Magazine article The Quill

N.Y. Indian Nation Bans Paper from Territory

Magazine article The Quill

N.Y. Indian Nation Bans Paper from Territory

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The Oneida Indian Nation of New York has banned all Syracuse Post-Standard reporters from its news conferences and territory, including Turning Stone Casino Resort, because of what it considers to be negative coverage of the tribe.

"We're disappointed, because we, of course, believe that openness is essential to achieve a thorough report on any topic" Executive Editor Michael J. Connor said.

Connor said that the newspaper would continue to cover the Nation's news conferences.

On June 28, the Nation said that it has not stopped talking to other media, The Associated Press reported.

Tribal Judge Stewart Hancock said the ban does not apply to his courtroom, according to the Post-Standard.

Oneida communications director David Hollis said the Nation took the action after Post-Standard reporter Glenn Coin wrote a series of articles that "took positive accomplishments by the Nation and cast them in a negative light. …

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