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  • Health reporting at the Times

    06/02/2003 8:54:36 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 11 replies · 131+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 2, 2003 | Robert Goldberg
    recent lead story in New York Times, "Leading Drugs for Psychosis Come Under Scrutiny," suggested that the newest schizophrenia medicines had been marketed as wonder drugs only to be as exposed as no better than older, cheaper medications. To make this case, the writer, Erica Goode, noted that "researchers at the [American Psychiatric Association] meetings presented a study of the cost effectiveness of Zyprexa (one of the newer medications) in treating patients at 17 Veterans Affairs medical centers. The study, led by Dr. Robert Rosenheck, a professor of psychiatry and public health at Yale and the director of the...
  • Pulitzer Prize board begins review of Duranty's award (more bad publicity for the New York Times)

    06/01/2003 6:56:43 PM PDT · by DPB101 · 59 replies · 946+ views
    The Ukrainian Weekly ^ | 5/25/03 | Andrew Nynka
    PARSIPPANY, N.J. - In response to an international campaign, The Pulitzer Prize Board has begun an "appropriate and serious review" of the award given to Walter Duranty of The New York Times, an administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes said on May 20. The board's administrator said in a telephone interview that the review began as a result of the thousands of letters and e-mails the board received in early May. A confidential review by the 18-member Pulitzer Prize Board is intended to seriously consider all relevant information regarding Mr. Duranty's award, said Sig Gissler, administrator for the Pulitzer Prizes. "There...
  • BYU Student Group Returns Web Awards (The New York Times Effect In Action)

    06/01/2003 6:10:11 PM PDT · by Timesink · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2003
    BYU Student Group Returns Web AwardsSaturday, May 31, 2003 - Page updated at 2:13 p.m. Brigham Young University's student news organization has given up two national awards for Web page design because the two students who crafted the page copied material from another Web site.This spring, the BYU site NewsNet won first place among colleges for Web page design in a contest sponsored by the University of Missouri chapter of the Society of Newspaper Design. The site also won a second place for best college newspaper online in a contest sponsored by the trade publication Editor & Publisher.NewsNet officials were...
  • Dissection turns to dissension at Times

    05/31/2003 1:10:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 236+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/32/03 | PAUL D. COLFORD
    There is no end to the soul-searching at The New York Times. Or the committees. The Times, already distracted by a month of scandals and newsroom unrest, was bracing for more of both as two ranking editors formed a second group to improve inhouse communications. Assistant Managing Editors Craig Whitney and Andrew Rosenthal invited staffers to join what they're calling the Communications Working Group. They said it would differ from a powerful committee headed by Assistant Managing Editor Allan Siegal by "concentrating on internal communications" and having no outside consultants. Many at The Times viewed formation of the new group...
  • A minority view: the problem with liberals

    06/01/2003 1:33:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies · 355+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2003 | LIONEL G. GARCIA
    I have been following the dilemma at The New York Times. I'm sure most people know by now that a reporter, Jayson Blair, was fired for fabricating and plagiarizing many stories. From news reports, it appears that Times editors knew about his deficiencies long before he was fired. The question is: Why wasn't he fired long before ago? Was it his race? Blair is black and, according to some people, minorities are treated by liberals such as The New York Times editors with unusual care under these circumstances. I have read that at least 12 Times editors had access to...
  • WHO WROTE THIS? (Bill Buckley Backs NY Times' Rick Bragg)

    05/31/2003 12:58:40 PM PDT · by tvn · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 31, 2003 | William F. Buckley
    Op/Ed - William F. Buckley Yahoo!News WHO WROTE THIS? By William F. Buckley Jr. There is a swirl of controversy having to do with writing, with credit for writing, and with disclosure about who writes what and under what circumstances... There is a swirl of controversy having to do with writing, with credit for writing, and with disclosure about who writes what and under what circumstances... The case is difficult to make, who all gets credit. The stream of commentators discussing the Bragg story for some reason (those I read or saw or heard) neglected to make the contextual point...
  • Historians Shift Policy on Plagiarism

    05/31/2003 6:39:45 PM PDT · by D. Brian Carter · 27 replies · 300+ views
    AP ^ | May 31, 2003 | By JENNIFER C. KERR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's largest group of professional historians has scrapped the way it handles plagiarism allegations, doing away with secret proceedings in an effort to spotlight problems when they arise. The American Historical Association decided to end its 15-year practice of adjudication, where complaints were heard, discussed and decided behind closed doors. The focus now will be to educate historians, students and the public. The change comes after high-profile plagiarism cases involving historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and the late Stephen Ambrose, as well as former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair. On Saturday, The New York Times reported...
  • NEW YORK TIMES OR MINISTRY OF TRUTH? -- Say Bye-bye, Howell Raines!

    05/31/2003 8:00:00 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 40 replies · 280+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | Yale Kramer
    ICONOCLAST DAILY NOTEBOOK.... NEW YORK TIMES OR MINISTRY OF TRUTH?-- Say Bye-bye, Howell Raines! ... May 31, 2003: Yesterday's New York Times had a piece buried on its back pages which tells us that Rick Bragg, one of Howell Raines' hottest correspondents, Pulitzer Prize winner, and teacher's pet, has resigned because it was revealed last week that he submitted stories written by (or largely researched by) others, and represented them as his work alone. He was suspended with pay last week, pending an investigation; and when the Washington Post interviewed him, he told them that dang blast it everybody does...
  • The (NY) Times tumbles down

    05/31/2003 11:11:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 54 replies · 247+ views
    National Post ^ | 5/31/03 | Matt Welch
    LOS ANGELES - When O.J. Simpson was ruled not guilty of murdering his wife, the United States discovered overnight the chasm of difference in perception between blacks (who found the verdict reasonable) and whites (who found it insane). Something similar is going on with the fabrication scandals that have rocked The New York Times this month. Elite reporters and editors are reacting to the Jayson Blair and Rick Bragg revelations with sorrow and anxiety, while the rest of us proles revel in the spectacle of a haughty institution being humbled and mocked. Why are journalists so glum? Because The New...
  • Fresh embarrassment for New York Times (The Guardian on the Rick Bragg Mess)

    05/31/2003 11:46:54 AM PDT · by Timesink · 6 replies · 197+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 29, 2003 | Ciar Byrne
    11.30amFresh embarrassment for New York TimesCiar ByrneThursday May 29, 2003The Guardian New York Times: reporter claimed it was routine practice for freelances to write large chunks of articles  A Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times reporter has quit the paper after he was accused of drawing too heavily on the work of a freelance writer, in a further embarrassing episode for the scandal-hit newspaper.Rick Bragg, a national correspondent based in New Orleans, tendered his resignation last night to the New York Times' executive editor, Howell Raines, after the paper published an editor's statement admitting he had relied heavily on the work...
  • Leaked emails add to NY Times' woes (Judith Miller/John Burns Pissing Match! Schadenfreude!)

    05/31/2003 11:13:47 AM PDT · by Timesink · 18 replies · 402+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 29, 2003 | Ciar Byrne
    6pmLeaked emails add to NY Times' woes Ciar ByrneThursday May 29, 2003The GuardianCan the headlines get any worse for the New York Times? Once a beacon of US broadsheet journalism, the Times has already been rocked by charges of plagiarism, and now its rival the Washington Post has heaped on fresh embarrassment by reporting an unseemly squabble between two senior journalists on the paper.According to leaked emails seen by the Washington Post, the Times' Pulitzer prize-winning Baghdad bureau chief, John Burns, was in high dudgeon when another Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, Judith Miller, filed an interview with Iraqi exile leader Ahmed...
  • Clymer to co-workers: Stop feeding this monster (Clymer Retiring!)

    05/31/2003 6:50:53 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 64 replies · 303+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | May 30, 2003 | Adam Clymer (posted by Jim Romenesko)
    To: xxxxx@nytimes.com From: Adam Clymer (xxxx@nytimes.com) Subject: The Times Colleagues, I think it's time to take a deep breath and think about the New York Times. I share your contempt for Jayson Blair and Rick Bragg. And I share your anger at some of the failures of management that enabled them. I agree with a lot of what Times people have told outside reporters, either directly or in internal E-mails that have quickly found their way to the Internet. In particular, Peter Kilborn made the case against Bragg's excuses with telling effect. But I think by now we have hit...
  • What Wolfowitz Really Said: The truth behind the Vanity Fair "scoop."

    05/30/2003 9:06:20 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 69 replies · 1,402+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/09/03 | William Kristol
    AS THIS MAGAZINE goes to press, a controversy swirls about the head of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. He is alleged to have "revealed," in an interview with writer Sam Tanenhaus for the Manhattan celebrity/fashion glossy Vanity Fair, that the Bush administration's asserted casus belli for war against Saddam Hussein--the dictator's weapons-of-mass-destruction program--was little more than a propaganda device, a piece of self-conscious and insincere political manipulation. Lazy reporters have been following the lead of the press release Vanity Fair publicists circulated about their "scoop." It begins as follows: Contradicting the Bush administration, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz tells...
  • Japan's Takenaka Mulls Official Protest Of NY Times-Kyodo

    05/30/2003 4:37:19 AM PDT · by Timesink · 10 replies · 174+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires | May 29, 2003
    Japan's Takenaka Mulls Official Protest Of NY Times-KyodoDOW JONES NEWSWIRESNEW YORK -- Financial Services Minister Heizo Takenaka said Thursday he is considering lodging an official protest against the New York Times Co. (NYT) over a report that he plans to leave government service as early as September to return to the world of academia, the Kyodo news agency reported.The report is "totally nonsense," Takenaka told the House of Councillors' Financial Affairs Committee. "I'm considering lodging an official protest (with the paper) through a lawyer," Kyodo reported.He said the report could undermine confidence in a key government policy that is enabling...
  • BLAIR, BRAGG, DOWD ... KRUGMAN?

    05/30/2003 1:15:20 AM PDT · by Timesink · 11 replies · 307+ views
    The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid ^ | May 30, 2003 | Donald L. Luskin
    BLAIR, BRAGG, DOWD ... KRUGMAN?Posted by Donald Luskin at 2:26 AM May 30, 2003I noticed that the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities was referred to as "a liberal group" in a New York Times article today (natch, the article was about something supposedly terribly wrong with President Bush's tax cuts). Is this something new for the post-Jayson Blair era? Nothing will ever stop the Times from being a mouthpiece for liberal advocacy groups, and reporting their opinions as news -- but perhaps at least the Times will now have the decency to disclose the political orientation of the source....
  • Public Remains Skeptical of News Media: Majority believe news organizations often get facts wrong

    05/30/2003 1:02:36 AM PDT · by Timesink · 11 replies · 257+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | May 30, 2003 | Mark Gillespie
    T H E   G A L L U P   O R G A N I Z A T I O N SOURCE: http://www.gallup.com CONTACT INFORMATION: Customer Service301 South 68th Street PlaceLincoln, NE 68510 1-888-274-5447       POLL ANALYSES May 30, 2003 Public Remains Skeptical of News Media Majority of Americans believe news organizations often get facts wrong by Mark Gillespie GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- Jayson Blair's reporting will be discussed for years to come in the nation's journalism schools -- as an example of how not to be a reporter. Blair resigned under pressure...
  • Interview: Free Republic Leader Discusses New York Times Protest

    05/29/2003 9:44:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies · 958+ views
    Talon News ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | Stephen Dewey
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- As scandal at the New York Times raged to the forefront of the American consciousness two weeks ago, a group of activists affiliated with the Free Republic network and the Accuracy In Media watchdog group took matters into their own hands. In a rally held outside the New York Times bureau in Washington, DC on May 15th, activists called for the firing of Times executive editor Howell Raines as a "first step toward establishing the credibility of the newspaper." In an interview with Talon News Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Free...
  • RAINES TO STAFF: I FEEL YOUR PAIN

    05/30/2003 12:36:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 183+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/30/03 | Paul Tharp
    <p>May 30, 2003 -- New York Times editors have made yet another appeal to appease its angry and scandal-weary staffers - this time about the use of freelancers.</p> <p>A memo yesterday from Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd said the paper is going to sort out its policy on the use of freelancers, but didn't say exactly what that would entail.</p>
  • "I'm tired of cowering and rubbing my forehead" (New York Times freelancers start speaking out!)

    05/30/2003 12:24:09 AM PDT · by Timesink · 14 replies · 186+ views
    Romenesko ^ | May 29, 2003 | Lisa Suhay
    "I'm tired of cowering and rubbing my forehead"5/29/2003 11:02:18 AMFrom LISA SUHAY:I can understand the upset felt by New York Times staff writers who feel their image has been tarnished by Rick Bragg's use of an intern's material and the resulting presumption that staffers do not do their own work. I can understand it only if they are able to cast this stone in the firm knowledge that they themselves have never once used the work of another who did not receive credit. It is interesting that the people I know who actually do the invisible reporting (stringing/legs work) have a completely different...
  • US paper gripped by new crisis of ethics:Another New York Times reporter forced to resign amid [sic]

    05/30/2003 12:09:43 AM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 183+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 30, 2003 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    US paper gripped by new crisis of ethicsAnother New York Times reporter forced to resign amidSuzanne Goldenberg in WashingtonFriday May 30, 2003The GuardianThe spectacle of a publishing institution in crisis moved to a second act yesterday after the bitter departure of a star writer from the New York Times. Rick Bragg, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his evocative features from the southern US, resigned on Wednesday night, days after the newspaper suspended him (with pay) and admitted that an unpaid assistant had done virtually all of the reporting for a story on oyster fishers in Florida for which Bragg...