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Report: Millions Paid to Teachers Who Cannot Teach in the Classroom

Monday, October 07, 2013

The Daily News reported on Monday that the city will spend $29 million in 2013 on the salaries and benefits of educators who are considered "too dangerous or incompetent to work in public school classrooms but cannot be immediately fired."

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Schoolbook

NYC Educators Win Daily News Hero Awards

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Daily News honored 11 teachers and administrators on Thursday as their Hometown Heroes of Education. Read their stories. They re-define dedication.

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Schoolbook

Neighbors Rush to Rescue of Students Hit by Car

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A horrific scene unfolded in Maspeth, Queens on Thursday morning when a car slammed into a group of children near their school, I.S. 73. As the Daily News reported, people raced to help, including a group of men who lifted the car off of two students pinned underneath.

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Schoolbook

Report: Principal Removes Book From Summer List Due to Racy Prose

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The Daily News reported Thursday that the principal of P.S./M.S. 114 Belle Harbor removed The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the required reading list for incoming sixth graders after angry parents complained.

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Schoolbook

Report: Student Spending Does Not Always Lead to Higher On-Time Graduation Rates

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Daily News took a close look at how much the city spends on students in each New York City school district and compared it to the four-year high school graduation rates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years of Juan Gonzalez

Friday, January 11, 2013

Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News columnist, discusses his 25-year career at the Daily News, where he's covered everything from race relations to city corruption.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYCHA Chairman Rhea Responds

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New York City Housing Authority chairman John Rhea responds to the Daily News examination of NYCHA's board structure and finances.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Daily News on NYCHA

Monday, August 20, 2012

New York's public housing authority is under fire for mismanagement at the highest levels. Arthur Browne, Daily News editorial page editor, discusses his paper's investigation into NYCHA finances and his meeting last week with NYCHA head John Rhea.

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The Empire

All the snark that's fit to print

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I figured it's up on other blogs, and it's such an amazing piece of work from our friends at the Daily News, why not put it up?

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WNYC News

New York Daily News Hikes Newsstand Price

Friday, July 01, 2011

The tabloid war between the New York Post and the New York Daily News is getting costly — for their readers.

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The Empire

Where was Bloomberg?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

The Daily News front page, from January 5, 2011. (newseum.org)

The Daily News isn't letting go of the question about Mayor Bloomberg’s whereabouts on the day of the snow storm, and who specifically was in the city calling the shots.

At a press conference yesterday in Albany, where he attended the governor’s state of the state speech, Bloomberg was asked where he was on Christmas day.

“I started out – if you were there you would have seen me at St. Patrick’s, at midnight mass,” Bloomberg said. “It’s where all Jewish boys go.”

He added, “And then the next day was dealing with the snow storm and you saw me at a press conference.” Bloomberg quickly added, “Anything else? If not, we got to go,” and ended the press conference.

Today's Daily News editorial hits Bloomberg for his non-answer:

What kind of contact - phone, email, text message, teleconference - was there between the mayor and aides while he was ... elsewhere? How constant was it? And where exactly was ... elsewhere? The spokesman declined to say.

And that's not good enough.

What's known about Bloomberg's whereabouts and actions is that he attended midnight Mass late Friday and was next seen in the city more than 36 hours later, at 2:45 p.m. on the day after Christmas.

In between, the National Weather Service upgraded its warning to a blizzard level, the administration failed to declare a snow emergency and the Sanitation Department mobilized and embarked on its failed plowing effort.

Bloomberg promised a full accounting of what went wrong, but there are grounds for worry on that score. Amazingly, he has delegated Goldsmith, one of the architects of the fiasco, to oversee the report's preparation.

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The Empire

What you learn from the new schools chancellor

Thursday, December 09, 2010

A bearded Josh Greenman of the Daily News editorial bard describes their meeting with new schools chancellor Cathie Black, saying, "she's finally answering some direct questions."

He adds:

"We didn't get too many specifics. We did learn that there will probably be layoffs, potentially in the thousands, four thousands or so. Maybe more; layoffs of school teachers."

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The Empire

Front Page Paladino

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The paper that already endorsed Andrew Cuomo puts his GOP rival on the front page. (newseum.org)

I'm not sure what to make of the front page of the Daily News today. Does it help or hurt Carl Paladino?

In some ways, it reminds me of the front page stories the Daily News ran last year about John Liu claiming he worked in a "sweatshop," something his mother denied.

Liu went on to win the crowded Democratic primary he was in, and later, his consultants, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, said the front-page exposure was to thank.

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The Empire

Q Poll Focuses on Park51; Lazio, Sometimes, Doesn't

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rick Lazio, and David Malpass, at a Tea Party 365 candidate forum. (Azi Paybarah / WNYC)

Just a little more about the Q poll and Park51 debate:

The Quinnipiac poll today is likely to guarantee the Park51 debate will get more than enough coverage inside the daily papers tomorrow -- and by that, I mean right now -- even though some of the editorial pages have been criticizing candidates for focusing too much on the issue.

The person often credited with being one of the first to oppose the project is Rick Lazio, the GOP candidate for governor who has gone all over national TV and radio talking about the issue. In fact, he's been so attached to the issue that critics say it's overshadowed the other stuff he should be talking about.

The Post fired a warning shot across Lazio's bow, warning him to talk about issues voters care about, which they said his rival, Carl Paladino, is doing.

The Daily News said Lazio was "shameless and shameful in exploiting passions over a planned Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero."

And the New York Times editorial board was equally direct: "New Yorkers should be offended by Mr. Lazio’s attempt to exploit ground zero images for political gain."

Lazio, I think, has re-calibrated his message.

During a Tea Party forum last night, Lazio was asked how he would protect New York State from terrorists. Lazio spoke about expanding the Ring of Steel security initiative in Lower Manhattan, and fixing the broken security cameras in train stations. He also said cellphone reception underground should be improved, so people could text law enforcement if they see something suspicious, thus ensuring a "real time" response to any potential threat.

At no point during his answer did he mention Park51, even though his campaign aides ads seek to tie the project to September 11, Hamas and terrorists.

But in a scrum with reporters after the event, Lazio said he wasn't changing his focus away from Park51. He said he doesn't need to change the perception held by "the editorial boards" because "I think this is about where the people of New York are."

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Azi Paybarah

How Not to Have a Media-Friendly Press Conference

Friday, August 06, 2010

WNYC

Step one, hold the event in the sun. Step two, make sure the event lasts a really long time. Step three, after thirty minutes, ignore a reporters plea for them to take questions.

This example is brought to you by 32BJ Vice President Kyle Bragg, who was the emcee for a rally yesterday, and Daily News Bureau Chief Adam Lisberg.

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Chicago Sun-Times Joins the Bankruptcy List

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flickr photo by Abhi Here

Flickr photo by Abhi Here

 

With over $800 million in debt, the Sun-Times Media Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today.

Due to a decline in advertising revenue, this renders both of Chicago's major daily ...

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