The final installment in Dan Barry’s five-part, 14,000 word series about a diner in a small Ohio city ran in today’s paper, and public editor Margaret Sullivan used today’s column to commend Mr. Barry on a job well done.
Last year, Times executive editor Jill Abramson encouraged all staff members to go find real Americans and tell their stories, according to Ms. Sullivan. And boy, did Mr. Barry ever!
The good people of Elyria, Ohio, gather over coffee at Donna’s Diner to talk about their struggles to make ends meet. They arrange classic car shows against all odds. They have hopes and dreams and hard times. They are Americans.
Today is day three of Dan Barry’s five part New York Times series about Donna’s Diner in Elyria, Ohio. In the small, economically ravaged city, Mr. Barry has found a charming little diner full of charming characters who gather together to drink coffee and talk about politics, their lives, the economy and the ordinary struggles of ordinary Americans.
First John Tierney, and now this! In early 2007, fellow New York Times columnist Dan Barry will be giving up his “About New York” metro column to join the paper’s national desk.
In the yet-to-be-named column, Barry will be “taking his voice and his notebook beyond the Hudson to 47 other states,” Read More
Dan Barry’s story in the Times today about writings by a victim of 9/11 that her North Dakota family only discovered in the last two months, having put off looking in her laptop as long as they could, was a sad and moving piece, the kind readers gravitate to before they have to Read More
Oy. Did I really write that The Times’ Dan Barry was blaming David Blaine for murders in the outer boroughs? Unh, yes. Barry responded to that and my criticism of the Times coverage of David Blaine:
first, the times wrote a long sunday piece on may 7th about blaine and did
a television Read More
Did you notice how awful the Times was to David Blaine today? The stunning end to his marine marathon at Lincoln Center got winked off in the Arts section, while Dan Barry in his Metro section column (sorry—Times Select) seemed to say that Blaine was responsible for blowing up soldiers in Read More