Inside The Communication Between David Paterson And The New York Media: CJR

01/31/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In March 2010, CJR filed two Freedom of Information Law requests seeking e-mails between journalists and Governor Paterson's two most senior press aides during the period of time when the The New York Times was working on an investigation that would lead to Paterson's decision to drop his gubernatorial campaign, and when Albany was seized by rumors about what the impending bombshell would be.

...We bring you a selection of articles and excerpts from the e-mails. Some are just for fun, but others reveal newsroom conflict, reporters angling for access, sharp elbows from the governor's communications staff, or previously unknown aspects of the Times's reporting. But they all have something to say about how reporters do their work.