:

The Bloomberg administration has put city agencies on alert that they must slash another two percent from their budgets this year, and a whopping six percent in 2013, to cope with a “dire financial situation.”

Agencies including the NYPD, FDNY and the Department of Education have two weeks to submit their suggestions to the city’s budget office, according to a letter sent to city agencies on Tuesday.

The agencies that help the city’s poorest residents got their warning from the Bloomberg administration last week: there’s no more money.

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dcdecoder:

The New Jersey governor has scheduled a press conference for 1pm. Is he in or out? Start taking wagers now…

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joshsternberg:

Great read analysis of Christie’s options. 

So it’s hard to see a White House bid amounting to anything but an all-or-nothing risk for Christie. Run and he’ll be pilloried by his home-state foes for skipping out on his job halfway through his first term, and for going back on a year’s worth of adamant, over-the-top denials. Plus, as a national G.O.P. candidate, he’ll presumably be pulled far to the right, further alienating him from the swing voters he depends on in his home state.

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The police are investigating whether a New York City police officer, already charged with raping a woman last week at gunpoint in Upper Manhattan, may be responsible for other unsolved sex attacks, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said on Thursday.

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brooklynmutt:

‘Monster’ Hurricane Irene is headed right for us, pretty much, almost!
Capital New York: Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today’s winner?

Let us know what you think here!

brooklynmutt:

‘Monster’ Hurricane Irene is headed right for us, pretty much, almost!

Capital New York: Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today’s winner?

Let us know what you think here!

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the20newyork:

Steve Kornacki, the news editor for Salon and a member of NBC New York’s The 20, sat down with David Ushery to talk about the biggest political stories of the week.

[NBC New York, @SteveKornacki]

Oh hey, our friend, who also talked to Josh Benson about why the G.O.P. elites are recoiling over at Capital New York this morning. Busy guy.

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Josh talks to Walter Fields, a former NAACP head: “I think it’s not only inappropriate, it’s highly offensive,” he said. “He’s actually treating African-Americans as objects: ‘the’ blacks.”