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Donald Trump cancels meeting with The New York Times

Update, 9:45 a.m.: A spokesperson for the Trump campaign has told CNN that the meeting is back on, contradicting the president-elect's previous statements. A planned session between the leadership of The New York Times and Donald Trump is no longer on the schedule, according to an early-morning tweetstorm from the president-elect. I cancelled today's meeting … Read More
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President-elect Donald Trump resumes his attack on the press

That didn't take long. Less than a week after the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday took up his ongoing crusade against journalists with a trio of tweets aimed at The New York Times: The @nytimes states today that DJT believes "more countries should acquire nuclear weapons." How dishonest are they. I never said this! … Read More
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New York Times publisher: We will cover President Trump fairly

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger on Friday told the newsroom in an email that President-elect Donald Trump would be covered "fairly" and "without bias." In the note, sent to staffers at noon, Sulzberger hearkened back to an old motto of the newspaper first instituted by Adolph Ochs, the pioneering editor who transformed the Times in its early years: "To … Read More
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Layoffs hit The Wall Street Journal

America's business newspaper of record is cutting its staff today, part of an effort to streamline its newsroom during an industry-wide print advertising slump. On the chopping block is The Journal's Greater New York section, which is being folded into the paper's broader coverage of New York. Staffers on the Greater New York section were notified of the layoffs in … Read More
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The New York Times thinks it can add a million more digital subscribers

A weak third quarter at The New York Times isn't slowing down the company's digital ambitions. CEO Mark Thompson told analysts in a conference call that he believes the Times can add a million, maybe even several million, digital subscribers over the next few years. In just the third quarter, the Times showed a net increase of 116,000 subscribers to … Read More
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Why The New York Times is buying The Wirecutter for $30 million

Rather than building its affiliate linking business from scratch, The New York Times has decided to buy one. The newspaper, which years ago charted a strategy of selling off its satellite publications, has made an exception to purchase one, The New York Times announced this morning. It will pay $30 million for The Wirecutter, the 5-year-old tech review outlet … Read More
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With new investment, BuzzFeed would be worth almost as much as The New York Times

Last night's news that NBCUniversal (a broadcast company) was investing in BuzzFeed (a digital media company) for a valuation that approaches The New York Times (a legacy company) sent journalists to Twitter to discuss the comparisons: BuzzFeed is now worth $1.7B https://t.co/okZNPZNYjs How that compares in publishing:Vice $4BNYT $1.8BTime $1.4B … Read More
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Print advertising woes are getting worse

The first half of 2016 was financially bleak for newspaper organizations; the second may be even worse. The same day The Wall Street Journal reported a deep global decline in print advertising, McClatchy led off the third quarter earnings season Wednesday, posting a $9.8 million net loss on revenues of $234.7 million. McClatchy was able to grow digital … Read More
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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger named deputy publisher at The New York Times

The New York Times on Wednesday named Arthur Gregg Sulzberger to the position of deputy publisher, setting him up to succeed his father at the head of the family business when he retires. Sulzberger, the son of New York Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., will begin as deputy publisher in November and work "in all facets" of The New … Read More
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The New York Times legal department is still waiting for a reply from Donald Trump

At The New York Times, reporters aren't the only ones who can write fast. David McCraw, an attorney for the newspaper, drew praise on social media last week after his legal rebuttal to Donald Trump's retraction request went viral. Among other things, the letter suggested Trump would not win a libel case against the The New York Times for … Read More
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Weighing the decision to publish new allegations against Trump

The last 15 hours have provided a real-time lesson on the ethics of publishing serious accusations with an election looming. Wednesday night, The New York Times quoted one woman who said Donald Trump groped her on an airplane in the early 1980s. Another woman told the Times Trump kissed her on the mouth without consent in 2005 at Trump … Read More
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Donald Trump threatens to sue The New York Times over sexual harassment story

Lawyers representing Donald Trump are issuing a full-throated denial and threatening to sue after a New York Times report detailed allegations of sexual harassment by the Republican nominee for president. On Wednesday, the Trump campaign published a letter to New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet from the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman saying the Times article … Read More
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NYT to partner with division of Google's parent company to expand comments

While many news organizations are closing down their comment sections, The New York Times is using technology to double down. Today, the Times announced a commenting-focused partnership with Jigsaw, the technology skunkworks of Google's parent company, Alphabet. The newspaper is working with Jigsaw to create a new moderation system that will increase the speed at which comments are … Read More
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