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CHINA CENSORS CNN REPORT

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Chinese authorities on Thursday blacked out a six-minute report by CNN International’s Hala Gorani about the New York Times‘s allegations that China had hacked into its bureau in Shanghai and Beijing. The Times said on Wednesday that the hacking coincided with its reports that relatives of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao had earned billions of dollars […]

NY TIMES MEDIA COLUMNIST BLASTS ISRAEL’S ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS

November 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

New York Times media columnist David Carr has added his voice to those condemning Israel’s acknowledged targeting and killing of three employees of Hamas news organizations last week. A spokeswoman for the Israeli Defense Forces described the journalists as “people who have relevance to terror activity.” Commented Carr in a column on Sunday: “So it […]

SULZBERGER GIVES EX-BBC HEAD HIS BLESSING, DESPITE SCANDAL

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times‘s ombudsman may have expressed serious doubts about the qualifications of former BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s qualifications to become president and CEO of The New York Times Company in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal in the U.K., but Chairman/Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. apparently has none. In a message […]

NY TIMES OMBUDSMAN CALLS FOR PROBE OF INCOMING CEO

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The welcome mat is being pulled out from under Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of the New York Times, by Margaret Sullivan, the newspaper’s ombudsman. In a post on the newspaper’s blog on Tuesday, Sullivan called on the Times‘s journalists to investigate Thompson’s knowledge of the late host Jimmy Savile’s behavior with teenage girls […]

NEWSPAPERS ENHANCING VIDEO CONTENT

August 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal each announced upgrades to their video services on Monday. NYTimes.com was relaunched with a new design, including a larger window for its videos, and a navigation system in which the videos appear in channels based on subjects, including World, U.S., Business, Science, Arts, Opinion, etc. Meanwhile, […]

VIEWERS WATCHING MORE NEWS, BELIEVING IT LESS

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The “believability” ratings of the major TV and print news organizations have taken another hit. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, only 56 percent of the population give the 13 organizations included in the survey a positive believability rating. That compares with 62 percent in 2010 […]

EX-BBC CHIEF TO HEAD THE NEW YORK TIMES

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to expand its global reach, the New York Times has hired former BBC Director General Mark Thompson to become its new president and CEO. Thompson has demonstrated his ability to turn the BBC into an international powerhouse, aware that an estimated one billion people worldwide can now understand English. However, he […]

AILES REPORTEDLY REGRETS COMMENTS ABOUT NEW YORK TIMES

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes regrets his choice of words at Ohio University last Monday when he referred to New York Times reporters as “a bunch of lying scum,” media reporter Howard Kurtz wrote today (Wednesday) in TheDailyBeast.com. Kurtz, who remarked that Ailes’s words amounted to “a pretty sweeping indictment of a top newspaper, even […]

NEWS WEBSITES COMPETING WITH TV NEWS

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Broadcast and cable news are about to encounter some formidable competition. The New York Times reported on Sunday that some of the nation’s leading news websites, including Politico.com, the HuffingtonPost.com, and the online versions of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the Times itself are ramping up video operations, including building stages […]

OLBERMANN VS. THE NEW YORK TIMES

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Now Keith Olbermann is feuding with the New York Times, which was the first to report on his feud with the powers-that-be at his Current TV channel. Olbermann on Thursday took to Twitter to complain about the report by Brian Stelter, at one point accusing Stelter of “flat-out lying” and remarking that it represented “unsupervised […]

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