By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 - 2:39 pm
Until February 11, Budget Travel Magazine is taking votes on which of twenty small American towns is the coolest. In the running: artsy, funky Phoenicia. Two and a half hours north of New York City, this tiny town in the Catskill Mountains is a smaller... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 - 2:38 pm
The future of community FM radio is currently being plotted in the back rooms of the US Senate, in the form of a bill that could dramatically increase the number of licenses available to community radio stations. The bill has broad support from both the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 - 7:45 pm
Yesterday was a day for the history books: the last day that the Daily Freeman, published since 1871, rolled off its Kingston presses: As of today, the paper has shut down its local press and moved its printing to Troy, New York, a change that... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 - 2:32 pm
A new mobile investigative outfit called After The Press, founded by Kingston resident Paul Joffe, is marching to a different drum than most of their media fellows. They're not trying to be objective. And they're not trying to beat other reporters to big... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 - 11:56 pm
Windham Journal reporter Michael Ryan strikes again! Boilerplate news stories: 76% less boring when led with a random appearance from an iconic fictional* character. Word must be sent to the North Pole, following a government meeting in Prattsville... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 - 7:58 pm
When newspapers die, there's no headstone to mark their passing. But I'd like to imagine that somewhere in the Catskill mountains, in a clearing on a hillside ringed with a crumbling stone wall, there's a little plot where mourning readers can pay their... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 - 10:00 am
I guess we'll find out. The Daily Star is launching a new weekly: The Daily Star's new free arts and entertainment weekly, The O-Town Scene, will debut Thursday with a launch party celebration in downtown Oneonta. Tino's Pizzeria will host the launch... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 - 11:22 pm
The paywall goes up September 14. Non-subscribers can still see some content for free, the paper announces: Without one of the online subscriptions, the number of times that local content can be accessed for free will be limited to three... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 5:04 pm
This just in: The CJR is suing the state of New York for access to email correspondence between Gov. Paterson's former PR staff and members of the press. The journal is looking for emails from around the time of an exceptionally weird period of Albany... Read more


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