The New York Times

The New York Times announces newsroom strategy review as print declines continue

Digital up, print down was nearly a refrain as The New York Times reported fourth quarter and full year financial results today. For instance digital-only subscriptions grew 53,000 year-to-year, roughly 5 percent, in the quarter. However print circulation was down 6.9 percent daily and 4.4 percent Sunday. CEO Mark Thompson said that he expects to add another 50,000 digital … Read More

Are you ready to cover (and work through) Blizzard 2016?

On Monday, WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show will launch a reboot with a tighter local focus. "The ethos of the show is to be the meeting place for conversations Washingtonians care about," said Michael Martinez, a producer for the show. "In that sense, the storm is gonna be the conversation on Monday, and this will put us smack dab … Read More

20 years ago, a bunch of journalists huddled around a boxy monitor to watch The New York Times meet the Web

Twenty years ago, The New York Times launched NYTimes.com, making its journalism available to subscribers "the night before they receive the physical newspaper," Rich Meislin, senior editor of information and technology, told staff in a memo on Jan. 22, 1996. Needless to say, it would also engage the part of our mandate concerning giving the newspaper experience in the … Read More

Virtual reality: A new frontier in journalism ethics

The sun is shining. Oleg, a Ukrainian boy of 11, smiles as he bikes down a street lined with trees and ruined houses. His companion rides slightly behind, gesturing into the distance and shouting. This scene from "The Displaced" stands apart from the others. Much of the 11-minute film from The New York Times Magazine is harsh and unforgiving, … Read More

Dean Baquet: San Bernardino coverage revealed systemic failure at The New York Times

An error-laden story that faulted federal officials for failing to properly screen San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik has revealed "a system failure" at The New York Times, Executive Editor Dean Baquet said Friday in an interview with Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. The story, which was published on the front page of Sunday's edition of The New York Times, erroneously … Read More

NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan will depart in 2016

Margaret Sullivan will conclude her tenure as public editor of The New York Times when her four-year contract expires in eight months, she told Poynter today. "Yes, I am headed into the home stretch of my four-year term," she said in an email. "The role really requires an outsider's perspective, so I've thought all along that having a clear time … Read More

New York Times public editor: The worst job in journalism?

You really don't want to replace Margaret Sullivan. Being public editor of The New York Times may be the worst job in journalism. No, perhaps it's the worst in the entire American labor force. She's had it for nearly four years, labored honorably, and will voluntarily leave next year, it was disclosed Friday. I bet the Bureau of Labor … Read More

NPR and The New York Times teamed up to make election reporting faster

Although its monopoly on election night race calls has weakened in recent years, The Associated Press is still the authority when it's time to tell America who won (and who lost) an election. That's why journalists are bound to pay attention when The AP changes the way it distributes race calls and polling returns to its network of subscribers. Read More

International New York Times article censored for second time this week

The New York Times Company | The Associated Press The New York Times' oft-cited mission to report the news without fear or favor has repeatedly run afoul of a government that's using both. For the third time in as many months, a printer in Thailand has refused to publish an item from The International New York Times that … Read More

New York Times makes changes to Carpetbagger blog

The New York Times The Carpetbagger, The New York Times' reported review of Hollywood's awards season, has been given a new home on the website and adopted a format that promises to be "less frenetic" in the coming months. The blog, once distinguished by insouciant insights from late "Media Equation" columnist David Carr, has been removed from The … Read More

The New York Times will use an algorithm to moderate many of its comments

The New York Times The New York Times will adopt a more automated commenting system in the coming months, a change intended to clear away frustrations with an existing setup that places undue emphasis on the site's verified commenters, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan reported Friday. Under the new system, the Times will rely on an … Read More

Career Beat: Yamiche Alcindor joins The New York Times

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Matt McConico is now news director for WPMT in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, he was news director at KRNV in Reno, Nevada. (Rick Gevers) Yamiche Alcindor will be a reporter at The New York Times. She is a reporter at USA TODAY. (@Yamiche) David Leonhardt … Read More

Google Cardboard: Novelty or Useful?

New York Times distributed Google Cardboard to its subscribers so they can watch New York Times virtual reality stories. (Photo by Bill Mitchell)Somewhere in a box, I have a cue cat, a device that emerged 15 years ago as the next cool navigator of digital content. Its final destination after an investment of $185 million? Oblivion. I was … Read More