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Bklink: Ex-Daily News Reporter Pulled from AY Coverage Per Ratner?

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments

link-asterisk.jpg“So, in all of eight minutes, the IFC Media Project tonight tried to address how the three major New York newspapers have covered Atlantic Yards. The segment landed a body blow on the New York Daily News, treated the New York Post far more gently than it deserved, and took some swipes–only partly effective–at the New York Times…The big news comes when former Daily News reporter Deborah Kolben, who had previously worked at the Brooklyn Paper and later worked at the Village Voice, convincingly describes an episode in which “Ratner’s top people” told Daily News officials that they were unhappy with her reporting. The response: an immediate message to the Metro editor to pull Kolben off the story, without even looking at her clips. Kolben blames the request on unspecified Forest City Ratner executives. The IFC Media Project cites an unnamed source who blames it on Bruce Ratner himself.”–AYR

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