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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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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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