The New York Times

What's behind this fall's wave of layoffs and buyouts?

Mid-September to mid-November brings changing leaves and football but also rampant newsroom downsizing, and this has been an especially cruel season. Just last week saw 46 layoffs to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and the Philly.com website plus deep cuts at National Geographic. That's not counting the 75 in process at the Los Angeles Times … Read More

NYT public editor: Nail salon probe 'went too far' in generalizing about industry

The New York Times A blockbuster investigation from The New York Times that provoked officials to intervene in poor workplace conditions in nail salons throughout New York "went too far in generalizing about an entire industry," Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote Friday morning. Sullivan's column was prompted by criticism from Jim Epstein, a reporter with the libertarian-leaning Reason … Read More

NYT business columnist Joe Nocera joins the sports department

That didn't take long. A couple days after POLITICO reported that Joe Nocera’s business column would be discontinued, a staffing change has ordained that the longtime opinionator become a sports columnist for The New York Times, effective immediately. The memo, from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Sports Editor Jason Stallman, says Nocera will be making sense of various … Read More

New York Times corrects Biden story

The New York Times has appended a correction to a story that contained a disputed anecdote recalling a conversation between Vice President Joe Biden and his son Beau Biden: An article Aug. 2 about Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s deliberations on whether to run for president referred incorrectly to Maureen Dowd’s account of a conversation between Mr. Biden … Read More

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd stands by Joe Biden anecdote

The New York Times New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Tuesday defended a column that has been closely scrutinized in recent days, telling Public Editor Margaret Sullivan that an anecdote describing Vice President Joe Biden's dying son is true. The column is accurate. The Vice President confirmed on CBS that he often talked to Beau about running … Read More

This week on Medium: 'Dear Jay,' 'Dear Dean'

Medium had much more than just the back and forth between Amazon and The New York Times this week, but seeing a major tech company and a major news company bat at each other on Medium was pretty memorable. Here's how it went down: What The New York Times Didn’t Tell You Amazon spokesperson … Read More

How news organizations are using The List App to reclaim the listicle

Several news organizations have joined "The List App," which debuted earlier this month. Pop quiz: Which of these shows is produced by NPR? "This American Life" "99% Invisible" "Radiolab" "Prairie Home Companion" The answer? None of them, even though each program airs on public radio stations. Of course, you'd already know this if you followed NPR on The List App, … Read More

Amazon rebuts The New York Times' bruising article

Medium Amazon chief spokesperson Jay Carney on Monday published a lengthy response to a New York Times article from earlier this year detailing an alleged unforgiving workplace culture at the online retailer. In his remarks, which were published on Medium, Carney says The New York Times was remiss in not including information that might have balanced the … Read More

Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More

NYT creates separate editorial group for production of print edition

The New York Times building in Manhattan. (AP Photo) The New York Times Citing a desire to break free from the legacy of the print deadlines, The New York Times on Tuesday announced the creation of a centralized desk responsible for putting out the daily print edition. According to a staff memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet, The … Read More

NYT appoints senior editor for 'mini startups,' project sponsorships

The New York Times Trish Hall, deputy editorial page editor at The New York Times, will move to the newsroom to take on a job identifying editorial projects that are likely candidates for sponsorship, according to a newsroom memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Editorial Page Editor Andy Rosenthal. In her new role, Hall will also scour the … Read More

Who will block the ad blockers? Publishers are proceeding with caution

Along with Apple's latest iOS comes the ability to block ads. In photo, Apple's new News app is displayed on an iPad. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Apple iOS 9 launched a week ago and with it comes the opportunity for users to install ad blocking software for its Safari mobile browser. So what are publishers doing to counter the added … Read More

The benefits of collaborating with ethnic media

Sitting at my breakfast table holding a copy of The New York Times, I was filled with jealousy. It was May 10, the newspaper published the first of its two-part 7,000-word investigative story about the exploitation of workers in New York's nail salons. The stories had a big impact including lawmakers tightening regulations on the industry. But to me, the main question was why hadn't the nail salon stories we wrote had that impact. Read More

Defying critics to publish the Unabomber ‘Manifesto’

This article was originally published on The 1995 Blog and has been republished with permission. It may not have been courageous necessarily, but the joint decision by the Washington Post and New York Times 20 years ago to publish the Unabomber “Manifesto” certainly cut against the grain of media criticism that … Read More

NYT makes 50 of its best pieces of journalism free to read

The New York Times has published a list of its best stories from the last four years. The New York Times on Monday lifted its paywall for some of the paper's best journalism published during the last four years, part of a larger celebration marking the Times' recent 1 million digital subscriber milestone. The articles, op-eds and videos … Read More