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Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. This is a seven-hour-and-14-minute audiobook about one president's extraordinary executive action.

On the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the world community were serious about honoring its commitments as articulated by the UN secretary general, it would move much faster to declare the state continuing a 47-year occupation a pariah state.

The New York Times, Kim Kardashian and the Information Apocalypse

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.29.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Yes, Kim Kardashian broke the web. But she did something good as well. She woke up a small but emerging community of information consumers who don't want her oiled posterior to be the web we leave for our children.

The NY Times Has Had A Really Bad Year

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Media

2015 is still a few months away, but the folks at the New York Times are probably wishing that they could throw 2014 in the dumpster now, given how ch...

NY Times Announces Huge Staff Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Media

In a sign of the persistent challenges facing the newspaper industry, the New York Times is planning to make deep cuts in its newsroom staff, executiv...

Ain't I a Woman, New York Times and Vogue?

Ronda Lee | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Ronda Lee

At women's professional groups, I am frustrated by the lack of women of color represented and the sea of sameness among their ranks. I am tired of Vogue magazine and now the New York Times insisting that only a European woman's shape is beautiful.

NY Times' Shonda Rhimes Scandal Gets Worse And Worse

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Media

The scandal surrounding the New York Times' piece on television titan Shonda Rhimes keeps getting worse. The Times' Alessandra Stanley set the Inte...

NY Times Hammers Congress, Obama Over ISIS War

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.12.2014 | Media

The New York Times editorial board sharply criticized President Obama on Friday for attempting to wage a new military campaign in the Middle East with...

Obama Blasts Afghans for Expelling Reporter -- So Why the Continued Pursuit of 'NYT' Reporter James Risen?

Peter Scheer | Posted 10.26.2014 | Media
Peter Scheer

The Justice Department's relentless pursuit of James Risen, and its refusal to recognize a qualified, first amendment-based, testimonial privilege for journalists, are serious mistakes. Now would be a good time for President Obama to correct those mistakes.

Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Let your children grow up to be farmers. Let them know what it is like to be free from fluorescent lights and laser pointer meetings. Let them challenge themselves to be forever resourceful and endlessly clever.

NY Times Reporter Injured In Iraq Helicopter Crash

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media

A New York Times reporter was injured in a deadly helicopter crash in Iraq, the paper reported Tuesday. Alissa Rubin, the Times's Paris bureau chie...

How To Save the 'New York Times'

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The problem with the newspaper is that they continue to see themselves as a newspaper, either a print version, or an online version of the same. They are not.

Grim News For The NY Times

AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. on Tuesday reported earnings that declined by 54 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectat...

NY Times Really Wants You To Know It Wants To Legalize Pot

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.27.2014 | Media

The New York Times' call to legalize marijuana in the United States is undoubtedly a landmark moment for the paper and for the continuing debate aroun...

Jill Abramson Opens Up About Sexism And Her Firing

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media

Jill Abramson sat down for her first broadcast interview about her controversial firing from the New York Times on Wednesday. Speaking to Fox News' Gr...

Jill Abramson's Dramatic New Comments About Firing

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media

Jill Abramson opened up about her firing from the New York Times in a new interview with Cosmopolitan magazine that was posted on Tuesday. In the i...

NYT Column Asserts: US Colleges Stink

Peter Greene | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Peter Greene

We have this test, and it proves that our colleges and universities are terrible. I wonder if the solution will turn out to involve government regulation and private corporate take-overs. I would try to figure it all out, but gosh, I graduated from an American college in 1979, so I am probably too dumb.

The Tragedy of NY Times Video and Network News

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

You can see just what the medium of journalism married to video could (and can) do when you search for the videos on The New York Times. Take a look at the video above. Then go to The Times and peruse all their offerings. It's astonishing.

7 Simple Things I Do That Greatly Improved My Life... That You Should Do, Too

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

Below, a list of seven simple things I have worked regularly into my life that have made my life better. And not just better. A lot better.

When Leaning in Gets You Fired

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Robyn N. Cohen

The boundaries that face us today, particularly in the business world, are going to take a lot more than just leaning in.

NY Times: Block Comcast-Time Warner Merger

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media

The editorial board of the New York Times has called on the government to block the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In a Tue...

Arthur Sulzberger Draws Heavy Fire Over Jill Abramson Ouster

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Media

Jill Abramson's firing from the New York Times may be dredging up a lot of complaints about her management style and strategic thinking, but it is als...

SHOCKER: NYT Editor FIRED

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Media

Jill Abramson was suddenly and surprisingly fired as the editor of the New York Times on Wednesday. Abramson, who was the first woman to edit the T...

NY Times SUED

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media

The owners of Texas Monthly magazine are set to sue New York Times Magazine as the Times hires former Monthly editor Jake Silverstein, according to a ...

YIKES: The NY Times Was INSANELY Wrong About Hitler

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media

Everyone makes mistakes, even august newspapers. We all remember the Pennsylvania paper that apologized 150 years later for saying that the Gettsyburg...