“There’s nobody who has had more tangible, visible effect on the newspaper you see when you pick up The New York Times every day than Al Siegal,” Craig Whitney said.
Al Siegal—Allan M. Siegal—retired on May 12, shortly after turning 66 (the mandatory masthead retirement age of 65 is slightly elastic). Mr. Whitney, formerly Read More
Beginning today, The New York Times will require freelance writers to fill out questionnaires that ask for detailed information about their work history and “any past instances when questions were raised about the accuracy or originality of their work.” The information will be used to “determine what future assignments are appropriate.”
The full memo follows.
The new report on 60 Minutes Wednesday’s use of shaky documents dwarfs, in volume at least, the journalistic investigations that have come before. In 2003, the report of The New York Times’ Siegal Committee on the Jayson Blair affair checked in at 57 pages. In 2004, USA Today’s public version of its Jack Kelley report Read More
Was anything timeless inside the New York Times Building? Not the gray metal desks. Times veterans of a certain age remember those gray metal desks, rows of them, with manual typewriters clattering atop them-the fabled, bygone city room. But Times veterans of another age remember the wood ones, with the brass spittoons around them. The Read More
On his second day in the post of Executive Editor of The New York Times, Bill Keller announced the appointment of Washington bureau chief Jill Abramson and assistant managing editor John Geddes to share the editorial slot on the Times masthead that was held by Gerald Boyd until his June ouster with boss and former Read More