The New York Times may no longer have a public editor, but if that role’s extinguished, who will watch the watchdog?
The Public Editor
Readers wondered about the continued naming of the arena’s performer. Other concerns: a photo of food stamp recipients and a take on the U.S. debt.
The smoke had barely cleared from the Manchester attack before The New York Times ran forensic-evidence images. British officials were angry. So were readers.
At a time when society’s views on gender identity are outpacing the language to describe it, easily referenced rules can prevent embarrassing mistakes.
The best way to build reader confidence is often just to let the facts of a story speak for themselves.
The New York Times first withheld the source, but then went on to say that Israel provided the intelligence President Trump shared with the Russians.
Some readers are worried that a new weekly column about President Trump harms the newspaper’s reputation; plus, The Times hasn’t covered an oil spill in its own backyard.
A coal mining company claims that a Times editorial falsely accused the firm’s founder of lying about a mine collapse — though the last time the paper lost a U.S. libel suit was at least the early 1960s.
The paper has started a new unit aimed at holding politicians’ feet to the fire.
Readers were quick to point out that a headline fell short in conveying the potential impact of the Republican health care bill.