Journalism is (mostly) fun to do. But it’s never been that much fun to watch, even in the days before it became so desk-bound – which is why movies about it always come with unlikely scenes in which nervous hacks meet shifty contacts on park benches. I began my working life in a fractious and slightly terrifying pre-internet newsroom, where the phones rang all day long and people still smoked at their desks, and honestly, hours could go by without anyone so much as shouting. Most days, the best you could hope for was that the editor would be moved to run, rather than to walk, in the direction of the back bench, page proof in hand. No doubt some people will find Liz Garbus’s four-part documentary series about the New York Times and its efforts to report on Donald Trump quite exciting (9pm, 24 June). But I could not love newspapers more if I tried, and it struck me only as mildly interesting. It’s not just that it’s hard to thrill to the sight of a headline … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight I love newspapers: so why was I bored by Inside the New York Times: the Fourth Estate?
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James Walton 30 June 2018 9:00 AM 30 June 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Back when his country was controlled by the USSR, the Czech writer Milan Kundera pointed out that ‘Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ was ‘four words, four lies’. It’s a strike rate that even the current US president has yet to match. Nonetheless, at one stage in Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (BBC2, Sunday) we did see him pull off an impressive three-sentences, three-lies sequence in a speech about — inevitably — the mainstream media, including the New York Times. ‘They have no “sources”,’ said Trump baldly. ‘They just make ’em up. They are the enemy of the people.’ Not that Trump will care, but by then we already knew how scrupulously the paper in question goes about its reporting. The New York Times has given the makers of this new documentary … [Read more...] about Fury and excitement – how the journalists at the New York Times have coped with Trump
Alden Woods The Republic | azcentral.com Published 5:03 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 Suzette Brewer was in the heart of her dream job. The freelance journalist had just finished her latest story for Indian Country Today’s glossy magazine. Her 3,500-word history of the American chestnut was scheduled to appear in the September 2017 issue, and already she was planning her next few months of work. Tribal lands overflowed with stories few other publications could find. Brewer, a member of the Cherokee Nation, tried to sort through them all. She gravitated toward Supreme Court cases and federal legal battles that could highlight Native issues. Few Native journalists could match her access to the courts. Few outlets could match Indian Country Today's influence. Then the editor called. Indian Country Today, he told her, was shutting down. “So what does this mean, exactly?” Brewer recalled asking, though she already knew the answer: Dozens … [Read more...] about ‘Our New York Times’: Premier tribal news outlet relaunches, still faces old hurdles
Last weekend I was cycling in the New Forest. Despite a weather forecast predicting thunder and rain storms from dawn until dusk, the weather was in fact blisteringly hot from the moment we stepped off the train. I confess I was not dressed appropriately. A combination of faffing to leave the house with an infant and a general lack of interest in cycling meant that I sported chinos where lycra shorts should have been. Despite my sartorial clanger, the expedition was a delight. After a modest nine-mile ride (which feels like 18 miles with a one-year-old in the back seat and an overloaded baby-changing bag slung over your shoulder) I was keen for a pint and something to read. Perhaps surprised to see it on the shelf of a Brockenhurst news agent, I grabbed a copy of the New York Times. As soon as I sat down with a cold beer I came to regret my choice of reading material. Read more: Trump bump? "Failing" New York Times reports record subscriber growth God, it was dull. Admittedly, it was … [Read more...] about Editor’s Notes: The New York Times sucked the fun out of my bank holiday break, Hammond’s upcoming nod to free-market economics and Pret’s tasty news
“We have already put in an advertisement here in the local paper in Selfoss and also decided to advertise in the New York Times. There is a slight difference between them” says Olafur Snorrason, owner of a gorgeous, two-storey house at Reynivollur 8 in Selfoss, Iceland. The house received a lot of good coverage from the real estate section of the New York Times, which is the largest newspaper in the United States. It is very uncommon to find an advertisement for Icelandic real estate in an American newspaper.Fjola Kristinsdottir, Olafur’s real estate agent, contacted a journalist from the New York Times who wanted to advertise real estate in Denmark. Fjola sent him information about some real estate properties in Denmark as well as Olafur’s house. She also sent in other advertisements for real estate in downtown Reykjavik. The journalist immediately showed interest in Olafur’s house listing. “I should print this advertisement out and hold on to it. I … [Read more...] about Icelandic home advertised in the New York Times