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FOIL review methodology

Beginning on Dec. 12, 2014, The New York World and MuckRock filed a total of 344 Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to 86 separate agencies across New York. Each agency received the same four requests: a list of employees a log of FOIL requests a list of records maintained by the agency (often referred […]

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Access denied: MetroFocus interview

New York World reporter Jie Jenny Zou was interviewed as part of a segment on MetroFocus, a WNET/WLIW public policy program, that focused on New York’s prison nursery programs for female inmates. Photo: Flickr/Thomas Hawk

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Reinauer Twin tugboat and barge on the Hudson River on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the Port of Albany in Albany, N.Y. (Cindy Schultz / Times

A risky cargo on the Hudson River: WNYC interview

New York World reporter Harry Stevens joined the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard’s failure to implement new inspection and safety rules to govern the tugboats responsible for transporting barges full of crude oil down the Hudson River, a relatively new and growing industry.

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Housing the unwanted: WNYC interview

New York World reporter Jie Jenny Zou stopped by WNYC’s All Things Considered to discuss the challenge the state faces in effectively enforcing residency restrictions for sex offenders while still assisting their reentry into society.    

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Pictures from an inauguration

From the public to the political elite, guests at the swearing in of New York City’s new mayor, comptroller and public advocate show the event through their eyes, as captured by CityBeat

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