November 2012 Archive

The New York Times Adrift Hands Margaret Sullivan the Tiller

By Michael Wolff: The job of public editor at the New York Times – a position instituted at the paper to fortify its ethical good intentions after the Jayson Blair mess almost 10 years ago – has not been much of career enhancer or attention getter for anyone who's held it.

Michael Gerson Has Trouble with Numbers and Is Jealous of Those Who Don’t

By Dean Baker: Michael Gerson used his column today to make a bizarre attack on the NYT's polling analyst Nate Silver. He complains to readers: "Silver’s prediction is not an ...

New York Times General Manager to Step Down

By Kristin Jones: New York Times Co. said Scott Heekin-Canedy will step down as president and general manager at year's end as his position is eliminated.