How do Bill Keller and The Times prepare for the Journal’s upcoming New York section?
They create a private schools beat!
“We’ve treated the Journal‘s challenge as an occasion to fortify our news report with some new beats, including one on private schools,” Mr. Keller told Howie Kurtz Sunday. “We’ll be adding some new weekend-oriented features to the Thursday and Friday papers.”
If you’ve ever read a Keller quote that acknowledges little concern over an upcoming threat–at least publicly, and from all that we can tell, he feels that way in internal meetings as well–there it is for you. A private schools beat and some weekend features. Now, The Times is ready.