High Schoolers: Let’s Hear From You

We’d like to hear student opinions about what’s in the news. Write a letter to the editor in response to a recent article, and yours may be chosen for publication.

#education-k-12, #letters, #new-york-times

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Shawn G. Kennedy, Times Reporter in a Vanguard, Dies at 73

She was part of a wave of recruited Black reporters who began changing the face of the paper in the ’70s. She also helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #hiring-and-promotion, #kennedy-shawn-g, #minorities, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #washington-dc

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Dominic Fike Video Shows Paul McCartney and New York Times

Paul McCartney and the newspaper both make special appearances in Dominic Fike’s cover of “The Kiss of Venus.”

#college-point-queens-ny, #fike-dominic-1995, #mccartney-paul, #music, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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15 Favorite Episodes as the Book Review Podcast Turns 15

Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, highlights memorable episodes from her eight years hosting the show, including conversations with Robert Caro, Isabel Wilkerson, James McBride and others.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #writing-and-writers

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40 Acres and a Movie

Disney can’t change its problematic past. But can it make a new future with Marvel?

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #disney-plus, #marvel-entertainment, #morris-wesley-1975, #movies, #new-york-times, #pixar-animation-studios, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #soul-movie, #walt-disney-company, #wandavision-tv-program, #wortham-jenna, #writing-and-writers

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For 10 Years, Photographer Follows Up on Destroyed Village

After an earthquake and a tsunami hit Japan in 2011, Hiroko Masuike, a Times photographer, spent a decade documenting the attempts by 15 people to rebuild their community.

#japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #kesen-japan, #masuike-hiroko, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #photography

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A Theater Photographer Senses a Broadway Bloom

For Sara Krulwich, who has shot productions for The New York Times for more than two decades, a series of recent assignments hinted at an industry revival.

#actors-and-actresses, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #krulwich-sara, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #photography, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

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New York Times Names James Dao Metro Editor

A veteran of the paper is appointed to lead its local coverage as candidates line up to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, and New York City looks beyond the pandemic.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baquet-dean, #blumenstein-rebecca, #jim-dao, #lacey-marc, #levy-clifford-j, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #yang-jia-lynn

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From Serial: The Improvement Association

A true story about election fraud.

#bladen-county-nc, #corruption-institutional, #elections-house-of-representatives, #new-york-times, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #serial-productions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Crypto token of New York Times column sells for $560,000.

A digital collectible based on a column in The New York Times sold at auction on Wednesday, with proceeds going to the Neediest Cases Fund.

#auctions, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-neediest-cases-fund, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #philanthropy, #roose-kevin

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Gail Slatter, Who Helped Make the Times Newsroom Run, Dies at 68

For 40 years she was a guide and gatekeeper, working in “the morgue” (the article and photo archive) and on the photo and culture desks. She died of Covid-19.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newsroom, #slatter-gail-1952-2021

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Reporter Apoorva Mandavilli Makes Science of Covid Clearer

Behind some of The Times’s vital journalism on the coronavirus is a reporter who speaks seven languages, holds a master’s degree in biochemistry and, OK, has a weakness for “Bridgerton.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mandavilli-apoorva, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #science-and-technology

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New York Times Reporter Writes About Missing the Office

Incredibly, we have all worked remotely for a year. But I’m homesick for our office.

#barry-dan, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

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The Taliban’s Secret Prisons: A Reporter’s Perilous Trip

A perilous trip to find out more about these brutal incarcerations led to a wrenching interview and something extremely rare on this job: a hug.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #badakhshan-province-afghanistan, #buzkashi-afghan-game, #human-rights-watch, #kabul-afghanistan, #new-york-times, #politics-and-government, #taliban, #terrorism

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Covering the Royal Family: Reporter Discusses the Challenges

The Times’s London bureau chief talks about the challenges of reporting on Buckingham Palace and the fallout of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #buckingham-palace, #diana-princess-of-wales, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #london-england, #markle-meghan, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #royal-families, #television

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Still Processing Returns for a New Season: Subscribe Now

The culture writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris are back for another season — and no topic is off limits.

#culture-arts, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #wesley-morris, #wortham-jenna

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The Times Is Adding Disclosures About David Brooks’s Outside Work to His Columns

Mr. Brooks has resigned from a paid post at the Aspen Institute, a think tank, and will be involved as a volunteer with a group he founded at Aspen, the paper said.

#aspen-institute, #brooks-david, #conflicts-of-interest, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

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‘Vandalism With a Purpose’ and the Future of the G.O.P.

Ross Douthat returns with Michael Brendan Dougherty to tell Jane she’s wrong about Trump’s populist rhetoric.

#coaston-jane, #conservatism-us-politics, #debates-political, #douthat-ross-g, #national-review, #new-york-times, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Can Republicans Make Populism Work Without Trump?

Ross Douthat returns with Michael Brendan Dougherty to tell Jane she’s wrong about Trump’s populist rhetoric.

#coaston-jane, #conservatism-us-politics, #debates-political, #douthat-ross-g, #national-review, #new-york-times, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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John D. Pomfret, Key Figure in Revamping The Times, Dies at 93

As a senior executive in the 1970s, he was part of a management team that expanded the paper’s format, boosted advertising and ushered in computer technology.

#deaths-obituaries, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #pomfret-john-d, #sulzberger-arthur-ochs

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Ex-Times Reporter Who Used Racial Slur Publishes a Lengthy Defense

Donald McNeil, who resigned last month after the publication of an article on his conduct during a student trip, writes that he left the paper after “a series of misunderstandings and blunders.”

#baquet-dean, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #internal-storyline-no, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity

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Still Processing: Remembering Whitney Houston

We can’t forget what made her the greatest.

#houston-whitney, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #pop-and-rock-music

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Still Processing: Remembering Whitney Houston

We can’t forget what made her the greatest.

#houston-whitney, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #pop-and-rock-music

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Polk Awards Honor Pandemic Reporters

The Washington Post led all news organizations, with four prizes. The infectious-disease reporter Helen Branswell, of Stat, took the public service award for a yearlong chronicle of the coronavirus and its effects.

#branswell-helen, #buzzfeed-inc, #cnn, #floyd-george-d-2020, #long-island-university, #minneapolis-star-tribune, #new-york-times, #politico-the, #proceso-magazine, #san-francisco-chronicle, #statnews-com, #vice-news-tonight-tv-program, #washington-post, #yong-ed-1981

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New York Times Calls for Workplace Changes in Diversity Report

“The Times is a difficult environment for many of our colleagues,” the report found. People of color described “unsettling and sometimes painful day-to-day workplace experiences.”

#baquet-dean, #black-people, #guild-amber-r-1977, #hispanic-americans, #kopit-levien-meredith, #minorities, #new-york-times, #race-and-ethnicity, #ryan-carolyn, #sulzberger-a-g, #workplace-environment

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New York Times Depicts Total Covid Death Toll on Front Page

It began with one dot. Then it grew to nearly half a million. A graphic on Sunday’s front page depicts the totality of Covid’s devastation in the country.

#college-point-queens-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #design, #marsh-bill, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Jack Schwartz, Key Cog at New York Newspapers, Dies at 82

His guiding hand shaped countless news stories and careers. He died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #new-york-times, #newsday, #schwartz-jack

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Peter G. Davis, Music Critic of Wide Knowledge and Wit, Dies at 84

He wrote with passion and bite about classical music, and especially opera, over a 50-year career at The Times and New York magazine.

#classical-music, #davis-peter-g, #deaths-obituaries, #music, #new-york-magazine, #new-york-times

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Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Community in Covid Crisis

Photographing the impact of Covid on an ultra-Orthodox group there required unusual access. But that was just the first step.

#cameras, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #new-york-times, #tel-aviv-israel

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Pete Wells’s Odyssey as Restaurant Critic During Pandemic

To capture New York’s food scene in these times, I’ve adapted to many roles. But the essence of my job remains the same: hunting for a good meal.

#chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #falansai-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop

Other news organizations have their own personnel dramas. But none attract the spotlight like The Times.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity

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Control of Britney Spears’s Estate Debated at Court Hearing

Lawyers for the pop star and her father, from whom she is estranged, discussed how he would share management of her finances with a corporate fiduciary.

#bessemer-trust-co, #documentary-films-and-programs, #new-york-times, #pop-and-rock-music, #spears-britney, #spears-jamie-1952, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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New York Times Promotes Rebecca Blumenstein to Newly Created Role

Ms. Blumenstein will report to the publisher, helping to oversee newsroom operations and becoming a frequent public representative for The Times.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baquet-dean, #blumenstein-rebecca, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #sulzberger-a-g

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The Crowd, the Quiet, the Cutouts: A Strange Year at the Super Bowl

Did it feel like a home game for Tampa Bay? Benjamin Hoffman, who covered the game for The Times, shared the view from his seat.

#football, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #new-york-times, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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To Hear America’s Mothers, We Let Them Scream

In a special report, Times journalists ventured into the homes of three working parents as they navigated the daily grind of the pandemic. They also gave mothers an outlet to vent.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kenneally-brenda-ann, #new-york-times, #parenting, #women-and-girls

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Donald McNeil and Andy Mills Leave The New York Times

Donald McNeil, a veteran science reporter, and Andy Mills, who helped make the “Caliphate” podcast, were the focus of complaints inside and outside The Times.

#baquet-dean, #caliphate-radio-program, #mills-andy-journalist, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sexual-harassment, #the-daily-radio-program, #wnyc

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Andy Mills Resigns From The New York Times

Andy Mills, who helped make “Caliphate,” about the Islamic State, became the focus of complaints by former colleagues after a corrective editors’ note in December.

#andy-mills, #baquet-dean, #barbaro-michael, #caliphate-radio-program, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #the-daily-radio-program, #wnyc

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Times’s Five Minutes Series on Classical Music a Hit

Drawing on the passion of experts, a Culture desk series has doubled its audience for the genre.

#classical-music, #hamill-mark, #music, #musical-instruments, #new-york-times, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Improve the Oscars? We Asked Five Culture Journalists

Yes, even in a year when the show will be held during a pandemic, the question is predictable. But these answers aren’t.

#academy-awards-oscars, #movies, #new-york-times, #television

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Mets Owner Steven Cohen Deletes Twitter Account After Threats

The Mets owner said his family had been targeted on the social media service. The move comes after he was pulled into the stock-market tug of war over GameStop.

#barstool-sports-inc, #baseball, #cohen-steven-a, #cyberharassment, #new-york-times, #portnoy-dave-1977

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Paul Krugman on Biden, Bitcoin and Deficit Delusions

Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman discuss Covid economics, cryptocurrencies and deficit delusions.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #krugman-paul, #minimum-wage, #new-york-times

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New York Times Reporter Is Accused of Using Racial Slur With Student Group

Remarks in 2019 by Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science correspondent, during an educational trip led to complaints from students and parents. The Times has offered an apology.

#indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #new-york-times

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Washington Post, Reuters and Los Angeles Times Search for New Top Editors

In an industrywide changing of the guard, other big newsroom jobs that have come open include the No. 1 slots at Vox, HuffPost and Wired.

#adler-stephen-j, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #associated-press, #baquet-dean, #baron-martin-d, #brown-tina, #buzzfeed-inc, #chan-sewell, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #espn, #huffington-post, #ishmael-stacy-marie, #lacey-marc, #los-angeles-times, #magazines, #merida-kevin-1957, #min-janice, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #patel-nilay, #pearlstine-norman, #peretti-jonah-h, #reuters-group-plc, #ryan-carolyn, #ryan-frederick-j-jr, #turner-julia, #verge-the-vox-media-llc, #vox-media-inc, #washington-post, #wired-magazine

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New York Times Names Cliff Levy to a Top Editing Role

In the wake of a correction to The Times’s “Caliphate” podcast, the veteran editor will advise the audio department before taking on a broader role.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baquet-dean, #caliphate-radio-program, #dolnick-sam, #kahn-joseph, #levy-clifford-j, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #podcasts, #ryan-carolyn

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Bonus: Kara and Kevin Roose Debrief on Chris Best

They also discuss “flouncing” and whether a Substack newsletter would be too much work for Donald Trump.

#4chan, #facebook-inc, #new-york-times, #parler-llc, #qanon, #roose-kevin, #substack-inc, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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25 Great Writers and Thinkers Weigh In on Books That Matter

To celebrate the Book Review’s 125th anniversary, we’re dipping into the archives to revisit our most thrilling, memorable and thought-provoking coverage.

#atwood-margaret, #baldwin-james-1924-87, #bambara-toni-cade, #books-and-literature, #didion-joan, #ephron-nora, #hughes-langston, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #king-stephen, #le-guin-ursula-k, #new-york-times, #whitehead-colson, #writing-and-writers

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Kathleen Kingsbury Is Named New York Times Opinion Editor

She spent seven months as the section’s interim head after replacing James Bennet, who resigned under pressure. Now she officially takes a job that has been a steppingstone to the top editor position at The Times.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bennet-james, #boston-globe, #kingsbury-kathleen, #new-york-times, #newspapers

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Florida ‘Monkey Whisperer’ Is Charged With Illegal Animal Sales

Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, who runs an exotic animal ranch, illegally sold rare monkeys, prosecutors said.

#alabama, #animals, #california, #florida, #monkeys-and-apes, #nevada, #new-york-times, #south-carolina, #united-states, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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The Times’s 24-Hour Global Relay: New York to Hong Kong and Seoul to London

From New York to Hong Kong/Seoul to London, journalists can collaborate around the clock to report on a breaking story.

#hong-kong, #london-england, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #seoul-south-korea

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War-Zone Experience Carries Journalists Into Inauguration Coverage

Reporters and photographers who are no strangers to conflict are among those assigned to what is usually a day of pageantry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #di-giovanni-janine, #ferguson-adam-1978, #haviv-ron, #inaugurations, #independent-of-london-the, #intercept-the-magazine, #new-york-magazine, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-news, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #washington-dc

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