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Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for Capitol Riot Coverage

Afghanistan pullout featured heavily in winning journalism

(Newser) - The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. The Post's extensive reporting, published in a sophisticated interactive series, found numerous problems and failures in political systems and security before, during, and after the...

New York Times Digs Deep Into Tucker Carlson's World

Three-part series explores how he came to create what 'may be the most racist show in the history of cable news'

(Newser) - The New York Times has given Tucker Carlson plenty to vent about on his Fox show. The newspaper is out with a three-part deep dive into Carlson's life and career. As you might expect, it is not exactly flattering, and the main headline gets to the point: "How...

In New York Times' New Editor, a Big Personality Shift

Low-key Joseph Kahn will replace the retiring Dean Baquet

(Newser) - The New York Times has named Joseph Kahn as its new executive editor, replacing Dean Baquet with his current second-in-command to lead the news organization as it undergoes a period of rapid transformation. The 57-year-old Kahn, who has been managing editor at the Times since 2016, will take over on...

Most Trusted News Source Is ... the Weather Channel?
Most Trusted News Source
Is Bit of a Surprise
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Most Trusted News Source Is Bit of a Surprise

52% of Americans trust the Weather Channel in latest YouGov poll

(Newser) - When it comes to the weather, most of us are on the same side of things—or, at least we're all watching and believing the same reports. That's according to YouGov , a UK market research firm whose latest poll on the media found that the most trusted news...

NYT Editorial Board Sees a 'Cancel Culture' Problem

Blames the left and right on free-speech matters, while critics pile on the editorial itself

(Newser) - The editorial board of the New York Times generated a lot of conversation on Friday with a lengthy piece under the headline "America Has a Free Speech Problem." The editorial criticizes both the left and the right for being in "a destructive loop of condemnation and recrimination...

Truckers Exist Under Watchful Eyes in a 'Keg of Dynamite'

Automation, poor work conditions have turned industry into 'dystopian nightmare,' per 'NYT' op-ed

(Newser) - The trucker convoys that overtook Canadian and American cities , led by drivers upset about vaccine mandates and COVID restrictions, may have seemed to emerge out of nowhere. Not to actual truckers, though, who tell Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein that such requirements were simply the "straw that broke the camel's back"...

Serena Williams on NYT Photo Flub: 'Even I Am Overlooked'

She calls out paper for using a photo of sister Venus in story about her own venture fund

(Newser) - Serena Williams is one of the most famous and recognizable athletes in the world, with no shortage of images of her that the media can use to complement stories profiling her. The tennis great is now taking one of those publications to task, after it used a photo not of...

Sarah Palin Trying to Resurrect Defamation Suit Against NYT

Judge says she wants a new trial, and his removal from the case

(Newser) - A Manhattan judge said Wednesday that lawyers for Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are seeking a new trial on her defamation claims against the New York Times, along with his removal from the case. US District Judge Jed S. Rakoff made the disclosure during a brief telephone conference with lawyers,...

Judge Is Throwing Out Palin's NYT Libel Suit
Jury Rules Against Palin
in NYT Libel Lawsuit
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Jury Rules Against Palin in NYT Libel Lawsuit

Federal judge had already decided to dismiss case

(Newser) - Update: The jury ruled against Sarah Palin in her libel lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday—unaware that the judge had already decided to dismiss the case because Palin's attorneys had failed to show there had been "actual malice" from the Times. US District Judge Jed Rakoff...

Did Sarah Palin Slip Up in Testimony Against Times?

One part of her testimony prompted a legal sidebar

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is in a Manhattan courtroom this week testifying in her libel suit against the New York Times, and one line in particular from Thursday caught the attention of observers who think she hurt her case. (Granted, these are observers from the mainstream media, which the former Alaska governor...

Now on the Witness Stand, Sarah Palin

Former editor admits 'terrible mistake' in 'NYT' libel case

(Newser) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took the witness stand on Wednesday in her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, giving the jury a folksy overview of her family life in Alaska and ascent in Republican politics. Palin testified for only about 20 minutes at the end of the day...

It's a 2-Word Conundrum for Puzzle Makers
These Are Tricky Times
to Be a Puzzle Maker
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These Are Tricky Times to Be a Puzzle Maker

Kotaku digs into the 'surprisingly messy culture wars' in the world of crosswords

(Newser) - In today's polarized world, it can be hard enough to host a civil dinner with extended family. Now try creating a crossword puzzle for the masses. Kotaku digs into what it calls the "surprisingly messy culture wars" within the puzzle community. A big focus is on the New ...

New York Times Buys Wordle
New York Times Buys Wordle

New York Times Buys Wordle

Company says deal was in the 'low seven figures'

(Newser) - Wordle, the word game that rose to dizzying heights of popularity after creator Jason Wardle shared it with the public a few months ago, now belongs to the New York Times. In a tweet Monday, Wardle, a programmer who made the game for partner Palak Shah, said the game had...

Sarah Palin's Suit Against NYT : 'It's Going to Be Ugly'
Palin Tests Positive for
COVID, NYT Trial Delayed
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Palin Tests Positive for COVID, NYT Trial Delayed

Defamation trial that will put newspaper under microscope over 2017 editorial now set for Feb. 3

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated to include details on the trial delay. The defamation trial regarding Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the New York Times was set to kick off Monday, but plans changed after the former Alaska governor tested positive for COVID, per Law360 . In a series of...

Judge Rules Newspaper Must Turn Over Confidential Memos

Decision: New York Times can't publish project Veritas legal memos

(Newser) - A New York judge has upheld an order preventing the New York Times from publishing documents between conservative group Project Veritas and its lawyer and ruled that the newspaper must immediately relinquish confidential legal memos it obtained. The decision Thursday by state Supreme Court Justice Charles Wood in Westchester County,...

Senators Go to Bat for Sinema Over 'Sexist' NYT Coverage

Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Jeanne Shaheen slam paper for focusing on Ariz. senator's clothes

(Newser) - Kyrsten Sinema has become known for her "penchant for patterns and bold colors" in a Senate chamber that's "still largely buttoned up," as the Hill puts it. That's a problem, though—not the Arizona senator's choice of clothing, but the plethora of headlines about...

Sister Prejean: Let Inmate Have Final Human Touch

John Henry Ramirez deserves to have pastor present at Texas execution, she writes

(Newser) - Sister Helen Prejean, the Catholic nun made famous by the book and movie Dead Man Walking, is making a public appeal on behalf of a death row inmate in Texas. In a New York Times essay, Prejean argues that the state should grant the request of John Henry Ramirez that...

Governor Kristof? Times Columnist Explores a Run
Kristof Leaving Times,
Prepares Run for Office
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Kristof Leaving Times, Prepares Run for Office

2-time Pulitzer winner is gearing up for governor's race in Oregon

(Newser) - Update: Nicholas Kristof is shifting from columnist to politician. The longtime New York Times opinion writer is leaving the newspaper as he considers a run for governor in Oregon, per the Times . "This has been my dream job, even with malaria, a plane crash in Congo and periodic arrests...

2 Republicans Make Unusual Request: Vote Democratic

Anti-Trump moderates say it's necessary for the good of the country

(Newser) - Not unusual: The New York Times is running an opinion piece urging people to vote Democratic in the upcoming midterms. The weird part: The piece is authored by two Republicans. Specifically, it's Christine Todd Whitman, the former governor of New Jersey who ran the EPA under George W. Bush,...

NYT : We Missed Red Flags in 'ISIS Executioner' Podcast
'ISIS Executioner'
Admits He Made It All Up
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'ISIS Executioner' Admits He Made It All Up

Shehroze Chaudhry featured in key episodes of the hit 'NYT ' podcast series 'Caliphate'

(Newser) - Update: The Canadian man who pulled the wool over the eyes of the New York Times, among others, by weaving tales of time spent as an ISIS executioner, admitted to his lies in a Canadian court on Friday. In doing so, Shehroze Chaudhry, now 26, saw the charges against him—...

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