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In Trump's America, the competition for investigative journalists is fierce

In the months since the election, America's major newsrooms have been recruiting investigative journalists with the knowledge and skills to dig into government institutions at the federal, state and local levels. The New York Times, BuzzFeed, ProPublica, The Washington Post and CNN have all posted or filled investigative reporting jobs in the days since the election, … Read More
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The New York Times and The Washington Post are at war, and everyone's winning

This weekend, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet took a shot at his rival, Washington Post boss Marty Baron. During an interview at South by Southwest Sunday, an audience member asked Baquet what he thought of The Washington Post's new slogan: "Democracy Dies in Darkness." "'I love our competition with The Washington Post,' Baquet said. 'I think it's … Read More
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After punishing layoffs, New Jersey journalists start up their own local newspaper

Montclair is a New Jersey bastion of the Trump-doubting privileged class that went back to the future Thursday with an imperiled species: a new broadsheet newspaper. But, if Trump could wind up president, who says a broadsheet Lazarus can't rise from the media ashes and make it somewhere? The weekly Montclair Local debuted in the 36,000-person bedroom community of New … Read More
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Bureau chiefs 'deeply concerned' that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on Asia trip

D.C. bureau chiefs from major news organizations, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the wire services, Fox News and CNN sent a letter to the State Department earlier this week protesting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's decision to ditch reporters on his upcoming trip to Asia. "We were deeply concerned to hear that Secretary … Read More
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10 years in, The New York Times is tweaking its Interactive News team to empower reporters

This year will be the 10-year anniversary of The New York Times Interactive News team, the rotating cast of characters charged with pushing the frontiers of the Gray Lady's digital storytelling. Once hailed as a team of "renegade cybergeeks" responsible for "saving" the newspaper, the team has undergone a metamorphosis — many of the founders have since departed The … Read More
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psssst, The New York Times still wants your tips

Having worked for The Guardian team that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the Edward Snowden stories, Gabriel Dance knows the importance of anonymous tips. That's why, when he rejoined The New York Times from The Marshall Project last year, Dance was taken aback by a glaring omission in the newsroom. "I was surprised to see that the … Read More
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NPR has created a team devoted to covering President Trump's conflicts of interest

How have news organizations covered Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest? Very creatively, so far. The New York Times created a series of circular graphics showing how Trump’s business efforts potentially intertwine with the federal government. Buzzfeed logged more than 1,500 people and organizations connected to the Trump family and their advisers, which independent designer Kim Albrecht turned … Read More
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Here's The New York Times' plan for covering the Trump administration

In the early days of the Trump administration, no news organization has been a bigger target than The New York Times. The Gray Lady has been unsparing in its coverage of President Trump and frequently provoked his ire on Twitter. So, does all that abuse affect the paper's coverage? "I think the answer is no," … Read More
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Carolyn Ryan named assistant editor at The New York Times

Carolyn Ryan, The New York Times' senior politics editor, is getting a promotion. Ryan, who ran The Times' coverage of the presidential campaign, will join the Times' masthead as an assistant editor in charge of recruitment, according to a memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn. "Carolyn's primary responsibility will be to recruit investigative reporters, narrative … Read More
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New York Times hires No. 2 editor from The Wall Street Journal

Rebecca Blumenstein, the deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, is moving a few blocks to work for the company's archrival. After more than two decades as a reporter and editor at The Journal, Blumenstein is leaving to become a deputy managing editor. In a staff memo, Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerry Baker hailed Blumenstein, calling her "a … Read More
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Trump-bump subscription surge brightens otherwise grey results at New York Times

President Trump's mocking tweets about the "failing" New York Times and its "dwindling" subscriber base miss the boost his election and early days in office are giving the company's business. CEO Mark Thompson stopped short today of saying Trump was the cause of a record 276,000 net quarterly growth in digital subscriptions in the last quarter of 2016 and … Read More
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How The New York Times plans to tell stories on Snapchat Discover

The New York Times is landing on Snapchat, and the Gray Lady thinks its journalism will fit right in on the millennial-dominated social network. “We’re not boring when it comes to visual storytelling," said Assistant Editor Steve Duenes. "...We have a lot to draw from all forms of digital storytelling.” Expect The New York Times' upcoming Snapchat Discover channel … Read More
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Keep its 'mouth shut?' New York Times tweets Trump that he's got the facts wrong

The New York Times is not heeding the admonition to "keep its mouth shut" from Steven Bannon, President Trump's strategic Svengali, judging by a pointed tweet sent Trump Saturday. A brief volley of tweets falls short of open warfare but is far from the abject, humiliation drenched passivity that Bannon feels apt from The Times and other media. It … Read More
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With the 2020 report, The New York Times charts a course for its future

Three years ago, The New York Times published its innovation report, an unsparing assessment of the newsroom's many weaknesses. Nearly 100 pages long and full of words like "worrying," "shrinking" and "upheaval," the report described a New York Times that was in a digital standstill while competitors like BuzzFeed, Vox Media and The Washington Post were racing ahead. Today, … Read More
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These two stats from The New York Times should give newspapers hope

It's been a bad year for newspapers. Money from print advertising is tanking. Layoffs have affected newsrooms large and small. And The President-elect isn't shy about abusing journalists on Twitter. But today, just a few weeks before Christmas, the clouds parted a bit as New York Times CEO Mark Thompson spoke at the UBS Global Media … Read More
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