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Amazing Read: NYT Review of Tex-Mex Hotspot

Pete Wells has strong words for Javelina

(Newser) - The New York Times yesterday ran Pete Wells' review of the self-proclaimed "first authentic Tex-Mex restaurant." That would be Gramercy Park's Javelina, a two-month-old, 58-seat eatery so hot that Wells notes it's near impossible to get a reservation between the hours of 6pm and 9:30pm.... More »

Cuomo: We Won't Let Nail Salon Workers Be Exploited

NY gov orders emergency measures to stop wage theft, health hazards

(Newser) - A New York Times exposé by Sarah Maslin Nir about the exploitation of nail salon workers has caught the attention of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced he's putting emergency measures into place to go after wage theft and health hazards in the industry, the AP reports. In... More »

Top Pulitzer Prize Goes to Small Newspaper

Post and Courier of Charleston, SC, wins prestigious public service prize

(Newser) - Ready or not, the Pulitzer Prizes are out, with a fairly small newspaper winning the most prestigious prize for reporting. The Post and Courier of Charleston, SC, staffed by 80 people, won the gold medal for public service for its series "Till Death Do Us Part," about the... More »

Autopsy: David Carr Died of Lung Cancer

Heart disease was a contributing factor in renowned columnist's sudden death

(Newser) - New York Times media columnist David Carr died of an aggressive form of lung cancer, according to an autopsy performed because of the sudden nature of his death Thursday . Heart disease was a contributing factor, reports the Times . It's unclear if Carr's illness—metastatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma... More »

NYT's David Carr Collapses in Newsroom, Dies

Media columnist was 58

(Newser) - David Carr, author of the New York Times' "Media Equation" column, collapsed and died at his office last night just hours after moderating a " TimesTalks " conversation with Edward Snowden, director Laura Poitras, and journalist Glenn Greenwald on Citizenfour, a documentary about Snowden's NSA leaks. Carr, 58,... More »

Ex-CIA Officer Convicted of Leaking Secrets

Jeffrey Sterling, 47, convicted on all nine counts

(Newser) - A jury has convicted a former CIA officer of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. Jurors convicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling, of O'Fallon, Missouri, of all nine counts he faced in federal court today. Prosecutors say Sterling disclosed... More »

World's Richest Man Now Top NYT Shareholder

Carlos Slim overtakes Bill Gates to top rich list again

(Newser) - Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim is having quite a week—he has become the biggest shareholder in the New York Times and reclaimed his title as the world's richest man. Slim has exercised warrants obtained when he loaned the company $250 million in 2009 to double his stake in... More »

New York Times Editor Calls Critic 'A--hole' on Facebook

Over decision not to run Hebdo cartoons

(Newser) - As editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet surely takes a lot of grief from a lot of people, but this one clearly struck a nerve. As noted by JimRomenesko.com , it began when a journalism professor at USC Annenberg blasted the newspaper's decision not to run cartoons... More »

NYT Fooled by Fake Kanye Quote About Kim's Rear

Couples' bottom comparison came from a satirical paper

(Newser) - The New York Times , it seems, has fallen prey to fake news about one of the nation's most pressing issues: Kim Kardashian's rear end . In a humorous column reflecting on the dangers of a large backside—difficulty squeezing through tight spaces, for one—Joyce Wadler quoted Kanye West... More »

Sources: Airbag Maker Destroyed Test Evidence

Workers say Takata conducted secret tests in 2004

(Newser) - Takata knew its airbags were at risk of exploding and sending metal debris at drivers years before it issued a recall, two unnamed former employees tell the New York Times . In fact, then-vice president for engineering Al Bernat witnessed airbag inflaters crack during secret tests at the Japanese company's... More »

Chemical Weapons Found in Iraq Were Kept Secret

NYT : Troops who served in Iraq allege serious injuries, incompetence

(Newser) - US troops headed into Iraq more than a decade ago to hunt down weapons of mass destruction, but they found something else instead: massive numbers of chemical weapons, which injured soldiers and prompted a possible Pentagon cover-up, the New York Times reports. In a stunning narrative based on interviews and... More »

Obama's Going Wrong Way With America's Nukes

US could spend $1T on modernization in 30 years: NY Times

(Newser) - President Obama has been a voice for nuclear disarmament, and his administration has taken steps toward that goal—but the White House's latest move takes the US in the opposite direction, a New York Times editorial observes. Obama is undertaking major improvements to US nuclear weapons and facilities, spending... More »

New York Times: Legalize Pot, America

It's no worse than booze or tobacco, and it's time to repeal the law

(Newser) - The Grey Lady is high on the idea of marijuana legalization: The New York Times' editorial board today comes out decidedly in favor of decriminalizing pot in an editorial headlined "Repeal Prohibition, Again ." In it, the board likens the 40-year-old ban on marijuana to America's ill-fated ban... More »

NYT's Carr on Firing: 'Lack of Decorum Was Stunning'

Column reveals reason for rift between Abramson, Baquet

(Newser) - Pity David Carr; it can't be easy to write a media column on the New York Times firing Jill Abramson ... for the New York Times . But that's what Carr did today, and it's illuminating, revealing a possible reason for the ouster. The firing was the most "... More »

Abramson: I'm Keeping My Times Tattoo

Ousted editor speaks at Wake Forest commencement

(Newser) - Now that she's out at the New York Times, will Jill Abramson remove the tattooed logo of its "T" from her back? "Not a chance," she told students during a Wake Forest University commencement speech, which, Politico notes, was her first public appearance since her firing... More »

NYT Publisher: Abramson 'Could Not Win Back' Colleagues

Arthur Sulzberger Jr blames her for the debacle

(Newser) - Now, it's his turn: New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr responded yesterday to the wave of outrage over the firing of former executive editor Jill Abramson, saying "she had lost support of her masthead colleagues and could not win it back." In a statement, Sulzberger said... More »

Abramson's Firing at NYT Feels Like Sexism

Two female columnists weigh in on her abrupt dismissal

(Newser) - The New York Times didn't just fire Jill Abramson , its top honchos seemed to go out of their way to humiliate her, writes Megan McArdle at Bloomberg . We still don't know why, but the leading theories are that she tried to hire a managing editor without permission and... More »

All the Theories on Why Abramson Got the Boot

Unequal pay? Being 'pushy'? One thing is clear: It was a shock

(Newser) - It's still not officially clear why Jill Abramson got abruptly booted as executive editor of the New York Times, but theories certainly abound:
  • Abramson knew her days were numbered, sources tell Gabriel Sherman at Daily Intelligencer , but everyone was "shocked" at how quickly the end came, says one
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1st Female NY Times Editor Out, 1st Black Editor In

Jill Abramson leaving, Dean Baquet taking over

(Newser) - Jill Abramson is out as executive editor of the New York Times after less than three years on the job, reports Mediaite . She was the first woman to hold the position, and she will be replaced by the first African-American to do so as well—managing editor Dean Baquet takes... More »

Ex-NYT Editor, Wife Question Cancer Blogger, Outrage Ensues

Bill, Emma Keller wrote about Lisa Bonchek Adams

(Newser) - A pair of columns questioning a woman's very public battle with Stage IV breast cancer are lighting up the Internet. Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller and his wife, writer Emma Gilbey Keller, both wrote pieces on Lisa Bonchek Adams, who is chronicling her fight via Twitter... More »

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