The Search for a Meaningful Clue to the Mystery of an Enslaved Ancestor

Old newspaper ads are serving as a window into the hopes and histories of hundreds of individuals who were newly emancipated.

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Five-Year-Old L.A. Times Investigation Becomes the Talk of the Town

A recent book by a reporter from the newspaper has ignited debate about how an explosive article he helped write in 2017 was handled by editors.

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Baltimore Banner, a News Start-Up, Aims to Challenge The Sun

The internet has pretty much killed local news wars. The Baltimore Banner, a nonprofit start-up, is trying to change that by taking on The Baltimore Sun.

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Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post

The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post’s editor, is to broaden the newspaper’s reach. A year into the job, she’s dealing with internal tumult over some longstanding grievances.

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What Depp Trial Means for Media Companies’ Airing #MeToo Accusations

Both the women making accusations, and the press when it publishes them, assume the considerable risk that comes with antagonizing the rich, powerful and litigious.

#metoo-movement, #depp-johnny, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #heard-amber, #jury-system, #libel-and-slander, #newspapers, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-post, #women-and-girls

Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and The Washington Post

The New York Times won multiple awards, and The Washington Post won the prestigious public service category for its reporting on the attack on the Capitol.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #pulitzer-prizes, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #washington-post

Joe Kahn Is Named Executive Editor of The New York Times

Mr. Kahn, 57, will take over a newsroom undergoing enormous change.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baquet-dean, #dallas-morning-news, #harvard-university, #hiring-and-promotion, #kahn-joseph, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #sulzberger-a-g

Joe Kahn: A Quiet Intensity, Matched With Big Ambitions

Joe Kahn, the next executive editor of The New York Times, has had a steady rise in journalism. It began with a decision to turn his focus to China.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baquet-dean, #bok-derek, #china, #content-type-personal-profile, #far-eastern-economic-review, #harvard-university, #hiring-and-promotion, #kahn-joseph, #macfarquhar-roderick, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #wall-street-journal

A Duchess Brought Low by ‘A Very British Scandal’

In a new show on Prime Video, Claire Foy plays a British aristocrat whose sex life became the subject of salacious tabloid stories in the 1960s.

#a-very-british-scandal-tv-program, #amazon-com-inc, #british-broadcasting-corp, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #foy-claire-1984, #high-society-and-socialites, #margaret-duchess-of-argyll, #newspapers, #television

Justin Smith, Former Bloomberg C.E.O., Offers New Details on Media Start-up

The former Bloomberg Media C.E.O. offered new details on the venture he is starting with the journalist Ben Smith.

#bloomberg-media-group, #buzzfeed-inc, #chua-gina, #harvard-business-school, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #smith-ben-e, #smith-justin-b, #thomson-reuters-corporation

Truth Is the First Casualty of War. These Reporters Tried to Save It.

Deborah Cohen’s “Last Call at the Hotel Imperial” tells the story of four foreign correspondents who sounded the alarm from Europe before World War II.

#books-and-literature, #cohen-deborah-1968, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #gunther-john-1901-70, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #last-call-at-the-hotel-imperial-the-reporters-who-took-on-a-world-at-war-book, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #world-war-ii-1939-45

How Billionaires Are Shaping France’s Presidential Campaign

In a nation with strict political finance laws, control over the news media has provided an avenue for the very rich to influence elections, this one more than ever.

#bertelsmann-ag, #bouygues, #campaign-finance, #canal-plus, #cnews-canal-plus-sa, #elections, #fox-entertainment-group-inc, #france, #lagardere-publishing, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #media, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #radio, #television, #tf1-group, #vivendi

Finnegan, Dog Known for His Exemplary Nose, Dies at 14

In life, animals are rarely treated with the respect due these fellow travelers on earth; when they die, we have one last chance to do so.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #animals, #deaths-obituaries, #dogs, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

New York Times May Publish Documents About Project Veritas, Court Says

A state appeals court said that a judge’s order preventing publication of the documents would not be enforced until a formal appeal could be heard.

#first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #wood-charles-d

Radical Ideas Need Quiet Spaces

Visibility is one thing. Actually mustering the power to fundamentally rearrange society — that is something else.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #computers-and-the-internet, #newspapers, #occupy-wall-street, #social-media

Jeff Zucker’s Resignation Reveals How the Media Has Changed

John Vinocur’s career was a rebuke to what his profession risks becoming.

#content-type-personal-profile, #international-herald-tribune, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #vinocur-john

Local Newspapers Find Hints of Success With Online Subscriptions

The numbers still pale in comparison with print’s heyday, but the increase is giving some publishers an unusual feeling: hope.

#alden-global-capital, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #lee-enterprises-inc, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tribune-publishing-company

John Vinocur, Foreign Correspondent and Editor, Dies at 81

After decades as a reporter for The A.P. and The Times, he became executive editor of The International Herald Tribune and a columnist on world affairs.

#associated-press, #deaths-obituaries, #international-herald-tribune, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #vinocur-john

Robin Herman, Who Pried Open Doors in the N.H.L., Dies at 70

When hockey teams barred female reporters from men’s locker rooms, she pushed back, breaking through a barrier and campaigning successfully for equal access for women.

#deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #herman-robin, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-islanders, #new-york-rangers, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #women-and-girls

NYT Hits Goal of 10 Million Subscriptions, Closes on The Athletic

The deal for the sports site, which was finalized on Tuesday, helped the company reach that goal a couple of years early.

#athletic-media-co, #audm-inc, #company-reports, #kopit-levien-meredith, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #stocks-and-bonds, #wordle-puzzle

The New York Times Buys Wordle

The word game, released in October, has millions of daily users.

#computer-and-video-games, #crossword-puzzles, #mobile-applications, #new-york-times-company, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #wardle-josh, #wordle

Robert Costa, a Noted Political Reporter, Is Joining CBS News

The longtime Washington Post political reporter will take an on-air role covering campaigns and elections.

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To Continue Reading, Swipe Left

“Bursts,” a conversational story format designed for mobile devices, allows readers to break from the vertical plunge and swipe sideways.

#new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

Editor Files Discrimination Suit Against The New York Post

In the lawsuit, Michelle Gotthelf said the tabloid’s longtime top editor, Col Allan, had retaliated against her after she turned down a sexual proposition.

#allan-col, #gotthelf-michelle, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #newspapers, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Michael Parks, Reporter Who Rose to Lead The Los Angeles Times, Dies at 78

A Pulitzer winner, he covered the Vietnam War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of apartheid in South Africa before running The Times’s newsroom.

#annenberg-school-for-communication, #baltimore-sun, #deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #parks-michael, #pulitzer-prizes

Carl Bernstein’s Eulogy for the Newspaper Business

Bernstein’s memoir “Chasing History” is a personal and affectionate look at the past, when journalism was thriving.

#bernstein-carl, #books-and-literature, #chasing-history-a-kid-in-the-newsroom-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #washington-evening-star, #washington-post

Carl Bernstein, Looking Back at His Start, Conjures the Newsrooms of the Early 1960s

“Chasing History” tells the story of his journalistic apprenticeship at The Evening Star in Washington, D.C., when he was in his teens and early 20s.

#bernstein-carl, #books-and-literature, #chasing-history-a-kid-in-the-newsroom-book, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

Is There Such a Thing as a Slow News Week?

The answer is yes. And Times editors are always preparing for it.

#news-and-news-media, #newspapers

Judge Says New York Times Can Retain Project Veritas Memos, for Now

A New York appeals court said the paper did not need to immediately give up or destroy documents related to the conservative group. The paper is still prevented from publishing certain documents.

#first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #reporters-committee-for-freedom-of-the-press, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sulzberger-a-g, #wood-charles-d

A Dangerous Ruling About The Times, Project Veritas and Press Freedom

A troubling ruling that raises First Amendment concerns.

#freedom-of-the-press, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #project-veritas, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Judge Upholds His Block on New York Times Coverage of Project Veritas

The New York State judge also ordered The Times to turn over any physical copies and destroy any electronic versions of documents a lawyer prepared for the group.

#freedom-of-the-press, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-courts-state, #wood-charles-d

Carlos Tejada, Deputy Asia Editor for The New York Times, Dies at 49

He was an editor in Asia for 13 years, including with The Wall Street Journal. One colleague said he had embodied the phrase, “Edit ferociously and with joy.”

#china, #deaths-obituaries, #hong-kong, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #pulitzer-prizes, #seoul-south-korea, #tejada-carlos-1972-2021, #wall-street-journal

Judge Clarifies Order on New York Times Coverage of Project Veritas

The decision allows some latitude for reporting until a final ruling is reached. The Times said the order remained “an unconstitutional prior restraint that should be dissolved.”

#baquet-dean, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas, #wood-charles-d

A Nobel Peace Prize Is Not Enough to Save Independent Media

It will take more than speeches — or indeed Nobel prizes — to save independent journalism.

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Social Media Companies Are Trying to Co-opt the First Amendment

They want the same protections newspapers enjoy. But they are not newspapers.

#first-amendment-us-constitution, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #law-and-legislation, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #texas

Local News Outlets May Reap $1.7 Billion in Build Back Better Aid

A small paper like The Storm Lake Times in Iowa would receive a big tax credit. So would Gannett, the nation’s largest news publisher.

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Judge Tries to Block New York Times’s Coverage of Project Veritas

The state court order, which The Times said it would immediately oppose, raised concerns from First Amendment advocates.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #baquet-dean, #boutrous-theodore-j-jr, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #libel-and-slander, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #project-veritas

Can The Washington Post De-Snark the News?

Sally Buzbee, The Washington Post’s executive editor, discusses the future of news and the media.

#audio-neutral-informative, #buzbee-sally, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #sonmez-felicia, #washington-post

U.S. and China Agree to Ease Restrictions on Journalists

The deal tones down a diplomatic confrontation that led Beijing to expel some American reporters during the last year of the Trump administration.

#china, #china-daily, #freedom-of-the-press, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas, #wall-street-journal, #washington-post

Ed Lucas, Blind Baseball Chronicler, Is Dead at 82

Sightless since 12, he became a baseball columnist and a radio reporter. He had a unique ability to know where a ball was hit by the sound of the crack of the bat.

#baseball, #blindness, #deaths-obituaries, #lucas-ed-1939, #newspapers, #radio

Zuo Fang, a Founder of China’s Southern Weekly, is Dead

When he helped start Southern Weekly, he charted a course for a freer era for the country’s press, which later became increasingly constrained by Beijing.

#china, #deaths-obituaries, #freedom-of-the-press, #guangdong-province-china, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #southern-weekend-chinese-newspaper, #zuo-fang-1934-2021

It’s Time for the Media to Choose: Neutrality or Democracy?

Jay Rosen on how the press fundamentally misunderstands American politics.

#computers-and-the-internet, #hemmer-nicole, #new-york-university, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York Times Adds 455,000 Subscribers in Third Quarter

After moving behind a paywall, Wirecutter added to the company’s revenue stream.

#advertising-and-marketing, #company-reports, #kopit-levien-meredith, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #serial-productions

Why Humans, Not Machines, Make the Tough Calls on Comments

Technology helps The Times field thousands of comments a day. But only human judgment can apply Times standards to reject a submission. One editor gave a tour of the decisions that make up her job.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #psaki-jennifer-r, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Hong Kong’s Civil Society Buckles, One Group Tries to Hold On

Unions and other organizations have dissolved after facing pressure under a new security law. The Hong Kong Journalists Association is hoping it can avoid that fate.

#hong-kong, #hong-kong-alliance-in-support-of-patriotic-democratic-movements-of-china, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional

Sheriff Is Charged With Falsely Accusing Black Newspaper Carrier of Threats

Ed Troyer, the sheriff of Pierce County in Washington State, was charged with making a false claim after saying the man had threatened to kill him, prosecutors said.

#black-people, #ed-troyer, #ferguson-robert-w-1965, #inslee-jay, #news-tribune, #newspapers, #police, #police-reform, #seattle-times, #sedrick-altheimer

Governor Accuses Reporter of Hacking After Flaws in State Website Are Revealed

Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri has asked for a criminal investigation of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who told the state that a website revealed teachers’ Social Security numbers.

#computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #missouri, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #parson-michael-l, #renaud-josh-journalist, #st-louis-post-dispatch, #teachers-and-school-employees

Two Journalists Started an Argument in Boston in 1979. It’s Not Over Yet.

A writer for an alt-weekly called out a Boston Globe editor for his “fealty” to the idea of objectivity in a column that reads as if it were written yesterday.

#boston-globe, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #real-paper

A Reporter Striking Universal Chords

The reporter Dan Barry on finding stories, his central purpose and how he ends the work day.

#galway-ireland, #ireland, #newspapers, #providence-journal, #writing-and-writers

He’s Australia’s Most Decorated Soldier. Did He Also Kill Helpless Afghans?

Ben Roberts-Smith is suing three newspapers that accused him of unlawful killings in Afghanistan. But much more than the reputation of one soldier is at stake.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #australia, #defense-and-military-forces, #libel-and-slander, #newspapers, #roberts-smith-ben-1978, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity