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Not sure when the next eclipse is? The New York Times built a calendar for that

Calendars have always been an essential function of newspapers. For centuries, they've appeared in newsprint alongside stories and columns about everything from local theater productions to political rallies. And now The New York Times is bringing them back — just in time for this month's solar eclipse. On Friday, the newspaper soft-launched a new digital calendar that includes … Read More
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Public editors are disappearing in U.S. newsrooms. But abroad, they're more important than ever

When The New York Times nixed its public editor position earlier this summer, the move was met with a mix of derision and approval. Despite criticism from journalists — especially on Twitter — Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger stood by the move, saying in an internal memo that substituting an online reader center for an official ombudsman was justified … Read More
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New York Times buyout watch, 2017 edition (Updated)

About three months after The New York Times announced a round of buyouts to shift the newsroom balance toward reporting, a growing list of journalists — some of them Pulitzer Prize winners — have opted to take the offer. Since the deadline to apply for the buyout passed last week, news of several marquee journalists' departures have begun to surface. Read More
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New York Times aims to satisfy a new kind of digital subscriber

Who are these hundreds of thousands of new digital subscribers The New York Times has added over the last year? Without getting specific about numbers, CEO Mark Thompson and Chief Operating Officer Meredith Kopit Levien sketched this picture for analysts in an earnings conference call today: Those joining as subscribers the last nine months skew somewhat younger and include … Read More
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'Fox & Friends' savors head pat from the newspaper it loves to hate

"Fox & Friends," which relishes deriding the allegedly wayward liberal "mainstream media," bathed in the adulation of The New York Times on Thursday. We all take compliments from where we can and, at 8:08 a.m., the three co-hosts of President Trump's favorite morning show held aloft the financial section back page of The Times, exhibiting a full-page Fox ad that … Read More
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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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