“The whole suggestion that I’m not contrite is just bullshit,” Jayson Blair said.
Mr. Blair was on the phone from Brooklyn. That is, in the unavoidable epistemological fog surrounding all reporting, Mr. Blair was at a Brooklyn number.
With the publication of Burning Down My Masters’ House: My Life at the New York Times 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
“That was my favorite,” Jayson Blair said. It was the morning of Monday, May 19, and the disgraced former New York Times reporter was curled in a butterfly chair in his sparsely furnished Brooklyn apartment. He was eating a bagel and talking about one of his many fabricated stories—his March 27 account, datelined Palestine, W.Va., Read More
On the evening of April 28, Jim Roberts, the national editor for The New York Times , called his reporter, Jayson Blair. Questions, he said he told Mr. Blair, had arisen about an April 26 story Mr. Blair had written about Juanita Anguiano, the mother of a 24-year-old Army mechanic who’d gone off to Iraq Read More
The cry rang from hill to dell-or at least from West 43rd Street to Augusta, Ga.-protesting New York Times executive editor Howell Raines’ decision to kill columns by two of his most prominent columnists, Dave Anderson and Harvey Araton, who weighed in-or tried to-on the right of women golfers to play at the Augusta National Read More
In a strange way, Sept. 11–which occurred six days after Howell Raines succeeded Joseph Lelyveld as executive editor of The New York Times –delayed the Howell Raines era. This is not to say that Mr. Raines didn’t make critical decisions over the past five months–quite the contrary–but that it’s only been recently, as world events Read More
After a month and a half of intense terrorism coverage in The New York Times , tensions are flaring between new executive editor Howell Raines and the paper’s fabled Washington, D.C., bureau, sources at the paper said.
Historically, The Times has given its Washington bureau-the fabled former power base of James Reston and Max Frankel, Read More
On Monday, July 23, News Corporation chief executive Rupert Murdoch and Daily News editor Edward Kosner–field marshals in a Western Front-style New York City tabloid war–both visited Washington, D.C., to pay tribute to Katharine Graham, the late publisher of The Washington Post.
Mr. Kosner told a few News colleagues that while he was in D.C., Read More