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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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Why The New York Times isn't diving headfirst into international editions

When it comes to international news, The New York Times doesn't want to be BuzzFeed, HuffPost or The Guardian. It wants to be, well, The New York Times. Whereas other publishers are looking to lure massive new audiences with editions published in various languages, The New York Times is being deliberately conservative with its foreign-language offerings. It has Spanish- and … Read More
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The New York Times now has more than 2 million digital-only subscriptions

The more The New York Times gets trashed by President Trump, the more its subscriptions seem to surge. The New York Times on Wednesday reported the addition of 308,000 net digital subscribers in the first quarter of 2017, the most of any quarter in the newspaper's history, pushing it past the 2 million subscriber mark. Subscriptions to the company's … Read More
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As journalists prepare to party, President Trump blasts the press

President Trump wasted no time before skewering the media at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, calling the press "fake news" as journalists less than 200 miles away in Washington, D.C. were putting on ball gowns and bow ties for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "Media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are fake news. Fake news." Trump … Read More
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How The New York Times decides which stories to link to (and which ones to match)

Even though The New York Times has a staff of more than 1,000 journalists that produce roughly 230 articles per day — the equivalent of a daily Harry Potter book — there's some stories they just can't get. Controversial (but worthy) opinion pieces, harrowing first-person accounts and profiles of reclusive celebrities all exist beyond the walled garden of … Read More
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The New York Times prematurely announces its Pulitzer Prize win by mistake

Update: As it turns out, The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes today. The Pulitzer Prizes have been a notoriously leaky affair throughout the years. But news organizations almost never hint publicly at their wins before the official reveal, even though they sometimes get a wink and a nod before the Pulitzer Board goes public with … Read More
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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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