Monday, November 07, 2011 12:00 AM

DP occupies NYT

Quietly escaping the attention of the mainstream media, a group of DP editors and reporters joined the "Occupy" movement November 4 by staging an occupation of The New York Times.

DP staff The visit was organized by Eric Dash '02, a reporter at the Times and member of the DPAA Board of Directors. He was joined in hosting the DP staff members by Alan Schwarz '90, a Times sports reporter.

The DP contingent broke into three groups for a tour of the newsroom, and then sat with Dash, Schwarz and several of their New York Times colleagues, including Louise Story, Brian Stelter and Jacques Steinberg, for a question-and-answer discussion.

"We talked a lot more about college journalism," than the operations of tie Times, said DP Managing Editor Unnati Dass, as well as issues in journalism ethics and "general big-picture advice which actually turned out to be really tangible and really, really cool."

"We have to try and do something like this every year if possible," said Dass. "This was very exciting for everyone who went, and really pumped everyone up."
At the end of the summer, a group of DP editors traveled to New York for another media day, visiting The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post. That trip was coordinated by DPAA President David Burrick '06, who works at Huffington Post parent AOL.

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