"In publishing the Tom Cotton piece, haven't we effectively validated depictions of Black Americans as terrorists in exercising their First Amendment rights to protest police brutality?"
Jay RosenThis report on today's staff meeting at the New York Times is based on a recording the Vice reporter obtained. vice.com/en_us/article/… It's worth reading. The Times staff asked excellent questions.
In a tense staff meeting, the paper admitted to inviting Sen. Cotton to write the “Send in the Troops” column, and said it will overhaul the frequently controversial opinion page.
Jay RosenBaquet reaffirmed the paper’s editorial positioning, referencing his previous declaration that the Times should not be "the opposition party," adding: “I think some news organizations have gone a little bit far—not about Trump—but to please an audience.”
Jay RosenNew York Times Executives Take Turns Apologizing to Quell Staff Revolt. thedailybeast.com/new-york-times… "In a tense staff meeting, the paper admitted to inviting Sen. Cotton to write the 'Send in the Troops' column, and said it will overhaul the frequently controversial opinion page."
The Cotton team explains how the explosive piece got accepted and edited.
Jay RosenBut according to this report in National Review, there was mutual pitching going on. So "op-ed team pitched the piece to Cotton" may be too simple. nationalreview.com/2020/06/tom-co… "The Inside Story of the Tom Cotton Op-Ed that Rocked the New York Times," by the editor of NR, Rich Lowry.
Possibly prepping for a Trump loss in November, NBC’s leadership is considering a prime-time lineup of conservative-leaning shows. But with Fox and Newsmax and OANN, is there really room on the right?
Jay RosenAnother report that CNBC might shift to right wing talk at night. vanityfair.com/news/2020/06/i… I'm skeptical: Reality-based conservatives have no constituency, ratings would be tiny. More popular — and populist — right wing hosts would violate NBC News standards with conspiracy stuff.
After a staff uproar, The Times says the editing process was “rushed.” Senator Tom Cotton’s “Send In the Troops” essay is now under review.
Jay RosenThe Times covers itself. "New York Times Says Senator’s Op-Ed Did Not Meet Standards." nytimes.com/2020/06/04/bus… Earlier I said they had not fact checked the piece. Correction: "The editors said that the article had been fact-checked, but added that they would fact-check it again."
<p>Yesterday, the New York Times Opinion section ran an Op-Ed column by Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas and a close ally of President Trump, under the provocative headline “Send in the Troops”. The condemnation came swiftly. But this...
Jay RosenThe danger, writes @gabrielsnyder, is that "the Times becomes a platform for those who are hostile to its core values" and at direct odds with its public mission. cjr.org/public_editor/…
It's unclear to me whether the top editors think that would be a problem. Many on staff do.
Staff members at the newspaper, including a Pulitzer winner, denounced an opinion essay by Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, calling for a military response to protests.
Jay Rosen"Three Times journalists, who declined to be identified by name, said they had informed their editors that sources told them they would no longer provide them with information because of the Op-Ed."
Staffers at The New York Times expressed dismay Wednesday over the newspaper's decision to publish an op-ed written by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order.
Out of crisis comes an opportunity to create new ways to get communities involved in our reporting
Jay Rosen"A reporter’s contact book may be their most closely guarded possession, and rightly so. But what if newsrooms had a rich and open network of contacts for all their reporters, enhancing journalism across the board?" thebristolcable.org/2020/05/a-new-… Yes, what if. Critically important tool.
Jay RosenHistory Will Judge the Complicit, by @anneapplebaum.
"Why have Republican leaders abandoned their principles in support of an immoral and dangerous president?" theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… I recommended it yesterday but I am repeating that instruction today. This is a necessary read.
Jay Rosen"The nation’s leading journalism and press freedom organizations today called on law enforcement, mayors and governors across the country to halt the unprecedented assault against journalists in the field covering the protests for social justice."