The New York Times
'Times' and 12 other news organizations write another letter to the NYPD, calling for answers in police treatment of the press
"There have been other reports of police officers using a variety of tactics ranging from inappropriate orders directed at some joumalists to physical interference with others, who were covering newsworthy sites and events," the letter reads. "Indeed, as recently as this Monday it was reported ... that at another OWS demonstration, police “officers blocked the lens of a newspaper photographer attempting to document the arrests."
Report: Internal grumbling that 'Times' publisher (and interim C.E.O.) Arthur Sulzberger Jr. travels too much
In a piece today about the "leadership vacuum" at the New York Times Co. following the abrupt exit late last year of C.E.O. Janet Robinson, Bloomberg's Edmund Lee and John Helyar report that some executives are uneasy about chairman Arthur Sulzberger's international travel schedule.
This is not the first time questions have been asked about Sulzberger's travel schedule—or the fact that he now appears to be in a committed cross-continental relationship.
Arthur Sulzberger to introduce 'New York Times' top editor Jill Abramson to Davos set with big dinner
Linda Zebian, a spokesperson for the Times Company, confirmed that Abramson, who's been in the post since September, "is indeed attending Davos this year for the first time."
Her predecessor, Bill Keller, never attended the conference. When we asked why, he said: "I'm just not that into conferences, but I know a lot of people find them useful."
Jodi Kantor gets a grilling from Upper West Side Barnes & Noble patrons about her book, 'The Obamas'
It's been a busy, rough week for Jodi Kantor, the New York Times reporter whose new book about the first family, The Obamas, entered the world on Tuesday to mixed reviews and controversy, as the White House aggressively counterspins her narrative.(11)
About that 'Times' story on Romney's Bain Capital that Gingrich wants you to check out: It was actually Reuters
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Many were surprised at Newt Gingrich's repeated plugging of a recent story in The New York Times about Bain Capital, the investment firm once headed by rival candidate Mitt Romney, during last night's debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester. Problem is: It wasn't in the Times.
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Early on during tonight's ABC News/Yahoo debate, Newt Gingrich stunned the filing room where all the media were gathered with his surprising salute to The New York Times, which he cited as a credible news source (probably to the disgust of some conservative voters), four times while responding to a question from George Stephanopoulos about Mitt Romney's tenure as C.E.O. of the investment firm Bain Capital.(1)
When a New York Times reporter asked Governor Andrew Cuomo whether he is thinking about pursuing national office, Cuomo pointed to his policies as proof that he isn't.
"I have been doing things and pursuing things that I would not if I were thinking about running for president," Cuomo said.
It's not immediately clear what things he was referring to, and anyway, it's hard to guess: When, precisely, would the imperative to govern well and the imperative to construct a record on which to run for president diverge?
Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to invigorate New York's economy with revenue he expects the state to raise, and jobs he expects to create, from legalizing table gambling. This new stream of money would help pay for health care and education-spending increases he's promising, while also keeping his promise not to impose any new taxes or fees.
In this extended preseason to the actual primary, it hasn't been much easier for the media to get a grip on the story than it has for the candidates: surging second-tier candidates have to be taken seriously until they don't; Mitt Romney looks set to pull away from the field until, time after he time, he doesn't.
For better or worse, the caucuses tomorrow will produce an actual result, kicking off the process of narrowing the field down to a single challenger.
And media outlets now must begin to contend in earnest with the rigors of the Campaign 2012 roadshow. What follows is a list of who's covering what in 2012 for a bunch of different news organizations we wanted to find out about.(2)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
“The idea of a ‘Hey honey’ story was ingrained in me very early at the New York Post,” said Kuntzman, who was now chowing down on a medium rare cheeseburger with a side of shoe-string fries.
“That’s something I don’t think people today at journalism schools are ingrained with,” he said. “The notion that on some level, something on the page has to be something that could make a husband say, ‘Hey honey, look at this story!”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that life-expectancy rates in New York City are at an all-time high, a result that was "influenced" by the administration's health policies.
"If you want to live longer and healthier than the average American, then come to New York City," Bloomberg said.
The 'Times' hopes, without any sign of encouragement, that Cuomo lives up to his promises on campaign finance reform
The New York Times editorial board wants Andrew Cuomo to fix the state's permissive campaign-finance rules in 2012, and offers a list of specific measures he could undertake to deliver on his promise to "root out corruption and clean up campaign money." Those measures include lowering donation limits, ending unlimited contributions to party "housekeeping" accounts and "tougher enforcement" and giving the Board of Elections more authority to enforce the rules.
The paper has about a dozen reporters assigned to the race full-time, at least eight of which will be parachuting in for the campaign events: Ashley Parker, Trip Gabriel, Michael Shear, Jim Rutenberg, Jeff Zeleny, Rich Oppel, Nick Confessore and Jeremy Peters. Parker and Gabriel are assigned to the leading Republican candidates, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, respectively.
Add two more names to the list of departing New York Times newsroom employees: Katy Roberts, who's manned a variety of high-profile posts during her nearly 30 years at the paper, and Jody Alesandro, a 23-year veteran once heralded by Jack Shafer for contributing some of the arts section's compendious capsule reviews, have both taken buyouts, newsroom sources told Capital.(1)