Newsday

No: 352: Patented Jackson, an opioid offensive and a photon finish for hackers (plus candy and pie for all!)

Makes cents: Welcome to Friday, dear readers, and the end of another busy workweek on Long Island and around the world. As Friday is a common payday for many workers, let’s have a round of applause for President Harry Truman, who on this date in 1949 raised the U.S. minimum wage to 75 cents per hour. See? Your paycheck looks better already. Make a day of it: It’s Oct. 26 out there, and to our…


Extra, extra: The Delphian is LI’s best collegiate read

By GREGORY ZELLER // Add some Adelphi University gold to the old gag about “black and white and read all over.” The Delphian, official student newspaper of the Garden City-based university, has been named Long Island’s best college newspaper of 2018 by the Press Club of Long Island, out-paging a host of periodicals published by larger Island schools. The PCLI dished out more than 200 first-, second- and third-place awards to professional and student journalists,…


No. 289: Einstein raps, inventors unite, LIJ expands and why flying taxis are closer than you thought

Slice of life: Welcome to March 14, dear readers, not quite the Ides of March (that’s tomorrow) but still a significant anniversary for mathematicians. The 426th, to be precise, of Ultimate Pi Day, which at precisely 6:53 a.m. on this date in 1592 marked the longest correspondence between the date and the opening digits of the infinite mathematical constant pi (3.141592653…) since the introduction of the Julian calendar. From cotton to Led: American inventor Eli…


Watchdog: Newsday buyback is good news

By GREGORY ZELLER // The international horse-trading that landed Long Island’s primary newspaper back in domestic hands is a horse of another color for a staunch opponent of the recent Cablevision Systems Corp. sale. Jaci Clement, CEO and executive director of the Bethpage-based Fair Media Council, applauded Thursday’s announcement that a group led by News 12 Networks President Pat Dolan is buying back a majority stake in the Newsday Media Group. The primary property of…


In Cablevision deal, some Newsday staffers fear the worst — more change

By JAMES BERNSTEIN // Back in 1995, Mark H. Willes, chairman and chief executive of Times Mirror Co., then the owner of Newsday, flew in from L.A. to visit the Pulitzer Prize-winning, but money-losing, New York edition. Most heartening to the editorial staff, Willes was sporting the same button they all wore that day, “New York Newsday: Too Smart to Die.” Tour completed, Willes hopped back on his corporate jet for the trip home, then announced…


Cablevision in deal for WGN America, last 2.8% of Newsday

Cablevision has inked a multi-year deal that will bring Tribune Media’s general entertainment cable network, WGN America, to its New York, New Jersey and Connecticut customers beginning in January. As part of the deal, Cablevision will continue to air Trib’s New York (WPIX-TV), Hartford (WTIC-TV and WCCT-TV) and Philadelphia (WPHL-TV) stations and extend access to TV listings and movie data provided by Gracenote, Tribune Media’s digital data and entertainment company. Gracenote data is used to provide programming information on the Optimum interactive…