“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
The last time Daniel Okrent worked for The New York Times , he was a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a plum stringer assignment and a bad attitude.
“Watch out! I’m from The Times !” he said recently, making fun of his 19-year-old self from the comfort of his Read More
“Magazine editors are the new rock stars,” said David Zinczenko, the dreamy, hazel-eyed editor in chief of Men’s Health as he sat in a taxicab early on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 27. “It’s about time people start recognizing us as the smart, funny guys that we are. And we smell better, too.”
Mr. Zinczenko’s 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
At 1 p.m. on July 14, Bill Keller stood before the top editors and managers of The New York Times in an 11th-floor dining room at the paper’s West 43rd Street headquarters. He was there, according to sources at the meeting, to offeranunvarnished version of the introduction he had given to staffersinthe third-floor newsroom two Read More
The New York Times’ former executive editor Howell Raines has gone fishing–and so has the newspaper’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. But Mr. Raines is looking for trout, and Mr. Sulzberger, his recent boss, needs a new executive editor.
“He caught a 21-inch rainbow trout and he told me that was a good thing,” said Mr. Read More
The New York Times ‘ former executive editor Howell Raines has gone fishing-and so has the newspaper’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. But Mr. Raines is looking for trout, and Mr. Sulzberger, his recent boss, needs a new executive editor.
“He caught a 21-inch rainbow trout and he told me that was a good thing,” Read More
The decision last week by New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to ask for the resignation of executive editor Howell Raines in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal will likely go down as one of the larger mistakes in The Times’ history. Mr. Raines’ acquiescence in his own departure was likewise a hasty Read More
The New York Times is like Webster’s Dictionary. It’s the final authority. If you say, “I read it in The Times ,” it’s a true fact and the discussion is closed. Hence the newspaper’s confession that one of its reporters had been writing fiction set off perturbations commensurate with the place The Times occupies in Read More
The staff of The New York Times hasn’t seen much of Howell Raines lately.
Or at least not the Howell Raines they once knew.
It’s been a month since the story of Times fabricator and plagiarist Jayson Blair broke; three weeks since the tempestuous town-hall meeting in which staffers pilloried Mr. Raines for what Read More