Tag: New York Times

These Reporters Rely on Public Data, Rather Than Secret Sources

LONDON — Leaked documents and interviews with whistle-blowing sources will always be a part of investigative journalism. But thanks to the rise of digital technology, and the easy availability of data that has gone with it, reporters have more ways to get stories than ever before. “You can be on your couch in front of […]

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Between the Lines of the Xinjiang Papers

ImageUighurs in Kashgar, in northwestern China, after the end of Ramadan in June.Credit…Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The documents recently leaked to The New York Times not only reveal the rationale and implementation of the Chinese Communist Party’s policies in Xinjiang, a nominally autonomous region in northwestern China. They also open a window onto […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Donald Jr.’s Triggered Book Sales May Be Rigged

Like father, like son. Although Donald Junior’s new book has landed in the top spot of the much-coveted New York Times Best Sellers List, there’s some scuttlebutt that the numbers may have been cooked. Advertisement According to Page Six, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants To Silence Us by Donald Trump Jr. […]

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The Impeachment Questions We Were Afraid to Ask

ImageA third grader brought our reporter the hard-hitting questions.Credit…Bianca Giaever/The New York Times Our producer Bianca Giaever on meeting Leo: For the past few days, I’ve been fielding text messages, phone calls and social media messages all asking: “Where did you find Leo?” Leo is the 8-year-old we featured in Wednesday’s episode, “A Third Grader’s […]

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Behind the Scenes of Alison Roman’s September Thanksgiving

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. It was a cool afternoon in early September, and Thanksgiving was in the air in Alison Roman’s Brooklyn apartment. There were bowls full of shallots, onions and garlic on her kitchen table. Squashes lined her […]

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You Must Never Vote for Bloomberg

With his filing of paperwork on Friday to put his name on the ballot for the Democratic primary in Alabama, the billionaire businessman and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg inched closer to declaring a run for the Democratic nomination for president. According to The New York Times, his advisers say he hasn’t made […]

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New York Times Co. Says It’s on Pace for 10 Million Subscribers, but Ads Decline

Readers continue to shower The New York Times with money. Advertisers, not so much. The publisher added 273,000 new online subscribers in the third quarter, for a total of four million digital readers, the company reported Wednesday. The number of total subscribers, including print and digital, hit 4.9 million, a high. Advertising was the weak […]

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Every Photo Tells a Story. His Spoke Volumes.

ImageWaiting for the “All aboard” on a platform at Pennsylvania Station. March 17, 1955.Credit…Sam Falk/The New York Times “To tell the story, completely and instantly,” was how Sam Falk described his mission as a photographer. A staff photographer at The New York Times from 1925 to 1969 — a turbulent and transformative era in American […]

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Martin Scorsese Tries To Settle The Marvel Movies Debate With A ‘New York Times’ Column

A month after acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s comments about the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Empire went viral, invariably setting off an unending parade of seemingly pro- and anti-MCU responses from other directors and industry professionals, the “Marvel movies aren’t cinema” argument has entered the annals of the New York Times opinion columns. Late Monday, the […]

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Justice Dept. Asks for Identifying Details on Anonymous Op-Ed Author

The Justice Department is trying to unearth the identity of the Trump administration official who denounced the president in a New York Times Op-Ed last year under the byline Anonymous, according to a letter from a senior law enforcement official on Monday. In the letter, Assistant Attorney General Joseph H. Hunt asked the publisher of […]

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Why Barbie, a Blimp and a Wienermobile Are Posting on Airbnb

It was a warm August evening in Evanston, Ill., just north of Chicago, when the Wienermobile rolled out the red carpet for a sleepover. Actually, the carpet was green, and not so much carpet as artificial turf. Inside the Wienermobile, the meat brand Oscar Mayer’s signature marketing machine, there was a pullout bed and a […]

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Breath Tests Aim to Stop Drunk Driving. Can We Trust the Results?

Episode 18: ‘Guilty by Machine’ Producer/Director: Singeli Agnew More than 1 million people a year are arrested for drunk driving and most are asked to blow into a breath test machine to see how impaired they might be. The devices, among the most widely used forensic tools in law enforcement, generate numbers that can all […]

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Readers Respond to the Pete Wells Review of Peter Luger: ‘Finally’

When our restaurant critic Pete Wells’s zero-star review of Peter Luger Steak House published on Tuesday, New York Times readers celebrated: At last, someone said it. Readers largely agreed that the famed Brooklyn restaurant’s steaks have been on a long decline and that the service, once brusque but charming, is just off-putting now. Plus, it’s […]

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Trump Cancels Subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post

President Trump has called members of the press “enemies of the people,” deemed critical coverage “fake,” accused news organizations of treason and threatened to make it easier to sue journalists for libel. But not until this week has Mr. Trump turned to the ultimate recourse of the unhappy reader: He canceled his subscription. Officials in […]

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An Inmate Died After a Struggle With Guards. Here’s How We Found Out.

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. The rapper Cardi B posted on social media earlier this year about an inmate who died in a prison in upstate New York. She and the man’s family suspected foul play. I’m a reporter on […]

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A 67-Year-Old Inmate Died in a Struggle With Guards. What Happened?

After spending nearly a quarter-century behind bars, John McMillon was counting down to the day that he would be eligible to be released on parole. “I’m going home,” a fellow inmate recalled him saying. Mr. McMillon suffered from mental illness and had had disciplinary problems over the years. He was punished for assaulting a guard […]

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Why Anonymous’s Trump Tell-All Is a Sham

A whistleblower may very well end Donald Trump’s presidency. The administration official who flagged Trump’s attempt to get the Ukrainian president to target one of his potential opponents in the 2020 race set off a cascading series of events that has resulted in an impeachment inquiry. The official’s identity remains unknown, despite Trump’s very public […]

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Rose McGowan Sues Harvey Weinstein and Lawyers He Enlisted to Discredit Her

The actress Rose McGowan on Wednesday sued Harvey Weinstein and the lawyers David Boies and Lisa Bloom, accusing them of directing a campaign of covert and illegal measures meant to discredit her and prevent her from going public with her rape accusation against him. The lawsuit includes Ms. McGowan’s account of attempts to interfere with […]

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Anonymous Trump Official Behind Times Op-Ed Is Writing a Book

An anonymous Trump administration official who published a September 2018 essay in The New York Times, about the active resistance to the president’s agenda and behavior from within his own administration, will publish a book next month. The author, who has not been publicly identified, created an uproar when he or she wrote in an […]

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