Tag Archives: Public Editor

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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Does The New York Times Have A Pulitzer Complex?

Interesting juxtaposition in Sunday’s New York Times. From the Public Editor’s column about the Pulitzer Prize celebration at the New York Times last Monday: I was struck by how well-tuned the whole affair seemed to be. At other newspapers, celebrations … Continue reading

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More Non-Disclosure By NYT Public Editor

Turns out New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane omitted more than one relevant fact in his latest column. As the hardworking staff noted earlier, Brisbane wrote this in his piece about the challenges the paper faces in a … Continue reading

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