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Buzzfeed passes $100 M. in revenue for 2014

capitalnewyork.com — Buzzfeed hit $100 million in revenue for 2014 "earlier this year," according to an email sent by C.E.O. Jonah Peretti to staff at the company. Peretti, not one to let the company rest on its laurels, also told staff that if certain traffic metrics are hit, every Buzzfeed staff member worldwide will receive an Apple Watch.
Nov 25, 2014

BuzzFeed passes $100 million in revenue this year. Might buy all its employees Apple Watches capitalnewyork.com/article/media/… by @alexweprin

Nov 25, 2014

RT @seenigel: You get a watch, you get a watch! YOU ALL GET A WATCH MT @danielleiat: Buzzfeed’s CEO playing Oprah capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Nov 25, 2014

You get a watch, you get a watch! YOU ALL GET A WATCH MT @danielleiat: Buzzfeed’s CEO playing Oprah capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Nov 25, 2014

Buzzfeed’s PR person provided an internal email to @capitalnewyork for a story about the CEO playing Oprah capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

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First Look Media ends 'Racket' project, fires staff

capitalnewyork.com — First Look Media has decided to pull the plug on "Racket," its would-be digital magazine, and to fire the staff that had been hired for the project. "Racket," which was to train a humorous eye on political and corporate corruption, never got off the ground.
Nov 25, 2014

some of my favorite journalists lose their jobs just in time for the holidays, including the always A+ @pareene capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @davidfarre: First Look Media to end digital magazine 'Racket' and fire staff hired for it - @capitalnewyork via @breaking bit.ly/1vJJNBG

Nov 25, 2014

First Look Media to end digital magazine 'Racket' and fire staff hired for it - @capitalnewyork via @breaking bit.ly/1vJJNBG

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Council members stage Ferguson walkout

capitalnewyork.com — More than a dozen members disrupt meeting to protest grand jury's decision
Nov 25, 2014

RT @bcolbyhamilton: "CMs said they 'refused' to carry on w biz as usual but the Council proceeded w the meeting agenda upon their return" link.capitalnewyork.com/53ed19ac9d2784…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @bcolbyhamilton: "CMs said they 'refused' to carry on w biz as usual but the Council proceeded w the meeting agenda upon their return" link.capitalnewyork.com/53ed19ac9d2784…

Nov 25, 2014

"CMs said they 'refused' to carry on w biz as usual but the Council proceeded w the meeting agenda upon their return" link.capitalnewyork.com/53ed19ac9d2784…

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Bratton on demonstrations in Times Square

capitalnewyork.com — Despite being splattered with fake blood during a demonstration Monday night in Times Square denouncing the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said today the "events last evening went off very, very well."
Nov 25, 2014

RT @jeffreybutts: Can you say mass incarcerate? NYC's Bratton says man tossing fake blood at him as protest should be in Rikers. .@Azi capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @petersterne: Guy charged with 9 counts of assault for hitting 9 police officers with fake blood: capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Nov 25, 2014

I feel like charging a dude who throws paint at police with 9 counts of assault isn't how to mend law enforcement PR: capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Nov 25, 2014

Bratton: “professional agitator and I hope he will soon be a professional resident of Rikers Island.” capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… #linkfixed

Nov 25, 2014

RT @petersterne: Guy charged with 9 counts of assault for hitting 9 police officers with fake blood: capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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Investigators: De Blasio meeting with union should have been public

capitalnewyork.com — It 'should have been open to the public and the press [and] was instead a closed meeting.'
Nov 25, 2014

"That was a mistake by my team & a mistake we won't make again.” capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… BDB on that closed-door mtg. quote v @SallyGold

Nov 25, 2014

Anyone at this presser going to ask the mayor about violating open meetings law? capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… cc @JeffCMays @SallyGold @grynbaum

Nov 25, 2014

RT @danielleiat: Anyone at this de Blasio presser going to ask the mayor about violating open meetings law? capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Nov 25, 2014

Anyone at this de Blasio presser going to ask the mayor about violating open meetings law? capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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The 60-second interview: Bill Weir, CNN anchor and host of "The Wonder List"

capitalnewyork.com — CAPITAL: You have a new show coming to CNN called "The Wonder List." Can you explain what exactly it is? WEIR: In this case, "Wonder" is both a noun and a verb. There is the Wonders of the World, but given the way the planet is changing, at a breakneck place, a lot of times I wonder about the future of these places and what is really happening.
Nov 25, 2014

Show looks gorgeous. Good luck Bill! MT@alexweprin: Spoke2CNN's @BillWeirCNN abt his new show "The Wonder List" capi.tl/1vK4Wex

Nov 25, 2014

For 60S Interview, @alexweprin talks to Bill Weir about his new show for CNN, "The Wonder List" capi.tl/1vK4Wex

Cuomo non-position on warming at odds with environmental department

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Governor Andrew Cuomo's refusal to state a public position on the causes of climate change puts him at odds with the official position of his administration.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @JimmyVielkind: Even if Cuomo won't say humans are causing climate change, the state's EnCon department will. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… (by @scottpwaldman)

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JimmyVielkind: Even if Cuomo won't say humans are causing climate change, the state's EnCon department will. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… (by @scottpwaldman)

Nov 25, 2014

Even if Cuomo won't say humans are causing climate change, the state's EnCon department will. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… (by @scottpwaldman)

Suze Orman leaving CNBC to launch syndicated show

capitalnewyork.com — Personal finance advisor Suze Orman is leaving CNBC after 14 years and 621 episodes of "The Suze Orman Show," the channel's president Mark Hoffman announced in a note to staff Tuesday. "Shortly, Suze will be making a big announcement about a new show that will take her from Saturday nights on CNBC to 5 days a week across America," Hoffman wrote.

Times firms up digital leadership with Kinsey Wilson

capitalnewyork.com — The New York Times has scooped up an NPR refugee to lead digital transformation in its newsroom. Kinsey Wilson, the chief content officer ousted from NPR last month, has been named editor for innovation and strategy at the Times, a position weighted equally to the four deputy executive editors who were recently elevated to a new tier of top newsroom leadership under executive editor Dean Baquet.

Getting NYPD officers to stop cursing is 'not that hard'

capitalnewyork.com — The man in charge of training every officer in the nation's largest police department said he can get officers to clean up their language and stop cursing, which will reduce complaints and boost trust between police and local residents. A "police officer never uses a curse word in an emergency.
Nov 25, 2014

Personally I would prefer New York cops to fire off F-bombs rather than bullets capi.tl/1HENOL1 via @azi

Nov 25, 2014

"NYC cops are not brutal. You don’t see the Rodney King type of force. You see the extra kick or the punch" capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… #nypd

Nov 25, 2014

RT @TweetBenMax: "A “police officer never uses a curse word in an emergency. Listen to any audio tape."" capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… via @Azi

Cuomo non-position on warming at odds with environmental department's

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-Governor Andrew Cuomo's refusal to state a public position on the causes of climate change puts him at odds with the official position of his administration.

Carlucci sticks with I.D.C., despite pledge to Democrats

capitalnewyork.com — ALBANY-State Senator David Carlucci will remain with the five-member Independent Democratic Conference despite making a pledge to a group of Democratic leaders in Rockland County to rejoin the mainline Democratic conference if the I.D.C. continued its power-sharing agreement with Republicans.

Cuomo abstains from global warming 'debate'

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print ALBANY-Governor Andrew Cuomo frequently sounds the alarm about the "new normal" of extreme weather. He's talked about it in the aftermath of Hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Lee as he toured flooded villages and destroyed homes and roads, and during last year's snowstorms and extended cold snap.
Nov 25, 2014

.@scottpwaldman's Monday story on Cuomo's refusal to talk about Climate change causes is getting some pick-up. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @carlzimmer: Andrew Cuomo won’t state the obvious on climate change. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… He might read his own state web site: dec.ny.gov/energy/63848.h…

Nov 25, 2014

Andrew Cuomo won’t state the obvious on climate change. capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… He might read his own state web site: dec.ny.gov/energy/63848.h…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @drgrist: Andrew Cuomo won’t take a stand on whether climate change is manmade. Says it’s a "political debate." capitalnewyork.com/article/albany… The. Worst.

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Mayor to present savings and gentler-looking budget process

capitalnewyork.com — When Mayor Bill de Blasio presents his mid-year budget modification today, he will announce smaller future deficits, larger-than-expected savings and tax revenues and a new approach to requiring financial cuts from individual city agencies, according to several people briefed on his plans.
Nov 25, 2014

"This is like, you have to make your bed but even if you don't, I'll still give you an allowance." capi.tl/1AK9Gma

Nov 25, 2014

"Several previous O.M.B. staffers privately remarked that the new approach to budget savings would be ineffective" capi.tl/1AK9Gma

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Bratton expects protests here after Ferguson announcement

capitalnewyork.com — Police commissioner Bill Bratton said he's expecting demonstrations in New York City after news breaks at around 9 p.m. about whether a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, will indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in August. "We are not anticipating anything that we cannot address.
Nov 25, 2014

flashback, earlier tonight. Bratton: "I am not anticipating anything getting out of control.” capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h… #Ferguson

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: NYPD Commissioner Bratton: "anticipating there will be demonstrations" in response to #Ferguson announcement. @Azi capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: NYPD Commissioner Bratton: "anticipating there will be demonstrations" in response to #Ferguson announcement. @Azi capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

Nov 24, 2014

NYPD Commissioner Bratton: "anticipating there will be demonstrations" in response to #Ferguson announcement. @Azi capitalnewyork.com/article/city-h…

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City rolls out child-abuse awareness campaign

capitalnewyork.com — 'Before you reach your breaking point, reach out for help'

Sharpton: 'Ferguson is not just in Missouri'

capitalnewyork.com — 'It was expected but still an absolute blow to those of us that wanted to see a fair and open trial'

State environmental site says what Cuomo won't

capitalnewyork.com — Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print ALBANY-Governor Andrew Cuomo's refusal to state a public position on the causes of climate change puts him at odds with the official position of his administration.

Capital Education: Fariña’s preferred charters -- Crafting a bill for East Ramapo

capitalnewyork.com — FARINA's CHARTER SCHOOL VISITS -- Capital's Eliza Shapiro: Carmen Fariña has visited at least 13 charter schools during her chancellorship, most of which are independent with specialized instruction for high-needs students, according to a review conducted by Capital.
Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

.@elizashapiro reports on Carmen Farina's type-when it comes to charters-in today's Capital Education capitalnewyork.com/article/albany…