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11 Things I Learned from Viewing Annie

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I viewed Annie at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, it was the first time I had seen the production. The national touring company plays in San Francisco now through June 14th. Here are 11Things I learned:

New York Times Ignores Dangerous Consequences of Pro-Israel Amendment to TPA

James Zogby | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

The New York Times' coverage of Congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical aspects of the bill that it might be time for the "paper of record" to change its motto from "All the news that's fit to print" to "All the news we think fits, we print."

(VIDEO) Virtual Reality Coming to The New York Times Newsroom, Eventually

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.28.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

The challenges of distributing virtual reality at scale is one of a  number of hurdles at the moment, but the immersive medium will come to The New ...

(VIDEO) Video Journalists Are Finally 'Journalists,' The New York Times' Bruce Headlam Says

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

Not that long ago, video journalists were sort of appendages to print reporters, expanding and amplifying print stories.   That role has evolve to wh...

New York Times Editorial Board: Step Down, Bob Menendez

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

The New York Times editorial board on Thursday called on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to step down in light of his recent indictment on public corruptio...

(VIDEO) The New York Times has Moved to HTML5 Player, Here's Why

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Google's YouTube announced last month it would switch from Flash to powering its video player in HTML5 by default. But the video si...

(VIDEO) Social News Distribution At NYT's Forefront: Poorsattar

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.28.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The New York Times wants to make a bigger deal out of getting its stories out to users of social networks. Last year's leaked NYT ...

Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Still Interested In Purchasing The New York Times

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg L.P., might be trying to add "owner of The New York Times" to his alread...

Carlos Slim Becomes Top NYT Shareholder

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Media

(Adds details, background) Jan 14 (Reuters) - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder of New York Times Co ...

NYT Public Editor Tackles Diversity Issues In 2015 'Hopes And Dreams'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.02.2015 | Media

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has listed 17 "hopes and dreams" for the newspaper heading into 2015 in an end of the year article publ...

NYT Doubles Down On Chastising NYPD | Posted 12.31.2014 | Media

Many members of the New York Police Department are furious at Mayor Bill de Blasio and, by extension, the city that elected him. They have expressed t...

Michael Calderone

Bill Carter, Veteran New York Times TV Reporter, Taking Buyout | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- Bill Carter, who has covered the television industry at The New York Times for more than 25 years and remains one of the best known writ...

Love Yourself Like Willow and Jaden Love Willow and Jaden

Chara Campanella | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Chara Campanella

You know what kids? Love yourselves like Willow and Jaden love Willow and Jaden. You deserve it. You deserve all the insanity and enthusiasm and inspiration of youth. Life will get complicated and soon enough you'll have to pay for your own car insurance.

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Paper Reports 'Apology' To New York Times In English That Is Unapologetic In Arabic | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A war of words seems to be brewing between Egypt's top state newspaper Al Ahram and The New York Times. On Oct. 9, Al Ahram published ...

The 95 Percent Rule, Bulgaria and the NYT

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

Recent reportage in the New York Times reminded me of my 95 percent Rule: "95 percent of what you read about economics and finance is either wrong or irrelevant."

New York Times Throws Food Party (Updated)

Forrest Pritchard | Posted 12.08.2014 | New York
Forrest Pritchard

In their rush to include the most famous names in food, the New York Times appears to have overlooked the most important foodies of all: The farmers themselves.

Why Krugman's Vocabulary Needs to Be Refreshed

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 12.07.2014 | Media
Gina Athena Ulysse

Paul Krugman's "Voodoo Economics, The Next Generation" does not make any more sense today than it did back in 1980 when presidential candidate G. W. Bush used this term to criticize Ronald Reagan's claim that cutting taxes on the rich would actually -- "magically" lead to greater economic growth.

Luck Not Merit: Inequality and Opportunity in America Today

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 10.15.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

Three years ago, we launched New Voice Strategies, a nonprofit designed to close the empathy gap by giving individuals a more direct say in our public institutions.

FINALLY! NYT Agrees To Use The Word Torture

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.08.2014 | Media

The New York Times announced on Thursday that it will use the word torture to describe the United States' controversial interrogation tactics on terro...

NYT Writer 'Not Impressed' With White House Response To Pot Editorial

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Brent Staples, the New York Times editorial writer who penned one of the opinion pieces in an interactive series calling for pot legalization, told Hu...

We Want People to Change Their Minds

Bill McKibben | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Bill McKibben

Every one of us in the Western world has contributed to climate change. We drive, fly, cool, heat. Perhaps we draw pensions from funds that back Exxon and Shell. On and on it goes, since fossil fuel is knit into the fabric of our society. If, as the Times puts it, Tom Steyer is "shadowed by coal," so are the rest of us.

LOOK: New York Times Makes A Huge Blunder

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.29.2014 | Media

There was a blatant typo on the front page of the New York Times Thursday morning. Can you spot it? Look closely at the second headline in t...

The New York Times in Production Pact with IAC's Vimeo

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

The New York Times is expanding its video production  with some 30 series and has syndication relationships  in place with AOL, YouTube, NDN and Yah...

Times' Clifford Levy: "We are Reimagining the News Experience for the Phone" with New App

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.06.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

Clifford Levy, a two-time Pulitzer Award winning New York Times reporter turned editor, says that this week's  launch of NYT Now app represents the "...

(VIDEO) NYT CEO: We Have to Get Back to Ad Growth

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The New York Times must halt its digital advertising decline as a priority, says CEO Mark Thompson, even as he launches another paid digital service.