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The New York Times is teaming up with Alphabet's Jigsaw to expand its comments

Comments have seen better days. In the last few years, several news organizations — NPR, Reuters and Recode, among them — have eliminated their comments sections because the internet can be a dark and terrible place. One by one, financially challenged news organizations have thrown up their hands in exasperation and declared that they have better things to … Read More
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The New York Times has changed the headline on its Katy Tur profile (again)

The New York Times showed this weekend that Twitter can be a serviceable public editor, at least when it comes to copy editing. On Saturday, the newspaper tweaked a headline on its profile of NBC News correspondent Katy Tur after criticism that the original headline, "Katy Tur Is Tougher Than She Looks," was sexist. The new headline read: "Katy … Read More
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Contradicted by Comey, The New York Times stands by its reporting

After re-examining its Feb. 14 article alleging contacts between members of the Trump campaign and senior Russian intelligence officials during the run-up to the election, The New York Times announced Thursday that it stands by its reporting, despite testimony to the contrary from former FBI Director James Comey. "The New York Times has published an examination of Mr. Read More
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Comey calls New York Times report 'not true,' admits he triggered key leak

Former FBI Director James Comey offered a vivid look at the nexus of politics and press in Washington Thursday as he revealed he disclosed to the press a key memo about a meeting with President Trump. It was a tale of revenge that could come back to haunt the president. If there was a sliver of a doubt about Comey's … Read More
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New York Times copy editors were just told how to (try to) keep their jobs

As The New York Times makes cuts on its copy desk to shift the balance of the newsroom to reporters, it's looking for staffers with all the staples of traditional copy editing plus refined technical know-how and an "interest in changing/developing technologies." Earlier this morning, an email went out to the staff of The New York Times that outlined … Read More
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New York Times editing cuts mean doing more with less. Will credibility suffer?

The internet went nuts Wednesday when President Trump tweeted an unfinished, unpunctuated thought with a mysteriously misspelled word — “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” — leaving the world bewildered over his meaning. Trump’s Twitter feed and official White House statements are notorious for such typos — misspelling “attaker,” asking "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my … Read More
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The New York Times killed the public editor job just when it's needed most

No, New York Times! Not the public editor! Why, with trust in news organizations at an all-time low, would you cut the one position dedicated to holding your journalists to account in public? We need you to reconsider. We know you can pay for it. Thanks to a big increase in subscribers (whom the public editor represents!) your … Read More
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New York Times publisher explains why he decided to kill the public editor job

The job of watchdogging New York Times journalists "cannot be outsourced to a single intermediary," so The New York Times has decided to eliminate the public editor job, publisher Arthur Sulzberger wrote in a note to staff Wednesday. "The public editor position, created in the aftermath of a grave journalistic scandal, played a crucial part in rebuilding our readers’ trusts … Read More
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New York Times will offer buyouts to editors in push to transform editing

The New York Times plans to release "more information by the end of the month" about a buyout program for editors amid a much-anticipated reduction of the editing staff. The buyout program will also be offered to some staffers across the newsroom, according to a memo sent to the newsroom this morning by Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor … Read More
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A.G. Sulzberger, deputy publisher, will run The New York Times' opinion pages

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger will take responsibility for the opinion pages of The New York Times from his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., according to an internal announcement circulated at the company this afternoon, the latest in a series of moves intended to prepare the younger Sulzberger for eventual leadership of The New York Times. At The New York Times, the … Read More
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Why The New York Times isn't diving headfirst into international editions

When it comes to international news, The New York Times doesn't want to be BuzzFeed, HuffPost or The Guardian. It wants to be, well, The New York Times. Whereas other publishers are looking to lure massive new audiences with editions published in various languages, The New York Times is being deliberately conservative with its foreign-language offerings. It has Spanish- and … Read More
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The New York Times now has more than 2 million digital-only subscriptions

The more The New York Times gets trashed by President Trump, the more its subscriptions seem to surge. The New York Times on Wednesday reported the addition of 308,000 net digital subscribers in the first quarter of 2017, the most of any quarter in the newspaper's history, pushing it past the 2 million subscriber mark. Subscriptions to the company's … Read More
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As journalists prepare to party, President Trump blasts the press

President Trump wasted no time before skewering the media at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, calling the press "fake news" as journalists less than 200 miles away in Washington, D.C. were putting on ball gowns and bow ties for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "Media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are fake news. Fake news." Trump … Read More
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