Articles Tagged ‘Charles Dolan’

Once feared Newsday now a puppet under Cablevision control

Newsday Muzzled Under Cablevision Control, Insiders Charge

In June 1972, three Newsday reporters were sent to Turkey’s…



Cablevision headquarters in Bethpage

Rutledge Resigns: Speculation About Cablevision’s Future

Tom Rutledge, chief operating officer of Bethpage-based Cablevision Systems Corp.,…



The Conversation: The Debate

Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University, sponsored by Cablevision’s Newsday and News12, brought together a wild pack of gubernatorial hopefuls (some with more hope than…



How Cablevision Is Destroying Newsday

by Christopher Twarowski and Michael Patrick Nelson Visitors to the Melville headquarters of Long Island’s only daily newspaper, Newsday, would have seen something a bit…



Suozzi Joins Cablevision

Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi has been hired by one of his biggest campaign contributors, Cablevision Systems Corp., primarily to advise the company on its local high school sports multimedia initiative. Suozzi, a one-time New York State (NYS) Democratic gubernatorial candidate and recently ousted two-term Nassau County Executive, has been hired by Bethpage-based Cablevision as a consultant to its Local Media Group, according to an internal all-staff memo obtained by the Press.



Newsday’s Staff Faces Pay Cuts, Longer Hours

Members of Newsday’s largest union, the 1,100-strong Graphic Communications Conference/International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 406, are being asked to tighten their belts once again.

Union leaders have emerged recently from negotiations with Cablevision Systems Corp.-owned Newsday and presented its membership with a new proposed contract, the terms of which they themselves describe as “horrible and unprecedented.” The details, contained, along with the tentative agreement, in a memo sent from union officer Zachary Dowdy to the paper’s roughly 240-member editorial unit—leaked earlier this week and posted on media commentary website PoynterOnline—includes, among other demands: 10-percent pay cuts for all employees [15 percent for drivers], longer work weeks exclusive of lunch periods, and elimination of one week of vacation.