For 22 1/2 Days I was a Staff Photographer at Newsday – by Andy Jacobsohn


Terrence O’Brien, the Founding Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, at the Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison. (June 5, 2013)

NYC-based photographer Andy Jacobsohn worked as a staffer at Newsday for 22 1/2 days and shares some photos he took during that period of time.

For 22 and a half days I had my dream job as a staff photographer for Newsday. Working for their web-only publication Newsday Westchester, I shot stills and videos for the publication that served Westchester and Rockland counties and several other counties north of New York City.

On Wednesday, June 26, the staff was called into the conference rooms of our newsrooms in Yonkers and Manhattan, and the newspaper’s publisher announced the entire operation would cease immediately. Only a few hours later the site’s tombstone was unveiled.

Continue reading and see more photos on Andy’s blog.


Kwazi Peters and his son, Elijah, 5, both of Yonkers, walk along Riverdale Avenue while on their way to a deli before heading home on a rainy day in Yonkers. (June 10, 2013)


A student studies in a classroom as board members of the East Ramapo Central School District give Newsday for a tour of Ramapo Senior High School after complaints of vermin, mold and air quality issues were reported in the school district. (June 11, 2013)


Kaylynn Tejera, 17, center left, and Amanda Kozlek, 15, wrestle on the lawn between Brandon Alves, 19, on left, and Alexa Estevez, 16, all of Yonkers, as they wait for the opening of the Tibbetts Brook Park pool on the first day of summer in Yonkers. (June 21, 2013)


Family members embrace following the 117th commencement exercise of Yonkers Middle/High School at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (June 20, 2013)

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