David Kopel, a nationally-recognized Second Amendment attorney with the Independence Institute in Denver, first told FOX31 Denver about the alleged incident Saturday. He referred us to Korrine Aguirre, who, it now appears, concocted an elaborate but false story.Kopel has been visiting faculty at Poynter and recently spoke at a Poynter seminar on how to cover guns. (more...)
“That is inviolate, and the standards are very clear,” Michele McNally, assistant managing editor for photography, told me. The Times does not stage news photographs, or alter them digitally. (more...)
Gregory J. Millman writes about the IRS nabbing his phone records in 1991: “Outside the DOJ, any law-enforcement entity with subpoena power can obtain phone records without notice.”
To this date, I do not know how many of my phone records, covering what period of time, went to the investigator working on both the IRS and DOJ investigations of a tax story published in 1991. The government never told me and the telephone company refused to release the information. I never again phoned my sources on that story. Maybe that’s what people mean by “chilling effect.”
It took The New York Times hundreds of hours to hand code "Snow Fall." ...we made a replica in an hour.(more...)
AP photographer Sue Ogrocki talks about photographing children at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., Monday.
In the 30 minutes that I was outside the destroyed school, I photographed about a dozen children pulled from the rubble.
I focused my lens on each one of them. Some looked dazed. Some cried. Others seemed terrified.
But they were alive.
I know that some students were among those who died in the tornado, but for a moment, there was hope in the devastation.
Two years later, armed men shot up the Nuevo Laredo office, leaving a reporter paralyzed. Afterward, the paper installed bulletproof glass and fortified walls. (more...)
At Columbia Business School Sunday, New York Times Co. President and CEO Mark Thompson spoke to new MBAs about “conventional wisdom and all the apparently excellent advice that flows from it.”
Take my industry. The movies are finished. TV advertising is dead. Exactly what happened to music will happen to TV. Nobody wants news anymore. No one will ever pay for anything on the internet. Not just said, but said widely and widely believed. And – for the most part and within the time horizon which the prophets themselves were suggesting – just plain wrong.