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"