Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

FAIR: Did Parent Company General Electric Stifle MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann?

Friday, August 7th, 2009

August 7 – In the wake of an August 1 expose in the New York Times, an agreement reportedly reached by executives at the parent companies of Fox News Channel and MSNBC to rein in the networks’ two stars’ criticism of each other seems to have fallen apart. The behind-the-scenes deal-making, though, still illustrates the corrosive effect on media of corporate ownership.


“In New York, Number of Killings Rises With Heat”

Friday, June 19th, 2009

This New York Times June 18 special project on homicides in New York City provides good resource material for aspiring journalists interested in writing about, well, murder and crime. And I will most likely try to incorporate into the reading list of one of my advanced news writing classes. Story and the multimedia can be found here. And that recommendation allows me, in good conscious, to segue to this recollection: That period in my journalistic life when murder was on my mind.


NYTimes: “For Teenagers, Hello Means ‘How About a Hug?’”

Friday, June 19th, 2009

NYT May 27 Story:

There is so much hugging at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, N.J., that students have broken down the hugs by type:
— There is the basic friend hug, probably the most popular, and the bear hug, of course. But now there is also the bear claw, when a boy embraces a girl awkwardly with his elbows poking out.
—There is the hug that starts with a high-five, then moves into a fist bump, followed by a slap on the back and an embrace.

One can guess that youths’ nervous systems are picking up the pitter-patter of day-to-day life effected by the bleakness threatening their dreams, and they want a reassurance that is difficult to describe. However, this kind of NYT anecdotal lifestyle piece overlooks the reality of the hugbug, so to speak: It cuts across generations. Asking for a hug is becoming as common place as people bumming for cigarettes or asking strangers for a light.


From NYT’s Timothy Egan’s An Innocent Abroad – About “Angel Face”

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I couldn’t resist Egan’s Outpost passage, I thought it was candid about certain brands of Americana …

“We kill innocent Americans often enough through our legal system, kill them because of shoddy police work or racial prejudice.”


“Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes” – New York Times

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

So, what do students think about this? The question to be posed sometime March 18 on Hunter-L, the College’s main listserv for general info and communication for the Hunter community, this being this New York Times article. The Big Question to be put to the students: Should I reconsider my default grade, B?


New York Times Spoof

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Note: This info comes via Tikkun – Rabbi Michael Lerner: 

We hope the people who did this spoof on the NY Times and Tom Friedman don’t get sued or go to jail because this is some of the funniest and at the same time smartest things that have come down the pike in a long time.

Send it to your friends.