My new post is about the tensions between the New York Times and its core readership over Trump coverage. And there's a new factor: a younger generation of Times journalists who wonder if leadership might be blowing it. Grab a coffee and read about it
explores the dysfunctions at the & some evidence of movement. Above all it seems obvious to me that the paper really, really needs to get a public editor back.
I updated my post after of came out with a transcript of that staff meeting at the New York Times where they wrestled with Trump coverage. Here is how my commentary ends now.
In the comments at my site, I was asked why people make such a big deal out of the missing public editor position at the New York Times. Here's part of my answer. Rest here:
“Our role is not to be the leader of the resistance,” Dean Baquet kept saying this week. I replied to that in my new post.
This by ⁦⁩ on NYT’s core readers holding it accountable - and the NYT’s difficulty in hearing those complaints - is important and you should read it.
I updated my new post after came out with a transcript of that staff meeting at the New York Times where they wrestled with Trump coverage. Here's how it concludes now.
My new post is only for people who care about what is going on at the New York Times as it gets push back for its framing of Trump coverage. If this topic does not interest you, then best to stay away.
"We’re not gonna be part of the resistance says nothing about how to provide less assistance to Trump’s othering instincts." From my NEW, just pressed post: Bad headline, small changes at the New York Times. I hope you will read it.
The case against the public editor's elimination has been re-opened at the New York Times. Did you know that? This and other small movements are recorded in my latest post.
From my new post, 'Bad headline, small changes at the New York Times.'
"I’m still in. I consider myself a Times loyalist. My loyalty is expressed through criticism and watchfulness, and by paying for a digital (plus print on weekends) subscription."
"As powerful readers, we should exercise our newfound power of the purse smartly and judiciously. Hold the Times to account, as it holds others, but don’t let that accountability get in the way of its vital 21st century mission." — in the comments.
Bewilderingly coy and passive aggressive
You can find this interpretation in my October 2018 column here: and in a post I wrote two weeks ago after that terrible headline, 'Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.' 5/