Catching up with the locals

The biggest underreported story in Queens media news of the last few weeks is sale of the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times to Schneps Communications.

Catching up with the locals—Oceans of Blue

I picked-up the weeklies with some amount of anticipation last week. Returning from a holiday and almost a week since the funeral for murdered police officer Rafael Ramos was held in Glendale, I was eager to read local coverage of one of the most pressing issues of our time. The South Queens version of the Queens Courier, published as the Courier-Sun, did not disappoint, with a cover image of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder posing with three blue-ribbon-hanging community members for a page three story about their campaign in support of the NYPD. Also on page three was Salvatore Licata's story about the funeral for PO Ramos. Licata describes Vice President Biden's eulogy as "stirring" and he provides a memorable quotation from the speech:

“It is only when a tragedy like this occurs when all of their friends, neighbors and people who didn’t even know them become aware of and reminded of the sacrifices they make every single, solitary day to make our lives better,” Biden said.

About the Media Category

Pieces you will find in the Media section of the Queens Free Press will often address matters as discussed, reported, or otherwise raised by the media at large. Therefore, whether they are pieces about coverage of a particular topic, or just a daily log of summarized links, or something interpretive, analytical, essays and reports published here may also be included in another categories. The Media section may also serve as the place where "the media industry" is the subject, and so hopefully this section will serve as kind of roadmap, especially for students, to the fields associated with media production and/or scholarship.