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
PRESCOT is at the centre of a media storm after it was cited by the New York Times as a "casualty of Britain's age of austerity". But where is the town, and what did the US broadsheet say about it? Here's what we know so far... Where is Prescot? Prescot is a town and parish within the Borough of Knowsley in Merseyside, England. It lies eight miles east of Liverpool City Centre. The 2001 census recorded a population of around 11,000 residents. Why did the New York Times call it a 'casualty of Britain’s age of austerity'? Writing in the New York Times on May 28, journalist Peter S.Goodman describes Prescot as a diminished town whose council is "desperately seeking to turn assets into cash". The US writer says: "A walk through this modest town in the northwest of England amounts to a tour of the casualties of Britain’s age of austerity." He claims the old library building has been turned into a luxury home, while taking in the "razed" leisure centre and the "shuttered" police … [Read more...] about Where is Prescot and why did the New York Times call it a ‘casualty of Britain’s age of austerity’?
Picture: AFP Toronto. Phil Gurksi, who worked for Canada’s intelligence service for 14 years, said that although the police had established no motive for the driver’s actions, they appeared to have been intentional, reports The New York Times. “What we know is that it was deliberate — this is not an accident,” said Mr. Gurksi. In a video posted on "The Toronto Star" the driver is seen confronting with the police and yelling "Kill me" as the police try to arrest him. The driver had a gun at this moment. © 2018 All rights reserved. Citing Focus Information Agency is mandatory! … [Read more...] about The New York Times: The drivers actions look deliberate
John Williams was named Tuesday as the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, succeeding William Dudley. He brings with him monetary-policy chops, a long history at the central bank and some notable quirks.Over the years, his public speeches have yielded a few key insights about the 55-year-old economist, who is taking over one of the most important roles in the global financial system. The job carries a permanent vote on interest-rate decisions and traditionally the vice chairmanship of the Federal Open Market Committee; a direct line to Wall Street’s biggest banks and brokers; and a front-row seat among international bank regulators. Williams, who currently leads the Fed’s San Francisco bank, starts in New York on June 18.1. Hard to LabelThough he was viewed as a monetary-policy dove in the early days of his seven-year tenure at San Francisco’s helm, Williams was more recently labeled hawkish: mid-2016 found him pushing for two or three rate … [Read more...] about Five Things to Know About the New York Fed’s Incoming President