Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis is slamming a new Newsday poll that shows him badly trailing his rival, Joe Lhota, accusing the poll’s sponsor of skewing its results to put Mr. Lhota far ahead.
According to the amNewYork-News 12 poll, which was conduced by the firm Penn Schoen Berland, Mr. Lhota is now leading by a nearly 2-1 margin, with 50 percent of the vote, versus 28 percent for Mr. Catsimatidis–a far higher spread than previous polls.
Terry Jimenez has stepped down as president of Newsday Media Group, Cablevision local media president Tad Smith told staff Tuesday. He has been replaced by Fred Groser, who has been publisher of Newsday and commuter freebie amNewYork for the past two years.
Mr. Groser succeeded Mr. Jimenez in that post as well. Mr. Jimenez was Read More
Here are the papers from around the state.
The New York papers are somewhat split, with previewing Obama’s visit to Ground Zero, and carrying news about the White House decision to not release photos proving Osama bin Laden is dead. The New York Post editorial board praises the non-release of the photos, and Read More
WNYC’s politics web site is expanding.
Washington Post and Time.com alum Catlin Thompson gets the editor slot, where she takes over for the award-winning Anna Sale, who becomes the site’s first full-time reporter. Their site has been populated by lots of good reporting from WNYC’s newsroom, and insightful analysis gleaned from Read More
New York One’s man in the papers (and Justin Bieber look-alike) Pat Kiernan doesn’t like the cover of Newsday today. He would like to see something a little splashier.
“Newsday’s editors have lost their minds,” wrote Mr. Kiernan on his Pat’s Papers blog this morning. “With Hurricane Earl barreling toward the eastern Read More
Newsday editor in chief Debby Krenek announced to her staff today in a memo that the paper will be expanding! Ms. Krenek plans to hire 37 employees — 34 journalists and three staffers to help the editorial board. Her goal is to add 2,600 pages to the paper in the next year and fill them Read More
Fred Groser, vice president of sales at Newsday, was promoted into the role of publisher today. Acting publisher Terry Jimenez Jr., who came from amNew York to lead the business side of Newsday when publisher Tim Knight resigned last September, is moving into the role of president of Newsday Media Group. (via Read More
After rejecting two contract offers from Cablevision, Newsday‘s union employees have agreed to a 5 percent wage cut over three years. Truckers will lose twice as much, according to Keith Kelly.
Newsday publisher Terry Jimenez called an earlier version of the contract “Newsday’s last, best and final offer.” The current version now includes Read More
This morning Newsday publisher Terry Jimenez emailed his staff about the paper’s new television advertisements, which will be airing across Long Island.
“Starting today, all of us (and all of Long Island) will be seeing new TV commercials promoting Newsday across Cablevision’s channels,” he wrote. “I’m excited about this because these commercials are focused on Read More
Cablevision Systems reported a three-fold increase in net income for the first quarter, thanks to a slew of new subscriptions and robust cable ad revenues.
Revenue rose 5 percent, to $1.75 billion, slightly higher than the average estimate of $1.73 billion. A highlight was a 35 percent increase in cable advertising revenue. Revenue Read More