Posts Tagged 'New York Daily News'

NPPA Protests JetBlue’s Treatment of Photographer

The National Press Photographers Association has come out in support of photographer Steven Sunshine, a New York Daily News contributing photographer, who was taking photos of blizzard-induced flight delays at JFK airport in December. JetBlue security personnel told Sunshine he should have requested clearance three days earlier, despite the fact that the Sunday storm’s severity was not known until the day before. Sunshine was escorted out of the terminal and, when he filed a complaint with the Port Authority Police, which oversees the airport, they threatened to pull his credentials.

“For you to have singled out Mr. Sunshine, who identified himself as a credentialed press photographer is an insult to our profession and members, who are also part of the flying public. While I appreciate your concerns for the safety of your patrons and employees I would hope that you can understand that photography/videography by itself is not a dangerous or pernicious activity.”

Source: NPPA Advocacy Committee

NYC Doorman K.O.’s Photographer

Screen grab: Gawker

One New York City doorman takes his job really seriously — so seriously he punched out photographer Tim Wiencis outside an Upper East Side building for trying to get a shot of  the wife of latest Ponzi scheme mastermind Ken Starr. The doorman was arrested for assault.

It should be noted that Wiencis was on a public sidewalk covering a news event as part of his job, and the doorman was certainly out of line — inexplicably resorting to violence to protect…what? A very possible criminal who lives in his building. It doesn’t seem worth it.

Article from New York Daily News (via Gawker)

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