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August 3, 2011

On August 11 at Galapagos, my (brief) lecture: "Why Atlantic Yards Makes Me Angry (and Makes Me a Better Journalist)"

Atlantic Yards Report

On August 11, at the Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO (directions), I'll be participating in the "Get Smart" lecture series. Doors open at [updated times] 6:30 pm and the event starts at 7:30 pm.

The title of my talk is "Why Atlantic Yards Makes Me Angry (and Makes Me a Better Journalist)".

(The entrance fee is $20. I expect to have some free tickets, and will announce later in the week if they're available.)

Here's one example of something that sparked my anger and pushed me to do a better job: the New York Times's inadequate coverage of the Barclays Center naming rights agreement, and my unsuccessful effort, at least with the newspaper's Public Editor, to challenge the claim that the deal is still worth "nearly $400 million."

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Posted by eric at August 3, 2011 9:01 AM