October 14, 2011 · 0 Comments
New York October 14, 2011 – NYT eXaminer (NYTX), a media project which advocates on behalf of new editorial policies in mainstream news media, made its public launch today.
NYTX asserts that the journalistic application of “impartiality,” “objectivity,” and “balance” to settled legal and scientific issues – such as the international law prohibition against aggressive war and the global scientific consensus on human-induced global warming – is an ongoing folly with catastrophic human, political, and environmental consequences. The NYTX project supports the journalistic application of these and other legitimate standards to major national and international issues as a means of “enlightening the citizenry” about the major issues of the day.
NYTX has unveiled its project and website which is available at www.nytexaminer.com
“Whether it is Times media coverage of the U.S. ‘War on Terror’ since 2001 or today’s Occupy Wall Street phenomena in 2011, a coordinated effort to hold the Times accountable for its reporting on large events and daily news is long overdue,” said NYTX founder and Editor Chris Spannos.
NYTX is launching its project with an exclusive multi-part video interview with WikiLeaks’ editor Julian Assange focusing on the Times. In the interview Assange shares his experience partnering with the Times to release the Afghan and Iraq War Logs. He talks about the Times treatment of Cablegate, Bradley Manning, the Pentagon Papers, WikiLeaks, and much more. NYTX will publish this interview in parts through the months of October and November.
To advocate new editorial policy in mainstream media NYTX will also offer public events and online facilities that aim to develop critical media literacy within our society.
Many leading media analysts and critics – including Richard Falk, Jeff Cohen, Robert McChesney, and Howard Friel, among others – are featured as NYTX Advisory Council members.
For more information contact:
Chris Spannos, NYTX Founder & Editor
Email: [email protected]
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