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NYT memo on editing cuts: '...we believe it was deliberate, fair and necessary.'

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn have updated the newspaper of record's staff in a memo about changes to the editing structure and process. "We have taken some critical steps in remaking our editing system for the digital age. More than 100 editors, mainly from the copy desk but also from other parts of the … Read More
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New York Times copy desk to top editors: 'You have turned your backs on us'

New York Times copy editors facing staff cuts or new jobs in a re-imagined editing system sent a letter to the newspaper's two top editors Wednesday protesting the oncoming changes. The letter, to Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn, comes after a committee at The Times interviewed editors for reconstituted jobs at the paper. "Dear Dean … Read More
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With its new newsletter, The New York Times wants to help you live your best life (and plug some money-making links)

Last year, a timeless story began making the rounds on social media. "A toolkit for women seeking a raise," from The New York Times, imparted enduring advice: Be proactive. Be prepared. Anticipate your boss' reaction. The story saw a flurry of tweets and Facebook shares despite its somewhat antiquated publication date: May 14, 2010. Patient zero for the story … Read More
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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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