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Why 60 Minutes Needs a Public Editor

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Timothy Karr

So what gives? Why has one of the most revered news operations -- a program that has won more Emmy Awards than any other TV news organization -- turned its back on the kind of shoe-leather investigative reporting that has earned it a record-setting audience?

As Editor (Or Public Editor), Does Being A Woman Matter? Of Course

Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

Over the past couple of days, as I've been interviewed about my new job as Public Editor of the New York Times, a few interviewers have gingerly raise...

Michael Calderone

NYT Hires First Woman For Prestigious Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Buffalo News editor Margaret Sullivan, who was named Monday the next public editor at The New York Times, says journalism is at "a crossro...

Memo to The New York Times: The Public Editor Needn't Wear a Bow Tie

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Media
Jerry Lanson

I confess. I am a man of words and thus, increasingly, a dinosaur. The New York Times' public editor, conduit to America's most influential news organization, should be more.

"Vigilante for Truth": An Accurate Headline... or Shameless Twitter Bait?

Seth Mnookin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Seth Mnookin

Today the New York Times asked for input on "whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge 'facts' that are asserted by newsmakers they write about." The response among my peers has been fairly unanimous: Are you f-ing kidding me?

Obama Geography Flub?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

President Obama continued his push for the extension of the payroll tax cut on Tuesday during a swing through Kansas. Or was it Texas? While mak...

Times Public Editor Picks Wrong Target

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Callahan

It is good that the New York Times has a "Public Editor" to keep an eye on the paper's ethics. But sometimes, it seems like valuable column space is wasted chastising Times staffers for minor missteps.

NYT Public Editor Signs Off: I Felt Like 'Internal Affairs Cop'

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the past three years, my assignment has been to try to help this newspaper live up to its own high journalistic standards as it covered a historic...

Public Editor Clark Hoyt: NYT 'Misusing Anonymous Sources'

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

THE Times continues to hurt itself with readers by misusing anonymous sources....

The NY Times: Those Who Live in Glass Houses...

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It's not easy being a reporter for the Times. Besides the layers of assignment, desk and copy editors, reporters have to contend with a professional second guesser, known as the Public Editor.

Public Editor: Just 10% Of New York Times Election Stories Policy-Releated

New York Times | Clark Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

THE CAUCUS, the politics blog of The New York Times, convened a virtual roundtable of voters last Tuesday to discuss what they hoped to hear in the pr...

NYT Public Editor: Palin Cronyism Article "Never Made The Connection Between Style And Results"

New York Times | Clark Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The next morning, The Times took a look at Palin's political style as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and as governor. The article was a largely negative po...

Gail Collins Defends Maureen Dowd Against Public Editor's Accusations

New York Times | Gail Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As a Times columnist, I never envisioned myself writing a letter to a fellow resident of the paper's opinion section. But I feel compelled to respond...

NYT Public Editor Blasts Op-Ed That Tied Obama To Islam

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ON May 12, The Times published an Op-Ed article by Edward N. Luttwak, a military historian, who argued that any hopes that a President Barack Obama mi...

Are Ombudsmen Necessary If We Have Bloggers?

AdAge | Simon Dumenco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A colleague of mine recently said some complimentary things about Clark Hoyt, the so-called public editor (i.e., ombudsman) of The New York Times. Unl...