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Luck Not Merit: Inequality and Opportunity in America Today

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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.

NYT Focuses New Digital Subscriptions On Mobile

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media

The New York Times is launching two new subscription services on April 2 in the hopes of capturing more of the mobile reader market. An app called ...

NYT's Zimbalist: Redesigned Site Wants Sophisticated Paid Posts

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- The New York Times' web redesign on Wednesday opened the site up to paid articles from sponsors - but a distinction will always be clear ...

Few Media Outlets Have the Power to Alter the Facts of the Stories They Are Reporting... But NYT Still Has It

Peter Scheer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Peter Scheer

The Times, through its newsgathering alone, and before publication of a single word, was changing fundamentally the financial and technological underpinnings of the businesses it was reporting on.

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, New York Times!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media

Today is the 162nd birthday of the New York Times. It was born on September 18, 1851. This is how it looked then: The lead story was about "Th...

Government Attempts To Suppress NSA Reporting Backfire

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media

The decision by the British government to aggressively intervene in the Guardian's surveillance reporting has only led to further exposure of the secr...

NYT Editor Attacked By Anonymous Staffers

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media

Is Jill Abramson already on her way to losing the loyalty of the New York Times staff? Or are New York Times staffers just "whiny" and sexist? That...

How NYT Decides What Books To Review

Posted 04.23.2013 | Books

If you've ever wondered how to get a book reviewed in the New York Times, or why it is that some books receive several reviews over different editions...

New York Times Trashes Ailes Biography

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media

The Roger Ailes biography written by Zev Chafets was released on Tuesday and New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani had some harsh things to sa...

NY Times Announces Redesign

Posted 05.12.2013 | Media

The New York Times announced Tuesday that it is planning to overhaul its website. The Times unveiled a prototype for the new-look site, and said a ...

Politics and Foreign Aid: What Romney and Obama Can Learn from Huckabee and Lincoln

Tom Murphy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Hopefully the rest of the world was listening to Huckabee and Linclon when they wrote, "A healthier, less impoverished planet is good for all of us."

NYT Photos Don't Do Justice to Police Presence at Anaheim Protests

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Media
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

A picture is worth a thousand words is often used as short hand for the power of an image to convey information and elicit emotion. But a snap shot in time can distort reality and mislead, as is the case of the NYT's photo of police in formation in Anaheim.

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

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.

The Shocking New Deal Between Reporters And Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Media

The New York Times reported on Monday about a new trend in political journalism that many found unsettling. The paper's Jeremy Peters wrote that, i...

Telling a Story of Africa Through Youth and Innovation: 'My Africa Is'

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.

Mike Winerip: Telling Stories Through A Boomer's Lens

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty

It was the perfect way to start our interview, given the turn that Mike Winerip's career is taking. He answered the phone warmly and then immediately ...

GOP's 'Colossal Waste Of Time'

The New York Times | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

This is now the pattern of business in the House of Representatives: Spend most of the time passing bills designed not to become law but to satisfy th...