The Times can’t get pulled into the maelstrom of Twitter-era news. It has to stand apart from those news sources that are getting information out in a fast, piecemeal and frequently inaccurate way. That process has its own appeal and its own valuable purpose. But The Times should be its authoritative and accurate counterbalance.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
'Times' and Sandy Hook
NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan in her Sunday column hits the paper for errors in its early coverage of the Newtown massacre. I've covered the mistakes common in the media as a whole here and the Times was by no mean the worst. But good to see her criticism.
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