Tag Archives: Public Editor

Grey Lady Goes All the Way with Native Ads

As the hardtracking staff has repeatedly noted (see here and here and here just for starters), the New York Times is up to its neck in native advertising. (Our personal favorite is the Russian nesting ads – a Times print … Continue reading

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Public Editor Spanks NYT Over Native Ads

New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan has been admirably diligent about tracking the paper’s increased reliance on native advertising to boost its digital ad revenues. And Sullivan’s latest post is especially diligent. As Print Fades, Part 4: Native Advertising … Continue reading

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The Times (New York and Financial) They Are A Changin’

Stealth marketing proceeds apace in swallowing up mainstream media. Exhibit Umpteen, via Digiday’s Jessica Davies. The Financial Times readies paid posts for advertisers The Financial Times is revamping its approach to branded content, with the aim of giving advertisers more … Continue reading

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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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