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March 22, 2014
The Pakistani version of The New York Times’ international edition was missing something. Wondering what it was? Click here. (ht Gawker)

The Pakistani version of The New York Times’ international edition was missing something. Wondering what it was? Click here. (ht Gawker)

11:59 // 1 month ago
February 26, 2014
According to a new poll from CBS News and the New York Times, eight out of ten Democratic voters would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016, nearly double the enthusiasm shown for any other candidate from either of the United States’ two primary political parties. Several potential candidates found support among just over 40 percent of their party, including Vice President Joe Biden and former Florida governor Jeb Bush; however, none of the figures in the poll came close to matching the approval of the former Secretary of State. (Photo courtesy of Angela Radulescu) source

According to a new poll from CBS News and the New York Times, eight out of ten Democratic voters would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016, nearly double the enthusiasm shown for any other candidate from either of the United States’ two primary political parties. Several potential candidates found support among just over 40 percent of their party, including Vice President Joe Biden and former Florida governor Jeb Bush; however, none of the figures in the poll came close to matching the approval of the former Secretary of State. (Photo courtesy of Angela Radulescu) source

16:15 // 1 month ago
February 12, 2014
Danielle Rhoades Ha, a spokeswoman for the paper, told the Associated Press that the publication of improperly redacted documents was a “production error.” The paper eventually removed and republished the documents with the identities properly redacted.
The NYTimes Leaks Sensitive Information in an Epic Fail
13:37 // 2 months ago
February 7, 2014
The most NYT headline in the history of the NYT. At least this week.

The most NYT headline in the history of the NYT. At least this week.

21:04 // 2 months ago
February 1, 2014
A media firestorm was set off by sloppy reporting from the New York Times and their suggestion that there was actually ‘evidence’ when it was a letter alleging that ‘evidence exists.’
An email from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s staff • Ripping the New York Times for running a story that claimed the governor had knowledge of the bridge closings that have sullied his administration in recent weeks. The “evidence” line is a reference to a phrasing change that happened after the story published, matching language used by former Christie staffer David Wildstein’s lawyer.
17:54 // 2 months ago
January 21, 2014
theatlantic:

The New York Times' Most Popular Story of 2013 Wasn't an Article

The New York Times has released its list of most-visited stories of 2013. As The Atlantic’s business editor Derek Thompson noted, they include four breaking news articles, one of which was a map; three health stories; a long narrative about poverty in New York; and two celebrity op-eds.
What interests me most about the list, though, is what’s at the number one spot: A news interactive made by Josh Katz and Wilson Andrews called “How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk.” It was one of many stories that news organizations published about dialect this year—The Atlantic made a video!—all inspired by a North Carolina State University dialect quiz, but it was, for the Times, the most-visited thing.
Read more. [Image: The New York Times]


That’s cool and all, but the most interesting part? One of the creators of the graphic, Josh Katz, was an intern. An intern drew more traffic to the NYT than any of their writers. Think about that.

theatlantic:

The New York Times' Most Popular Story of 2013 Wasn't an Article

The New York Times has released its list of most-visited stories of 2013. As The Atlantic’s business editor Derek Thompson noted, they include four breaking news articles, one of which was a map; three health stories; a long narrative about poverty in New York; and two celebrity op-eds.

What interests me most about the list, though, is what’s at the number one spot: A news interactive made by Josh Katz and Wilson Andrews called “How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk.” It was one of many stories that news organizations published about dialect this year—The Atlantic made a video!—all inspired by a North Carolina State University dialect quiz, but it was, for the Times, the most-visited thing.

Read more. [Image: The New York Times]

That’s cool and all, but the most interesting part? One of the creators of the graphic, Josh Katz, was an intern. An intern drew more traffic to the NYT than any of their writers. Think about that.

(via kenyatta)

10:40 // 3 months ago
November 12, 2013
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October 14, 2013
9:00 // 6 months ago
October 6, 2013
The assistant to this state rep called my friend back and said, ‘We’d like to hire him, but we Google every potential employee, and the first thing that came up when we searched for Maxwell was a mug shot for a drug arrest.’ I know what I did was wrong, and I understand the punishment. But these Web sites are punishing me, and because I don’t have the money it would take to get my photo off them all, there is nothing I can do about it.
College student Maxwell Birnbaum • Discussing his arrest for possession of ecstasy, and subsequent blackballing by a selection of mugshot websites through Google. If Birnbaum wants his mugshot to go offline, he’ll have to pay hundreds of dollars per site to remove it. The New York Times has a great piece on the issue—caused by sites like JustMugshots, which take content from police websites and repost it on their own—and the damage it causes people who have been arrested, even after their records have been cleared. Read to the end. Reporter David Segal seriously got some great results on this piece.
9:31 // 6 months ago
September 27, 2013
The best Nintendo-related correction we’ve ever seen. (ht Romenesko)

The best Nintendo-related correction we’ve ever seen. (ht Romenesko)

15:38 // 6 months ago