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Ex-Times Exec to Discuss Blair in Book
Star News ^ | 11/13/03

Posted on 11/13/2003 8:03:28 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Associated Press Story - Former New York Times executive Gerald Boyd, who resigned last June in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, is writing his memoirs.

Currently untitled, the book will be published in 2005 by Amistad, an imprint of News Corp.'s HarperCollins that specializes in publications by black authors.

"The Jayson Blair scandal will be covered, but it will be just a small part of the story," Boyd's representative, Robert Barnett, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, said Wednesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Blair resigned from the Times last spring after editors learned he had embellished and plagiarized parts of dozens of reports. Boyd, then managing editor, and Executive Editor Howell Raines left soon after.

Boyd's appointment in 2001 made him the first black to hold the post. As deputy managing editor for news, he oversaw the 2000 series "How Race is Lived in America," which won a Pulitzer Prize. A native of St. Louis, he joined the Times in 1983 after serving as White House correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Blair has his own book deal, with New Millennium Press, which is scheduled to publish "Burning Down My Master's House" early next year.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billkeller; blair; falsification; geraldboyd; howellraines; jaysonblair; mediafraud; medialies; newyorktimes; nyt; nytschadenfreude; plagiarism; schadenfreude; thenewyorktimes

1 posted on 11/13/2003 8:03:30 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Timesink
Schadenfreude
2 posted on 11/13/2003 8:12:17 AM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_(____)_oooo_____)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Don't suppose it ever ocurred to Boyd that he got his job for the same reason Blair got his job.........the color of his skin.
3 posted on 11/13/2003 8:19:57 AM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
NOW...WHO the heck is going to want to read this book? Sheesh.....is this what our times have wrought.....you're important because you worked at the NYTIMES? So, write a book? What a waste of TREES.
4 posted on 11/13/2003 8:29:31 AM PST by goodnesswins (We are living in fantastic times....the breakup of the US DEM-Commie Party is in progress)
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To: goodnesswins
Oh....he's Black....that explains it....as if /sarcasm
5 posted on 11/13/2003 8:30:07 AM PST by goodnesswins (We are living in fantastic times....the breakup of the US DEM-Commie Party is in progress)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Currently untitled, the book will be published in 2005 by Amistad, an imprint of News Corp.'s HarperCollins that specializes in publications by black authors.

Probably tried many of the "whites only" publishers, but was rebuffed at the door.

6 posted on 11/13/2003 8:32:24 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: OldFriend
Don't suppose it ever ocurred to Boyd that he got his job for the same reason Blair got his job.........the color of his skin.

Yup, and if the book does not sell, affirmative action will require you to buy one.

7 posted on 11/13/2003 8:37:21 AM PST by Blue Screen of Death (,/i)
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Schadenfreude

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8 posted on 11/13/2003 1:36:35 PM PST by Timesink
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