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The New York Times’ report on Towards 2020

The intro: “This report, by a team of seven Times journalists, outlines the newsroom’s strategy and aspirations. For additional details, see this memo from Dean Baquet, The Times’s executive editor, and Joe Kahn, the managing editor.“

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Tue, January 17 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on The New York Times’ report on Towards 2020

Legendary reporter Sydney Schanberg dies

Former NYT correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Sydney Schanberg — who chronicled the 1975 fall of Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge, inspiring the film The Killing Fields — has passed away at age 82.

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Sat, July 9 2016 » Cambodia, Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Legendary reporter Sydney Schanberg dies

A conversation with the NYT’s terrorism reporter

Rukmini Callimachi covers al Qaeda and Islamic State for the New York Times (her Twitter handle is @rcallimachi). She did a really good interview with CBC Radio’s The Current. Listen to it.

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Wed, February 10 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on A conversation with the NYT’s terrorism reporter

When drone bases finally become newsworthy enough to mention

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 […]

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Sat, February 9 2013 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » Comments Off on When drone bases finally become newsworthy enough to mention

Ease up on the social media overdependency, news media

Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.

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Mon, October 8 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Ease up on the social media overdependency, news media

‘Hive minds,’ partisan audiences and newsrooms

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.

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Sun, August 26 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on ‘Hive minds,’ partisan audiences and newsrooms

Some NYT advances in social media use

Getting more personal and focusing the content to the platform are some principles guiding advances in social media use at the New York Times.

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Tue, August 7 2012 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment

Photographing war with an iPhone

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)

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Mon, November 22 2010 » Main Page, Media, photos » Comments Off on Photographing war with an iPhone

NYT vs. WSJ – Wacky news-animation style

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. […]

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Sun, September 12 2010 » Main Page, Media, multimedia » Comments Off on NYT vs. WSJ – Wacky news-animation style

NYT public editor brushes off complaints about coverage of Pope, sex abuse scandal

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.

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Sun, April 25 2010 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » Comments Off on NYT public editor brushes off complaints about coverage of Pope, sex abuse scandal