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Posts Tagged ‘The Long Island Press’

Blogger Says Long Island Press Ripped Off His Work, Then Taunted Him Over It

Blogger Ian Miller was amused by the idea of a “Petite Lap Giraffe” (come on, who isn’t?) and wrote a post about it for his blog — but on Tuesday, he apparently discovered that the Long Island Press had lifted details from his post for their own piece without providing a link. He also says that he found that someone from longislandpress.com visited his site minutes before they published the article in question.

It appears that the Long Island Press has since taken down the article, but here is a cached version of the piece. Miller wrote a comment under the piece calling them out over it:

I’m disappointed you didn’t cite my March 23 blog post, where I actually conducted the research you are taking credit for.  Specifically, I uncovered the link to the Grey Group, and I also discovered the “hot tub” stock image.  At a minimum, you should provide attribution.

Instead of adding in a link, the Press, according to Miller, rewrote the article and refused to publish his comment, holding it for moderation. Then, after 4:23 PM yesterday, the article included this needlessly mocking note:

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Newsday Staffers Vote Against Cablevision’s “Horrible and Unprecedented” Proposal

newsnews.jpgEarlier this month, employees at local Long Island paper Newsday were faced with a tough choice: either acquiesce to owner Cablevision‘s proposal of 10 percent pay cuts across the board (15 percent for union drivers), a longer work week and less time off or face a possible staff reduction come March when over 240 editorial positions are up for review. The proposal is part of Cablevision’s attempt to squeeze $8 million from the paper it acquired just a few years ago.

After Newsday‘s Union (the Graphic Communications Conference/International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 406) voted on the matter, the Cablevision proposal has been shot down hard — 473 to 10. Says Local 406 president Michael O’Connor, “They’re very unhappy…The membership spoke, clearly.”

Newsday spokesperson Deidra Parrish Williams told FishbowlNY:

“The objective was to preserve as many jobs as possible and to ensure that Newsday remains a strong and viable company for its workforce, and for Long Island. These are important issues and they must be resolved. We are naturally disappointed by this outcome. We worked closely with the union to come up with a contract that is fair and equitable given the challenging state of our industry and our business.”

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Previously: Cablevision Proposes Tough Concessions For Newsday Employees, Teamster President Throws Weight Behind Newsday Staffers