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Bill Keller Leaving The New York Times

Posted 02.09.2014 | Media

Bill Keller, the former executive editor of The New York Times, announced that he is leaving the paper to join a nonprofit journalism organization. ...

Caveat Scriptor -- Let the Writer Beware!

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Joan Z. Shore

The recent flap over Lisa Bonchek Adams' tweets about her cancer, and the bigger flap about the columns written by Bill Keller and his wife, Emma Gilb...

In Times of Pain, Illness, Suffering, and Dying, 'That Which Is Shareable Is Bearable'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media
BJ Gallagher

As writers themselves, you'd think that the Kellers would appreciate the power of writing as a process for understanding life and coming to terms with painful experiences. Writing is a powerful way of connecting with others. Writing helps us reach inward -- and upward -- to find the holy, the numinous, the transcendent.

Cancer Patient Responds To 'Cancer Shaming' Article

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Bill and Emma Keller have both come under intense scrutiny in recent days for their comments about Lisa Bonchek Adams, a blogger fighting advanced bre...

Public Disease

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 03.16.2014 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Imagine a world in which there is no stigma about illness, in which ailments are not a matter of privacy or lost insurance or jobs, in which we collectively share and learn as much as we can about what afflicts us so it can afflict fewer. It's just data.

There Is No Gentle Death for A Mother

Allison Tate | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

Lisa Bonchek Adams is not "live tweeting her terminal illness." She is live tweeting her LIFE -- much the same way the rest of us who use social media do -- which includes grief, loss, and yes, terminal illness.

What the Kellers Forgot to Say About Lisa Adams and Cancer

Lacy Crawford | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Lacy Crawford

Smart cultural observers will consider what happens to empathy when human beings learn intimate and heartbreaking things about one another, but never come close to meeting face-to-face. Can we suffer with someone we don't actually know?

NYT Columnist Addresses Backlash

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

New York Times columnist Bill Keller addressed the backlash from readers over his op-ed about a cancer patient on Monday. Keller wrote about Lisa ...

Jason Linkins

Fancy Newspaper Columnists Aggrieved Cancer Patient Is Getting Attention On Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Well, we're less than two weeks into the new year and we've already got an early contender for the 2014 "Piece You're Glad You Weren't Dumb Enough To ...

Partners Parse Popularity of Twitter Powerhouse: Doesn't End Well For Them

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 03.15.2014 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I've worked at a newspaper, and have interviewed at them since the advent of social media. Some of the Twitter-related questions asked in one interview sounded like Unfrozen Caveman Editor, but maybe that crew has caught up by now. The medium isn't slowing down for anyone to catch up.

Lisa Belkin

The Problem With Criticizing A Woman Who Documents Her Cancer Treatment Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

For years, Lisa Bonchek Adams has, very publicly, chronicled her breast cancer treatment on the internet. On Wednesday, Guardian reporter Emma Gilb...

NYT Columnist Under Fire For Cancer Op-Ed

Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

UPDATE: The Guardian removed Emma Keller's piece about Adams on Monday, writing, "This post has been deleted with the agreement of the subject because...

Days of Fire Generates More Heat Than Light

Jay Pinho | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Jay Pinho

Exclusive meeting scenes set in the Oval Office feel as if they are being narrated by each of the characters themselves, creating a disorienting sensation in which everyone is somehow cast in the best possible light simultaneously.

When It Comes to Education Reform, Which Political Party Is the Stupid Party?

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Marc Epstein

Listen to any conservative talk show host and they'll regularly remind their audience that the Republicans are the party of ideas and that their books consistently top the best-seller charts. But for some undiagnosed reason they've managed to win only two of the past six presidential elections.

The Terror Con

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

For defense contractors, the government officials who write them mega checks, and the hawks in the media who cheer them on, the name of the game is threat inflation. And no one has been better at it than the folks at Booz Allen Hamilton.

David Brooks, Tom Friedman, Bill Keller Wish Snowden Had Just Followed Orders

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Edward Snowden is transcending the moral limits of authority and insisting that we can fully defend the Bill of Rights, emphatically including the Fourth Amendment. What a contrast with New York Times columnists David Brooks, Thomas Friedman and Bill Keller.

What Is The Guardian Guarding?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.07.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The Guardian piece seems to have done no harm and may even do some good, but calling it a "scoop" just emphasizes the short attention span of the world's news organizations.

Michael Calderone

Press Scandal Raises Huge Questions For The Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- In 1971, Max Frankel, then-Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, described how journalists and government officials routinely w...

Iraq Revisited: Bill Keller Turns Hawk Again, This Time on Syria

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.07.2013 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Keller concludes: "Whatever we decide, getting Syria right starts with getting over Iraq." Then we can get over Syria -- with Iran? Remember when Iraq was supposed to help us "get over" Vietnam?

How I Wrote My Book Endtimes? Crisis and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 07.07.2013 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

As a lifelong reader of the Times, I was interested in how the Times was evolving in the face of the rising influence of the Internet and the changing business model in which advertisers were taking less space if any in the print paper.

'An Open System of Closed Enclaves': Tolerance, Past and Present, in America

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

There's a growing national consensus that fighting to the death doesn't meet the needs of modern America. Only a president can instruct the nation on the need for a re-thinking of our political values.

South by Southwest: More Than Money-making

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

"South By," to use that rather flat, familial nickname habitués have given their annual festival here, South by Southwest, contrived to be in itself a somewhat flat event this year.

How 'Liberal Media' Keep Blaming Obama for GOP's Radical Behavior

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

If you're an obstructionist Republican and the press blames Obama for your actions, why would you ever change your obstructionist ways? Answer: You wouldn't. And they haven't.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: The Deficit Debate Needs More 'Mark To Market' Accountability

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

As veteran critics of the post-crash financial industry well know, one thing that has allowed big banks to maintain their rosy outlook is a rule chang...

Questions For The Next Pope: Is Garry Wills A Catholic? Am I?

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Robert E. Murphy

These questions come to me as, almost simultaneously, the pope resigns, America's leading newspaper reports day after day about continuing sexual abuse, homosexual culture and political intrigue in the Church, and Professor Wills, this country's most longstanding and prolific Catholic gadfly, publishes perhaps his most iconoclastic book yet about Christian faith.