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Think Again: The Mistaken Bias of the New York Times's Public Editor

Eric Alterman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Arthur Brisbane left his job as the public editor of the New York Times this past week, deciding before leaving to double the degree of damage he has done to that institution -- and to the newspaper business itself, of which the Times is the unchallenged leader.

Spanked by an Insider

Warren Adler | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Warren Adler

I have been a consistent reader of the print edition of the New York Times since I was 13 years old. That is why I am gratified to see the Times ombudsman, Arthur S. Brisbane, in his swan song column finally state the obvious.

NYT Editor Calls Newspaper Out For Bias

Posted 08.26.2012 | Media

Arthur Brisbane accused the New York Times of having a liberal bias in his last column as the New York Times public editor — a piece that got a rebu...

Do Critics Cross The Line Into Character Assassination?

Howard Sherman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

The New York Times' Public Editor's newest work, "The View From The Critic's Seat," is a disappointment. While written with Brisbane's usual clarity, it sets up a premise and then utterly fails to address it.

Credit the Times -- and the Jewish Week

Len Levitt | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

After 23 years of subservience to the borough's powerful ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes announced the indictment of four men for attempting to silence an alleged victim of sexual abuse.

Who's a Hooligan?

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 08.21.2012 | Media
Robert E. Murphy

It is remarkably ironic that this old anti-Hibernian slur -- 'hooligan' -- is applied primarily to soccer fans, for accounts that I have read describe the advocates of Ireland's team to be the most cordial and well-behaved in Europe.

What Role Should Ombudsmen Play Today?

Poynter. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Media

What role should public editors play in today's newsrooms? Are they asking the right questions? What are they doing for readers and the news organizat...

Memo to The New York Times: The Public Editor Needn't Wear a Bow Tie

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

I confess. I am a man of words and thus, increasingly, a dinosaur. The New York Times' public editor, conduit to America's most influential news organization, should be more.

NYT Public Editor Out

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 07.21.2012 | Media

New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane will leave his position on Sept. 1 of this year, completing a two-year term as in-house watchdog for the ...

WATCH: NYT Ombud Stands By Controversial Column

Katherine Fung | Posted 01.23.2012 | Media

New York Times' public editor Arthur Brisbane appeared on "Reliable Sources" to defend his controversial column asking whether the paper "should be a ...

Bonfire of the Ombudsmen

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

January has not been a good month for media ombudsmen, as the in-house press analysts at our two leading newspapers have both come under attack for writing lazy, ill-considered commentaries that seemed to confirm the views of their most strident critics.

The News About the Truth, and the Truth About the News

Dave Saldana | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Dave Saldana

Let January 12, 2012, be marked as the date when the New York Times confessed, in an oblique but nonetheless conclusive way, that it theretofore had not been terribly concerned with discerning and reporting the truth.

The New York Times, Truth Vigilantes, Stenographic Journalism and the One Percent

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.16.2012 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

Though the overwhelmingly negative response to Brisbane was warranted, the episode itself illustrates the degree to which major political forces have already succeeded in bending the mainstream media to its will.

"Vigilante for Truth": An Accurate Headline... or Shameless Twitter Bait?

Seth Mnookin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Seth Mnookin

Today the New York Times asked for input on "whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge 'facts' that are asserted by newsmakers they write about." The response among my peers has been fairly unanimous: Are you f-ing kidding me?

Jason Linkins

New York Times Public Editor Asks Readers To Weigh In On Whether Or Not Reporters Should Attempt Some Sort Of 'Reporting' [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.12.2012 | Media

In a game-changing move that could have a far-reaching impact on the way journalism is practiced in America, New York Times public editor Arthur Brisb...

Bitter Argument Breaks Out At New York Times

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media

A bitter argument has broken out at the New York Times about the paper's business coverage. On Sunday, Arthur Brisbane, the paper's ombudsman, wrot...

News Coverage Vs. PR: Is Fracking a Panacea or a Ponzi Scheme?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

How to separate fact from fiction in evaluating fracking, the new and burgeoning next phase fossil fuel proffered by the gas and oil industry?

NYT Tech Correspondent No Longer Allowed To Offer Paid PR Advice

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

In response to the revelation last month that Ragan Communications was selling tickets to a "video rebroadcast" of David Pogue's advice for how PR pro...

Jason Linkins

NYT Public Editor Calls For New Editorial Policy Governing The Use Of The Word 'Torture' | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media

New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane deserves a lot of credit this week for noting the mealy-mouthed way his own paper has treated the issue of torture over the years.

Times Public Editor Picks Wrong Target

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Callahan

It is good that the New York Times has a "Public Editor" to keep an eye on the paper's ethics. But sometimes, it seems like valuable column space is wasted chastising Times staffers for minor missteps.