Views Preview: Pushback on NYT Exclusives

Jul 29, 2015

The New York Times has had to walk back its story on a "criminal" probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server while the paper is vigorously defending another of its exclusives...on abuses in the nail salon industry.  The first Republican presidential debate is only a week away.  Some wonder whether all the scrambling to meet the Fox News criteria for inclusion is worth the trouble.  More bad news for the newspaper business: major layoffs and poor performance with minority employment.  Media companies are embracing a new revenue source that raises ethical questions.  And research shows "visual" news sites are more successful.

  The New York Times' Loss May Not be Hillary's Gain

Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek: "How The New York Times Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails Story"

Margaret Sullivan, New York Times Public Editor: "Clinton Story Fraught With Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next?"

The New York Times: "Editor's Note: Clinton Email Coverage"

Michael Calderone and Sam Stein, The Huffington Post: "New York Times Corrects Explosive Hillary Clinton Email Story Amid Campaign Pushback"

Rem Rieder, USA Today: "Times' flawed Clinton story shows need to explain errors"

Guy Benson, Townhall.com: "Meet the Press Anchor: Hillary's Favorability 'Dismal,' Email Probe 'Incredibly Significant'"

Howard Kurtz, Fox News: "Hillary camp rips NY Times, but email story still dogs her"

Big Battle Over Salon Story

Richard Bernstein, The New York Review of Books: "What the 'Times' Got Wrong About Nail Salons"

Paul Farhi, Washington Post: "Former New York Times journalist challenges paper's series on nail salons"

Anna Merlan, Jezebel: "Man Who Co-Owns Nail Salons Thinks They're Just Great, So"

Dean Baquet, Wendell Jamieson and Michael Luo, The New York Times: "Rebuttal to The NYRB's Article on NYT Nail Salon Series"

Felix Salmon, Fusion: "Why you can't trust journalism"

On the Debate Stage: Who Decides and Does It Matter?

Katie Glueck, Politico: "The GOP's battle for 10th place"

Jonathan Easley, The Hill: "Two weeks to go: Republicans scramble to make debate stage"

Seema Mehta, The Los Angeles Times: "What's behind the frenzy of stunts, accusations among GOP candidates? The Aug. 6 debate"

Chuck Sweeney, Rockford (IL) Register Star: "Here's a better presidential candidate debate method for GOP, Fox"

David Bauder, AP: "Trump dominates nightly news on election, study shows"

Job Stats: Can It Get Worse for Newspapers?

Ken Doctor, NiemanLab: "Newsonomics: The halving of America's daily newsrooms"

American Society of News Editors: "2015 Census"

Bob Papper, Radio Television Digital News Association: "Research: Minority numbers slide, women make gains"

Alex T. Williams, Columbia Journalism Review: "Why aren't there more minority journalists?"

Publishers Flock to Native Advertising

Rachel Raudenbush, Digiday: "How Politico crafts branded content with a political agenda"

Emma Bazilian, AdWeek: "Conde Nast's New In-House Native Ad Studio Debuts Its First Campaign"

Dino Grandoni, The New York Times: "Ads for Podcasts Test the Line Between Story and Sponsor"

Damaris Colhoun, Columbia Journalism Review: "Disguising ads as stories"

Sarah Sluis, Ad Exchanger: "FTC: Publishers Will Be Held Responsible For Misleading Native Ads"

Ted Karczewski, Skyword: "Learning to Love Native Advertising: The State of the Media Industry in 2015"

Homepage Layout Matters

Natalie Jomini Stroud, Alex Curry, Arielle Cardona and Cynthia Peacock, Engaging News Project: "Online News Presentation"