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An all-star cast of media journalists served on the panel of "Reporting Real Estate," part of BuildingsNY 2002 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a large convention center on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by architects I. M. Pei and partners. The revolutionary space frame structure was built in 1986 and named for New York Senator Jacob K. . The show is the largest, most extensive real estate trade show and convention on the eastern seaboard. It is sponsored by the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of

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) and produced by Reed Exhibitions.

On the "Reporting Real Estate" panel were Natalie Keith, editor of Real Estate Weekly; Janet Morrissey, reporter at Dow Jones Dow Jones

the best known of several U.S. indexes of movements in price on Wall Street. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 202]

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 Newswire; Stacey Corso, editor of Real Estate New York; and Lois Weiss, reporter at the New York Post The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily.[3] Since 1976, it has been owned by Australian-born billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and is one of the 10  and editor of the weekly newsblast. David Platter, a partner at Quinn & Co. public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most  and communications, moderated. The discussion touched on various topics pertaining per·tain  
intr.v. per·tained, per·tain·ing, per·tains
1. To have reference; relate: evidence that pertains to the accident.

 to reporting and NY real estate.

What makes the news?

"Since we are a wire service, our main goal is to get the news to the public first before anyone else scoops the story," said Morrissey. "The top news always makes the wire, such as mergers, breaking stories, and profiles on companies."

Weiss added that, "At The Post, all the stories must break or advance the news with fresh, lively information whether they are trend stories, breaking news or my column pieces that tend to have a gossipy edge." On the other hand, Weiss noted, "In, I have an opportunity to showcase tri-state news, brokers, mortgages, smaller deals and insider details that may not make it into The Post."

"We rely a lot on the industry to gear us in the direction that our stories should take," said Corso. "Since our magazine is based on the New York metro-area, we have the ability to take an in-depth view of the NY commercial real estate market."

What are your feelings about the industry?

"I am optimistic op·ti·mist  
1. One who usually expects a favorable outcome.

2. A believer in philosophical optimism.

 about the industry, because we report its news and the stories are starting to pick-up slowly," said Keith. "People still want to work and live in NY, which is a good sign that it will rebound."

"The stories our panelists write can literally move markets, make or break deals and puncture inflated egos," said Nicholas LaPorte, Jr., executive director the ABO.

Dean Russo, industry vice-president for Reed Exhibitions, added, "We are grateful these leading journalists made time to be there. The behind-the-scenes scoop on how they do their job was fascinating for the audience."
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Title Annotation:Reporting Real Estate at BuildingsNY 2002
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
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Date:Jul 10, 2002
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