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Dec 06 2011

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Exodus of Queens Journalists

Journalists come and go, but hopefully they’ll be replaced with local voices.

In the past six months a few notable Queens based journalists from several newspapers have left for greener pastures.

Is it a trend to watch?

This week Brian Rafferty, Executive Editor of the Queens Tribune has left to work as a spokesman for the Long Island Railroad. In November, Connor Adams of the Times Ledger left his job to work for  The International Business Times, and so did Joseph Orovic the Deputy Editor of the Queens Tribune, who was on of the most politically knowledgeable journalists in Queens.

If anyone else decides to leave then its a certifiable trend. Is it political news? Absolutely. Savvy news connoisseurs should always be aware of whom exactly is reporting the news.

In an unrelated note, Republican Councilman Eric Ulrich’s communications director Conor Greene jumped ship to  take a job in the office of Councilman David Greenfield, a Democrat from Brooklyn. No one leaves a staff position without cause. Rumor has it he got tired of fetching Ulrich’s morning coffee with a double shot of Sambuca.

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