New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter Monday to offer state support for the New York Daily News, which announced earlier in the morning that it would cut half its editorial staff.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 23, 2018
Cuomo said he stands “ready to work” with Tronc to keep the Daily News staffers. He ended his statement by saying, “New York State stands ready to help.”
What exactly that “help” means, is not clear yet. – READ MORE[divider][/divider]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Monday afternoon that Tronc’s decision to cut half of the New York Daily News’ editorial staff was “greedy.”
It’s no secret that I’ve disagreed with the Daily News from time to time. But Tronc’s greedy decision to gut the newsroom is bad for government and a disaster for NYC. Tronc should sell the paper to someone committed to local journalism and keeping reporters on the beat.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 23, 2018
In May 2018, emails obtained by consulting firm BerlinRosen showed de Blasio weighing whether cutbacks at the Daily News would be good or bad for his administration.
In one email thread from 2015, Jonathan Rosen, co-founder of BerlinRosen and one of de Blasio’s political advisers, told the mayor about rumors that the Daily News would be sold. – READ MORE[give_form id=”79809″] [contentcards url=”https://www.dailywire.com/news/33426/new-york-governor-offers-state-help-new-york-daily-ashe-schow” target=”_blank”]