NYT ‘Sunday Review’ Reviews

The hardworking staff weighed in early on the New York Times revamp of its Week in Review section (Memo To NYT Sunday Review: You A Mess, Honey), but of course others are having their say as well.

From Politico‘s Keach Hagey:

In defense of the NYT’s Sunday Review

Erik Wemple’s media blog launched on The Washington Post website today. I can’t think of a better way to welcome him to the media blogosphere than to disagree with one of his posts – in this case, one mourning the passing of The New York Times’s Week in Review section . . .

The typically opinionated Wemple thinks it was mainly fixing what wasn’t broken, and complains the labeling of “News Analysis” and “Opinion” is “fussy and insulting to readers intelligence” while the “font size for those little writer bios isn’t appropriate for the demographic that pays for newspapers.” (This is, perhaps, a long-winded way of saying: “Frio!”)

But in my experience, the new section more than hit its mark.

And blah blah blah . . .

Truth is, despite all the chin-stroking, the corn is off the cob. The Times might do a little tinkering around the edges (NYT Public Editor: “Readers: your take on Sunday Review, please“), but the Week in Review is in the rearview mirror.

Ave atque vale.

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