Skip to comments.New York Times Reportedly In ‘Civil War’ With Its Own ‘Woke’ Millennial Reporters
Posted on 04/03/2018 6:45:37 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
Employees at The New York Times are reportedly in a simmering generational "civil war," debating whether or not the newspaper should abandon longstanding journalistic norms in the age of Trump.
"Ive been feeling a lot lately like the newsroom is split into roughly the old-guard category, and the young and woke category, and its easy to feel that the former group doesnt take into account how much the future of the paper is predicated on the talent contained in the latter one," a Times employee told Vanity Fair.
"I know a lot of others at the paper with similar positions to mine, especially women and people of color, who feel that senior staff isnt receptive to their concerns."
The younger staffers are reportedly angry with the hire of op-ed contributors Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss, the decision not to fire accused harasser Glenn Thrush, and being banned from participating in political demonstrations like the Women's March.
The Vanity Fair piece comes after Slack transcripts leaked to the Huffington Post showed reporters complaining about Weiss and constant "microaggressions" at the paper.
In both stories, the "woke" faction of the Times complained that opinion columnists were allowed to tweet their opinions on Twitter, but "a Times reporter could conceivably get into hot water for tweeting something that seems to endorse gun control or Black Lives Matter."
The more institutionally-minded Times staffers stress the need for neutrality and impartiality. "We do not see ourselves, and we do not wish to be seen, as partisan media," said managing editor Joe Kahn. "That means that the news and opinion divide."
Mensheviks and Bolsheviks....
The NYT is a clown show.
Journalistic norms, my Obamahole.
The NYT brought this on itself. I have no sympathy. Let it burn.
Younger generation wants NY Times to go more in the direction of People’s Daily meets Cosmopolitan
Instead of practicing Journalism they ought to back to reporting.
The two are in no way the same.
Theres the saying roll left and die. The NYTimes is going for a full barrel roll.
They're just catering to the "needs" of their NYC readers and probably their advertisers. Real journalism is dead.
Apparently there is still room for ‘progress’. The question is, are they trying to achieve Stalinism or outdo Stalin himself?
“Woke” today, “broke” tomorrow.
Senior staff seems to realize “woke” kids don’t buy much of their advertisers’ stuff.
Amazing to think the old guard at the Times can recognize reality on occasion.
If anything I want to egg them on!
Is this an April fools joke that is late? Like theres a difference here between any of these arrogant aholes. They are all partisan hacks who are journalists in only their wildest dreams.
“Younger generation wants NY Times to go more in the direction of Peoples Daily meets Cosmopolitan”
10 HOT outfits to wear at anti-gun rallies. (You’ll have them wanting to pull their triggers!)
Pretty scary and hilarious at the same time. As my guess is the younger generation is clueless as to the need for neutrality in journalistic reporting and don't comprehend that many great and regular everyday people in this country think differently than the so called 'woke' reporters. (As a conservative and a Trump supporter I consider myself 'woke' many years ago to the lies of the socialist and commie liberal powers that be that try to control and decimate this country. So I guess it all depends too on the definition of 'woke.')
My guess these younger reporters are just new, more fascist oriented libs looking to not hide and deceive like the old guard. Hilarious the old guard think they are neutral. When they are just full of hypocrisy and completely lack neutrality. Beyond sad.
(Village of the Damned)
They arrive awake and on time?