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Thursday, December 13, 2012

New 'Deal' at 'NYT'

Another terrific and detailed, and thoughtful, blog post by NYT public ed Margaret Sullivan, this time on the paper's sponsoring a major "Dealbook" conference at its hdqtrs yesterday featuring top Wall Street movers and shakers being questioned, often softly, on panels under corporate logos and sponsorship, while rubbing elbows with supposedly adversarial journalists.  As she puts it, "given the lunchtime rollout of a new Blackberry device, the overall friendly questioning of prominent newsmakers, the reception afterward – featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and the incessant rubbing of journalistic and corporate elbows — the word 'adversarial' did not come to mind. Nor did the word 'watchdog.'”

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