Tag Archives: Public Editor

Quote o’ the Day (NYT Anonymouse Edition)

The (ab)use of anonymous quotes by the New York Times is closely followed not only by the Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, but also by former New York Sun managing editor Ira Stoll at his SmarterTimes blog. Neither of them, however, … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Kiddie Spa Edition)

From our Late to the Mani-Pedi Party desk In her year-end blog post, 17 Hopes and Dreams for The Times in the New Year, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan lists this as #17: “More absurd Styles trend stories. Long … Continue reading

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NYT Starting a DIY Desk?

Major takeout on military hospitals on Page One of the New York Times today. Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk HINESVILLE, Ga. — Every year, more than 25,000 Americans undergo surgery to correct a hiatal hernia, a … Continue reading

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NYT Hires Bloomberg Pariah Michael Forsythe. Quid Pro Quo, Yes?

So Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe, who leaked a big story last fall to the New York Times about Bloomberg News spiking his report about corruption among China’s political leaders, gets fired by Bloomberg News and then hired by the Times. Pay … Continue reading

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Did Michael Bloomberg Pay For A NYT Ad Praising Michael Bloomberg?

Saturday’s New York Times featured this full-page hagiographic ad about outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, courtesy of “Appreciative New Yorkers.” Turns out Appreciative New Yorkers don’t really exist, as the irrepressible Dr. Ads documented here. So who paid for … Continue reading

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Public Editor Brands NYT’s Branded Content a ‘Delicate Balance’

As the hardtracking staff previously noted, the New York Times has been preparing to jump into the native advertising pool along with the rest of the sink-or-swim set. According to Advertising Age, the recently installed Times executive VP of advertising, Meredith Kopit … Continue reading

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Did NYT Public Editor Just Endorse Pay-for-Play?

In her New York Times column today, Public Editor Margaret Sullivan takes on The Thorny Challenge of Covering China. Thorny in two ways for the Times: First because the Chinese government is aggressively responding to news organizations that produce coverage critical … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Annette Funicello Edition)

From Tuesday’s New York Times: An obituary on April 9 about the actress Annette Funicello misstated the title of one of her films. It is “Fireball 500,” not “Fireball.” (A reader pointed out the error on the day the obituary was published; … Continue reading

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The Arthur Bris-Bane Of The New York Times’ (Digital Media) Existence

New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane published his swan column yesterday, and the Old Grey Lady can’t be happy about it. Brisbane was a disappointing ombud – not as sharp as Clark Hoyt, not nearly as lyrical as … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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