Houston Zoo Lights

The following photos were taken on December 29, 2013 with a Canon EOS 5D.

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Scottish Highlands/Edinburgh/London

The following photos, unless otherwise noted, were taken on a KODAK EasyShare Z981 Digital Camera in July of 2012.

Glasgow, Scotland

The following photos, unless otherwise noted, were taken on a KODAK EasyShare Z981 Digital Camera in July of 2012.

Port Jefferson, N.Y.

The following photos were taken on an iPhone 4S.

Montreal/Quebec

The following photos were taken on an iPhone 4S in August of 2013.

“Newsday” tests out interactive features on “Beaten” story

More than two years after the death of Kevin Turner, a 19-year-old who was brutally beaten by two Suffolk County police officers on Long Island, Newsday unveiled its interactive piece that chronicles Turner’s death as well as the investigation into violent policemen.

Turner’s story is incredibly heartbreaking. The fact that this young man was battered by the police in a way that left him comatose for more than six months is hard to stomach.

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Politico’s first few days off Capitol Hill

When Allbright Communications bought the website Capital New York on Sept. 3, there were several questions floating around but mainly, there was doubt.

Allbright owns Politico, one of the powerhouses for political news in Washington D.C. Politico has come a long way since its inception in 2007 and grabs the attention of roughly 5 million Americans every month.  It also publishes a newspaper four days a week that is free to pick up and brings in a good percentage of its revenue through advertisements. According to BusinessWeek, “the ads that appear in Politico come in two flavors: issue-advocacy advertising, in which a group attempts to influence a specific bit of pending legislation; and corporate image advertising, in which a company tries to burnish its own reputation in Washington.”

Politico took on the project in order to revamp the site to be focused on New York City and State politics and media coverage, rather than hyperlocal reporting. It’s part of a larger mission to “colonize” and cover politics in large markets. If all goes well in New York, Politico is looking to further broaden its horizons. Continue reading →