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Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

13 News Organizations File Complaints with NYPD Over Treatment of Journalists

(Via Mary Altaffer/ The AP)

A large group of New York based news organizations — 13 in all — have filed complaints with the NYPD about the way journalists covering the Occupy protests have been treated. According to the New York Times, a letter written by George Freeman, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for The New York Times Company, was sent to the NYPD yesterday.

The letter stated that officers had violated laws and that there have been “numerous inappropriate, if not unconstitutional, actions and abuses,” by the police. It also asked for an immediate meeting with NYPD chief Ray Kelly, and said that things were getting worse as the protests go on:

‘Over the past few months we have tried to work with DCPI to improve police-press relations,’ the letter stated, using shorthand for the department commissioner of public information. ‘However, if anything, the police actions of last week have been more hostile to the press than any other event in recent memory.’

The news organizations that signed the letter include the Times, the AP, The New York Post, The Daily News, Reuters, Dow Jones & Company, WABC, WCBS, WNBC, the National Press Photographers Association, New York Press Photographers Association, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the New York Press Club.

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Scott Olsen Out of Hospital & on Google+

The former U.S. Marine and Occupy Oakland protester injured by police has released his first public statement, via social networking site Google+:

I’m feeling a lot better, with a long road in front of me. After my freedom of speech was quite literally taken from me, my speech is coming back but I’ve got a lot of work to do with rehab. Thank you for all your support, it has meant the world to me. You’ll be hearing more from me in the near future and soon enough we’ll see you in our streets!

Olsen was finally able to leave the hospital over the weekend, where he has been suffering a skull fracture during a police raid in late October. Olsen suffered bruising to the part of his brain that controls speech, and since has had difficulty speaking. Doctors are optimistic that he will recover fully from the injury.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Road Tripping with Obama and Watching McDonald’s McSitcoms

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we go on the road with President Obama, call dibs on #Occupy spots, sample the new McTV menu at McDonald’s, and… there was one more thing… oh yeah, the World Series.

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Road Tripping with Obama and Watching McDonald’s McSitcoms

In this week’s episode of 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, we go on the road with President Obama, call dibs on #Occupy spots, sample the new McTV menu at McDonald’s, and… there was one more thing… oh yeah, the World Series.

For more videos, check out Mediabistro.tv, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV


5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken

Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the “5 Things You Need to Know This Week” studio. In this week’s episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about Advertising Week, and get five fashion tips from Stacy London, host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear.”

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NY Times Biased Against Wall Street Protesters?

The NY Times is being called out for a somewhat slanted re-write of the lede to an article about the arrest of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. The image below has gone viral on social media sites:

In fairness to the paper, the story in question, which has since been updated and gained another byline, is reasonably balanced.

Los Angeles held a sister protest downtown on Saturday. The LA Times covered the “Occupy LA” march with a story and slideshow.

Via @Newyorkist