It is the classic story of a bright young thing heading off to the city. But such clichés go against the narrative that has emerged as the pandemic ravages New York. People have lost their jobs, or realized that they can do them from a place that’s not their sweltering walk-up. News stories and anecdotes alike point to the fact that the city is hemorrhaging residents. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.
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“Because journalism cannot own up to its heavily derivative nature, it must enforce originality on the level of the sentence,” writes Weingarten, quoting Malcolm Gladwell to identify his problem with media ethics as “the narcissism of small differences.” That’s true, but it’s also the rules all have agreed to play by, especially online, where links and sources can be added so easily. There is originality to be found in conceptualization, construction, and the deployment of previously known facts and anecdotes. Is the Vogel example, assuming it is isolated, on par with the sins of Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, or even Jonah Lehrer? No, and neither are Johnson’s. But that doesn’t mean they’re not “real” plagiarism. … [Read more...] about Plagiarizing Wikipedia Is Still Plagiarism, at BuzzFeed or the New York
Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said Thursday that data indicated that his central New York county, which includes Syracuse, meets the state’s phase 2 reopening benchmarks, but acknowledged he had yet to get the green light from the governor's office … [Read more...] about Questions on reopening New York’s economy baffle businesses
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He also had a message for protesters. “If you are angry with the government, if you are angry with the elected leaders, direct that anger to all of us, because if we haven’t done enough, we are the ones who should be held responsible," he said. “But the police officer in front of you is a working man or woman just trying to do their job.” … [Read more...] about Demonstrators take to New York City streets in Floyd protest