Archive for November, 2007

The NYT gets one right

November 6, 2007

There’s a joke that if George Bush announced the world is flat, tomorrow’s NYT headline would be something like “Politicians’ Views Differ on Shape of World.” The point isn’t about political bias so much as the report-only-the-facts position many newspapers take, which can be a huge turn-off.

Newspapers are facing real trouble today – I think for good reasons – and that’s generally something I welcome. But if I’m going to criticize newspapers, it’s only fair that I point out when they do something right, like this tremendous 3-part series on NY’s foster care system. This is serious, painstaking investigative journalism, something the blogosphere doesn’t do.