Nicholas Confessore

Nicholas Confessore is a political correspondent on the National Desk of The New York Times.[1]

Nick Confessore
Nicholas F Confessore

May 17, 1976 (age 42)

Early life

Confessore grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College High School. He was a politics major at Princeton University, class of 1998. While at Princeton, he wrote for the weekly student newspaper, the Nassau Weekly.[2]


Confessore was previously an editor at the Washington Monthly[3] and a staff writer for The American Prospect. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe,, and other publications. At the age of 28, he won the 2003 Livingston Award for national reporting.[4]

He was part of a team of reporters who covered the downfall of New York governor Eliot Spitzer. He also won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting and the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award for deadline reporting[5] from the Society of Professional Journalists.[6]

He shared two Gerald Loeb Awards: the 2015 award for Beat Reporting for the story "Lobbying in America",[7] and the 2016 award for Images/Graphics/Interactives for the story "Making Data Visual".[8]

Confessore wrote several critical stories in 2018 about social networking company Facebook. He is a cousin of the Winklevoss twins.


  1. ^ Nicholas Confessore, The New York Times. Retrieved February 2011.
  2. ^ Confessore, Nicholas. "Improving race relations". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  3. ^ Confessore, Nicholas, "Paradise Glossed", June 2004, Washington Monthly. Retrieved February 2011.
  4. ^ 2003 Winners, The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Deadline reporting" is defined on the Society of Professional Journalists website as "published in the issue that directly follows the event". Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award Honorees". Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  7. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2015 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  8. ^ Daillak, Jonathan (June 29, 2016). "UCLA Anderson School honors 2016 Gerald Loeb Award winners". UCLA. Retrieved January 31, 2019.

External links

197th New York State Legislature

The 197th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 3, 2007, to December 31, 2008, during Eliot Spitzer's and the early part of David Paterson's governorship, in Albany.

Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is an American think tank in the field of international affairs. Founded in 1961, it provides a forum for international political, business, and intellectual leaders. It manages ten regional centers and functional programs related to international security and global economic prosperity. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.. It is a member of the Atlantic Treaty Association.

BlueMountain Capital

BlueMountain Capital Management is a privately owned diversified alternative asset manager founded in 2003 and operating in the United States' and global investment industry.

Cloister Inn

Cloister Inn is one of the undergraduate eating clubs at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Founded in 1912, Cloister occupies a neo-Gothic building on Prospect Avenue, between Cap and Gown Club and Charter Club. Cloister closed temporarily in 1972, becoming open to all Princeton alumni, before reopening as an undergraduate club in 1977. The club is "sign-in", meaning that it selects its members from a lottery process rather than the bicker process used by several of the eating clubs. Cloister typically attracts an athletic crowd and its members often include a number of Olympians. The official motto of the club is “Where everybody knows your name”.

Cooler Heads Coalition

The Cooler Heads Coalition is a politically conservative "informal and ad-hoc group" in the United States, financed and operated by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The group, which opposes the scientific consensus on climate change, is known to promote falsehoods about climate change and has been characterized as a leader in efforts to stop the government from addressing climate change.

Fisher, Bendeck and Potter

Fisher, Bendeck & Potter is an American law firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Founding partner Jeffrey Fisher has been named one of the nation's top 10 divorce attorneys by Worth magazine, and the firm has represented clients in the divorces of several CEOs and major sports figures.

Fishtown, Philadelphia

Fishtown is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Located immediately northeast of Center City, its borders are somewhat disputed today due to many factors, but are roughly defined by the triangle created by the Delaware River, Frankford Avenue, and York Street. Some newer residents expand the area to Lehigh Avenue, while some older residents shrink the area to Norris Street. It is served by the Market–Frankford Line rapid transit subway/elevated line of the SEPTA system. Fishtown is known as a working class and working poor Irish Catholic neighborhood. Recently, however, the neighborhood has seen a large influx of young urban professionals and gentrification.The name "Fishtown" is derived from the area's former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River. The name comes from the fact that a number of 18th and early 19th centuries German and German American families bought up the fishing rights on both sides of the Delaware River from Trenton Falls down to Cape May, New Jersey. Also, in the early 18th century, an English colonist was fabled to have caught the largest shad in the world in the Delaware River.

The apocryphal local legend traces the name of Fishtown to Charles Dickens, who purportedly visited the neighborhood in March 1842, but records show this to be false, as it was named Fishtown prior to his visit.

Fix the Debt

Fix the Debt is a group of executives and former legislators who campaign for deficit reduction and tax reform. The Campaign to Fix the Debt was founded in July 2012 by Erskine Bowles and Al Simpson. The Campaign comprises a variety of socio-economic and political views and engages business and government leaders alongside American citizens.

Gerald Loeb Award winners for Images, Graphics, Interactives, and Visuals

The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. This category was first awarded as "Images/Visuals" in 2013–2015, and then as "Images/Graphics/Interactives" in 2016–2018.

Grace Church School

Grace Church School is a private school whose original building is located at 86 Fourth Avenue between East 10th and East 12th Streets in the East Village neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The school was founded in 1894 by the Grace Church as the first choir boarding school in New York City. The private day school, which much resembles the school today, began in 1934. Grace Church School's High School Division opened in 2012 and is located at 46 Cooper Square. In the 2015-16 school year, the school opened for the first time as a Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade program.In 1947 Grace became a co-educational school and was admitted to the Guild of Independent Schools of New York City. In the following decade the school began to expand its facilities to accommodate a growing student body. From the original 16 choristers, Grace has grown to its current enrollment of more than 725 students drawn from a wide variety of ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds.While the school has continued its close relationship with Grace Church, since 1972 it has been governed by an independent Board of Trustees, and it is a fully accredited member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Grace Church School is also a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. In 2006, the School became a legal entity separate from the Church, and now owns the buildings at 84-96 Fourth Avenue, including the historic and landmarked church houses Clergy House, Memorial House and Neighborhood House.The Grace Church School's high school building is located in Cooper Square. It opened in 2011.

Jenny Beth Martin

Jenny Beth Martin is the co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, and a columnist for The Washington Times. In February 2010, Martin was named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Leaders. She is the co-author of Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution.

Joseph Bruno

Joseph Louis Bruno (born April 8, 1929) is an American businessman and Republican politician from upstate New York. Bruno served in the New York State Senate from 1977 to 2008, and was Senate Majority Leader from 1994 to 2008. Bruno was convicted of federal corruption charges in 2009, but his conviction was overturned on appeal and a subsequent retrial resulted in an acquittal.

Livingston Award

The Livingston Awards at the University of Michigan are American journalism awards issued to media professionals under the age of 35 for local, national, and international reporting. They are the largest, all-media, general reporting prizes in America. Popularly referred to as the Pulitzer for the Young, the awards have recognized the early talent of journalists, including Michele Norris, Christiane Amanpour, David Remnick, Ira Glass, J. R. Moehringer, Thomas Friedman, Rick Atkinson, David Isay, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Tom Ashbrook, Nicholas Confessore, C. J. Chivers, Michael S. Schmidt and Charles Sennot.

Nassau Weekly

Nassau Weekly is a weekly student newspaper of Princeton University. Published every Sunday, the paper contains a blend of campus, local, and national news; reviews of films and bands; original art, fiction and poetry; and other college-oriented material, notably including "Verbatim," a weekly overheard-on-campus column.

The paper was co-founded in 1979 by Princeton University students and University Press Club members Robert Faggen, later a professor of literature at Claremont-McKenna College, Marc Fisher, later a columnist for The Washington Post, and David Remnick, who became editor of The New Yorker in 1998.

National Nurses United

National Nurses United (NNU) is the largest organization of registered nurses in the United States. The NNU was founded through the merging of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, the United American Nurses, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association.


PlaNYC was a strategic plan released by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2007 to prepare the city for one million more residents, strengthen the economy, combat climate change, and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The plan brought together over 25 City agencies to work toward the vision of a greener, greater New York and significant progress was made towards the long-term goals over the following years.

PlaNYC specifically targeted ten areas of interest: Housing and Neighborhoods; Parks and Public Spaces; Brownfields; Waterways; Water Supply; Transportation; Energy; Air Quality; Solid Waste; and Climate Change.

Over 97% of the 127 initiatives in PlaNYC were launched within one-year of its release and almost two-thirds of its 2009 milestones were achieved or mostly achieved. The plan was updated in 2011 and was expanded to 132 initiatives and more than 400 specific milestones for December 31, 2013.

Daniel L. Doctoroff, the deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding, led the team of experts that developed the plan, which The New York Times called the Bloomberg administration’s "most far-reaching"—"its fate could determine whether his administration will be remembered as truly transformative."In April 2015, an updated strategic document outlining city policies for inclusive growth, sustainability, and resilience to climate change was released as One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City or OneNYC.

Regnery Publishing

Regnery Publishing is a conservative book publisher based in Washington, D.C. An imprint of Salem Media Group, it is led by president Marji Ross. The company was founded by Henry Regnery in 1947.Regnery has published books by authors such as former Republican Party chairman Haley Barbour, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, columnist Michelle Malkin, Robert Spencer, pundit David Horowitz, Vice President Mike Pence and his family and Barbara Olson.

USA Next

USA Next (also known as USA United Generations), formerly known as the United Seniors Association, is a United States lobbyist group whose slogan is "Building a Legacy of Freedom for America's Families". It presents itself as a conservative senior citizens organization. The group is a 501(c)(4) organization. Since 2001, Charles Jarvis has led the group.

According to the group's website, "USA United Generations and USA NEXT are grassroots projects of United Seniors Association (USA) which is celebrating its 13th anniversary as the non-partisan, 1.5 million-plus nationwide grassroots network Uniting the Generations for America’s Future." [1]

United Seniors Association took in $26.6 million in revenue for 2003 according to the group's IRS form 990.

USA Next presents itself as an interest group for senior citizens as an alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is homelessness for young people.

Youth homelessness is a significant social issue globally, both in developing countries and many developed countries. In developing countries, research and preventions has mostly been focussing on "street children", while in developed countries, central concerns in the research and prevention involve breakdown in family relationships and other causes that lead to young people leaving home. The term "street children" also includes street workers who are not actually homeless.The exact definition of youth homelessness varies by region. In the United States, a homeless youth is someone who is under the age of 21 and is unable to safely live at a relative, and has no other safe alternative living arrangement. In Australia, there are three categories of homelessness which include those who live from one emergency shelter to another (in homeless shelters of 'couch surfing') as well as those living in accommodation that falls below minimum community standards (boarding houses and caravan parks).Homeless people, and homeless organizations, are sometimes accused or convicted of fraudulent behaviour. Criminals are also known to exploit homeless people, ranging from identity theft to tax and welfare scams. These incidents often leads to negative connotations on the homeless.

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