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NYT Editing Slashback: ‘Richard Simmons Is President’ Edition

From our Get Me Rewrite! desk As New York Times public editor Liz Spayd noted last month, the paper’s “editing architecture”has traditionally employed multiple layers of editors, with most stories blue-penciled by three editors, “with up to six or more if … Continue reading

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NYT (Sp)IndyCar Piece Totally Ignores Boston Strand Prix

As you splendid readers no doubt remember, the IndyCar Series has a memorable Boston track record, having crashed and burned last year in its attempt to hubcap the Hub. We’ll pass over in silence the many downshifts IndyCar driver John … Continue reading

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NYT Editing Slashback: ‘William Jennings Bryant’ Edition

From our Get Me Rewrite! desk As New York Times public editor Liz Spayd noted earlier this month, the paper’s “editing architecture”has traditionally employed multiple layers of editors, with most stories blue-penciled by three editors, “with up to six or … Continue reading

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Real News Goes Full-Page Boogie at Donald Trump

Ever since Donald Trump became the tweeter-in-chief, the New York Times has been his favorite chew toy. Exhibit Umpteen (from yesterday):     But the Grey Lady is punching back. From yesterday’s Times:   Interestingly, nytimes.com/truth takes you to the subscription department, … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Another John D. Haywood Edition)

From our Just Set Your Money on Fire desk Over the past several years the hardworking staff has dutifully chronicled the quixotic ad campaigns waged by John D. Haywood in the New York Times. Quick recap from our last post … Continue reading

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The Zero-Character Twitter Presidency

Donald J. Trump, America’s tweeter-in-chief, speaks in 140-character bursts. He also, to all appearances, thinks in 140-character bursts. But he acts with absolutely no character at all. Just consider one hour in the Twitter life of the man who purports … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Allie&Katie Buryk Tay-Sachs Edition)

Latest in a very long-running series Yesterday’s New York Times featured this ad from twin sisters Allie and Katie Buryk, both of whom suffer from Tay-Sachs, a rare disease mostly associated with the Jewish population, but also present in the Cajun community of … Continue reading

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Nike Just Trumps It in Star-Studded ‘Equality’ Campaign

Unlike many other marketers, Nike has a long history of addressing social issues, often in its own interests, but sometimes for the right reasons. Now comes this four-page spread in Sunday’s New York Times sports section. First page:     Followed by this: … Continue reading

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Really? We’re Now Deconstructing Donald Trump’s Neckties?

The hardworking staff couldn’t help but notice that two major newspapers yesterday addressed the eccentric neckwear practices of the President of the United States. Exhibit A: Beth Teitell’s piece in the Boston Globe. Trump’s ties? Now that’s a long story. President’s … Continue reading

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New York Times Editing Slashback: ‘What Driver’s Want’ Edition

Latest in what we expect will be a long-running series As the hardworking staff noted earlier this week, the New York Times is jettisoning its “low-value line editing” and replacing it with “bespoke editing.” Or, more likely, “be-broke editing.” Exhibit … Continue reading

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