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OUTING CORRUPT & COLLUSIVE INCUMBENTS 
& Ending their Road to Re-Election & Higher Office -- WITH EVIDENCE

 

ELECTIONS 2020 -- TAKING OUT THE CORRUPT & COLLUSIVE LEGISLATIVE INCUMBENTS --
All Beneficiaries of Statutory-Violative, Fraudulent, Unconstitutional Pay Raises
& Other Larcenies of Taxpayer Monies

click here for:

CJA's July 15, 2019 NOTICE TO LEGISLATORS --
"Your Duty to Void the December 10, 2018 Report
of the Committee on Legislative and Executive Compensation that Boosted Your Salaries"

 

NEW YORK'S STATE LEGISLATORS & PRESS, BY COUNTY


 

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January 7, 2020
"Media Mecca or News Desert?: Covering local news in New York City"
Columbia Journalism Review (Sara Rafsky)

"Of the topic-based beats that news outlets said they cover, the clear winner was politics, which not only gets reported on to varying degrees by the citywide, borough-level, community and hyperlocal press, but is also the sole focus of a number of both commercial and nonprofit news outlets like City & State, POLITICO NY, Gotham Gazette, Kings County Politics/Queens County Politics, and others. ...

Within these broadly defined beats exist a plethora of topics, each of which is being covered in different ways. Political reporting for the Gotham Gazette, a digital news outlet published by the government watchdog group Citizens Union Foundation, is mostly in-depth coverage of City Hall and down the ballot local elections, according to Executive Editor Ben Max. For the small for-profit websites Kings County Politics and Queens County Politics, the mission is “to cover hyperlocal news from a political lens, and cover it from the ground up, rather than the marble halls down,” and starting at the granular level of local political clubs, said Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Stephen Witt."

Stephen Witt, publisher and editor-in-chief of Kings County Politics and Queens County Politics, gestured to the surroundings of the coffee shop where his interview took place and called it his “away office.” His primary office, he said, is his home’s basement.


"Engaging with the Community

Stephen Witt of Kings County Politics and Queens County Politics also dreamed of expanding his political websites into the other boroughs, but he said he feared the tight-knit world of grantmaking was closed off to people who weren’t in the right circles. He wasn’t the only person with this concern. A fair number of the other interviewed news outlets grumbled and were incredulous about the decision to pour so much money into the launch of The City, rather than disperse it to existing organizations. Beyond the founding of The City by major philanthropic foundations, Witt watched as publications such as City Limits, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the New York Daily News, and NY1 have received grants from places like the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network, WordPress’s Newspack project, the Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellowship, and Report for America. Despite feeling excluded, he wasn’t giving up, however. “My pitch [to funders] would be I’m fiercely independent.” he said, “I’m an outlier.” “I believe in training reporters from the community,” he added. “I’m not that interested in their degrees . . . I like people that work side jobs. I like people that live life . . .I think the best way to cover the community, ideally, is to get someone living in the community and train them.” He said he saw his mission as inspiring more civic engagement in local communities. “You can blame the politicians and you can blame the Board of Elections, but the media’s not doing something right when only 10 percent of Queens’ voters turn out,” he said. “The media should take some responsibility for NYC’s low voter turnout.”

 

 

 

 

"What exactly is a 'news desert'?" --
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a community, either rural or urban, with limited access to the sort of credible and comprehensive
news and information that feeds democracy at the grassroots level"

 

CJA's January 16, 2020 e-mail to Columbia Journalism Review --
"E-mail address requested for Sara Rafsky: 'Media Mecca or News Desert?:
Covering local news in New York City"

 

NY Senate Districts #10-16; Assembly Districts #23-40
QUEENS COUNTY STATE LEGISLATORS

NY Senate Districts: #17-23, 25; Assembly Districts #41-60
BROOKLYN COUNTY STATE LEGISLATORS

 

 

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December 2, 2019
"Early starts for local 2020 elections...Robin Schimminger"
Buffalo Rising (Ken Kruly)

December 6, 2019
"Razenhofer announces retirement plans, angling begins to replace him in the state senate"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious, Robert McCarthy)

December 6, 2019
"Republicans leaving the state senate"
City & State (Zach Williams)

December 17, 2019  (Announced in Politico's Dec 20, 2019 "New YorkPlaybook")
"New York's State of Play -- 2020
"
Marathon Strategies

December 19, 2019
"WFP backs Gianaris, Salazar, Kim And Niou"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

December 19, 2019
"CWA Announces Early Endorsements of 7 Senate Dems"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

December 20, 2019
"WFP asks candidates to stop defending taxpayers"
Politico  (Bill Mahoney)

January 23, 2020
"Assemblywoman Bichotte: The New Queen of Kings Democrats"
Bklyner (Ben Brachfeld)

 

 

 

 

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