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New York Times Reinforces Inane Debate Questions

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Last night I expressed my distain for the ABC News questions aimed at Democratic Party presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, including my favorite: Why doesn’t Obama wear an American flag lapel pin?
It took about an hour before the first real policy question was asked, then the debate took on some semblance of high [...]

NYTimes: Grim News for Newspapers

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

A New York Times business section story took a particularly grim view of the present state and future prospects of the newspaper industry. Here is just one bitter taste:
In 2007, combined print and online ad revenue fell about 7 percent. In the last six decades, only one other year — 2001, when there was a [...]

Want to be in NYTimes? Call for a Public Hanging

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I find myself often getting a little miffed at Clark Hoyt’s Public Editor column for the New York Times. I am again. On Sunday he runs a column that says that of 700 people who wrote to him about the the choice of William Kristol as a columnist only one thought it a good choice. One [...]

NYTimes Statistic, Can It Be True?

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

In New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt’s piece today, If It’s Fit to Blog, Is It Fit to Print?,  there is a statistic that I found quite amazing. He writes:
Editors may be tempted to think that if the newspaper’s Web site has a story, the newspaper has covered it, but more than 80 percent of readers [...]

NYTimes: All the News thats Fit to Print, Archive, Digitize…..

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Maybe it’s been around for a while, but I noticed a most telling house ad in The New York Times hard copy today. It reads: All the news that’s fit to print. stream. archive. digitize. e-mail. personalize. broadcast. blog. feed. debate. click. …