Arthur Brisbane, the New York Times’ public editor, compiled a list of “challenges the Times faces and the faults readers find” in the newspaper. Overall, he concluded many of the issues are questions of boundaries.
Among the list include:
- “the blending of opinion with news,”
- the updating and changing of headlines of stories posted online (compared with their unchanging versions in the print newspaper),
- errors, and
- the fast-paced cycle of “the digital age” calling on reporters to not just complete assignments, but then shift that material to social networks.
Brisbane also noted that the New York Times’ senior editor for corrections stated that the newspaper “corrected 3,500 errors, most commonly spellings, dates and historical facts” in 2010. (iMediaEthics wrote last week when Canadian newspaper the Toronto Star’s public editor reported that the Star published 328 corrections in 2010.)
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See Brisbane’s column here.