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Media Ethics: Issues Raised by Michael Lewis's Obama Article in Vanity Fair

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

By allowing the White House to approve quotations -- which Michael Lewis has admitted to doing for his Vanity Fair piece -- he is surrendering some of his independence as a journalist in exchange for access.

The New York Times Respondeth

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Rosenthal

These media successes are important because the American people need to understand that the flooding of metro New Orleans was overwhelmingly and primarily a federal responsibility.

Ex-NYT Public Editor To Bloomberg

Future of Capitalism | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Clark Hoyt, who recently completed a three year stint as "public editor"/ombudsman of the New York Times, is going to work for Bloomberg News in Washi...

NYT Public Editor Signs Off: I Felt Like 'Internal Affairs Cop'

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the past three years, my assignment has been to try to help this newspaper live up to its own high journalistic standards as it covered a historic...

Public Editor Clark Hoyt: NYT 'Misusing Anonymous Sources'

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

THE Times continues to hurt itself with readers by misusing anonymous sources....

Jason Linkins

Krugman/Sorkin Feud: Clark Hoyt Weighs In | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Andrew Rosenthal, who oversees the Times's op-ed page, backed Krugman, and Bill Keller, the Times's executive editor, said that if Sorkin erred, "he - and we - should correct it, of course."

The NY Times: Those Who Live in Glass Houses...

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It's not easy being a reporter for the Times. Besides the layers of assignment, desk and copy editors, reporters have to contend with a professional second guesser, known as the Public Editor.

The F Word: The Times' Bias Killed ACORN

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The contemplation-of-a-correction story is less about bad reporting than bias. The Times seems to have considered ACORN guilty from the start.

Why ACORN Fell: The Times, Lies, and Videotape

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Dreier

The mainstream media, including the New York Times, played a pivotal role in ACORN's demise through shoddy, opportunistic journalism. But all have refused to acknowledge their role.

Paterson Aide Calls For Inquiry Into New York Times

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) - Gov. David Paterson's chief of staff is seeking an internal inquiry into how The New York Times' reporting of a stor...

The New York Times' coverage of Israel-Palestine was Biased Before Bureau Chief's Son Joined the IDF

Lysandra Ohrstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lysandra Ohrstrom

This week the editors of The New York Times's sprang to the defense of Jerusalem Bureau Chief Ethan Bronner following weeks of controversy over his so...

With The New York Times Now Monitoring, Right-Wing Media Goes Bonkers

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Like a proud peacock showing off its feathers, the right-wing media was in full bloom, showing the Times all the tricks that have made the movement's trade so renowned.

Reading the Pictures: Obama the Double Agent?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-11-doubleagentobama.jpgWhat's to be done about the growing terrorism hysteria spreading through Washington and the corporate media?

New York Times Re-runs Retracted Story on Guantanamo Detainees' "Return to Terror"

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shayana Kadidal

Nine months ago, the New York Times published an absurd story claiming that 1 in 7 Guantanamo detainees had "returned" to terrorism. Amazingly, the paper has rerun essentially the same story.

Friedman and Andrews Play the Clueless Defense

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

"I just wasn't paying attention." "It never even occurred to me to mention it." What do these two statements have in common? They were both uttered ...

NYT Public Editor Slaps Friedman, Dowd, Andrews

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

IT has been a busy week or two for the ethics police -- those within The Times trying to protect the paper's integrity, and those outside, ready to po...

Journalism versus the Zombies

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Dailing

The dead rising from their graves to consume the living and overrun the earth, like so many other new trend stories, first broke on Twitter. In its e...

The Incestuous Merkins Produce Ethically Murky Doings at the New York Times

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roger Smith

The Times thought it fitting to allow the sister of Erza Merkin who steered $2.4 billion to Madoff to be prominently featured, and allowed her to get away with the barest sort of disclosure.

All the News That's Fit to Neuter

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

It's New York Times ombudsman Clark Hoyt's recent distinction between "straight news" and "personal opinion" that I think captures the reason that journalism is on the skids.

Public Editor: Just 10% Of New York Times Election Stories Policy-Releated

New York Times | Clark Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

THE CAUCUS, the politics blog of The New York Times, convened a virtual roundtable of voters last Tuesday to discuss what they hoped to hear in the pr...

NYT Public Editor: Palin Cronyism Article "Never Made The Connection Between Style And Results"

New York Times | Clark Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The next morning, The Times took a look at Palin's political style as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and as governor. The article was a largely negative po...

Gail Collins Defends Maureen Dowd Against Public Editor's Accusations

New York Times | Gail Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As a Times columnist, I never envisioned myself writing a letter to a fellow resident of the paper's opinion section. But I feel compelled to respond ...

In Praise of Ombudspeople

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The mission of the ombudsperson is to watch the standards and performance of your publication, with an eye to keeping it scrupulously top-notch as a service to your readers. That's a service that shouldn't be outsourced for free to random people on the internet.

Are Ombudsmen Necessary If We Have Bloggers?

AdAge | Simon Dumenco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A colleague of mine recently said some complimentary things about Clark Hoyt, the so-called public editor (i.e., ombudsman) of The New York Times. Unl...

NYT Public Editor: Hiring Kristol "A Mistake"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When we broke the news that Bill Kristol would be joining the editorial pages of the New York TImes as a regular contributor, we called it "a move bou...