Clark Hoyt

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NYT Slaps Reporter for Facebook Source

Reporter reprimanded for messaging minors

(Newser) - Backlash against the New York Times reporter who contacted minors on Facebook to locate sources has led Times public editor Clark Hoyt to declare, “I would not have sent the messages.” Jodi Kantor, author of last month’s unflattering front-page profile of Cindy McCain, reached out to classmates... More »

Journos Find Fault With NYT Story

Some didn't run McCain bombshell; Times ' own ombudsman bashed it

(Newser) - The New York Times’ bombshell story about John McCain’s ethics problems—and his allegedly inappropriate relationship with a lobbyist—is nearly a week old, but the media world is still reacting:
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s ombudsman explains that his paper’s editor was too uncomfortable with the romantic
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We Goofed on Petraeus Attack Ad: Times Editor

Public editor takes paper to task on 'personal' attack

(Newser) - The public editor of the New York Times slammed the newspaper yesterday for violating its own policies when it ran the now notorious "General Betray Us" ad. The ad, placed by, was a personal attack on General Petraeus, which is prohibited by the Times standards for acceptable... More »

Times Editor Slams Times for Failing to Cover ... Times

Ombudsman: Paper's missing a great story

(Newser) - In an attention-getting column in yesterday's Times, public editor Clark Hoyt criticized the paper for failing to report on its own business challenges, thereby avoiding conflict with the publisher. Hoyt, who is charged with representing the interests of readers, wrote that the Times has hit a "rough patch,"... More »

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