Within an hour on the morning of Sept. 5, Chicago photographer Tonika Johnson had received a tag on Instagram, a tweet, a Facebook message and text from friends notifying her about the “The Great Divide” a photographic story by the New York Times that highlights the overt disparities in quality of life for residents in two Chicago neighborhoods. At first glance, Johnson’s … [Read more...] about New York Times photo essay that mirrors Black photographer’s project in Chicago prompts apology
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Editor's Note: This is an opinion column by Ben Lyons. On July 19, the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof wrote that “Hamas sometimes seems to have more support on certain college campuses in America or Europe than within Gaza,” (links original) in a column titled “Who’s right and wrong in the Middle East.” If you read the online version of his column, the first link (under … [Read more...] about Look before you link
The story sounded so good from the headline on p.1 of the Times’ Business Day section on July 11: “A Provocateur’s Book on Clinton Overtakes Her Memoir in Sales.” The provocateur is Edward Klein, long-time nemesis of Hillary Clinton and author of ”The Truth About Hillary.” (2005). And now his latest hit on the Clintons, “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas” has just … [Read more...] about Journalism for the incurious at the New York Times
The headline on p. A1 of the June 16 New York Times read: “Population Shifts Turning All Politics National.” The story by Ashley Parker and Jonathan Martin drew that conclusion from the results of two elections, the one in Virginia that cost Eric Cantor his position as majority leader in the House and one in Mississippi that could unseat another Republican leader, Senator Thad … [Read more...] about The New York Times gets all politics right. Or wrong.
Adam Nagourney of The New York Times demonstrated the power of one reporter and one video this week with his story about defiant rancher Cliven Bundy's racist remarks suggesting blacks were better off as slaves picking cotton. The New York Times was late to the story of Bundy's refusal to follow federal grazing laws and the armed support he got from people calling themselves … [Read more...] about Power of one pen