The Times’ Craig Whitney has one more thing to say on the subject of reporters/editors flaunting their political preferences: It shouldn’t be anywhere in their Facebook pages, either.
Here’s another memo, just sent out:
Fellow newsroom hands:
I should have also mentioned avoiding some other potential political entanglements: Web sites, personal blogs, Read More
The Times standards editor, Craig Whitney, recently was on a road-trip and while on the trip, saw some political bumper stickers. Said stickers are not the sort of stuff for Times reporters and editors, he writes, nor should they contribute money to any political candidates. Here’s the friendly(?) memo he just sent out:
On a Read More
Did a recent Times story borrow from a 14-month-old Newsweek story on the Buenos Aires party scene?
Fishbowl NY, which links to an Argentinan blog which makes the original case, passes no judgment but presents the blog’s case.
First, there’s some evidence that isn’t exactly incriminating: there are a few passages from Read More
Yesterday, The New York Times asked what the publishing industry—and the paper itself—could have done to have fact-checked a fradulent story produced by Margaret Seltzer that made its way into a book, and to the pages of the paper itself in a profile.
The freelance reporter who penned the profile in The Times, Mimi Reed, said, Read More
David Brooks writes in the Times today that McCain supporters are trying to figure out who the plausible candidates for the anonymous sources in yesterday’s story could be.
Just as a refresher, we decided to call the paper’s standards editor, Craig Whitney, to ask what the Times rules are on a related issue: Can Read More
Today, New York Times‘ staffers received an email from Deputy Managing Editor Jonathan Landman and Standards Editor Craig Whitney, outlining ethical concerns about posting to the new Travel web site.
Righ now, readers–and Times reporters–can comment on London, Paris and Los Angeles.
After the jump is the full memo with guidelines, such as no Read More
Last Sunday the Times’ public editor, Byron Calame, described how a canard had made it on to the front page: a report in April that the new Airbus jumbos would carry more than 800 passengers by having them stand up, harnessed to stalls. The story was wrong, but it went round the world faster 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.