Blog Profile / The Public Editor

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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Potent Endorsement Could Use More Transparency

An Op-Ed piece endorsing Hillary Clinton by Michael J. Morell, a former top C.I.A. official, does not disclose that Morell works at a Washington consulting firm with connections to Clinton.

The Clinton Story You Didn’t Read Here

Hillary Clinton ignited criticism with claims she made about her email use in an interview with Fox News, but don't look for it in The Times.

A Convention Speech, Not a Bodice Ripper

A Times story claiming that Bill Clinton's convention speech sexualized Hillary Clinton has readers scratching their heads.

Feuds! Favors! Name-Calling! But What About Those Russians?

The salacious details of cyberattacks draw the biggest headlines, but are they the biggest part of the story?

Ms. or Mrs.? It’s Up to You. As for Me, Just Call Me Spayd

If Melania Trump is a Ms. while Michelle Obama is a Mrs., does that mean The Times is up to something? Not really.

Were Changes to Sanders Article ‘Stealth Editing’?

Readers complain that a positive story became disparaging without any notice

Tightening the Screws on Anonymous Sources

The Times has a new policy intended to limit anonymity to when it’s truly justified.

Perfectly Reasonable Question: Must ‘Best Comments’ Be True?

A reader objects, on the grounds of accuracy, to last week’s No. 1 comment.

Should Media Treat a Certain Candidate Like Voldemort?

A reader marks up the home page of The Times and bemoans the frequency of a particular name.

Is Global Expansion Good for Times Readers?

A Spanish-language site goes live, joining a Chinese-language site, with more to come.

Times Reporter: ‘I Would Never Cut a Deal Like That’

Mark Landler responds to a reader query about a troubling practice, calling it ‘a serious breach of journalistic ethics.’

Unanswered Questions Resurface in James Foley Film

A new documentary underlines the need to dig deep in reporting on ISIS and American government policy.

‘A Very Heated Reaction’ to The Times’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders supporters came out in force opposing Times editorial board's endorsement of Hillary Clinton, but the top opinion editor said he expected it.

Should The Times Have Been a Tougher Watchdog in Flint?

The Times wrote early about the problems, but then dropped the subject for many months

Perfectly Reasonable Question: Why Use an Old Photo?

An editor explains the reason behind publishing a 2002 photo with a news story about a recent Jakarta bombing.

Lopping Off Stars for a High-End Restaurant: The Back Story

Readers feel “populist schadenfreude” after a top restaurant was downgraded by The Times's restaurant critic.

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