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Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Norman Solomon

The most renowned media critics are usually superficial and craven. That's because -- as one of the greatest in the 20th century, George Seldes, put it -- 'the most sacred cow of the press is the press itself.'

Public Editor Calls Out NYT

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media

Margaret Sullivan is at it again. The public editor of the New York Times criticized the newspaper on Tuesday over the use of anonymous quotes. In...

Finding Truth in Business and Beyond

Christine Bader | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Christine Bader

The metrics and values by which we construct business success comprise what we believe to be a false narrative of the world, which means serious risks to the world's most vulnerable communities.

Michael Calderone

NYT Public Editor Says Article Headline Was 'Unacceptable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.03.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan called out the paper on Thursday for publishing an “unacceptable” headline on a “qu...

Where Is the New York Times Going With Mark Thompson and Jill Abramson Sharing the Driver's Seat?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 05.10.2013 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

The New York Times is the most important newsgathering source in the U.S. and, in that capacity, a public trust in which we all have an interest. Times readers deserve a more detailed analysis of the quarterly report and the company's strategies.

WATCH: NYT Ombud Talks About Paper's Biases

Posted 03.27.2013 | Media

Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of the New York Times, appeared on "Morning Joe" Friday to talk about the newspaper's supposed left-leaning biase...

NYT Public Editor Presses Journalists, Editors On 'False Balance'

www.nytimes.com | Margaret Sullivan | Posted 11.16.2012 | Media

IN journalism, as in life, balance sounds like an unassailably good thing....

New York Times Criticized For Scrubbing Romney Story

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Media

The decision by the New York Times to substantially rework a critical article about Mitt Romney drew a rebuke from the paper's new public editor on We...

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.

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...

New York Times Public Editor: 'Lolo Jones Article Is Too Harsh'

Posted 08.09.2012 | Media

The New York Times' public editor Art Brisbane deemed the paper's controversial article on Lolo Jones as "too harsh" on Thursday. Jones, who has po...

Advice for the New York Times's New Public Editor

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 09.19.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

In accepting her position, Margaret Sullivan speaks of the need for transparency, but we also need a little more of a transgressive and disruptive public editor who sees larger patterns and is aware of the continuous compromises made to keep the Times afloat.

As Editor (Or Public Editor), Does Being A Woman Matter? Of Course

Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

Over the past couple of days, as I've been interviewed about my new job as Public Editor of the New York Times, a few interviewers have gingerly raise...

Michael Calderone

NYT Hires First Woman For Prestigious Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Buffalo News editor Margaret Sullivan, who was named Monday the next public editor at The New York Times, says journalism is at "a crossro...

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.

New York Times Names New Public Editor

Posted 07.16.2012 | Media

The New York Times announced Monday that Margaret M. Sullivan will be the newspaper's new public editor. Sullivan, who is currently the editor and...

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...

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 ...

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.

An Observation Regarding Fact-checking and Journalism From an Outsider

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.14.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

Okay, I'm not in the news business, and I'm not going to tell anyone how to do their job. However, it'd be good to have news reporting that I could trust again, and there's evidence that fact-checking is an idea whose time has come.

Jason Linkins

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

NYT Hires New Public Editor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The New York Times has named Arthur S. Brisbane as its new public editor. The newspaper's announcement appeared on its media blog Mo...

NY Times Public Editor Hits Paper Over "Seriously Flawed" Guantanamo Detainees Story

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WHEN former Vice President Dick Cheney assailed President Obama's plan to close the prison at Guantánamo last month, he used ammunition plucked right...