A grassroots organization is stepping up its efforts to combat harassment on the streets, buses and trains.For years, Holla Back NYC has been encouraging women to snap pictures of cat callers and harassers, and post the photos on the group's site. Now the founders want to make that process easier. They are planning to launch an iPhone application this summer that will immediately send the photo and other information to a database. From there, Holla Back will compile data that organizers hope will encourage greater enforcement of anti-harassment laws in the city.
What is the NYCity News Service? The NYCity News Service is a new multi-media, Web-based wire service that feeds New York neighborhood stories to news organizations – including newspapers, broadcast stations, wire services and Internet service providers – throughout the world.Where is the News Service based? The News Service is based in Midtown Manhattan and run out of a state-of-the-art multi-media newsroom at the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. The news service aims to serve as a graphic example of how print, broadcast and online techniques are converging in the multi-media news desk of the future.Who provides the content? Stories and other content are reported, written and prepared by students, under the close supervision of the school’s News Service Director and professors – all veteran journalists, led by Dean Stephen B. Shepard.