The New York Times had a big scoop within a story on drone strikes: The CIA was operating a drone base in Saudi Arabia. However, as NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan notes, the paper had the information more than a year before they published it. They withheld publication at the request of the CIA, which [...]
Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.
Arthur Brisbane Jr., outgoing public editor of the New York Times, had a few things to say in his final column about groupthink in the newsroom.
Getting more personal and focusing the content to the platform are some principles guiding advances in social media use at the New York Times.
The NYT pulled together a photo gallery from staff photographer Damon Winter that he shot in Afghanistan with an iPhone and the Hipstamatic photography app. It’s pretty awesome. (Seen via Twitter)
Blog habitué Dio Clese, who blogs himself at News Gadgets, passed along this treat! (thanks!) He also passed on this Wired article on the Taiwan-based company that creates these newsimations — Next Media Animations (NWA): Taiwan Tabloid Sensation Next Media Recreates the News. Some earlier, related posts: Dec. 10, 2009 – About that Tiger Woods animation Dec. [...]
NYT public editor Clark Hoyt has defended the paper’s decision to go hard after the role current Pope Benedict XVI may have played in going soft on a priest accused of sexual abuse back when he was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
BusinessInsider.com had the following headline: How the Huffington Post’s traffic is killing rival news sites It’s a quick-and-dirty post based on an analysis by Ken Doctor, who headlined his post Happy Birthday HuffPo (Hint: Give money) The Huffington Post ‘s birthday isn’t until May 9. Doctor salutes the tabloid for its explosive growth, but notes [...]
NYT public editor Clark Hoyt yips at the paper for a number of instances in recent weeks where anonymous sources were improperly used.
NYT public editor Clark Hoyt frets about some slipups by the paper’s staff as it strives to deal with a real-time news world.