Erik Wemple: Journal News


Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Journal News legacy spreads

The story of the controversial gun databases published by the Journal News in New York didn't end when it took down the record. It persists in state legislatures.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Journal News takes down gun maps

After weeks and weeks of pressure and negative publicity, the Journal News is taking down its gun maps.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Journal News

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/16/2013

O'Keefe on Journal News: 'I wanted to measure the courage of their convictions'

James O'Keefe set out to tell a story about media hypocrisy and the debate over guns in America. It is must-watch video for Journal News watchers.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James O'Keefe, Journal News, Project Veritas

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/15/2013

How the New York Times scored its Journal News interviews

Reporter Christine Haughney refused to take the newspaper's no for an answer.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News, New York Times

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Journal News deploys Fifth Avenue firm to reject interview requests

The Journal News apparently needs assistance in saying no to interview requests about its controversial gun maps.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/14/2013

'No pattern' of crime related to Journal News maps, says police official

A top police official says it's premature to talk of a link between a burglary and a newspaper's maps of gun-permit holders' homes.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Chong, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Fox News ambushes Journal News

After a N.Y. newspaper shuts down inquiries about its gun maps, a Fox producer goes a-knocking.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, Jeanine Pirro, Journal News

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Journal News maps: N.Y. senator raises questions about burglary

A New York senator alleges that a burglary in White Plains could well be tied to the controversial maps published by the Journal News.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Ed Schultz and the right to know if a teacher is packing

Utah grade school teacher tells MSNBC host that parents and students needn't know if she has a gun in the classroom.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:50 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Schultz, Journal News, MSNBC

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Gawker publishes N.Y.C. gun-permit holders

How true is it that the Journal News is placing many, many people in danger with its database of gun-permit holders? Gawker raises a question or two.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gawker, Journal News

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/07/2013

NYT: Journal News story was a hasty production

Newspaper got gun-permit data quickly, discussed its publication cursorily, and -- voila -- published it.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Journal News, New York Times

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Rockland County Sheriff: Keep gun permits from media

Top law enforcement official in Rockland says he has to prepare for the worst and doesn't want this information getting out.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:42 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Rockland County police: No spike in break-ins since Journal News story

Sheriff's official says he's seen no crime spike associated with the Journal News's gun story and maps. But he's concerned about police officer safety.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:31 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Westchester county exec: 'Criminals are still deciding which house they're going to hit'

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has serious concerns about the public safety impact of the Journal News's story and map on gun permit holders.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Cancel your Journal News subscriptions, urges N.Y. senator

Greg Ball continues bashing the newspaper for printing the names and addresses of gun permit holders.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Journal News

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 01/02/2013

The 4 mistakes of the Journal News

The mistakes of the Journal News span a great deal of things -- its story on gun permits, its maps of gun-permit holders, and so much more.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:36 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Journal News, Sandy Hook shootings

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Gun owner: Newspaper 'put me on the same level as a sex offender'

Veronica Hash isn't happy with the Journal News, which placed her name and address on an interactive map of gun permit holders in New York.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun permits, Journal News