Newsday appoints Chicago Tribune’s Sleets managing editor

Rochell Bishop Sleets will join Newsday as a managing editor, securing the second top job in the newsroom. She will begin on Feb. 27. Sleets will report to Don Hudson, who became Newsday’s top editor on Dec. 1 after serving as managing editor. Currently, Sleets serves as one of two news directors of the Chicago […]

Newsday hires Valeeva as data reporter

Newsday has tapped Anastasia Valeeva to serve as a data reporter on its investigations team. She was a data fellow at The Marshall Project, where she worked on data projects, data research, scraping, analysis, reporting, visualization and more. Valeeva was also a fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, where she researched […]

Newsday promotes Levin to assistant managing editor

Newsday has tapped Robert Levin as assistant managing editor. Recently, Levin served as deputy assistant managing editor. Levin worked at amNew York for more than 12 years. He joined as an intern, worked freelance, served as an associate editor and senior editor, and rose to become editor in chief. He worked freelance for Inside Jersey […]

Newsday promotes Levin to assistant managing editor

Newsday has tapped Robert Levin as assistant managing editor. Recently, Levin served as deputy assistant managing editor. Levin worked at amNew York for more than 12 years. He joined as an intern, worked freelance, served as an associate editor and senior editor, and rose to become editor in chief. He worked freelance for Inside Jersey […]

Newsday reporter Blidner is leaving

Rachelle Blidner, a reporter covering Long Island municipal government for Newsday will leave, relocating to the Charlottesville, Va. area, according to her Twitter feed. She has also worked freelance and was previously a breaking news reporter at the New York Daily News. Blinder interned at the Associated Press and has worked as an investigative reporter […]

Cummins, former Newsday biz journalist, dies at 70

Harriet Jane Cummins, who worked at Newsday as a business reporter, editor and columnist, died last week at the age of 70. John Asbury of Newsday reports, “She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and her Masters in English Literature from Creighton University in Omaha. “She worked for the Fort Myers News-Press […]

Newsday hires LaMantia to cover residential real estate

Newsday has hired reporter Jonathan LaMantia to cover residential real estate. He has been a Knight-Bagehot fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism LaMantia previously was a senior reporter covering health care for Crain’s New York Business and its health care newsletter, Health Pulse. At Crain’s, he covered the business of health care in New […]

NY Times hires Ramos as Flex desk editor

Víctor Manuel Ramos will be joining The New York Times’ flexible editing desk as an editor. He comes from Newsday where he recently held the post of deputy editor. Ramos has been with Newsday for more than 10 years and has also served as a special writer. He was also a senior staff writer at […]

Streetsblog makes two new hires

Streetsblog has hired Jesse Coburn and Fiifi Frimpong as reporters, reports Politico. Coburn joins from Newsday where he recently held the post of transportation and education reporter. Coburn has been with Newsday for more than 4 years and has also served as a local government reporter. He has also worked as a metro desk stringer […]

Newsday receives $150,000 grant from Facebook Journalism Project

Newsday was selected among 10 news organizations across New York to have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from Facebook’s relief fund, which provides a financial boost to outlets during the pandemic. “Newsday is using the grant to create additional value for our subscribers, including the launch of a new subscriber deals and discounts […]