Tag: Newspapers

Tech Companies Are Destroying Democracy and the Free Press

As the presidential election approaches, the cracks in the digital facade are once again showing. Facebook just removed an “I Love America” page, run by Ukrainians, which pushed recycled pro-Trump imagery from the Internet Research Agency, the Russian group that tried to influence the 2016 election. As it turned out, “I Love America” wasn’t state […]

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Who Is Marc Lacey? Meet the Times Editor Moderating the Democratic Debate

ImageCreditBrittainy Newman/The New York Times BEHIND THE BYLINE Oct. 14, 2019 The Reader Center has started an interview series, Behind the Byline, to introduce you to Times journalists. Is there a reporter, photographer or editor whom you would like to get to know? Tell us in the form below. Over his 20 years at The […]

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Get to Know the Politics Reporters Covering the 2020 Election for The Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Over the past year, The Times’s Politics desk has been gearing up for the 2020 election — adding more reporters, chasing candidates around the country and covering the issues on voters’ minds. To introduce readers […]

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Sues Mail on Sunday Over Publication of Letter

Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, has filed a lawsuit against The Mail on Sunday and the newspaper’s parent company, over the publication of a private letter, her husband, Prince Harry, said on Tuesday. In a statement posted on the duke and duchess’s website, Prince Harry said that Meghan had become a victim of “a ruthless […]

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When Trump’s Envoy for Ukraine Resigned, a College Journalist Had the Scoop

Kurt D. Volker has traveled halfway around the world as a United States diplomat. He has met with world leaders, negotiated foreign policy and served under multiple American presidents. But when he abruptly resigned from his job as the State Department’s special envoy for Ukraine, it wasn’t an international broadcaster or national newspaper that had […]

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The Growing Threat to Journalism Around the World

[This Op-Ed was originally delivered as a talk at Brown University on Monday.] Our mission at The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That takes many forms, from investigations on sexual abuse that helped spark the global #MeToo movement; to expert reporting that reveals how technology is […]

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William Y. Chang, Whose Newspaper Spoke to Chinatown in English, Dies at 103

William Yukon Chang, a Hawaiian-born journalist whose English-language newspaper for the children of Chinese immigrants in New York sought to promote an American identity in them, died on Sept. 4 in San Francisco. He was 103. His daughter Dallas Chang confirmed his death, at a rehabilitation facility. For 17 years starting in 1955, Mr. Chang’s […]

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Why Newspapers Are Fighting California’s Landmark Labor Bill

Good morning. ImageAssemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, talked to reporters in Sacramento after the Assembly approved her bill to give new wage and benefit protections to the so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.CreditRich Pedroncelli/Associated Press (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) The […]

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China Expels a Wall Street Journal Reporter in Sign of Tougher Line

BEIJING — China has effectively expelled a reporter working for The Wall Street Journal after he wrote an article about the cousin of the country’s top leader, Xi Jinping, in the latest sign of a government clampdown on media freedoms. The Chinese authorities declined to renew the press credentials of Chun Han Wong, a reporter […]

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What I Learned in 50 Days as an Intern at The New York Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. While working at The New York Times this summer, I had a job that didn’t include reporting or calling up politicians: I was an intern. Starting in June, I helped make the print edition of […]

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Gentrification Might Kill New Orleans Before Climate Change Does

Summers in New Orleans are always rough — hot, rainy, swelteringly muggy, then sunny and hotter again. But it has been an especially hard one this year, as the high temperatures and flood-inducing thunderstorms have been paired with what has felt like a weekly loss of cultural anchors. It’s always worrying for a town when […]

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Kashmir and the Fire This Time

Every summer in Kashmir begins with the question of fate. The sun, having traveled through a long, dormant winter, stretches wide open to mark the return of color and noise, electricity and traffic, cricket, weddings, song and gluttony in our gardens. Desire and humor ride through town and for a moment we meet life, not […]

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Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House

WASHINGTON — A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists. It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut […]

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A Times Editor Is Demoted as the Paper Discusses Its Coverage of Race

The New York Times said in a statement on Tuesday that Jonathan Weisman, a deputy Washington editor of The Times, had been demoted and would no longer oversee the paper’s congressional correspondents because he repeatedly posted messages on social media about race and politics that showed what the paper called “serious lapses in judgment.” Mr. […]

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Facebook Said to Be in Talks With Publishers on News Effort

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is pitching a new media initiative to license articles from some of the largest American news publishers and display that content inside the social network’s mobile app, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions. The project involves the social network striking deals potentially worth millions of dollars to publishers […]

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New York Times Up to 4.7 Million Subscribers as Profits Dip

As digital revenue becomes more central to the newspaper business — and with a small boost from the launch of “The Weekly,” a television show on FX and Hulu — The New York Times Company on Wednesday reported second-quarter revenue growth of 5.2 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Operating profit declined by […]

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GateHouse Media Owner to Acquire Gannett for $1.4 Billion

An agreement between two large newspaper chains on Monday laid the groundwork for a new publishing behemoth. New Media Investment Group, which controls GateHouse Media, announced that it had agreed to buy Gannett, the owner of USA Today and more than 100 other local publications nationwide. Once combined, GateHouse and Gannett will publish more than […]

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A Paradox at the Heart of the Newspaper Crisis

Phil Luciano, a columnist at The Peoria Journal Star, got a story tip recently about Caterpillar, the heavy equipment company that was based in Peoria, Ill., for 90 years before a recent relocation to Cook County. The tip seemed promising enough. But as one of only seven full-time reporters at the paper, he felt stretched […]

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A Future Without the Front Page

The most aggressive response to the collapse of local journalism has come from hundreds of upstart news outlets that have formed over the last 15 years. We asked several industry innovators — three founders of local digital operations, and the architects of a program aimed at bringing legacy newsrooms into the digital era — to […]

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