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LAW AND DISORDER
The Chaotic Birth of the NYPD
By Bruce Chadwick
Illustrated. 368 pp. Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin’s Press. $28.99.
I got mugged a bunch of times growing up in Brooklyn and thought I had it rough. But I didn’t have it nearly as bad as the German immigrant who, on a wintry night in the 1840s, took a walk through Battery Park. He was killed by robbers who then rifled his pockets and grew enraged when they found only 12 cents. So they hurled...
The magisterial final volume of Ian W. Toll’s Pacific War trilogy
September 2nd marks the 75th anniversary of the day the Japanese officially surrendered on the deck of the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II. Just over the railings, much of Tokyo was burned to the ground, as were many Japanese cities, the nation starving and completely beaten.
I first became fascinated by the war between the United States and Japan in the 1970s, when its history felt current: many veterans ...
I’ve read a lot lately about the precarious state of local news in New York City. It’s a drumbeat of doom and gloom: The Village Voice, gone. DNAinfo, gone. Staffs and news holes cut and then cut again. Careers and families wrecked by layoffs.
No doubt the puzzle of how to make money in local journalism remains unsolved. But with all the hand-wringing and use of the scary phrase “news desert” is a built-in assumption: Everything in the old days was better, that we’ve descended from some glori...
The coronavirus has been a horror, bringing untold suffering to thousands and grief to their loved ones. I know four people who died; none that near to me, but none that distant, either. I’ve seen the pain the virus caused up close, and it is incalculable. The economic agony is profound, and likely to get worse before it gets better.
But New York City needed a pause. In it, we have been reminded of what is important in our city, on our streets, in our world.
Before coronavirus, we were hurtli...
I put on a mask the second week in March and haven’t left my house since without wearing one. When I pass a mask-less neighbor my blood boils a little bit, but I’ve yet had the courage to say anything, despite clever words of lecturing righteousness that bounce around inside my head.
So there I was the other day in a liquor store when my mask slipped off my nose. I wasn’t really paying attention. “Sir, would you please lift your mask up,” the clerk asked, loudly, so everyone could hear. I did...
NYC mayoral candidates for 2021 race focus on small-dollar fundraising, lowering average donation sizes | Wendell Jamieson
Wendell Jamieson | Senior Advisor for Policy and Communications | Sutton for the City
“We’re very pleased by the amount we raised in just two months, with most of it coming in the final week,” Sutton policy adviser Wendell Jamieson said. “We’re also excited by how New Yorkers from all walks of life are supporting Gen. Sutton, even in modest amounts, and who see in her a path to a better-run city.”
Wendell Jamieson, journalist and published author, has been featured in a recent news story covering the NYC Mayoral race. Wendell Jamieson currently serves as the Senior Advisor.
Wendell Jamieson recently joined the Sutton for the City campaign as Senior Advisor for Policy and Communication. As the race continues, Wendell Jamieson shares his thoughts and outlook on the trajectory of the campaign. Wendell Jamieson was recently featured in a New York Post article discussing the campaign fundraising efforts.
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Sutton’s senior adviser Wendell Jamieson said the campaign is happy with the haul.
“We think it shows there’s a real opening here for ...
Wendell Jamieson | IdeaMensch
Wendell Jamieson, of New York City, has spent a career delving into New York’s stories. A writer and editor with over three decades of experience in his craft, Wendell Jamieson is well-known in the city’s journalism circles as an investigative reporter. Wendell Jamieson contributed to four of New York’s major newspapers, but is best-known for his work with the New York Times. Wendell Jamieson worked as the publication’s Metro desk editor for five years, from 2013 until 2018.
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By Wendell Jamieson
‘I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.’ — Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
New York is a city whose DNA comes from all over the world, a fantastic and unique place belonging to America yet not completely American. Such a strong cultural personality deserves a book, and Martine Assouline introduces this grand new title as “a little tribute to the New York I love....
Finding your ‘pothole’: All news is local if the perspective is right, journalists say at Bayside forum Featuring Wendell Jamieson
How do journalists, like Wendell Jamieson, approach a local story when their audience is consists of a broader geographic range? According to editors from publications that have withstood the financial downturn in the industry, it all boils down to perspective and finding pothole stories that every community can relate to.
Wendell Jamieson is featured in this QNS Article!
Wendell Jamieson spent 30 years in local news, as a reporter and editor, most of them covering New York City. He spent 18 years at The New York Times, the last five as Metro editor. During his tenure, the Times’ Metro department was a finalist for four Pulitzer Prizes. A story-idea whiz, Jamieson challenged conventional notions of how to cover one region, and successfully drove up online traffic while maintaining the highest journalistic standards. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
As NewsPrime’s Director of Strategic Alliances, Wendell Jamieson is responsible for outreach initiatives with local news providers. His work centers on building mutually-supportive partnerships with content creators and media organizations by explaining the potential benefits of joining. He also helps existing partners find ways to make their local stories interesting to a national audience or, in a best-case scenario, even go viral.
"New York by New York," by Wendell Jamieson. Assouline. "Something's always happening here. If you're bored in New York, it's your own fault." So says Myrna Loy in this gifty, photo-driven tome with a foreword by Jay McInerney. Big moments and little ones are celebrated. It took a two-page spread to do justice in black and white to Bianca Jagger marking her birthday in 1977 by mounting a white horse for a walk into Studio 54, launching the club into the social stratosphere. $250.
On the morning of December 16th, 1960, two airplanes collided in the fog over New York City. The New York Times ran a triple banner headline, covering what was the worst air disaster in American history at that time. Fifty years later, The Times is covering the story again. Nytimes.com’s deputy metro editor Wendell Jamieson says the project highlights the stark difference in the way newspapers covered such disasters then and now.