The New York Times has found a solution to global warming. Well, maybe not. But it has revealed a misguided approach to covering climate change, one that is quick to embrace homespun narratives while overlooking difficult data.
It was easy to miss the news about the $864 million legal payout by Moody’s Investors Service over its ratings of crisis-era mortgage securities. It was announced on a Friday afternoon, just as the last of the Obama Justice Department staff was cleaning out their desks to make way for the new administration.
The New York Times is jumping into the market for news tips in a very visible way. A visit to its homepage reveals a notice inviting readers to share “confidential news tips.” It even has a webpage with advice on how to submit sensitive materials securely. Tips – anonymous and otherwise – have always been […]
It seems NBC is producing as much drama in its executive suite as it is on the TV screen. Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, told some hard truths in a New York Times interview, which caused a few senior executives to choke on their morning lattes. Ms. Turness was said to be firing […]
It’s been a rough few days for Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the publisher of the New York Times. Firing Jill Abramson unleashed a torrent of ugly press coverage, and Mr. Sulzberger soon was cited as a case study in “poor management and worse communications.” So it might be a surprise to hear he actually did several […]
Bloomberg News has landed in an unusual place: the front page of the New York Times, in an article saying Bloomberg pulled back on a controversial story to avoid angering China’s leaders. Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Matt Winkler denied it, but the Times ran the piece anyway. He shouldn’t have been surprised. Some stories are unstoppable, […]
You can count on the editorial page of the New York Times to spoil a good party. With Twitter’s IPO poised to raise nearly $2 billion, the market is looking healthier than it has in years. But a Times editorial said new-stock offerings should “raise suspicion, not excitement.” That’s a stunningly harsh assessment, even among […]
Readers of the Sunday New York Times found a scowling, unshaven Larry Summers on the front page, accompanying an article that questioned his fitness to lead the Fed given his close ties to Wall Street. The article was a first-rate takedown – a savaging that was thin on facts and lacking any kind of balance. […]
Roya Wolverson, the global business editor at Time magazine, has just taken a new job as deputy global news editor at Quartz, a business news website. Never heard of it? That’s likely to change. Quartz and other digital upstarts are attracting top talent – and readers. No company or CEO can afford to ignore them.
Up to now, big banks have been the favored villains for all manner of bad business practices, like hasty home foreclosures, interest-rate manipulation and money laundering. But today’s report that DLA Piper, a large law firm, allegedly overbilled a small businessman by millions could give lawyers their turn in the spotlight. Are they ready?