Journalists say FOIL needs repair

Oct. 18, 2019 By JUDY PATRICK VP for editorial development New York Press Association SYRACUSE – John Lammers spoke bluntly when he talked about New York’s Freedom of Information Law. “Fundamentally broken,” he said, sizing it up. And, he added, “it’s getting worse every day.” Lammers, senior director of content for Advance Media New York,…

Sullivan: We need to do a better job of telling our story

By JUDY PATRICK NYPA’s vice president for editorial development Count Margaret Sullivan among the journalists stunned by Pew Research Center’s new report finding that 71 percent of Americans think local media are financially thriving. “To us of us in the newspaper business, it’s unbelievable to hear that,” Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post, told…