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The New York Times Turns to Questlove in New Marketing Effort

The New York Times is launching an expansion of its latest marketing campaign, “Independent journalism for an independent life,” and has turned to the Oscar-winning bandleader of The Roots to front it. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will be the star of the new phase of the campaign, which will include placement in movie theaters for the […]

Kara Swisher to Exit N.Y. Times Next Month for Vox Media

Kara Swisher is returning to Vox Media. The technology writer and commentator will leave The New York Times, where she was a columnist and podcast host, next month as she plans to launch a new podcast with Vox Media. The new series will serve as a companion show to Pivot, the podcast Swisher hosts with Scott Galloway for Vox’s New York magazine. […]

‘Elon Musk’s Crash Course’ Director Talks Autopilot Safety Questions and Silicon Valley Promises

At a moment when there are no shortage of headlines about Elon Musk and his paused bid to take over Twitter, a new New York Times Presents documentary is attempting to refocus attention on the ongoing saga of Musk’s self-driving tech ambitions for Tesla, and safety questions that the company’s moves to realize that dream […]

Pulitzer Prizes Announced With Washington Post Winning for Jan. 6 Insurrection Coverage

The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, an attack on democracy that was a shocking start to a tumultuous year that also saw the end of the United States’ longest war, in Afghanistan. The Post‘s extensive reporting, published […]

‘New York Times Presents’ Doc Series to Investigate Elon Musk’s Tesla Self-Driving Tech Ambition

The New York Times Presents documentary series is digging into Elon Musk’s claims about Tesla’s self-driving technology. “Elon Musk’s Crash Course,” a new installment in the series that airs on FX, will investigate the effects of Musk’s aspirations for self-driving technology and Tesla’s Autopilot system, FX announced on Monday. The documentary will probe “how Autopilot […]

Joe Kahn Named the Next Editor of The New York Times

The New York Times has found its next executive editor. Joe Kahn will become the top editor for the news outlet, succeeding Dean Baquet, who will be stepping down from the role after eight years leading the Times newsroom. Kahn will start in his new role on June 14, the Times said Tuesday. Baquet, meanwhile, […]

John Zaritsky, Oscar-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 79

Veteran Canadian filmmaker John Zaritsky, who earned an Oscar in 1983 for best documentary feature for Just Another Missing Kid, has died. He was 79. Zaritsky died on March 30 due to heart failure at the Vancouver General hospital, according to his family. His prolific doc output included Men Don’t Cry: Prostate Cancer Stories, which he […]

BBC Resumes Reporting in Russia as N.Y. Times Exits

News outlets continue to grapple with Russia’s new “false news” law and its implications, even as they attempt to cover the country’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. On Tuesday, the BBC said it would resume English-language reporting in Russia “after careful deliberation.” “We will tell this crucial part of the story independently and impartially, adhering to […]

Could Jurors’ Smartphone Alerts Push an Appellate Court’s Buttons in Sarah Palin-N.Y. Times Defamation Fight?

The New York Times winning its defamation fight with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin isn’t necessarily unexpected. But, when you throw in a federal judge indicating he’d dismiss the case while the jury was still deliberating, modern technology that made several of the jurors aware of that decision before they reached a verdict and recent […]

The New York Times Buys Wordle

The New York Times has acquired the buzzy, popular word puzzle game Wordle for low seven figures, the company said Monday. Wordle will join the Times‘ other lineup of word games, including its iconic crossword puzzle, as well as Letter Boxed and Spelling Bee. Wordle will remain free to play, and no changes will be […]

Sarah Palin, N.Y. Times Defamation Trial Delayed After Palin Tests Positive for COVID

An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. The Republican’s positive test was announced in court just as jury selection was set to begin at a federal courthouse in New York City. Palin claims the Times […]

N.Y. Times Seals Deal to Buy The Athletic for $550M

The New York Times is making its biggest acquisition in years. The journalism giant is buying the digital sports outlet The Athletic in a deal valued at $550 million in cash. The company officially announced the deal Thursday afternoon. The Athletic, launched in 2016, has focused on local sports and other sports-related beats with a […]