Tag: Newspapers

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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‘Abnormal, as Most Geniuses Are’: Celebrating 200 Years of Herman Melville

“Moby-Dick” was published in 1851, but The New York Times didn’t review it. In fact, The Times didn’t mention Herman Melville until 1861 — in a review of somebody else’s book, “Adventures in the South Pacific.” “The author has borrowed bodily, without giving credit therefor, from Melville’s ‘Moby Dick,’” the paper complained, while conceding it […]

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A Provocateur on the Front Lines of China’s War of Words With the U.S.

BEIJING — Inside a bustling, 700-person newsroom in downtown Beijing, Hu Xijin leads a 24-hour propaganda machine that some media scholars call China’s Fox News. Mr. Hu was one of the first to defend China’s vast detention of Muslims against international criticism. His newspaper has described Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as crazy. Thirty years […]

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The Jeffrey Epstein Case Was Cold, Until a Miami Herald Reporter Got Accusers to Talk

Julie K. Brown, an investigative journalist for The Miami Herald, expected to spend the week on the same emotionally brutal endeavor she has pursued for more than two years: interviewing women who say that, as girls, they were part of a sex ring run by the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. Months ago, she published a […]

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The Chicago Defender, Legendary Black Newspaper, Prints Last Copy

[For more coverage of race, sign up here to have our Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.] CHICAGO — Decade by decade, the newspaper told the story of black life in America. It took note of births and deaths, of graduations and weddings, of everything in between. Through eras of angst, its reporters dug […]

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Local News Needs Federal Help

As a conservative, I’m not quick to invoke the term “market failure” as a justification for government intervention. But that’s exactly what the decline of local journalism requires. Local newspapers, the first line of democratic accountability for local government, are in free fall. The Youngstown Vindicator, the latest victim, just announced that it is closing, […]

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As the World Heats Up, the Climate for News Is Changing, Too

As Europe heats up, Greenland melts and the Midwest floods, many news organizations are devoting more resources to climate change as they cover the topic with more urgency. In Florida, six newsrooms with different owners have taken the unusual step of pooling their resources and sharing their reporting on the issue. They plan to examine […]

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A Reporter for Whom ‘Burn in Hell’ Meant a Job Well Done

KINGSTON, R.I. — Where the black hearse had stopped, the honor guard began: nearly 60 journalists standing in silent formation outside a church on a rural New England road. On another morning we might be enemy combatants, but here we stood in solidarity, representing television stations, radio outlets, newspapers. The media. One of ours had […]

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I Shouldn’t Have to Publish This in The New York Times

Editors’ note: This is part of a series, “Op-Eds From the Future,” in which science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write Op-Eds that they imagine we might read 10, 20 or even 100 years from now. The challenges they predict are imaginary — for now — but their arguments illuminate the urgent questions of […]

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Exposé Entertainment Is the Surprise Hit of the Summer

This week, Jody Rosen published a long investigative article in The New York Times Magazine about a 2008 fire at a Universal Music Group vault that, he showed, consumed a significant portion of the label’s master tapes. It’s written in the classical exposé style, using documentary evidence to rip apart a cover-up by UMG, which […]

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‘Oversharing’ on Google Calendar, and Making Sure Readers Come Back for More

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jodi Rudoren, associate managing editor for audience, discussed the tech she’s using. Tell us a bit about your role as head of audience strategy. It’s a new role, and in many ways, we’re making it up as we go […]

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House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media

WASHINGTON — A congressional investigation into the power of big tech companies began on Tuesday with bipartisan concern from lawmakers that the government’s lax oversight of the industry may be doing more harm than good. In its first hearing about the power held by Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, lawmakers focused on the decline of […]

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