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NY Times' Public Editor Criticizes Paper's Iraq Coverage

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan was very critical of the paper's recent Iraq coverage and warned Saturday that the Times could be heade...

NYT Public Editor's Incredible Takedown Of Newspaper's Glenn Greenwald Review

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan weighed in on the controversy surrounding the newspaper's negative review of Glenn Greenwald's book on ...

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.'

NY Times Public Editor Criticizes THAT Hillary Clinton Cover

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.24.2014 | Media

The New York Times has already faced much criticism over what some have called "sexist" magazine front covers, but now its public editor is chiming in...

NYT Public Editor: Finally!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.14.2014 | Media

Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of The New York Times, has been vocal in her criticism over the newspaper's compliance with government requests. ...

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.

NY Times' Christie Changes Draw In-House Criticism

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media

The New York Times' public editor sided with critics of the paper who thought that an editor's note should have been attached after changes were made ...

Is Carbon Pricing a Diversion From the Real Story?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

One of the more solid tenets of Big Oil dogma has always been that carbon pricing, whether a straightforward tax or a market-based cap-and-trade system, is terrible and conservatives must stand in unison against it.

NYT Public Editor Responds To Criticism Over Series About Homeless Child | MARGARET SULLIVAN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media

Here’s my take: The overall purpose of this investigation was not a political one, and was not the right place for a policy debate. It was to tell t...

NYT's Climate Change Problem | Posted 01.24.2014 | Media

EARLY this year, The Times came under heavy criticism from many readers who care deeply about news coverage about the environment -- especially climat...

Michael Calderone

NYT Public Editor Says Article Headline Was 'Unacceptable' | 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...

NY Times Public Editor Criticizes Newspaper Over NSA, Israel Story

Posted 09.16.2013 | Media

Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times' public editor, criticized the newspaper on Monday over its decision not to cover the Guardian's story about the...

The Power of a Photograph

Joan Gage | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Joan Gage

Today, when we're all aware of the ways that an image can be manipulated, it's hard to realize how shocking and convincing the first photographic images were in the 1840's, after Louis Daguerre revealed his discovery to the world.

NYT Syria Coverage Comes Under Criticism

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Media

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan criticized the paper's coverage of the impending attack on Syria in a Friday column, saying the Times h...

Jason Linkins

Nate Silver Was Apparently Really 'Disruptive' In The Way He Got Lots Of People To Visit The New York Times' Website | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan weighs in on this weekend's big media news -- the departure of polling guru Nate Silver from the Times ...

NYT Public Editor Criticizes Paper's Hastings Obit

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Media

The New York Times' public editor criticized the paper's obituary for the late Michael Hastings, saying that it did not capture "what a distinctive fi...

Media Challenge Their Own

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Perhaps the solution to the problem of the huge number of innocent lives snuffed out annually lies not just in legislation and letters to Congress. It may also lie in hard-hitting and unbiased reporting.

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...

Getting It First, Or Getting It Right? | Posted 02.23.2013 | Media

THE media critic Jack Shafer wrote recently that, in the age of Twitter, the public had better get used to a new fact of life: News stories, especiall...

NY Times Criticized For Its Coverage Of Bradley Manning Trial

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media

The New York Times is continuing to receive criticism for its relative lack of coverage of the trial of alleged WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning. T...

Fighting False Balance In The Media

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 12.05.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Reports on Catholicism are especially vulnerable to false balance, and often it is achieved through manipulation of the name "Catholic" and religious symbols such as veils and Roman collars.

Michael Calderone

New York Times Announces New Quote Approval Policy | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2012 | Media

The New York Times announced Thursday that the paper would end the increasingly common journalistic practice of "quote approval," which allowed news s...

Everything That's Wrong With the 'Liberal Media,' in One Terrible Article

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

A recent New York Times article, Ethan Bronner, has been subject to harsh criticism for practicing the worst kind of stenographic, he-said, she-said journalism. The facts are clear: studies have repeatedly shown that in-person voting fraud is virtually non-existent.

NYT Public Editor Presses Journalists, Editors On 'False Balance' | Margaret Sullivan | Posted 11.16.2012 | Media

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

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.