When The New York Times offered the first native ad on its website Jan. 8, reviews were mixed. Some thought the Times offered too much of a good thing with a half-dozen disclaimers that the story-like piece was advertising. Others … Read more
The New York Times’ news operation is in “semi-open revolt” against the editorial page, Ken Kurson writes. One front in the battle? The word “should.” One source tells Kurson Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal believes that word “belongs to him and his people.”
Another reporter told a story in which he had a “scared-y cat editor who had been so frightened by the vitriol that Andy spews around the newsroom about the word ‘should’ that [the editor] literally took it out of my copy every time I used the word when it was applied to an entity or a government institution, as opposed to something an individual should do. She literally just removed it so I didn’t have an opportunity to get into it with them, because she just wouldn’t allow it in my copy.”
Yet another reporter described the exact same obsession with “should” by saying of Mr. Rosenthal, “You know, I think he literally had a Google alert for the word ‘should’ and, like, goes reading through the entire newspaper for it, and that’s what he does all day instead of improving his section.”
News organizations change the leads of stories all the time: to update, clarify, and correct. When it happens with The New York Times, it gets more attention, especially when the subject of the story is a political scandal.
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Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron complained to the New York Times about not crediting his paper. Times Public Editor Sullivan e-mailed with the Times’ associate managing editor for standards, Philip B. Corbett, about the issue. He replied:
One complication is that there’s no clear or simple rule on when and how to credit. When information reported by another news organization is not widely known and we haven’t been able to match it ourselves, we normally attribute it or link to the source. But in cases where we have done our own reporting, it’s less clear-cut. We still want to credit another news organization if they have done major enterprise or have unearthed a big story — something no one would have known about without that initial reporting. But for an ongoing story or beat — where lots of reporters are chasing the same story line and may break different elements at different times — it’s not always practical or useful to tell readers, well, this element was first reported by News Organization A, and this other part was broken by Organization B, and we were the first to report these other pieces, etc.
It is with both deep sadness over her departure and immense gratitude for the legacy she leaves behind that we announce that Cathy Horyn, the paper’s chief fashion critic since 1999, is leaving The Times. Cathy’s reasons for leaving are personal ones, to spend more with her partner, Art Ortenberg, who has had health problems, and whom she feels would benefit greatly from her increased presence at home. (more...)
Now boarding pic.twitter.com/P0U2kAfNvS — Austin Ramzy (@austinramzy) January 30, 2014The White House's statement continues: (more...)
The image of a round, fleshy Hillary head adorns the cover the the upcoming issue of The New York Times Magazine. On Thursday, Arem Duplessis offered a visual evolution of the cover.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, as you've never seen her, on the cover of this Sunday's NYT Magazine pic.twitter.com/QIsqibZaq5— David Joachim, NYT (@davidjoachim) January 23, 2014
How our Hillary Clinton cover came about, with original sketches. http://t.co/vJ1P3QAkfR pic.twitter.com/dvyD0f8HwV — NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) January 23, 2014(more...)
Noreen Malone profiles Brian Stelter, writing about his transition from blogger to New York Times reporter to CNN host:
Stelter has rejuvenated “Reliable Sources” by focusing more on primary sources than [previous host Howard] Kurtz, whose show was a sea of talking heads (and eventually, a sea of problems). Stelter has worked to book reporters. That CNN continued the show in the [CNN President Jeff] Zucker era is a bit of a surprise, but it has a surprisingly robust viewership of 350,000 to 500,000–thanks in no small part to its post-Fareed Zakaria time slot. Stelter says there’s no network imperative to bring in a different viewership, but proudly cites his own tender age as possible evidence they might want a slightly different direction and a show that includes coverage of Gawker, Buzzfeed, and Hulu alongside the Times. “Listen, they hired a 28-year-old,” he told me. “That may say something. I’m glad they were interested in having a younger host. I think I look at media differently than anyone older would.”