Tag Archives: New York Times

1100+ NYT Union Members Walk Out Over Contract

Axios reports: More than 1,100 members of the New York Times union walked out on the job Thursday morning after more than a year and a half of stalled contract negotiations with The Times’ management. The walkout represents a breaking point between the two parties, which have been debating new contract terms since the guild’s last contract expired in March …

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New York Times Union Threatens To Strike Next Week

Axios reports: More than 1,000 members of the New York Times union, which includes hundreds of newsroom staffers, plan to walk out on the job if the company’s management doesn’t agree to the terms of a new contract by Dec. 8, the union announced Friday. The two parties have been at odds for more than a year and a half …

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Man With Sword And Axe Tries To Enter NYT Newsroom

New York City’s Fox affiliate reports: A man with an axe and a sword went into the lobby of the New York Times building on Thursday and asked to speak the political section, authorities said, then handed over his weapons and waited for emergency personnel when he was denied entry. When officers arrived, building security told them the man had …

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NYT Relaunches Its Vaunted “Needle” Forecasting Tool

The New York Times reports: The needle is an innovative forecasting tool that was created by The Times and debuted in 2016. It is intended to help you understand what the votes tallied so far suggest about possible winners in key contests, before the election is called. Watching the votes come in on election night can be confusing and hard …

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NYT: Wordle Brought Us Tens Of Millions New Users

Axios reports: The New York Times on Wednesday reported its second-best first quarter subscription growth since introducing a digital subscription in 2017, thanks in part to the acquisitions of The Athletic and Wordle in January. While a smaller investment than The Athletic, executives touted the success of Wordle, the viral online game that it paid “in the low seven figures” …

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Palin Seeks To Disqualify Judge In NY Times Lawsuit

Reuters reports: Sarah Palin called on the judge who oversaw her unsuccessful defamation case against the New York Times to disqualify himself, and said his series of errors tainted the outcome and required a new trial. In a late Tuesday night filing in federal court in Manhattan, lawyers for the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor said U.S. …

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Jury Unanimously Sides With NYT In Palin Lawsuit

Forbes reports: The New York Times did not commit defamation when it incorrectly linked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to a 2011 mass shooting, a jury ruled Tuesday, bringing the ex-governor’s trial to an end—though the judge in the case already said he would dismiss it, meaning the verdict will only be used when the case is appealed. The …

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Judge To Boot Palin’s Suit Against New York Times

The Washington Post reports: A judge on Monday indicated he will dismiss Sarah Palin’s libel case against the New York Times, saying she had not met the legal standard showing that the newspaper acted with “actual malice” in publishing a 2017 editorial that included an inaccurate claim about her. Judge Jed S. Rakoff told the lawyers involved in the case …

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New York Times Buys Wordle For “Low Seven Figures”

The New York Times reports: In less than six months, Wordle has gone from a gift to a viral sensation, to being an official part of The New York Times portfolio. Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, created the game as a gift for his partner. It was released to the public in October, and it exploded in popularity …

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Pulitzer-Winning NYT Columnist To Run For OR Gov

Politico reports: Nicholas Kristof, the two-time Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist, is leaving the newspaper ahead of a likely run for Oregon governor. Kristof, who joined the Times in 1984 and has written a column there since 2001, has been on leave since June as he explored running in the Democratic primary to replace Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in 2022. …

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Trump’s DOJ Spied On Four New York Times Reporters

The New York Times reports: The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of four New York Times reporters spanning nearly four months in 2017 as part of a leak investigation, the Biden administration disclosed on Wednesday. It was the latest in a series of revelations about the Trump administration secretly obtaining reporters’ communications records in an effort to …

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Court Tosses Trump’s Defamation Suit Against NYT

Law & Crime reports: The New York Times won the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump’s campaign over the op-ed “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo” on Tuesday, with a Manhattan judge finding the column was “nonactionable opinion” and the complaint failed to show actual malice. Published just before the release of the Mueller report—but after …

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Biden WH Renews Subscriptions To NYT And WaPo

The Washington Post reports: President Biden’s White House has renewed subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post after former President Trump canceled them out of anger over how he was portrayed. A White House source said physical copies of both papers arrived on Thursday morning, Biden’s first full day as president. Trump canceled the White House subscriptions …

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Palin To Get Jury Trial In Defamation Suit Against NYT

Politico reports: A federal judge has ordered a jury trial in former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s libel suit against the New York Times over an editorial linking her to the 2011 Arizona shooting rampage that badly wounded then-Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six others. In the latest round of litigation in the case, U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff rejected …

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NYT CEO Doubts Print Edition Will Exist In 20 Years

The Hill reports: Outgoing New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said he would be “surprised” in the newspaper still offered a print edition in 20 years, adding that he’s skeptical if advertising will ever return at pre-pandemic levels. “I believe the Times will definitely be printed for another 10 years and quite possibly another 15 years — maybe even slightly …

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“Failing” New York Times Adds 669K Subscribers In Q2

The New York Times reports: Over a three-month period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in advertising, The New York Times Company for the first time reported quarterly revenue that owed more to digital products than to the print newspaper. As much of its staff worked remotely, The Times brought in $185.5 million in revenue for digital subscriptions …

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Sarah Palin’s Defamation Suit Against NYT Gets Hearing

Courthouse News reports: Some three years after Sarah Palin sued The New York Times over an editorial about toxic political rhetoric, the paper’s attorney told a federal judge that the former Alaska governor’s hunt for evidence has turned up empty. “Governor Palin does not have one iota of evidence that the allegations are true,” Time attorney Jay Brown told a …

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Joe Biden +14 Over Trump In New NYT National Poll

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken a commanding lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, building a wide advantage among women and nonwhite voters and making deep inroads with some traditionally Republican-leaning groups that have shifted away from Mr. Trump following his ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new national poll …

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NYT Regrets Tom Cotton’s “Send In The Troops” Op-Ed

Axios reports: A New York Times spokesperson said in a statement Thursday that the paper will be changing its editorial board processes after a Wednesday op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for President Trump to “send in the troops” in order to quell violent protests, failed to meet its standards. The shift comes after Times employees began a …

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NYT Staffers Rebel Over Decision To Run Cotton Op-Ed

The Washington Post reports: Staffers at the New York Times are publicly rebuking their own newspaper for publishing an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for military intervention into American cities where protests over George Floyd’s death have led to further unrest. The backlash, which spilled out on Twitter, came from dozens across the organization and included opinion …

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