Posts Tagged: the paper of record

A Study in Contrasts

As hundreds line up for Michael Brown's funeral, the New York Times is running twinned profiles of twenty-eight-year-old Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and the unarmed eighteen-year-old he shot to death. This is how Wilson's begins: On the early afternoon of Feb. 28, 2013, Officer Darren Wilson answered a police call of a suspicious vehicle where, the police said, the occupants might have been making a drug transaction. After a struggle, Officer Wilson subdued the suspect and grabbed his car keys before help arrived, the police said.

A large amount of marijuana was found in the car, the police said, and the 28-year-old suspect now faces [...]


The Unbundling of the 'Times'

The last time that the New York Times tried to get people to pay just to watch Maureen Dowd getting high, it didn't go great? But it's seven years later, and things are different now; there are apps. With the launch of the dedicated NYT Opinion subscription and corresponding app—which follows NYT Now, its slimmed-down feed of supposedly just the things that matter—the unbundling is here. Much like iTunes broke the continuous unit of the album into its smallest atomic units, each one available for small, individual fees, it's now easy to see how the Times, a great big bundle of some three hundred [...]