In the aftermath of reporter run-ins and media black outs at Occupy Wall Street, the New York Police Department has been ramping up its training for interacting with reporters and photojournalists, according to Capital New York.
A November 21 letter signed by 13 news organizations, and drafted by an attorney for The New York Times, reminded NYPD that the had agreed that ” additional training to reinforce media guidelines, for newer officers on the force, would be beneficial.”
Occupy Wall Street
Edward T. Hall III, better known as “Ted” to his friends, has become one of loudest voices on Occupy Wall Street. The lanky redhead with the neon-splotched hat looks vaguely like a Scream-era Matthew Lillard, making him easy to identify in YouTube videos of protests, where he can frequently be found preaching to the crowd in almost every single instance of arrests during the occupation of Zuccotti Park.
Before becoming a member of OWS, Mr. Hall made a minor splash in the tabloids, when he jumped a JFK luggage carousal in an attempt to get around airport security without I.D. and talk to a girl.
So why is The New York Times making him the poster boy for the protest?
“At the same time, the fees it pays contributors — $100 to $300 per article, according to people familiar with its rates — are considered either a princely sum or meager commission, contingent on the observer’s age and station in the editorial world. ‘I can’t believe they’re paying people so much,’ one web publisher said Read More