Samantha Libby, previously with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has joined the Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, as communications associate. PR vets Gypsy Kaiser and Magnus Ag left CPJ.
A Staten Island grand jury has voted not to indict a policeman in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. The 43-year-old unarmed black man was arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes. New York's medical examiner had ruled that the chokehold caused Garner's death. Police brace for protests in the city.
Robert Allbritton, whose family sold TV interests for $985 million to concentrate on journalism (Politico), purchased Capital New York, focusing on politics and media. Subscribers pay $3,000 a year but some content is free.
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