October 2012 Archive

Chavez Celebrations

New York Times Coverage of Venezuelan Election Was Poor

By Michael M'Gehee: Hugo Chávez won his third straight presidential election this past weekend, and as the New York Times correspondent William Neumann put it in his latest ...

Bidzina Ivanishvili

Two Ways of Analyzing the Georgian Election

By Daniel Warner: The victory by the Georgian Dream Party in the recent parliamentary elections has set off a scramble to try to learn more about its mysterious leader Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Sea Butterfly

New York Times Story Bizarrely Downplays Impact of Ocean Acidification

By Yves Smith: The Grey Lady, in true “newspaper of record” fashion, has an article that manages to acknowledge some of the effects of ocean acidification, and its links to global warming, while sidestepping how grim the implications are.

New York Times Staffers Walk Out Over Contract Negotiations

By Katherine Fung: Staffers at the New York Times briefly walked out Monday afternoon in protest of the management's position on contract negotiations.