“We’re very pleased by the amount we raised in just two months, with most of it coming in the final week,” Sutton policy adviser Wendell Jamieson said. “We’re also excited by how New Yorkers from all walks of life are supporting Gen. Sutton, even in modest amounts, and who see in her a path to a better-run city.”
A former de Blasio administration official is collecting the largest checks in the 2021 race for mayor as contenders emphasize small contributions.
Mayor de Blasio’s former veterans commissioner Gen. Loree Sutton raised 201…
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Underdog mayoral candidate Loree Sutton has raked in $113,000 in donations just two months after launching her 2021 campaign — from a colorful cast of contributors including Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.
The retired Army brigadier general’s fundraising buried the $94,000 raised over six months by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who hails from a political dynasty and held his first elected position 23 years ago.
“Boy, she out-raised Ruben Diaz?!” gasped Kenneth Sherrill, professor emeritus of political science at Hunter College upon seeing the figures.
“Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?” The New York Times posed that question in a headline the morning after Ocasio-Cortez knocked out longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley in a stunning primary victory. For Times readers, it was a good question — she had been mentioned only in passing in New York City’s supposed paper of record.
Before her win, her name had appeared fewer than a handful of times, according to metro deputy editor Dean Chang. In one article, about female candidates who “didn’t play it safe,” she was the lead example, but appeared nowhere else in the story. A second story featured…
“No matter what you go into, you need to be prepared to fail a lot. You need to be ready to hear the word no, to be dismissed, to feel discouraged, and to want to throw in the towel. Then, you have to get back up again and do it all again the next day.”
Wendell Jamieson has spent a career delving into New York’s stories. A writer and editor with over three decades of experience in his craft, Jamieson is well-known in the city’s journalism circles as an investigative reporter. He contributed to four of New York’s major newspapers…
Wendell Jamieson has spent a career delving into New York’s stories. A writer and editor with over three decades of experience in his craft, Jamieson is well-known in the city’s journalism circles as an investigative reporter.
He contributed to four of New York’s major newspapers but is best known for his work with the New York Times. Wendell Jamieson worked as the publication’s Metro desk editor for five years, from 2013 until 2018. During his tenure at its head, the department achieved two Polk Awards and stood as a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. …
“If you want [a story] to travel the internet beyond Ridgewood, you do have to find a larger significance and I think this is the great struggle of local news in America right now,”Schneps Media consultant Wendell Jamieson said. “How do we cover our local communities in a way that can scale up up our readership to bring in some advertising dollars and survive.”
How do journalists approach a local story when their audience is consists of a broader geographic range?
According to editors from publications that have withstood the financial downturn in the industry, it all boils down to perspective and finding pothole stories that every community can relate to.
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Still undecided about what to get someone deserving — yourself included — who loves to savor armchair glimpses of New York? If you can handle the freight — both in pounds (11) and price ($250) — “New York by New York” (Assouline) is the perfect gift. This majestic five-borough kaleidoscopic tour enlists distinguished photographers (among them, Edward Steichen and Weegee) and celebrated writers (including Edith Wharton, E.B. White, Tom Wolfe) to capture the evolution of the city through immigration, maritime commerce, culture, skyscrapers, protest movements in text and more than 300 illustrations.
Neighborhoods are made, saved, and remembered by the people who inhabit them. Even as change crests over the landscape, washing away long-loved buildings and ushering in new people, residents keep the spirit of the place in check. Their aspirations, relationships, and ideas are as much of a foundation for a neighborhood as any concrete structure. Their memories are the ones that New York itself is built on — and only the residents know a neighborhood’s whole history. Here, Wendell Jamieson shares a few of those stories.
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You spent a lot of your early career as a police reporter. What drew you to that discipline, and how would you say that it influenced your later work at the Metro desk?
Readers have a bottomless fascination with crime; I would say that the interest in crime is as old as crime itself. I want to write stories that readers wanted to read — and in the early 90’s, when there were 2,000 homicides a year in New York…
Wendell Jamieson is the author of “New York By New York,” from Assouline. Former Editors of NYT, NY Post, Daily News. Wendell Jamieson | Lifelong New Yorker.