The blog must go on
It’s late. You’re up. Maybe you’re up? The semester is finally over, so you might be catching up on your sleep. Anyway, if you’re awake just out of habit, here’s the one eleven. This is going to be a short one because, like you, I am still far from New York enjoying the holiday with my family. Let’s get started.
Radio is still relevant: NPR has an interesting piece on whether the Occupy movement is “too big to succeed.” In the story, they quote Columbia journalism professor Todd Gitlin, who compares Occupy to the civil rights movement.
Not-so-happy holidays: More than 270 New York Times staffers have signed an open letter expressing dissatisfaction with the paper’s leadership – in particular, with publisher Arthur Sulzburger. Among other complaints, the letter notes that many Times staffers have had their pensions frozen while outgoing CEO Janet Robinson is leaving with a $15 million compensation package. Maybe the Times should take a cue from SEAS and appoint a vice-publisher to ease tensions.
You love New York: New Yorkers now live longer than everyone else in the country, according to a report from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The life expectancy here is 80.6 years, compared to 78.2 nationally.
But don’t forget about Iowa: The caucuses are now just a week out, and Republican candidates are making their final pitches in the state. Mitt Romney may not need to win to win, Newt Gingrich wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul — but Ron Paul might still win Iowa despite some of his past statements, which people are alternatively calling racist and crazy.
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