As rents skyrocket, more homeless people are trying to find work, even if it means becoming part of the process that forces people out of their homes.
Marc LaceyThe latest in our Imperfect Union series by @thomasfullerNYT: "The couple’s predicament offers a measure of how far-reaching the homelessness crisis has become in California. The evicted are doing the evicting."
People from Wuhan, China, who now live in Pittsburgh, its “sister city,” are sending aid to relatives and friends trapped in the center of a deadly outbreak.
Marc LaceyIt’s a small world after all, a frightening thought if the virus becomes a global pandemic, but a mixed blessing for the scores of Wuhan natives living in Pittsburgh, which has been a “sister city” of Wuhan for nearly 40 years.
The ninth president of Cornell, former President Frank H. T. Rhodes died on Monday at age 93.
Marc LaceyOne way I judge university presidents is how they treat student journalists. President Frank H.T. Rhodes, who died yesterday, gave me his home number when I was editor in chief of The Cornell Daily Sun. He didn't love my questions but he answered them.
Marc LaceyWe're looking for a great editor @NYTNational. Here's my description: "You are a story doctor, an idea generator and a master polisher of prose. The reporters in your flock do the finest work of their careers..." Apply here
Marc Lacey"She speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish and English fluently, and four indigenous African languages with varying degrees of fluency: Hausa, Yoruba, Idoma and Wolof."
Marc LaceyThe NYT website turned 24 yesterday. Here's what we said on Jan. 22, 1996:
"The New York Times begins publishing daily on the World Wide Web today, offering readers around the world immediate access to most of the daily newspaper's contents."
Prison officials said contraband cellphones fuel violence and undermine security. But as a crisis swelled in Mississippi’s prisons, images shared by inmates brought attention to troubling conditions.
Marc Lacey"And so it went, from one prisoner to the next, in a phone call with a reporter that stretched on for roughly an hour. The inmates complained about unreliable electricity and water, injuries that had not healed, and the vermin that forced them ..."
Many in Iraq considered America’s killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a top Iranian commander, in Baghdad as an assault on its sovereignty.
Marc Lacey"Iraqi lawmakers voted 170-0 on Sunday in favor of expelling American troops from their country, just days after a United States drone strike killed the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force on Iraqi soil."
While many news outlets identified what they said was the leading suspect in the 1996 Olympics bombing, the executive editor held The Times back.
Marc Lacey@jswatz Give Joe Lelyveld some props. As Kevin said: "This decision from New York, that we essentially were not going to compete on the biggest story on earth, rubbed against my every journalistic instinct. I felt like a pit bull tethered to a very short chain."