Comments on: Help The New York Times save $$! http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: copper peony http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358375 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:12:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358375 I don’t care if the Times is on track to lose 3 trillion dollars like the rest of us in this country. The paper is a biased, derisive publication and has lost all of it’s journalistic integrity.

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By: Eric Jensen http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358373 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 01:06:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358373 There seems to be alot of obscure content in the front section of the paper. I reside in E Texas and receive the Times on FSS, and love it and enjoy the economic, business and editorisal sections. But some of your remote indigenous studies are skipped. You could probably find interesting indigenous leads locally like the reporter suggested, but please do all you can to stay in business for us w/e readers. I have to admit, pork bar-b-que is worth the trip to Texas. We call it pulled pork because the meat is actually pulled apart. No mask needed. Beer helps to keep the germs away.

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By: George Mitrovich http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358252 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 05:52:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358252 The New York Times is the world’s best newspaper. It is vital to America’s public interest.

Surely in that judgment I am hardly alone. I have suggested, therefore, The Times create a non-profit foundation that people can endow as they endow great universities. I cannot imagine any university or college whose day-to-day existence matters more to this nation than the publication of The Times.

Like any great institution, The Times is not flawless, but the quality of its daily performance exceeds that of any other in our land – whatever that institution.

Lastly, in their civic commitment the Sulzberger family has a long and distinguished history, and the only way to insure the continuing greatness of The Times is to insure the Sulzbergers remain in control.

George Mitrovich
San Diego

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358244 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 04:00:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358244 It’s precisely because of things like stories on a pork restaurant in Texas why I read the NY Times – because it goes different places and writes about different things.
Stop being so provincial and…dumb, NY Times investor.

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By: Larry Chandler http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358235 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 01:58:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358235 The NY Times circulates beyond New York. From what I understand, it sells more copies out of New York City than within. So what is local? I live in San Jose, California, and I am not interested the Bronx. (I’m also not interested in San Jose, but that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame!)

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By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358222 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:54:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358222 I don’t think that reporting on subjects of local interest to New York City means that you restrict yourself to wherever the subway, commuter trains and buses go.

Spitzer, beyond being the governor of the state that houses New York, is a New York City resident, and at the time was a high-profile public figure who made his home in the city. He lives there now, too, of course. Also, the NYT has a bureau in Albany so reporters don’t travel back and forth. So, and this is just my guess, I don’t think Albany and DC, where the Times has a presence, are quite the same thing as sending someone to write features about the seagoing birds of Patagonia or what-have-you.

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By: anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358219 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:31:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358219 Of course, that “local reporting” the Times’ Pulitzer was for was a story about the state’s governor, whose office is in Albany, and a sex act that took place in Washington, DC. And the Pulitzer was for “Breaking News,” an entirely different concept from local reporting.

That kind of thinking may be part of Pinch’s problem.

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By: Craig Whitney http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358218 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:31:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358218 Dear anonymous:
The dateline integrity entry in the Times stylebook says:
Because believable firsthand news gathering is The Times’s hallmark, datelines must scrupulously specify where the reporter was when doing the bulk of the reporting or gathering the most significant information.

The dateline should not be chosen simply to showcase the most exotic locale a reporter visited, or to highlight a single anecdote, but must indicate the site of the main reporting.

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By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358213 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:20:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358213 I think that this was a common, if disreputable practice, at a number of journalism outlets over the years. I don’t remember exactly how it started so don’t quote me, but I think it arose out of well intentioned convenience for harried and hard-traveling foreign corros and eventually transformed into the practice of lazy journalists. I also think, though I can’t say for sure, that the toe-tap or touchdown byline is something that the nyt and washington post now forbid because it carries a whiff of dishonesty. Ask them for the real story, however.

I can’t speak to the magazine editor scenario, except to say that it’s nice work if you can get it.

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By: anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/help-the-new-york-times-save/#comment-358203 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:21:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16297#comment-358203 Tough for me to admit as well, but I kind of agree. what about the Times’ policy of “touchdown bylines?” Essentially, a story is reported and written without travel costs, then the reporter flies to whatever location and barely leaves the airport simply to give the story a local dateline? What about a magazine editor who flies to san fran yearly, stays at the five-star hotel for a week, eats at the expensive restaurants, under the guise of “interviewing potential j-school interns?” The upper levels of these institutions have a kind of open-wallet, tenure-like work environment that economically, makes non-sense.

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