Well this is new.
New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg has a couple of term-paper-style footnotes in his piece today.
Check out the middle and righthand columns.
And here are the footnotes themselves, at the end of the piece.
The hardscanning staff didn’t see any other footnotes in the Business section, or in the A section for that matter. No editor’s note either.
But we hasten to point out that Alex Weprin of Politico’s Morning Media also noticed the oddity.
—Is the Times adding footnotes to articles now? Take a look at the bottom of Jim Rutenberg’s latest column http://nyti.ms/2iTbRlZ
Huh. Maybe this will go down as part of Donald J. Trump’s legacy.