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  • 'Imaginary Blame' in Blair book, Paper Says

    03/02/2004 7:41:38 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 3 replies · 169+ views
    USA Today ^ | 3-2-2004 | Peter Johnson
    Jayson Blair's book about his tumultuous tenure at The New York Times hits bookstores this week, but his former bosses already are criticizing it. Burning Down My Master's House (New Millennium) "does not merit much attention," said a memo to staffers last week by executive editor Bill Keller and managing editors Jill Abramson and Bill Geddes. "The author is an admitted fabricator. (Chapter One begins, 'I lied and I lied - and then I lied some more.') The book pretends to be a mea culpa, but ends up spewing imaginary blame in all directions. We don't intend to respond to...
  • JOURNO FRAUDSTER RECAST AS VICTIM Blair's Publisher Claims 'Times' Infringed Copyright

    03/02/2004 2:30:20 PM PST · by Liz · 14 replies · 285+ views
    Copyright 2004 Editor & Publisher ^ | March 02, 2004 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK--- A dispute over what constitutes a newspaper embargo and copyright infringement has arisen between the publisher of disgraced former reporter Jayson Blair's forthcoming book and The New York Times, leading the publisher to seek receipts for a purported purchase of the book by a Times staffer. New Millennium Press of Beverly Hills, Calif., contends that the Times, in an article published last Friday, broke an embargo when it ran several quotes from the book. New Millennium President Michael Viner said he sent the paper an advance copy of the book, titled "Burning Down My Masters' House" last...
  • Reliving his bad Times (Jayson Blair is back and blairing)

    02/27/2004 4:44:42 PM PST · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 180+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 27, 2004 | PAUL D. COLFORD
    He's back ... and blaring. Jayson Blair, whose serial fabrications and deceit rocked The New York Times last year, revisits the whole sad story in a 300-page memoir about drug use, mental instability and hard times at the paper. In "Burning Down My Masters' House," obtained by the Daily News before it goes on sale next week, the ex-reporter offers his own distorted look at the scandal that ultimately led to the resignation of The Times' two top editors. Blair - at times self-pitying, at times self-righteous - goes into greater, often lurid detail about how he came unhinged and...

    02/19/2004 6:34:21 PM PST · by mhking · 29 replies · 823+ views
    KATIE COURIC LOOKS INTO THE SCANDAL THAT ROCKED THE NEW YORK TIMESExclusive First Interview with Jayson Blair airs Friday, March 5th on "Dateline NBC" and Monday, March 8th on "Today" NEW YORK -- February 19, 2004 -- When Jayson Blair's lies, fabrications and plagiarism at the New York Times were discovered last may, the scandal shook journalism to its very foundation. In an exclusive interview, Katie Couric interviews Jayson Blair, the man responsible for one of the most embarrassing chapters in the history of the New York Times. The interview airs Friday, March 5th on "Dateline NBC"(9pm). Blair will...
  • Hutton is our Jayson Blair, says BBC news chief

    02/12/2004 1:59:35 PM PST · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 147+ views
    Guardian ^ | 02/12/04 | Claire Cozens
    Hutton is our Jayson Blair, says BBC news chief Click here to read Sambrook's email to BBC news staff Claire Cozens Thursday February 12, 2004 The BBC director of news, Richard Sambrook, has compared the Hutton crisis to the fallout at the New York Times over rogue reporter Jayson Blair and the Times' Hitler diaries as the corporation works to repair its reputation in the wake of the scandal. Mr Sambrook, who is himself under investigation over his handling of former BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan's hugely controversial Today programme story, admitted the BBC had made a "big and high profile...
  • Judging Blair by His Cover; Jayson's Book for Sale on Amazon (ranked 1,289,847)

    12/05/2003 10:40:50 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies · 177+ views
    EDITOR AND PUBLISHER ONLINE ^ | DECEMBER 04, 2003 | Greg Mitchell
    NEW YORK -- The long wait is over. Now you can order Jayson Blair's forthcoming book, Burning Down My Masters' House: My Life at The New York Times at The cover of the tightly guarded book, which will not be published until March, is also available at the online bookseller. It features a mock front page of the Times, with the paper's logo partly cut off at the top, the book title as a huge headline, and a fairly small picture of Blair in a light colored T-shirt (but looking very serious) in the lower right corner. You can...
  • Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times

    11/13/2003 3:17:35 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies · 3,131+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 12, 2003 | William R Alford
    Receive FREE updates by email: | Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times By William AlfordNovember 12, 2003 Subsequent to the fallout over Jayson Blair's numerous instances of fraud, inaccuracy and plagiarism, senior staff at The N.Y. Times surely hoped that credibility doubts would end by throwing the 27-year-old journalist over the side in May. Questions nonetheless persisted over such practices as the widespread misuse of unnamed sources, attributing freelancers' work to staff reporters, and insufficient research and 'advocacy' journalism. On an early June "day that breaks my heart," publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced the 'resignations' of...
  • Ex-Times Exec to Discuss Blair in Book

    11/13/2003 8:03:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 224+ views
    Star News ^ | 11/13/03
    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...
  • Joseph Sobran "Airbrushing History?" {in Walter Duranty Case}

    11/06/2003 5:35:41 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 257+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 11-96-03 | Sobran, Joseph
    Airbrushing History? October 23, 2003 Professor Mark von Hagen, a historian at Columbia University, says a 1932 Pulitzer Prize should be rescinded. That was a long time ago. Why does it matter now? Because the prize went to a liar for his lies. And they were very influential lies, whose impact was of historic importance. The liar was Walter Duranty, Moscow correspondent of the New York Times. Duranty wrote at the time that the Ukrainian famine, which had been amply reported in the less prestigious Hearst newspapers, was a false rumor. But the famine was real, and it was no...
  • NY Times False headline putting words into Bush's mouth

    10/29/2003 7:43:45 AM PST · by jmcclain19 · 7 replies · 148+ views
    Headline listed on the New York Times story "Bush Says He Sees No Need in Iraq for Adding G.I.'s" Actual quote from the article Mr. Bush also indicated that he was not considering sending in additional American troops to help restore order, but said he was not the one making the decision. "That's a decision by John Abizaid," Mr. Bush said, referring to the senior American commander in the region. "He makes that — General Abizaid makes the decision as to whether or not he needs more troops. I've constantly asked the secretary of defense, as well as when I...
  • N.Y. Times Columnist: Fox News Is Bush's Al Jazeera

    10/16/2003 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 97 replies · 538+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/03 | Limbacher
    Premier New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman attacked the Fox News Channel on Thursday, comparing the top-rated cable news network to the pro-terrorist Al Jazeera broadcasting company. Using a recent speech by Vice President Dick Cheney to argue that the Bush administration is too narrow-minded in its handling of postwar Iraq, Friedman complained, "Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein issue messages from their caves through Al Jazeera, and Mr. Cheney issues messages from his bunker through Fox." "Out of fairness, my newspaper feels obligated [to cover the Cheney speech]," the top Times columnist wrote. "But I wish we would have...
  • No lie: Jayson Blair movie called 'dark comedy'

    10/16/2003 12:52:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 167+ views ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2003
    The scandalized New York Times reporter who filed stories replete with false information and plagiarized material is the subject of a new Showtime movie titled "The Jayson Blair Project." The network calls its film a "dark comedy" which seeks to answer the question: "Why would a seemingly bright reporter at one of the most prestigious newspapers in the country sabotage a wonderful career by fabricating stories?" Jayson Blair (N.Y. Times photo) "We are very excited about this project," said Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks. "Most films based on the world of journalism focus on how a reporter...
  • THE BLAIR RICH PROJECT (Jayson Blair TV Movie)

    10/16/2003 12:49:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 90+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/16/03 | MICHAEL STARR
    <p>October 16, 2003 -- SHAMED reporter Jayson Blair's tale of plagiarism and deceit is coming to a TV screen near you.</p> <p>Showtime announced yesterday it will produce "The Jayson Blair Project," based on the story of the ex-New York Times reporter who was fired for plagiarism and fabrication on hundreds of stories he filed over a period of several years.</p>
  • Another New York Times Scandal

    10/15/2003 3:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 263+ views ^ | October 15, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    Remember Jayson Blair? Now, another name will go down in infamy at the New York Times. Lynette Holloway, another affirmative- action promotion at the New York Times, has resigned in the wake of the paper running its second-longest correction in history. That 2,175-word correction ran back on July 14. Holloway’s by-line has not appeared since. Now she’s gone. The Times didn’t want to draw any more attention to this scandal, and her resignation was disclosed by a competitor, Keith J. Kelly of the New York Post. He reported that Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis said they had reached "an amicable settlement."
  • Shattered Glass: Review

    10/13/2003 6:11:19 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Three Movie Buffs ^ | Sept. 21, 2003 | Scott
    Shattered Glass "Read between the lies." Directed by: Billy Ray Starring: Hayden Christensen - Stephen Glass Peter Sarsgaard - Chuck Lane Chloë Sevigny - Caitlin Avey Melanie Lynskey - Amy Brand Steve Zahn - Adam Penenberg Hank Azaria - Michael Kelly Rosario Dawson - Andie Fox Back before anyone had ever heard of Jayson Blair and his plagiarized stories for the New York Times, Stephen Glass was the star reporter for 'The New Republic' magazine. You may not be familiar with the magazine, its circulation is less than 100,000, but it’s known as ‘the in-flight magazine of Air Force One’....
  • Affirmative Action and "Jayson Blair" on Law & Order

    10/01/2003 7:53:53 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 8 replies · 128+ views
    10/1/2003 | Me
    Anybody watching Law & Order? A Jayson Blair-like black journalist accused of murder. It's the most honest debate on affirmative action I've heard on TV yet.
  • New York Times Warns of Lower Earnings

    09/17/2003 6:05:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 28 replies · 338+ views
    AP | 9/17/03
    NEW YORK, Sep 17, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The New York Times Co. reported lower advertising revenues for August and said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings would be well below Wall Street expectations. The Times said it expected to earn between 30 and 32 cents per share in the third quarter, compared with 38 cents in the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call had been expecting the company to earn 39 cents per share. Advertising revenues in the company's newspaper group fell 1.4 percent in August compared with the same month last year. "The...
  • Author Exposes Most Influential U.S. Newspaper's Leftist Slant

    09/17/2003 2:23:12 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 10 replies · 312+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/17/03 | Chad Groening
    conservative columnist says the liberal bias of The New York Times extends far beyond the environs of New York and should be a matter of concern to every American. As a native New Yorker, Bob Kohn grew up reading the Times. But now the columnist for WorldNetDaily has written a book about the newspaper called Journalistic Fraud: How The New York Times Distorts the News and Why it Can No Longer Be Trusted (WND Books, 2003). Kohn says every other liberal news agency follows the Times, even broadcast news organizations. "The old joke applies -- Peter Jennings is not a...
  • 'My Master's House' (Jayson Blair is a true sell out)

    09/17/2003 6:10:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 314+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, September 17, 2003 | JOHN MCWHORTER
    <p>The spelling of Jayson Blair's first name suggests that he is black. Seeing the name when I read an article about the first indications that he had been fabricating stories for the New York Times, a chill went up my spine. What worried me was not that a black person had been screwing up. We can expect that black people, as human beings, will have their bad days like anyone else. But I imagined one direction the fracas might go: that Jayson just might "spin" the story into a tale of discrimination.</p>
  • How the ombudsman, once dismissed as a matter of doctrine, came to the New York Times

    09/13/2003 5:36:22 PM PDT · by Jay Rosen NYU · 8 replies · 417+ views
    PressThink ^ | September 10, 2003 | Jay Rosen
    The ombudsman is here because the doctrine against it collapsed. But pride says the Times cannot copy the Post. What's Bill Keller to do?The argument for why an ombudsman would never be needed at the New York Times went like this. Every editor should represent the interests of the reader. That’s what good editors do. No ombudsman. Before you start poking at the logic, appreciate how long it stood and how well it served the authority of the Times. First ombudsman is 1967, Louisville Courier Journal. Thirty six years later, the New York Times agrees: maybe it’s a good...

    09/12/2003 6:34:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 182+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 12, 2003 | Cindy Adams
    <p>September 12, 2003 -- THE Jayson Blair book. Seems everyone's itchy to see this manuscript, except maybe the menopausal Gray Lady's ex-lover Howell Raines, who doesn't even want to see this human being. But seems everyone else does. The final deal, after a fortnight talking it over, was finally only officially concluded Monday. Tuesday Michael Viner, the publisher of New Millennium, who lives on the West Coast, and Jayson Blair, the pariah who lives on the East Coast, met face-to-face for the first time. They clinked bagels for luck at a power breakfast at the Regency. And everybody - Bob Tisch, Larry King, Neil Simon, Walter Cronkite - came by the table. Says Viner: "I didn't realize I was that popular."</p>
  • New York Times Appoints Standards Editor

    09/10/2003 3:50:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 380+ views
    AP | 9/10/03
    NEW YORK, Sep 10, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The New York Times has appointed assistant managing editor Allan M. Siegal as its first standards editor, the newspaper reported. Siegal, who will retain his current title, will oversee the creation of new guidelines for the use of anonymous sources, bylines and datelines, according to a story in Wednesday's edition of the Times. In an e-mail to staff announcing the appointment Tuesday, Executive Editor Bill Keller said Siegal would be "the main internal sounding board for staff members who have doubts or complaints about the paper's content, whether already published...
  • N.Y. Times and ABC Plan News Helix for '04 Campaign

    09/10/2003 7:20:44 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 19 replies · 779+ views
    NY Observer ^ | 9/10/03
    The New York Times is trying to beef up its television-news profile in time to become a network player in the 2004 Presidential election campaign. Last spring, the paper of record first announced a partnership to co-own and run the Discovery Civilization Channel; by December 2002, The Times had renamed it the Discovery Times channel and refitted the station with a very 43rd Street logo.Now, sources tell The Observer, The Times is in negotiations with ABC News to coordinate coverage of the Presidential race with its cable-channel property.Sources familiar with the negotiations said that the proposal is still in its...
  • Shamed Times Reporter Signs Deal for Memoir

    09/10/2003 11:32:40 AM PDT · by I still care · 15 replies · 227+ views ^ | Sept 10, 2003 | By Keith J. Kelly
    <p>Ex-New York Times (search) reporter Jayson Blair (search) has agreed to write a memoir about his life and the fabrication scandal that forced him to resign from the Gray Lady and ultimately bought down the paper's top two editors, The Post has learned.</p>
  • JAYSON BLAIR REDUX: Can the 'Times' Be Sued? (for journalistic malpractice?)

    09/09/2003 3:16:43 PM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies · 302+ views
    VILLAGE VOICE ^ | 9/10-16 edition | CYNTHIA COTTS
    Should The New York Times have to pay damages to readers who were duped by its decision to publish the fraudulent work of Jayson Blair? So say Clay Calvert and Robert D. Richards, two lawyers who teach in the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University, in an article that will appear in the fall 2003 edition of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. The article introduces the novel legal theory of "journalistic malpractice" whereby, in the Times' case, "the continued publication of Blair's stories, despite the serious doubt about his work entertained and expressed by his...
  • O'Reilly Tears Into the New York Times

    09/03/2003 5:58:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 522+ views ^ | 9/03/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Leftists never learn not to tangle with Fox News star Bill O'Reilly. When his Irish temper is aroused he can be tough, something the New York Times got a taste of last night. The Times, which cozies up with the likes of O'Reilly foe Al Franken, recently exposed as having lied to Attorney General John Ashcroft, carried a column by Judith Maslin that says the alleged satirist "makes a bull's-eye out of Mr. O'Reilly" for having told whoppers. In his Talking Points memo last night, O'Reilly fired back at the newspaper, which "is leading the charge to turn America...
  • Disgraced Reporter Jayson Blair Blames Junk Food

    09/03/2003 5:44:25 PM PDT · by Shermy · 26 replies · 302+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 3, 2003
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jayson Blair, the discredited reporter who sparked a plagiarism scandal at The New York Times that caused its top editors to resign, has finally explained himself, blaming his missteps on eccentricity and junk food. Writing in a light, almost flippant tone for Jane magazine, aimed at young women, Blair offers a half dozen reasons why he left "in a ball of flames" after fabricating and plagiarising dozens of articles during nearly four years at the nation's most influential newspaper. Blair writes that he "kissed ass", "flaunted the rules", "avoided professional help" and "had something to prove...

    09/03/2003 3:35:09 AM PDT · by jjm2111 · 1 replies · 147+ views
    DISGRACED former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair has completed his first journalistic piece since the plagiarism and fabrication capers that caused his downfall at the Gray Lady came to light in early May. Blair has written a freelance piece for Jane magazine's "It Happened to Me" column: a first-person narrative about the affair that eventually forced the resignation of Blair and the paper's two top editors. David Granger, the Esquire editor in chief, had earlier lined up a piece from Blair, but dropped him like a hot potato after a Media Ink story revealed that the Times exile had...
  • Mission mystique [on The New York Times]

    08/17/2003 6:11:54 AM PDT · by aculeus · 19 replies · 337+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2003 | Arnold Beichman
    <p>The biggest job facing Bill Keller, newly appointed New York Times executive editor, is how to restore a missing, indefinable, intangible attribute that once shone like a halo above the paper's masthead.</p> <p>That attribute was the Times' mystique, something beyond newsprint, stories, editorials, headlines and circulation figures. It was not that one believed everything the Times reported or that one even agreed with its editorials.</p>
  • The New York Times: Another Day, Another Editor, Another Scandal

    08/17/2003 1:40:18 PM PDT · by mrustow · 55 replies · 1,571+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 18 August 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    On July 14, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger named a new executive editor, Bill Keller; made a point of insulting Keller’s predecessor, Howell Raines, whom Sulzberger had rewarded for his loyal service, by pushing out the door; and found himself mired in yet another affirmative action scandal. Don’t it just break your heart?! In introducing Times veteran Keller in his new capacity, Sulzberger went out of his way to take a potshot at Raines, who had been on the Charlie Rose Show only three days earlier, where he’d spoken of the Times suffering from a “lethargic culture of complacency.”...
  • The New York Times Is Still Dead

    08/15/2003 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Davis · 36 replies · 317+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | August 15, 2003 | Trentino
    On Thursday, August 7 at the end of a column of miscellaneous corrections, the New York Times published this small bombshell: Editors' Note An article on Sunday about attacks on the American military in Iraq over the previous two days, attributed to military officials, included an erroneous account that quoted Pfc. Jose Belen of the First Armored Division. Private Belen, who is not a spokesman for the division, said that a homemade bomb exploded under a convoy on Saturday morning on the outskirts of Baghdad and killed two American soldiers and their interpreter. The American military's central command, which releases...

    08/09/2003 4:35:56 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies · 231+ views
    Post Wire Services ^ | August 9, 2003- | NY POST STAFF
    <p>Esquire killed Jayson Blair's first writing assignment since The New York Times scandal because Blair's notoriety is old news, the magazine said yesterday. Blair, 27, was hired by Esquire to write a review of a movie based on "Shattered Glass," a story by another disgraced journalist, Stephen Glass.</p>
  • Esquire Cancels Writing Assignment by NY Times Plagiarist Jayson Blair

    08/08/2003 5:07:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Esquire Cancels Writing Assignment by Former New York Times Reporter Who Plagiarized The Associated Press Published: Aug 8, 2003 NEW YORK (AP) - Esquire has canceled a movie review it commissioned former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair to write, the magazine said Friday. Blair, who resigned from the Times after editors learned he had embellished and plagiarized parts of dozens of reports, was to have reviewed "Shattered Glass," a film about another journalist found to have fabricated stories, Stephen Glass. David Granger, editor in chief of the 68-year-old men's magazine, said Esquire reversed its decision after news of Blair's...

    08/08/2003 2:39:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 138+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/08/03 | IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON
    <p>August 8, 2003 -- Former New York Times Managing Editor Gerald Boyd accepted some of the blame for the Jayson Blair plagiarism fiasco, but also made it clear he was not the disgraced journalist's mentor.</p> <p>During his first public appearance since leaving the Times, Boyd stood before a packed room at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Dallas and discussed his departure from the newspaper and the fallout from the scandal.</p>
  • Former NYT Editor Shares Blame for Blair Scandal ("Absolutely Untrue" Race a Factor)

    08/07/2003 2:54:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 122+ views
    Aug 7, 2003 Former NY Times Editor Shares Blame, Responsibility for Blair Scandal By Renee C. Lee Associated Press Writer DALLAS (AP) - In his first public comments since resigning over the Jayson Blair scandal, former New York Times Managing Editor Gerald Boyd told journalists Thursday it was time to take a hard look at why the scandal happened and "what lessons we can learn from it." Boyd, addressing the National Association of Black Journalists national convention in Dallas, received a standing ovation as he stepped to the podium. Some chanted, "Boyd! Boyd!" The group named him Journalist of the...
  • Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes Named Managing Editors of The New York Times

    07/31/2003 4:23:07 PM PDT · by Timesink · 47 replies · 1,018+ views
    Business Wire ^ | July 31, 2003
    BW2085 JUL 31,2003 8:06 PACIFIC 11:06 EASTERN ( BW)(NY-THE-NEW-YORK-TIMES)(NYT) Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes Named Managing Editors of The New York Times     Business Editors     NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2003--Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes were named managing editors of The New York Times today, effective September 2. Ms. Abramson has been the newspaper's Washington bureau chief since 2000 and Mr. Geddes has been the newspaper's deputy managing editor since 1997. The appointments were announced by Bill Keller, executive editor of The Times.     Ms. Abramson, 49, and Mr. Geddes, 51, succeed Gerald Boyd who resigned earlier this year. A replacement...
  • 'Don't blame diversity' for fake-news scandal: N.Y. Times vows to continue race promotions

    07/30/2003 10:43:12 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 320+ views ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 | By Joe Kovacs
    A new report examining problems at the New York Times rips the newspaper for a lack of communication but downplays the push for racial diversity as a leading factor in its Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal. The 94-page report says it's "simplistic" to believe promotion of minority reporters like Blair was the essential cause of the calamity. Jayson Blair (N.Y. Times photo) "The fraud Jayson Blair committed on us and our readers was not a consequence of our diversity program, which has been designed to apply the same rigorous standards of performance we demand of all our staff," Bill Keller wrote...
  • Making and faking the news that fits

    07/29/2003 10:24:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003 | By Bruce Bartlett
    <p>Say what you want about the New York Times, but it still makes more news than any other paper in the U.S. By this, I don't mean in the sense of printing the news, as other papers do, but rather in the sense of news about the Times itself. Consider these recent items that made national news.</p>

    07/30/2003 9:15:37 PM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 285+ views
    The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid ^ | July 30, 2003 | Donald L. Luskin
    EUPHEMISMS FOR EUPHEMISMS AT THE TIMESNew executive editor Bill Keller is at the helm of the New York Times now. Already there's progress, but it's progress West 43rd Street style -- all designed to preserve the dignity of the Gray Lady. Today the Times announced Keller will appoint a "public editor" to "serve as a representative for readers." They've often said they'd never never appoint an "ombudsman" like the Washington Post. And, indeed, they have not appointed an ombudsman. They've appointed a "public editor." And today's report of the Times' "Siegal Committee" -- appointed to look into the causes and...
  • N.Y. Times to Bring in Three New Editors (NYT gave faker journo Blair merit raise)

    07/30/2003 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies · 418+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - After an 11-week internal investigation of the Jayson Blair scandal, The New York Times said Wednesday it will create the first ombudsman's position in its 152-year history and re-examine the newspaper's policies on datelines, bylines and anonymous sources. The ombudsman, to be known at the Times as "public editor," will examine coverage, review reader complaints and write a periodic column in the newspaper, Executive Editor Bill Keller said Wednesday, his first day on the job. In addition, the paper will create two masthead-level jobs for a "standards editor" and an editor to oversee hiring and career...
  • After Blair, Times Makes New Positions

    07/30/2003 10:54:36 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 243+ views
    AP | 7/30/03
    NEW YORK, Jul 30, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The New York Times, acting on the recommendations of a committee assembled following the Jayson Blair scandal, said Wednesday it would create three new positions, including an ombudsman to examine coverage and review reader complaints. Along with the ombudsman, to be known at the Times as "public editor," the newspaper will create two masthead-level jobs for a standards editor and an editor to oversee hiring and career development, new Executive Editor Bill Keller said in a staff memo. All three jobs should be "refined and filled within the coming...
  • Guess who's reviewing a movie on MEDIA FRAUD......

    07/25/2003 4:17:31 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 9 replies · 153+ views | July 25, 2003
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disgraced journalist Jayson Blair, who resigned from The New York Times over his fraudulent reporting, has been commissioned to write a magazine review of a film about another famed media fraud. Blair has been commissioned by Esquire to write a movie review of "Shattered Glass," a film about Stephen Glass, who admittedly made up sources and whole stories while a staff writer at The New Republic, the magazine confirmed on Friday. "We thought it was a clever way to do a movie review, to have the most infamous fabricator review another infamous fabricator," said Esquire editor-in-chief...
  • THE WRITE STUFF (Jayson Blair)

    07/25/2003 1:54:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 212+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/25/03 | KEITH J. KELLY
    <p>July 25, 2003 -- Jayson Blair is getting back into the journalism game already.</p> <p>The disgraced former New York Times reporter has landed two plum assignments, one from Esquire and another from Jane.</p> <p>He'll be reviewing the new Stephen Glass movie for Esquire and writing about workplace pressures for Jane.</p>
  • Disgraced NY Times reporter gets Esquire writing gig (Jason Blair Alert!)

    07/25/2003 1:36:20 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 233+ views
    AFP ^ | Fri, Jul 25, 2003
    The disgraced former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair will review a movie profiling another journalist who was exposed as a serial fabricator for men's magazine Esquire, a spokesman for the magazine said. AFP/NYT-HO/File Photo Blair has been commissioned to write an 800-word review of "Shattered Glass," the story of Stephen Glass, a one-time staff writer for the New Republic and freelancer for titles such as Rolling Stone, Harper's and George. By the mid-90s, Glass' articles had turned him into one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington, but he left the current events and policy magazine under a...
  • Poll: N.Y. Times less than reliable (Fox News Gets High Marks)

    07/21/2003 3:15:26 PM PDT · by TommyDale · 40 replies · 445+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 21, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    A new poll found that less than half of Americans believe the New York Times, still considered the so-called "newspaper of record" by many establishment media organizations, is a reliable purveyor of truth. According to pollster Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports, just 46 percent of Americans feel the Times is "very reliable" or "somewhat reliable." At the same time, nearly three-fourths of Americans (72 percent) believe Fox News Channel to be a credible media source. (Click on the link above for the entire article)
  • N.Y. Times sees profit drop, vows cost controls (Schadenfreude!)

    07/15/2003 6:29:25 PM PDT · by Timesink · 24 replies · 482+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 15, 2003 | Michele Gershberg
    UPDATE 1-N.Y. Times sees profit drop, vows cost controlsTue July 15, 2003 08:43 PM ET(Adds closing share price)By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times Co. said Tuesday second-quarter net profit fell 8 percent as advertising slumped at its newspapers during the Iraq war, but the company pledged more stringent cost controls. The results followed the appointment on Monday of Bill Keller as executive editor at The New York Times newspaper, whose reputation was rocked by a plagiarism scandal. Company executives have said that the affair, though a blow to the Times's prestige, would not hurt its...
  • In TV news, taking credit is called business as usual (NYT's nothing! TV stars always take credit!)

    07/15/2003 5:06:44 PM PDT · by Timesink · 9 replies · 250+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2003 | Howard Rosenberg
    TELEVISION / HOWARD ROSENBERG In TV news, taking credit is called business as usual By HOWARD ROSENBERG June 2 2003 A reporter taking credit for a colleague's work? For shame! Yet.... Many television newsrooms are surely puzzled by what happened to Rick Bragg at the New York Times. Either that or they're having a big laugh about it. Bragg, who has a Pulitzer Prize, quit the Times last week after the paper suspended him over a story that carried his byline. Trouble was, it was reported largely by a freelancer who received no credit as either a co-writer or contributor....
  • BOOK AND BOSS (Jayson Blair set to cash in on deceptions)

    07/13/2003 1:40:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 4 replies · 164+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 13, 2003 | KEITH J. KELLY
    <p>Jayson Blair, the disgraced reporter who triggered the recent upheaval at the New York Times and whose deception caused the demise of the paper's two top editors, has finally finished his proposal for a book and movie deal.</p> <p>And he might begin getting it out to publishers this week.</p>
  • Transcript: Howell Raines Interviewed By Charlie Rose (Admits He Was FIRED)

    07/12/2003 5:35:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 3,516+ views
    The Charlie Rose Show ^ | July 12, 2003
    Charlie Rose: Tonight an exclusive conversation with Howell Raines, the former executive editor of "The New York Times." Several weeks ago Howell and Gerald Boyd, the managing editor of The Times, resigned following a crisis at the newspaper that arose from the actions of a young reporter named Jayson Blair. Blair acknowledged of making up stories he reported in The Times and was fired. After weeks of deep conflict at The Times Howell and Boyd resigned on June 5th. Howell Raines is a friend and has been on this program a number of times. We have talked about civil rights,...
  • Project 21: Jayson Blair Was Wrong, But He Had Accomplices

    07/08/2003 5:10:03 PM PDT · by mhking · 13 replies · 265+ views
    Project 21 ^ | 7.8.03
    Jayson Blair Was Wrong, But He Had Accomplices By Michael King A New Visions Commentary paper published July 2003 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 777 North Capitol Street NE #803, Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/371-1400, Fax 202/408-7773, E-Mail, Web Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Fallout from the Jayson Blair controversy continues at the New York Times. The top editors were forced to resign. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter resigned over criticism that he relied too much on stringers to produce his articles. The newsroom is in shock. Former Times reporter Jayson Blair was wrong in what...