The New York Times
It’s been a rough week for contract writers at the Times.
Since last Monday, at least three longtime writers have been let go—including Stanley Fish, an op-ed contributor who published his last column on Dec. 23; Verlyn Klinkenborg, whose final Rural Life column appeared in print on Dec. 26; and Clyde Haberman, whose Breaking Bread column ended today.
We’d just like to have more and more and more,” said Andrew Rosenthal, the New York Times editorial-page editor.
Mr. Rosenthal was discussing the newspaper’s opinion content on the Web—whether from name-brand op-ed columnists or outside contributors, blogs or video.
“We’ve got composers, astronomers—the guy from Queen,” Mr. Rosenthal said by phone April 9. He Read More
When you compare the professions, pastry chef really has it over journalism, don’t you think? At least at first glance. I mean, your pastry chef, if he or she is good enough, always pleases people, makes them smile, even moan with pleasure. Your journalist, if he’s done his job, makes people, well … angry, irritated, Read More